Winkfield Crime Overview

Winkfield is the third safest small town in Berkshire, and is the 27th safest overall out of Berkshire's 108 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Winkfield in 2020 was 26 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to Berkshire's overall crime rate, coming in 161% lower than the Berkshire rate of 67 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Winkfield is the 83rd safest small town, and the 3,994th safest location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In October 2020, Winkfield was the worst small town in Berkshire for criminal damage and arson, with 8 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.52 per 1,000 inhabitants. June 2020 was also a bad month for Winkfield residents, when it was Berkshire's most dangerous small town for other crime, recording 3 crimes at a rate of 0.20 per 1,000 residents. Winkfield recorded 1 report of possession of weapons during February 2020, making its crime rate of 0.07 the worst small town for possession of weapons in Berkshire that month.

The most common crimes in Winkfield are violence and sexual offences, with 178 offences during 2020, giving a crime rate of 12. This is 12% higher than 2019's figure of 157 offences and a difference of 1.37 from 2019's crime rate of 10. Winkfield's least common crime is robbery, with 3 offences recorded in 2020.

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Crime in Winkfield Compared To Berkshire

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Summary of Crimes in Winkfield This Year

 WinkfieldBerkshire 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour523.3910,22311.17229% safer
Bicycle Theft40.261,9062.08700% safer
Burglary332.153,6283.9684% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson362.356,6027.21207% safer
Drugs161.042,5522.79168% safer
Other Crime80.521,2321.35160% safer
Other Theft261.704,7975.24208% safer
Possession of Weapons80.526640.7340% safer
Public Order352.284,7155.15126% safer
Robbery30.206530.71255% safer
Shoplifting90.593,0663.35468% safer
Theft From the Person30.201,0031.10450% safer
Vehicle Crime372.416,1716.74180% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences17811.6124,63826.92132% safer

Winkfield Compared to Nearby Small Towns

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Warfield21119.7731% safer
Cox Green17122.5714% safer
Winkfield39625.82-
Binfield24427.084.7% more dangerous
Tilehurst38527.697% more dangerous
Bray25027.978% more dangerous
Finchampstead43134.8526% more dangerous
Crowthorne28938.2032% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Winkfield

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Winkfield Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2017201820192020Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour3.53.13.43.4Getting worse
Bicycle Theft0.460.520.330.26Safer
Burglary3.72.33.62.2Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson2.22.73.62.4Safer
Drugs0.390.520.391.0Getting worse
Other Crime0.070.260.070.52Getting worse
Other Theft1.82.72.31.7Safer
Possession of Weapons0.20-0.200.52Getting worse
Public Order0.200.650.522.3Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.130.13-0.20Getting worse
Shoplifting2.51.30.720.59Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.200.260.260.20Safer
Vehicle Crime2.22.13.92.4Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences4.481012Getting worse

Changes In Winkfield's Crime Rates Over Time

Offences in Winkfield's Green Spaces

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

NameASBDrugsPublic OrderRobberyVSOAll OthersCrimes per Hectare
Ascot Jubilee Recreation Ground1----10.81
Asher Recreation Ground----122.1

Comparing Winkfield to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Winkfield25.82-
Barnet67.7162% more dangerous
Coventry77.4167% more dangerous
Croydon83.2269% more dangerous
Sheffield85.8170% more dangerous
Bristol86.2170% more dangerous
Leicester97.4474% more dangerous
Birmingham102.8775% more dangerous
Liverpool107.2876% more dangerous
Bradford133.0281% more dangerous
Leeds137.1081% more dangerous

Crime in Winkfield's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Chavey Down & North Ascot West22230First
Winkfield & Cranbourne15326Second

Crime in Winkfield During Coronavirus Lockdowns

Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Winkfield change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in December, when Winkfield saw a 200% increase in drugs. Winkfield saw a large fall in criminal damage and arson during April, when it fell by 86% compared to April in 2019.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour--78%-17%-25%-38%+125%-+33%-+150%
Bicycle Theft----------
Burglary+25%-71%-50%-80%-75%--75%-33%-75%-20%
Criminal Damage and Arson--86%-67%-+50%--29%+33%+33%-83%
Drugs+100%---+100%----+200%
Other Theft+100%-33%---67%+50%-83%-+150%-60%
Possession of Weapons-----50%-----
Public Order+50%---+100%+200%+200%--+50%
Shoplifting-50%-----+50%+100%--
Theft From the Person--------50%--
Vehicle Crime-80%--67%-17%-+100%-33%-40%+100%-
Violence and Sexual Offences+25%-50%-24%+89%+76%+29%-42%+63%-9%+50%

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in Winkfield

What police force serves Winkfield?
Winkfield's local territorial police force is the Thames Valley Police.
How dangerous is Winkfield?
Winkfield is the third safest small town in Berkshire.
What is Winkfield's most common crime?
The most common crimes in Winkfield are violence and sexual offences.
What is the least common crime in Winkfield?
Winkfield's least common crime is robbery (inc. mugging).

Last updated: 07 May 2021