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Crime and Safety in Woughton on the Green

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Woughton on the Green is the most dangerous small towns in Buckinghamshire, and is among the top 5 most dangerous overall out of Buckinghamshire's 216 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Woughton on the Green in 2021 was 172 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares poorly to Buckinghamshire's overall crime rate, coming in 58% higher than the Buckinghamshire rate of 72 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Woughton on the Green is among the top 10 most dangerous small town, and the 108th most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In September 2021, Woughton on the Green had the worst crime rate in Buckinghamshire for robbery, with 7 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.50 per 1,000 inhabitants. March 2021 was also a bad month for Woughton on the Green residents, when it was Buckinghamshire's most dangerous area for theft from the person, recording 5 crimes at a rate of 0.36 per 1,000 residents. Woughton on the Green recorded 5 reports of possession of weapons during May 2017, making its crime rate of 0.36 the worst for possession of weapons in Buckinghamshire that month.

The most common crimes in Woughton on the Green are violence and sexual offences, with 1,253 offences during 2021, giving a crime rate of 90. This is 12% higher than 2020's figure of 1,100 offences and a difference of 10.94 from 2020's crime rate of 79. Woughton on the Green's least common crime is bicycle theft, with 14 offences recorded in 2021, a decrease of 129% from 2020's figure of 32 crimes.

Woughton on the Green 2022 Crime Scorecard

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Small Towns, Buckinghamshire

58% higher, regional crime rate

South East

55% higher, national crime rate

England, Wales & NI

Local Crime in Context

As of 2022, the crime rate in Woughton on the Green is 58% higher than the South East and 55% higher than the England, Wales & Northern Ireland overall figure.

Woughton on the Green Crime Rate Over Time

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Woughton on the Green Crime Map

Incidents mapped in Woughton on the Green represent the time frame between May 2019 and April 2022. Each point on the map represents an area where crimes have been recorded locally.

Last updated: 02 Jun, 2022

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Historical Crime Rates for Woughton on the Green

YearCrime Rate per
1,000 people
Total Crimes
20211722,402
20201532,135
20191552,166
20181401,960
20171311,834
20161131,574

Crime in Woughton on the Green Compared To Buckinghamshire

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Summary of Crimes in Woughton on the Green This Year

 Woughton on the GreenBuckinghamshire 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour19313.807,6009.34 32% more dangerous
Bicycle Theft141.007300.90 10% more dangerous
Burglary523.722,0542.52 32% more dangerous
Criminal Damage and Arson22716.235,4476.70 59% more dangerous
Drugs785.581,9252.37 58% more dangerous
Other Crime433.071,0831.33 57% more dangerous
Other Theft16812.014,7855.88 51% more dangerous
Possession of Weapons231.644340.53 68% more dangerous
Public Order33724.097,9859.82 59% more dangerous
Robbery231.643500.43 74% more dangerous
Shoplifting533.792,3092.84 25% more dangerous
Theft From the Person392.797520.92 67% more dangerous
Vehicle Crime926.584,4725.50 16% more dangerous
Violence and Sexual Offences1,25389.5825,86931.80 65% more dangerous

Woughton on the Green Compared to Nearby Small Towns)

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Stantonbury99286.07100% safer
Denham771101.5069% safer
Campbell Park1,722103.6366% safer
Wolverton and Greenleys1,588114.3450% safer
Bletchley and Fenny Stratford3,131166.083.4% safer
Woughton on the Green2,402171.72-

Crime Over Time in Woughton on the Green

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Recent Crimes in Woughton on the Green

DateCrime TypeLocationOutcome
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Pedestrian SubwayInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Bicycle theftOn or near HattonInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near FoxtonUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Pedestrian SubwayInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near AbbotsfieldInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Public orderOn or near SupermarketInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Nixons CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022BurglaryOn or near BroadwaterInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Pedestrian SubwayInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Pedestrian SubwayInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022DrugsOn or near GrovewayLocal resolution
April 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Buckland DriveInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Golden DriveFurther investigation is not in the public interest
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Harrier CourtInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Pedestrian SubwayInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Public orderOn or near DodkinUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Langland RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near BeadlemeadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Langland RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Pedestrian SubwayInvestigation complete; no suspect identified

Woughton on the Green Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2018201920202021Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour22201714 Safer
Bicycle Theft2.63.02.31.0 Safer
Burglary9653.7 Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson18181716 Safer
Drugs3.43.54.76 Getting worse
Other Crime2.82.62.13.1 Getting worse
Other Theft15151112 Safer
Possession of Weapons1.91.71.61.6 Safer
Public Order791224 Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)1.31.51.91.6 Getting worse
Shoplifting593.73.8 Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)1.61.41.92.8 Getting worse
Vehicle Crime1313107 Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences60727990 Getting worse

Changes In Woughton on the Green's Crime Rates Over Time

Offences in Woughton on the Green's Green Spaces

We only display green spaces in Woughton on the Green that are named, and have had crimes recorded within their boundaries during 2021.

NameASBDrugsPublic OrderRobberyVSOAll OthersCrimes per Hectare
Walton Lake1----00.03

Comparing Woughton on the Green to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Barnet67.08156% safer
Croydon82.48108% safer
Sheffield90.0591% safer
Bristol90.5290% safer
Coventry102.2468% safer
Leicester111.5954% safer
Liverpool123.0640% safer
Birmingham129.6432% safer
Bradford132.2830% safer
Leeds150.9414% safer
Woughton on the Green171.72-

Crime in Woughton on the Green's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Woughton & Woolstone62470First

Crime in Woughton on the Green During Coronavirus Lockdowns

Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Woughton on the Green change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in August, when Woughton on the Green saw a 300% increase in bicycle theft. Woughton on the Green saw a large fall in shoplifting during July, when it fell by 94% compared to July in 2019. Shoplifting saw a fall in every month of Woughton on the Green's lockdown.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour-29%+48%+18%+10%-62%-24%-34%-40%+14%-39%
Bicycle Theft-67%-50%-33%-33%-20%+300%-60%+50%-67%-50%
Burglary-17%+60%+33%-83%-25%-29%-40%-45%-57%-92%
Criminal Damage and Arson+24%-24%+8%-5%-31%-38%-11%-24%+35%-29%
Drugs-17%-71%+150%-25%+300%-38%-+100%+167%-20%
Other Crime-20%-88%+200%+25%--+50%-60%-33%+50%
Other Theft+43%-56%-29%-59%-36%-46%+23%-43%-14%-21%
Possession of Weapons----33%-67%+200%---40%-33%
Public Order+30%-50%-50%+86%+6%+163%+200%+167%+214%-7%
Robbery---50%-+50%--+100%-50%-50%
Shoplifting--50%-50%-94%-94%-75%-58%-40%-82%-75%
Theft From the Person+50%----33%+300%+50%---
Vehicle Crime-42%--82%-25%--74%+36%-70%-50%-19%
Violence and Sexual Offences+26%-16%-+1%+17%+26%+35%-22%-+10%

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in Woughton on the Green

What police force serves Woughton on the Green?
Woughton on the Green's local territorial police force is the Thames Valley Police.

How dangerous is Woughton on the Green?
Woughton on the Green is the most dangerous small town in Buckinghamshire.

What is Woughton on the Green's most common crime?
The most common crimes in Woughton on the Green are violence and sexual offences.

What is the least common crime in Woughton on the Green?
Woughton on the Green's least common crime is bicycle theft.

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