Slough Crime Overview

Slough is the most dangerous major town in Berkshire, and is among the top 5 most dangerous overall out of Berkshire's 108 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Slough in 2020 was 92 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares poorly to Berkshire's overall crime rate, coming in 27% higher than the Berkshire rate of 67 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Slough is the 43rd most dangerous major town, and the 662nd most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In December 2020, Slough had the worst crime rate in Berkshire for burglary, with 53 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.34 per 1,000 inhabitants. December 2020 was also a bad month for Slough residents, when it was Berkshire's most dangerous area for possession of weapons, recording 10 crimes at a rate of 0.06 per 1,000 residents. Slough recorded 122 reports of public order during July 2020, making its crime rate of 0.77 the worst for public order in Berkshire that month.

The most common crimes in Slough are violence and sexual offences, with 5,958 offences during 2020, giving a crime rate of 38. This is 14% higher than 2019's figure of 5,109 offences and a difference of 5.37 from 2019's crime rate of 32. Slough's least common crimes are possession of weapons, with 177 offences recorded in 2020, an increase of 13% from 2019's figure of 154 crimes.

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Summary of Crimes in Slough This Year

 SloughBerkshire 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour2,44215.4410,22311.1728% more dangerous
Bicycle Theft4382.771,9062.0825% more dangerous
Burglary7654.843,6283.9618% more dangerous
Criminal Damage and Arson1,4168.956,6027.2119% more dangerous
Drugs4983.152,5522.7911% more dangerous
Other Crime2701.711,2321.3521% more dangerous
Other Theft9866.244,7975.2416% more dangerous
Possession of Weapons1771.126640.7335% more dangerous
Public Order1,1807.464,7155.1531% more dangerous
Robbery1871.186530.7140% more dangerous
Shoplifting5793.663,0663.358% more dangerous
Theft From the Person2641.671,0031.1034% more dangerous
Vehicle Crime1,79311.346,1716.7441% more dangerous
Violence and Sexual Offences5,95837.6824,63826.9229% more dangerous

Crime in Slough Compared To Berkshire

Slough Compared to Nearby Major Towns

Major TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Bracknell4,35151.1579% safer
Maidenhead3,86456.9561% safer
Slough14,51191.76-

Slough Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2017201820192020Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour18161615Safer
Bicycle Theft2.13.13.22.8Safer
Burglary664.94.8Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson91099Safer
Drugs2.52.73.23.2Getting worse
Other Crime1.31.41.51.7Getting worse
Other Theft8886Safer
Possession of Weapons0.820.970.971.1Getting worse
Public Order2.64.44.77Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)1.21.61.31.2Safer
Shoplifting654.53.7Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)1.51.61.31.7Getting worse
Vehicle Crime10121211Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences20293238Getting worse

Changes In Slough's Crime Rates Over Time

Chart of CrimeRate.Front.Models.CombinedCityModel's crime rate trends over time

Comparing Slough to the UK's Major Cities

Major TownCrime RateRate Difference
Barnet67.7136% safer
Coventry77.4119% safer
Croydon83.2210% safer
Sheffield85.817% safer
Bristol86.216% safer
Slough91.76-
Leicester97.446% more dangerous
Birmingham102.8711% more dangerous
Liverpool107.2814% more dangerous
Bradford133.0231% more dangerous
Leeds137.1033% 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 & Stoke1,00187Fifth
Chalvey1,728133First
Cippenham Green57659Tenth
Cippenham Meadows1,06681Seventh
Haymill & Lynch Hill76477Eighth
Langley Foxborough87198Fourth
Langley Kederminster84884Sixth
Langley St Mary's69074Ninth
Manor Park1,335122Second
Stoke Road & Wexham Road1,625121Third

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 (113)Chalvey (334)
Bicycle TheftCippenham Green (8)Stoke Road & Wexham Road (87)
BurglaryCippenham Green (25)Manor Park (79)
Criminal Damage and ArsonHaymill & Lynch Hill (59)Chalvey (170)
DrugsLangley Foxborough (9)Chalvey (83)
Other CrimeCippenham Green (8)Chalvey (37)
Other TheftLangley St Mary's (42)Stoke Road & Wexham Road (128)
Possession of WeaponsCippenham Green (2)Langley Foxborough (16)
Public OrderCippenham Green (39)Chalvey (186)
Robbery (inc. mugging)Cippenham Green (5)Chalvey (21)
ShopliftingBaylis & Stoke (4)Manor Park (91)
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)Cippenham Green (5)Stoke Road & Wexham Road (49)
Vehicle CrimeCippenham Green (42)Stoke Road & Wexham Road (240)
Violence and Sexual OffencesCippenham Green (259)Chalvey (740)

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 May, when Slough saw a 171% increase in possession of weapons. Slough saw a large fall in shoplifting during April, when it fell by 67% 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+16%-23%-36%-15%-24%+1%-6%+9%+4%-1%
Bicycle Theft--13%-59%+9%-26%-22%-29%-7%+15%-12%
Burglary+21%-2%-41%+35%+6%+20%+11%+2%-31%-23%
Criminal Damage and Arson-24%-20%-3%-13%+7%-7%+2%+13%+49%-1%
Drugs-40%-25%+46%+43%+42%-10%-42%-44%+37%+15%
Other Crime-9%-36%+32%-5%+27%+40%+56%-42%+60%+9%
Other Theft+8%-56%-37%-22%-32%-23%-30%-5%-31%-8%
Possession of Weapons+8%-29%+171%+23%+38%+64%-39%-60%+22%+100%
Public Order+11%+6%+56%+73%+65%+66%+59%+71%+96%+108%
Robbery-52%-47%-24%---22%+31%+54%+41%-40%
Shoplifting-9%-67%-61%-40%-31%-11%-4%+39%-47%-36%
Theft From the Person-32%-26%-+130%+164%+6%+8%+160%+52%-24%
Vehicle Crime-27%-30%-40%-44%-28%-16%+36%+47%+11%+3%
Violence and Sexual Offences+9%-3%+14%+35%+9%+27%+34%+9%+26%-3%

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.

Last updated: 01 Apr 2021