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Crime and Safety in Hazlemere

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Hazlemere is among the top 10 safest small towns in Buckinghamshire, and is the 101st safest overall out of Buckinghamshire's 216 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Hazlemere in 2021 was 38 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to Buckinghamshire's overall crime rate, coming in 91% lower than the Buckinghamshire rate of 72 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Hazlemere is the 166th safest small town, and the 5,146th most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In July 2016, Hazlemere was the worst small town in Buckinghamshire for robbery, with 1 crime reported and a crime rate of 0.11 per 1,000 inhabitants.

The most common crimes in Hazlemere are violence and sexual offences, with 121 offences during 2021, giving a crime rate of 13. This is 12% lower than 2020's figure of 135 offences and a difference of 1.51 from 2020's crime rate of 15. Hazlemere's least common crime is bicycle theft, with 1 offence recorded in 2021, the same as 2020's figure of 1 crime.

Hazlemere 2022 Crime Scorecard

Top 10 Safest

Small Towns, Buckinghamshire

92% lower, regional crime rate

South East

104% lower, national crime rate

England, Wales & NI

Local Crime in Context

As of 2022, the crime rate in Hazlemere is 92% lower than the South East and 104% lower than the England, Wales & Northern Ireland overall figure.

Hazlemere Crime Rate Over Time

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Incidents mapped in Hazlemere 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 Hazlemere

YearCrime Rate per
1,000 people
Total Crimes
202138349
202041386
201949460
201841377
201747434
201629267

Crime in Hazlemere Compared To Buckinghamshire

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Summary of Crimes in Hazlemere This Year

 HazlemereBuckinghamshire 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour606.457,6009.34 45% safer
Bicycle Theft10.117300.90 718% safer
Burglary80.862,0542.52 193% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson444.735,4476.70 42% safer
Drugs141.501,9252.37 58% safer
Other Crime40.431,0831.33 209% safer
Other Theft616.564,7855.88 10% more dangerous
Possession of Weapons10.114340.53 382% safer
Public Order313.337,9859.82 195% safer
Robbery10.113500.43 291% safer
Shoplifting293.122,3092.84 9% more dangerous
Theft From the Person60.647520.92 44% safer
Vehicle Crime283.014,4725.50 83% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences12113.0025,86931.80 145% safer

Hazlemere Compared to Nearby Small Towns)

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Stony Stratford435.59571% safer
Broughton718.74329% safer
Burnham14912.46201% safer
Hughenden14417.82110% safer
Great Missenden34635.874.6% safer
Hazlemere34937.51-
Chepping Wycombe61343.3513% more dangerous
Wooburn51448.3322% more dangerous
Chalfont St. Peter66850.6126% more dangerous
Amersham78851.7528% more dangerous
Gerrards Cross43651.8228% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Hazlemere

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Recent Crimes in Hazlemere

DateCrime TypeLocationOutcome
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Petrol StationInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Brackley RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Other theftOn or near Holmer Green RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Park LaneInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Public orderOn or near Jackson CourtUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Pine CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Public orderOn or near Badger WayUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022ShopliftingOn or near Parking AreaUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Other theftOn or near Petrol StationInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022ShopliftingOn or near Hawthorn CrescentUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022BurglaryOn or near Beaumont GroveInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Hazlemere ViewInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Other theftOn or near Petrol StationInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Brackley RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Public orderOn or near Jackson CourtUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Chestnut LaneInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Other theftOn or near Petrol StationInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Other theftOn or near Beaumont GroveInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Other theftOn or near Petrol StationInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Other theftOn or near Amersham RoadUnable to prosecute suspect

Hazlemere Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2018201920202021Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour610116 Safer
Bicycle Theft-0.210.110.11 Safer
Burglary2.53.42.40.86 Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson684.34.7 Safer
Drugs1.60.540.971.5 Getting worse
Other Crime0.321.20.540.43 Safer
Other Theft911107 Safer
Possession of Weapons0.110.11-0.11No change
Public Order1.11.32.63.3 Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.430.540.110.11 Safer
Shoplifting753.43.1 Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.110.320.320.64 Getting worse
Vehicle Crime3.33.62.03.0 Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences9141513 Getting worse

Changes In Hazlemere's Crime Rates Over Time

Comparing Hazlemere to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Hazlemere37.51-
Barnet67.0844% more dangerous
Croydon82.4855% more dangerous
Sheffield90.0558% more dangerous
Bristol90.5259% more dangerous
Coventry102.2463% more dangerous
Leicester111.5966% more dangerous
Liverpool123.0670% more dangerous
Birmingham129.6471% more dangerous
Bradford132.2872% more dangerous
Leeds150.9475% more dangerous

Crime in Hazlemere's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Hazlemere35038First

Crime in Hazlemere During Coronavirus Lockdowns

Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Hazlemere change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in May, when Hazlemere saw a 450% increase in violence and sexual offences. Hazlemere saw a large fall in shoplifting during June, when it fell by 89% compared to June in 2019.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour+150%-83%-17%+57%+217%-78%+14%+21%-50%+250%
Bicycle Theft----------
Burglary-67%-+250%+150%--33%-50%--71%-
Criminal Damage and Arson-25%-80%--83%-75%-50%-33%+17%-75%-25%
Drugs--+100%----+100%--
Other Crime-----50%---+100%-
Other Theft+120%-25%-70%+100%+13%+88%+22%-9%-30%-43%
Public Order+100%---50%--33%-+100%+100%-
Shoplifting-83%--67%-89%-50%+75%-33%+200%+50%-
Theft From the Person----------
Vehicle Crime-67%-50%-+40%+50%-67%-75%--67%-
Violence and Sexual Offences-25%+9%+450%-23%+18%-24%--15%-+11%

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in Hazlemere

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

How dangerous is Hazlemere?
Hazlemere is among the top 10 safest small town in Buckinghamshire.

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

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

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