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Crime and Safety in Binfield

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Binfield is the third safest small towns in Berkshire, and is among the top 5 safest overall out of Berkshire's 107 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Binfield in 2021 was 8 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares similarly to Berkshire's overall crime rate, coming in 897% lower than the Berkshire rate of 75 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Binfield is the 67th safest small town, and the 672nd 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. December 2018 was also a bad month for Binfield residents, when it was Berkshire's most dangerous small town for drugs, recording 1 crime at a rate of 0.11 per 1,000 residents. Binfield recorded 1 report of other crime during September 2017, making its crime rate of 0.11 the worst small town for other crime in Berkshire that month.

The most common crimes in Binfield are violence and sexual offences, with 16 offences during 2021, giving a crime rate of 1.8. This is 6% higher than 2020's figure of 15 offences and a difference of 0.12 from 2020's crime rate of 1.7. Binfield's least common crime is other crime, with 1 offence recorded in 2021, a decrease of 300% from 2020's figure of 4 crimes.

Binfield 2022 Crime Scorecard

Third Safest

Small Towns, Berkshire

852% lower, regional crime rate

South East

912% lower, national crime rate

England, Wales & NI

Local Crime in Context

As of 2022, the crime rate in Binfield is 852% lower than the South East and 912% lower than the England, Wales & Northern Ireland overall figure.

Binfield Crime Rate Over Time

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Incidents mapped in Binfield represent the time frame between May 2019 and April 2022. Each point on the map represents an area where crimes have been recorded locally.

Last updated: 02 Jun, 2022

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Historical Crime Rates for Binfield

YearCrime Rate per
1,000 people
Total Crimes
2021868
2020657
2019763
20183.431
20173.935
20164.238

Crime in Binfield Compared To Berkshire

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Summary of Crimes in Binfield This Year

 BinfieldBerkshire 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour171.899,47710.35 448% safer
Burglary80.892,8363.10 248% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson70.786,4347.03 801% safer
Drugs30.332,4502.68 712% safer
Other Crime10.111,0761.18 973% safer
Other Theft70.785,5786.09 681% safer
Public Order121.339,50810.39 681% safer
Shoplifting10.113,1913.49 3073% safer
Vehicle Crime131.445,0665.54 285% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences161.7829,00331.69 1680% safer

Binfield Compared to Nearby Small Towns)

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Cox Green233.04148% safer
Warfield726.7512% safer
Binfield687.55-
Shinfield30921.2364% more dangerous
Finchampstead45136.4779% more dangerous
Winkfield58538.1580% more dangerous
Crowthorne32442.8382% more dangerous
Sandhurst92444.5583% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Binfield

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Recent Crimes in Binfield

DateCrime TypeLocationOutcome
April 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Forest RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Pedestrian SubwayInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near B3018Investigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near London RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Public orderOn or near Park/Open SpaceInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Public orderOn or near Pedestrian SubwayInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
February 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Temple WayInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
February 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near London RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
February 2022BurglaryOn or near Pedestrian SubwayUnable to prosecute suspect
February 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near London RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
February 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near London RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
January 2022BurglaryOn or near Billingbear LaneInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
January 2022Other theftOn or near London RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
January 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near London RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
December 2021Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Howe LaneInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
December 2021BurglaryOn or near Ryehurst LaneInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
December 2021Public orderOn or near Howe LaneInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
December 2021Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Pedestrian SubwayUnable to prosecute suspect
December 2021BurglaryOn or near Ryehurst LaneInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
December 2021Other theftOn or near London RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified

Binfield Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2018201920202021Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour0.22-0.221.9 Getting worse
Burglary1.01.21.40.89 Getting worse
Criminal Damage and Arson0.550.780.550.78 Safer
Drugs0.220.110.220.33 Getting worse
Other Crime--0.440.11 Safer
Other Theft0.220.440.330.78 Getting worse
Public Order0.220.890.441.3 Getting worse
Vehicle Crime0.221.41.21.4 Getting worse
Violence and Sexual Offences0.892.01.71.8 Getting worse

Changes In Binfield's Crime Rates Over Time

Comparing Binfield to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Binfield7.55-
Barnet67.0889% more dangerous
Croydon82.4891% more dangerous
Sheffield90.0592% more dangerous
Bristol90.5292% more dangerous
Coventry102.2493% more dangerous
Leicester111.5993% more dangerous
Liverpool123.0694% more dangerous
Birmingham129.6494% more dangerous
Bradford132.2894% more dangerous
Leeds150.9495% 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 May, when Binfield saw a 100% increase in violence and sexual offences. Binfield saw a large fall in public order during October, when it fell by 67% compared to October in 2019.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Burglary----------
Criminal Damage and Arson----------
Other Theft-50%---------
Public Order--------67%--
Vehicle Crime--------33%--
Violence and Sexual Offences--+100%-50%-+100%-+100%-+50%

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 the third safest small town 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 other crime.

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