Shinfield Crime Overview

Shinfield is among the top 5 most dangerous small towns in Berkshire, and is the 48th most dangerous overall out of Berkshire's 108 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Shinfield in 2020 was 40 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to Berkshire's overall crime rate, coming in 67% lower than the Berkshire rate of 67 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Shinfield is the 253rd safest small town, and the 4,359th most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In November 2020, Shinfield was the worst small town in Berkshire for bicycle theft, with 2 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.14 per 1,000 inhabitants. July 2020 was also a bad month for Shinfield residents, when it was Berkshire's most dangerous small town for criminal damage and arson, recording 10 crimes at a rate of 0.69 per 1,000 residents. Shinfield recorded 8 reports of other theft during December 2020, making its crime rate of 0.55 the worst small town for other theft in Berkshire that month.

The most common crimes in Shinfield are violence and sexual offences, with 214 offences during 2020, giving a crime rate of 15. This is 26% higher than 2019's figure of 159 offences and a difference of 3.78 from 2019's crime rate of 11. Shinfield's least common crime is robbery, with 1 offence recorded in 2020, the same as 2019's figure of 1 crime.

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Crime in Shinfield Compared To Berkshire

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Summary of Crimes in Shinfield This Year

 ShinfieldBerkshire 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour1319.0010,22311.1724% safer
Bicycle Theft130.891,9062.08134% safer
Burglary412.823,6283.9640% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson805.506,6027.2131% safer
Drugs140.962,5522.79191% safer
Other Crime60.411,2321.35229% safer
Other Theft724.954,7975.246% safer
Possession of Weapons50.346640.73115% safer
Public Order281.924,7155.15168% safer
Robbery10.076530.71914% safer
Shoplifting694.743,0663.3529% more dangerous
Theft From the Person60.411,0031.10168% safer
Vehicle Crime362.476,1716.74173% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences21414.7124,63826.9283% safer

Shinfield Compared to Nearby Small Towns

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Binfield24427.0848% safer
Tilehurst38527.6945% safer
Bray25027.9744% safer
Finchampstead43134.8515% safer
Crowthorne28938.205% safer
Shinfield58540.20-
Sandhurst84640.791.4% more dangerous
Winnersh50748.8118% more dangerous
Sunninghill and Ascot62749.1518% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Shinfield

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Shinfield Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2017201820192020Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour674.79Getting worse
Bicycle Theft0.410.890.690.89Getting worse
Burglary1.92.53.92.8Getting worse
Criminal Damage and Arson4.3556Getting worse
Drugs0.410.341.00.96Getting worse
Other Crime0.480.410.210.41Getting worse
Other Theft11775.0Safer
Possession of Weapons0.140.070.140.34Getting worse
Public Order1.00.961.91.9Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.070.210.070.07Safer
Shoplifting2.52.21.64.7Getting worse
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.140.070.140.41Getting worse
Vehicle Crime3.33.84.02.5Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences591115Getting worse

Changes In Shinfield's Crime Rates Over Time

Comparing Shinfield to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Shinfield40.20-
Barnet67.7141% more dangerous
Coventry77.4148% more dangerous
Croydon83.2252% more dangerous
Sheffield85.8153% more dangerous
Bristol86.2153% more dangerous
Leicester97.4459% more dangerous
Birmingham102.8761% more dangerous
Liverpool107.2863% more dangerous
Bradford133.0270% more dangerous
Leeds137.1071% more dangerous

Crime in Shinfield's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Shinfield60449First

Crime in Shinfield During Coronavirus Lockdowns

Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Shinfield change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in October, when Shinfield saw a 1,900% increase in shoplifting. Shinfield saw a large fall in burglary during October, when it fell by 88% compared to October in 2019.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour-+80%+140%+129%+200%+360%+43%+29%+167%-13%
Bicycle Theft----50%---+200%--
Burglary-86%-67%-+25%-+125%--88%+50%-60%
Criminal Damage and Arson-63%-+75%+100%+400%+100%+50%-36%-64%-
Drugs---+100%-+100%--+300%-50%
Other Crime----------
Other Theft-30%-50%-69%-50%-69%-61%--62%-25%+300%
Possession of Weapons----------
Public Order----50%-+100%+100%+33%+100%-
Shoplifting---40%-+233%+450%+200%+1,900%+25%+200%
Theft From the Person----------
Vehicle Crime---86%-50%-77%-+50%-29%-+100%
Violence and Sexual Offences+333%-+30%+50%+89%+9%-19%-13%+5%+47%

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in Shinfield

What police force serves Shinfield?
Shinfield's local territorial police force is the Thames Valley Police.
How dangerous is Shinfield?
Shinfield is among the top 5 most dangerous small towns in Berkshire.
What is Shinfield's most common crime?
The most common crimes in Shinfield are violence and sexual offences.
What is the least common crime in Shinfield?
Shinfield's least common crime is robbery (inc. mugging).

Last updated: 07 May 2021