Maidenhead Crime Overview

Maidenhead is the second most dangerous major town in Berkshire, and is the 23rd most dangerous overall out of Berkshire's 108 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Maidenhead in 2020 was 57 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to Berkshire's overall crime rate, coming in 18% lower than the Berkshire rate of 67 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Maidenhead is among the top 20 safest major towns, and the 2,344th most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In April 2018, Maidenhead was the worst major town in Berkshire for bicycle theft, with 24 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.35 per 1,000 inhabitants. October 2018 was also a bad month for Maidenhead residents, when it was Berkshire's most dangerous major town for other crime, recording 18 crimes at a rate of 0.27 per 1,000 residents. Maidenhead recorded 2 reports of possession of weapons during September 2015, making its crime rate of 0.03 the worst major town for possession of weapons in Berkshire that month.

The most common crimes in Maidenhead are violence and sexual offences, with 1,440 offences during 2020, giving a crime rate of 21. This is 13% higher than 2019's figure of 1,256 offences and a difference of 2.71 from 2019's crime rate of 19. Maidenhead's least common crime is robbery, with 27 offences recorded in 2020, a decrease of 11% from 2019's figure of 30 crimes.

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Crime in Maidenhead Compared To Berkshire

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Summary of Crimes in Maidenhead This Year

CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour5277.7710,22311.1744% safer
Bicycle Theft1181.741,9062.0820% safer
Burglary1732.553,6283.9655% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson3545.226,6027.2138% safer
Drugs2493.672,5522.7924% more dangerous
Other Crime931.371,2321.351.5% more dangerous
Other Theft3545.224,7975.240.38% safer
Possession of Weapons440.656640.7312% safer
Public Order3415.034,7155.152.4% safer
Robbery270.406530.7178% safer
Shoplifting2153.173,0663.356% safer
Theft From the Person640.941,0031.1017% safer
Vehicle Crime3925.786,1716.7417% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences1,44021.2224,63826.9227% safer

Maidenhead Compared to Nearby Major Towns

Major TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Bracknell4,35151.1511% safer
Slough14,51191.7638% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Maidenhead

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Maidenhead Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Anti-Social Behaviour1310108Safer
Bicycle Theft1.
Criminal Damage and Arson65.065Safer
Drugs2. worse
Other Crime0.841.11.31.4Getting worse
Other Theft7885Safer
Possession of Weapons0.440.650.490.65Getting worse
Public Order1.73.03.65Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.310.280.440.40Getting worse
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)1.40.781.10.94Safer
Vehicle Crime4.44.74.96Getting worse
Violence and Sexual Offences12161921Getting worse

Changes In Maidenhead's Crime Rates Over Time

Offences in Maidenhead's Green Spaces

We only display green spaces in Maidenhead that are named, and have had crimes recorded within their boundaries during 2020.

NameASBDrugsPublic OrderRobberyVSOAll OthersCrimes per Hectare
St Marys Church-----12.4

Comparing Maidenhead to the UK's Major Cities

Major TownCrime RateRate Difference
Barnet67.7116% more dangerous
Coventry77.4126% more dangerous
Croydon83.2232% more dangerous
Sheffield85.8134% more dangerous
Bristol86.2134% more dangerous
Leicester97.4442% more dangerous
Birmingham102.8745% more dangerous
Liverpool107.2847% more dangerous
Bradford133.0257% more dangerous
Leeds137.1058% more dangerous

Crime in Maidenhead's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Boyn Hill & Norreys Drive56469Second
Furze Platt40763Third
Maidenhead Central1,583121First
Maidenhead Highway30531Fourth

Maidenhead Neighbourhood Crime Breakdown

Showing the safest and most dangerous parts of Maidenhead for specific criminal activity, with crime count and rate shown in brackets.

Crime TypeSafest NeighbourhoodMost Dangerous Neighbourhood
Anti-Social BehaviourMaidenhead Highway (41)Maidenhead Central (183)
Bicycle TheftBoyn Hill & Norreys Drive (5)Maidenhead Central (80)
BurglaryFurze Platt (10)Maidenhead Central (50)
Criminal Damage and ArsonMaidenhead Highway (26)Maidenhead Central (153)
DrugsMaidenhead Highway (15)Maidenhead Central (147)
Other CrimeMaidenhead Highway (9)Maidenhead Central (35)
Other TheftMaidenhead Highway (20)Boyn Hill & Norreys Drive (113)
Possession of WeaponsMaidenhead Highway (2)Maidenhead Central (18)
Public OrderMaidenhead Highway (20)Maidenhead Central (165)
Robbery (inc. mugging)Maidenhead Highway (2)Maidenhead Central (12)
ShopliftingFurze Platt (2)Maidenhead Central (146)
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)Maidenhead Highway (1)Maidenhead Central (44)
Vehicle CrimeMaidenhead Highway (51)Maidenhead Central (112)
Violence and Sexual OffencesMaidenhead Highway (129)Maidenhead Central (517)

Crime in Maidenhead During Coronavirus Lockdowns

Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Maidenhead change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in May, when Maidenhead saw a 300% increase in possession of weapons. Maidenhead saw a large fall in bicycle theft during March, when it fell by 91% compared to March in 2019. Other Theft saw a fall in every month of Maidenhead's lockdown.

Anti-Social Behaviour-27%-22%-46%-17%-18%-29%-26%-34%-12%-51%
Bicycle Theft-91%-53%-33%+100%+100%+167%--67%+17%-62%
Criminal Damage and Arson+12%-32%--28%+86%+26%-18%-32%+10%-48%
Other Crime+25%-38%+133%+25%+117%+20%+22%-29%-43%-63%
Other Theft-26%-63%-55%-35%+6%-31%-35%-39%-43%-49%
Possession of Weapons+33%-67%+300%+300%+150%+67%-14%+200%--
Public Order+19%+6%+24%+25%-7%-13%+52%+68%+89%+167%
Theft From the Person--78%-50%-67%--50%-+200%-38%-
Vehicle Crime+41%+44%-4%+37%+183%-8%-15%+48%+143%-70%
Violence and Sexual Offences-7%-2%+14%+18%+16%+30%+40%+8%-1%+2%

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in Maidenhead

What police force serves Maidenhead?
Maidenhead's local territorial police force is the Thames Valley Police.
How dangerous is Maidenhead?
Maidenhead is the second most dangerous major town in Berkshire.
What is Maidenhead's most common crime?
The most common crimes in Maidenhead are violence and sexual offences.
What is the least common crime in Maidenhead?
Maidenhead's least common crime is robbery (inc. mugging).

Last updated: 07 May 2021