Slough Crime Overview

Slough is the second most dangerous major town in the South East, and among the top 20 most dangerous overall out of the UK's major towns. The overall crime rate in Slough in 2020 was 91 crimes per 1,000 people.

In November 2020, Slough had the worst crime rate in the South East for theft from the person, with 32 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.21 per 1,000 inhabitants. November 2020 was also a bad month for Slough residents, when it was the South East's most dangerous area for vehicle crime, recording 197 crimes at a rate of 1.3 per 1,000 residents.

The most common crimes in Slough are violence and sexual offences, with 5,591 offences during 2020, giving a crime rate of 37. This is 8% higher than 2019's figure of 5,168 offences and a difference of 2.83 from 2019's crime rate of 35. Slough's least common crimes are possession of weapons, with 175 offences recorded in 2020, an increase of 13% from 2019's figure of 153 crimes.

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Summary of Crimes in Slough This Year

 Slough
CrimeCountRate
Anti-Social Behaviour2,28115.25
Bicycle Theft4072.72
Burglary7114.75
Criminal Damage and Arson1,3098.75
Drugs4663.12
Other Crime2391.60
Other Theft9006.02
Possession of Weapons1751.17
Public Order1,1137.44
Robbery1811.21
Shoplifting5203.48
Theft From the Person2531.69
Vehicle Crime1,70911.43
Violence and Sexual Offences5,59137.39

Slough Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2017201820192020Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour20181715Safer
Bicycle Theft2.33.33.42.7Safer
Burglary6654.8Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson1010109Safer
Drugs2.82.93.63.1Getting worse
Other Crime1.31.41.61.6Getting worse
Other Theft9986Safer
Possession of Weapons0.921.01.01.2Getting worse
Public Order2.84.857Getting worse
Robbery1.31.71.41.2Safer
Shoplifting654.63.5Safer
Theft From the Person1.71.71.41.7Getting worse
Vehicle Crime10131311Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences22313537Getting worse

Comparing Slough to the UK's Major Cities

Major TownsCrime RateRate Difference
Coventry71.5027% safer
Sheffield73.9923% safer
Kirklees74.2322% safer
Croydon77.1818% safer
Bradford79.1915% safer
London80.7012% safer
Birmingham89.022.0% safer
Slough90.77-
Bristol91.570.87% more dangerous
Leeds91.901.2% more dangerous
Leicester102.5111% more dangerous
Liverpool105.9414% more dangerous

Crime in Slough During Coronavirus Lockdowns

Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Slough change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in October, when Slough saw a 170% increase in theft from the person. Slough saw a large fall in shoplifting during April, when it fell by 66% compared to April in 2019.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctOct
Anti-Social Behaviour+15%-20%-39%-14%-24%+2%-2%+8%+6%
Bicycle Theft+4%-20%-57%+3%-24%-24%-31%-4%+11%
Burglary+21%+4%-44%+34%-3%+16%+15%--30%
Criminal Damage and Arson-23%-18%-5%-9%+6%-2%+3%+16%+36%
Drugs-40%-26%+39%+35%+29%--49%-46%+26%
Other Crime-9%-31%+32%+9%+22%+27%+39%-46%+31%
Other Theft+11%-57%-36%-25%-33%-24%-33%+2%-30%
Possession of Weapons+8%-+150%+21%+27%+73%-22%-53%+17%
Public Order+11%+18%+49%+69%+61%+76%+58%+66%+98%
Robbery-56%-56%-19%-8%+6%-26%+58%+27%+60%
Shoplifting-5%-66%-58%-39%-20%-17%-13%+30%-51%
Theft From the Person-32%-38%+13%+140%+133%+19%+13%+170%+52%
Vehicle Crime-28%-24%-36%-46%-32%-19%+38%+61%+17%
Violence and Sexual Offences+8%-2%+15%+33%+9%+31%+32%+8%+28%

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in Slough

What police force serves Slough?
Slough's local territorial police force is the Thames Valley Police.
How dangerous is Slough?
Slough is the second most dangerous major town in the South East.
What is Slough's most common crime?
The most common crimes in Slough are violence and sexual offences.
What is the least common crime in Slough?
Slough's least common crimes are possession of weapons.

Last updated: 01 Mar 2021