Earley is the safest medium-sized towns in Berkshire, and is the 43rd safest overall out of Berkshire's 107 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Earley in 2021 was 37 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to Berkshire's overall crime rate, coming in 105% lower than the Berkshire rate of 75 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Earley is among the top 10 safest medium-sized town, and the 5,309th most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.
In January 2021, Earley was the worst medium-sized town in Berkshire for criminal damage and arson, with 17 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.50 per 1,000 inhabitants. November 2021 was also a bad month for Earley residents, when it was Berkshire's most dangerous medium-sized town for robbery, recording 3 crimes at a rate of 0.09 per 1,000 residents. Earley recorded 11 reports of vehicle crime during April 2021, making its crime rate of 0.32 the worst medium-sized town for vehicle crime in Berkshire that month.
The most common crimes in Earley are violence and sexual offences, with 569 offences during 2021, giving a crime rate of 17. This is 13% higher than 2020's figure of 495 offences and a difference of 2.18 from 2020's crime rate of 15. Earley's least common crime is robbery, with 6 offences recorded in 2021, a decrease of 33% from 2020's figure of 8 crimes.
Medium-Sized Towns, Berkshire
96% lower, regional crime rate
108% lower, national crime rate
England, Wales & NI
As of 2022, the crime rate in Earley is 96% lower than the South East and 108% lower than the England, Wales & Northern Ireland overall figure.
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Incidents mapped in Earley 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||159||4.67||9,477||10.35||122% safer|
|Bicycle Theft||23||0.68||1,671||1.83||169% safer|
|Criminal Damage and Arson||149||4.38||6,434||7.03||61% safer|
|Other Crime||14||0.41||1,076||1.18||188% safer|
|Other Theft||81||2.38||5,578||6.09||156% safer|
|Possession of Weapons||10||0.29||550||0.60||107% safer|
|Public Order||133||3.91||9,508||10.39||166% safer|
|Theft From the Person||11||0.32||1,078||1.18||269% safer|
|Vehicle Crime||81||2.38||5,066||5.54||133% safer|
|Violence and Sexual Offences||569||16.73||29,003||31.69||89% safer|
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|April 2022||Other theft||On or near Beeston Way||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|April 2022||Other theft||On or near Trout Close||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|April 2022||Vehicle crime||On or near Elm Road||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|April 2022||Other theft||On or near Pepper Lane||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|April 2022||Vehicle crime||On or near Frieth Close||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|April 2022||Bicycle theft||On or near Meadow Road||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|April 2022||Violence and sexual offences||On or near Supermarket||Unable to prosecute suspect|
|April 2022||Violence and sexual offences||On or near Paddick Drive||Action to be taken by another organisation|
|April 2022||Bicycle theft||On or near Parking Area||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|April 2022||Burglary||On or near Wychwood Close||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|April 2022||Burglary||On or near Beaconsfield Way||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|April 2022||Vehicle crime||On or near Fulmer Close||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|April 2022||Vehicle crime||On or near Aldbourne Avenue||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|April 2022||Violence and sexual offences||On or near Fowler Close||Local resolution|
|April 2022||Criminal damage and arson||On or near Crawford Close||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|April 2022||Bicycle theft||On or near Further/Higher Educational Building||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|April 2022||Vehicle crime||On or near Salcombe Drive||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|April 2022||Violence and sexual offences||On or near Fleetham Gardens||Unable to prosecute suspect|
|April 2022||Violence and sexual offences||On or near London Road||Unable to prosecute suspect|
|April 2022||Violence and sexual offences||On or near Thyme Close||Local resolution|
|Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents|
|Criminal Damage and Arson||4.6||6||4.0||4.4||Safer|
|Possession of Weapons||0.44||0.47||0.44||0.29||Safer|
|Public Order||1.2||1.9||2.6||3.9||Getting worse|
|Robbery (inc. mugging)||0.44||0.50||0.24||0.18||Safer|
|Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)||0.18||0.32||0.50||0.32||Getting worse|
|Violence and Sexual Offences||9||12||15||17||Getting worse|
|Medium-Sized Town||Crime Rate||Rate Difference|
|Barnet||67.08||45% more dangerous|
|Croydon||82.48||55% more dangerous|
|Sheffield||90.05||59% more dangerous|
|Bristol||90.52||59% more dangerous|
|Coventry||102.24||64% more dangerous|
|Leicester||111.59||67% more dangerous|
|Liverpool||123.06||70% more dangerous|
|Birmingham||129.64||72% more dangerous|
|Bradford||132.28||72% more dangerous|
|Leeds||150.94||76% more dangerous|
Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Earley change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in April, when Earley saw a 200% increase in public order. Earley saw a large fall in drugs during April, when it fell by 89% compared to April in 2019.
|Criminal Damage and Arson||-15%||-8%||-47%||-36%||+38%||+100%||-50%||-47%||+6%||-45%|
|Possession of Weapons||-50%||-||-||-||-50%||-||-||+100%||-67%||-50%|
|Theft From the Person||-||-||+100%||-||-50%||+200%||-||-||+50%||-|
|Violence and Sexual Offences||+11%||+55%||+46%||-30%||+5%||+18%||+3%||+48%||+18%||-24%|