Bracknell is the safest major town in Berkshire, and is the 24th most dangerous overall out of Berkshire's 107 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Bracknell in 2021 was 60 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to Berkshire's overall crime rate, coming in 25% lower than the Berkshire rate of 75 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Bracknell is among the top 20 safest major towns, and the 2,222nd most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.
In April 2020, Bracknell had the worst crime rate in Berkshire for other crime, with 12 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.14 per 1,000 inhabitants. October 2015 was also a bad month for Bracknell residents, when it was Berkshire's most dangerous area for possession of weapons, recording 6 crimes at a rate of 0.07 per 1,000 residents.
The most common crimes in Bracknell are violence and sexual offences, with 2,410 offences during 2021, giving a crime rate of 28. This is 17% higher than 2020's figure of 2,002 offences and a difference of 4.80 from 2020's crime rate of 24. Bracknell's least common crime is robbery, with 19 offences recorded in 2021, a decrease of 68% from 2020's figure of 32 crimes.
Major Towns, Berkshire
19% lower, regional crime rate
27% lower, national crime rate
England, Wales & NI
As of 2022, the crime rate in Bracknell is 19% lower than the South East and 27% lower than the England, Wales & Northern Ireland overall figure.
|England, Wales & NI|
Incidents mapped in Bracknell 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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Last updated: 02 Jun, 2022
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|Year||Crime Rate per|
|Anti-Social Behaviour||824||9.69||9,477||10.35||7% safer|
|Bicycle Theft||92||1.08||1,671||1.83||69% safer|
|Criminal Damage and Arson||495||5.82||6,434||7.03||21% safer|
|Other Crime||97||1.14||1,076||1.18||3.5% safer|
|Other Theft||353||4.15||5,578||6.09||47% safer|
|Possession of Weapons||34||0.40||550||0.60||50% safer|
|Public Order||686||8.06||9,508||10.39||29% safer|
|Theft From the Person||66||0.78||1,078||1.18||51% safer|
|Vehicle Crime||288||3.39||5,066||5.54||63% safer|
|Violence and Sexual Offences||2,410||28.33||29,003||31.69||12% safer|
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|April 2022||Other theft||On or near Priory Walk||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|April 2022||Public order||On or near Parking Area||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|April 2022||Other theft||On or near Apsey Court||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|April 2022||Burglary||On or near Roebuck Estate||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|April 2022||Shoplifting||On or near Supermarket||Unable to prosecute suspect|
|April 2022||Other theft||On or near Further/Higher Educational Building||Unable to prosecute suspect|
|April 2022||Public order||On or near Great Hollands Square||Unable to prosecute suspect|
|April 2022||Other theft||On or near Supermarket||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|April 2022||Other crime||On or near Sports/Recreation Area||Action to be taken by another organisation|
|April 2022||Other theft||On or near Merlewood||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|April 2022||Criminal damage and arson||On or near Hermes Place||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|April 2022||Shoplifting||On or near Jameston||Unable to prosecute suspect|
|April 2022||Violence and sexual offences||On or near Ladybank||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|April 2022||Vehicle crime||On or near Boxford Ridge||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|April 2022||Criminal damage and arson||On or near Primrose Walk||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|April 2022||Violence and sexual offences||On or near Parking Area||Unable to prosecute suspect|
|April 2022||Bicycle theft||On or near Blackmeadows||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|April 2022||Theft from the person||On or near Guerdon Place||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|April 2022||Violence and sexual offences||On or near Somerville Rise||Unable to prosecute suspect|
|April 2022||Criminal damage and arson||On or near Basemoors||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents|
|Criminal Damage and Arson||6||5||6||6||Safer|
|Other Crime||0.80||0.86||1.2||1.1||Getting worse|
|Possession of Weapons||0.31||0.39||0.59||0.40||Getting worse|
|Public Order||1.9||2.5||3.8||8||Getting worse|
|Robbery (inc. mugging)||0.34||0.36||0.38||0.22||Safer|
|Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)||0.48||0.60||0.76||0.78||Getting worse|
|Violence and Sexual Offences||19||21||24||28||Getting worse|
We only display green spaces in Bracknell that are named, and have had crimes recorded within their boundaries during 2021.
|Name||ASB||Drugs||Public Order||Robbery||VSO||All Others||Crimes per Hectare|
|King George V Playing Field||-||-||-||-||-||1||0.63|
|Lily Hill Park||2||-||-||2||-||2||0.26|
|Lily Hill Park||2||-||-||-||-||2||0.86|
|The Elms Park||1||-||-||-||-||0||0.35|
|Major Town||Crime Rate||Rate Difference|
|Barnet||67.08||10% more dangerous|
|Croydon||82.48||27% more dangerous|
|Sheffield||90.05||33% more dangerous|
|Bristol||90.52||33% more dangerous|
|Coventry||102.24||41% more dangerous|
|Leicester||111.59||46% more dangerous|
|Liverpool||123.06||51% more dangerous|
|Birmingham||129.64||54% more dangerous|
|Bradford||132.28||54% more dangerous|
|Leeds||150.94||60% more dangerous|
Central Bracknell & Wildridings is the most dangerous neighbourhood in Bracknell, followed by Priestwood in second place, and Bullbrook as the third most dangerous area. Bracknell's safest neighbourhoods are, in order, Crown Wood, Great Hollands, and Wick Hill.
|Neighbourhood||Crime Count||Crime Rate||Danger Rank|
|Birch Hill & Hanworth East||501||68||Fourth|
|Central Bracknell & Wildridings||1,294||114||First|
Showing the safest and most dangerous parts of Bracknell for specific criminal activity, with crime count and rate shown in brackets.
|Crime Type||Safest Neighbourhood||Most Dangerous Neighbourhood|
|Anti-Social Behaviour||Wick Hill (78)||Central Bracknell & Wildridings (175)|
|Bicycle Theft||Hanworth West (1)||Central Bracknell & Wildridings (47)|
|Burglary||Crown Wood (8)||Priestwood (29)|
|Criminal Damage and Arson||Wick Hill (21)||Priestwood (76)|
|Drugs||Wick Hill (6)||Central Bracknell & Wildridings (43)|
|Other Crime||Great Hollands (6)||Birch Hill & Hanworth East (17)|
|Other Theft||Great Hollands (24)||Central Bracknell & Wildridings (88)|
|Possession of Weapons||Wick Hill (1)||Great Hollands (10)|
|Public Order||Wick Hill (51)||Central Bracknell & Wildridings (207)|
|Robbery (inc. mugging)||Priestwood (1)||Central Bracknell & Wildridings (7)|
|Shoplifting||Wick Hill (2)||Priestwood (82)|
|Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)||Wick Hill (1)||Central Bracknell & Wildridings (30)|
|Vehicle Crime||Wick Hill (17)||Priestwood (37)|
|Violence and Sexual Offences||Wick Hill (198)||Central Bracknell & Wildridings (559)|
Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Bracknell change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in April, when Bracknell saw a 1,100% increase in other crime. Bracknell saw a large fall in theft from the person during April, when it fell by 83% compared to April in 2019.
|Criminal Damage and Arson||-22%||-16%||-13%||-39%||+57%||+39%||+23%||+32%||+130%||+18%|
|Possession of Weapons||-33%||+50%||+400%||+25%||+300%||+600%||+67%||-||+50%||-|
|Theft From the Person||+300%||-83%||-57%||-67%||-50%||-||+25%||+133%||-||+333%|
|Violence and Sexual Offences||-9%||-4%||+20%||+6%||+30%||+40%||+11%||+16%||+13%||-11%|