Bedfordshire crime stats

January 2024

Most crimes, 19.6k crimes were violent crimes which is 32.8% of all crimes committed in the area. Violent crime rate is at 92% of national crime rate. Possession of weapons crime was the fastest growing crime and it increased by 18.2% over the last twelve months.Bedfordshire crime statistics
Crime categoryShare of all crimesRanking (52 counties)% of national crime rateCrime volume% annual change
Violent crime →32.8%14. lowest92%19.6k-1.8%
Antisocial behaviour crime →17.6%16. highest112%10.5k-8.1%
Vehicle crime →8.1%6. highest126%4.8k-6.3%
Other theft crime →7.7%13. highest95%4.6k-3.0%
Criminal damage and arson crime →7.6%20. lowest95%4.6k-1.5%
Public order crime →7.5%16. lowest93%4.5k-14.9%
Shoplifting crime →5.8%14. lowest82%3.4k16.3%
Burglary crime →4.0%22. highest91%2.4k-4.4%
Drugs crime →3.1%11. highest114%1.9k2.2%
Other crime →1.8%24. lowest98%1.1k-4.8%
Bicycle theft crime →1.1%19. highest100%675-23.8%
Possession of weapons crime →1.1%13. highest120%65518.2%
Robbery crime →0.9%12. highest69%539-7.2%
Theft from the person crime →0.9%14. highest43%52712.4%
Crime categoryShare of all crimesCrime rate ranking% of national crime rateCrime volume% annual change
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The category of "vehicle crime" is the highest ranking crime category when category crime rate is compared to the national average. "Vehicle crime" rate is at 126% of national crime rate which puts Bedfordshire on 6. position out of 52 England's and Wales' counties in this crime category. "Vehicle crime" makes up 8.1% of all crimes committed in the area. The total number of "vehicle crime" is 4.8k cases and has decreased by 6.3% when compared year-over-year in the period of January 2023 - December 2023.

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