Chalfont St. Peter Crime Overview

Chalfont St. Peter is among the top 20 safest small towns in Buckinghamshire, and is the 70th most dangerous overall out of Buckinghamshire's 220 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Chalfont St. Peter in 2020 was 44 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to Buckinghamshire's overall crime rate, coming in 45% lower than the Buckinghamshire rate of 64 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Chalfont St. Peter is the 312nd safest small town, and the 3,732nd most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In November 2018, Chalfont St. Peter was the worst small town in Buckinghamshire for drugs, with 6 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.45 per 1,000 inhabitants. April 2018 was also a bad month for Chalfont St. Peter residents, when it was Buckinghamshire's most dangerous small town for other crime, recording 6 crimes at a rate of 0.45 per 1,000 residents. Chalfont St. Peter recorded 3 reports of possession of weapons during August 2018, making its crime rate of 0.23 the worst small town for possession of weapons in Buckinghamshire that month.

The most common crimes in Chalfont St. Peter are violence and sexual offences, with 224 offences during 2020, giving a crime rate of 17. This is 15% higher than 2019's figure of 191 offences and a difference of 2.50 from 2019's crime rate of 14. Chalfont St. Peter's least common crime is bicycle theft, with 2 offences recorded in 2020, a decrease of 200% from 2019's figure of 6 crimes.

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Crime in Chalfont St. Peter Compared To Buckinghamshire

Summary of Crimes in Chalfont St. Peter This Year

 Chalfont St. PeterBuckinghamshire 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour1178.867,9129.7310% safer
Bicycle Theft20.158431.04593% safer
Burglary634.772,7283.3530% more dangerous
Criminal Damage and Arson856.445,5836.867% safer
Drugs352.652,1102.592.3% more dangerous
Other Crime120.911,2971.5975% safer
Other Theft312.354,5295.57137% safer
Possession of Weapons30.235750.71209% safer
Public Order362.734,0314.9682% safer
Robbery20.154300.53253% safer
Shoplifting201.522,3022.8386% safer
Theft From the Person60.457710.95111% safer
Vehicle Crime644.855,2586.4633% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences22416.9721,68226.6557% safer

Chalfont St. Peter Compared to Nearby Small Towns

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Great Missenden35336.5921% safer
Burnham48440.499% safer
Stony Stratford31440.828% safer
Kents Hill, Monkston and Brinklow35742.065% safer
Wendover37544.020.34% safer
Chalfont St. Peter58344.17-
Wooburn48245.322.5% more dangerous
Gerrards Cross38645.883.7% more dangerous
Buckingham67346.555% more dangerous
Stantonbury54547.297% more dangerous
Princes Risborough38348.178% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Chalfont St. Peter

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Chalfont St. Peter Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2017201820192020Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour91099Safer
Bicycle Theft0.760.080.450.15Safer
Burglary6664.8Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson5886Safer
Drugs0.981.42.02.6Getting worse
Other Crime0.380.980.680.91Getting worse
Other Theft4.83.63.92.4Safer
Possession of Weapons0.080.680.910.23Safer
Public Order0.681.72.92.7Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.230.230.300.15Safer
Shoplifting0.610.980.911.5Getting worse
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.830.300.380.45Safer
Vehicle Crime4.7774.8Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences11111417Getting 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 2020.

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. Peter44.17-
Barnet67.7135% more dangerous
Coventry77.4143% more dangerous
Croydon83.2247% more dangerous
Sheffield85.8149% more dangerous
Bristol86.2149% more dangerous
Leicester97.4455% more dangerous
Birmingham102.8757% more dangerous
Liverpool107.2859% more dangerous
Bradford133.0267% more dangerous
Leeds137.1068% more dangerous

Crime in Chalfont St. Peter's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Chalfont Common & St Peter East33646First
Chalfont St Peter West24742Second

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 20 safest small towns 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.

Last updated: 07 May 2021