Finchampstead Crime Overview

Finchampstead is among the top 10 most dangerous small towns in Berkshire, and is the 48th safest overall out of Berkshire's 108 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Finchampstead in 2020 was 35 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to Berkshire's overall crime rate, coming in 93% lower than the Berkshire rate of 67 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Finchampstead is the 172nd safest small town, and the 5,425th most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In March 2020, Finchampstead was the worst small town in Berkshire for burglary, with 11 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.89 per 1,000 inhabitants. November 2020 was also a bad month for Finchampstead residents, when it was Berkshire's most dangerous small town for other crime, recording 3 crimes at a rate of 0.24 per 1,000 residents. Finchampstead recorded 1 report of possession of weapons during December 2020, making its crime rate of 0.08 the worst small town for possession of weapons in Berkshire that month.

The most common crimes in Finchampstead are violence and sexual offences, with 195 offences during 2020, giving a crime rate of 16. This is 17% higher than 2019's figure of 161 offences and a difference of 2.75 from 2019's crime rate of 13. Finchampstead's least common crime is robbery, with 2 offences recorded in 2020, the same as 2019's figure of 2 crimes.

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Crime in Finchampstead Compared To Berkshire

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Summary of Crimes in Finchampstead This Year

CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour705.6610,22311.1797% safer
Bicycle Theft40.321,9062.08550% safer
Burglary433.483,6283.9614% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson413.326,6027.21117% safer
Drugs80.652,5522.79329% safer
Other Crime110.891,2321.3552% safer
Other Theft383.074,7975.2471% safer
Possession of Weapons40.326640.73128% safer
Public Order302.434,7155.15112% safer
Robbery20.166530.71344% safer
Shoplifting120.973,0663.35245% safer
Theft From the Person70.571,0031.1093% safer
Vehicle Crime362.916,1716.74132% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences19515.7724,63826.9271% safer

Finchampstead Compared to Nearby Small Towns

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Cox Green17122.5754% safer
Winkfield39625.8235% safer
Binfield24427.0829% safer
Tilehurst38527.6926% safer
Bray25027.9725% safer
Crowthorne28938.209% more dangerous
Shinfield58540.2013% more dangerous
Sandhurst84640.7915% more dangerous
Winnersh50748.8129% more dangerous
Sunninghill and Ascot62749.1529% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Finchampstead

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Finchampstead Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Anti-Social Behaviour7666Safer
Bicycle Theft0.320.080.320.32Getting worse
Criminal Damage and Arson5663.3Safer
Other Crime0.240.400.320.89Getting worse
Other Theft2.
Possession of Weapons0. worse
Public Order1.10.971.12.4Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging) worse
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.160.490.080.57Getting worse
Vehicle Crime2.23.262.9Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences581316Getting 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 2020.

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

Comparing Finchampstead to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Barnet67.7149% more dangerous
Coventry77.4155% more dangerous
Croydon83.2258% more dangerous
Sheffield85.8159% more dangerous
Bristol86.2160% more dangerous
Leicester97.4464% more dangerous
Birmingham102.8766% more dangerous
Liverpool107.2868% more dangerous
Bradford133.0274% more dangerous
Leeds137.1075% more dangerous

Crime in Finchampstead's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank

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.

Anti-Social Behaviour-43%-+900%-13%-38%+67%-38%-90%--20%
Bicycle Theft---50%-------
Criminal Damage and Arson-33%-75%-67%-60%-63%-25%-38%-75%+133%-14%
Other Crime---------+100%
Other Theft-25%-33%+100%-83%-43%+500%-67%+200%-+50%
Public Order+100%--+500%-----+200%
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 10 most dangerous 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 crime is robbery (inc. mugging).

Last updated: 07 May 2021