Buckingham is among the top 20 safest small towns in Buckinghamshire, and is the 51st most dangerous overall out of Buckinghamshire's 217 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Buckingham in 2021 was 56 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to Buckinghamshire's overall crime rate, coming in 27% lower than the Buckinghamshire rate of 72 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Buckingham is the 401st most dangerous small town, and the 2,537th most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.
In December 2021, Buckingham was the worst SmallTown.ToInlineText() in Buckinghamshire for theft from the person, with 4 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.28 per 1,000 inhabitants. February 2017 was also a bad month for Buckingham residents, when it was Buckinghamshire's most dangerous SmallTown.ToInlineText() for other crime, recording 5 crimes at a rate of 0.35 per 1,000 residents. Buckingham recorded 4 reports of possession of weapons during December 2017, making its crime rate of 0.28 the worst SmallTown.ToInlineText() for possession of weapons in Buckinghamshire that month.
The most common crimes in Buckingham are violence and sexual offences, with 374 offences during 2021, giving a crime rate of 26. This is 18% higher than 2020's figure of 305 offences and a difference of 4.77 from 2020's crime rate of 21. Buckingham's least common crime is bicycle theft, with 1 offence recorded in 2021, a decrease of 200% from 2020's figure of 3 crimes.
Top 20 Safest
Small Towns, Buckinghamshire
28% lower, regional crime rate
30% lower, national crime rate
England, Wales & NI
As of 2022, the crime rate in Buckingham is 28% lower than the South East and 30% lower than the England, Wales & Northern Ireland overall figure.
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Incidents mapped in Buckingham represent the time frame between April 2019 and March 2022. Each point on the map represents an area where crimes have been recorded locally.
Last updated: 11 May, 2022
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Last updated: 11 May, 2022
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|Year||Crime Rate per|
|Anti-Social Behaviour||114||7.89||7,600||9.34||18% safer|
|Bicycle Theft||1||0.07||730||0.90||1186% safer|
|Criminal Damage and Arson||84||5.81||5,447||6.70||15% safer|
|Other Crime||10||0.69||1,083||1.33||93% safer|
|Other Theft||84||5.81||4,785||5.88||1.2% safer|
|Possession of Weapons||2||0.14||434||0.53||279% safer|
|Public Order||126||8.72||7,985||9.82||13% safer|
|Theft From the Person||13||0.90||752||0.92||2.2% safer|
|Vehicle Crime||53||3.67||4,472||5.50||50% safer|
|Violence and Sexual Offences||374||25.87||25,866||31.80||23% safer|
|Small Town||Total Crimes||Crime Rate||Rate Difference|
|Chalfont St. Peter||668||50.61||11% safer|
|Gerrards Cross||436||51.82||8% safer|
|Newport Pagnell||778||52.73||7% safer|
|Princes Risborough||448||56.35||0.32% more dangerous|
|Wendover||490||57.52||2.3% more dangerous|
|Chesham||1,514||65.64||14% more dangerous|
|Walton||804||67.27||17% more dangerous|
|Beaconsfield||892||69.95||20% more dangerous|
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|March 2022||Criminal damage and arson||On or near A421||Local resolution|
|March 2022||Criminal damage and arson||On or near Bristle Hill||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|March 2022||Public order||On or near Chandos Close||Unable to prosecute suspect|
|March 2022||Violence and sexual offences||On or near Osprey Walk||Action to be taken by another organisation|
|March 2022||Other theft||On or near Ackerman Close||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|March 2022||Shoplifting||On or near Aris Way||Unable to prosecute suspect|
|March 2022||Shoplifting||On or near Supermarket||Unable to prosecute suspect|
|March 2022||Criminal damage and arson||On or near Church Street||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|March 2022||Shoplifting||On or near A421||Unable to prosecute suspect|
|March 2022||Vehicle crime||On or near Gilbert Scott Road||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|March 2022||Other theft||On or near Market Hill||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|March 2022||Vehicle crime||On or near Pightle Crescent||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|March 2022||Violence and sexual offences||On or near Cornflower Place||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|March 2022||Vehicle crime||On or near Cropredy Court||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|March 2022||Violence and sexual offences||On or near Lime Avenue||Action to be taken by another organisation|
|March 2022||Theft from the person||On or near Waine Close||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|March 2022||Theft from the person||On or near Market Hill||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|March 2022||Violence and sexual offences||On or near Market Square||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|March 2022||Vehicle crime||On or near Parking Area||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|March 2022||Shoplifting||On or near Parking Area||Unable to prosecute suspect|
|Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents|
|Criminal Damage and Arson||5||4.6||4.7||6||Getting worse|
|Possession of Weapons||0.28||0.62||0.62||0.14||Safer|
|Public Order||2.1||2.6||3.7||9||Getting worse|
|Robbery (inc. mugging)||0.35||0.07||0.21||0.14||Safer|
|Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)||1.2||0.97||0.69||0.90||Safer|
|Violence and Sexual Offences||15||14||21||26||Getting worse|
We only display green spaces in Buckingham that are named, and have had crimes recorded within their boundaries during 2021.
|Name||ASB||Drugs||Public Order||Robbery||VSO||All Others||Crimes per Hectare|
|Small Town||Crime Rate||Rate Difference|
|Barnet||67.08||16% more dangerous|
|Croydon||82.48||32% more dangerous|
|Sheffield||90.03||38% more dangerous|
|Bristol||90.52||38% more dangerous|
|Leicester||111.59||50% more dangerous|
|Liverpool||123.06||54% more dangerous|
|Bradford||132.28||58% more dangerous|
|Leeds||150.94||63% more dangerous|
|Neighbourhood||Crime Count||Crime Rate||Danger Rank|
Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Buckingham change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in April, when Buckingham saw a 500% increase in public order. Buckingham saw a large fall in shoplifting during June, when it fell by 91% compared to June in 2019.
|Criminal Damage and Arson||-43%||+200%||-25%||+80%||-||+400%||-||-||+133%||+40%|
|Possession of Weapons||-50%||-||-||-||+50%||-||-||-||-||-|
|Theft From the Person||-||-||-||-67%||+100%||-||+200%||+200%||-||-|
|Violence and Sexual Offences||+57%||+17%||+67%||+107%||+81%||+123%||+72%||+5%||+135%||+30%|