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Crime and Safety in Bray

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Bray is the most dangerous small towns in Berkshire, and is the 31st most dangerous overall out of Berkshire's 107 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Bray in 2021 was 55 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to Berkshire's overall crime rate, coming in 36% lower than the Berkshire rate of 75 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Bray is the 402nd safest small town, and the 2,703rd most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In August 2021, Bray was the worst small town in Berkshire for burglary, with 2 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.22 per 1,000 inhabitants. April 2021 was also a bad month for Bray residents, when it was Berkshire's most dangerous small town for other crime, recording 3 crimes at a rate of 0.34 per 1,000 residents. Bray recorded 10 reports of other theft during October 2021, making its crime rate of 1.1 the worst small town for other theft in Berkshire that month.

The most common crimes in Bray are violence and sexual offences, with 202 offences during 2021, giving a crime rate of 23. This is 41% higher than 2020's figure of 119 offences and a difference of 9.28 from 2020's crime rate of 13. Bray's least common crime is robbery, with 1 offence recorded in 2021.

Bray 2022 Crime Scorecard

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Small Towns, Berkshire

30% lower, regional crime rate

South East

38% lower, national crime rate

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Local Crime in Context

As of 2022, the crime rate in Bray is 30% lower than the South East and 38% lower than the England, Wales & Northern Ireland overall figure.

Bray Crime Rate Over Time

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Incidents mapped in Bray 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 Bray

YearCrime Rate per
1,000 people
Total Crimes
202155494
202045401
201958516
201852462
201740353
201638342

Crime in Bray Compared To Berkshire

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Summary of Crimes in Bray This Year

 BrayBerkshire 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour374.149,47710.35 150% safer
Bicycle Theft20.221,6711.83 732% safer
Burglary202.242,8363.10 38% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson424.706,4347.03 50% safer
Drugs171.902,4502.68 41% safer
Other Crime111.231,0761.18 4.1% more dangerous
Other Theft9110.185,5786.09 40% more dangerous
Possession of Weapons30.345500.60 76% safer
Public Order475.269,50810.39 98% safer
Robbery10.114460.49 345% safer
Shoplifting30.343,1913.49 926% safer
Theft From the Person80.901,0781.18 31% safer
Vehicle Crime475.265,0665.54 5% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences20222.6029,00331.69 40% safer

Bray Compared to Nearby Small Towns)

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Crowthorne32442.8329% safer
Sandhurst92444.5524% safer
Tilehurst62645.0223% safer
Winnersh54552.465% safer
Sunninghill and Ascot68954.012.4% safer
Bray49455.28-

Crime Over Time in Bray

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Recent Crimes in Bray

DateCrime TypeLocationOutcome
April 2022Public orderOn or near Moor EndUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Byland DriveInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Public orderOn or near Ascot RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Other crimeOn or near Holyport StreetUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Bicycle theftOn or near CharltonInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Possession of weaponsOn or near Winbury PlaceUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Bicycle theftOn or near CharltonInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Sturt GreenInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022BurglaryOn or near Church DriveInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Other crimeOn or near Holyport StreetUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Public orderOn or near New RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022DrugsOn or near Drift RoadLocal resolution
April 2022Other theftOn or near Petrol StationInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022DrugsOn or near Langworthy EndLocal resolution
April 2022Other theftOn or near Petrol StationUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Other theftOn or near Petrol StationInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Other theftOn or near Petrol StationInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022ShopliftingOn or near Petrol StationUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Bishops Farm CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near LiddellUnable to prosecute suspect

Bray Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2018201920202021Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour4.0864.1 Safer
Bicycle Theft0.670.450.450.22 Safer
Burglary5652.2 Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson653.84.7 Safer
Drugs1.62.62.41.9 Getting worse
Other Crime1.00.560.781.2 Getting worse
Other Theft1211910 Safer
Possession of Weapons0.340.450.340.34 Getting worse
Public Order1.42.72.95 Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.340.45-0.11 Safer
Shoplifting1.00.450.110.34 Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.340.900.450.90 Getting worse
Vehicle Crime4.91065 Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences16171323 Getting worse

Changes In Bray's Crime Rates Over Time

Comparing Bray to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Bray55.28-
Barnet67.0818% more dangerous
Croydon82.4833% more dangerous
Sheffield90.0539% more dangerous
Bristol90.5239% more dangerous
Coventry102.2446% more dangerous
Leicester111.5950% more dangerous
Liverpool123.0655% more dangerous
Birmingham129.6457% more dangerous
Bradford132.2858% more dangerous
Leeds150.9463% more dangerous

Crime in Bray's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Bray Wick & Holyport41554First

Crime in Bray During Coronavirus Lockdowns

Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Bray change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in September, when Bray saw a 600% increase in criminal damage and arson. Bray saw a large fall in anti-social behaviour during September, when it fell by 91% compared to September in 2019.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour-+50%-36%-15%+14%+29%-91%-25%-40%-67%
Bicycle Theft----------
Burglary--80%-25%+25%-67%-38%-80%+60%-25%-71%
Criminal Damage and Arson--60%-80%-89%+125%-86%+600%-+150%+100%
Drugs+100%-+50%--25%---50%-40%-50%
Other Theft-33%-80%-60%-38%-38%-+13%-40%+80%+20%
Public Order--+50%-67%+100%-33%-50%-50%-50%+400%
Shoplifting----------
Theft From the Person-------+200%--
Vehicle Crime-43%--82%+250%-67%-40%+50%+80%+100%-86%
Violence and Sexual Offences-80%-50%-36%-61%+10%-14%-9%+10%+70%-33%

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in Bray

What police force serves Bray?
Bray's local territorial police force is the Thames Valley Police.

How dangerous is Bray?
Bray is the most dangerous small town in Berkshire.

What is Bray's most common crime?
The most common crimes in Bray are violence and sexual offences.

What is the least common crime in Bray?
Bray's least common crime is robbery (inc. mugging).

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