Hughenden Crime Overview

Hughenden is the second safest small town in Buckinghamshire, and is the 33rd safest overall out of Buckinghamshire's 220 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Hughenden in 2020 was 18 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to Buckinghamshire's overall crime rate, coming in 265% lower than the Buckinghamshire rate of 64 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Hughenden is the 25th safest small town, and the 2,199th safest location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

The most common crimes in Hughenden are violence and sexual offences, with 75 offences during 2020, giving a crime rate of 9. This is 12% higher than 2019's figure of 66 offences and a difference of 1.11 from 2019's crime rate of 8. Hughenden's least common crime is theft from the person, with 1 offence recorded in 2020, a decrease of 200% from 2019's figure of 3 crimes.

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Crime in Hughenden Compared To Buckinghamshire

Summary of Crimes in Hughenden This Year

CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour202.477,9129.73294% safer
Bicycle Theft20.258431.04316% safer
Burglary80.992,7283.35238% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson141.735,5836.86297% safer
Drugs121.482,1102.5975% safer
Other Crime20.251,2971.59536% safer
Other Theft101.244,5295.57349% safer
Public Order60.744,0314.96570% safer
Shoplifting60.742,3022.83282% safer
Theft From the Person10.127710.95692% safer
Vehicle Crime60.745,2586.46773% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences759.2821,68226.65187% safer

Hughenden Compared to Nearby Small Towns

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Hazlemere16017.202.2% safer
Broughton17121.0617% more dangerous
Chepping Wycombe39427.8637% more dangerous
Bradwell28529.9441% more dangerous
Walton37731.5544% more dangerous
Great Missenden35336.5952% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Hughenden

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Hughenden Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Anti-Social Behaviour3.
Bicycle Theft0. worse
Criminal Damage and Arson1.
Drugs0.251.90.621.5Getting worse
Other Crime0.250.620.250.25Safer
Other Theft2.
Public Order0.740.370.870.74Getting worse
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)-0.250.370.12Safer
Vehicle Crime1.91.10.990.74Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences4.8689Getting worse

Changes In Hughenden's Crime Rates Over Time

Comparing Hughenden to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Barnet67.7174% more dangerous
Coventry77.4177% 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 Hughenden's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Walter's Ash & Hughenden Valley16120First

Crime in Hughenden During Coronavirus Lockdowns

Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Hughenden change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in June, when Hughenden saw a 250% increase in violence and sexual offences. Hughenden saw a large fall in anti-social behaviour during June, when it fell by 80% compared to June in 2019.

Anti-Social Behaviour-33%---80%+100%+100%----
Criminal Damage and Arson--50%+100%-67%+200%----+200%
Other Crime----------
Other Theft-50%+100%-50%-------
Public Order--50%+100%-------
Theft From the Person----------
Vehicle Crime----------
Violence and Sexual Offences-14%+50%-13%+250%+80%+150%-40%+50%-14%-58%

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in Hughenden

What police force serves Hughenden?
Hughenden's local territorial police force is the Thames Valley Police.
How dangerous is Hughenden?
Hughenden is the second safest small town in Buckinghamshire.
What is Hughenden's most common crime?
The most common crimes in Hughenden are violence and sexual offences.
What is the least common crime in Hughenden?
Hughenden's least common crime is theft from the person (inc. pickpocketing).

Last updated: 07 May 2021