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Crime and Safety in Winnersh

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Winnersh is the third most dangerous small town in Berkshire, and is the 36th most dangerous overall out of Berkshire's 107 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Winnersh in 2021 was 52 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to Berkshire's overall crime rate, coming in 43% lower than the Berkshire rate of 75 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Winnersh is the 371st safest small town, and the 2,977th most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In July 2021, Winnersh was the worst small town in Berkshire for bicycle theft, with 4 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.39 per 1,000 inhabitants. December 2021 was also a bad month for Winnersh residents, when it was Berkshire's most dangerous small town for drugs, recording 2 crimes at a rate of 0.19 per 1,000 residents. Winnersh recorded 8 reports of criminal damage and arson during November 2021, making its crime rate of 0.77 the worst small town for criminal damage and arson in Berkshire that month.

The most common crimes in Winnersh are violence and sexual offences, with 237 offences during 2021, giving a crime rate of 23. This is 9% higher than 2020's figure of 216 offences and a difference of 2.02 from 2020's crime rate of 21. Winnersh's least common crime is robbery, with 2 offences recorded in 2021, a decrease of 100% from 2020's figure of 4 crimes.

Winnersh 2022 Crime Scorecard

Third Most Dangerous

Small Towns, Berkshire

37% lower, regional crime rate

South East

46% lower, national crime rate

England, Wales & NI

Local Crime in Context

As of 2022, the crime rate in Winnersh is 37% lower than the South East and 46% lower than the England, Wales & Northern Ireland overall figure.

Winnersh Crime Rate Over Time

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Winnersh Crime Map

Incidents mapped in Winnersh 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 Winnersh

YearCrime Rate per
1,000 people
Total Crimes
202152545
202049507
201947491
201846474
201742433
201632334

Crime in Winnersh Compared To Berkshire

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Summary of Crimes in Winnersh This Year

 WinnershBerkshire 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour656.269,47710.35 65% safer
Bicycle Theft80.771,6711.83 138% safer
Burglary201.932,8363.10 61% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson454.336,4347.03 62% safer
Drugs201.932,4502.68 39% safer
Other Crime40.391,0761.18 203% safer
Other Theft403.855,5786.09 58% safer
Possession of Weapons50.485500.60 25% safer
Public Order848.099,50810.39 28% safer
Robbery20.194460.49 158% safer
Shoplifting413.953,1913.49 12% more dangerous
Theft From the Person100.961,0781.18 23% safer
Vehicle Crime292.795,0665.54 99% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences23722.8129,00331.69 39% safer

Winnersh Compared to Nearby Small Towns)

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Finchampstead45136.4744% safer
Winkfield58538.1538% safer
Crowthorne32442.8322% safer
Sandhurst92444.5518% safer
Tilehurst62645.0217% safer
Winnersh54552.46-
Sunninghill and Ascot68954.012.9% more dangerous
Bray49455.285% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Winnersh

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Recent Crimes in Winnersh

DateCrime TypeLocationOutcome
April 2022BurglaryOn or near Calver CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Danywern DriveInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Grovelands CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Lenham CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Grasmere CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022RobberyOn or near SupermarketUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Riverdene DriveInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Public orderOn or near WaysideUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Old Forest RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022ShopliftingOn or near SupermarketUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Angus CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Verbena CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Bicycle theftOn or near Gazelle CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Verbena CloseLocal resolution
April 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Old Forest RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Other theftOn or near Gazelle CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022ShopliftingOn or near Gazelle CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022ShopliftingOn or near Gazelle CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Other theftOn or near Harvest DriveUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Harvest DriveUnable to prosecute suspect

Winnersh Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2018201920202021Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour9686 Safer
Bicycle Theft1.91.81.10.77 Safer
Burglary4.54.02.11.9 Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson4.7774.3 Safer
Drugs1.21.41.21.9 Getting worse
Other Crime0.290.480.870.39 Safer
Other Theft652.93.8 Safer
Possession of Weapons0.190.100.670.48 Getting worse
Public Order2.51.72.98 Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.390.100.390.19 Safer
Shoplifting62.72.74.0 Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.290.871.10.96 Getting worse
Vehicle Crime574.92.8 Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences12152123 Getting worse

Changes In Winnersh's Crime Rates Over Time

Offences in Winnersh's Green Spaces

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

NameASBDrugsPublic OrderRobberyVSOAll OthersCrimes per Hectare
Bearwood Recreation Ground-11--00.53

Comparing Winnersh to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Winnersh52.46-
Barnet67.0822% more dangerous
Croydon82.4836% more dangerous
Sheffield90.0542% more dangerous
Bristol90.5242% more dangerous
Coventry102.2449% more dangerous
Leicester111.5953% more dangerous
Liverpool123.0657% more dangerous
Birmingham129.6460% more dangerous
Bradford132.2860% more dangerous
Leeds150.9465% more dangerous

Crime in Winnersh's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Winnersh47646First

Crime in Winnersh During Coronavirus Lockdowns

Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Winnersh change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in August, when Winnersh saw a 400% increase in public order. Winnersh saw a large fall in anti-social behaviour during October, when it fell by 80% compared to October in 2019.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour+60%+150%+75%+200%+56%-11%-60%-80%+167%-
Bicycle Theft---+100%-75%---50%--
Burglary+33%+100%-50%-80%---75%-57%-80%-63%
Criminal Damage and Arson-80%-60%-40%+133%+80%+25%+67%-22%+14%+20%
Drugs+100%--67%---+100%--67%-
Other Crime-+100%-------50%-
Other Theft-80%-75%-75%-50%-80%-75%+33%-25%-80%-
Possession of Weapons----------
Public Order--+100%-+200%+400%+200%+200%+50%-
Shoplifting-33%-67%-75%-+250%-+50%+250%--50%
Theft From the Person--------33%--
Vehicle Crime---+33%--30%-33%+40%--57%
Violence and Sexual Offences+58%+118%+64%-6%+50%-7%+55%+25%+56%+138%

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in Winnersh

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

How dangerous is Winnersh?
Winnersh is the third most dangerous small town in Berkshire.

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

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

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