Broughton Crime Overview

Broughton is the third safest small town in Buckinghamshire, and is the 50th safest overall out of Buckinghamshire's 220 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Broughton in 2020 was 21 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to Buckinghamshire's overall crime rate, coming in 204% lower than the Buckinghamshire rate of 64 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Broughton is the 43rd safest small town, and the 2,935th safest location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

The most common crimes in Broughton are violence and sexual offences, with 79 offences during 2020, giving a crime rate of 10. This is 30% higher than 2019's figure of 55 offences and a difference of 2.96 from 2019's crime rate of 7. Broughton's least common crime is robbery, with 2 offences recorded in 2020, the same as 2019's figure of 2 crimes.

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Crime in Broughton Compared To Buckinghamshire

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Summary of Crimes in Broughton This Year

 BroughtonBuckinghamshire 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour253.087,9129.73216% safer
Bicycle Theft40.498431.04112% safer
Burglary40.492,7283.35584% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson192.345,5836.86193% safer
Drugs30.372,1102.59600% safer
Other Crime70.861,2971.5985% safer
Other Theft91.114,5295.57402% safer
Possession of Weapons40.495750.7145% safer
Public Order121.484,0314.96235% safer
Robbery20.254300.53112% safer
Shoplifting30.372,3022.83665% safer
Theft From the Person30.377710.95157% safer
Vehicle Crime222.715,2586.46138% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences799.7321,68226.65174% safer

Broughton Compared to Nearby Small Towns

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Hazlemere16017.2022% safer
Hughenden14217.5720% safer
Broughton17121.06-
Chepping Wycombe39427.8624% more dangerous
Bradwell28529.9430% more dangerous
Walton37731.5533% more dangerous
Great Missenden35336.5942% more dangerous
Burnham48440.4948% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Broughton

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Recent Crimes in Broughton

DateCrime TypeLocationOutcome
August 2021Criminal damage and arsonOn or near London RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
August 2021Other theftOn or near London RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
August 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near London RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
August 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near GrosmontUnable to prosecute suspect
August 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near GrosmontUnable to prosecute suspect
August 2021Other theftOn or near Somerset WalkInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
August 2021Vehicle crimeOn or near Somerset WalkInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
August 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Somerset WalkUnable to prosecute suspect
August 2021Criminal damage and arsonOn or near AshoverInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
July 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near AshoverUnable to prosecute suspect
July 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near AshoverUnable to prosecute suspect
July 2021Other theftOn or near AmbergateInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
July 2021Criminal damage and arsonOn or near SwithlandUnable to prosecute suspect
July 2021Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Somerset WalkInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
July 2021Public orderOn or near Somerset WalkInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
July 2021Public orderOn or near Somerset WalkInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
July 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Somerset WalkUnable to prosecute suspect
July 2021Public orderOn or near Littlestone GateAction to be taken by another organisation
July 2021Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Dean Forest WayInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
July 2021Vehicle crimeOn or near Dean Forest WayInvestigation complete; no suspect identified

Broughton Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2017201820192020Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour3.72.01.73.1Getting worse
Bicycle Theft0.250.120.370.49Getting worse
Burglary2.31.50.990.49Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson0.860.991.82.3Getting worse
Drugs0.120.250.370.37Getting worse
Other Crime0.120.25-0.86Getting worse
Other Theft2.11.72.11.1Safer
Possession of Weapons0.12--0.49Getting worse
Public Order0.490.490.621.5Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)--0.250.25No change
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.120.120.250.37Getting worse
Vehicle Crime1.81.62.72.7Getting worse
Violence and Sexual Offences3.36710Getting worse

Changes In Broughton's Crime Rates Over Time

Comparing Broughton to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Broughton21.06-
Barnet67.7169% more dangerous
Coventry77.4173% more dangerous
Croydon83.2275% more dangerous
Sheffield85.8175% more dangerous
Bristol86.2176% more dangerous
Leicester97.4478% more dangerous
Birmingham102.8780% more dangerous
Liverpool107.2880% more dangerous
Bradford133.0284% more dangerous
Leeds137.1085% more dangerous

Crime in Broughton During Coronavirus Lockdowns

Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Broughton change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in March, when Broughton saw a 400% increase in criminal damage and arson. Broughton saw a large fall in violence and sexual offences during November, when it fell by 75% compared to November in 2019.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour-50%-----+150%---50%
Bicycle Theft----+100%-----
Burglary-----50%-----
Criminal Damage and Arson+400%-----33%---33%+33%
Drugs----------
Other Theft-60%----+100%----67%
Public Order----------
Vehicle Crime-----67%+200%-50%--25%+50%
Violence and Sexual Offences+150%+150%+60%-50%+140%-+100%--75%+29%

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in Broughton

What police force serves Broughton?
Broughton's local territorial police force is the Thames Valley Police.
How dangerous is Broughton?
Broughton is the third safest small town in Buckinghamshire.
What is Broughton's most common crime?
The most common crimes in Broughton are violence and sexual offences.
What is the least common crime in Broughton?
Broughton's least common crime is robbery (inc. mugging).

Last updated: 05 Oct 2021