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Crime and Safety in Grove, Oxfordshire

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Grove is among the top 5 safest small towns in Oxfordshire, and is the 79th most dangerous overall out of Oxfordshire's 312 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Grove in 2021 was 55 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to Oxfordshire's overall crime rate, coming in 25% lower than the Oxfordshire rate of 68 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Grove is the 354th safest small town, and the 2,867th most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In May 2021, Grove was the worst small town in Oxfordshire for other crime, with 3 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.38 per 1,000 inhabitants. July 2021 was also a bad month for Grove residents, when it was Oxfordshire's most dangerous small town for robbery, recording 1 crime at a rate of 0.13 per 1,000 residents. Grove recorded 2 reports of theft from the person during April 2019, making its crime rate of 0.25 the worst small town for theft from the person in Oxfordshire that month.

The most common crimes in Grove are violence and sexual offences, with 260 offences during 2021, giving a crime rate of 33. This is 24% higher than 2020's figure of 198 offences and a difference of 7.89 from 2020's crime rate of 25. Grove's least common crimes are possession of weapons, with 1 offence recorded in 2021, a decrease of 300% from 2020's figure of 4 crimes.

Grove 2022 Crime Scorecard

Top 5 Safest

Small Towns, Oxfordshire

31% lower, regional crime rate

South East

39% lower, national crime rate

England, Wales & NI

Local Crime in Context

As of 2022, the crime rate in Grove is 31% lower than the South East and 39% lower than the England, Wales & Northern Ireland overall figure.

Grove Crime Rate Over Time

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Grove Crime Map

Incidents mapped in Grove 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 Grove

YearCrime Rate per
1,000 people
Total Crimes
202155431
202039310
201929227
201826206
201726205
201628219

Crime in Grove Compared To Oxfordshire

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Summary of Crimes in Grove This Year

 GroveOxfordshire 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour749.415,6878.22 13% more dangerous
Bicycle Theft20.251,7892.59 936% safer
Burglary101.272,2313.23 154% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson384.834,2166.10 26% safer
Drugs91.141,7152.48 118% safer
Other Crime70.898511.23 38% safer
Other Theft232.933,7345.40 84% safer
Possession of Weapons10.133600.52 300% safer
Public Order516.496,6549.62 48% safer
Robbery30.381830.26 32% more dangerous
Shoplifting60.762,5983.76 395% safer
Theft From the Person20.257241.05 320% safer
Vehicle Crime192.422,4723.57 48% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences26033.0719,83828.68 13% more dangerous

Grove Compared to Nearby Small Towns

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Carterton67139.6238% safer
Kidlington70750.588% safer
Thame64050.988% safer
Grove43154.81-
Wallingford45658.346% more dangerous
Great Faringdon47259.067% more dangerous
Henley-on-Thames71360.109% more dangerous
Wantage77164.4115% more dangerous
Blackbird Leys1,652138.3860% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Grove

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Recent Crimes in Grove

DateCrime TypeLocationOutcome
June 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Cane LaneUnable to prosecute suspect
June 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Columbia WayInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
June 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Farmstead CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
June 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near North DriveInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
June 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Tubbs CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
June 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near North DriveAction to be taken by another organisation
June 2022Public orderOn or near SupermarketUnable to prosecute suspect
June 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near North DriveAction to be taken by another organisation
June 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Millbrook SquareUnable to prosecute suspect
June 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Columbia WayAction to be taken by another organisation
June 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Columbia WayUnable to prosecute suspect
May 2022BurglaryOn or near Princess GardensInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
May 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near EasterfieldInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
May 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Fulmar PlaceLocal resolution
May 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Station RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
May 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Carlton CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
May 2022Public orderOn or near Mill LaneUnable to prosecute suspect
May 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Harlington AvenueUnable to prosecute suspect
May 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near SupermarketInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
May 2022Other theftOn or near Princess GardensInvestigation complete; no suspect identified

Grove Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2018201920202021Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour565.09 Getting worse
Bicycle Theft0.13-0.250.25 Safer
Burglary2.22.50.891.3 Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson54.63.64.8 Safer
Drugs0.640.510.891.1 Getting worse
Other Crime0.250.640.890.89 Getting worse
Other Theft1.52.01.52.9 Getting worse
Possession of Weapons--0.510.13 Safer
Public Order1.02.02.76 Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.38-0.250.38No change
Shoplifting2.21.01.60.76 Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)-0.510.130.25 Safer
Vehicle Crime2.02.31.02.4 Getting worse
Violence and Sexual Offences10132533 Getting worse

Changes In Grove's Crime Rates Over Time

Comparing Grove to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Grove54.81-
Barnet67.0818% more dangerous
Croydon82.4834% more dangerous
Sheffield91.1040% more dangerous
Bristol93.7742% more dangerous
Coventry102.3746% more dangerous
Leicester111.7551% more dangerous
Liverpool127.9057% more dangerous
Birmingham137.1760% more dangerous
Bradford145.6062% more dangerous
Leeds153.0664% more dangerous

Crime in Grove's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Grove43155First

Crime in Grove During Coronavirus Lockdowns

Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Grove change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in June, when Grove saw a 600% increase in violence and sexual offences. Grove saw a large fall in criminal damage and arson during June, when it fell by 86% compared to June in 2019.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour-67%-40%-14%-38%+20%+50%+150%-+67%-
Burglary----+100%-----
Criminal Damage and Arson-50%--33%-86%+300%--80%-+250%-
Other Crime----------
Other Theft--------+100%-75%
Public Order---33%+133%------
Shoplifting------+100%---
Theft From the Person----------
Vehicle Crime---83%-----50%--
Violence and Sexual Offences+17%+50%+43%+600%+21%+56%+89%+133%+163%+300%

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in Grove

What police force serves Grove?
Grove's local territorial police force is the Thames Valley Police.

How dangerous is Grove?
Grove is among the top 5 safest small towns in Oxfordshire.

What is Grove's most common crime?
The most common crimes in Grove are violence and sexual offences.

What is the least common crime in Grove?
Grove's least common crimes are possession of weapons.

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