Oxfordshire Crime Statistics

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Oxfordshire is the 23rd safest county in England, Wales, and Northern Ireland. The overall crime rate in Oxfordshire in 2021 was 68 crimes per 1,000 people, and the most common crimes were violence and sexual offences, which happened to roughly every 29 out of 1,000 residents.

Out of all of Oxfordshire's larger towns and cities, Blackbird Leys is the most dangerous. The next most dangerous is Banbury, and Oxford comes in as third most dangerous. There are safer parts of Oxfordshire, starting with Carterton which ranks as the safest area in Oxfordshire, followed up by Kidlington in second place, and Thame in third place.

Oxfordshire Crime Map

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

Last updated: 02 Jun, 2022

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Oxfordshire Crime Summary

Anti-Social Behaviour5,6878.22
Bicycle Theft1,7892.59
Criminal Damage and Arson4,2166.10
Other Crime8511.23
Other Theft3,7345.40
Possession of Weapons3600.52
Public Order6,6549.62
Theft From the Person7241.05
Vehicle Crime2,4723.57
Violence and Sexual Offences19,83828.68

Oxfordshire's Population Centres

NameTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference from Oxfordshire
Abingdon2,30167 2.8% safer
Banbury5,518115 41% more dangerous
Bicester2,68388 22% more dangerous
Blackbird Leys1,652138 51% more dangerous
Carterton67140 73% safer
Didcot1,92570 2.4% more dangerous
Great Faringdon47259 16% safer
Grove43155 25% safer
Henley-on-Thames71360 14% safer
Kidlington70751 35% safer
Oxford16,439101 32% more dangerous
Thame64051 34% safer
Wallingford45658 17% safer
Wantage77164 6% safer
Witney1,73860 14% safer

Crime Trends in Oxfordshire

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Anti-Social Behaviour9998 Safer
Bicycle Theft3. Safer
Burglary4. Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson7666 Safer
Drugs2. Getting worse
Other Crime1. Getting worse
Other Theft874.95 Safer
Possession of Weapons0.430.530.670.52 Getting worse
Public Order2.42.94.710 Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.470.450.360.26 Safer
Shoplifting54.64.13.8 Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing) Safer
Vehicle Crime4. Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences18192429 Getting worse
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