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Crime and Safety in Sandhurst, Berkshire

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Sandhurst is among the top 5 most dangerous small towns in Berkshire, and is the 52nd most dangerous overall out of Berkshire's 107 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Sandhurst in 2021 was 45 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to Berkshire's overall crime rate, coming in 69% lower than the Berkshire rate of 75 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Sandhurst is the 254th safest small town, and the 3,978th most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In September 2021, Sandhurst was the worst small town in Berkshire for criminal damage and arson, with 6 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.29 per 1,000 inhabitants. June 2021 was also a bad month for Sandhurst residents, when it was Berkshire's most dangerous small town for bicycle theft, recording 2 crimes at a rate of 0.10 per 1,000 residents. Sandhurst recorded 3 reports of burglary during July 2021, making its crime rate of 0.14 the worst small town for burglary in Berkshire that month.

The most common crimes in Sandhurst are violence and sexual offences, with 376 offences during 2021, giving a crime rate of 18. This is 14% higher than 2020's figure of 322 offences and a difference of 2.61 from 2020's crime rate of 16. Sandhurst's least common crime is robbery, with 3 offences recorded in 2021, a decrease of 33% from 2020's figure of 4 crimes.

Sandhurst 2022 Crime Scorecard

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Small Towns, Berkshire

61% lower, regional crime rate

South East

72% lower, national crime rate

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Local Crime in Context

As of 2022, the crime rate in Sandhurst is 61% lower than the South East and 72% lower than the England, Wales & Northern Ireland overall figure.

Sandhurst Crime Rate Over Time

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Incidents mapped in Sandhurst 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 Sandhurst

YearCrime Rate per
1,000 people
Total Crimes
202145924
202041846
201940831
201837759
201732672
201630630

Crime in Sandhurst Compared To Berkshire

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Summary of Crimes in Sandhurst This Year

 SandhurstBerkshire 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour1477.099,47710.35 46% safer
Bicycle Theft120.581,6711.83 216% safer
Burglary221.062,8363.10 192% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson753.626,4347.03 94% safer
Drugs231.112,4502.68 141% safer
Other Crime130.631,0761.18 87% safer
Other Theft974.685,5786.09 30% safer
Possession of Weapons90.435500.60 40% safer
Public Order1346.469,50810.39 61% safer
Robbery30.144460.49 250% safer
Shoplifting803.863,1913.49 10% more dangerous
Theft From the Person140.671,0781.18 76% safer
Vehicle Crime663.185,0665.54 74% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences37618.1329,00331.69 75% safer

Sandhurst Compared to Nearby Small Towns)

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Binfield687.55490% safer
Shinfield30921.23110% safer
Finchampstead45136.4722% safer
Winkfield58538.1517% safer
Crowthorne32442.834.0% safer
Sandhurst92444.55-
Tilehurst62645.021.0% more dangerous
Winnersh54552.4615% more dangerous
Sunninghill and Ascot68954.0118% more dangerous
Bray49455.2819% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Sandhurst

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Recent Crimes in Sandhurst

DateCrime TypeLocationOutcome
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Church RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Wellburn CloseOffender given a caution
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Humber WayAction to be taken by another organisation
April 2022Other theftOn or near Godfrey CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Bicycle theftOn or near SupermarketInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Westbourne RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near SupermarketInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Academy PlaceInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Other theftOn or near SupermarketInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Newtown RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022ShopliftingOn or near SupermarketInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Public orderOn or near Millins CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Theft from the personOn or near SupermarketInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Hallmark CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Sports/Recreation AreaInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near SupermarketInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Sports/Recreation AreaInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Public orderOn or near Newtown RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Godfrey CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Farcrosse CloseUnable to prosecute suspect

Sandhurst Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2018201920202021Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour4.7567 Getting worse
Bicycle Theft0.531.10.340.58 Safer
Burglary2.52.32.01.1 Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson54.54.73.6 Safer
Drugs0.290.820.871.1 Getting worse
Other Crime0.870.720.530.63 Safer
Other Theft7854.7 Safer
Possession of Weapons0.100.140.580.43 Getting worse
Public Order1.12.12.76 Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.100.100.190.14 Getting worse
Shoplifting4.753.83.9 Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.430.480.530.67 Getting worse
Vehicle Crime2.23.24.03.2 Getting worse
Violence and Sexual Offences11121618 Getting worse

Changes In Sandhurst's Crime Rates Over Time

Comparing Sandhurst to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Sandhurst44.55-
Barnet67.0834% more dangerous
Croydon82.4846% more dangerous
Sheffield90.0551% more dangerous
Bristol90.5251% more dangerous
Coventry102.2456% more dangerous
Leicester111.5960% more dangerous
Liverpool123.0664% more dangerous
Birmingham129.6466% more dangerous
Bradford132.2866% more dangerous
Leeds150.9470% more dangerous

Crime in Sandhurst's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
College Town36448First
Sandhurst30845Second

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 among the top 5 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).

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