Sutton Crime Overview

Sutton is among the top 5 safest cities in London, and is among the top 5 safest overall out of London's 33 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Sutton in 2020 was 62 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to London's overall crime rate, coming in 40% lower than the London rate of 87 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Sutton is among the top 10 safest cities, and the 1,899th most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

The most common crimes in Sutton are violence and sexual offences, with 4,351 offences during 2020, giving a crime rate of 21. This is 1.2% lower than 2019's figure of 4,402 offences and a difference of 0.24 from 2019's crime rate of 21. Sutton's least common crimes are possession of weapons, with 97 offences recorded in 2020, an increase of 9% from 2019's figure of 88 crimes.

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Crime in Sutton Compared To London

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Summary of Crimes in Sutton This Year

CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour6,56431.81416,48646.5246% safer
Bicycle Theft1840.8924,3552.72206% safer
Burglary1,0174.9361,0906.8238% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson9324.5251,7285.7828% safer
Drugs7623.6952,7895.9060% safer
Other Crime2040.9910,3371.1516% safer
Other Theft9614.6684,2109.41102% safer
Possession of Weapons970.476,0140.6743% safer
Public Order9424.5756,3686.3038% safer
Robbery2491.2127,5443.08155% safer
Shoplifting7443.6135,6593.9810% safer
Theft From the Person1730.8435,1173.92367% safer
Vehicle Crime2,25610.93107,68712.0310% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences4,35121.09229,97825.6922% safer

Sutton Compared to Nearby Cities

CityTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Harrow15,14460.303.4% safer
Kingston upon Thames10,77060.672.8% safer
Richmond upon Thames12,29862.110.43% safer
Bexley15,59562.810.68% more dangerous
Havering16,71764.413.2% more dangerous
Merton13,45365.134.2% more dangerous
Bromley21,68465.254.4% more dangerous
Barnet26,80667.718% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Sutton

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Sutton Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Anti-Social Behaviour15151932Getting worse
Bicycle Theft0.640.740.900.89Getting worse
Criminal Damage and Arson6654.5Safer
Drugs1. worse
Other Crime0.760.780.770.99Getting worse
Other Theft6664.7Safer
Possession of Weapons0.360.490.430.47Getting worse
Public Order3. worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.830.841.10.84Safer
Vehicle Crime991011Getting worse
Violence and Sexual Offences18192121Getting worse

Changes In Sutton's Crime Rates Over Time

Offences in Sutton's Green Spaces

We only display green spaces in Sutton that are named, and have had crimes recorded within their boundaries during 2020.

NameASBDrugsPublic OrderRobberyVSOAll OthersCrimes per Hectare
Beddington Park-71-150.26
Benhill Recreation Ground1----00.41
Collingwood Recreation Ground-2-2231.3
Cuddington Recreation Ground112---31.6
Dale Park Avenue Recreation Ground5---136
Mellows Park--2-762.0
Reigate Avenue Recreation Ground8-1--01.5
Rosehill Park East----120.23
Rosehill Recreation Ground40951433.2
St Elphege's Roman Catholic Church1322-8695
St Mary's Field-1--3211
Stanley Park-----20.56
Sutton Cricket Ground-----10.37
The Grove-----10.14
The Thomas Wall Park43--642.5
The Warren-----22.1

Comparing Sutton to the UK's Major Cities

CityCrime RateRate Difference
Barnet67.718% more dangerous
Coventry77.4119% more dangerous
Croydon83.2225% more dangerous
Sheffield85.8127% more dangerous
Bristol86.2128% more dangerous
Leicester97.4436% more dangerous
Birmingham102.8739% more dangerous
Liverpool107.2842% more dangerous
Bradford133.0253% more dangerous
Leeds137.1055% more dangerous

Crime in Sutton's Neighbourhoods

Sutton Central is the most dangerous neighbourhood in Sutton, followed by St Helier South in second place, and Wallington South as the third most dangerous area. Sutton's safest neighbourhoods are, in order, Belmont & South Cheam, Carshalton Beeches & Banstead Road, and North Cheam West.

