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Crime and Safety in Maidenhead, Berkshire

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Maidenhead is the second most dangerous major towns in Berkshire, and is the 22nd most dangerous overall out of Berkshire's 107 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Maidenhead in 2021 was 63 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to Berkshire's overall crime rate, coming in 20% lower than the Berkshire rate of 75 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Maidenhead is the 22nd safest major town, and the 2,018th 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 19 crimes at a rate of 0.28 per 1,000 residents. Maidenhead recorded 20 reports of public order during December 2016, making its crime rate of 0.29 the worst major town for public order in Berkshire that month.

The most common crimes in Maidenhead are violence and sexual offences, with 1,802 offences during 2021, giving a crime rate of 27. This is 16% higher than 2020's figure of 1,520 offences and a difference of 4.16 from 2020's crime rate of 22. Maidenhead's least common crime is robbery, with 18 offences recorded in 2021, a decrease of 56% from 2020's figure of 28 crimes.

Maidenhead 2022 Crime Scorecard

Second Most Dangerous

Major Towns, Berkshire

15% lower, regional crime rate

South East

22% lower, national crime rate

England, Wales & NI

Local Crime in Context

As of 2022, the crime rate in Maidenhead is 15% lower than the South East and 22% lower than the England, Wales & Northern Ireland overall figure.

Maidenhead Crime Rate Over Time

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Maidenhead Crime Map

Incidents mapped in Maidenhead 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 Maidenhead

YearCrime Rate per
1,000 people
Total Crimes
2021634,252
2020583,966
2019563,783
2018553,722
2017493,296
2016432,888

Crime in Maidenhead Compared To Berkshire

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Summary of Crimes in Maidenhead This Year

 MaidenheadBerkshire 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour4436.539,47710.35 58% safer
Bicycle Theft1251.841,6711.83 0.54% more dangerous
Burglary1412.082,8363.10 49% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson3885.726,4347.03 23% safer
Drugs1782.622,4502.68 2.3% safer
Other Crime630.931,0761.18 27% safer
Other Theft3475.115,5786.09 19% safer
Possession of Weapons260.385500.60 58% safer
Public Order5478.069,50810.39 29% safer
Robbery180.274460.49 81% safer
Shoplifting2113.113,1913.49 12% safer
Theft From the Person620.911,0781.18 30% safer
Vehicle Crime3445.075,0665.54 9% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences1,80226.5629,00331.69 19% safer

Maidenhead Compared to Nearby Major Towns)

Major TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Bracknell5,12160.204.1% safer
Maidenhead4,25262.67-
Slough15,873100.3838% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Maidenhead

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Recent Crimes in Maidenhead

DateCrime TypeLocationOutcome
April 2022DrugsOn or near A4Formal action is not in the public interest
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Dhoon RiseLocal resolution
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Highfield LaneAction to be taken by another organisation
April 2022ShopliftingOn or near SupermarketUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Cookham RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Other theftOn or near Petrol StationInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Parking AreaInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Other theftOn or near Courthouse RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Parking AreaInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Welbeck RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Blenheim RoadAction to be taken by another organisation
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Wellhouse RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near St Chad'S RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Petrol StationLocal resolution
April 2022Other theftOn or near Brock LaneInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near HospitalInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near A4Offender given a caution
April 2022ShopliftingOn or near Lancastria MewsUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Heywood Court CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Furrow WayUnable to prosecute suspect

Maidenhead Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2018201920202021Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour101087 Safer
Bicycle Theft3.41.81.81.8 Safer
Burglary3.73.12.52.1 Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson5666 Safer
Drugs2.83.33.72.6 Safer
Other Crime1.11.41.50.93 Safer
Other Theft774.85 Safer
Possession of Weapons0.680.550.660.38 Safer
Public Order3.13.658 Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.280.440.410.27 Safer
Shoplifting53.53.23.1 Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.841.20.970.91 Safer
Vehicle Crime4.94.865 Getting worse
Violence and Sexual Offences16192227 Getting 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 2021.

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

Comparing Maidenhead to the UK's Major Cities

Major TownCrime RateRate Difference
Maidenhead62.67-
Barnet67.087% more dangerous
Croydon82.4824% more dangerous
Sheffield90.0530% more dangerous
Bristol90.5231% more dangerous
Coventry102.2439% more dangerous
Leicester111.5944% more dangerous
Liverpool123.0649% more dangerous
Birmingham129.6452% more dangerous
Bradford132.2853% more dangerous
Leeds150.9458% more dangerous

Crime in Maidenhead's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Boyn Hill & Norreys Drive54466Second
Furze Platt42065Third
Maidenhead Central1,781136First
Maidenhead Highway31632Fourth

Maidenhead Neighbourhood Crime Breakdown

Crime TypeSafest NeighbourhoodMost Dangerous Neighbourhood
Anti-Social BehaviourMaidenhead Highway (31)Maidenhead Central (174)
Bicycle TheftFurze Platt (1)Maidenhead Central (95)
BurglaryMaidenhead Highway (12)Maidenhead Central (50)
Criminal Damage and ArsonMaidenhead Highway (30)Maidenhead Central (153)
DrugsMaidenhead Highway (9)Maidenhead Central (104)
Other CrimeFurze Platt (4)Maidenhead Central (29)
Other TheftMaidenhead Highway (17)Boyn Hill & Norreys Drive (76)
Possession of WeaponsMaidenhead Highway (1)Maidenhead Central (14)
Public OrderMaidenhead Highway (38)Maidenhead Central (254)
Robbery (inc. mugging)Furze Platt (1)Boyn Hill & Norreys Drive (6)
ShopliftingFurze Platt (3)Maidenhead Central (149)
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)Maidenhead Highway (3)Maidenhead Central (32)
Vehicle CrimeFurze Platt (36)Maidenhead Central (101)
Violence and Sexual OffencesMaidenhead Highway (130)Maidenhead Central (686)

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.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour-32%-29%-42%--16%-22%-10%-24%+3%-48%
Bicycle Theft-91%-53%-33%+100%+91%+178%-10%-67%+17%-62%
Burglary-42%-43%-33%+32%+29%-41%-63%-10%-58%-59%
Criminal Damage and Arson+23%-32%+3%-21%+59%+42%-27%-34%+10%-44%
Drugs-+8%--27%+47%+133%+20%-+28%-36%
Other Crime--38%+100%+50%+63%+44%+22%--29%-38%
Other Theft-20%-71%-50%-47%+19%-41%-43%-30%-43%-46%
Possession of Weapons+67%-67%+300%+167%+150%+67%-25%+200%-33%-50%
Public Order+35%+19%+22%+24%--6%+61%+59%+90%+135%
Robbery----75%-50%-50%---75%-43%
Shoplifting+43%-54%-43%-24%+55%+6%-16%-58%-67%-59%
Theft From the Person--67%-50%-70%-17%-50%-+125%-25%-
Vehicle Crime+31%+100%+10%+27%+174%-25%-4%+39%+138%-60%
Violence and Sexual Offences+2%+6%+22%+28%+18%+27%+31%+8%-6%+6%

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).

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