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.
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.