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.
Shanklin Crime Map
Summary of Crimes in Shanklin This Year
|Shanklin||Isle of Wight|
|Anti-Social Behaviour||142||15.43||2,403||16.95||10% safer|
|Bicycle Theft||6||0.65||41||0.29||55% more dangerous|
|Criminal Damage and Arson||46||5.00||965||6.81||36% safer|
|Other Crime||8||0.87||206||1.45||67% safer|
|Other Theft||44||4.78||560||3.95||17% more dangerous|
|Possession of Weapons||6||0.65||122||0.86||32% safer|
|Public Order||77||8.37||1,202||8.48||1.3% safer|
|Robbery||6||0.65||39||0.28||57% more dangerous|
|Theft From the Person||2||0.22||36||0.25||14% safer|
|Vehicle Crime||13||1.41||207||1.46||3.5% safer|
|Violence and Sexual Offences||340||36.95||4,426||31.22||16% more dangerous|
Shanklin Crime Trends
|Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents|
|Criminal Damage and Arson||9||7||7||5||Safer|
|Possession of Weapons||1.3||0.43||0.87||0.65||Safer|
|Public Order||8||9||6||8||Getting worse|
|Theft From the Person||0.33||0.65||-||0.22||Safer|
|Violence and Sexual Offences||25||31||29||37||Getting worse|
Comparing Shanklin to the UK's Major Cities
|Small Towns||Crime Rate||Rate Difference|
|Coventry||71.50||9% more dangerous|
|Sheffield||73.99||12% more dangerous|
|Kirklees||74.23||12% more dangerous|
|Croydon||77.18||16% more dangerous|
|Bradford||79.19||18% more dangerous|
|London||80.70||19% more dangerous|
|Birmingham||89.02||27% more dangerous|
|Bristol||91.57||29% more dangerous|
|Leeds||91.90||29% more dangerous|
|Leicester||102.51||37% more dangerous|
|Liverpool||105.94||39% 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