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Crime and Safety in Chepping Wycombe

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Chepping Wycombe is among the top 10 safest small towns in Buckinghamshire, and is the 92nd most dangerous overall out of Buckinghamshire's 216 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Chepping Wycombe in 2021 was 43 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to Buckinghamshire's overall crime rate, coming in 65% lower than the Buckinghamshire rate of 72 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Chepping Wycombe is the 237th safest small town, and the 4,178th most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In February 2021, Chepping Wycombe was the worst small town in Buckinghamshire for bicycle theft, with 3 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.21 per 1,000 inhabitants. July 2020 was also a bad month for Chepping Wycombe residents, when it was Buckinghamshire's most dangerous small town for burglary, recording 14 crimes at a rate of 0.99 per 1,000 residents.

The most common crimes in Chepping Wycombe are violence and sexual offences, with 244 offences during 2021, giving a crime rate of 17. This is 19% higher than 2020's figure of 198 offences and a difference of 3.25 from 2020's crime rate of 14. Chepping Wycombe's least common crimes are possession of weapons, with 2 offences recorded in 2021, a decrease of 300% from 2020's figure of 8 crimes.

Chepping Wycombe 2022 Crime Scorecard

Top 10 Safest

Small Towns, Buckinghamshire

66% lower, regional crime rate

South East

76% lower, national crime rate

England, Wales & NI

Local Crime in Context

As of 2022, the crime rate in Chepping Wycombe is 66% lower than the South East and 76% lower than the England, Wales & Northern Ireland overall figure.

Chepping Wycombe Crime Rate Over Time

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Chepping Wycombe Crime Map

Incidents mapped in Chepping Wycombe 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 Chepping Wycombe

YearCrime Rate per
1,000 people
Total Crimes
202143613
202037529
201934486
201834475
201728402
201625350

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 Behaviour1228.637,6009.34 8% safer
Bicycle Theft30.217300.90 329% safer
Burglary342.402,0542.52 5% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson745.235,4476.70 28% safer
Drugs161.131,9252.37 110% safer
Other Crime100.711,0831.33 87% safer
Other Theft654.604,7855.88 28% safer
Possession of Weapons20.144340.53 279% safer
Public Order684.817,9859.82 104% safer
Robbery20.143500.43 207% safer
Shoplifting120.852,3092.84 234% safer
Theft From the Person50.357520.92 163% safer
Vehicle Crime785.524,4725.50 0.36% more dangerous
Violence and Sexual Offences24417.2525,86931.80 84% safer

Chepping Wycombe Compared to Nearby Small Towns)

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Broughton718.74396% safer
Burnham14912.46248% safer
Hughenden14417.82143% safer
Great Missenden34635.8721% safer
Hazlemere34937.5116% safer
Chepping Wycombe61343.35-
Wooburn51448.3310% more dangerous
Chalfont St. Peter66850.6114% more dangerous
Amersham78851.7516% more dangerous
Gerrards Cross43651.8216% more dangerous
Marlow75152.0517% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Chepping Wycombe

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Recent Crimes in Chepping Wycombe

DateCrime TypeLocationOutcome
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Thanestead CopseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Woodlane GardensInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near GreenridgeInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Other theftOn or near Beacon HillInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Philip DriveInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Other theftOn or near North Links RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Wilfrids Wood CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Tower CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near The FairwayInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Other theftOn or near The DellInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near GreenridgeInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Public orderOn or near St BirinusUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near GreenridgeUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022ShopliftingOn or near Old Kiln RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near GreenridgeUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Davies WayInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near GreenridgeUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022DrugsOn or near Heath End RoadLocal resolution
April 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Hillside RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Other theftOn or near SupermarketInvestigation complete; no suspect identified

Chepping Wycombe Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2018201920202021Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour78129 Getting worse
Bicycle Theft0.420.210.350.21 Safer
Burglary3.654.72.4 Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson4.63.83.25 Getting worse
Drugs1.30.500.991.1 Getting worse
Other Crime0.780.280.500.71 Getting worse
Other Theft2.93.12.84.6 Getting worse
Possession of Weapons0.210.070.570.14No change
Public Order1.12.02.34.8 Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.280.420.780.14 Safer
Shoplifting2.31.51.10.85 Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.350.420.210.35No change
Vehicle Crime4.2666 Getting worse
Violence and Sexual Offences11111417 Getting worse

Changes In Chepping Wycombe's Crime Rates Over Time

Comparing Chepping Wycombe to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Chepping Wycombe43.35-
Barnet67.0835% more dangerous
Croydon82.4847% more dangerous
Sheffield90.0552% more dangerous
Bristol90.5252% more dangerous
Coventry102.2458% more dangerous
Leicester111.5961% more dangerous
Liverpool123.0665% more dangerous
Birmingham129.6467% more dangerous
Bradford132.2867% more dangerous
Leeds150.9471% more dangerous

Crime in Chepping Wycombe's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Flackwell Heath27748First
Tylers Green16429Second

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 April, when Chepping Wycombe saw a 400% increase in public order. Chepping Wycombe saw a large fall in burglary during September, when it fell by 88% compared to September in 2019.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour-+63%+18%+70%-12%+46%+50%+163%+150%+22%
Bicycle Theft----+100%-----
Burglary+33%-57%-60%-+180%+167%-88%-80%-33%-50%
Criminal Damage and Arson-25%-86%+300%-50%-17%+67%+25%+100%+100%-
Drugs----------
Other Crime----------
Other Theft+100%+33%-67%-40%+33%+100%-63%-+67%+200%
Possession of Weapons------+100%---
Public Order-75%+400%-50%+33%-+200%-50%+200%+150%-25%
Robbery-------+200%--
Shoplifting---50%----+100%-50%-50%
Theft From the Person----------
Vehicle Crime--83%-25%-86%-50%-57%+67%+6%+83%+20%
Violence and Sexual Offences+138%-+23%-40%+40%+67%+25%+7%+7%+17%

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 10 safest small town 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 crimes are possession of weapons.

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