Crowthorne Crime Overview

Crowthorne is among the top 5 most dangerous small towns in Berkshire, and is the 54th most dangerous overall out of Berkshire's 108 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Crowthorne in 2020 was 38 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to Berkshire's overall crime rate, coming in 76% lower than the Berkshire rate of 67 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Crowthorne is the 214th safest small town, and the 4,763rd most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In September 2020, 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. September 2020 was also a bad month for Crowthorne residents, when it was Berkshire's most dangerous small town for other crime, recording 2 crimes at a rate of 0.26 per 1,000 residents. Crowthorne recorded 3 reports of other theft during April 2020, making its crime rate of 0.40 the worst small town for other theft in Berkshire that month.

The most common crimes in Crowthorne are violence and sexual offences, with 143 offences during 2020, giving a crime rate of 19. This is 77% lower than 2019's figure of 253 offences and a difference of 14.54 from 2019's crime rate of 33. Crowthorne's least common crimes are possession of weapons, with 1 offence recorded in 2020.

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Summary of Crimes in Crowthorne This Year

 CrowthorneBerkshire 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour496.4810,22311.1772% safer
Bicycle Theft60.791,9062.08163% safer
Burglary121.593,6283.96149% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson212.786,6027.21159% safer
Drugs141.852,5522.7951% safer
Other Crime60.791,2321.3571% safer
Other Theft192.514,7975.24109% safer
Possession of Weapons10.136640.73462% safer
Public Order192.514,7155.15105% safer
Shoplifting303.973,0663.3516% more dangerous
Theft From the Person40.531,0031.10108% safer
Vehicle Crime141.856,1716.74264% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences14318.9024,63826.9242% safer

Crime in Crowthorne Compared To Berkshire

Crowthorne Compared to Nearby Small Towns

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Winkfield39625.8248% safer
Binfield24427.0841% safer
Tilehurst38527.6938% safer
Bray25027.9737% safer
Finchampstead43134.8510% safer
Crowthorne28938.20-
Shinfield58540.205.0% more dangerous
Sandhurst84640.796% more dangerous
Winnersh50748.8122% more dangerous
Sunninghill and Ascot62749.1522% more dangerous

Crowthorne Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2017201820192020Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour94.62.86Getting worse
Bicycle Theft1.21.31.20.79Safer
Burglary2.961.61.6Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson53.04.92.8Safer
Drugs0.400.930.661.8Getting worse
Other Crime0.530.530.530.79Getting worse
Other Theft3.72.51.72.5Safer
Possession of Weapons0.130.13-0.13No change
Public Order1.21.12.82.5Getting worse
Shoplifting1.81.11.24.0Getting worse
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.530.660.660.53Safer
Vehicle Crime2.21.31.61.8Getting worse
Violence and Sexual Offences20223319Safer

Changes In Crowthorne's Crime Rates Over Time

Chart of CrimeRate.Front.Models.CombinedCityModel's crime rate trends over time

Comparing Crowthorne to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Crowthorne38.20-
Barnet67.7144% more dangerous
Coventry77.4151% more dangerous
Croydon83.2254% more dangerous
Sheffield85.8155% more dangerous
Bristol86.2156% more dangerous
Leicester97.4461% more dangerous
Birmingham102.8763% more dangerous
Liverpool107.2864% more dangerous
Bradford133.0271% more dangerous
Leeds137.1072% more dangerous

Crime in Crowthorne's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Crowthorne South17524Second
Owlsmoor & Broadmoor32849First

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 5 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 crimes are possession of weapons.

Last updated: 01 Apr 2021