Community Safety

Introduction

The crime rate in Buckinghamshire is relatively low compared to other areas of the country, but the rates of crime have increased in recent years. In 2021 the number of reported crimes in Buckinghamshire was 59 per 1,000 people. This compares to 70 reported crimes per 1000 people in the Thames Valley Police area and 85 for England and Wales combined. In 2021, Buckinghamshire’s recorded crime increased by 10% on the previous year. This was a larger increase than the Thames Valley area which saw a 9% increase, and England and Wales, which saw a 6% increase.

 

The Thames Valley Police Force is responsible for policing Buckinghamshire, along with Berkshire and Oxfordshire. It is the largest non-metropolitan force in England and Wales. There are 4 Local Policing Areas (LPA’s) in Buckinghamshire, each led by a Superintendent. These are Aylesbury Vale, Milton Keynes, Wycombe, and Chiltern and South Buckinghamshire.

Data

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Community Safety

Residents safety concerns

These charts show the issues that residents in Buckinghamshire are most concerned about in relation to crime and community safety.

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Doorstep Crime

This chart shows the number of Trading Standards interventions involving doorstep crime, typically cold callers to victims’ front doors.

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Scam calls blocked

This chart shows the number of recent scam calls blocked in Buckinghamshire using a blocker device. These devices are issued by Trading Standards to vulnerable people to protect them from receiving scam calls.

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Domestic Abuse

This data shows the number of recent incidents attended by Thames Valley Police which have been flagged as being related to domestic abuse in Buckinghamshire. The nature of the domestic setting means many incidents are unseen and may go unreported.

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Feeling Safe

This chart shows the extent to which residents of Buckinghamshire feel safe in certain situations, as reported via the Residents Community Safety Survey.

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Vehicle Crime

This chart shows the number of recorded vehicle crimes in Buckinghamshire. Vehicle crime includes the theft of a vehicle, theft from a vehicle and damage to a vehicle.

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Violent Crimes & Sexual Offences

This chart shows the number of recorded violent crimes and sexual offences in Buckinghamshire. Violent crime and sexual offences is a broad crime type that includes ‘Violence Without Injury’ and ‘Violence With Injury’, as well as all categories of sexual offence.

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Drug Crime

This chart shows the number of recorded drug crimes in Buckinghamshire. Drug crime is a crime type that includes possession of a controlled drug, possession with intent to supply, supply of a controlled drug and production of a controlled drug.

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Burglary

This chart shows the number of recorded burglary offences in Buckinghamshire. Burglary is the illegal entering of a building in order to commit a crime, usually theft.

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Anti-Social Behaviour

This chart shows the number of recorded anti-social behaviour incidents in Buckinghamshire. Anti-social behaviour includes a range of nuisance and criminal behaviours which cause distress to other individuals or communities, or impact the wider environment.

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