Binfield Crime Overview

Binfield is among the top 5 safest small towns in Berkshire, and is the 33rd safest overall out of Berkshire's 108 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Binfield in 2020 was 27 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to Berkshire's overall crime rate, coming in 149% lower than the Berkshire rate of 67 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Binfield is the 91st safest small town, and the 4,284th safest location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In May 2020, Binfield was the worst small town in Berkshire for burglary, with 4 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.44 per 1,000 inhabitants. April 2020 was also a bad month for Binfield residents, when it was Berkshire's most dangerous small town for robbery, recording 1 crime at a rate of 0.11 per 1,000 residents. Binfield recorded 2 reports of shoplifting during April 2020, making its crime rate of 0.22 the worst small town for shoplifting in Berkshire that month.

The most common crimes in Binfield are violence and sexual offences, with 75 offences during 2020, giving a crime rate of 8. This is 1.3% higher than 2019's figure of 74 offences and a difference of 0.11 from 2019's crime rate of 8. Binfield's least common crime is bicycle theft, with 1 offence recorded in 2020, a decrease of 200% from 2019's figure of 3 crimes.

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Crime in Binfield Compared To Berkshire

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Summary of Crimes in Binfield This Year

CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour323.5510,22311.17215% safer
Bicycle Theft10.111,9062.081791% safer
Burglary192.113,6283.9688% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson232.556,6027.21183% safer
Drugs80.892,5522.79213% safer
Other Crime70.781,2321.3573% safer
Other Theft303.334,7975.2457% safer
Possession of Weapons10.116640.73564% safer
Public Order111.224,7155.15322% safer
Robbery20.226530.71223% safer
Shoplifting202.223,0663.3551% safer
Vehicle Crime475.226,1716.7429% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences758.3224,63826.92224% safer

Binfield Compared to Nearby Small Towns

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Warfield21119.7737% safer
Cox Green17122.5720% safer
Winkfield39625.824.9% safer
Tilehurst38527.692.2% more dangerous
Bray25027.973.2% more dangerous
Finchampstead43134.8522% more dangerous
Crowthorne28938.2029% more dangerous
Shinfield58540.2033% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Binfield

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Binfield Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Anti-Social Behaviour762.63.6Safer
Bicycle Theft0.220.220.330.11Safer
Burglary1. worse
Criminal Damage and Arson4.
Drugs0.221.10.440.89Getting worse
Other Crime0.44-0.110.78Getting worse
Other Theft4.
Possession of Weapons-0.11-0.11No change
Public Order0.220.671.31.2Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)- worse
Shoplifting0.330.221.82.2Getting worse
Vehicle Crime2.43.165Getting worse
Violence and Sexual Offences5688Getting worse

Changes In Binfield's Crime Rates Over Time

Comparing Binfield to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Barnet67.7160% more dangerous
Coventry77.4165% more dangerous
Croydon83.2267% more dangerous
Sheffield85.8168% more dangerous
Bristol86.2169% more dangerous
Leicester97.4472% more dangerous
Birmingham102.8774% more dangerous
Liverpool107.2875% more dangerous
Bradford133.0280% more dangerous
Leeds137.1080% more dangerous

Crime in Binfield During Coronavirus Lockdowns

Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Binfield change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in April, when Binfield saw a 300% increase in anti-social behaviour. Binfield saw a large fall in shoplifting during November, when it fell by 86% compared to November in 2019.

Anti-Social Behaviour-+300%+300%+67%+150%-67%-33%-80%+200%-
Criminal Damage and Arson--+100%+33%-+100%+100%--67%-50%
Other Crime----------
Other Theft--+33%---+33%+200%--60%
Public Order------+100%-67%--
Vehicle Crime-57%---33%-40%-+67%-67%+33%+200%
Violence and Sexual Offences-71%+67%+17%-33%+20%+250%+133%-9%-33%+30%

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in Binfield

What police force serves Binfield?
Binfield's local territorial police force is the Thames Valley Police.
How dangerous is Binfield?
Binfield is among the top 5 safest small towns in Berkshire.
What is Binfield's most common crime?
The most common crimes in Binfield are violence and sexual offences.
What is the least common crime in Binfield?
Binfield's least common crime is bicycle theft.

Last updated: 07 May 2021