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Crime and Safety in Finchampstead

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Finchampstead is among the top 5 safest small towns in Berkshire, and is the 42nd safest overall out of Berkshire's 107 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Finchampstead in 2021 was 36 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to Berkshire's overall crime rate, coming in 106% lower than the Berkshire rate of 75 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Finchampstead is the 154th safest small town, and the 5,341st most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In November 2021, Finchampstead was the worst small town in Berkshire for burglary, with 8 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.65 per 1,000 inhabitants. August 2021 was also a bad month for Finchampstead residents, when it was Berkshire's most dangerous small town for criminal damage and arson, recording 6 crimes at a rate of 0.49 per 1,000 residents. Finchampstead recorded 1 report of other crime during September 2021, making its crime rate of 0.08 the worst small town for other crime in Berkshire that month.

The most common crimes in Finchampstead are violence and sexual offences, with 167 offences during 2021, giving a crime rate of 14. This is 17% lower than 2020's figure of 195 offences and a difference of 2.27 from 2020's crime rate of 16. Finchampstead's least common crimes are possession of weapons, with 1 offence recorded in 2021, a decrease of 300% from 2020's figure of 4 crimes.

Finchampstead 2022 Crime Scorecard

Top 5 Safest

Small Towns, Berkshire

97% lower, regional crime rate

South East

110% lower, national crime rate

England, Wales & NI

Local Crime in Context

As of 2022, the crime rate in Finchampstead is 97% lower than the South East and 110% lower than the England, Wales & Northern Ireland overall figure.

Finchampstead Crime Rate Over Time

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Finchampstead Crime Map

Incidents mapped in Finchampstead 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 Finchampstead

YearCrime Rate per
1,000 people
Total Crimes
202136451
202035431
201939478
201832390
201726318
201623285

Crime in Finchampstead Compared To Berkshire

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Summary of Crimes in Finchampstead This Year

 FinchampsteadBerkshire 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour635.099,47710.35 103% safer
Bicycle Theft40.321,6711.83 472% safer
Burglary342.752,8363.10 13% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson604.856,4347.03 45% safer
Drugs181.462,4502.68 84% safer
Other Crime50.401,0761.18 195% safer
Other Theft504.045,5786.09 51% safer
Possession of Weapons10.085500.60 650% safer
Public Order473.809,50810.39 173% safer
Robbery30.244460.49 104% safer
Shoplifting110.893,1913.49 292% safer
Theft From the Person30.241,0781.18 392% safer
Vehicle Crime483.885,0665.54 43% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences16713.5029,00331.69 135% safer

Finchampstead Compared to Nearby Small Towns)

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Cox Green233.041100% safer
Warfield726.75440% safer
Binfield687.55383% safer
Shinfield30921.2372% safer
Finchampstead45136.47-
Winkfield58538.154.4% more dangerous
Crowthorne32442.8315% more dangerous
Sandhurst92444.5518% more dangerous
Tilehurst62645.0219% more dangerous
Winnersh54552.4630% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Finchampstead

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Recent Crimes in Finchampstead

DateCrime TypeLocationOutcome
April 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Thomas LaneInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Public orderOn or near Marino WayInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Roycroft LaneInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Other theftOn or near Arnett AvenueInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Theft from the personOn or near Radical RideInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Church HamsInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Roycroft LaneInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Tintagel Farm CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Watkins CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near RedgauntletInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Masdar GardensInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Washington GardensUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Nine Mile RideInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Theft from the personOn or near Finchampstead RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near BriarwoodInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Finchampstead RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Other theftOn or near Arnett AvenueInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near FoxcoteAction to be taken by another organisation
April 2022Other theftOn or near Arnett AvenueInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Other theftOn or near Jubilee RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified

Finchampstead Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2018201920202021Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour6665 Safer
Bicycle Theft0.080.320.320.32 Getting worse
Burglary64.13.52.8 Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson663.34.8 Safer
Drugs0.321.40.651.5 Getting worse
Other Crime0.400.320.890.40 Getting worse
Other Theft4.63.23.14.0 Getting worse
Possession of Weapons0.080.240.320.08 Safer
Public Order0.971.12.43.8 Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.080.160.160.24 Getting worse
Shoplifting1.33.00.970.89 Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.490.080.570.24 Safer
Vehicle Crime3.262.93.9 Getting worse
Violence and Sexual Offences8131614 Getting worse

Changes In Finchampstead's Crime Rates Over Time

Offences in Finchampstead's Green Spaces

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

NameASBDrugsPublic OrderRobberyVSOAll OthersCrimes per Hectare
California Country Park4-5--10.23

Comparing Finchampstead to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Finchampstead36.47-
Barnet67.0846% more dangerous
Croydon82.4856% more dangerous
Sheffield90.0560% more dangerous
Bristol90.5260% 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 Finchampstead's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Finchampstead27127First

Crime in Finchampstead During Coronavirus Lockdowns

Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Finchampstead change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in May, when Finchampstead saw a 900% increase in anti-social behaviour. Finchampstead saw a large fall in anti-social behaviour during October, when it fell by 90% compared to October in 2019. Criminal Damage and Arson saw a fall in every month of Finchampstead's lockdown.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour-43%-+900%-13%-38%+67%-38%-90%--20%
Bicycle Theft---50%-------
Burglary+120%-40%+100%--63%-+25%--33%+67%
Criminal Damage and Arson-33%-75%-67%-60%-63%-25%-38%-75%+133%-14%
Drugs--------50%--
Other Crime---------+100%
Other Theft-25%-33%+100%-83%-43%+500%-67%+200%-+50%
Public Order+100%--+500%-----+200%
Shoplifting---86%-50%-67%+100%-75%-80%-50%-50%
Theft From the Person----------
Vehicle Crime-38%-67%--75%--67%----14%
Violence and Sexual Offences-55%-38%+23%+83%+7%-48%+38%+31%+91%+67%

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in Finchampstead

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

How dangerous is Finchampstead?
Finchampstead is among the top 5 safest small towns in Berkshire.

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

What is the least common crime in Finchampstead?
Finchampstead's least common crimes are possession of weapons.

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