Shanklin Crime Overview

Shanklin is the second most dangerous small town in Isle of Wight, and the among the top 10 most dangerous overall out of Isle of Wight's 33 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Shanklin in 2020 was 65 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares poorly to Isle of Wight's overall crime rate, coming in 3.8% higher than Isle of Wight's rate of 63 per 1,000 residents. For England and Wales as a whole, Shanklin ranks as the the 216th most dangerous small town, and the the 1,419th most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In October 2020, Shanklin had the worst crime rate in Isle of Wight for possession of weapons, with 3 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.33 per 1,000 inhabitants. November 2020 was also a bad month for Shanklin residents, when it was Isle of Wight's most dangerous area for robbery, recording 1 crime at a rate of 0.11 per 1,000 residents. Shanklin recorded 3 reports of burglary during October 2019, making its crime rate of 0.33 the worst for burglary in Isle of Wight that month.

The most common crimes in Shanklin are violence and sexual offences, with 340 offences during 2020, giving a crime rate of 37. This is 20% higher than 2019's figure of 271 offences and a difference of 7.50 from 2019's crime rate of 29. Shanklin's least common crime is theft from the person, with 2 offences recorded in 2020.

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Summary of Crimes in Shanklin This Year

 ShanklinIsle of Wight 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour14215.432,40316.9510% safer
Bicycle Theft60.65410.2955% more dangerous
Burglary161.743012.1222% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson465.009656.8136% safer
Drugs202.174313.0440% safer
Other Crime80.872061.4567% safer
Other Theft444.785603.9517% more dangerous
Possession of Weapons60.651220.8632% safer
Public Order778.371,2028.481.3% safer
Robbery60.65390.2857% more dangerous
Shoplifting151.633452.4349% safer
Theft From the Person20.22360.2514% safer
Vehicle Crime131.412071.463.5% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences34036.954,42631.2216% more dangerous

Shanklin Compared to Nearby Small Towns

Small TownsTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
East Cowes35543.3750% safer
Cowes51047.7236% safer
Shanklin59965.09-
Ryde1,96379.0018% more dangerous

Shanklin Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2017201820192020Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour27141815Safer
Bicycle Theft1.40.650.870.65Safer
Burglary63.461.7Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson9775Safer
Drugs1.51.11.82.2Getting worse
Other Crime1.10.981.40.87Safer
Other Theft6754.8Safer
Possession of Weapons1.30.430.870.65Safer
Public Order8968Getting worse
Robbery0.760.650.330.65Getting worse
Shoplifting4.863.21.6Safer
Theft From the Person0.330.65-0.22Safer
Vehicle Crime61.70.651.4Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences25312937Getting worse

Comparing Shanklin to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownsCrime RateRate Difference
Shanklin65.09-
Coventry71.509% more dangerous
Sheffield73.9912% more dangerous
Kirklees74.2312% more dangerous
Croydon77.1816% more dangerous
Bradford79.1918% more dangerous
London80.7019% more dangerous
Birmingham89.0227% more dangerous
Bristol91.5729% more dangerous
Leeds91.9029% more dangerous
Leicester102.5137% more dangerous
Liverpool105.9439% more dangerous

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in Shanklin

What police force serves Shanklin?
Shanklin's local territorial police force is the Hampshire Constabulary.
How dangerous is Shanklin?
Shanklin is the second most dangerous small town in Isle of Wight.
What is Shanklin's most common crime?
The most common crimes in Shanklin are violence and sexual offences.
What is the least common crime in Shanklin?
Shanklin's least common crime is theft from the person.

Last updated: 18 Feb 2021