Windsor and Maidenhead Crime Overview

Windsor and Maidenhead is among the top 10 safest major towns in the South East, and the 40th safest overall out of the UK's major towns. The overall crime rate in Windsor and Maidenhead in 2020 was 35 crimes per 1,000 people.

In October 2016, Windsor and Maidenhead had the worst crime rate in the South East for possession of weapons, with 24 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.16 per 1,000 inhabitants.

The most common crimes in Windsor and Maidenhead are violence and sexual offences, with 1,924 offences during 2020, giving a crime rate of 13. This is 3.3% lower than 2019's figure of 1,988 offences and a difference of 0.42 from 2019's crime rate of 13. Windsor and Maidenhead's least common crime is robbery, with 45 offences recorded in 2020, a decrease of 16% from 2019's figure of 52 crimes.

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Summary of Crimes in Windsor and Maidenhead This Year

 Windsor and Maidenhead
CrimeCountRate
Anti-Social Behaviour7705.09
Bicycle Theft2131.41
Burglary2801.85
Criminal Damage and Arson4883.22
Drugs3592.37
Other Crime1240.82
Other Theft4382.89
Possession of Weapons680.45
Public Order4252.81
Robbery450.30
Shoplifting3282.17
Theft From the Person1130.75
Vehicle Crime5473.61
Violence and Sexual Offences1,92412.71

Windsor and Maidenhead Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2017201820192020Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour9765Safer
Bicycle Theft1.82.81.71.4Safer
Burglary2.82.52.41.8Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson4.23.64.03.2Safer
Drugs1.71.82.22.4Getting worse
Other Crime0.570.660.760.82Getting worse
Other Theft5552.9Safer
Possession of Weapons0.921.10.830.45Safer
Public Order1.52.22.32.8Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.280.330.340.30Safer
Shoplifting3.83.72.62.2Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)1.51.01.20.75Safer
Vehicle Crime3.54.34.13.6Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences9111313Getting worse

Comparing Windsor and Maidenhead to the UK's Major Cities

Major TownsCrime RateRate Difference
Windsor and Maidenhead35.34-
Coventry71.5051% more dangerous
Sheffield73.9952% more dangerous
Kirklees74.2352% more dangerous
Croydon77.1854% more dangerous
Bradford79.1955% more dangerous
London80.7056% more dangerous
Birmingham89.0260% more dangerous
Bristol91.5761% more dangerous
Leeds91.9062% more dangerous
Leicester102.5166% more dangerous
Liverpool105.9467% more dangerous

Crime in Windsor and Maidenhead During Coronavirus Lockdowns

Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Windsor and Maidenhead change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in July, when Windsor and Maidenhead saw a 320% increase in other crime. Windsor and Maidenhead saw a large fall in other theft during April, when it fell by 75% compared to April in 2019. Rates of other theft and possession of weapons both fell year-on-year for every month during Windsor and Maidenhead's lockdown.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctOct
Anti-Social Behaviour-5%-24%-34%+15%-21%-31%-22%-24%-5%
Bicycle Theft-47%-48%-74%+58%+121%+70%-32%-39%-
Burglary-47%-18%-35%-14%+23%-44%-22%+9%-28%
Criminal Damage and Arson--47%-30%-9%+17%-20%-21%-12%+13%
Drugs--14%+8%-+35%+78%+86%+4%+9%
Other Crime-14%+13%+100%+18%+320%+33%+15%+33%-69%
Other Theft-30%-75%-55%-47%-29%-48%-44%-46%-48%
Possession of Weapons-44%-54%-55%-33%-36%-36%-30%-55%-56%
Public Order+38%+4%-3%+25%-8%-2%+64%+66%+48%
Robbery+100%--67%-50%+50%+100%--50%-50%
Shoplifting+14%-67%-50%-39%+88%-9%+3%-20%-54%
Theft From the Person-25%-67%-60%-53%+13%-55%-28%-47%-59%
Vehicle Crime-24%-5%-41%-32%+39%-13%+7%-4%+33%
Violence and Sexual Offences-6%-25%+6%+1%+9%+27%+28%+1%-25%

Windsor and Maidenhead's Population Centres

 Total CrimesCrime RateRate Difference from Windsor and Maidenhead
Bray3774216% more dangerous
Cox Green3504623% more dangerous
Sunninghill and Ascot5554419% more dangerous

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in Windsor and Maidenhead

What police force serves Windsor and Maidenhead?
Windsor and Maidenhead's local territorial police force is the Thames Valley Police.
How dangerous is Windsor and Maidenhead?
Windsor and Maidenhead is among the top 10 safest major towns in the South East.
What is Windsor and Maidenhead's most common crime?
The most common crimes in Windsor and Maidenhead are violence and sexual offences.
What is the least common crime in Windsor and Maidenhead?
Windsor and Maidenhead's least common crime is robbery (inc. mugging).

Last updated: 01 Mar 2021