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Crime and Safety in Beaconsfield

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Beaconsfield is among the top 20 most dangerous small towns in Buckinghamshire, and is the 32nd most dangerous overall out of Buckinghamshire's 216 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Beaconsfield in 2021 was 70 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to Buckinghamshire's overall crime rate, coming in 2.3% lower than the Buckinghamshire rate of 72 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Beaconsfield is the 253rd most dangerous small town, and the 1,544th 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. April 2019 was also a bad month for Beaconsfield residents, when it was Buckinghamshire's most dangerous small town for bicycle theft, recording 5 crimes at a rate of 0.39 per 1,000 residents. Beaconsfield recorded 19 reports of other theft during January 2017, making its crime rate of 1.5 the worst small town for other theft in Buckinghamshire that month.

The most common crimes in Beaconsfield are violence and sexual offences, with 361 offences during 2021, giving a crime rate of 28. This is 16% higher than 2020's figure of 305 offences and a difference of 4.39 from 2020's crime rate of 24. Beaconsfield's least common crimes are possession of weapons, with 4 offences recorded in 2021, a decrease of 50% from 2020's figure of 6 crimes.

Beaconsfield 2022 Crime Scorecard

Top 20 Most Dangerous

Small Towns, Buckinghamshire

2.8% lower, regional crime rate

South East

9% lower, national crime rate

England, Wales & NI

Local Crime in Context

As of 2022, the crime rate in Beaconsfield is 2.8% lower than the South East and 9% lower than the England, Wales & Northern Ireland overall figure.

Beaconsfield Crime Rate Over Time

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Beaconsfield Crime Map

Incidents mapped in Beaconsfield 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 Beaconsfield

YearCrime Rate per
1,000 people
Total Crimes
202170892
202064810
201970888
201870897
201755699
201657733

Crime in Beaconsfield Compared To Buckinghamshire

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Summary of Crimes in Beaconsfield This Year

 BeaconsfieldBuckinghamshire 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour866.747,6009.34 39% safer
Bicycle Theft90.717300.90 27% safer
Burglary312.432,0542.52 3.7% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson866.745,4476.70 0.59% more dangerous
Drugs231.801,9252.37 32% safer
Other Crime100.781,0831.33 71% safer
Other Theft846.594,7855.88 11% more dangerous
Possession of Weapons40.314340.53 71% safer
Public Order1199.337,9859.82 5% safer
Robbery70.553500.43 22% more dangerous
Shoplifting473.692,3092.84 23% more dangerous
Theft From the Person141.107520.92 16% more dangerous
Vehicle Crime977.614,4725.50 28% more dangerous
Violence and Sexual Offences36128.3125,86931.80 12% safer

Beaconsfield Compared to Nearby Small Towns)

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Buckingham81256.1725% safer
Princes Risborough44856.3524% safer
Wendover49057.5222% safer
Chesham1,51465.647% safer
Walton80467.274.0% safer
Beaconsfield89269.95-
West Bletchley1,59870.620.95% more dangerous
Shenley Church End1,17673.675% more dangerous
Kents Hill, Monkston and Brinklow72285.0618% more dangerous
Iver1,03785.0818% more dangerous
Bradwell81185.2018% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Beaconsfield

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Recent Crimes in Beaconsfield

DateCrime TypeLocationOutcome
April 2022Public orderOn or near Old Town CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Disraeli ParkInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Candlemas MeadUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022ShopliftingOn or near Petrol StationUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near CalumetUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022ShopliftingOn or near SupermarketUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Other theftOn or near Petrol StationUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022ShopliftingOn or near SupermarketUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Shopping AreaInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Maxwell RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Beacon CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Theft from the personOn or near Old Lodge DriveInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Candlemas MeadUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Public orderOn or near Garvin AvenueInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Other theftOn or near Petrol StationInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near One Tree LaneInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022ShopliftingOn or near Shopping AreaUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Maxwell RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Other theftOn or near Petrol StationUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Wavell RoadUnable to prosecute suspect

Beaconsfield Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2018201920202021Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour8577 Safer
Bicycle Theft1.72.80.630.71 Safer
Burglary553.92.4 Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson8767 Getting worse
Drugs0.391.41.71.8 Getting worse
Other Crime1.21.11.30.78 Safer
Other Theft171187 Safer
Possession of Weapons0.710.160.470.31 Safer
Public Order2.73.54.29 Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.471.20.550.55 Safer
Shoplifting5753.7 Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.941.41.11.1 Getting worse
Vehicle Crime8968 Getting worse
Violence and Sexual Offences19192428 Getting worse

Changes In Beaconsfield's Crime Rates Over Time

Comparing Beaconsfield to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Barnet67.084.3% safer
Beaconsfield69.95-
Croydon82.4815% more dangerous
Sheffield90.0522% more dangerous
Bristol90.5223% more dangerous
Coventry102.2432% more dangerous
Leicester111.5937% more dangerous
Liverpool123.0643% more dangerous
Birmingham129.6446% more dangerous
Bradford132.2847% more dangerous
Leeds150.9454% more dangerous

Crime in Beaconsfield's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Beaconsfield Town89070First

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 20 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.

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