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Crime and Safety in Great Faringdon

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Great Faringdon is among the top 5 most dangerous small towns in Oxfordshire, and is the 64th most dangerous overall out of Oxfordshire's 312 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Great Faringdon in 2021 was 59 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to Oxfordshire's overall crime rate, coming in 16% lower than the Oxfordshire rate of 68 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Great Faringdon is the 376th most dangerous small town, and the 2,323rd most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In December 2021, Great Faringdon was the worst small town in Oxfordshire for criminal damage and arson, with 12 crimes reported and a crime rate of 1.5 per 1,000 inhabitants. May 2021 was also a bad month for Great Faringdon residents, when it was Oxfordshire's most dangerous small town for other theft, recording 6 crimes at a rate of 0.75 per 1,000 residents. Great Faringdon recorded 7 reports of public order during August 2020, making its crime rate of 0.88 the worst small town for public order in Oxfordshire that month.

The most common crimes in Great Faringdon are violence and sexual offences, with 238 offences during 2021, giving a crime rate of 30. This is 18% higher than 2020's figure of 196 offences and a difference of 5.26 from 2020's crime rate of 25. Great Faringdon's least common crime is robbery, with 1 offence recorded in 2021, the same as 2020's figure of 1 crime.

Great Faringdon 2022 Crime Scorecard

Top 5 Most Dangerous

Small Towns, Oxfordshire

22% lower, regional crime rate

South East

29% lower, national crime rate

England, Wales & NI

Local Crime in Context

As of 2022, the crime rate in Great Faringdon is 22% lower than the South East and 29% lower than the England, Wales & Northern Ireland overall figure.

Great Faringdon Crime Rate Over Time

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Great Faringdon Crime Map

Incidents mapped in Great Faringdon represent the time frame between May 2019 and April 2022. Each point on the map represents an area where crimes have been recorded locally.

Last updated: 02 Jun, 2022

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Historical Crime Rates for Great Faringdon

YearCrime Rate per
1,000 people
Total Crimes
202159472
202050403
201945361
201849391
201740320
201638303

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 Behaviour577.135,6878.22 15% safer
Bicycle Theft20.251,7892.59 936% safer
Burglary141.752,2313.23 85% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson587.264,2166.10 16% more dangerous
Drugs131.631,7152.48 52% safer
Other Crime40.508511.23 146% safer
Other Theft374.633,7345.40 17% safer
Possession of Weapons20.253600.52 108% safer
Public Order769.516,6549.62 1.2% safer
Robbery10.131830.26 100% safer
Shoplifting111.382,5983.76 172% safer
Theft From the Person20.257241.05 320% safer
Vehicle Crime141.752,4723.57 104% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences23829.7819,83828.68 3.7% more dangerous

Great Faringdon Compared to Nearby Small Towns)

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Carterton67139.6249% safer
Kidlington70750.5817% safer
Thame64050.9816% safer
Grove43154.818% safer
Wallingford45658.341.2% safer
Great Faringdon47259.06-
Henley-on-Thames71360.101.7% more dangerous
Wantage77164.418% more dangerous
Blackbird Leys1,652138.3857% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Great Faringdon

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Recent Crimes in Great Faringdon

DateCrime TypeLocationOutcome
April 2022Public orderOn or near Station RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Marlborough CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Other theftOn or near Clements WayInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022BurglaryOn or near Highworth RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Theft from the personOn or near Elm RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Marlborough StreetInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Marlborough GardensUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Bicycle theftOn or near Gloucester StreetInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Stallard CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Stanford RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Other theftOn or near Clements WayInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Public orderOn or near EaglesInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Public orderOn or near WestbrookInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Tower ViewInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Marlborough GardensUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Public orderOn or near Swan LaneOffender given penalty notice
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Butts RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Marlborough CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Stallard CloseAction to be taken by another organisation
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Wessex CloseUnable to prosecute suspect

Great Faringdon Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2018201920202021Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour12887 Safer
Bicycle Theft0.500.630.500.25 Safer
Burglary1.63.42.61.8 Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson974.97 Safer
Drugs2.02.22.51.6 Safer
Other Crime1.10.750.880.50 Safer
Other Theft53.554.6 Getting worse
Possession of Weapons0.500.38-0.25 Safer
Public Order1.62.44.810 Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.13-0.130.13 Safer
Shoplifting1.91.21.81.4 Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.380.250.500.25 Safer
Vehicle Crime3.63.12.11.8 Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences21202530 Getting worse

Changes In Great Faringdon's Crime Rates Over Time

Comparing Great Faringdon to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Great Faringdon59.06-
Barnet67.0812% more dangerous
Croydon82.4828% more dangerous
Sheffield90.0534% more dangerous
Bristol90.5235% more dangerous
Coventry102.2442% more dangerous
Leicester111.5947% more dangerous
Liverpool123.0652% more dangerous
Birmingham129.6454% more dangerous
Bradford132.2855% more dangerous
Leeds150.9461% 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 town 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).

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