Crime in Oxfordshire

Oxfordshire is the 51st safest county in England and Wales. The overall crime rate in Oxfordshire in 2020 was 56 crimes per 1,000 people, and the most common crimes were violence and sexual offences, which happened to roughly every 22 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 Grove in second place, and Kidlington in third place.

Crime Map of Oxfordshire

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Oxfordshire Crime Summary

CrimeCountRate
Anti-Social Behaviour6,0389.00
Bicycle Theft1,4012.09
Burglary2,0203.01
Criminal Damage and Arson3,9435.88
Drugs1,6802.50
Other Crime8151.22
Other Theft3,1184.65
Possession of Weapons4310.64
Public Order2,9264.36
Robbery2350.35
Shoplifting2,6763.99
Theft From the Person6070.91
Vehicle Crime2,7024.03
Violence and Sexual Offences14,94322.28

Oxfordshire's Population Centres

 Total CrimesCrime RateRate Difference from Oxfordshire
Abingdon on Thames1,887552.4% safer
Banbury3,9818333% more dangerous
Blackbird Leys1,25310547% more dangerous
Carterton5643368% safer
Didcot1,544560.69% more dangerous
Great Faringdon3814817% safer
Grove2913751% safer
Kidlington5183751% safer
Oxford10,7127020% more dangerous
Thame6094915% safer
Wallingford451583.1% more dangerous
Wantage5324426% safer
Witney1,3644719% safer

Crime Trends in Oxfordshire

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2017201820192020Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour1210109Safer
Bicycle Theft4.73.43.52.1Safer
Burglary54.34.03.0Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson7776Safer
Drugs1.82.12.22.5Getting worse
Other Crime0.931.51.21.2Getting worse
Other Theft8874.6Safer
Possession of Weapons0.440.450.550.64Getting worse
Public Order1.62.43.04.4Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.380.500.480.35Safer
Shoplifting754.74.0Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)1.71.51.50.91Safer
Vehicle Crime4.64.754.0Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences13182022Getting worse

Last updated: 18 Feb 2021