Crime in Oxfordshire

Oxfordshire is among the top 20 safest counties in England, Wales, and Northern Ireland. The overall crime rate in Oxfordshire in 2020 was 59 crimes per 1,000 people, and the most common crimes were violence and sexual offences, which happened to roughly every 24 out of 1,000 residents.

Out of all of Oxfordshire's larger towns and cities, Banbury is the most dangerous. The next most dangerous is Oxford, and Bicester 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 Grove in second place, and Kidlington in third place.

Crime Map of Oxfordshire

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Oxfordshire Crime Summary

CrimeCountRate
Anti-Social Behaviour6,3919.24
Bicycle Theft1,4712.13
Burglary2,1883.16
Criminal Damage and Arson4,2466.14
Drugs1,8222.63
Other Crime8731.26
Other Theft3,3904.90
Possession of Weapons4650.67
Public Order3,2374.68
Robbery2500.36
Shoplifting2,8664.14
Theft From the Person6730.97
Vehicle Crime2,9084.20
Violence and Sexual Offences16,29123.55

Oxfordshire's Population Centres

NameTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference from Oxfordshire
Abingdon2,059601.3% more dangerous
Banbury4,3349035% more dangerous
Bicester2,0996914% more dangerous
Blackbird Leys7776510% more dangerous
Carterton6173661% safer
Didcot1,660612.8% more dangerous
Great Faringdon4035017% safer
Grove3103949% safer
Henley-on-Thames716602.6% more dangerous
Kidlington5754143% safer
Oxford12,7447925% more dangerous
Thame6605312% safer
Wallingford485625% more dangerous
Wantage5884920% safer
Witney1,4985214% safer

Crime Trends in Oxfordshire

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2017201820192020Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour12999Safer
Bicycle Theft4.53.23.32.1Safer
Burglary54.13.83.2Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson7766Safer
Drugs1.72.02.12.6Getting worse
Other Crime0.891.41.11.3Getting worse
Other Theft8874.9Safer
Possession of Weapons0.420.430.530.67Getting worse
Public Order1.62.42.94.7Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.370.470.450.36Safer
Shoplifting754.64.1Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)1.61.41.50.97Safer
Vehicle Crime4.44.54.94.2Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences13181924Getting worse

Last updated: 09 Apr 2021