Sandhurst Crime Overview

Sandhurst is the third most dangerous small town in Berkshire, and is the 46th most dangerous overall out of Berkshire's 108 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Sandhurst in 2020 was 41 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to Berkshire's overall crime rate, coming in 65% lower than the Berkshire rate of 67 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Sandhurst is the 260th safest small town, and the 4,267th most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In December 2020, Sandhurst was the worst small town in Berkshire for criminal damage and arson, with 10 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.48 per 1,000 inhabitants. June 2020 was also a bad month for Sandhurst residents, when it was Berkshire's most dangerous small town for drugs, recording 3 crimes at a rate of 0.14 per 1,000 residents. Sandhurst recorded 3 reports of other crime during August 2020, making its crime rate of 0.14 the worst small town for other crime in Berkshire that month.

The most common crimes in Sandhurst are violence and sexual offences, with 322 offences during 2020, giving a crime rate of 16. This is 24% higher than 2019's figure of 246 offences and a difference of 3.66 from 2019's crime rate of 12. Sandhurst's least common crime is robbery, with 4 offences recorded in 2020, an increase of 50% from 2019's figure of 2 crimes.

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Crime in Sandhurst Compared To Berkshire

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Summary of Crimes in Sandhurst This Year

 SandhurstBerkshire 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour1225.8810,22311.1790% safer
Bicycle Theft70.341,9062.08512% safer
Burglary411.983,6283.96100% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson974.686,6027.2154% safer
Drugs180.872,5522.79221% safer
Other Crime110.531,2321.35155% safer
Other Theft1075.164,7975.241.6% safer
Possession of Weapons120.586640.7326% safer
Public Order562.704,7155.1591% safer
Robbery40.196530.71274% safer
Shoplifting783.763,0663.3511% more dangerous
Theft From the Person110.531,0031.10108% safer
Vehicle Crime823.956,1716.7471% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences32215.5224,63826.9273% safer

Sandhurst Compared to Nearby Small Towns

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Tilehurst38527.6947% safer
Bray25027.9746% safer
Finchampstead43134.8517% safer
Crowthorne28938.207% safer
Shinfield58540.201.5% safer
Sandhurst84640.79-
Winnersh50748.8116% more dangerous
Sunninghill and Ascot62749.1517% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Sandhurst

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Sandhurst Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2017201820192020Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour94.756Safer
Bicycle Theft0.670.531.10.34Safer
Burglary2.72.52.32.0Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson5.054.54.7Safer
Drugs0.920.290.820.87Getting worse
Other Crime0.670.870.720.53Safer
Other Theft5785Safer
Possession of Weapons0.290.100.140.58Getting worse
Public Order0.721.12.12.7Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.190.100.100.19Getting worse
Shoplifting64.753.8Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.720.430.480.53Safer
Vehicle Crime1.92.23.24.0Getting worse
Violence and Sexual Offences8111216Getting worse

Changes In Sandhurst's Crime Rates Over Time

Comparing Sandhurst to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Sandhurst40.79-
Barnet67.7140% more dangerous
Coventry77.4147% more dangerous
Croydon83.2251% more dangerous
Sheffield85.8152% more dangerous
Bristol86.2153% more dangerous
Leicester97.4458% more dangerous
Birmingham102.8760% more dangerous
Liverpool107.2862% more dangerous
Bradford133.0269% more dangerous
Leeds137.1070% more dangerous

Crime in Sandhurst's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
College Town35347First
Sandhurst27941Second

Crime in Sandhurst During Coronavirus Lockdowns

Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Sandhurst change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in November, when Sandhurst saw a 1,100% increase in criminal damage and arson. Sandhurst saw a large fall in other theft during June, when it fell by 88% compared to June in 2019.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour+109%-50%-25%-17%-+86%+89%+25%-46%+17%
Bicycle Theft-67%-50%-----67%--50%-
Burglary---67%----50%-78%-67%+50%
Criminal Damage and Arson-60%-+60%-29%-17%--43%-55%+1,100%-23%
Drugs--+150%---50%-67%--33%-
Other Crime---60%-+100%---50%--
Other Theft+20%-67%--88%--8%-47%-44%-23%-71%
Possession of Weapons----------
Public Order+100%--75%-25%+175%--43%-25%+50%+225%
Robbery----------
Shoplifting-9%--50%--73%-71%-55%+86%+13%+57%
Theft From the Person-------+100%-+200%
Vehicle Crime-56%-44%+200%-63%+67%+125%-25%-+200%-80%
Violence and Sexual Offences-17%-29%+23%+95%-+20%+94%-34%+43%+58%

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in Sandhurst

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

Last updated: 07 May 2021