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Crime and Safety in Sunninghill and Ascot

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Sunninghill and Ascot is the second most dangerous small town in Berkshire, and is the 33rd most dangerous overall out of Berkshire's 107 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Sunninghill and Ascot in 2021 was 54 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to Berkshire's overall crime rate, coming in 39% lower than the Berkshire rate of 75 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Sunninghill and Ascot is the 386th safest small town, and the 2,831st most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In December 2021, Sunninghill and Ascot was the worst small town in Berkshire for burglary, with 7 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.55 per 1,000 inhabitants. November 2021 was also a bad month for Sunninghill and Ascot residents, when it was Berkshire's most dangerous small town for bicycle theft, recording 3 crimes at a rate of 0.24 per 1,000 residents. Sunninghill and Ascot recorded 6 reports of drugs during June 2021, making its crime rate of 0.47 the worst small town for drugs in Berkshire that month.

The most common crimes in Sunninghill and Ascot are violence and sexual offences, with 264 offences during 2021, giving a crime rate of 21. This is 22% higher than 2020's figure of 206 offences and a difference of 4.55 from 2020's crime rate of 16. Sunninghill and Ascot's least common crimes are possession of weapons, with 4 offences recorded in 2021, the same as 2020's figure of 4 crimes.

Sunninghill and Ascot 2022 Crime Scorecard

Second Most Dangerous

Small Towns, Berkshire

33% lower, regional crime rate

South East

42% lower, national crime rate

England, Wales & NI

Local Crime in Context

As of 2022, the crime rate in Sunninghill and Ascot is 33% lower than the South East and 42% lower than the England, Wales & Northern Ireland overall figure.

Sunninghill and Ascot Crime Rate Over Time

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Sunninghill and Ascot Crime Map

Incidents mapped in Sunninghill and Ascot 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 Sunninghill and Ascot

YearCrime Rate per
1,000 people
Total Crimes
202154689
202049627
201957727
201852666
201746591
201638484

Crime in Sunninghill and Ascot Compared To Berkshire

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Summary of Crimes in Sunninghill and Ascot This Year

 Sunninghill and AscotBerkshire 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour826.439,47710.35 61% safer
Bicycle Theft110.861,6711.83 113% safer
Burglary382.982,8363.10 4.0% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson624.866,4347.03 45% safer
Drugs181.412,4502.68 90% safer
Other Crime90.711,0761.18 66% safer
Other Theft755.885,5786.09 3.6% safer
Possession of Weapons40.315500.60 94% safer
Public Order1007.849,50810.39 33% safer
Robbery60.474460.49 4.3% safer
Shoplifting100.783,1913.49 347% safer
Theft From the Person120.941,0781.18 26% safer
Vehicle Crime806.275,0665.54 12% more dangerous
Violence and Sexual Offences26420.7029,00331.69 53% safer

Sunninghill and Ascot Compared to Nearby Small Towns)

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Winkfield58538.1542% safer
Crowthorne32442.8326% safer
Sandhurst92444.5521% safer
Tilehurst62645.0220% safer
Winnersh54552.463.0% safer
Sunninghill and Ascot68954.01-
Bray49455.282.3% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Sunninghill and Ascot

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Recent Crimes in Sunninghill and Ascot

DateCrime TypeLocationOutcome
April 2022BurglaryOn or near The BurlingsInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Carroll CrescentAction to be taken by another organisation
April 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near HospitalInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Public orderOn or near Petrol StationInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Carroll CrescentAction to be taken by another organisation
April 2022Other theftOn or near Dawnay CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Oaklands DriveInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Carbery LaneInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near FurzebankLocal resolution
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Oriental RoadLocal resolution
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Matthews CourtInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Oliver RoadOffender given a caution
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Elizabeth GardensInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Jones CornerInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near King'S RideInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Francis Chichester CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Bouldish Farm RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Green LaneInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Victoria RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near All Souls' RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified

Sunninghill and Ascot Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2018201920202021Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour9676 Safer
Bicycle Theft0.710.310.940.86 Getting worse
Burglary6553.0 Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson54.93.74.9 Getting worse
Drugs1.21.42.41.4 Safer
Other Crime0.550.711.10.71 Safer
Other Theft91156 Safer
Possession of Weapons0.310.470.310.31 Safer
Public Order1.83.63.58 Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.630.390.160.47No change
Shoplifting0.860.551.70.78 Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)1.10.780.550.94 Getting worse
Vehicle Crime9886 Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences15191621 Getting worse

Changes In Sunninghill and Ascot's Crime Rates Over Time

Offences in Sunninghill and Ascot's Green Spaces

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

NameASBDrugsPublic OrderRobberyVSOAll OthersCrimes per Hectare
Allens Field1---410.64

Comparing Sunninghill and Ascot to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Sunninghill and Ascot54.01-
Barnet67.0819% more dangerous
Croydon82.4835% more dangerous
Sheffield90.0540% more dangerous
Bristol90.5240% more dangerous
Coventry102.2447% more dangerous
Leicester111.5952% more dangerous
Liverpool123.0656% more dangerous
Birmingham129.6458% more dangerous
Bradford132.2859% more dangerous
Leeds150.9464% more dangerous

Crime in Sunninghill and Ascot's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Ascot & North Ascot East47162First
South Ascot & Sunningdale49345Second

Crime in Sunninghill and Ascot During Coronavirus Lockdowns

Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Sunninghill and Ascot change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in December, when Sunninghill and Ascot saw a 500% increase in drugs. Sunninghill and Ascot saw a large fall in burglary during November, when it fell by 80% compared to November in 2019. Other Theft saw a fall in every month of Sunninghill and Ascot's lockdown.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour-17%-+20%-11%+86%-8%--40%+133%+167%
Bicycle Theft-+200%--------
Burglary+100%+233%-+100%-29%-75%-25%-25%-80%+27%
Criminal Damage and Arson-67%-25%-33%-33%---+33%-40%-56%
Drugs-----50%+100%-+200%+200%+500%
Other Crime+100%-50%--------
Other Theft-56%-78%-60%-75%-57%-74%-36%-25%-64%-
Possession of Weapons----------
Public Order--50%-33%-56%-50%+133%-+33%-+17%
Robbery----50%------
Shoplifting------+100%--50%+100%
Theft From the Person-------+100%--
Vehicle Crime-77%--30%+57%+133%-+67%-14%-+27%
Violence and Sexual Offences-48%+10%+15%-76%-43%+100%+15%+47%-11%-

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in Sunninghill and Ascot

What police force serves Sunninghill and Ascot?
Sunninghill and Ascot's local territorial police force is the Thames Valley Police.

How dangerous is Sunninghill and Ascot?
Sunninghill and Ascot is the second most dangerous small town in Berkshire.

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

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

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