Crime in West Berkshire

West Berkshire is the 31st safest county in England and Wales. The overall crime rate in West Berkshire in 2020 was 47 crimes per 1,000 people, and the most common crimes were violence and sexual offences, which happened to roughly every 19 out of 1,000 residents.

Out of all of West Berkshire's larger towns and cities, Newbury is the most dangerous. The next most dangerous is Thatcham, and Tilehurst comes in as third most dangerous.

Crime Map of West Berkshire

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West Berkshire Crime Summary

CrimeCountRate
Anti-Social Behaviour1,5229.56
Bicycle Theft1520.95
Burglary4492.82
Criminal Damage and Arson9926.23
Drugs3522.21
Other Crime1601.00
Other Theft6063.81
Possession of Weapons750.47
Public Order4963.11
Robbery510.32
Shoplifting4442.79
Theft From the Person920.58
Vehicle Crime5883.69
Violence and Sexual Offences2,96118.59

West Berkshire's Population Centres

 Total CrimesCrime RateRate Difference from West Berkshire
Newbury2,2146629% more dangerous
Thatcham1,152452.7% safer
Tilehurst5834211% safer

Crime Trends in West Berkshire

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2017201820192020Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour13101110Safer
Bicycle Theft1.11.01.30.95Safer
Burglary4.04.04.22.8Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson8886Safer
Drugs2.92.32.42.2Safer
Other Crime0.991.11.01.0Safer
Other Theft6763.8Safer
Possession of Weapons0.470.430.500.47Getting worse
Public Order1.72.02.53.1Getting worse
Robbery0.170.280.290.32Getting worse
Shoplifting654.92.8Safer
Theft From the Person0.740.580.630.58Safer
Vehicle Crime5563.7Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences12151719Getting worse

Last updated: 18 Feb 2021