Milton Keynes Crime Overview

Milton Keynes is the 67th safest small town in the South East, and the 311st safest overall out of the UK's small towns. The overall crime rate in Milton Keynes in 2020 was 46 crimes per 1,000 people.

The most common crimes in Milton Keynes are violence and sexual offences, with 145 offences during 2020, giving a crime rate of 19. This is 21% higher than 2019's figure of 115 offences and a difference of 3.91 from 2019's crime rate of 15. Milton Keynes's least common crime is other crime, with 2 offences recorded in 2020, the same as 2019's figure of 2 crimes.

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Summary of Crimes in Milton Keynes This Year

 Milton Keynes
CrimeCountRate
Anti-Social Behaviour384.95
Bicycle Theft151.96
Burglary192.48
Criminal Damage and Arson283.65
Drugs60.78
Other Crime20.26
Other Theft314.04
Possession of Weapons30.39
Public Order222.87
Shoplifting40.52
Theft From the Person50.65
Vehicle Crime699.00
Violence and Sexual Offences14518.90

Milton Keynes Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2017201820192020Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour7965.0Safer
Bicycle Theft1.80.781.32.0Getting worse
Burglary3.92.12.62.5Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson564.23.6Safer
Drugs1.61.41.30.78Safer
Other Crime0.52-0.260.26Safer
Other Theft913104.0Safer
Possession of Weapons0.13-0.650.39No change
Public Order0.131.83.12.9Getting worse
Shoplifting0.910.130.390.52Getting worse
Theft From the Person0.650.520.520.65Getting worse
Vehicle Crime99139Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences11151519Getting worse

Comparing Milton Keynes to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownsCrime RateRate Difference
Milton Keynes45.50-
Coventry71.5036% more dangerous
Sheffield73.9939% more dangerous
Kirklees74.2339% more dangerous
Croydon77.1841% more dangerous
Bradford79.1943% more dangerous
London80.7044% more dangerous
Birmingham89.0249% more dangerous
Bristol91.5750% more dangerous
Leeds91.9050% more dangerous
Leicester102.5156% more dangerous
Liverpool105.9457% more dangerous

Crime in Milton Keynes During Coronavirus Lockdowns

Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Milton Keynes change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in September, when Milton Keynes saw a 400% increase in violence and sexual offences. Milton Keynes saw a large fall in other theft during July, when it fell by 89% compared to July in 2019. Rates of other theft and vehicle crime both fell year-on-year for every month during Milton Keynes's lockdown.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctOct
Anti-Social Behaviour+33%-88%-+33%-80%+25%-57%+350%+67%
Bicycle Theft+200%------33%--
Burglary---+100%-20%+33%---
Criminal Damage and Arson+200%-57%-83%+200%-67%-+100%--33%
Other Theft-17%-80%-80%-63%-89%-20%-25%-33%-50%
Public Order---33%+100%+150%-+100%-50%-50%
Theft From the Person---------
Vehicle Crime-25%-67%-75%-20%-50%-25%-14%-25%-14%
Violence and Sexual Offences-+11%-30%+64%+58%-7%+400%+113%+17%

Milton Keynes's Population Centres

 Total CrimesCrime RateRate Difference from Milton Keynes
Bletchley and Fenny Stratford2,48513265% more dangerous
Bradwell7277640% more dangerous
Broughton347436% safer
Campbell Park1,3268043% more dangerous
Great Linford1,6418446% more dangerous
Kents Hill, Monkston and Brinklow5546530% more dangerous
Newport Pagnell7455010% more dangerous
Old Woughton443.21344% safer
Shenley Brook End1,3635212% more dangerous
Shenley Church End1,0986934% more dangerous
Stantonbury8287237% more dangerous
Stony Stratford5977841% more dangerous
Walton6775720% more dangerous
West Bletchley1,3315923% more dangerous
Wolverton and Greenleys1,1948647% more dangerous
Woughton on the Green1,92113767% more dangerous

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in Milton Keynes

What police force serves Milton Keynes?
Milton Keynes's local territorial police force is the Thames Valley Police.
How dangerous is Milton Keynes?
Milton Keynes is the 67th safest small town in the South East.
What is Milton Keynes's most common crime?
The most common crimes in Milton Keynes are violence and sexual offences.
What is the least common crime in Milton Keynes?
Milton Keynes's least common crime is other crime.

Last updated: 01 Mar 2021