Wendover Crime Overview

Wendover is among the top 20 safest small towns in Buckinghamshire, and is the 71st most dangerous overall out of Buckinghamshire's 220 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Wendover in 2020 was 44 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to Buckinghamshire's overall crime rate, coming in 46% lower than the Buckinghamshire rate of 64 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Wendover is the 309th safest small town, and the 3,760th most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In December 2018, Wendover was the worst small town in Buckinghamshire for bicycle theft, with 8 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.94 per 1,000 inhabitants. February 2017 was also a bad month for Wendover residents, when it was Buckinghamshire's most dangerous small town for possession of weapons, recording 3 crimes at a rate of 0.35 per 1,000 residents. Wendover recorded 11 reports of burglary during December 2015, making its crime rate of 1.3 the worst small town for burglary in Buckinghamshire that month.

The most common crimes in Wendover are violence and sexual offences, with 132 offences during 2020, giving a crime rate of 15. This is 18% higher than 2019's figure of 108 offences and a difference of 2.81 from 2019's crime rate of 13. Wendover's least common crime is robbery, with 1 offence recorded in 2020, the same as 2019's figure of 1 crime.

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Summary of Crimes in Wendover This Year

 WendoverBuckinghamshire 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour515.997,9129.7362% safer
Bicycle Theft30.358431.04197% safer
Burglary101.172,7283.35186% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson657.635,5836.8610% more dangerous
Drugs70.822,1102.59216% safer
Other Crime80.941,2971.5969% safer
Other Theft536.224,5295.5710% more dangerous
Possession of Weapons101.175750.7139% more dangerous
Public Order333.874,0314.9628% safer
Robbery10.124300.53342% safer
Shoplifting121.412,3022.83101% safer
Theft From the Person30.357710.95171% safer
Vehicle Crime384.465,2586.4645% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences13215.4921,68226.6572% safer

Crime in Wendover Compared To Buckinghamshire

Wendover Compared to Nearby Small Towns

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Walton37731.5540% safer
Great Missenden35336.5920% safer
Burnham48440.499% safer
Stony Stratford31440.828% safer
Kents Hill, Monkston and Brinklow35742.064.7% safer
Wendover37544.02-
Chalfont St. Peter58344.170.34% more dangerous
Wooburn48245.322.9% more dangerous
Gerrards Cross38645.884.1% more dangerous
Buckingham67346.555% more dangerous
Stantonbury54547.297% more dangerous

Wendover Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2017201820192020Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour984.86Safer
Bicycle Theft1.32.41.20.35Safer
Burglary4.32.63.41.2Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson4.64.73.68Getting worse
Drugs0.700.820.820.82Getting worse
Other Crime1.11.41.80.94Safer
Other Theft653.86Getting worse
Possession of Weapons0.470.230.591.2Getting worse
Public Order0.351.40.943.9Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.230.470.120.12Safer
Shoplifting2.81.21.21.4Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.470.230.470.35Safer
Vehicle Crime3.54.64.04.5Getting worse
Violence and Sexual Offences11161315Getting worse

Changes In Wendover's Crime Rates Over Time

Chart of CrimeRate.Front.Models.CombinedCityModel's crime rate trends over time

Comparing Wendover to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Wendover44.02-
Barnet67.7135% more dangerous
Coventry77.4143% more dangerous
Croydon83.2247% more dangerous
Sheffield85.8149% more dangerous
Bristol86.2149% more dangerous
Leicester97.4455% more dangerous
Birmingham102.8757% more dangerous
Liverpool107.2859% more dangerous
Bradford133.0267% more dangerous
Leeds137.1068% more dangerous

Crime in Wendover's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Wendover39141First

Crime in Wendover During Coronavirus Lockdowns

Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Wendover change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in November, when Wendover saw a 1,100% increase in criminal damage and arson. Wendover saw a large fall in burglary during May, when it fell by 88% compared to May in 2019.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour+100%+33%+100%+33%-+60%-+67%+33%-
Burglary---88%--+50%----
Criminal Damage and Arson+50%-67%+200%-57%+75%+33%+700%+400%+1,100%+167%
Drugs----------
Other Crime-------+100%+100%-
Other Theft+50%--67%+33%-50%-+300%-+567%+100%
Possession of Weapons----------
Public Order+400%----50%-+200%+300%+100%-
Shoplifting+100%---50%------
Vehicle Crime-33%---50%-25%-14%+67%--67%-
Violence and Sexual Offences+86%+67%+113%-44%+44%-69%+57%-46%--

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in Wendover

What police force serves Wendover?
Wendover's local territorial police force is the Thames Valley Police.
How dangerous is Wendover?
Wendover is among the top 20 safest small towns in Buckinghamshire.
What is Wendover's most common crime?
The most common crimes in Wendover are violence and sexual offences.
What is the least common crime in Wendover?
Wendover's least common crime is robbery (inc. mugging).

Last updated: 01 Apr 2021