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Crime and Safety in Shanklin

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Shanklin is the second most dangerous small town in the Isle of Wight, and is among the top 10 most dangerous overall out of the Isle of Wight's 33 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Shanklin in 2021 was 74 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to the Isle of Wight's overall crime rate, coming in 1.0% lower than the Isle of Wight rate of 75 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Shanklin is the 243rd most dangerous small town, and the 1,411st most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In November 2021, Shanklin had the worst crime rate in the Isle of Wight for bicycle theft, with 2 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.22 per 1,000 inhabitants. November 2021 was also a bad month for Shanklin residents, when it was the Isle of Wight's most dangerous area for possession of weapons, recording 1 crime at a rate of 0.11 per 1,000 residents. Shanklin recorded 1 report of robbery during January 2021, making its crime rate of 0.11 the worst for robbery in the Isle of Wight that month.

The most common crimes in Shanklin are violence and sexual offences, with 351 offences during 2021, giving a crime rate of 38. This is 4.6% lower than 2020's figure of 367 offences and a difference of 1.74 from 2020's crime rate of 40. Shanklin's least common crime is robbery, with 4 offences recorded in 2021, a decrease of 50% from 2020's figure of 6 crimes.

Shanklin 2022 Crime Scorecard

Second Most Dangerous

Small Towns, The Isle of Wight

3.4% higher, regional crime rate

South East

2.7% lower, national crime rate

England, Wales & NI

Local Crime in Context

As of 2022, the crime rate in Shanklin is 3.4% higher than the South East and 2.7% lower than the England, Wales & Northern Ireland overall figure.

Shanklin Crime Rate Over Time

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Shanklin Crime Map

Incidents mapped in Shanklin represent the time frame between July 2019 and June 2022. Each point on the map represents an area where crimes have been recorded locally.

Last updated: 04 Aug, 2022

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Historical Crime Rates for Shanklin

YearCrime Rate per
1,000 people
Total Crimes
202174685
202070646
201962573
201870648
201771653
201660549

Crime in Shanklin Compared To Isle of Wight

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Summary of Crimes in Shanklin This Year

 ShanklinIsle of Wight 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour15616.951,93613.69 19% more dangerous
Bicycle Theft60.65500.35 46% more dangerous
Burglary171.852751.94 4.9% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson737.931,1187.90 0.38% more dangerous
Drugs283.044453.15 3.6% safer
Other Crime90.981761.24 27% safer
Other Theft485.226844.84 7% more dangerous
Possession of Weapons70.761340.95 25% safer
Public Order10411.301,63611.57 2.4% safer
Robbery40.43470.33 23% more dangerous
Shoplifting232.502892.04 18% more dangerous
Theft From the Person50.54520.37 31% more dangerous
Vehicle Crime101.091911.35 24% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences35138.145,54139.17 2.7% safer

Shanklin Compared to Nearby Small Towns

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Cowes55752.1143% safer
East Cowes46957.3030% safer
Shanklin68574.44-
Ryde2,11585.1213% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Shanklin

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Recent Crimes in Shanklin

DateCrime TypeLocationOutcome
June 2022Other theftOn or near Salem RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
June 2022Public orderOn or near Witbank GardensUnable to prosecute suspect
June 2022Public orderOn or near Lucerne RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
June 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Josephs WayInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
June 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Arthur'S HillInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
June 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Copse RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
June 2022Other theftOn or near Brook RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
June 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Hyde RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
June 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Parking AreaInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
June 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near The RogersUnable to prosecute suspect
June 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Marine Cross RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
June 2022Other theftOn or near Park RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
June 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Batts RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
June 2022Public orderOn or near SupermarketInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
June 2022Public orderOn or near Brook RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
June 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Hyde RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
June 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Parking AreaInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
June 2022Other theftOn or near Parking AreaInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
June 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Atherley Cross RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
June 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Grange RoadUnable to prosecute suspect

Shanklin Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2018201920202021Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour14181717 Safer
Bicycle Theft0.650.870.650.65 Safer
Burglary3.462.01.8 Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson7758 Getting worse
Drugs1.11.82.53.0 Getting worse
Other Crime0.981.40.980.98 Safer
Other Theft7555 Safer
Possession of Weapons0.430.870.650.76 Safer
Public Order96911 Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.650.330.650.43 Safer
Shoplifting63.21.62.5 Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.65-0.220.54 Getting worse
Vehicle Crime1.70.651.41.1 Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences31294038 Getting worse

Changes In Shanklin's Crime Rates Over Time

Offences in Shanklin's Green Spaces

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

NameASBDrugsPublic OrderRobberyVSOAll OthersCrimes per Hectare
Big Meade-----10.18

Comparing Shanklin to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Barnet67.0811% safer
Shanklin74.44-
Croydon82.4810% more dangerous
Sheffield91.1018% more dangerous
Bristol93.7721% more dangerous
Coventry102.3727% more dangerous
Leicester111.7533% more dangerous
Liverpool127.9042% more dangerous
Birmingham137.1746% more dangerous
Bradford145.6049% more dangerous
Leeds153.0651% more dangerous

Crime in Shanklin's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Shanklin Central & Lake67075First

Crime in Shanklin During Coronavirus Lockdowns

Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Shanklin change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in December, when Shanklin saw a 800% increase in public order. Shanklin saw a large fall in other theft during May, when it fell by 80% compared to May in 2019.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour--17%+47%-10%-33%-6%-32%-43%+50%+33%
Bicycle Theft----67%------
Burglary-25%-50%-25%----+33%--50%
Criminal Damage and Arson-40%-29%-56%+20%-20%--50%-17%-+50%
Drugs--+150%-50%-75%--50%--+200%
Other Crime---50%-------
Other Theft-+200%-80%-33%+33%+25%-25%-17%-67%-50%
Possession of Weapons-------+200%-50%-
Public Order+29%-50%-25%-20%+50%+50%+100%+300%-11%+800%
Robbery---------50%-
Shoplifting--67%+400%-50%------
Vehicle Crime----+200%-----
Violence and Sexual Offences+62%+121%-26%+300%+96%+76%-52%+27%+36%-18%

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 the 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 robbery (inc. mugging).

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