Crime in Central Bedfordshire

Central Bedfordshire is the 35th safest county in England and Wales. The overall crime rate in Central Bedfordshire in 2020 was 48 crimes per 1,000 people, and the most common crimes were violence and sexual offences, which happened to roughly every 17 out of 1,000 residents.

Out of all of Central Bedfordshire's larger towns and cities, Dunstable is the most dangerous. The next most dangerous is Houghton Regis, and Sandy comes in as third most dangerous. There are safer parts of Central Bedfordshire, starting with Fairfield which ranks as the safest area in Central Bedfordshire, followed up by Stotfold in second place, and Ampthill in third place.

Crime Map of Central Bedfordshire

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Central Bedfordshire Crime Summary

CrimeCountRate
Anti-Social Behaviour5,61218.53
Bicycle Theft2330.77
Burglary1,0723.54
Criminal Damage and Arson1,5815.22
Drugs3261.08
Other Crime2830.93
Other Theft1,3514.46
Possession of Weapons540.18
Public Order1,5815.22
Robbery1530.51
Shoplifting9453.12
Theft From the Person830.27
Vehicle Crime1,7695.84
Violence and Sexual Offences5,11516.89

Central Bedfordshire's Population Centres

 Total CrimesCrime RateRate Difference from Central Bedfordshire
Ampthill2523062% safer
Biggleswade1,100515% more dangerous
Dunstable3,0107536% more dangerous
Fairfield655817% safer
Flitwick5674215% safer
Houghton Regis1,2416324% more dangerous
Leighton-Linslade2,2775310% more dangerous
Sandy7796222% more dangerous
Stotfold26421126% safer

Crime Trends in Central Bedfordshire

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2017201820192020Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour26211519Safer
Bicycle Theft1.11.61.30.77Safer
Burglary7863.5Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson7875Safer
Drugs0.540.940.881.1Getting worse
Other Crime0.501.10.960.93Getting worse
Other Theft6664.5Safer
Possession of Weapons0.280.300.290.18Safer
Public Order2.43.655Getting worse
Robbery0.580.610.770.51Safer
Shoplifting4.44.23.93.1Safer
Theft From the Person0.400.590.520.27Safer
Vehicle Crime71086Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences12151917Getting worse

Last updated: 18 Feb 2021