Tilehurst Crime Overview

Tilehurst is among the top 5 safest small towns in Berkshire, and is the 35th safest overall out of Berkshire's 108 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Tilehurst in 2020 was 28 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to Berkshire's overall crime rate, coming in 143% lower than the Berkshire rate of 67 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Tilehurst is the 97th safest small town, and the 4,407th safest location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In November 2020, Tilehurst was the worst small town in Berkshire for drugs, with 5 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.36 per 1,000 inhabitants. March 2020 was also a bad month for Tilehurst residents, when it was Berkshire's most dangerous small town for criminal damage and arson, recording 4 crimes at a rate of 0.29 per 1,000 residents. Tilehurst recorded 2 reports of other crime during February 2020, making its crime rate of 0.14 the worst small town for other crime in Berkshire that month.

The most common crimes in Tilehurst are violence and sexual offences, with 169 offences during 2020, giving a crime rate of 12. This is 32% higher than 2019's figure of 115 offences and a difference of 3.88 from 2019's crime rate of 8. Tilehurst's least common crimes are possession of weapons, with 1 offence recorded in 2020, a decrease of 200% from 2019's figure of 3 crimes.

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Crime in Tilehurst Compared To Berkshire

Summary of Crimes in Tilehurst This Year

 TilehurstBerkshire 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour684.8910,22311.17128% safer
Bicycle Theft70.501,9062.08316% safer
Burglary181.293,6283.96207% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson412.956,6027.21144% safer
Drugs181.292,5522.79116% safer
Other Crime40.291,2321.35366% safer
Other Theft282.014,7975.24161% safer
Possession of Weapons10.076640.73943% safer
Public Order201.444,7155.15258% safer
Robbery80.586530.7122% safer
Shoplifting372.663,0663.3526% safer
Theft From the Person50.361,0031.10206% safer
Vehicle Crime292.096,1716.74222% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences16912.1524,63826.92122% safer

Tilehurst Compared to Nearby Small Towns

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Warfield21119.7740% safer
Cox Green17122.5723% safer
Winkfield39625.827% safer
Binfield24427.082.3% safer
Tilehurst38527.69-
Bray25027.971.0% more dangerous
Finchampstead43134.8521% more dangerous
Crowthorne28938.2028% more dangerous
Shinfield58540.2031% more dangerous
Sandhurst84640.7932% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Tilehurst

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Tilehurst Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2017201820192020Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour64.45.04.9Safer
Bicycle Theft0.360.430.650.50Getting worse
Burglary1.81.40.791.3Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson1.72.94.83.0Safer
Drugs0.721.11.21.3Getting worse
Other Crime0.720.500.580.29Safer
Other Theft3.74.72.32.0Safer
Possession of Weapons0.220.220.220.07Safer
Public Order0.861.11.41.4Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.070.580.360.58Getting worse
Shoplifting8772.7Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.430.290.360.36No change
Vehicle Crime2.81.82.12.1Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences67812Getting worse

Changes In Tilehurst's Crime Rates Over Time

Offences in Tilehurst's Green Spaces

We only display green spaces in Tilehurst that are named, and have had crimes recorded within their boundaries during 2020.

NameASBDrugsPublic OrderRobberyVSOAll OthersCrimes per Hectare
Turnhams Farm Recreation Ground1---101.1

Comparing Tilehurst to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Tilehurst27.69-
Barnet67.7159% more dangerous
Coventry77.4164% more dangerous
Croydon83.2267% more dangerous
Sheffield85.8168% more dangerous
Bristol86.2168% more dangerous
Leicester97.4472% more dangerous
Birmingham102.8773% more dangerous
Liverpool107.2874% more dangerous
Bradford133.0279% more dangerous
Leeds137.1080% more dangerous

Crime in Tilehurst's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Calcot North & Little Heath44759First
Westwood17330Second

Crime in Tilehurst During Coronavirus Lockdowns

Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Tilehurst change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in September, when Tilehurst saw a 800% increase in anti-social behaviour. Tilehurst saw a large fall in criminal damage and arson during April, when it fell by 83% compared to April in 2019.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour-33%-33%+20%+50%-43%+100%+800%-14%--50%
Bicycle Theft----------
Burglary------+50%-33%--
Criminal Damage and Arson+300%-83%-+100%-17%--83%--63%+133%
Drugs+100%-------+150%-
Other Crime----------
Other Theft--50%----50%+100%-78%-+100%
Public Order-50%+300%+100%----67%-+400%-
Robbery----------
Shoplifting-64%--33%-67%--83%-33%---50%
Theft From the Person----------
Vehicle Crime--+100%--67%-20%--+200%-75%
Violence and Sexual Offences+150%+233%+20%+50%-41%+33%-+56%+80%+163%

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in Tilehurst

What police force serves Tilehurst?
Tilehurst's local territorial police force is the Thames Valley Police.
How dangerous is Tilehurst?
Tilehurst is among the top 5 safest small towns in Berkshire.
What is Tilehurst's most common crime?
The most common crimes in Tilehurst are violence and sexual offences.
What is the least common crime in Tilehurst?
Tilehurst's least common crimes are possession of weapons.

Last updated: 07 May 2021