Denham Crime Overview

Denham is the second most dangerous small town in Buckinghamshire, and is among the top 10 most dangerous overall out of Buckinghamshire's 220 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Denham in 2020 was 108 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares poorly to Buckinghamshire's overall crime rate, coming in 41% higher than the Buckinghamshire rate of 64 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Denham is the 41st most dangerous small town, and the 379th most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In August 2020, Denham was the worst small town in Buckinghamshire for other theft, with 32 crimes reported and a crime rate of 4.2 per 1,000 inhabitants. June 2020 was also a bad month for Denham residents, when it was Buckinghamshire's most dangerous small town for drugs, recording 9 crimes at a rate of 1.2 per 1,000 residents. Denham recorded 16 reports of vehicle crime during May 2020, making its crime rate of 2.1 the worst small town for vehicle crime in Buckinghamshire that month.

The most common crimes in Denham are violence and sexual offences, with 220 offences during 2020, giving a crime rate of 29. This is 34% higher than 2019's figure of 145 offences and a difference of 9.87 from 2019's crime rate of 19. Denham's least common crime is robbery, with 4 offences recorded in 2020, a decrease of 175% from 2019's figure of 11 crimes.

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Crime in Denham Compared To Buckinghamshire

Summary of Crimes in Denham This Year

 DenhamBuckinghamshire 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour8511.197,9129.7313% more dangerous
Bicycle Theft60.798431.0432% safer
Burglary607.902,7283.3558% more dangerous
Criminal Damage and Arson9512.515,5836.8645% more dangerous
Drugs445.792,1102.5955% more dangerous
Other Crime141.841,2971.5914% more dangerous
Other Theft19025.014,5295.5778% more dangerous
Possession of Weapons60.795750.7110% more dangerous
Public Order557.244,0314.9631% more dangerous
Robbery40.534300.530% safer
Shoplifting111.452,3022.8395% safer
Theft From the Person172.247710.9558% more dangerous
Vehicle Crime10213.435,2586.4652% more dangerous
Violence and Sexual Offences22028.9621,68226.658% more dangerous

Denham Compared to Nearby Small Towns

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Beaconsfield81063.5271% safer
West Bletchley1,44563.8670% safer
Chesham1,57468.2459% safer
Iver96979.5036% safer
Woughton on the Green1,16183.0031% safer
Denham824108.48-
Bletchley and Fenny Stratford2,714143.9625% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Denham

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Denham Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2017201820192020Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour18101211Safer
Bicycle Theft1.30.130.130.79Getting worse
Burglary89108Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson1312813Getting worse
Drugs1.61.22.46Getting worse
Other Crime1.21.31.31.8Getting worse
Other Theft32353025Safer
Possession of Weapons0.390.790.790.79Getting worse
Public Order2.54.03.07Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.391.01.40.53Safer
Shoplifting3.01.61.81.4Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.790.131.02.2Getting worse
Vehicle Crime11141913Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences13191929Getting worse

Changes In Denham's Crime Rates Over Time

Offences in Denham's Green Spaces

We only display green spaces in Denham that are named, and have had crimes recorded within their boundaries during 2020.

NameASBDrugsPublic OrderRobberyVSOAll OthersCrimes per Hectare
Denham Country Park--1-16163.1

Comparing Denham to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Barnet67.7160% safer
Coventry77.4140% safer
Croydon83.2230% safer
Sheffield85.8126% safer
Bristol86.2126% safer
Leicester97.4411% safer
Birmingham102.875% safer
Liverpool107.281.1% safer
Denham108.48-
Bradford133.0218% more dangerous
Leeds137.1021% more dangerous

Crime in Denham's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Denham761110First

Crime in Denham During Coronavirus Lockdowns

Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Denham change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in September, when Denham saw a 700% increase in public order. Denham saw a large fall in vehicle crime during June, when it fell by 94% compared to June in 2019.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour-33%+22%-69%+38%-21%-13%+50%+167%-33%+50%
Bicycle Theft-----+200%----
Burglary-14%+25%+33%+250%-63%-25%+25%+33%-78%-67%
Criminal Damage and Arson+140%+133%+100%+350%-33%-+67%+80%+125%+50%
Drugs+100%+100%+100%-----75%+200%-
Other Crime--------67%-50%-
Other Theft-37%-69%-33%-14%-43%+191%-35%+100%-50%-41%
Possession of Weapons----------
Public Order--+200%--20%-+700%+500%+200%+50%
Shoplifting-+100%-+200%------
Theft From the Person--+200%--+100%-50%---50%
Vehicle Crime-50%-+7%-94%-69%-17%-27%+20%-54%-17%
Violence and Sexual Offences+144%+44%+25%+15%-6%+12%+23%+69%+110%+73%

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in Denham

What police force serves Denham?
Denham's local territorial police force is the Thames Valley Police.
How dangerous is Denham?
Denham is the second most dangerous small town in Buckinghamshire.
What is Denham's most common crime?
The most common crimes in Denham are violence and sexual offences.
What is the least common crime in Denham?
Denham's least common crime is robbery (inc. mugging).

Last updated: 07 May 2021