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Crime and Safety in Brackley

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Brackley is the safest small town in Northamptonshire, and is the 107th most dangerous overall out of Northamptonshire's 261 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Brackley in 2021 was 40 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to Northamptonshire's overall crime rate, coming in 104% lower than the Northamptonshire rate of 81 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Brackley is the 194th safest small town, and the 4,747th most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In April 2021, Brackley was the worst SmallTown.ToInlineText() in Northamptonshire for burglary, with 4 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.26 per 1,000 inhabitants. February 2021 was also a bad month for Brackley residents, when it was Northamptonshire's most dangerous SmallTown.ToInlineText() for drugs, recording 3 crimes at a rate of 0.20 per 1,000 residents. Brackley recorded 1 report of bicycle theft during April 2021, making its crime rate of 0.07 the worst SmallTown.ToInlineText() for bicycle theft in Northamptonshire that month.

The most common crimes in Brackley are violence and sexual offences, with 328 offences during 2021, giving a crime rate of 21. This is 17% higher than 2020's figure of 271 offences and a difference of 3.72 from 2020's crime rate of 18. Brackley's least common crime is bicycle theft, with 3 offences recorded in 2021, an increase of 33% from 2020's figure of 2 crimes.

Brackley 2022 Crime Scorecard

Safest

Small Towns, Northamptonshire

105% lower, regional crime rate

East Midlands

84% lower, national crime rate

England, Wales & NI

Local Crime in Context

As of 2022, the crime rate in Brackley is 105% lower than the East Midlands and 84% lower than the England, Wales & Northern Ireland overall figure.

Brackley Crime Rate Over Time

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

Last updated: 11 May, 2022

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Historical Crime Rates for Brackley

YearCrime Rate per
1,000 people
Total Crimes
202140607
202038575
201939603
201835541
201731476
201636550

Crime in Brackley Compared To Northamptonshire

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Summary of Crimes in Brackley This Year

 BrackleyNorthamptonshire 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour1459.4716,09721.39 126% safer
Bicycle Theft30.206130.81 305% safer
Burglary251.632,8113.74 129% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson452.946,0188.00 172% safer
Drugs130.851,9592.60 206% safer
Other Crime80.521,4281.90 265% safer
Other Theft291.894,5666.07 221% safer
Possession of Weapons80.527491.00 92% safer
Public Order563.665,3847.15 95% safer
Robbery40.266980.93 258% safer
Shoplifting362.352,8213.75 60% safer
Theft From the Person30.203010.40 100% safer
Vehicle Crime493.203,4494.58 43% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences32821.4229,96639.82 86% safer

Brackley Compared to Nearby Small Towns)

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Brackley60739.63-
Wootton73442.407% more dangerous
Towcester50748.0418% more dangerous
Higham Ferrers46551.5823% more dangerous
Raunds51355.9729% more dangerous
Duston90056.4930% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Brackley

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Recent Crimes in Brackley

DateCrime TypeLocationOutcome
March 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Dale CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Brasenose DriveInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Candleford CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Public orderOn or near Sports/Recreation AreaUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Oxford RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022DrugsOn or near Mill LaneLocal resolution
March 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Beech DriveInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Balmoral DriveInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Waynflete CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Bicycle theftOn or near Spencer GardensInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Public orderOn or near Turweston RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Churchill WayInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near St Annes CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022ShopliftingOn or near SupermarketInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Market PlaceInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Robin RideUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near St Annes CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022BurglaryOn or near Cedar CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022ShopliftingOn or near Turweston RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022BurglaryOn or near SupermarketInvestigation complete; no suspect identified

Brackley Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2018201920202021Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour1210189 Safer
Bicycle Theft0.130.070.130.20 Getting worse
Burglary3.72.62.41.6 Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson2.93.83.12.9 Safer
Drugs0.590.391.00.85 Getting worse
Other Crime0.590.330.910.52 Getting worse
Other Theft3.952.61.9 Safer
Possession of Weapons-0.070.070.52 Getting worse
Public Order0.651.93.83.7 Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.260.200.130.26 Getting worse
Shoplifting2.63.82.22.4 Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.330.26-0.20 Safer
Vehicle Crime763.53.2 Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences13151821 Getting worse

Changes In Brackley's Crime Rates Over Time

Comparing Brackley to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Brackley39.63-
Coventry39.930.75% more dangerous
Birmingham49.6020% more dangerous
Barnet67.0841% more dangerous
Croydon82.4852% more dangerous
Sheffield90.0356% more dangerous
Bristol90.5256% more dangerous
Leicester111.5964% more dangerous
Liverpool123.0668% more dangerous
Bradford132.2870% more dangerous
Leeds150.9474% more dangerous

Crime in Brackley's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Brackley North24926Second
Brackley South35863First

Crime in Brackley During Coronavirus Lockdowns

Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Brackley change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in August, when Brackley saw a 900% increase in public order. Brackley saw a large fall in vehicle crime during July, when it fell by 92% compared to July in 2019.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour-38%+105%+160%+209%+120%+72%+12%+180%+60%+38%
Bicycle Theft----------
Burglary+33%+300%+33%-33%-80%--50%--40%-75%
Criminal Damage and Arson-50%-75%+133%-67%+200%+40%-63%-43%-38%-50%
Drugs-+100%-+200%------
Other Crime----50%------
Other Theft-50%-50%-+25%-50%-85%-13%-60%-60%-75%
Public Order-+100%-50%+33%+300%+900%-+67%+200%+25%
Shoplifting-82%-73%-60%-40%-67%-67%+200%+133%+150%+50%
Vehicle Crime-56%+50%-83%--92%--13%-70%-43%+125%
Violence and Sexual Offences+9%-22%+86%+5%+19%+17%+14%+60%+22%+19%

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in Brackley

What police force serves Brackley?
Brackley's local territorial police force is the Northamptonshire Police.

How dangerous is Brackley?
Brackley is the safest small town in Northamptonshire.

What is Brackley's most common crime?
The most common crimes in Brackley are violence and sexual offences.

What is the least common crime in Brackley?
Brackley's least common crime is bicycle theft.

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