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Crime and Safety in Sutton, London

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Sutton is among the top 5 safest boroughs in London. The overall crime rate in Sutton in 2021 was 62 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to London's overall crime rate, coming in 41% 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 2,061st most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

The most common crimes in Sutton are violence and sexual offences, with 4,682 offences during 2021, giving a crime rate of 23. This is 7% higher than 2020's figure of 4,351 offences and a difference of 1.60 from 2020's crime rate of 21. Sutton's least common crimes are possession of weapons, with 69 offences recorded in 2021, a decrease of 41% from 2020's figure of 97 crimes.

Sutton 2022 Crime Scorecard

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Boroughs, London

40% lower, regional crime rate

London

18% lower, national crime rate

England, Wales & NI

Local Crime in Context

As of 2022, the crime rate in Sutton is 40% lower than London and 18% lower than the England, Wales & Northern Ireland overall figure.

Sutton Crime Rate Over Time

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Sutton Crime Map

Incidents mapped in Sutton represent the time frame between April 2019 and March 2022. Each point on the map represents an area where crimes have been recorded locally.

Last updated: 11 May, 2022

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Historical Crime Rates for Sutton

YearCrime Rate per
1,000 people
Total Crimes
20216212,704
20206212,872
20196613,517
20185912,160
20175811,865
20165310,849

Crime in Sutton Compared To London

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Summary of Crimes in Sutton This Year

 SuttonLondon 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour4,45821.60303,00033.85 57% safer
Bicycle Theft1690.8221,5362.41 194% safer
Burglary9004.3652,4145.85 34% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson1,0465.0753,1985.94 17% safer
Drugs5582.7043,2274.83 79% safer
Other Crime1580.7710,2651.15 49% safer
Other Theft1,1275.4690,13710.07 84% safer
Possession of Weapons690.335,0140.56 70% safer
Public Order9824.7661,3056.85 44% safer
Robbery2301.1122,5282.52 127% safer
Shoplifting6273.0433,6743.76 24% safer
Theft From the Person2141.0439,8094.45 328% safer
Vehicle Crime1,9429.4198,51711.00 17% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences4,68222.69244,97527.36 21% safer

Sutton Compared to Other London Boroughs

BoroughTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Richmond upon Thames11,16856.409% safer
Harrow14,46057.577% safer
Bexley14,88059.932.7% safer
Sutton12,70461.57-
Kingston upon Thames10,99561.940.60% more dangerous
Merton12,84162.170.97% more dangerous
Havering16,74964.534.6% more dangerous
Bromley22,19466.788% more dangerous
Barnet26,55567.088% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Sutton

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Recent Crimes in Sutton

DateCrime TypeLocationOutcome
March 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Meadow WalkInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Avenue RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Chalgrove RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Police StationInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Other theftOn or near Waltham RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Theft from the personOn or near Red House RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022DrugsOn or near Shopping AreaLocal resolution
March 2022Other theftOn or near Shopping AreaInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022ShopliftingOn or near Petrol StationInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022ShopliftingOn or near Oldfields RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Other theftOn or near Whitehall PlaceInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Other theftOn or near Clarendon RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Other theftOn or near Petrol StationInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Montagu GardensInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Yarbridge CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Bicycle theftOn or near HospitalInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Primrose CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022BurglaryOn or near Sports/Recreation AreaInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Green LaneInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Fairlands AvenueInvestigation complete; no suspect identified

Sutton Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2018201920202021Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour15193222 Getting worse
Bicycle Theft0.740.900.890.82 Getting worse
Burglary674.94.4 Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson654.55 Safer
Drugs1.52.53.72.7 Getting worse
Other Crime0.780.770.990.77No change
Other Theft664.75 Safer
Possession of Weapons0.490.430.470.33 Safer
Public Order4.04.64.64.8 Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)1.51.41.21.1 Safer
Shoplifting3.94.63.63.0 Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.841.10.841.0 Getting worse
Vehicle Crime910119 Getting worse
Violence and Sexual Offences19212123 Getting 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 2021.

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
Coventry39.9354% safer
Birmingham49.6024% safer
Sutton61.57-
Barnet67.088% more dangerous
Croydon82.4825% more dangerous
Sheffield90.0332% more dangerous
Bristol90.5232% more dangerous
Leicester111.5945% more dangerous
Liverpool123.0650% more dangerous
Bradford132.2853% more dangerous
Leeds150.9459% 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 Middleton Circle 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
Beddington70164Ninth
Belmont & South Cheam2923422nd
Carshalton Beeches & Banstead Road2403123rd
Carshalton on the Hill4104718th
Carshalton Village47963Tenth
Cheam High Street3894817th
Hackbridge58167Eighth
Middleton Circle68178Third
North Cheam East4365413th
North Cheam West2843024th
Orchard Hill, Woodcote Green & Clockhouse3004420th
Roundshaw60772Fifth
St Helier South88696Second
Stonecot4565711th
Sutton Central1,580153First
Sutton East4085116th
Sutton North3474619th
Sutton South & Shanklin4645412th
Sutton South West60269Seventh
Sutton West4375414th
The Wrythe60271Sixth
Wallington North4325415th
Wallington South69775Fourth
Worcester Park East3954021st

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 (64)Sutton Central (564)
Bicycle TheftRoundshaw (1)Sutton Central (40)
BurglaryCheam High Street (25)Wallington South (54)
Criminal Damage and ArsonBelmont & South Cheam (12)Sutton Central (113)
DrugsWorcester Park East (9)Sutton Central (51)
Other CrimeSutton South West (2)Hackbridge (12)
Other TheftNorth Cheam West (19)Sutton Central (171)
Possession of WeaponsSutton South & Shanklin (1)Sutton South West (8)
Public OrderBelmont & South Cheam (13)Sutton Central (148)
Robbery (inc. mugging)North Cheam West (2)Sutton Central (38)
ShopliftingNorth Cheam West (1)Sutton Central (271)
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)North Cheam West (1)Sutton Central (119)
Vehicle CrimeWorcester Park East (39)Stonecot (134)
Violence and Sexual OffencesCarshalton Beeches & Banstead Road (76)Sutton Central (460)

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.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour+12%+233%+173%+62%+13%+16%+46%+38%+87%+89%
Bicycle Theft+217%-61%+57%-+18%-10%--6%-38%-75%
Burglary-14%-52%-37%-35%--36%-24%-54%-37%-20%
Criminal Damage and Arson-9%-39%-41%-7%-14%-5%-3%-15%-7%-26%
Drugs+11%+93%+98%+63%+13%+22%+17%+125%+49%+53%
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%
Robbery+19%-69%-40%-33%-5%-25%-24%-28%-4%-6%
Shoplifting-15%-40%-56%-37%-45%-40%-31%+3%-43%+33%
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 boroughs 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.

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