Chepping Wycombe Crime Overview

Chepping Wycombe is among the top 5 safest small towns in Buckinghamshire, and is the 74th safest overall out of Buckinghamshire's 220 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Chepping Wycombe in 2020 was 28 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to Buckinghamshire's overall crime rate, coming in 130% lower than the Buckinghamshire rate of 64 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Chepping Wycombe is the 99th safest small town, and the 4,448th safest location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In February 2020, Chepping Wycombe was the worst small town in Buckinghamshire for robbery, with 3 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.21 per 1,000 inhabitants.

The most common crimes in Chepping Wycombe are violence and sexual offences, with 153 offences during 2020, giving a crime rate of 11. This is 16% higher than 2019's figure of 128 offences and a difference of 1.77 from 2019's crime rate of 9. Chepping Wycombe's least common crime is theft from the person, with 3 offences recorded in 2020, a decrease of 33% from 2019's figure of 4 crimes.

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Crime in Chepping Wycombe Compared To Buckinghamshire

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Summary of Crimes in Chepping Wycombe This Year

 Chepping WycombeBuckinghamshire 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour1168.207,9129.7319% safer
Bicycle Theft40.288431.04271% safer
Burglary453.182,7283.355% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson362.555,5836.86169% safer
Drugs120.852,1102.59205% safer
Other Crime70.501,2971.59218% safer
Other Theft302.124,5295.57163% safer
Possession of Weapons50.355750.71103% safer
Public Order241.704,0314.96192% safer
Robbery100.714300.5325% more dangerous
Shoplifting90.642,3022.83342% safer
Theft From the Person30.217710.95352% safer
Vehicle Crime563.965,2586.4663% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences15310.8221,68226.65146% safer

Chepping Wycombe Compared to Nearby Small Towns

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Hazlemere16017.2062% safer
Hughenden14217.5759% safer
Broughton17121.0632% safer
Chepping Wycombe39427.86-
Bradwell28529.947% more dangerous
Walton37731.5512% more dangerous
Great Missenden35336.5924% more dangerous
Burnham48440.4931% more dangerous
Stony Stratford31440.8232% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Chepping Wycombe

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Recent Crimes in Chepping Wycombe

DateCrime TypeLocationOutcome
August 2021Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Clearbrook CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
August 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Clearbrook CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
August 2021Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Davies WayInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
August 2021Public orderOn or near Frederick PlaceInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
August 2021Vehicle crimeOn or near Strathcona WayInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
August 2021Other theftOn or near Bay Tree CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
August 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near GreenlandsUnable to prosecute suspect
August 2021Vehicle crimeOn or near Strathcona CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
August 2021Vehicle crimeOn or near Strathcona CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
August 2021ShopliftingOn or near Station RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
August 2021Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Buckingham WayInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
August 2021Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Beckings WayInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
August 2021Other theftOn or near OakwoodInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
July 2021Vehicle crimeOn or near Woodside WayInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
July 2021Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Beech CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
July 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Beech CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
July 2021BurglaryOn or near Hammersley LaneInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
July 2021Public orderOn or near Robinson RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
July 2021Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Finch EndUnable to prosecute suspect
July 2021ShopliftingOn or near Station RoadUnable to prosecute suspect

Chepping Wycombe Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2017201820192020Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour8668Getting worse
Bicycle Theft0.420.210.210.28No change
Burglary3.12.84.23.2Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson3.03.92.62.6Safer
Drugs0.350.570.280.85Getting worse
Other Crime0.280.500.210.50Getting worse
Other Theft2.02.11.82.1Getting worse
Possession of Weapons0.070.140.070.35Getting worse
Public Order0.350.641.31.7Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)-0.280.350.71Getting worse
Shoplifting1.10.570.990.64Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.070.140.280.21Getting worse
Vehicle Crime2.92.33.54.0Getting worse
Violence and Sexual Offences5.09911Getting worse

Changes In Chepping Wycombe's Crime Rates Over Time

Comparing Chepping Wycombe to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Chepping Wycombe27.86-
Barnet67.7159% more dangerous
Coventry77.4164% more dangerous
Croydon83.2267% more dangerous
Sheffield85.8168% more dangerous
Bristol86.2168% more dangerous
Leicester97.4471% more dangerous
Birmingham102.8773% more dangerous
Liverpool107.2874% more dangerous
Bradford133.0279% more dangerous
Leeds137.1080% more dangerous

Crime in Chepping Wycombe's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Flackwell Heath19233First
Tylers Green16229Second

Crime in Chepping Wycombe During Coronavirus Lockdowns

Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Chepping Wycombe change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in October, when Chepping Wycombe saw a 600% increase in anti-social behaviour. Chepping Wycombe saw a large fall in burglary during October, when it fell by 86% compared to October in 2019.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour-29%+43%-20%+120%-13%-+80%+600%+200%-
Bicycle Theft----+100%-----
Burglary+50%-67%-75%-40%+50%---86%-33%-40%
Criminal Damage and Arson-67%-75%--40%-33%+100%-25%+50%-+200%
Drugs----------
Other Theft+200%+33%-80%-50%+200%+50%-33%-+200%-
Possession of Weapons------+100%---
Public Order-67%--+100%-+200%-50%+200%+200%-50%
Robbery-------+200%--
Shoplifting-+100%--------
Vehicle Crime-33%-50%--75%-25%-67%+50%-11%+100%+300%
Violence and Sexual Offences+250%-11%+50%-40%+15%-+50%+18%-17%+22%

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in Chepping Wycombe

What police force serves Chepping Wycombe?
Chepping Wycombe's local territorial police force is the Thames Valley Police.
How dangerous is Chepping Wycombe?
Chepping Wycombe is among the top 5 safest small towns in Buckinghamshire.
What is Chepping Wycombe's most common crime?
The most common crimes in Chepping Wycombe are violence and sexual offences.
What is the least common crime in Chepping Wycombe?
Chepping Wycombe's least common crime is theft from the person (inc. pickpocketing).

Last updated: 05 Oct 2021