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Crime and Safety in Winkfield

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Winkfield is among the top 10 safest small towns in Berkshire, and is the 46th safest overall out of Berkshire's 107 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Winkfield in 2021 was 38 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to Berkshire's overall crime rate, coming in 97% lower than the Berkshire rate of 75 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Winkfield is the 170th safest small town, and the 5,045th most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In February 2021, Winkfield was the worst small town in Berkshire for burglary, with 3 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.20 per 1,000 inhabitants. February 2021 was also a bad month for Winkfield residents, when it was Berkshire's most dangerous small town for criminal damage and arson, recording 5 crimes at a rate of 0.33 per 1,000 residents. Winkfield recorded 2 reports of other crime during October 2021, making its crime rate of 0.13 the worst small town for other crime in Berkshire that month.

The most common crimes in Winkfield are violence and sexual offences, with 266 offences during 2021, giving a crime rate of 17. This is 7% higher than 2020's figure of 247 offences and a difference of 1.24 from 2020's crime rate of 16. Winkfield's least common crime is theft from the person, with 4 offences recorded in 2021, the same as 2020's figure of 4 crimes.

Winkfield 2022 Crime Scorecard

Top 10 Safest

Small Towns, Berkshire

88% lower, regional crime rate

South East

100% lower, national crime rate

England, Wales & NI

Local Crime in Context

As of 2022, the crime rate in Winkfield is 88% lower than the South East and 100% lower than the England, Wales & Northern Ireland overall figure.

Winkfield Crime Rate Over Time

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Incidents mapped in Winkfield 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 Winkfield

YearCrime Rate per
1,000 people
Total Crimes
202138585
202034529
201935531
201828437
201723348
201620306

Crime in Winkfield Compared To Berkshire

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Summary of Crimes in Winkfield This Year

 WinkfieldBerkshire 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour1097.119,47710.35 46% safer
Bicycle Theft100.651,6711.83 182% safer
Burglary231.502,8363.10 107% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson634.116,4347.03 71% safer
Drugs140.912,4502.68 195% safer
Other Crime140.911,0761.18 30% safer
Other Theft463.005,5786.09 103% safer
Possession of Weapons50.335500.60 82% safer
Public Order835.419,50810.39 92% safer
Shoplifting150.983,1913.49 256% safer
Theft From the Person40.261,0781.18 354% safer
Vehicle Crime422.745,0665.54 102% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences26617.3529,00331.69 83% safer

Winkfield Compared to Nearby Small Towns)

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Cox Green233.041155% safer
Warfield726.75465% safer
Binfield687.55405% safer
Shinfield30921.2380% safer
Finchampstead45136.474.6% safer
Winkfield58538.15-
Crowthorne32442.8311% more dangerous
Sandhurst92444.5514% more dangerous
Tilehurst62645.0215% more dangerous
Winnersh54552.4627% more dangerous
Sunninghill and Ascot68954.0129% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Winkfield

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Recent Crimes in Winkfield

DateCrime TypeLocationOutcome
April 2022ShopliftingOn or near Horndean RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Public orderOn or near Forest CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Theft from the personOn or near Jubilee AvenueInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Beaulieu CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Other theftOn or near Lily Hill RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Woodside LaneInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022ShopliftingOn or near Horndean RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Theft from the personOn or near Merlin CloveInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022ShopliftingOn or near Horndean RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022ShopliftingOn or near Whitton RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022ShopliftingOn or near Horndean RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022DrugsOn or near Batcombe MeadOffender given a caution
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Whitton RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Woodend CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near The CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Chavey Down RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022BurglaryOn or near Rhododendron WalkInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Horndean RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Batcombe MeadAction to be taken by another organisation
March 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Church RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified

Winkfield Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2018201920202021Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour4.74.44.17 Getting worse
Bicycle Theft1.10.720.390.65 Safer
Burglary3.25.02.51.5 Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson3.94.63.14.1 Getting worse
Drugs0.650.391.40.91 Getting worse
Other Crime0.460.260.850.91 Getting worse
Other Theft3.12.62.33.0 Getting worse
Possession of Weapons-0.200.520.33 Getting worse
Public Order0.981.12.95 Getting worse
Shoplifting1.30.780.590.98 Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.260.330.260.26 Safer
Vehicle Crime2.953.32.7 Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences10141617 Getting 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 2021.

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
Winkfield38.15-
Barnet67.0843% more dangerous
Croydon82.4854% more dangerous
Sheffield90.0558% more dangerous
Bristol90.5258% more dangerous
Coventry102.2463% more dangerous
Leicester111.5966% more dangerous
Liverpool123.0669% more dangerous
Birmingham129.6471% more dangerous
Bradford132.2871% more dangerous
Leeds150.9475% more dangerous

Crime in Winkfield's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Chavey Down & North Ascot West24634First
Winkfield & Cranbourne19133Second

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 400% increase in drugs. Winkfield saw a large fall in criminal damage and arson during April, when it fell by 88% compared to April in 2019. Burglary saw a fall in every month of Winkfield's lockdown.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour--80%-29%-27%-36%+100%-+25%-+200%
Bicycle Theft------50%--67%--
Burglary+75%-57%-75%-60%-80%-40%-80%-25%-80%-20%
Criminal Damage and Arson--88%-67%--+17%-38%+57%+100%-80%
Drugs+200%---+300%----+400%
Other Crime----------
Other Theft+200%-33%-+67%-25%+100%-86%-+100%-50%
Possession of Weapons-----50%-----
Public Order+50%-+100%-+150%+300%--+100%+50%
Shoplifting-50%-----+50%+100%--
Theft From the Person--------50%--
Vehicle Crime-10%--72%-17%-+75%-50%-20%+67%-
Violence and Sexual Offences+40%+7%-24%+53%+81%+13%-39%+70%-+69%

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 among the top 10 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 theft from the person (inc. pickpocketing).

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