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Crime and Safety in Windsor, Berkshire

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Windsor is the second most dangerous medium-sized towns in Berkshire, and is among the top 20 most dangerous overall out of Berkshire's 107 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Windsor in 2021 was 81 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares poorly to Berkshire's overall crime rate, coming in 7% higher than the Berkshire rate of 75 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Windsor is the 90th most dangerous medium-sized town, and the 1,051st most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In August 2018, Windsor had the worst crime rate in Berkshire for possession of weapons, with 15 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.46 per 1,000 inhabitants.

The most common crimes in Windsor are violence and sexual offences, with 1,002 offences during 2021, giving a crime rate of 31. This is 21% higher than 2020's figure of 794 offences and a difference of 6.37 from 2020's crime rate of 24. Windsor's least common crime is robbery, with 14 offences recorded in 2021, a decrease of 107% from 2020's figure of 29 crimes.

Windsor 2022 Crime Scorecard

Second Most Dangerous

Medium-Sized Towns, Berkshire

12% higher, regional crime rate

South East

6% higher, national crime rate

England, Wales & NI

Local Crime in Context

As of 2022, the crime rate in Windsor is 12% higher than the South East and 6% higher than the England, Wales & Northern Ireland overall figure.

Windsor Crime Rate Over Time

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Windsor Crime Map

Incidents mapped in Windsor 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 Windsor

YearCrime Rate per
1,000 people
Total Crimes
2021812,652
2020712,307
2019852,775
2018862,791
2017802,598
2016832,704

Crime in Windsor Compared To Berkshire

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Summary of Crimes in Windsor This Year

 WindsorBerkshire 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour3069.389,47710.35 10% safer
Bicycle Theft1253.831,6711.83 52% more dangerous
Burglary1324.042,8363.10 23% more dangerous
Criminal Damage and Arson2096.406,4347.03 10% safer
Drugs1394.262,4502.68 37% more dangerous
Other Crime351.071,0761.18 10% safer
Other Theft1875.735,5786.09 6% safer
Possession of Weapons331.015500.60 41% more dangerous
Public Order39812.199,50810.39 15% more dangerous
Robbery140.434460.49 14% safer
Shoplifting1454.443,1913.49 21% more dangerous
Theft From the Person611.871,0781.18 37% more dangerous
Vehicle Crime1725.275,0665.54 5% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences1,00230.7029,00331.69 3.2% safer

Windsor Compared to Nearby Medium-Sized Towns)

Medium-Sized TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Earley1,24936.72121% safer
Woodley1,07537.96114% safer
Wokingham1,87451.9057% safer
Thatcham1,38454.4949% safer
Windsor2,65281.25-
Newbury2,97888.508% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Windsor

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Recent Crimes in Windsor

DateCrime TypeLocationOutcome
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Theatre/Concert HallInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near NightclubInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022ShopliftingOn or near Shopping AreaUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Bicycle theftOn or near Peascod StreetInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Camm AvenueUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Temple RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Bicycle theftOn or near Vansittart RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Public orderOn or near Mansell CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Queens RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Chaucer CloseOffender given a caution
April 2022Public orderOn or near William StreetOffender given penalty notice
April 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Bolton RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Bicycle theftOn or near Thames StreetInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022BurglaryOn or near Farm YardInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Public orderOn or near Hermitage LaneInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Other theftOn or near SupermarketInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Bicycle theftOn or near Thames StreetUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Parking AreaInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022ShopliftingOn or near Shopping AreaUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Thames AvenueInvestigation complete; no suspect identified

Windsor Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2018201920202021Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour1512119 Safer
Bicycle Theft64.73.23.8 Safer
Burglary4.854.34.0 Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson7866 Safer
Drugs2.93.94.54.3 Getting worse
Other Crime1.00.981.41.1 Getting worse
Other Theft111056 Safer
Possession of Weapons4.02.81.01.0 Safer
Public Order4.04.05.012 Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.980.860.890.43 Safer
Shoplifting7554.4 Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)3.03.32.01.9 Safer
Vehicle Crime111075 Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences23262431 Getting worse

Changes In Windsor's Crime Rates Over Time

Offences in Windsor's Green Spaces

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

NameASBDrugsPublic OrderRobberyVSOAll OthersCrimes per Hectare
Clewer Memorial Recreation Ground-11-221.2
Vansittart Recreation Ground Park-5--313.6

Comparing Windsor to the UK's Major Cities

Medium-Sized TownCrime RateRate Difference
Barnet67.0821% safer
Windsor81.25-
Croydon82.481.5% more dangerous
Sheffield90.0510% more dangerous
Bristol90.5210% more dangerous
Coventry102.2421% more dangerous
Leicester111.5927% more dangerous
Liverpool123.0634% more dangerous
Birmingham129.6437% more dangerous
Bradford132.2839% more dangerous
Leeds150.9446% more dangerous

Crime in Windsor's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Clewer New Town63870Second
Clewer Village70798First
Dedworth35554Third

Crime in Windsor During Coronavirus Lockdowns

Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Windsor change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in September, when Windsor saw a 214% increase in drugs. Windsor saw a large fall in other theft during April, when it fell by 88% compared to April in 2019. Possession of Weapons saw a fall in every month of Windsor's lockdown.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour+39%-19%-8%+33%-33%-20%-12%+3%-9%-9%
Bicycle Theft--44%-85%+13%+144%-25%-54%---50%
Burglary-62%+22%-47%-62%+17%-58%+21%+5%+42%-18%
Criminal Damage and Arson-11%-67%-63%+14%-50%-57%-50%+36%+24%-21%
Drugs--57%+30%+36%+20%+36%+214%-18%-6%+50%
Other Crime-33%-+33%+25%-+33%-40%--67%-60%
Other Theft-32%-88%-55%-50%-57%-59%-54%-61%-58%-33%
Possession of Weapons-54%-43%-80%--70%-63%-67%-70%-50%-83%
Public Order+50%+9%-21%+44%-19%+33%+73%+30%-8%+60%
Robbery----33%+150%+150%-50%-50%--
Shoplifting+7%-83%-45%-20%+129%-+53%+82%-44%-29%
Theft From the Person-40%--67%-33%+33%-58%-46%-88%-79%-14%
Vehicle Crime-63%-58%-70%-65%-45%-+39%-17%-39%+65%
Violence and Sexual Offences-7%-48%-2%-13%-3%+28%--14%-46%-16%

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in Windsor

What police force serves Windsor?
Windsor's local territorial police force is the Thames Valley Police.

How dangerous is Windsor?
Windsor is the second most dangerous medium-sized town in Berkshire.

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

What is the least common crime in Windsor?
Windsor's least common crime is robbery (inc. mugging).

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