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Crime and Safety in Denham, Buckinghamshire

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Denham is among the top 5 most dangerous small towns in Buckinghamshire, and is among the top 20 most dangerous overall out of Buckinghamshire's 216 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Denham in 2021 was 102 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares poorly to Buckinghamshire's overall crime rate, coming in 30% higher than the Buckinghamshire rate of 72 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Denham is the 83rd most dangerous small town, and the 563rd most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In June 2021, Denham was the worst small town in Buckinghamshire for robbery, with 3 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.39 per 1,000 inhabitants. May 2020 was also a bad month for Denham residents, when it was Buckinghamshire's most dangerous small town for vehicle crime, recording 16 crimes at a rate of 2.1 per 1,000 residents. Denham recorded 9 reports of drugs during June 2020, making its crime rate of 1.2 the worst small town for drugs in Buckinghamshire that month.

The most common crimes in Denham are violence and sexual offences, with 265 offences during 2021, giving a crime rate of 35. This is 17% higher than 2020's figure of 220 offences and a difference of 5.93 from 2020's crime rate of 29. Denham's least common crimes are possession of weapons, with 1 offence recorded in 2021, a decrease of 500% from 2020's figure of 6 crimes.

Denham 2022 Crime Scorecard

Top 5 Most Dangerous

Small Towns, Buckinghamshire

29% higher, regional crime rate

South East

25% higher, national crime rate

England, Wales & NI

Local Crime in Context

As of 2022, the crime rate in Denham is 29% higher than the South East and 25% higher than the England, Wales & Northern Ireland overall figure.

Denham Crime Rate Over Time

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Denham Crime Map

Incidents mapped in Denham 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 Denham

YearCrime Rate per
1,000 people
Total Crimes
2021102771
2020108824
201998741
2018100760
201788666
201674562

Crime in Denham Compared To Buckinghamshire

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Summary of Crimes in Denham This Year

 DenhamBuckinghamshire 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour9612.647,6009.34 26% more dangerous
Bicycle Theft40.537300.90 70% safer
Burglary354.612,0542.52 45% more dangerous
Criminal Damage and Arson8210.805,4476.70 38% more dangerous
Drugs212.761,9252.37 14% more dangerous
Other Crime91.181,0831.33 13% safer
Other Theft16021.064,7855.88 72% more dangerous
Possession of Weapons10.134340.53 308% safer
Public Order8811.597,9859.82 15% more dangerous
Robbery81.053500.43 59% more dangerous
Shoplifting202.632,3092.84 8% safer
Theft From the Person30.397520.92 136% safer
Vehicle Crime759.874,4725.50 44% more dangerous
Violence and Sexual Offences26534.8925,86931.80 9% more dangerous

Denham Compared to Nearby Small Towns)

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Shenley Church End1,17673.6738% safer
Kents Hill, Monkston and Brinklow72285.0619% safer
Iver1,03785.0819% safer
Bradwell81185.2019% safer
Stantonbury99286.0718% safer
Denham771101.50-
Campbell Park1,722103.632.1% more dangerous
Wolverton and Greenleys1,588114.3411% more dangerous
Bletchley and Fenny Stratford3,131166.0839% more dangerous
Woughton on the Green2,402171.7241% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Denham

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Recent Crimes in Denham

DateCrime TypeLocationOutcome
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Upper RoadFurther investigation is not in the public interest
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Amersham RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Public orderOn or near Station ApproachUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near River WalkUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Public orderOn or near Patrons Way EastUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Other theftOn or near Petrol StationUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Middle RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Other theftOn or near Old Amersham RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Denham CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Priory CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Public orderOn or near Patrons Way EastUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Penn DriveInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Patrons Way EastUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Other theftOn or near Petrol StationInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Old Amersham RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Priory CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022DrugsOn or near Petrol StationLocal resolution
April 2022Other theftOn or near Petrol StationInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Moat PlaceInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Priory CloseUnable to prosecute suspect

Denham Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2018201920202021Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour10121113 Safer
Bicycle Theft0.130.130.790.53 Getting worse
Burglary91084.6 Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson1281311 Safer
Drugs1.22.462.8 Getting worse
Other Crime1.31.31.81.2 Safer
Other Theft35302521 Safer
Possession of Weapons0.790.790.790.13 Safer
Public Order4.03.0712 Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)1.01.40.531.0 Getting worse
Shoplifting1.61.81.42.6 Getting worse
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.131.02.20.39 Safer
Vehicle Crime14191310 Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences19192935 Getting 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 2021.

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

Comparing Denham to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Barnet67.0851% safer
Croydon82.4823% safer
Sheffield90.0513% safer
Bristol90.5212% safer
Denham101.50-
Coventry102.240.72% more dangerous
Leicester111.599% more dangerous
Liverpool123.0618% more dangerous
Birmingham129.6422% more dangerous
Bradford132.2823% more dangerous
Leeds150.9433% more dangerous

Crime in Denham's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Denham67999First

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 among the top 5 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 crimes are possession of weapons.

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