Windsor Crime Overview

Windsor is the most dangerous medium-sized town in Berkshire, and is among the top 20 most dangerous overall out of Berkshire's 108 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Windsor in 2020 was 72 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares poorly to Berkshire's overall crime rate, coming in 6% higher than the Berkshire rate of 67 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Windsor is the 99th safest medium-sized town, and the 1,340th most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In June 2018, Windsor had the worst crime rate in Berkshire for possession of weapons, with 22 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.67 per 1,000 inhabitants.

The most common crimes in Windsor are violence and sexual offences, with 805 offences during 2020, giving a crime rate of 25. This is 7% lower than 2019's figure of 863 offences and a difference of 1.78 from 2019's crime rate of 26. Windsor's least common crime is robbery, with 29 offences recorded in 2020, the same as 2019's figure of 29 crimes.

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See how Windsor shapes up compared to other locations around the country, including side-by-side comparisons of specific crime types, and separate charting of how Windsor and your comparison town's crime rates stack up against one another.

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Crime in Windsor Compared To Berkshire

Summary of Crimes in Windsor This Year

 WindsorBerkshire 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour36911.3110,22311.171.2% more dangerous
Bicycle Theft1053.221,9062.0835% more dangerous
Burglary1414.323,6283.968% more dangerous
Criminal Damage and Arson1935.916,6027.2122% safer
Drugs1534.692,5522.7941% more dangerous
Other Crime471.441,2321.356% more dangerous
Other Theft1735.304,7975.241.1% more dangerous
Possession of Weapons331.016640.7328% more dangerous
Public Order1645.024,7155.152.6% safer
Robbery290.896530.7120% more dangerous
Shoplifting1795.483,0663.3539% more dangerous
Theft From the Person662.021,0031.1046% more dangerous
Vehicle Crime2467.546,1716.7411% more dangerous
Violence and Sexual Offences80524.6624,63826.929% safer

Windsor Compared to Nearby Medium-Sized Towns

Medium-Sized TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Woodley47116.63330% safer
Earley65719.32270% safer
Wokingham1,66146.0055% safer
Thatcham1,26149.6544% safer
Newbury2,40471.440.10% safer
Windsor2,33471.51-

Crime Over Time in Windsor

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Windsor Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2017201820192020Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour18151211Safer
Bicycle Theft564.73.2Safer
Burglary75.054.3Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson8786Safer
Drugs2.53.03.94.7Getting worse
Other Crime1.01.01.01.4Getting worse
Other Theft1111105Safer
Possession of Weapons3.44.02.81.0Safer
Public Order3.64.04.15Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.671.00.890.89Getting worse
Shoplifting8855Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)3.83.03.32.0Safer
Vehicle Crime811108Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences18232625Getting 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 2020.

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
Barnet67.716% safer
Windsor71.51-
Coventry77.418% more dangerous
Croydon83.2214% more dangerous
Sheffield85.8117% more dangerous
Bristol86.2117% more dangerous
Leicester97.4427% more dangerous
Birmingham102.8730% more dangerous
Liverpool107.2833% more dangerous
Bradford133.0246% more dangerous
Leeds137.1048% more dangerous

Crime in Windsor's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Clewer New Town57163Second
Clewer Village68995First
Dedworth23535Third

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%+32%-33%-20%-12%+7%--13%
Bicycle Theft--44%-85%+13%+144%-25%-54%---50%
Burglary-62%+10%-47%-62%--58%+21%-+42%-18%
Criminal Damage and Arson-15%-67%-63%+14%-50%-58%-50%+36%+11%-27%
Drugs--57%+50%+43%+20%+36%+214%-18%-+63%
Other Crime--+33%+25%---40%--67%-60%
Other Theft-32%-88%-57%-54%-57%-59%-54%-58%-58%-33%
Possession of Weapons-54%-43%-80%--70%-63%-67%-70%-50%-83%
Public Order+60%+9%-21%+44%-19%+33%+58%+27%-8%+60%
Robbery----33%+150%+150%-50%-67%--
Shoplifting+7%-83%-45%-20%+129%-+53%+82%-46%-29%
Theft From the Person-40%--67%-33%+33%-58%-46%-88%-79%-25%
Vehicle Crime-61%-58%-70%-65%-45%-+44%-17%-39%+57%
Violence and Sexual Offences-5%-47%--14%-3%+26%--14%-44%-14%

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 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).

Last updated: 07 May 2021