Carterton Crime Overview

Carterton is the safest small town in Oxfordshire, and is the 117th most dangerous overall out of Oxfordshire's 322 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Carterton in 2020 was 36 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to Oxfordshire's overall crime rate, coming in 61% lower than the Oxfordshire rate of 59 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Carterton is the 192nd safest small town, and the 5,091st most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In September 2020, Carterton was the worst small town in Oxfordshire for burglary, with 4 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.24 per 1,000 inhabitants. August 2020 was also a bad month for Carterton residents, when it was Oxfordshire's most dangerous small town for criminal damage and arson, recording 14 crimes at a rate of 0.83 per 1,000 residents. Carterton recorded 7 reports of drugs during July 2020, making its crime rate of 0.41 the worst small town for drugs in Oxfordshire that month.

The most common crimes in Carterton are violence and sexual offences, with 308 offences during 2020, giving a crime rate of 18. This is 0.65% higher than 2019's figure of 306 offences and a difference of 0.11 from 2019's crime rate of 18. Carterton's least common crime is robbery, with 2 offences recorded in 2020, a decrease of 150% from 2019's figure of 5 crimes.

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Crime in Carterton Compared To Oxfordshire

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Summary of Crimes in Carterton This Year

CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour18210.756,3919.2414% more dangerous
Bicycle Theft150.891,4712.13139% safer
Burglary281.652,1883.1692% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson844.964,2466.1424% safer
Drugs231.361,8222.6393% safer
Other Crime191.128731.2612% safer
Other Theft342.013,3904.90144% safer
Possession of Weapons40.244650.67179% safer
Public Order472.773,2374.6869% safer
Robbery20.122500.36200% safer
Shoplifting140.832,8664.14399% safer
Theft From the Person70.416730.97137% safer
Vehicle Crime321.892,9084.20122% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences30818.1816,29123.5530% safer

Carterton Compared to Nearby Small Towns

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Grove31039.438% more dangerous
Kidlington57541.1311% more dangerous
Wantage58849.1226% more dangerous
Great Faringdon40350.4328% more dangerous
Thame66052.5731% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Carterton

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Carterton Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Anti-Social Behaviour761011Getting worse
Bicycle Theft0.590.410.590.89Getting worse
Criminal Damage and Arson5555.0Safer
Drugs0.770.892.21.4Getting worse
Other Crime0.711.20.711.1Getting worse
Other Theft3.
Possession of Weapons0.240.120.590.24Safer
Public Order0.652.11.62.8Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.300.120.300.12Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing) worse
Vehicle Crime2. worse
Violence and Sexual Offences10181818Getting worse

Changes In Carterton's Crime Rates Over Time

Comparing Carterton to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Barnet67.7146% more dangerous
Coventry77.4153% more dangerous
Croydon83.2256% more dangerous
Sheffield85.8158% more dangerous
Bristol86.2158% more dangerous
Leicester97.4463% more dangerous
Birmingham102.8765% more dangerous
Liverpool107.2866% more dangerous
Bradford133.0273% more dangerous
Leeds137.1073% more dangerous

Crime in Carterton's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Carterton North39640First
Carterton South22231Second

Crime in Carterton During Coronavirus Lockdowns

Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Carterton change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in July, when Carterton saw a 600% increase in drugs. Carterton saw a large fall in other theft during April, when it fell by 83% compared to April in 2019.

Anti-Social Behaviour-7%+8%-14%-44%-15%+40%+80%+79%-10%-53%
Bicycle Theft--+100%+100%-50%-----
Criminal Damage and Arson-75%-43%-69%+80%-33%+133%+233%-54%+33%-82%
Other Crime---+150%----50%+100%-
Other Theft-75%-83%-25%-+67%--50%-20%-25%-
Possession of Weapons---67%-------
Public Order-33%--+350%+67%+200%+50%-50%+33%+400%
Theft From the Person---+200%------
Vehicle Crime-+100%-+100%-+450%--75%+600%+200%
Violence and Sexual Offences-29%+10%+23%+35%+35%+8%-21%-43%-15%+61%

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in Carterton

What police force serves Carterton?
Carterton's local territorial police force is the Thames Valley Police.
How dangerous is Carterton?
Carterton is the safest small town in Oxfordshire.
What is Carterton's most common crime?
The most common crimes in Carterton are violence and sexual offences.
What is the least common crime in Carterton?
Carterton's least common crime is robbery (inc. mugging).

Last updated: 07 May 2021