Gerrards Cross Crime Overview

Gerrards Cross is among the top 20 safest small towns in Buckinghamshire, and is the 64th most dangerous overall out of Buckinghamshire's 220 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Gerrards Cross in 2020 was 46 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to Buckinghamshire's overall crime rate, coming in 40% lower than the Buckinghamshire rate of 64 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Gerrards Cross is the 334th safest small town, and the 3,538th most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In June 2017, Gerrards Cross had the worst crime rate in Buckinghamshire for robbery, with 9 crimes reported and a crime rate of 1.1 per 1,000 inhabitants.

The most common crimes in Gerrards Cross are violence and sexual offences, with 110 offences during 2020, giving a crime rate of 13. This is 24% higher than 2019's figure of 84 offences and a difference of 3.10 from 2019's crime rate of 10. Gerrards Cross's least common crimes are possession of weapons, with 2 offences recorded in 2020, the same as 2019's figure of 2 crimes.

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See how Gerrards Cross shapes up compared to other locations around the country, including side-by-side comparisons of specific crime types, and separate charting of how Gerrards Cross and your comparison town's crime rates stack up against one another.

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Crime in Gerrards Cross Compared To Buckinghamshire

Summary of Crimes in Gerrards Cross This Year

 Gerrards CrossBuckinghamshire 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour8710.347,9129.736% more dangerous
Bicycle Theft101.198431.0413% more dangerous
Burglary384.522,7283.3526% more dangerous
Criminal Damage and Arson273.215,5836.86114% safer
Drugs192.262,1102.5915% safer
Other Crime91.071,2971.5949% safer
Other Theft212.504,5295.57123% safer
Possession of Weapons20.245750.71196% safer
Public Order273.214,0314.9655% safer
Robbery40.484300.5310% safer
Shoplifting445.232,3022.8346% more dangerous
Theft From the Person50.597710.9561% safer
Vehicle Crime708.325,2586.4622% more dangerous
Violence and Sexual Offences11013.0821,68226.65104% safer

Gerrards Cross Compared to Nearby Small Towns

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Stony Stratford31440.8212% safer
Kents Hill, Monkston and Brinklow35742.069% safer
Wendover37544.024.2% safer
Chalfont St. Peter58344.173.9% safer
Wooburn48245.321.2% safer
Gerrards Cross38645.88-
Buckingham67346.551.4% more dangerous
Stantonbury54547.293.0% more dangerous
Princes Risborough38348.174.8% more dangerous
Wolverton and Greenleys69449.978% more dangerous
Great Linford97750.028% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Gerrards Cross

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Gerrards Cross Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Anti-Social Behaviour964.510Getting worse
Bicycle Theft1.
Criminal Damage and Arson4.863.93.2Safer
Drugs0.830.710.952.3Getting worse
Other Crime0.590.361.11.1Getting worse
Other Theft6872.5Safer
Possession of Weapons0. worse
Public Order1.11.80.713.2Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)2.00.590.710.48Safer
Shoplifting73.12.35Getting worse
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.710.831.30.59Safer
Vehicle Crime67108Getting worse
Violence and Sexual Offences8101013Getting worse

Changes In Gerrards Cross's Crime Rates Over Time

Comparing Gerrards Cross to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Gerrards Cross45.88-
Barnet67.7132% more dangerous
Coventry77.4141% more dangerous
Croydon83.2245% more dangerous
Sheffield85.8147% more dangerous
Bristol86.2147% more dangerous
Leicester97.4453% more dangerous
Birmingham102.8755% more dangerous
Liverpool107.2857% more dangerous
Bradford133.0266% more dangerous
Leeds137.1067% more dangerous

Crime in Gerrards Cross's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Gerrards Cross44949First

Crime in Gerrards Cross During Coronavirus Lockdowns

Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Gerrards Cross change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in October, when Gerrards Cross saw a 1,200% increase in violence and sexual offences. Gerrards Cross saw a large fall in other theft during April, when it fell by 90% compared to April in 2019.

Anti-Social Behaviour+400%-20%+100%+333%+750%+67%+17%-60%+80%+150%
Bicycle Theft-----25%-50%----
Criminal Damage and Arson--88%-60%+500%--50%-25%+50%+200%-67%
Other Crime----------
Other Theft--90%-88%-33%-86%+400%+100%-71%--
Public Order---+300%+500%+100%---+300%
Theft From the Person------50%----
Vehicle Crime--67%-75%-83%-13%-67%+150%-9%+133%-25%
Violence and Sexual Offences-36%+80%+50%-62%+14%+22%+80%+1,200%+11%-14%

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in Gerrards Cross

What police force serves Gerrards Cross?
Gerrards Cross's local territorial police force is the Thames Valley Police.
How dangerous is Gerrards Cross?
Gerrards Cross is among the top 20 safest small towns in Buckinghamshire.
What is Gerrards Cross's most common crime?
The most common crimes in Gerrards Cross are violence and sexual offences.
What is the least common crime in Gerrards Cross?
Gerrards Cross's least common crimes are possession of weapons.

Last updated: 07 May 2021