Bedfordshire crime stats

March 2024

Most crimes, 19.8k crimes were violent crimes which is 32.9% of all crimes committed in the area. Violent crime rate is at 93% of national crime rate. Shoplifting crime was the fastest growing crime and it increased by 25.1% over the last twelve months.Bedfordshire crime statistics
Crime categoryShare of all crimesRanking (52 counties)% of national crime rateCrime volume% annual change
Violent crime →32.9%16. lowest93%19.8k-1.7%
Antisocial behaviour crime →17.4%15. highest110%10.5k-7.0%
Vehicle crime →8.2%6. highest132%4.9k-3.3%
Criminal damage and arson crime →7.6%24. lowest96%4.6k-0.0%
Other theft crime →7.6%13. highest96%4.6k-6.3%
Public order crime →7.4%25. lowest95%4.5k-15.6%
Shoplifting crime →6.2%16. lowest87%3.8k25.1%
Burglary crime →4.0%21. highest93%2.4k-2.6%
Drugs crime →3.0%13. highest110%1.8k-1.5%
Other crime →1.8%26. lowest100%1.1k0.3%
Bicycle theft crime →1.1%18. highest100%662-25.6%
Possession of weapons crime →1.1%16. highest118%6508.9%
Theft from the person crime →0.9%14. highest45%5337.2%
Robbery crime →0.9%11. highest69%523-12.0%
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 132% 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 8.2% of all crimes committed in the area. The total number of "vehicle crime" is 4.9k cases and has decreased by 3.3% when compared year-over-year in the period of March 2023 - February 2024.

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