Hazlemere Crime Overview

Hazlemere is the safest small town in Buckinghamshire, and is the 32nd safest overall out of Buckinghamshire's 220 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Hazlemere in 2020 was 17 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to Buckinghamshire's overall crime rate, coming in 273% lower than the Buckinghamshire rate of 64 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Hazlemere is the 23rd safest small town, and the 2,116th safest location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In January 2018, Hazlemere was the worst small town in Buckinghamshire for drugs, with 5 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.54 per 1,000 inhabitants. July 2016 was also a bad month for Hazlemere residents, when it was Buckinghamshire's most dangerous small town for robbery, recording 1 crime at a rate of 0.11 per 1,000 residents.

The most common crimes in Hazlemere are violence and sexual offences, with 76 offences during 2020, giving a crime rate of 8. This is 14% higher than 2019's figure of 65 offences and a difference of 1.18 from 2019's crime rate of 7. Hazlemere's least common crime is robbery, with 1 offence recorded in 2020, a decrease of 100% from 2019's figure of 2 crimes.

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Crime in Hazlemere Compared To Buckinghamshire

Summary of Crimes in Hazlemere This Year

CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour515.487,9129.7378% safer
Burglary111.182,7283.35184% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson212.265,5836.86204% safer
Drugs90.972,1102.59167% safer
Other Crime40.431,2971.59270% safer
Other Theft131.404,5295.57298% safer
Public Order50.544,0314.96819% safer
Robbery10.114300.53382% safer
Shoplifting80.862,3022.83229% safer
Theft From the Person10.117710.95764% safer
Vehicle Crime111.185,2586.46447% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences768.1721,68226.65226% safer

Hazlemere Compared to Nearby Small Towns

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Hughenden14217.572.1% more dangerous
Broughton17121.0618% more dangerous
Chepping Wycombe39427.8638% more dangerous
Bradwell28529.9443% more dangerous
Walton37731.5545% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Hazlemere

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Hazlemere Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Anti-Social Behaviour51.955Getting worse
Criminal Damage and Arson2.
Drugs0.541.20.430.97Getting worse
Other Crime--0.430.43No change
Other Theft1. worse
Public Order0.110.110.750.54Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.210.320.210.11Safer
Shoplifting0.210.970.210.86Getting worse
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing) change
Vehicle Crime1.
Violence and Sexual Offences2.53.178Getting worse

Changes In Hazlemere's Crime Rates Over Time

Comparing Hazlemere to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Barnet67.7175% more dangerous
Coventry77.4178% more dangerous
Croydon83.2279% more dangerous
Sheffield85.8180% more dangerous
Bristol86.2180% more dangerous
Leicester97.4482% more dangerous
Birmingham102.8783% more dangerous
Liverpool107.2884% more dangerous
Bradford133.0287% more dangerous
Leeds137.1087% more dangerous

Crime in Hazlemere's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank

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 700% increase in violence and sexual offences. Hazlemere saw a large fall in violence and sexual offences during November, when it fell by 83% compared to November in 2019.

Anti-Social Behaviour+33%---+175%-78%-20%-10%-33%-
Criminal Damage and Arson-75%-+100%---67%-+200%-50%+50%
Other Crime----------
Other Theft------+100%---
Public Order----------
Vehicle Crime----+200%--75%---
Violence and Sexual Offences+40%+33%+700%-38%+300%-27%+33%--83%-17%

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 the 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 robbery (inc. mugging).

Last updated: 07 May 2021