Sunninghill and Ascot Crime Overview

Sunninghill and Ascot is the most dangerous small town in Berkshire, and is the 36th most dangerous overall out of Berkshire's 108 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Sunninghill and Ascot in 2020 was 49 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to Berkshire's overall crime rate, coming in 37% lower than the Berkshire rate of 67 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Sunninghill and Ascot is the 390th safest small town, and the 3,159th most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In December 2020, Sunninghill and Ascot was the worst small town in Berkshire for burglary, with 14 crimes reported and a crime rate of 1.1 per 1,000 inhabitants. December 2020 was also a bad month for Sunninghill and Ascot residents, when it was Berkshire's most dangerous small town for drugs, recording 6 crimes at a rate of 0.47 per 1,000 residents. Sunninghill and Ascot recorded 3 reports of bicycle theft during April 2020, making its crime rate of 0.24 the worst small town for bicycle theft in Berkshire that month.

The most common crimes in Sunninghill and Ascot are violence and sexual offences, with 206 offences during 2020, giving a crime rate of 16. This is 17% lower than 2019's figure of 241 offences and a difference of 2.74 from 2019's crime rate of 19. Sunninghill and Ascot's least common crime is robbery, with 2 offences recorded in 2020, a decrease of 150% from 2019's figure of 5 crimes.

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Summary of Crimes in Sunninghill and Ascot This Year

 Sunninghill and AscotBerkshire 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour856.6610,22311.1768% safer
Bicycle Theft120.941,9062.08121% safer
Burglary705.493,6283.9628% more dangerous
Criminal Damage and Arson473.686,6027.2196% safer
Drugs312.432,5522.7915% safer
Other Crime141.101,2321.3523% safer
Other Theft655.104,7975.242.7% safer
Possession of Weapons40.316640.73135% safer
Public Order453.534,7155.1546% safer
Robbery20.166530.71344% safer
Shoplifting221.723,0663.3595% safer
Theft From the Person70.551,0031.10100% safer
Vehicle Crime1028.006,1716.7416% more dangerous
Violence and Sexual Offences20616.1524,63826.9267% safer

Crime in Sunninghill and Ascot Compared To Berkshire

Sunninghill and Ascot Compared to Nearby Small Towns

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Finchampstead43134.8541% safer
Crowthorne28938.2029% safer
Shinfield58540.2022% safer
Sandhurst84640.7920% safer
Winnersh50748.810.70% safer
Sunninghill and Ascot62749.15-

Sunninghill and Ascot Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2017201820192020Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour8967Safer
Bicycle Theft0.710.710.310.94Getting worse
Burglary4.8655Getting worse
Criminal Damage and Arson4.254.93.7Safer
Drugs1.91.21.42.4Getting worse
Other Crime0.940.550.711.1Getting worse
Other Theft89115Safer
Possession of Weapons0.550.310.470.31Safer
Public Order1.61.83.63.5Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.390.630.390.16Safer
Shoplifting1.70.860.551.7Getting worse
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.551.10.780.55Safer
Vehicle Crime8988Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences13151916Getting worse

Changes In Sunninghill and Ascot's Crime Rates Over Time

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

Comparing Sunninghill and Ascot to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Sunninghill and Ascot49.15-
Barnet67.7127% more dangerous
Coventry77.4137% more dangerous
Croydon83.2241% more dangerous
Sheffield85.8143% more dangerous
Bristol86.2143% more dangerous
Leicester97.4450% more dangerous
Birmingham102.8752% more dangerous
Liverpool107.2854% more dangerous
Bradford133.0263% more dangerous
Leeds137.1064% more dangerous

Crime in Sunninghill and Ascot's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Ascot & North Ascot East38851First
South Ascot & Sunningdale47544Second

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 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 crime is robbery (inc. mugging).

Last updated: 01 Apr 2021