Great Missenden Crime Overview

Great Missenden is among the top 10 safest small towns in Buckinghamshire, and is the 109th most dangerous overall out of Buckinghamshire's 220 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Great Missenden in 2020 was 37 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to Buckinghamshire's overall crime rate, coming in 75% lower than the Buckinghamshire rate of 64 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Great Missenden is the 193rd safest small town, and the 5,057th most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

The most common crimes in Great Missenden are violence and sexual offences, with 154 offences during 2020, giving a crime rate of 16. This is 23% higher than 2019's figure of 119 offences and a difference of 3.62 from 2019's crime rate of 12. Great Missenden's least common crime is theft from the person, with 2 offences recorded in 2020, a decrease of 150% from 2019's figure of 5 crimes.

Compare Great Missenden to other towns and cities

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

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Crime in Great Missenden Compared To Buckinghamshire

Summary of Crimes in Great Missenden This Year

 Great MissendenBuckinghamshire 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour495.087,9129.7392% safer
Bicycle Theft40.418431.04154% safer
Burglary262.702,7283.3524% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson596.125,5836.8612% safer
Drugs111.142,1102.59127% safer
Other Crime70.731,2971.59118% safer
Other Theft282.904,5295.5792% safer
Possession of Weapons30.315750.71129% safer
Public Order262.704,0314.9684% safer
Shoplifting50.522,3022.83444% safer
Theft From the Person20.217710.95352% safer
Vehicle Crime282.905,2586.46123% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences15415.9621,68226.6567% safer

Great Missenden Compared to Nearby Small Towns

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Hughenden14217.57108% safer
Broughton17121.0674% safer
Chepping Wycombe39427.8631% safer
Bradwell28529.9422% safer
Walton37731.5516% safer
Great Missenden35336.59-
Burnham48440.4910% more dangerous
Stony Stratford31440.8210% more dangerous
Kents Hill, Monkston and Brinklow35742.0613% more dangerous
Wendover37544.0217% more dangerous
Chalfont St. Peter58344.1717% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Great Missenden

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Great Missenden Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2017201820192020Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour10985Safer
Bicycle Theft0.310.830.210.41Safer
Burglary3.44.452.7Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson55.056Getting worse
Drugs0.520.521.11.1Getting worse
Other Crime0.521.00.520.73Getting worse
Other Theft3.33.52.22.9Safer
Possession of Weapons0.210.310.210.31Getting worse
Public Order0.410.621.72.7Getting worse
Shoplifting2.81.00.730.52Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.410.310.520.21Safer
Vehicle Crime4.22.93.32.9Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences8121216Getting 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 2020.

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 Missenden36.59-
Barnet67.7146% more dangerous
Coventry77.4153% more dangerous
Croydon83.2256% more dangerous
Sheffield85.8157% more dangerous
Bristol86.2158% more dangerous
Leicester97.4462% more dangerous
Birmingham102.8764% more dangerous
Liverpool107.2866% more dangerous
Bradford133.0272% more dangerous
Leeds137.1073% more dangerous

Crime in Great Missenden's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Great Missenden & Prestwood34035First
Hyde Heath, Bellingdon & Latimer26133Second

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 theft from the person (inc. pickpocketing).

Last updated: 07 May 2021