Amersham Crime Overview

Amersham is among the top 20 most dangerous small towns in Buckinghamshire, and is the 46th most dangerous overall out of Buckinghamshire's 220 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Amersham in 2020 was 53 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to Buckinghamshire's overall crime rate, coming in 22% lower than the Buckinghamshire rate of 64 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Amersham is the 405th most dangerous small town, and the 2,737th most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In November 2020, Amersham was the worst small town in Buckinghamshire for burglary, with 16 crimes reported and a crime rate of 1.0 per 1,000 inhabitants. July 2020 was also a bad month for Amersham residents, when it was Buckinghamshire's most dangerous small town for drugs, recording 7 crimes at a rate of 0.46 per 1,000 residents. Amersham recorded 4 reports of robbery during November 2020, making its crime rate of 0.26 the worst small town for robbery in Buckinghamshire that month.

The most common crimes in Amersham are violence and sexual offences, with 283 offences during 2020, giving a crime rate of 19. This is 29% higher than 2019's figure of 202 offences and a difference of 5.31 from 2019's crime rate of 13. Amersham's least common crime is bicycle theft, with 7 offences recorded in 2020, a decrease of 143% from 2019's figure of 17 crimes.

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Crime in Amersham Compared To Buckinghamshire

Summary of Crimes in Amersham This Year

 AmershamBuckinghamshire 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour1026.707,9129.7345% safer
Bicycle Theft70.468431.04126% safer
Burglary664.332,7283.3523% more dangerous
Criminal Damage and Arson754.935,5836.8639% safer
Drugs301.972,1102.5931% safer
Other Crime140.921,2971.5973% safer
Other Theft865.654,5295.571.4% more dangerous
Possession of Weapons70.465750.7154% safer
Public Order614.014,0314.9624% safer
Robbery110.724300.5326% more dangerous
Shoplifting523.412,3022.8317% more dangerous
Theft From the Person241.587710.9540% more dangerous
Vehicle Crime865.655,2586.4614% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences28318.5821,68226.6543% safer

Amersham Compared to Nearby Small Towns

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Buckingham67346.5513% safer
Stantonbury54547.2911% safer
Princes Risborough38348.179% safer
Wolverton and Greenleys69449.975% safer
Great Linford97750.025% safer
Amersham80252.67-
Newport Pagnell79453.812.1% more dangerous
Shenley Church End91957.579% more dangerous
Campbell Park97758.8010% more dangerous
Marlow85459.1911% more dangerous
Beaconsfield81063.5217% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Amersham

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Amersham Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2017201820192020Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour17977Safer
Bicycle Theft1.31.51.10.46Safer
Burglary5.0554.3Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson8664.9Safer
Drugs0.920.921.92.0Getting worse
Other Crime0.790.720.920.92Getting worse
Other Theft8776Safer
Possession of Weapons0.13-0.790.46No change
Public Order1.41.83.34.0Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.330.200.390.72Getting worse
Shoplifting3.83.72.93.4Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)1.11.60.531.6Getting worse
Vehicle Crime3.4666Getting worse
Violence and Sexual Offences12151319Getting worse

Changes In Amersham's Crime Rates Over Time

Offences in Amersham's Green Spaces

We only display green spaces in Amersham that are named, and have had crimes recorded within their boundaries during 2020.

NameASBDrugsPublic OrderRobberyVSOAll OthersCrimes per Hectare
Barn Meadow Recreation Ground-----10.36

Comparing Amersham to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Amersham52.67-
Barnet67.7122% more dangerous
Coventry77.4132% more dangerous
Croydon83.2237% more dangerous
Sheffield85.8139% more dangerous
Bristol86.2139% more dangerous
Leicester97.4446% more dangerous
Birmingham102.8749% more dangerous
Liverpool107.2851% more dangerous
Bradford133.0260% more dangerous
Leeds137.1062% more dangerous

Crime in Amersham's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Old Amersham38651First

Crime in Amersham During Coronavirus Lockdowns

Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Amersham change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in October, when Amersham saw a 600% increase in shoplifting. Amersham saw a large fall in burglary during April, when it fell by 90% compared to April in 2019.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour-50%-14%+13%-44%-6%+50%-64%+22%+43%-
Bicycle Theft-----60%---33%--
Burglary-67%-90%-30%-25%-+40%+125%-25%+300%-67%
Criminal Damage and Arson-22%--53%+50%-27%+75%+20%-63%-60%+250%
Drugs+67%---+250%-33%--50%-60%-63%
Other Crime---33%-------
Other Theft-19%-85%-42%-40%-27%+200%+17%+17%-22%+50%
Possession of Weapons---50%---+100%---
Public Order+33%--+100%+250%-20%-17%+150%-50%+250%
Robbery----------
Shoplifting+33%+20%-67%+33%+33%-20%-+600%-40%-50%
Theft From the Person------+100%-+200%-
Vehicle Crime-29%-33%+14%+14%-58%-57%+50%--33%-8%
Violence and Sexual Offences+64%+42%+60%+189%+48%+20%+35%+33%-33%+27%

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in Amersham

What police force serves Amersham?
Amersham's local territorial police force is the Thames Valley Police.
How dangerous is Amersham?
Amersham is among the top 20 most dangerous small towns in Buckinghamshire.
What is Amersham's most common crime?
The most common crimes in Amersham are violence and sexual offences.
What is the least common crime in Amersham?
Amersham's least common crime is bicycle theft.

Last updated: 07 May 2021