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Crime and Safety in Tilehurst

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Tilehurst is among the top 5 most dangerous small towns in Berkshire, and is the 51st most dangerous overall out of Berkshire's 107 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Tilehurst in 2021 was 45 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to Berkshire's overall crime rate, coming in 67% lower than the Berkshire rate of 75 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Tilehurst is the 263rd safest small town, and the 3,911st most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In October 2021, Tilehurst was the worst small town in Berkshire for criminal damage and arson, with 9 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.65 per 1,000 inhabitants. November 2021 was also a bad month for Tilehurst residents, when it was Berkshire's most dangerous small town for drugs, recording 3 crimes at a rate of 0.22 per 1,000 residents. Tilehurst recorded 2 reports of other crime during December 2021, 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 247 offences during 2021, giving a crime rate of 18. This is 1.2% lower than 2020's figure of 250 offences and a difference of 0.22 from 2020's crime rate of 18. Tilehurst's least common crime is robbery, with 2 offences recorded in 2021, a decrease of 400% from 2020's figure of 10 crimes.

Tilehurst 2022 Crime Scorecard

Top 5 Most Dangerous

Small Towns, Berkshire

60% lower, regional crime rate

South East

70% lower, national crime rate

England, Wales & NI

Local Crime in Context

As of 2022, the crime rate in Tilehurst is 60% lower than the South East and 70% lower than the England, Wales & Northern Ireland overall figure.

Tilehurst Crime Rate Over Time

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Tilehurst Crime Map

Incidents mapped in Tilehurst 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 Tilehurst

YearCrime Rate per
1,000 people
Total Crimes
202145626
202046639
201946635
201845622
201745627
201635484

Crime in Tilehurst Compared To Berkshire

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Summary of Crimes in Tilehurst This Year

 TilehurstBerkshire 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour14110.149,47710.35 2.1% safer
Bicycle Theft70.501,6711.83 266% safer
Burglary221.582,8363.10 96% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson634.536,4347.03 55% safer
Drugs261.872,4502.68 43% safer
Other Crime141.011,0761.18 17% safer
Other Theft825.905,5786.09 3.2% safer
Possession of Weapons30.225500.60 173% safer
Public Order805.759,50810.39 81% safer
Robbery20.144460.49 250% safer
Shoplifting362.593,1913.49 35% safer
Theft From the Person30.221,0781.18 436% safer
Vehicle Crime412.955,0665.54 88% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences24717.7629,00331.69 78% safer

Tilehurst Compared to Nearby Small Towns)

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Shinfield30921.23112% safer
Finchampstead45136.4723% safer
Winkfield58538.1518% safer
Crowthorne32442.835% safer
Sandhurst92444.551.1% safer
Tilehurst62645.02-
Winnersh54552.4614% more dangerous
Sunninghill and Ascot68954.0117% more dangerous
Bray49455.2819% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Tilehurst

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Recent Crimes in Tilehurst

DateCrime TypeLocationOutcome
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Condor CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Woodbridge RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Blagrave RiseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Sandringham WayInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Empress RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022BurglaryOn or near Curtis RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Bicycle theftOn or near Nunhide LaneInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Windsor WayUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Other theftOn or near SupermarketUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Oliver DriveInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Other theftOn or near SupermarketInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Petrol StationLocal resolution
April 2022Public orderOn or near SupermarketInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Oliver DriveInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near SupermarketInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Petrol StationUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near SupermarketInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near SupermarketAction to be taken by another organisation
March 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Langley Hill CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Public orderOn or near Little Heath RoadLocal resolution

Tilehurst Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2018201920202021Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour77710 Getting worse
Bicycle Theft0.650.790.860.50 Safer
Burglary2.61.52.11.6 Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson4.5754.5 Safer
Drugs2.01.42.21.9 Getting worse
Other Crime0.931.30.931.0 Safer
Other Theft1054.36 Safer
Possession of Weapons0.290.220.430.22 Safer
Public Order1.52.32.66 Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.650.360.720.14 Safer
Shoplifting783.82.6 Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.360.650.500.22 Safer
Vehicle Crime3.73.04.23.0 Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences10141818 Getting 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 2021.

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

Comparing Tilehurst to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Tilehurst45.02-
Barnet67.0833% more dangerous
Croydon82.4845% more dangerous
Sheffield90.0550% more dangerous
Bristol90.5250% more dangerous
Coventry102.2456% more dangerous
Leicester111.5960% more dangerous
Liverpool123.0663% more dangerous
Birmingham129.6465% more dangerous
Bradford132.2866% more dangerous
Leeds150.9470% more dangerous

Crime in Tilehurst's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Calcot North & Little Heath46361First
Westwood14626Second

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 April, when Tilehurst saw a 400% increase in burglary. Tilehurst saw a large fall in shoplifting during April, when it fell by 88% compared to April in 2019.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour-20%-30%+13%-11%-+143%+200%+11%+180%-17%
Bicycle Theft----------
Burglary-+400%---+200%--50%+33%-
Criminal Damage and Arson+350%-71%-+133%+43%+13%-71%-78%-54%+80%
Drugs+100%--+100%+33%+100%+50%+50%+67%-
Other Crime+100%--67%-------
Other Theft-71%-83%-40%+33%-+25%+150%-62%-50%+250%
Public Order-50%+33%-+200%+33%-50%-40%+100%+250%-50%
Robbery---------+200%
Shoplifting-67%-88%-67%-+57%-57%-33%-45%--67%
Theft From the Person----------
Vehicle Crime+400%-+150%+250%-60%-29%+150%-50%+100%-60%
Violence and Sexual Offences+110%+70%+43%+12%-54%+18%+16%+64%+82%+81%

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 most dangerous small town 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 crime is robbery (inc. mugging).

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