Shenley Church End Crime Overview

Shenley Church End is among the top 10 most dangerous small towns in Buckinghamshire, and is the 37th most dangerous overall out of Buckinghamshire's 220 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Shenley Church End in 2020 was 58 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to Buckinghamshire's overall crime rate, coming in 11% lower than the Buckinghamshire rate of 64 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Shenley Church End is the 349th most dangerous small town, and the 2,295th most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In December 2020, Shenley Church End had the worst crime rate in Buckinghamshire for other crime, with 19 crimes reported and a crime rate of 1.2 per 1,000 inhabitants.

The most common crimes in Shenley Church End are violence and sexual offences, with 420 offences during 2020, giving a crime rate of 26. This is 12% higher than 2019's figure of 369 offences and a difference of 3.19 from 2019's crime rate of 23. Shenley Church End's least common crime is theft from the person, with 3 offences recorded in 2020, an increase of 33% from 2019's figure of 2 crimes.

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

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Crime in Shenley Church End Compared To Buckinghamshire

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Summary of Crimes in Shenley Church End This Year

 Shenley Church EndBuckinghamshire 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour805.017,9129.7394% safer
Bicycle Theft60.388431.04174% safer
Burglary231.442,7283.35133% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson603.765,5836.8682% safer
Drugs322.002,1102.5930% safer
Other Crime22313.971,2971.5989% more dangerous
Other Theft332.074,5295.57169% safer
Possession of Weapons60.385750.7187% safer
Public Order332.074,0314.96140% safer
Robbery60.384300.5339% safer
Shoplifting130.812,3022.83249% safer
Theft From the Person30.197710.95400% safer
Vehicle Crime613.825,2586.4669% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences42026.3121,68226.651.3% safer

Shenley Church End Compared to Nearby Small Towns

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Princes Risborough38348.1720% safer
Wolverton and Greenleys69449.9715% safer
Great Linford97750.0215% safer
Amersham80252.679% safer
Newport Pagnell79453.817% safer
Shenley Church End91957.57-
Campbell Park97758.802.1% more dangerous
Marlow85459.192.7% more dangerous
Beaconsfield81063.529% more dangerous
West Bletchley1,44563.8610% more dangerous
Chesham1,57468.2416% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Shenley Church End

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Recent Crimes in Shenley Church End

DateCrime TypeLocationOutcome
August 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Holden AvenueInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
August 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Holden AvenueUnable to prosecute suspect
August 2021Other theftOn or near Kinnear CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
August 2021Other theftOn or near Rathbone CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
August 2021Vehicle crimeOn or near Hayman RiseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
August 2021Other theftOn or near Chalkdell DriveInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
August 2021ShopliftingOn or near Hepburn CrescentUnable to prosecute suspect
August 2021ShopliftingOn or near Hepburn CrescentUnable to prosecute suspect
August 2021ShopliftingOn or near Hepburn CrescentUnable to prosecute suspect
August 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Knapp GateUnable to prosecute suspect
August 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Knapp GateUnable to prosecute suspect
August 2021Public orderOn or near Milland WayUnable to prosecute suspect
August 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Kidd CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
August 2021Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Woodhill PrisonAction to be taken by another organisation
August 2021Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Woodhill PrisonAction to be taken by another organisation
August 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Woodhill PrisonAction to be taken by another organisation
August 2021Other crimeOn or near Woodhill PrisonAction to be taken by another organisation
August 2021Public orderOn or near Garbo CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
July 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Garbo CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
July 2021Other crimeOn or near Garbo CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified

Shenley Church End Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2017201820192020Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour7575Safer
Bicycle Theft1.21.61.60.38Safer
Burglary1.81.71.11.4Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson3.63.03.53.8Getting worse
Drugs0.310.881.42.0Getting worse
Other Crime2.22.4614Getting worse
Other Theft2.81.91.62.1Safer
Possession of Weapons0.19-0.440.38Getting worse
Public Order0.811.82.12.1Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.190.440.380.38Getting worse
Shoplifting3.12.02.50.81Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.380.130.130.19Safer
Vehicle Crime1.90.944.03.8Getting worse
Violence and Sexual Offences12212326Getting worse

Changes In Shenley Church End's Crime Rates Over Time

Offences in Shenley Church End's Green Spaces

We only display green spaces in Shenley Church End that are named, and have had crimes recorded within their boundaries during 2020.

NameASBDrugsPublic OrderRobberyVSOAll OthersCrimes per Hectare
Oxley Park2----00.39

Comparing Shenley Church End to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Shenley Church End57.57-
Barnet67.7115% more dangerous
Coventry77.4126% more dangerous
Croydon83.2231% more dangerous
Sheffield85.8133% more dangerous
Bristol86.2133% more dangerous
Leicester97.4441% more dangerous
Birmingham102.8744% more dangerous
Liverpool107.2846% more dangerous
Bradford133.0257% more dangerous
Leeds137.1058% more dangerous

Crime in Shenley Church End During Coronavirus Lockdowns

Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Shenley Church End change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in May, when Shenley Church End saw a 1,250% increase in other crime. Shenley Church End saw a large fall in bicycle theft during September, when it fell by 80% compared to September in 2019.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour-56%+200%--13%-69%+20%-45%-75%-67%+10%
Bicycle Theft-50%------80%---
Burglary---33%-+50%---+100%-
Criminal Damage and Arson+50%--33%+100%+29%+50%+14%--43%-40%
Drugs--+200%---71%--+150%-
Other Crime-64%-67%+1,250%+545%+650%+43%+67%+25%+180%+850%
Other Theft--+33%+50%-50%-+67%+100%--
Possession of Weapons----------
Public Order--67%+100%-50%+33%+50%--40%+50%-
Robbery----------
Shoplifting-----+100%-80%---
Theft From the Person----------
Vehicle Crime--78%-75%-57%-75%+100%-+133%+100%-71%
Violence and Sexual Offences-4%+21%+158%+90%+33%+61%-12%-7%-8%+15%

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in Shenley Church End

What police force serves Shenley Church End?
Shenley Church End's local territorial police force is the Thames Valley Police.
How dangerous is Shenley Church End?
Shenley Church End is among the top 10 most dangerous small towns in Buckinghamshire.
What is Shenley Church End's most common crime?
The most common crimes in Shenley Church End are violence and sexual offences.
What is the least common crime in Shenley Church End?
Shenley Church End's least common crime is theft from the person (inc. pickpocketing).

Last updated: 05 Oct 2021