Crime in Central Bedfordshire compared with crime in other similar areas

In the year ending December 2018, the crime rate in Central Bedfordshire was about the same as the average crime rate across similar areas.

The red and green lines show how far the crime rate would normally vary from the average. Central Bedfordshire lies between the red and green lines, so its crime rate is normal for the group.

How to interpret this chart

This chart compares the crime rate in your local area to the average crime rate across similar areas. It shows the total number of crimes over a twelve month period per thousand residents, for the crime type selected.

Where your area lies in relation to the red and green lines is more important than its rank among similar areas. If your area lies between the red and green lines, its crime rate is normal for the group. If your area lies above the red line, its crime rate is higher than normal for the group, and similarly, if your area lies below the green line, its crime rate is lower than normal.

The areas shown in this chart are those that have been assessed to be most similar to your own. However, the circumstances within these areas do still vary and these variations can have an impact on the crime rates observed.

Data bounds Crime rate
Upper bound 78.50
Most Similar Group average 69.64
Lower bound 61.78
Area Crime rate
Three Rivers 49.61
Aylesbury Vale 54.63
South Gloucestershire 58.27
North Hertfordshire 58.84
Central Bedfordshire 66.34
North Hampshire 69.22
Cherwell 70.31
Rugby 72.37
Charnwood 72.85
Dacorum 74.46
Tonbridge & Malling 75.03
Epping Forest 82.10
Maidstone 102.15

(Source: ONS)

Crime in Central Bedfordshire compared with crime in the Bedfordshire force area

In the year ending December 2018, the crime rate in Central Bedfordshire was lower than average for the Bedfordshire force area.

How to interpret this chart

This chart compares the crime rate in your local area to the average crime rate across the force area. It shows the total number of crimes over a twelve month period per thousand residents, for the crime type selected.

Area Crime rate
Force average 79.06
Central Bedfordshire 66.34
Bedford 89.48
Luton 99.65

(Source: ONS)

Crime changes over time in Central Bedfordshire and in the Bedfordshire force area

In the quarter ending December 2018, crime rates were:

  • up in Central Bedfordshire
  • up in the Bedfordshire force area

compared with the corresponding quarter in 2017.

How to interpret this chart

This chart shows how crime rates in your local area and police force area have changed over time. It also shows how the average crime rates in similar areas to your local area have changed over time.

The chart shows the quarterly crimes per thousand residents, for the crime type selected, over a three year period. Note that some crime types have distinct seasonal patterns and this should be borne in mind when viewing the chart.

Crime rate
Date Central Bedfordshire Most Similar Group average Bedfordshire Central Bedfordshire
December 2015 12.74 15.37 12.34
March 2016 12.52 15.63 12.05
June 2016 13.55 15.28 11.45
September 2016 13.92 16.45 12.36
December 2016 14.79 16.40 13.04
March 2017 14.72 16.23 12.66
June 2017 16.11 17.84 14.20
September 2017 16.23 16.94 13.15
December 2017 17.03 18.29 14.62
March 2018 16.24 17.87 13.97
June 2018 18.36 20.93 17.02
September 2018 18.32 21.96 17.17
December 2018 17.76 22.25 18.19

(Source: ONS)

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