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Crime and Safety in Amersham

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Amersham is among the top 20 safest small towns in Buckinghamshire, and is the 63rd most dangerous overall out of Buckinghamshire's 216 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Amersham in 2021 was 52 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to Buckinghamshire's overall crime rate, coming in 38% lower than the Buckinghamshire rate of 72 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Amersham is the 363rd safest small town, and the 3,054th most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In November 2020, Amersham had the worst crime rate in Buckinghamshire for burglary, with 16 crimes reported and a crime rate of 1.0 per 1,000 inhabitants.

The most common crimes in Amersham are violence and sexual offences, with 286 offences during 2021, giving a crime rate of 19. This is 1.0% higher than 2020's figure of 283 offences and a difference of 0.20 from 2020's crime rate of 19. Amersham's least common crimes are possession of weapons, with 5 offences recorded in 2021, a decrease of 40% from 2020's figure of 7 crimes.

Amersham 2022 Crime Scorecard

Top 20 Safest

Small Towns, Buckinghamshire

39% lower, regional crime rate

South East

48% lower, national crime rate

England, Wales & NI

Local Crime in Context

As of 2022, the crime rate in Amersham is 39% lower than the South East and 48% lower than the England, Wales & Northern Ireland overall figure.

Amersham Crime Rate Over Time

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Amersham Crime Map

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

Last updated: 02 Jun, 2022

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Historical Crime Rates for Amersham

YearCrime Rate per
1,000 people
Total Crimes
202152788
202053802
201949748
201849741
201746707
201643648

Crime in Amersham Compared To Buckinghamshire

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Summary of Crimes in Amersham This Year

 AmershamBuckinghamshire 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour1006.577,6009.34 42% safer
Bicycle Theft80.537300.90 70% safer
Burglary352.302,0542.52 10% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson926.045,4476.70 11% safer
Drugs281.841,9252.37 29% safer
Other Crime140.921,0831.33 45% safer
Other Theft785.124,7855.88 15% safer
Possession of Weapons50.334340.53 61% safer
Public Order1097.167,9859.82 37% safer
Robbery50.333500.43 30% safer
Shoplifting553.612,3092.84 21% more dangerous
Theft From the Person130.857520.92 8% safer
Vehicle Crime603.944,4725.50 40% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences28618.7825,86931.80 69% safer

Amersham Compared to Nearby Small Towns)

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Great Missenden34635.8744% safer
Hazlemere34937.5138% safer
Chepping Wycombe61343.3519% safer
Wooburn51448.337% safer
Chalfont St. Peter66850.612.3% safer
Amersham78851.75-
Gerrards Cross43651.820.14% more dangerous
Marlow75152.050.58% more dangerous
Newport Pagnell77852.731.9% more dangerous
Buckingham81256.178% more dangerous
Princes Risborough44856.358% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Amersham

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Recent Crimes in Amersham

DateCrime TypeLocationOutcome
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Chichester RowInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022BurglaryOn or near Chestnut CourtInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Round Wood RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022ShopliftingOn or near Petrol StationLocal resolution
April 2022Other theftOn or near Berry Field ParkInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Bury FarmInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near HighmoorInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Longwood LaneUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Meadow DriveInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Highover ParkUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022BurglaryOn or near Salisbury CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Other theftOn or near Parking AreaInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near PondwicksInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Sheepfold LaneUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near HighmoorUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Theft from the personOn or near SupermarketInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Public orderOn or near PondwicksUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near The WorthiesInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Sycamore RoadOffender given a caution
April 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Chesham RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified

Amersham Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2018201920202021Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour9777 Safer
Bicycle Theft1.51.10.460.53 Safer
Burglary554.32.3 Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson664.96 Safer
Drugs0.921.92.01.8 Getting worse
Other Crime0.720.920.920.92 Getting worse
Other Theft7765 Safer
Possession of Weapons-0.790.460.33 Safer
Public Order1.83.34.07 Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.200.390.720.33 Getting worse
Shoplifting3.72.93.43.6 Getting worse
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)1.60.531.60.85 Safer
Vehicle Crime6663.9 Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences15131919 Getting 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 2021.

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

Comparing Amersham to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Amersham51.75-
Barnet67.0823% more dangerous
Croydon82.4837% more dangerous
Sheffield90.0543% more dangerous
Bristol90.5243% more dangerous
Coventry102.2449% more dangerous
Leicester111.5954% more dangerous
Liverpool123.0658% more dangerous
Birmingham129.6460% more dangerous
Bradford132.2861% more dangerous
Leeds150.9466% more dangerous

Crime in Amersham's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Old Amersham34545First

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 safest 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 crimes are possession of weapons.

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