Great Faringdon Crime Overview

Great Faringdon is among the top 5 most dangerous small towns in Oxfordshire, and is the 61st most dangerous overall out of Oxfordshire's 322 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Great Faringdon in 2020 was 50 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to Oxfordshire's overall crime rate, coming in 17% lower than the Oxfordshire rate of 59 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Great Faringdon is the 402nd safest small town, and the 3,000th most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In April 2020, Great Faringdon was the worst small town in Oxfordshire for other crime, with 1 crime reported and a crime rate of 0.13 per 1,000 inhabitants. August 2020 was also a bad month for Great Faringdon residents, when it was Oxfordshire's most dangerous small town for public order, recording 7 crimes at a rate of 0.88 per 1,000 residents. Great Faringdon recorded 1 report of theft from the person during September 2020, making its crime rate of 0.13 the worst small town for theft from the person in Oxfordshire that month.

The most common crimes in Great Faringdon are violence and sexual offences, with 196 offences during 2020, giving a crime rate of 25. This is 17% higher than 2019's figure of 163 offences and a difference of 4.12 from 2019's crime rate of 20. Great Faringdon's least common crime is robbery, with 1 offence recorded in 2020.

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Crime in Great Faringdon Compared To Oxfordshire

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Summary of Crimes in Great Faringdon This Year

 Great FaringdonOxfordshire 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour648.016,3919.2415% safer
Bicycle Theft40.501,4712.13326% safer
Burglary212.632,1883.1620% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson394.884,2466.1426% safer
Drugs202.501,8222.635% safer
Other Crime70.888731.2643% safer
Other Theft425.263,3904.907% more dangerous
Public Order384.753,2374.681.5% more dangerous
Robbery10.132500.36177% safer
Shoplifting141.752,8664.14137% safer
Theft From the Person40.506730.9794% safer
Vehicle Crime172.132,9084.2097% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences19624.5216,29123.554.0% more dangerous

Great Faringdon Compared to Nearby Small Towns

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Carterton61736.4338% safer
Grove31039.4328% safer
Kidlington57541.1323% safer
Wantage58849.122.7% safer
Great Faringdon40350.43-
Thame66052.574.1% more dangerous
Henley-on-Thames71660.3616% more dangerous
Wallingford48562.0519% more dangerous
Blackbird Leys77765.0923% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Great Faringdon

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Great Faringdon Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2017201820192020Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour131288Safer
Bicycle Theft0.380.500.630.50Safer
Burglary3.21.63.42.6Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson8974.9Safer
Drugs1.52.02.22.5Getting worse
Other Crime0.501.10.750.88Getting worse
Other Theft4.553.55Getting worse
Public Order1.91.62.44.8Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.380.13-0.13Safer
Shoplifting1.61.91.21.8Getting worse
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.380.380.250.50Getting worse
Vehicle Crime3.43.63.12.1Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences14212025Getting worse

Changes In Great Faringdon's Crime Rates Over Time

Comparing Great Faringdon to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Great Faringdon50.43-
Barnet67.7126% more dangerous
Coventry77.4135% more dangerous
Croydon83.2239% more dangerous
Sheffield85.8141% more dangerous
Bristol86.2142% more dangerous
Leicester97.4448% more dangerous
Birmingham102.8751% more dangerous
Liverpool107.2853% more dangerous
Bradford133.0262% more dangerous
Leeds137.1063% more dangerous

Crime in Great Faringdon During Coronavirus Lockdowns

Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Great Faringdon change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in September, when Great Faringdon saw a 400% increase in other theft. Great Faringdon saw a large fall in criminal damage and arson during April, when it fell by 80% compared to April in 2019.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour-33%-33%-44%-67%-9%+14%--18%+133%+300%
Bicycle Theft----75%+100%-----
Burglary-33%------+200%-+33%
Criminal Damage and Arson-57%-80%-33%-40%-80%+167%+150%-40%-33%-67%
Drugs-+100%+100%-75%---50%-67%--
Other Crime--50%------50%--
Other Theft---25%--50%-25%+400%+150%-67%+350%
Public Order--33%+200%+200%+100%+250%+133%-50%--
Shoplifting--67%--------
Vehicle Crime-50%-50%------50%+50%-33%
Violence and Sexual Offences-47%-+400%-19%+4%+100%+31%-14%-17%-13%

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in Great Faringdon

What police force serves Great Faringdon?
Great Faringdon's local territorial police force is the Thames Valley Police.
How dangerous is Great Faringdon?
Great Faringdon is among the top 5 most dangerous small towns in Oxfordshire.
What is Great Faringdon's most common crime?
The most common crimes in Great Faringdon are violence and sexual offences.
What is the least common crime in Great Faringdon?
Great Faringdon's least common crime is robbery (inc. mugging).

Last updated: 07 May 2021