Shanklin Crime Overview

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 2020 was 70 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares poorly to the Isle of Wight's overall crime rate, coming in 3.7% higher than the Isle of Wight rate of 68 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Shanklin is the 196th most dangerous small town, and the 1,404th most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In June 2020, Shanklin had the worst crime rate in the Isle of Wight for bicycle theft, with 1 crime reported and a crime rate of 0.11 per 1,000 inhabitants. October 2020 was also a bad month for Shanklin residents, when it was the Isle of Wight's most dangerous area for possession of weapons, recording 3 crimes at a rate of 0.33 per 1,000 residents. Shanklin recorded 1 report of robbery during November 2020, 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 367 offences during 2020, giving a crime rate of 40. This is 26% higher than 2019's figure of 271 offences and a difference of 10.43 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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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 Behaviour15416.742,51617.796% safer
Bicycle Theft60.65420.3054% more dangerous
Burglary181.963212.2716% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson495.321,0557.4640% safer
Drugs232.504583.2430% safer
Other Crime90.982181.5457% safer
Other Theft465.006024.2615% more dangerous
Possession of Weapons60.651250.8835% safer
Public Order869.351,2809.053.2% more dangerous
Robbery60.65400.2857% more dangerous
Shoplifting151.633572.5255% safer
Theft From the Person20.22420.3036% safer
Vehicle Crime131.412181.549% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences36739.884,80433.9615% more dangerous

Shanklin Compared to Nearby Small Towns

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
East Cowes39948.7544% safer
Cowes54751.1837% safer
Ryde2,10284.6017% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Shanklin

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Shanklin Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Anti-Social Behaviour27141817Safer
Bicycle Theft1.40.650.870.65Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson9775Safer
Drugs1. worse
Other Crime1.10.981.40.98Safer
Other Theft6755Safer
Possession of Weapons1.30.430.870.65Safer
Public Order8969Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.760.650.330.65Getting worse
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.330.65-0.22Safer
Vehicle Crime61.70.651.4Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences25312940Getting 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 2020.

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

Comparing Shanklin to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Barnet67.713.7% safer
Coventry77.419% more dangerous
Croydon83.2216% more dangerous
Sheffield85.8118% more dangerous
Bristol86.2119% more dangerous
Leicester97.4428% more dangerous
Birmingham102.8732% more dangerous
Liverpool107.2835% more dangerous
Bradford133.0247% more dangerous
Leeds137.1049% more dangerous

Crime in Shanklin's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Shanklin Central & Lake63471First

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.

Anti-Social Behaviour--17%+47%-10%-33%-6%-32%-43%+50%+33%
Bicycle Theft----67%------
Criminal Damage and Arson-40%-29%-56%+20%-20%--50%-17%-+50%
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%
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 theft from the person (inc. pickpocketing).

Last updated: 07 May 2021