Winnersh Crime Overview

Winnersh is the second most dangerous small town in Berkshire, and is the 37th most dangerous overall out of Berkshire's 108 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Winnersh in 2020 was 49 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to Berkshire's overall crime rate, coming in 38% lower than the Berkshire rate of 67 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Winnersh is the 386th safest small town, and the 3,190th most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In June 2020, Winnersh was the worst small town in Berkshire for bicycle theft, with 2 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.19 per 1,000 inhabitants. August 2020 was also a bad month for Winnersh residents, when it was Berkshire's most dangerous small town for criminal damage and arson, recording 10 crimes at a rate of 0.96 per 1,000 residents. Winnersh recorded 2 reports of other crime during October 2020, making its crime rate of 0.19 the worst small town for other crime in Berkshire that month.

The most common crimes in Winnersh are violence and sexual offences, with 216 offences during 2020, giving a crime rate of 21. This is 27% higher than 2019's figure of 157 offences and a difference of 5.68 from 2019's crime rate of 15. Winnersh's least common crime is robbery, with 4 offences recorded in 2020, an increase of 75% from 2019's figure of 1 crime.

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Crime in Winnersh Compared To Berkshire

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Summary of Crimes in Winnersh This Year

CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour858.1810,22311.1737% safer
Bicycle Theft111.061,9062.0896% safer
Burglary222.123,6283.9687% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson757.226,6027.210.14% more dangerous
Drugs131.252,5522.79123% safer
Other Crime90.871,2321.3555% safer
Other Theft302.894,7975.2481% safer
Possession of Weapons70.676640.739% safer
Public Order302.894,7155.1578% safer
Robbery40.396530.7182% safer
Shoplifting282.703,0663.3524% safer
Theft From the Person111.061,0031.103.8% safer
Vehicle Crime514.916,1716.7437% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences21620.7924,63826.9229% safer

Winnersh Compared to Nearby Small Towns

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Bray25027.9775% safer
Finchampstead43134.8540% safer
Crowthorne28938.2028% safer
Shinfield58540.2021% safer
Sandhurst84640.7920% safer
Sunninghill and Ascot62749.150.69% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Winnersh

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Winnersh Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Anti-Social Behaviour9968Getting worse
Bicycle Theft2.
Criminal Damage and Arson74.777Getting worse
Drugs0.771.21.41.2Getting worse
Other Crime0.580.290.480.87Getting worse
Other Theft8652.9Safer
Possession of Weapons0.390.190.100.67Getting worse
Public Order0.772.51.72.9Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.100.390.100.39Getting worse
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing) worse
Vehicle Crime5574.9Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences8121521Getting 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 2020.

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

Comparing Winnersh to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Barnet67.7128% more dangerous
Coventry77.4137% more dangerous
Croydon83.2241% more dangerous
Sheffield85.8143% more dangerous
Bristol86.2143% more dangerous
Leicester97.4450% more dangerous
Birmingham102.8753% more dangerous
Liverpool107.2855% more dangerous
Bradford133.0263% more dangerous
Leeds137.1064% more dangerous

Crime in Winnersh's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank

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.

Anti-Social Behaviour+60%+150%+75%+200%+56%-11%-60%-80%+167%-
Bicycle Theft---+100%-75%---50%--
Criminal Damage and Arson-80%-60%-40%+133%+80%+25%+67%-22%+14%+20%
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%-
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 second 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).

Last updated: 07 May 2021