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Crime and Safety in Carterton

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Carterton is the safest small town in Oxfordshire, and is the 139th most dangerous overall out of Oxfordshire's 312 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Carterton in 2021 was 40 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to Oxfordshire's overall crime rate, coming in 73% lower than the Oxfordshire rate of 68 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Carterton is the 124th safest small town, and the 4,941st most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In September 2021, Carterton was the worst small town in Oxfordshire for bicycle theft, with 1 crime reported and a crime rate of 0.06 per 1,000 inhabitants. July 2021 was also a bad month for Carterton residents, when it was Oxfordshire's most dangerous small town for burglary, recording 7 crimes at a rate of 0.41 per 1,000 residents. Carterton recorded 5 reports of drugs during July 2021, making its crime rate of 0.30 the worst small town for drugs in Oxfordshire that month.

The most common crimes in Carterton are violence and sexual offences, with 371 offences during 2021, giving a crime rate of 22. This is 17% higher than 2020's figure of 308 offences and a difference of 3.72 from 2020's crime rate of 18. Carterton's least common crime is robbery, with 1 offence recorded in 2021, a decrease of 100% from 2020's figure of 2 crimes.

Carterton 2022 Crime Scorecard

Safest

Small Towns, Oxfordshire

81% lower, regional crime rate

South East

93% lower, national crime rate

England, Wales & NI

Local Crime in Context

As of 2022, the crime rate in Carterton is 81% lower than the South East and 93% lower than the England, Wales & Northern Ireland overall figure.

Carterton Crime Rate Over Time

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Carterton Crime Map

Incidents mapped in Carterton 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: 04 Aug, 2022

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Historical Crime Rates for Carterton

YearCrime Rate per
1,000 people
Total Crimes
202140671
202036617
201937620
201837621
201729489
201627456

Crime in Carterton Compared To Oxfordshire

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Summary of Crimes in Carterton This Year

 CartertonOxfordshire 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour1136.675,6878.22 23% safer
Bicycle Theft50.301,7892.59 763% safer
Burglary191.122,2313.23 188% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson824.844,2166.10 26% safer
Drugs261.541,7152.48 61% safer
Other Crime100.598511.23 108% safer
Other Theft472.773,7345.40 95% safer
Possession of Weapons90.533600.52 1.9% more dangerous
Public Order844.966,6549.62 94% safer
Robbery10.061830.26 333% safer
Shoplifting40.242,5983.76 1467% safer
Theft From the Person10.067241.05 1650% safer
Vehicle Crime120.712,4723.57 403% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences37121.9019,83828.68 31% safer

Carterton Compared to Nearby Small Towns

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Carterton67139.62-
Kidlington70750.5822% more dangerous
Thame64050.9822% more dangerous
Grove43154.8128% more dangerous
Wallingford45658.3432% more dangerous
Great Faringdon47259.0633% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Carterton

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Recent Crimes in Carterton

DateCrime TypeLocationOutcome
June 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Northolt RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
June 2022Other theftOn or near Arkell AvenueInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
June 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Home CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
June 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Stocks LaneLocal resolution
June 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Parking AreaInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
June 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Glenmore RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
June 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Lawton AvenueUnable to prosecute suspect
June 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Baldwin MewsUnable to prosecute suspect
June 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Stocks GreenAction to be taken by another organisation
June 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Cranwell AvenueUnable to prosecute suspect
June 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Huggett CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
June 2022DrugsOn or near Flax CrescentLocal resolution
June 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Sorrel WayUnable to prosecute suspect
June 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Cranwell AvenueUnable to prosecute suspect
June 2022DrugsOn or near Marlborough CloseLocal resolution
June 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Shilldeane DriveInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
June 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Sorrel WayUnable to prosecute suspect
May 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Rock CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
May 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Black Bourton RoadOffender given a caution
May 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Home CloseUnable to prosecute suspect

Carterton Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2018201920202021Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour610117 Safer
Bicycle Theft0.410.590.890.30 Safer
Burglary1.72.31.61.1 Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson555.04.8 Safer
Drugs0.892.21.41.5 Getting worse
Other Crime1.20.711.10.59 Safer
Other Theft3.12.72.02.8 Safer
Possession of Weapons0.120.590.240.53 Getting worse
Public Order2.11.62.85.0 Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.120.300.120.06 Safer
Shoplifting1.71.10.830.24 Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.180.300.410.06 Safer
Vehicle Crime2.11.01.90.71 Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences18181822 Getting worse

Changes In Carterton's Crime Rates Over Time

Comparing Carterton to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Carterton39.62-
Barnet67.0841% more dangerous
Croydon82.4852% more dangerous
Sheffield91.1057% more dangerous
Bristol93.7758% more dangerous
Coventry102.3761% more dangerous
Leicester111.7565% more dangerous
Liverpool127.9069% more dangerous
Birmingham137.1771% more dangerous
Bradford145.6073% more dangerous
Leeds153.0674% more dangerous

Crime in Carterton's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Carterton North38339Second
Carterton South28941First

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.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour-7%+8%-14%-44%-15%+40%+80%+79%-10%-53%
Bicycle Theft--+100%+100%-50%-----
Burglary-75%-80%-40%--50%+100%-+133%-40%-67%
Criminal Damage and Arson-75%-43%-69%+80%-33%+133%+233%-54%+33%-82%
Drugs--80%+40%-75%+600%--50%-78%--
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%
Robbery-----+100%----
Shoplifting-67%+100%---+200%+100%---60%
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).

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