Beaconsfield Crime Overview

Beaconsfield is among the top 10 most dangerous small towns in Buckinghamshire, and is the 26th most dangerous overall out of Buckinghamshire's 220 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Beaconsfield in 2020 was 64 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to Buckinghamshire's overall crime rate, coming in 0.90% lower than the Buckinghamshire rate of 64 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Beaconsfield is the 269th most dangerous small town, and the 1,834th most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In March 2020, Beaconsfield was the worst small town in Buckinghamshire for shoplifting, with 22 crimes reported and a crime rate of 1.7 per 1,000 inhabitants. October 2020 was also a bad month for Beaconsfield residents, when it was Buckinghamshire's most dangerous small town for vehicle crime, recording 17 crimes at a rate of 1.3 per 1,000 residents. Beaconsfield recorded 3 reports of bicycle theft during December 2019, making its crime rate of 0.24 the worst small town for bicycle theft in Buckinghamshire that month.

The most common crimes in Beaconsfield are violence and sexual offences, with 305 offences during 2020, giving a crime rate of 24. This is 20% higher than 2019's figure of 244 offences and a difference of 4.79 from 2019's crime rate of 19. Beaconsfield's least common crimes are possession of weapons, with 6 offences recorded in 2020, an increase of 67% from 2019's figure of 2 crimes.

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Summary of Crimes in Beaconsfield This Year

 BeaconsfieldBuckinghamshire 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour957.457,9129.7331% safer
Bicycle Theft80.638431.0465% safer
Burglary503.922,7283.3515% more dangerous
Criminal Damage and Arson806.275,5836.869% safer
Drugs221.732,1102.5950% safer
Other Crime171.331,2971.5920% safer
Other Theft1068.314,5295.5733% more dangerous
Possession of Weapons60.475750.7151% safer
Public Order534.164,0314.9619% safer
Robbery70.554300.533.6% more dangerous
Shoplifting655.102,3022.8345% more dangerous
Theft From the Person141.107710.9514% more dangerous
Vehicle Crime776.045,2586.467% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences30523.9221,68226.6511% safer

Crime in Beaconsfield Compared To Buckinghamshire

Beaconsfield Compared to Nearby Small Towns

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Amersham80252.6721% safer
Newport Pagnell79453.8118% safer
Shenley Church End91957.5710% safer
Campbell Park97758.808% safer
Marlow85459.197% safer
Beaconsfield81063.52-
West Bletchley1,44563.860.53% more dangerous
Chesham1,57468.247% more dangerous
Iver96979.5020% more dangerous
Woughton on the Green1,16183.0023% more dangerous
Denham824108.4841% more dangerous

Beaconsfield Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2017201820192020Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour12857Safer
Bicycle Theft1.31.72.80.63Safer
Burglary6553.9Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson6876Safer
Drugs1.20.391.41.7Getting worse
Other Crime0.861.21.11.3Getting worse
Other Theft1417118Safer
Possession of Weapons0.160.710.160.47Getting worse
Public Order1.22.73.54.2Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.160.471.20.55Safer
Shoplifting4.8575Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.940.941.41.1Getting worse
Vehicle Crime6896Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences13191924Getting worse

Changes In Beaconsfield's Crime Rates Over Time

Chart of CrimeRate.Front.Models.CombinedCityModel's crime rate trends over time

Comparing Beaconsfield to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Beaconsfield63.52-
Barnet67.716% more dangerous
Coventry77.4118% more dangerous
Croydon83.2224% more dangerous
Sheffield85.8126% more dangerous
Bristol86.2126% more dangerous
Leicester97.4435% more dangerous
Birmingham102.8738% more dangerous
Liverpool107.2841% more dangerous
Bradford133.0252% more dangerous
Leeds137.1054% more dangerous

Crime in Beaconsfield's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Beaconsfield Town80863First

Crime in Beaconsfield During Coronavirus Lockdowns

Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Beaconsfield change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in August, when Beaconsfield saw a 800% increase in anti-social behaviour. Beaconsfield saw a large fall in shoplifting during April, when it fell by 91% compared to April in 2019.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour-20%-83%-+71%+90%+800%-22%+40%+100%+267%
Bicycle Theft+200%--+100%-83%-----
Burglary-29%-33%-73%-29%+150%-50%-63%+67%-88%-75%
Criminal Damage and Arson-40%-43%-33%-56%+50%+33%+133%+200%-54%-
Drugs-50%+250%-+200%----33%--67%
Other Crime----+200%---+300%-
Other Theft-38%--63%-36%---36%+133%+9%-41%
Public Order--29%-33%+300%-64%+33%+40%+200%+200%-
Robbery---75%-------
Shoplifting+633%-91%-60%-25%-57%-89%-78%-38%+40%+50%
Theft From the Person+100%----+100%-67%--67%-33%
Vehicle Crime--73%-57%-38%-89%-67%-67%+89%+22%+57%
Violence and Sexual Offences+26%+58%-+35%-25%+65%-28%+33%+60%+100%

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in Beaconsfield

What police force serves Beaconsfield?
Beaconsfield's local territorial police force is the Thames Valley Police.
How dangerous is Beaconsfield?
Beaconsfield is among the top 10 most dangerous small towns in Buckinghamshire.
What is Beaconsfield's most common crime?
The most common crimes in Beaconsfield are violence and sexual offences.
What is the least common crime in Beaconsfield?
Beaconsfield's least common crimes are possession of weapons.

Last updated: 01 Apr 2021