Thatcham is the third most dangerous medium-sized town in Berkshire, and is the 32nd most dangerous overall out of Berkshire's 107 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Thatcham in 2021 was 54 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to Berkshire's overall crime rate, coming in 38% lower than the Berkshire rate of 75 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Thatcham is the 44th safest medium-sized town, and the 2,783rd most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.
In February 2021, Thatcham was the worst medium-sized town in Berkshire for criminal damage and arson, with 14 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.55 per 1,000 inhabitants. February 2021 was also a bad month for Thatcham residents, when it was Berkshire's most dangerous medium-sized town for bicycle theft, recording 4 crimes at a rate of 0.16 per 1,000 residents. Thatcham recorded 4 reports of other crime during February 2021, making its crime rate of 0.16 the worst medium-sized town for other crime in Berkshire that month.
The most common crimes in Thatcham are violence and sexual offences, with 623 offences during 2021, giving a crime rate of 25. This is 0.16% higher than 2020's figure of 622 offences and a difference of 0.04 from 2020's crime rate of 24. Thatcham's least common crime is robbery, with 2 offences recorded in 2021, a decrease of 200% from 2020's figure of 6 crimes.
Third Most Dangerous
Medium-Sized Towns, Berkshire
32% lower, regional crime rate
40% lower, national crime rate
England, Wales & NI
As of 2022, the crime rate in Thatcham is 32% lower than the South East and 40% lower than the England, Wales & Northern Ireland overall figure.
|England, Wales & NI|
Incidents mapped in Thatcham 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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Last updated: 02 Jun, 2022
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|Year||Crime Rate per|
|Anti-Social Behaviour||234||9.21||9,477||10.35||12% safer|
|Bicycle Theft||20||0.79||1,671||1.83||132% safer|
|Criminal Damage and Arson||154||6.06||6,434||7.03||16% safer|
|Other Crime||28||1.10||1,076||1.18||7% safer|
|Other Theft||78||3.07||5,578||6.09||98% safer|
|Possession of Weapons||13||0.51||550||0.60||18% safer|
|Public Order||230||9.06||9,508||10.39||15% safer|
|Shoplifting||104||4.09||3,191||3.49||15% more dangerous|
|Theft From the Person||13||0.51||1,078||1.18||131% safer|
|Vehicle Crime||41||1.61||5,066||5.54||244% safer|
|Violence and Sexual Offences||623||24.53||29,003||31.69||29% safer|
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|April 2022||Violence and sexual offences||On or near Bath Road||Action to be taken by another organisation|
|April 2022||Public order||On or near Ash Crescent||Unable to prosecute suspect|
|April 2022||Violence and sexual offences||On or near Bowling Green Road||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|April 2022||Theft from the person||On or near Westfield Road||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|April 2022||Violence and sexual offences||On or near Elm Grove||Unable to prosecute suspect|
|April 2022||Public order||On or near Bath Road||Unable to prosecute suspect|
|April 2022||Violence and sexual offences||On or near Mount Road||Action to be taken by another organisation|
|April 2022||Criminal damage and arson||On or near Almond Drive||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|April 2022||Violence and sexual offences||On or near Fylingdales||Unable to prosecute suspect|
|April 2022||Violence and sexual offences||On or near Supermarket||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|April 2022||Criminal damage and arson||On or near Wordsworth Road||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|April 2022||Violence and sexual offences||On or near Parking Area||Unable to prosecute suspect|
|April 2022||Criminal damage and arson||On or near Elms Avenue||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|April 2022||Criminal damage and arson||On or near Crookham Hill||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|April 2022||Public order||On or near Supermarket||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|April 2022||Drugs||On or near Braemore Close||Local resolution|
|April 2022||Burglary||On or near Heath Lane||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|April 2022||Violence and sexual offences||On or near Westerdale||Unable to prosecute suspect|
|April 2022||Shoplifting||On or near Turnfields||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|April 2022||Other theft||On or near Rosemary Gardens||Unable to prosecute suspect|
|Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents|
|Criminal Damage and Arson||6||7||6||6||Safer|
|Other Crime||1.1||0.91||1.1||1.1||Getting worse|
|Possession of Weapons||0.43||0.63||0.43||0.51||Getting worse|
|Public Order||1.6||2.4||3.3||9||Getting worse|
|Robbery (inc. mugging)||0.12||0.24||0.24||0.08||Safer|
|Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)||0.51||0.47||0.28||0.51||Safer|
|Violence and Sexual Offences||15||17||24||25||Getting worse|
We only display green spaces in Thatcham that are named, and have had crimes recorded within their boundaries during 2021.
|Name||ASB||Drugs||Public Order||Robbery||VSO||All Others||Crimes per Hectare|
|Henwick Worthy Sports Ground||4||-||-||-||2||1||0.48|
|The Moors Playing Field||-||1||-||-||-||0||0.42|
|Medium-Sized Town||Crime Rate||Rate Difference|
|Barnet||67.08||19% more dangerous|
|Croydon||82.48||34% more dangerous|
|Sheffield||90.05||39% more dangerous|
|Bristol||90.52||40% more dangerous|
|Coventry||102.24||47% more dangerous|
|Leicester||111.59||51% more dangerous|
|Liverpool||123.06||56% more dangerous|
|Birmingham||129.64||58% more dangerous|
|Bradford||132.28||59% more dangerous|
|Leeds||150.94||64% more dangerous|
|Neighbourhood||Crime Count||Crime Rate||Danger Rank|
|Thatcham North East||250||37||Second|
Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Thatcham change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in December, when Thatcham saw a 400% increase in shoplifting. Thatcham saw a large fall in shoplifting during June, when it fell by 91% compared to June in 2019.
|Criminal Damage and Arson||+33%||-38%||-20%||-50%||-23%||+67%||-36%||-52%||+15%||+150%|
|Possession of Weapons||+100%||-||-||-33%||-||-||+100%||-||-||-67%|
|Theft From the Person||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-67%||-||+100%|
|Violence and Sexual Offences||+47%||+123%||+80%||+115%||+26%||+60%||+37%||+17%||+48%||-11%|