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Belmont & South Cheam3313922nd
Carshalton Beeches & Banstead Road2343023rd
Carshalton on the Hill3654220th
Carshalton Village4375711th
Cheam High Street3964916th
Middleton Circle68479Fifth
North Cheam East3914818th
North Cheam West2742924th
Orchard Hill, Woodcote Green & Clockhouse3334917th
St Helier South80787Second
Sutton Central1,614156First
Sutton East46958Tenth
Sutton North3855115th
Sutton South & Shanklin4565314th
Sutton South West61170Eighth
Sutton West3874819th
The Wrythe56467Ninth
Wallington North4595712th
Wallington South75481Third
Worcester Park East4124121st

Sutton Neighbourhood Crime Breakdown

Showing the safest and most dangerous parts of Sutton for specific criminal activity, with crime count and rate shown in brackets.

Crime TypeSafest NeighbourhoodMost Dangerous Neighbourhood
Anti-Social BehaviourCarshalton Beeches & Banstead Road (110)Sutton Central (769)
Bicycle TheftCarshalton on the Hill (1)Sutton Central (54)
BurglaryThe Wrythe (24)Orchard Hill, Woodcote Green & Clockhouse (52)
Criminal Damage and ArsonCarshalton Beeches & Banstead Road (10)Sutton Central (96)
DrugsNorth Cheam West (8)Sutton Central (84)
Other CrimeBelmont & South Cheam (1)Sutton South West (16)
Other TheftCarshalton Beeches & Banstead Road (14)Sutton Central (165)
Possession of WeaponsOrchard Hill, Woodcote Green & Clockhouse (1)Sutton Central (12)
Public OrderWorcester Park East (16)Sutton Central (110)
Robbery (inc. mugging)Carshalton Beeches & Banstead Road (1)Sutton Central (47)
ShopliftingSutton South & Shanklin (1)Sutton Central (309)
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)Carshalton on the Hill (1)Sutton Central (81)
Vehicle CrimeWorcester Park East (59)Beddington (216)
Violence and Sexual OffencesCarshalton Beeches & Banstead Road (67)Sutton Central (453)

Crime in Sutton During Coronavirus Lockdowns

Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Sutton change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in April, when Sutton saw a 275% increase in possession of weapons. Sutton saw a large fall in theft from the person during April, when it fell by 90% compared to April in 2019. Rates of burglary and robbery both fell year-on-year for every month during Sutton's lockdown.

Anti-Social Behaviour+12%+233%+173%+62%+13%+16%+46%+38%+87%+89%
Bicycle Theft+217%-61%+57%-+18%-10%--6%-38%-75%
Criminal Damage and Arson-9%-39%-41%-7%-14%-5%-3%-15%-7%-26%
Other Crime-29%+87%+36%+111%+45%+55%+7%-19%+13%+67%
Other Theft-23%-48%-50%-26%-9%-4%-9%-34%-22%-31%
Possession of Weapons-29%+275%+14%-33%-55%-33%+200%+88%+33%-80%
Public Order--24%-17%-9%-2%+14%+11%-5%+21%-10%
Theft From the Person+12%-90%-75%+20%+19%-4%-29%+12%--69%
Vehicle Crime+51%-30%-14%+38%+12%-20%+13%+13%+23%-23%
Violence and Sexual Offences+1%-21%-1%+2%+1%-7%-2%+2%+15%-16%

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in Sutton

What police force serves Sutton?
Sutton's local territorial police force is the Metropolitan Police Service.
How dangerous is Sutton?
Sutton is among the top 5 safest cities in London.
What is Sutton's most common crime?
The most common crimes in Sutton are violence and sexual offences.
What is the least common crime in Sutton?
Sutton's least common crimes are possession of weapons.

Last updated: 07 May 2021