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Crime and Safety in Slough

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Slough is the most dangerous major towns in Berkshire, and is the second most dangerous overall out of Berkshire's 107 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Slough in 2021 was 100 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares poorly to Berkshire's overall crime rate, coming in 25% higher than the Berkshire rate of 75 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Slough is the 34th most dangerous major town, and the 580th most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In December 2021, Slough had the worst crime rate in Berkshire for burglary, with 81 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.51 per 1,000 inhabitants. October 2021 was also a bad month for Slough residents, when it was Berkshire's most dangerous area for drugs, recording 45 crimes at a rate of 0.28 per 1,000 residents. Slough recorded 24 reports of other crime during November 2021, making its crime rate of 0.15 the worst for other crime in Berkshire that month.

The most common crimes in Slough are violence and sexual offences, with 6,761 offences during 2021, giving a crime rate of 43. This is 13% higher than 2020's figure of 5,869 offences and a difference of 5.64 from 2020's crime rate of 37. Slough's least common crimes are possession of weapons, with 116 offences recorded in 2021, a decrease of 47% from 2020's figure of 170 crimes.

Slough 2022 Crime Scorecard

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Major Towns, Berkshire

28% higher, regional crime rate

South East

24% higher, national crime rate

England, Wales & NI

Local Crime in Context

As of 2022, the crime rate in Slough is 28% higher than the South East and 24% higher than the England, Wales & Northern Ireland overall figure.

Slough Crime Rate Over Time

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Incidents mapped in Slough 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 Slough

YearCrime Rate per
1,000 people
Total Crimes
202110015,873
20209114,435
20198613,635
20188613,593
20177211,342
20167111,201

Crime in Slough Compared To Berkshire

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Summary of Crimes in Slough This Year

 SloughBerkshire 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour2,10413.319,47710.35 22% more dangerous
Bicycle Theft3992.521,6711.83 27% more dangerous
Burglary6273.962,8363.10 22% more dangerous
Criminal Damage and Arson1,3248.376,4347.03 16% more dangerous
Drugs4993.162,4502.68 15% more dangerous
Other Crime2431.541,0761.18 23% more dangerous
Other Theft1,1467.255,5786.09 16% more dangerous
Possession of Weapons1160.735500.60 18% more dangerous
Public Order2,27714.409,50810.39 28% more dangerous
Robbery1410.894460.49 45% more dangerous
Shoplifting5783.663,1913.49 4.6% more dangerous
Theft From the Person2641.671,0781.18 29% more dangerous
Vehicle Crime1,4989.475,0665.54 41% more dangerous
Violence and Sexual Offences6,76142.7529,00331.69 26% more dangerous

Slough Compared to Nearby Major Towns)

Major TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Bracknell5,12160.2067% safer
Maidenhead4,25262.6760% safer
Slough15,873100.38-

Crime Over Time in Slough

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Recent Crimes in Slough

DateCrime TypeLocationOutcome
April 2022Other theftOn or near Newchurch RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near SupermarketInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Further/Higher Educational BuildingInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Other theftOn or near Blair RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Public orderOn or near Parking AreaUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near High StreetInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Shopping AreaInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Public orderOn or near Queensmere ObservatoryInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Public orderOn or near Courtlands AvenueUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Bicycle theftOn or near Parking AreaInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Chichester CourtInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Other theftOn or near High StreetInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Maplin ParkInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Everard AvenueInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Littlebrook AvenueInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Pepys CloseOffender given a caution
April 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Newchurch RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Public orderOn or near Pedestrian SubwayInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Public orderOn or near William StreetInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Parking AreaInvestigation complete; no suspect identified

Slough Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2018201920202021Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour16161513 Safer
Bicycle Theft3.13.22.82.5 Safer
Burglary64.84.94.0 Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson10998 Safer
Drugs2.73.23.23.2 Getting worse
Other Crime1.31.61.71.5 Getting worse
Other Theft8867 Safer
Possession of Weapons0.950.991.10.73 Safer
Public Order4.44.6714 Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)1.61.31.10.89 Safer
Shoplifting54.73.93.7 Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)1.51.31.61.7 Getting worse
Vehicle Crime1212119 Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences28313743 Getting worse

Changes In Slough's Crime Rates Over Time

Offences in Slough's Green Spaces

We only display green spaces in Slough that are named, and have had crimes recorded within their boundaries during 2021.

