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Crime and Safety in Chalfont St. Peter

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Chalfont St. Peter is among the top 10 safest small towns in Buckinghamshire, and is the 64th most dangerous overall out of Buckinghamshire's 216 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Chalfont St. Peter in 2021 was 51 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to Buckinghamshire's overall crime rate, coming in 41% lower than the Buckinghamshire rate of 72 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Chalfont St. Peter is the 341st safest small town, and the 3,198th most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In May 2021, Chalfont St. Peter was the worst small town in Buckinghamshire for possession of weapons, with 2 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.15 per 1,000 inhabitants. November 2018 was also a bad month for Chalfont St. Peter residents, when it was Buckinghamshire's most dangerous small town for burglary, recording 12 crimes at a rate of 0.91 per 1,000 residents. Chalfont St. Peter recorded 5 reports of drugs during February 2018, making its crime rate of 0.38 the worst small town for drugs in Buckinghamshire that month.

The most common crimes in Chalfont St. Peter are violence and sexual offences, with 286 offences during 2021, giving a crime rate of 22. This is 22% higher than 2020's figure of 224 offences and a difference of 4.70 from 2020's crime rate of 17. Chalfont St. Peter's least common crime is bicycle theft, with 1 offence recorded in 2021, a decrease of 100% from 2020's figure of 2 crimes.

Chalfont St. Peter 2022 Crime Scorecard

Top 10 Safest

Small Towns, Buckinghamshire

42% lower, regional crime rate

South East

51% lower, national crime rate

England, Wales & NI

Local Crime in Context

As of 2022, the crime rate in Chalfont St. Peter is 42% lower than the South East and 51% lower than the England, Wales & Northern Ireland overall figure.

Chalfont St. Peter Crime Rate Over Time

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Chalfont St. Peter Crime Map

Incidents mapped in Chalfont St. Peter 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 Chalfont St. Peter

YearCrime Rate per
1,000 people
Total Crimes
202151668
202044583
201947626
201842553
201736470
201630402

Crime in Chalfont St. Peter Compared To Buckinghamshire

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Summary of Crimes in Chalfont St. Peter This Year

 Chalfont St. PeterBuckinghamshire 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour765.767,6009.34 62% safer
Bicycle Theft10.087300.90 1025% safer
Burglary221.672,0542.52 51% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson765.765,4476.70 16% safer
Drugs181.361,9252.37 74% safer
Other Crime120.911,0831.33 46% safer
Other Theft725.454,7855.88 8% safer
Possession of Weapons60.454340.53 18% safer
Public Order836.297,9859.82 56% safer
Robbery30.233500.43 87% safer
Shoplifting171.292,3092.84 120% safer
Theft From the Person40.307520.92 207% safer
Vehicle Crime685.154,4725.50 7% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences28621.6725,86931.80 47% safer

Chalfont St. Peter Compared to Nearby Small Towns)

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Hughenden14417.82184% safer
Great Missenden34635.8741% safer
Hazlemere34937.5135% safer
Chepping Wycombe61343.3517% safer
Wooburn51448.334.7% safer
Chalfont St. Peter66850.61-
Amersham78851.752.2% more dangerous
Gerrards Cross43651.822.3% more dangerous
Marlow75152.052.8% more dangerous
Newport Pagnell77852.734.0% more dangerous
Buckingham81256.1710% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Chalfont St. Peter

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Recent Crimes in Chalfont St. Peter

DateCrime TypeLocationOutcome
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Roberts LaneUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022ShopliftingOn or near High StreetUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Grange CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Other theftOn or near Gravel HillUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Other theftOn or near Brawlings LaneInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near High StreetInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Milton AvenueInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Highlands CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near MeadowcroftInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Grove CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Other theftOn or near Gravel HillInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Other theftOn or near Gravel HillUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Public orderOn or near Grange RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022BurglaryOn or near Deancroft RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Public orderOn or near Outfield RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near RavensmeadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Other theftOn or near Churchfield RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Lovel RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Outfield RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near School LaneLocal resolution

Chalfont St. Peter Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2018201920202021Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour10996 Safer
Bicycle Theft0.080.450.150.08 Safer
Burglary664.81.7 Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson8866 Safer
Drugs1.42.02.61.4 Safer
Other Crime0.980.680.910.91 Getting worse
Other Theft3.63.92.45 Getting worse
Possession of Weapons0.680.910.230.45 Safer
Public Order1.72.92.76 Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.230.300.150.23 Safer
Shoplifting0.980.911.51.3 Getting worse
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.300.380.450.30 Safer
Vehicle Crime774.85 Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences11141722 Getting worse

Changes In Chalfont St. Peter's Crime Rates Over Time

Offences in Chalfont St. Peter's Green Spaces

We only display green spaces in Chalfont St. Peter that are named, and have had crimes recorded within their boundaries during 2021.

NameASBDrugsPublic OrderRobberyVSOAll OthersCrimes per Hectare
Cheena Meadow-1---12.0

Comparing Chalfont St. Peter to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Chalfont St. Peter50.61-
Barnet67.0825% more dangerous
Croydon82.4839% more dangerous
Sheffield90.0544% more dangerous
Bristol90.5244% more dangerous
Coventry102.2450% more dangerous
Leicester111.5955% more dangerous
Liverpool123.0659% more dangerous
Birmingham129.6461% more dangerous
Bradford132.2862% more dangerous
Leeds150.9466% more dangerous

Crime in Chalfont St. Peter's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Chalfont Common & St Peter East42057First
Chalfont St Peter West24843Second

Crime in Chalfont St. Peter During Coronavirus Lockdowns

Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Chalfont St. Peter change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in September, when Chalfont St. Peter saw a 350% increase in burglary. Chalfont St. Peter saw a large fall in other theft during December, when it fell by 90% compared to December in 2019.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour-11%-23%-64%-33%+45%+117%+33%-57%-65%-14%
Bicycle Theft----------
Burglary-45%-25%-40%-29%-40%+233%+350%+20%--77%
Criminal Damage and Arson-17%-56%-+125%-27%+25%-57%-57%+133%-
Drugs-50%---+33%---33%-33%-
Other Crime--50%-50%+100%------
Other Theft-29%-67%---50%-+67%+100%-33%-90%
Possession of Weapons----------50%
Public Order-75%-50%-20%+25%-33%-+150%-75%-60%+20%
Shoplifting-----33%----+100%
Theft From the Person----------
Vehicle Crime--73%+100%-60%-75%-54%-25%+150%+17%-43%
Violence and Sexual Offences--61%+190%+16%-19%+14%+20%+18%-+47%

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in Chalfont St. Peter

What police force serves Chalfont St. Peter?
Chalfont St. Peter's local territorial police force is the Thames Valley Police.

How dangerous is Chalfont St. Peter?
Chalfont St. Peter is among the top 10 safest small town in Buckinghamshire.

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

What is the least common crime in Chalfont St. Peter?
Chalfont St. Peter's least common crime is bicycle theft.

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