Wokingham is the third safest medium-sized towns in Berkshire, and is the 37th most dangerous overall out of Berkshire's 107 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Wokingham in 2021 was 52 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to Berkshire's overall crime rate, coming in 45% lower than the Berkshire rate of 75 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Wokingham is the 32nd safest medium-sized town, and the 3,038th most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.
In September 2021, Wokingham was the worst medium-sized town in Berkshire for bicycle theft, with 14 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.39 per 1,000 inhabitants. November 2021 was also a bad month for Wokingham residents, when it was Berkshire's most dangerous medium-sized town for burglary, recording 11 crimes at a rate of 0.30 per 1,000 residents. Wokingham recorded 5 reports of other crime during September 2021, making its crime rate of 0.14 the worst medium-sized town for other crime in Berkshire that month.
The most common crimes in Wokingham are violence and sexual offences, with 788 offences during 2021, giving a crime rate of 22. This is 11% higher than 2020's figure of 700 offences and a difference of 2.43 from 2020's crime rate of 19. Wokingham's least common crimes are possession of weapons, with 9 offences recorded in 2021, an increase of 22% from 2020's figure of 7 crimes.
Medium-Sized Towns, Berkshire
39% lower, regional crime rate
47% lower, national crime rate
England, Wales & NI
As of 2022, the crime rate in Wokingham is 39% lower than the South East and 47% lower than the England, Wales & Northern Ireland overall figure.
|England, Wales & NI|
Incidents mapped in Wokingham 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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Last updated: 02 Jun, 2022
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|Year||Crime Rate per|
|Anti-Social Behaviour||330||9.14||9,477||10.35||13% safer|
|Bicycle Theft||69||1.91||1,671||1.83||4.2% more dangerous|
|Criminal Damage and Arson||151||4.18||6,434||7.03||68% safer|
|Other Crime||28||0.78||1,076||1.18||51% safer|
|Other Theft||170||4.71||5,578||6.09||29% safer|
|Possession of Weapons||9||0.25||550||0.60||140% safer|
|Public Order||233||6.45||9,508||10.39||61% safer|
|Theft From the Person||34||0.94||1,078||1.18||26% safer|
|Vehicle Crime||108||2.99||5,066||5.54||85% safer|
|Violence and Sexual Offences||788||21.82||29,003||31.69||45% safer|
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|April 2022||Violence and sexual offences||On or near Police Station||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|April 2022||Criminal damage and arson||On or near The Green||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|April 2022||Burglary||On or near Elms Road||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|April 2022||Public order||On or near Rose Street||Unable to prosecute suspect|
|April 2022||Criminal damage and arson||On or near Market Square||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|April 2022||Violence and sexual offences||On or near Sports/Recreation Area||Action to be taken by another organisation|
|April 2022||Criminal damage and arson||On or near Parking Area||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|April 2022||Theft from the person||On or near Plough Lane||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|April 2022||Vehicle crime||On or near Venus Close||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|April 2022||Vehicle crime||On or near Parking Area||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|April 2022||Other theft||On or near Luckley Path||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|April 2022||Shoplifting||On or near Supermarket||Unable to prosecute suspect|
|April 2022||Violence and sexual offences||On or near Priest Avenue||Unable to prosecute suspect|
|April 2022||Other theft||On or near Fernlea Drive||Unable to prosecute suspect|
|April 2022||Theft from the person||On or near Matthewsgreen Road||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|April 2022||Bicycle theft||On or near Davy Close||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|April 2022||Violence and sexual offences||On or near Thorpe Close||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|April 2022||Shoplifting||On or near Shopping Area||Unable to prosecute suspect|
|April 2022||Shoplifting||On or near Luckley Path||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|April 2022||Public order||On or near Parking Area||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents|
|Bicycle Theft||1.9||1.9||1.6||1.9||Getting worse|
|Criminal Damage and Arson||8||7||5||4.2||Safer|
|Other Crime||0.78||0.58||1.0||0.78||Getting worse|
|Possession of Weapons||0.28||0.17||0.19||0.25||Safer|
|Public Order||1.8||2.2||3.6||6||Getting worse|
|Robbery (inc. mugging)||0.17||0.30||0.22||0.39||Getting worse|
|Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)||0.86||0.86||1.0||0.94||Getting worse|
|Vehicle Crime||3.0||4.1||3.3||3.0||Getting worse|
|Violence and Sexual Offences||13||15||19||22||Getting worse|
We only display green spaces in Wokingham that are named, and have had crimes recorded within their boundaries during 2021.
|Name||ASB||Drugs||Public Order||Robbery||VSO||All Others||Crimes per Hectare|
|Langborough Recreation Ground||-||1||-||-||-||3||1.9|
|Medium-Sized Town||Crime Rate||Rate Difference|
|Barnet||67.08||23% more dangerous|
|Croydon||82.48||37% more dangerous|
|Sheffield||90.05||42% more dangerous|
|Bristol||90.52||43% more dangerous|
|Coventry||102.24||49% more dangerous|
|Leicester||111.59||53% more dangerous|
|Liverpool||123.06||58% more dangerous|
|Birmingham||129.64||60% more dangerous|
|Bradford||132.28||61% more dangerous|
|Leeds||150.94||66% more dangerous|
|Neighbourhood||Crime Count||Crime Rate||Danger Rank|
|Wokingham West & South||339||39||Second|
Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Wokingham change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in December, when Wokingham saw a 600% increase in theft from the person. Wokingham saw a large fall in burglary during November, when it fell by 87% compared to November in 2019.
|Criminal Damage and Arson||-29%||-60%||-7%||-30%||-5%||+25%||+79%||-||+31%||-38%|
|Possession of Weapons||-||-||-||-||-||-||-50%||-||-||-|
|Theft From the Person||-25%||-||-||+300%||+50%||-||+100%||-||-50%||+600%|
|Violence and Sexual Offences||+2%||-29%||+111%||+49%||+95%||+15%||+24%||+2%||+56%||-15%|