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Crime and Safety in Shinfield

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Shinfield is among the top 5 safest small towns in Berkshire, and is among the top 20 safest overall out of Berkshire's 107 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Shinfield in 2021 was 21 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to Berkshire's overall crime rate, coming in 254% lower than the Berkshire rate of 75 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Shinfield is the 82nd safest small town, and the 2,734th safest location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In March 2021, 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. May 2021 was also a bad month for Shinfield residents, when it was Berkshire's most dangerous small town for burglary, recording 4 crimes at a rate of 0.27 per 1,000 residents. Shinfield recorded 3 reports of drugs during September 2021, making its crime rate of 0.21 the worst small town for drugs in Berkshire that month.

The most common crimes in Shinfield are violence and sexual offences, with 132 offences during 2021, giving a crime rate of 9. This is 3.8% higher than 2020's figure of 127 offences and a difference of 0.34 from 2020's crime rate of 9. Shinfield's least common crimes are possession of weapons, with 2 offences recorded in 2021, a decrease of 50% from 2020's figure of 3 crimes.

Shinfield 2022 Crime Scorecard

Top 5 Safest

Small Towns, Berkshire

239% lower, regional crime rate

South East

260% lower, national crime rate

England, Wales & NI

Local Crime in Context

As of 2022, the crime rate in Shinfield is 239% lower than the South East and 260% lower than the England, Wales & Northern Ireland overall figure.

Shinfield Crime Rate Over Time

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Incidents mapped in Shinfield 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 Shinfield

YearCrime Rate per
1,000 people
Total Crimes
202121309
202020296
201920287
201818265
201719278
201616238

Crime in Shinfield Compared To Berkshire

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Summary of Crimes in Shinfield This Year

 ShinfieldBerkshire 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour1037.089,47710.35 46% safer
Bicycle Theft40.271,6711.83 578% safer
Burglary181.242,8363.10 150% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson241.656,4347.03 326% safer
Drugs60.412,4502.68 554% safer
Other Crime40.271,0761.18 337% safer
Other Theft372.545,5786.09 140% safer
Possession of Weapons20.145500.60 329% safer
Public Order372.549,50810.39 309% safer
Robbery20.144460.49 250% safer
Shoplifting60.413,1913.49 751% safer
Theft From the Person40.271,0781.18 337% safer
Vehicle Crime332.275,0665.54 144% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences1329.0729,00331.69 249% safer

Shinfield Compared to Nearby Small Towns)

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Cox Green233.04598% safer
Warfield726.75215% safer
Binfield687.55181% safer
Shinfield30921.23-
Finchampstead45136.4742% more dangerous
Winkfield58538.1544% more dangerous
Crowthorne32442.8350% more dangerous
Sandhurst92444.5552% more dangerous
Tilehurst62645.0253% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Shinfield

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Recent Crimes in Shinfield

DateCrime TypeLocationOutcome
April 2022ShopliftingOn or near Anvil CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Hyde End RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Lower Earley Way (West)Investigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Silchester PlaceInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Bicycle theftOn or near Chapel LaneInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Petrol StationInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022BurglaryOn or near Ryeish LaneInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Hyde End LaneAction to be taken by another organisation
April 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Mortimer RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Other theftOn or near Petrol StationInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Ryeish LaneUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Other theftOn or near Petrol StationInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Wallace GroveAction to be taken by another organisation
March 2022BurglaryOn or near Croft RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Blackwater CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Beckingham PlaceUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Bicycle theftOn or near Church LaneInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Bicycle theftOn or near Ryeish LaneInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Nores RoadLocal resolution
March 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Hunters WayInvestigation complete; no suspect identified

Shinfield Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2018201920202021Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour4.92.167 Getting worse
Bicycle Theft0.41-0.410.27 Safer
Burglary1.92.51.21.2 Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson3.22.52.31.6 Safer
Drugs0.070.480.620.41 Getting worse
Other Crime0.21-0.210.27 Getting worse
Other Theft3.23.62.42.5 Safer
Possession of Weapons-0.140.210.14 Getting worse
Public Order0.621.21.42.5 Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.14--0.14 Getting worse
Shoplifting0.960.691.50.41 Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.070.070.140.27 Getting worse
Vehicle Crime2.82.81.22.3 Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences4.6699 Getting worse

Changes In Shinfield's Crime Rates Over Time

Comparing Shinfield to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Shinfield21.23-
Barnet67.0868% more dangerous
Croydon82.4874% more dangerous
Sheffield90.0576% more dangerous
Bristol90.5277% more dangerous
Coventry102.2479% more dangerous
Leicester111.5981% more dangerous
Liverpool123.0683% more dangerous
Birmingham129.6484% more dangerous
Bradford132.2884% more dangerous
Leeds150.9486% more dangerous

Crime in Shinfield's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Shinfield53143First

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 March, when Shinfield saw a 700% increase in violence and sexual offences. Shinfield saw a large fall in burglary during March, when it fell by 91% compared to March in 2019.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour+100%+100%+200%+333%+125%+267%+50%-60%+500%+500%
Burglary-91%--50%-----83%--75%
Criminal Damage and Arson-50%--25%+200%+500%+50%---75%+50%
Drugs--------+200%-
Other Theft-33%---60%-75%-63%----
Possession of Weapons----------
Public Order+100%---+400%+50%+50%-+50%-
Shoplifting---67%--+150%--+100%-
Vehicle Crime----33%------
Violence and Sexual Offences+700%+75%-17%+83%+133%+75%-25%-11%+78%+113%

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 safest small town 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 crimes are possession of weapons.

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