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Crime and Safety in Burnham

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Burnham is among the top 5 safest small towns in Buckinghamshire, and is among the top 20 safest overall out of Buckinghamshire's 216 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Burnham in 2021 was 12 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to Buckinghamshire's overall crime rate, coming in 474% lower than the Buckinghamshire rate of 72 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Burnham is the 75th safest small town, and the 1,254th safest location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

The most common crimes in Burnham are violence and sexual offences, with 87 offences during 2021, giving a crime rate of 7. This is 28% higher than 2020's figure of 63 offences and a difference of 2.01 from 2020's crime rate of 5. Burnham's least common crime is theft from the person, with 1 offence recorded in 2021.

Burnham 2022 Crime Scorecard

Top 5 Safest

Small Towns, Buckinghamshire

477% lower, regional crime rate

South East

513% lower, national crime rate

England, Wales & NI

Local Crime in Context

As of 2022, the crime rate in Burnham is 477% lower than the South East and 513% lower than the England, Wales & Northern Ireland overall figure.

Burnham Crime Rate Over Time

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Burnham Crime Map

Incidents mapped in Burnham 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 Burnham

YearCrime Rate per
1,000 people
Total Crimes
202112149
20209111
20199111
20189112
2017672
20168101

Crime in Burnham Compared To Buckinghamshire

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Summary of Crimes in Burnham This Year

 BurnhamBuckinghamshire 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour40.337,6009.34 2730% safer
Burglary30.252,0542.52 908% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson161.345,4476.70 400% safer
Drugs30.251,9252.37 848% safer
Other Crime20.171,0831.33 682% safer
Other Theft141.174,7855.88 403% safer
Possession of Weapons20.174340.53 212% safer
Public Order141.177,9859.82 739% safer
Theft From the Person10.087520.92 1050% safer
Vehicle Crime70.594,4725.50 832% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences877.2825,86931.80 337% safer

Burnham Compared to Nearby Small Towns)

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Great Linford794.04208% safer
Stony Stratford435.59123% safer
Broughton718.7443% safer
Burnham14912.46-
Hughenden14417.8230% more dangerous
Great Missenden34635.8765% more dangerous
Hazlemere34937.5167% more dangerous
Chepping Wycombe61343.3571% more dangerous
Wooburn51448.3374% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Burnham

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Recent Crimes in Burnham

DateCrime TypeLocationOutcome
April 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Wooburn Common RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Abbey Park LaneInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022BurglaryOn or near Farm RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022DrugsOn or near Stoney LaneLocal resolution
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Parking AreaUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Other theftOn or near Farm RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
February 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Lake End RoadLocal resolution
February 2022DrugsOn or near Abbey Park LaneLocal resolution
February 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Lake End RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
February 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Nightingale ParkUnable to prosecute suspect
February 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Stoney LaneUnable to prosecute suspect
January 2022BurglaryOn or near Parking AreaInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
January 2022Public orderOn or near Lake End RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
January 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Egypt LaneAction to be taken by another organisation
January 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Lake End RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
January 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Walton LaneInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
January 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Lake End RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
January 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Walton LaneInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
December 2021Theft from the personOn or near Crown LaneInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
December 2021Vehicle crimeOn or near Curriers LaneInvestigation complete; no suspect identified

Burnham Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2018201920202021Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour0.750.670.500.33 Safer
Burglary0.841.00.500.25 Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson1.21.11.01.3 Getting worse
Drugs-0.080.080.25 Getting worse
Other Crime0.080.080.080.17 Getting worse
Other Theft1.21.20.331.2 Getting worse
Public Order0.080.250.331.2 Getting worse
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)-0.25-0.08 Safer
Vehicle Crime1.42.21.60.59 Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences4.43.057 Getting worse

Changes In Burnham's Crime Rates Over Time

Comparing Burnham to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Burnham12.46-
Barnet67.0881% more dangerous
Croydon82.4885% more dangerous
Sheffield90.0586% more dangerous
Bristol90.5286% more dangerous
Coventry102.2488% more dangerous
Leicester111.5989% more dangerous
Liverpool123.0690% more dangerous
Birmingham129.6490% more dangerous
Bradford132.2891% more dangerous
Leeds150.9492% more dangerous

Crime in Burnham's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Burham North, Taplow & Dorney66399First
Burnham South54568Second

Crime in Burnham During Coronavirus Lockdowns

Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Burnham change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in June, when Burnham saw a 700% increase in violence and sexual offences. Burnham saw a large fall in violence and sexual offences during August, when it fell by 83% compared to August in 2019.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour----------
Burglary----------
Criminal Damage and Arson--50%-50%----67%-+100%-
Other Theft---67%-------50%
Public Order----------
Vehicle Crime-----75%-67%+300%+33%+100%-
Violence and Sexual Offences+100%-+225%+700%+33%-83%-67%+100%-+100%

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in Burnham

What police force serves Burnham?
Burnham's local territorial police force is the Thames Valley Police.

How dangerous is Burnham?
Burnham is among the top 5 safest small town in Buckinghamshire.

What is Burnham's most common crime?
The most common crimes in Burnham are violence and sexual offences.

What is the least common crime in Burnham?
Burnham's least common crime is theft from the person (inc. pickpocketing).

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