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Crime and Safety in Great Missenden

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Great Missenden is among the top 10 safest small towns in Buckinghamshire, and is the 94th safest overall out of Buckinghamshire's 217 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Great Missenden in 2021 was 36 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to Buckinghamshire's overall crime rate, coming in 99% lower than the Buckinghamshire rate of 72 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Great Missenden is the 151st safest small town, and the 5,435th most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

The most common crimes in Great Missenden are violence and sexual offences, with 147 offences during 2021, giving a crime rate of 15. This is 4.8% lower than 2020's figure of 154 offences and a difference of 0.72 from 2020's crime rate of 16. Great Missenden's least common crime is bicycle theft, with 3 offences recorded in 2021, a decrease of 33% from 2020's figure of 4 crimes.

Great Missenden 2022 Crime Scorecard

Top 10 Safest

Small Towns, Buckinghamshire

100% lower, regional crime rate

South East

103% lower, national crime rate

England, Wales & NI

Local Crime in Context

As of 2022, the crime rate in Great Missenden is 100% lower than the South East and 103% lower than the England, Wales & Northern Ireland overall figure.

Great Missenden Crime Rate Over Time

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Great Missenden Crime Map

Incidents mapped in Great Missenden represent the time frame between April 2019 and March 2022. Each point on the map represents an area where crimes have been recorded locally.

Last updated: 11 May, 2022

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Historical Crime Rates for Great Missenden

YearCrime Rate per
1,000 people
Total Crimes
202136346
202037353
201933319
201832312
201730288
201623223

Crime in Great Missenden Compared To Buckinghamshire

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Summary of Crimes in Great Missenden This Year

 Great MissendenBuckinghamshire 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour454.667,6009.34 100% safer
Bicycle Theft30.317300.90 190% safer
Burglary161.662,0542.52 52% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson414.255,4476.70 58% safer
Drugs151.551,9252.37 53% safer
Other Crime101.041,0831.33 28% safer
Other Theft252.594,7855.88 127% safer
Possession of Weapons40.414340.53 29% safer
Public Order424.357,9859.82 126% safer
Shoplifting121.242,3092.84 129% safer
Theft From the Person30.317520.92 197% safer
Vehicle Crime282.904,4725.50 90% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences14715.2425,86631.80 109% safer

Great Missenden Compared to Nearby Small Towns)

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Great Linford794.04788% safer
Stony Stratford435.59542% safer
Broughton718.74310% safer
Burnham14912.46188% safer
Hughenden14417.82101% safer
Great Missenden34635.87-
Hazlemere34937.514.4% more dangerous
Chepping Wycombe61343.3517% more dangerous
Wooburn51448.3326% more dangerous
Chalfont St. Peter66850.6129% more dangerous
Amersham78851.7531% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Great Missenden

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Recent Crimes in Great Missenden

DateCrime TypeLocationOutcome
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Fair AcresUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Other theftOn or near Wycombe RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Hazell RoadAction to be taken by another organisation
March 2022DrugsOn or near SupermarketLocal resolution
March 2022Other theftOn or near Browns RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Wardes CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Other theftOn or near Station ApproachInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Wycombe RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Other theftOn or near SupermarketInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Dresser RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
February 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Misbourne DriveAction to be taken by another organisation
February 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Trafford CloseAction to be taken by another organisation
February 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Meadow LaneInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
February 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Lyndon CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
February 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Misbourne DriveAction to be taken by another organisation
February 2022DrugsOn or near The GarthLocal resolution
February 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Hobbshill RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
February 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Wycombe RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
February 2022Other theftOn or near Fair AcresInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
February 2022Other theftOn or near Strawberry CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified

Great Missenden Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2018201920202021Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour9854.7 Safer
Bicycle Theft0.830.210.410.31 Safer
Burglary4.452.71.7 Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson5.0564.2 Safer
Drugs0.521.11.11.6 Getting worse
Other Crime1.00.520.731.0 Getting worse
Other Theft3.52.22.92.6 Safer
Possession of Weapons0.310.210.310.41 Getting worse
Public Order0.621.72.74.4 Getting worse
Shoplifting1.00.730.521.2 Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.310.520.210.31 Safer
Vehicle Crime2.93.32.92.9 Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences12121615 Getting worse

Changes In Great Missenden's Crime Rates Over Time

Offences in Great Missenden's Green Spaces

We only display green spaces in Great Missenden that are named, and have had crimes recorded within their boundaries during 2021.

NameASBDrugsPublic OrderRobberyVSOAll OthersCrimes per Hectare
Buryfield Recreation Ground1-3-142.0

Comparing Great Missenden to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Great Missenden35.87-
Coventry39.9310% more dangerous
Birmingham49.6028% more dangerous
Barnet67.0847% more dangerous
Croydon82.4857% more dangerous
Sheffield90.0360% more dangerous
Bristol90.5260% more dangerous
Leicester111.5968% more dangerous
Liverpool123.0671% more dangerous
Bradford132.2873% more dangerous
Leeds150.9476% more dangerous

Crime in Great Missenden's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Great Missenden & Prestwood32234Second
Hyde Heath, Bellingdon & Latimer34343First

Crime in Great Missenden During Coronavirus Lockdowns

Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Great Missenden change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in September, when Great Missenden saw a 300% increase in burglary. Great Missenden saw a large fall in burglary during March, when it fell by 91% compared to March in 2019.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour+150%-75%+33%-60%-75%-60%-71%+150%+200%-86%
Burglary-91%-75%+100%+33%-33%+150%+300%--91%-50%
Criminal Damage and Arson--20%+100%-25%+50%+40%+75%+300%+80%-
Drugs----------
Other Crime----------
Other Theft-50%+200%--67%+150%+300%+50%+50%+100%-
Possession of Weapons----------
Public Order---+300%+100%+100%-50%+150%--
Shoplifting--+100%-------
Theft From the Person----------
Vehicle Crime-75%--+100%-+25%-67%-33%--
Violence and Sexual Offences+9%-44%+167%+75%-+60%+7%-14%+55%-

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in Great Missenden

What police force serves Great Missenden?
Great Missenden's local territorial police force is the Thames Valley Police.

How dangerous is Great Missenden?
Great Missenden is among the top 10 safest small towns in Buckinghamshire.

What is Great Missenden's most common crime?
The most common crimes in Great Missenden are violence and sexual offences.

What is the least common crime in Great Missenden?
Great Missenden's least common crime is bicycle theft.

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