Chiltern & S Bucks Policing Issues Forum 29th March 2022

Thank you to all who attended the meeting of the Chiltern & South Bucks Policing Issues Forum on¬†Tuesday, 29th March, and who completed the survey of residents’ concerns.¬†

Pending ratification of new focus areas by Community Board Chairs, the focus areas set on Monday 29th November 2021 remain in place.

  • Serious acquisitive crime
  • Speeding
  • Anti-social Behaviour

The responses to the survey showed Fly Tipping and Littering to be the leading concern for the first time. Speeding was second, and Residential Burglary third.

leading residents' concerns in March 2022 survey by Community Bpard area

Considering the leading concerns across our 7 Community Board areas, they were unusually disparate, not the usual dominance of Burglary and Speeding.

leading concerns in March 2022 survey by Community Board area

Votes for Fly Tipping and Littering were led by the residents of South Bucks, and it is easy to see why. Below you can download an informative briefing by Buckinghamshire Council on fly tipping trends, enforcement actions and proactive messages to prevent fly tipping.

distribution of fly tipping prosecuttions in Chiltern & South Bucks, mirrored by the extent of concern in the respective Community  Board areas

For the first time, Burglary featured as low as third among residents’ concerns, below Fly Tipping and Speeding. Whether this will remain so, time will tell – but thankfully burglary incidences have remained relatively low.

reported burglaries in Chiltern and South Bucks 2019-2022