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Crime and Safety in Earley

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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.

Earley 2022 Crime Scorecard

Safest

Medium-Sized Towns, Berkshire

96% lower, regional crime rate

South East

108% lower, national crime rate

England, Wales & NI

Local Crime in Context

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.

Earley Crime Rate Over Time

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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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Historical Crime Rates for Earley

YearCrime Rate per
1,000 people
Total Crimes
2021371,249
2020371,272
2019371,253
2018331,119
2017311,069
201626897

Crime in Earley Compared To Berkshire

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Summary of Crimes in Earley This Year

 EarleyBerkshire 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour1594.679,47710.35 122% safer
Bicycle Theft230.681,6711.83 169% safer
Burglary411.212,8363.10 156% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson1494.386,4347.03 61% safer
Drugs651.912,4502.68 40% safer
Other Crime140.411,0761.18 188% safer
Other Theft812.385,5786.09 156% safer
Possession of Weapons100.295500.60 107% safer
Public Order1333.919,50810.39 166% safer
Robbery60.184460.49 172% safer
Shoplifting661.943,1913.49 80% safer
Theft From the Person110.321,0781.18 269% safer
Vehicle Crime812.385,0665.54 133% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences56916.7329,00331.69 89% safer

Earley Compared to Nearby Medium-Sized Towns)

Medium-Sized TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Earley1,24936.72-
Woodley1,07537.963.3% more dangerous
Wokingham1,87451.9029% more dangerous
Thatcham1,38454.4933% more dangerous
Windsor2,65281.2555% more dangerous
Newbury2,97888.5059% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Earley

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Recent Crimes in Earley

DateCrime TypeLocationOutcome
April 2022Other theftOn or near Beeston WayInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Other theftOn or near Trout CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Elm RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Other theftOn or near Pepper LaneInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Frieth CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Bicycle theftOn or near Meadow RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near SupermarketUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Paddick DriveAction to be taken by another organisation
April 2022Bicycle theftOn or near Parking AreaInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022BurglaryOn or near Wychwood CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022BurglaryOn or near Beaconsfield WayInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Fulmer CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Aldbourne AvenueInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Fowler CloseLocal resolution
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Crawford CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Bicycle theftOn or near Further/Higher Educational BuildingInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Salcombe DriveInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Fleetham GardensUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near London RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Thyme CloseLocal resolution

Earley Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2018201920202021Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour54.03.74.7 Safer
Bicycle Theft1.01.50.790.68 Safer
Burglary2.71.61.41.2 Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson4.664.04.4 Safer
Drugs1.62.22.81.9 Getting worse
Other Crime0.440.710.560.41 Safer
Other Theft4.23.43.22.4 Safer
Possession of Weapons0.440.470.440.29 Safer
Public Order1.21.92.63.9 Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.440.500.240.18 Safer
Shoplifting4.12.42.31.9 Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.180.320.500.32 Getting worse
Vehicle Crime3.13.64.12.4 Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences9121517 Getting worse

Changes In Earley's Crime Rates Over Time

Comparing Earley to the UK's Major Cities

Medium-Sized TownCrime RateRate Difference
Earley36.72-
Barnet67.0845% more dangerous
Croydon82.4855% more dangerous
Sheffield90.0559% more dangerous
Bristol90.5259% more dangerous
Coventry102.2464% more dangerous
Leicester111.5967% more dangerous
Liverpool123.0670% more dangerous
Birmingham129.6472% more dangerous
Bradford132.2872% more dangerous
Leeds150.9476% more dangerous

Crime in Earley During Coronavirus Lockdowns

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.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour-33%-38%+100%-40%--8%-33%-11%+40%+67%
Bicycle Theft-80%---50%-78%---67%-50%-
Burglary-44%-+100%+150%+67%-33%--38%--
Criminal Damage and Arson-15%-8%-47%-36%+38%+100%-50%-47%+6%-45%
Drugs+43%-89%+60%+60%+57%+117%-50%+50%+75%+67%
Other Crime-67%+100%----67%---50%-
Other Theft--70%+71%-58%+114%-63%-50%-15%+25%+75%
Possession of Weapons-50%----50%--+100%-67%-50%
Public Order-71%+200%+100%+120%+150%+150%+67%+29%-22%-33%
Robbery-50%-50%--50%--60%----
Shoplifting-13%+100%+100%+200%-17%-13%-62%-40%+75%+25%
Theft From the Person--+100%--50%+200%--+50%-
Vehicle Crime-+13%-25%+44%-33%-17%+17%+150%+70%+57%
Violence and Sexual Offences+11%+55%+46%-30%+5%+18%+3%+48%+18%-24%

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in Earley

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

How dangerous is Earley?
Earley is the safest medium-sized town in Berkshire.

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

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

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