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Crime and Safety in Crowthorne

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Crowthorne is among the top 10 most dangerous small towns in Berkshire, and is the 52nd safest overall out of Berkshire's 107 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Crowthorne in 2021 was 43 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to Berkshire's overall crime rate, coming in 76% lower than the Berkshire rate of 75 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Crowthorne is the 231st safest small town, and the 4,254th most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In August 2021, Crowthorne was the worst small town in Berkshire for bicycle theft, with 2 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.26 per 1,000 inhabitants. December 2021 was also a bad month for Crowthorne residents, when it was Berkshire's most dangerous small town for criminal damage and arson, recording 9 crimes at a rate of 1.2 per 1,000 residents. Crowthorne recorded 6 reports of shoplifting during February 2021, making its crime rate of 0.79 the worst small town for shoplifting in Berkshire that month.

The most common crimes in Crowthorne are violence and sexual offences, with 151 offences during 2021, giving a crime rate of 20. This is 5% higher than 2020's figure of 143 offences and a difference of 1.06 from 2020's crime rate of 19. Crowthorne's least common crime is theft from the person, with 1 offence recorded in 2021, a decrease of 300% from 2020's figure of 4 crimes.

Crowthorne 2022 Crime Scorecard

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Small Towns, Berkshire

68% lower, regional crime rate

South East

78% lower, national crime rate

England, Wales & NI

Local Crime in Context

As of 2022, the crime rate in Crowthorne is 68% lower than the South East and 78% lower than the England, Wales & Northern Ireland overall figure.

Crowthorne Crime Rate Over Time

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Crowthorne Crime Map

Incidents mapped in Crowthorne 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 Crowthorne

YearCrime Rate per
1,000 people
Total Crimes
202143324
202038289
201950380
201840303
201740305
201638288

Crime in Crowthorne Compared To Berkshire

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Summary of Crimes in Crowthorne This Year

 CrowthorneBerkshire 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour699.129,47710.35 13% safer
Bicycle Theft81.061,6711.83 73% safer
Burglary101.322,8363.10 135% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson445.826,4347.03 21% safer
Drugs50.662,4502.68 306% safer
Other Crime40.531,0761.18 123% safer
Other Theft253.305,5786.09 85% safer
Possession of Weapons40.535500.60 13% safer
Public Order415.429,50810.39 92% safer
Shoplifting192.513,1913.49 39% safer
Theft From the Person10.131,0781.18 808% safer
Vehicle Crime121.595,0665.54 248% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences15119.9629,00331.69 59% safer

Crowthorne Compared to Nearby Small Towns)

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Warfield726.75535% safer
Binfield687.55467% safer
Shinfield30921.23102% safer
Finchampstead45136.4717% safer
Winkfield58538.1512% safer
Crowthorne32442.83-
Sandhurst92444.553.9% more dangerous
Tilehurst62645.024.9% more dangerous
Winnersh54552.4618% more dangerous
Sunninghill and Ascot68954.0121% more dangerous
Bray49455.2823% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Crowthorne

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Recent Crimes in Crowthorne

DateCrime TypeLocationOutcome
April 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Wiltshire AvenueInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022BurglaryOn or near High StreetInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Old Pharmacy CourtInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Bicycle theftOn or near Cricket Field GroveInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Other theftOn or near Rowan DriveInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Blake CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Old Pharmacy CourtInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022BurglaryOn or near Parking AreaInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Old Pharmacy CourtUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Duke'S RideUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Public orderOn or near Parking AreaInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022DrugsOn or near Napier RoadLocal resolution
March 2022Other theftOn or near Lanchester DriveUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Other theftOn or near Police StationInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Public orderOn or near Kingsley CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Park/Open SpaceAction to be taken by another organisation
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Napier CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022DrugsOn or near Club LaneLocal resolution
March 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Parking AreaInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Parking AreaInvestigation complete; no suspect identified

Crowthorne Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2018201920202021Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour4.62.869 Getting worse
Bicycle Theft1.31.20.791.1 Safer
Burglary61.61.61.3 Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson3.04.92.86 Getting worse
Drugs0.930.661.80.66 Safer
Other Crime0.530.530.790.53No change
Other Theft2.51.72.53.3 Getting worse
Possession of Weapons0.13-0.130.53 Getting worse
Public Order1.12.82.55 Getting worse
Shoplifting1.11.24.02.5 Getting worse
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.660.660.530.13 Safer
Vehicle Crime1.31.61.81.6 Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences22331920 Safer

Changes In Crowthorne's Crime Rates Over Time

Offences in Crowthorne's Green Spaces

We only display green spaces in Crowthorne that are named, and have had crimes recorded within their boundaries during 2021.

NameASBDrugsPublic OrderRobberyVSOAll OthersCrimes per Hectare
The Morgan Recreation Ground2-2--43.7

Comparing Crowthorne to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Crowthorne42.83-
Barnet67.0836% more dangerous
Croydon82.4848% more dangerous
Sheffield90.0552% more dangerous
Bristol90.5253% more dangerous
Coventry102.2458% more dangerous
Leicester111.5962% more dangerous
Liverpool123.0665% more dangerous
Birmingham129.6467% more dangerous
Bradford132.2868% more dangerous
Leeds150.9472% more dangerous

Crime in Crowthorne's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Crowthorne South18525Second
Owlsmoor & Broadmoor39158First

Crime in Crowthorne During Coronavirus Lockdowns

Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Crowthorne change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in October, when Crowthorne saw a 500% increase in anti-social behaviour. Crowthorne saw a large fall in criminal damage and arson during November, when it fell by 67% compared to November in 2019.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour-+33%--+200%--+500%+400%-
Bicycle Theft----+100%-----
Burglary--------50%--
Criminal Damage and Arson-50%--50%-+100%+50%-20%-50%-67%+150%
Drugs--------67%--
Other Crime----------
Other Theft-50%--50%--+100%+100%+300%--50%
Public Order--50%--50%+200%-33%-60%+100%+200%-33%
Shoplifting--+400%---+400%---67%
Theft From the Person----------
Vehicle Crime--------+33%-50%
Violence and Sexual Offences-65%-37%-58%-63%+19%-58%-44%+21%-57%-41%

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in Crowthorne

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

How dangerous is Crowthorne?
Crowthorne is among the top 10 most dangerous small towns in Berkshire.

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

What is the least common crime in Crowthorne?
Crowthorne's least common crime is theft from the person (inc. pickpocketing).

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