Woughton on the Green Crime Overview

Woughton on the Green is the third most dangerous small town in Buckinghamshire, and is among the top 20 most dangerous overall out of Buckinghamshire's 220 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Woughton on the Green in 2020 was 83 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares poorly to Buckinghamshire's overall crime rate, coming in 23% higher than the Buckinghamshire rate of 64 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Woughton on the Green is the 111st most dangerous small town, and the 889th most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In March 2016, Woughton on the Green had the worst crime rate in Buckinghamshire for possession of weapons, with 5 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.36 per 1,000 inhabitants.

The most common crimes in Woughton on the Green are violence and sexual offences, with 594 offences during 2020, giving a crime rate of 42. This is 5% higher than 2019's figure of 563 offences and a difference of 2.21 from 2019's crime rate of 40. Woughton on the Green's least common crime is shoplifting, with 7 offences recorded in 2020, a decrease of 357% from 2019's figure of 32 crimes.

Compare Woughton on the Green to other towns and cities

See how Woughton on the Green shapes up compared to other locations around the country, including side-by-side comparisons of specific crime types, and separate charting of how Woughton on the Green and your comparison town's crime rates stack up against one another.

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Crime in Woughton on the Green Compared To Buckinghamshire

Summary of Crimes in Woughton on the Green This Year

 Woughton on the GreenBuckinghamshire 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour1289.157,9129.736% safer
Bicycle Theft171.228431.0415% more dangerous
Burglary453.222,7283.354.0% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson1208.585,5836.8620% more dangerous
Drugs352.502,1102.593.6% safer
Other Crime151.071,2971.5949% safer
Other Theft1027.294,5295.5724% more dangerous
Possession of Weapons120.865750.7117% more dangerous
Public Order1107.864,0314.9637% more dangerous
Robbery110.794300.5333% more dangerous
Shoplifting70.502,3022.83466% safer
Theft From the Person151.077710.9511% more dangerous
Vehicle Crime785.585,2586.4616% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences59442.4621,68226.6537% more dangerous

Woughton on the Green Compared to Nearby Small Towns

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Marlow85459.1940% safer
Beaconsfield81063.5231% safer
West Bletchley1,44563.8630% safer
Chesham1,57468.2422% safer
Iver96979.504.4% safer
Woughton on the Green1,16183.00-
Denham824108.4823% more dangerous
Bletchley and Fenny Stratford2,714143.9642% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Woughton on the Green

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Woughton on the Green Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2017201820192020Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour131199Safer
Bicycle Theft1.30.711.41.2Getting worse
Burglary3.93.83.43.2Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson10989Safer
Drugs1.61.92.02.5Getting worse
Other Crime1.21.91.41.1Safer
Other Theft10987Safer
Possession of Weapons1.11.10.790.86Safer
Public Order3.94.24.38Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.860.711.00.79Safer
Shoplifting4.61.92.30.50Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.861.10.711.1Getting worse
Vehicle Crime7886Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences29344042Getting 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 2020.

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

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

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Barnet67.7123% safer
Coventry77.417% safer
Woughton on the Green83.00-
Croydon83.220.26% more dangerous
Sheffield85.813.3% more dangerous
Bristol86.213.7% more dangerous
Leicester97.4415% more dangerous
Birmingham102.8719% more dangerous
Liverpool107.2823% more dangerous
Bradford133.0238% more dangerous
Leeds137.1039% more dangerous

Crime in Woughton on the Green's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Woughton & Woolstone52859First

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 June, when Woughton on the Green saw a 700% increase in public order. Woughton on the Green saw a large fall in shoplifting during July, when it fell by 86% compared to July in 2019.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour+25%+100%-+73%-55%-21%-35%-70%+80%-50%
Bicycle Theft-50%-50%---33%+200%----
Burglary-+100%+50%-71%-80%-17%+50%--25%-83%
Criminal Damage and Arson+67%+22%--38%-18%-30%-14%-31%+150%+20%
Drugs-67%-+200%-50%--50%-+100%-50%-25%
Other Crime--80%------50%--
Other Theft+129%-55%-36%-50%-28%-33%+17%-29%-11%+22%
Possession of Weapons+100%----+100%---67%-50%
Public Order+50%-29%-36%+700%+120%+400%+400%+125%+250%+13%
Robbery---67%-------50%
Shoplifting--83%---86%-----
Theft From the Person-----33%--50%---
Vehicle Crime-29%-22%-60%-20%-25%-73%+13%-60%--40%
Violence and Sexual Offences+19%-14%-15%+12%+15%+26%+67%-46%-16%+31%

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 third 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 shoplifting.

Last updated: 07 May 2021