NameASBDrugsPublic OrderRobberyVSOAll OthersCrimes per Hectare
Granville Playing Field----100.18

Comparing Slough to the UK's Major Cities

Major TownCrime RateRate Difference
Barnet67.0850% safer
Croydon82.4822% safer
Sheffield90.0511% safer
Bristol90.5211% safer
Slough100.38-
Coventry102.241.8% more dangerous
Leicester111.5910% more dangerous
Liverpool123.0618% more dangerous
Birmingham129.6423% more dangerous
Bradford132.2824% more dangerous
Leeds150.9433% more dangerous

Crime in Slough's Neighbourhoods

Chalvey is the most dangerous neighbourhood in Slough, followed by Manor Park in second place, and Stoke Road & Wexham Road as the third most dangerous area. Slough's safest neighbourhoods are, in order, Cippenham Green, Haymill & Lynch Hill, and Langley St Mary's.

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Baylis & Stoke99987Seventh
Chalvey2,120164First
Cippenham Green74175Tenth
Cippenham Meadows1,24594Fourth
Haymill & Lynch Hill82983Eighth
Langley Foxborough78088Fifth
Langley Kederminster88788Sixth
Langley St Mary's71677Ninth
Manor Park1,466133Second
Stoke Road & Wexham Road1,703127Third

Slough Neighbourhood Crime Breakdown

Showing the safest and most dangerous parts of Slough for specific criminal activity, with crime count and rate shown in brackets.

Crime TypeSafest NeighbourhoodMost Dangerous Neighbourhood
Anti-Social BehaviourBaylis & Stoke (107)Chalvey (318)
Bicycle TheftLangley Foxborough (4)Stoke Road & Wexham Road (103)
BurglaryLangley Kederminster (18)Manor Park (72)
Criminal Damage and ArsonCippenham Green (59)Chalvey (196)
DrugsLangley St Mary's (17)Stoke Road & Wexham Road (62)
Other CrimeLangley Kederminster (9)Manor Park (37)
Other TheftLangley Kederminster (47)Stoke Road & Wexham Road (148)
Possession of WeaponsLangley St Mary's (2)Chalvey (23)
Public OrderCippenham Green (92)Chalvey (341)
Robbery (inc. mugging)Haymill & Lynch Hill (2)Chalvey (39)
ShopliftingLangley St Mary's (6)Manor Park (97)
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)Haymill & Lynch Hill (2)Stoke Road & Wexham Road (44)
Vehicle CrimeCippenham Green (61)Manor Park (134)
Violence and Sexual OffencesLangley St Mary's (295)Chalvey (954)

Crime in Slough During Coronavirus Lockdowns

Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Slough change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in July, when Slough saw a 155% increase in theft from the person. Slough saw a large fall in shoplifting during April, when it fell by 65% compared to April in 2019. Rates of other theft and shoplifting both fell year-on-year for every month during Slough's lockdown.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour+15%-24%-38%-14%-24%0%-14%+2%+3%-2%
Bicycle Theft-12%-13%-58%+5%-26%-14%-32%-2%+8%-15%
Burglary+10%-4%-30%+52%+16%+24%+27%+4%-30%-16%
Criminal Damage and Arson-24%-21%+1%-6%+5%-4%-2%+12%+47%+2%
Drugs-38%-20%+52%+45%+32%-17%-36%-39%+50%+8%
Other Crime+5%-40%+8%+5%-4%+33%+44%-50%+41%+4%
Other Theft+8%-58%-28%-25%-34%-24%-30%-6%-28%-8%
Possession of Weapons+8%-31%+138%+25%+14%+64%-44%-62%+22%+50%
Public Order+11%+13%+56%+77%+61%+58%+61%+72%+108%+96%
Robbery-57%-50%-24%-+6%-21%+45%+38%+53%-37%
Shoplifting-10%-65%-58%-42%-29%-8%-8%+33%-39%-35%
Theft From the Person-35%-24%-6%+92%+155%+6%+8%+108%+41%-24%
Vehicle Crime-29%-32%-44%-45%-28%-15%+29%+40%+5%-8%
Violence and Sexual Offences+6%-4%+12%+35%+9%+28%+34%+12%+32%-2%

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in Slough

What police force serves Slough?
Slough's local territorial police force is the Thames Valley Police.

How dangerous is Slough?
Slough is the most dangerous major town in Berkshire.

What is Slough's most common crime?
The most common crimes in Slough are violence and sexual offences.

What is the least common crime in Slough?
Slough's least common crimes are possession of weapons.

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