Grove Crime Overview

Grove is the second safest small town in Oxfordshire, and is the 104th most dangerous overall out of Oxfordshire's 322 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Grove in 2020 was 39 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to Oxfordshire's overall crime rate, coming in 49% lower than the Oxfordshire rate of 59 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Grove is the 242nd safest small town, and the 4,504th most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In September 2020, Grove was the worst small town in Oxfordshire for possession of weapons, with 2 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.25 per 1,000 inhabitants. June 2020 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 27 reports of violence and sexual offences during January 2020, making its crime rate of 3.4 the worst small town for violence and sexual offences in Oxfordshire that month.

The most common crimes in Grove are violence and sexual offences, with 198 offences during 2020, giving a crime rate of 25. This is 49% higher than 2019's figure of 100 offences and a difference of 12.46 from 2019's crime rate of 13. Grove's least common crime is theft from the person, with 1 offence recorded in 2020, a decrease of 300% from 2019's figure of 4 crimes.

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Crime in Grove Compared To Oxfordshire

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Summary of Crimes in Grove This Year

 GroveOxfordshire 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour394.966,3919.2486% safer
Bicycle Theft20.251,4712.13752% safer
Burglary70.892,1883.16255% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson283.564,2466.1472% safer
Drugs70.891,8222.63196% safer
Other Crime70.898731.2642% safer
Other Theft121.533,3904.90220% safer
Possession of Weapons40.514650.6731% safer
Public Order212.673,2374.6875% safer
Robbery20.252500.3644% safer
Shoplifting131.652,8664.14151% safer
Theft From the Person10.136730.97646% safer
Vehicle Crime81.022,9084.20312% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences19825.1816,29123.556% more dangerous

Grove Compared to Nearby Small Towns

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Carterton61736.438% safer
Grove31039.43-
Kidlington57541.134.1% more dangerous
Wantage58849.1220% more dangerous
Great Faringdon40350.4322% more dangerous
Thame66052.5725% more dangerous
Henley-on-Thames71660.3635% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Grove

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Recent Crimes in Grove

DateCrime TypeLocationOutcome
August 2021Criminal damage and arsonOn or near North DriveUnable to prosecute suspect
August 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Barbury DriveInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
August 2021Other theftOn or near Columbia WayInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
August 2021Public orderOn or near Columbia WayUnable to prosecute suspect
August 2021Criminal damage and arsonOn or near A338Investigation complete; no suspect identified
August 2021Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Broadmarsh CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
August 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Broadmarsh CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
August 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Broadmarsh CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
August 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Broadmarsh CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
August 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Broadmarsh CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
August 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Sharland CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
August 2021Vehicle crimeOn or near Grove RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
August 2021Vehicle crimeOn or near Grove RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
August 2021Vehicle crimeOn or near Grove RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
August 2021Vehicle crimeOn or near Grove RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
August 2021Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Steptoe CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
August 2021BurglaryOn or near Old Mill CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
August 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Station RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
August 2021Theft from the personOn or near WestbrookInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
July 2021Public orderOn or near KingfishersUnable to prosecute suspect

Grove Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2017201820192020Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour9565.0Safer
Bicycle Theft1.00.13-0.25Safer
Burglary2.82.22.50.89Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson5.054.63.6Safer
Drugs0.250.640.510.89Getting worse
Other Crime-0.250.640.89Getting worse
Other Theft3.31.52.01.5Safer
Possession of Weapons0.25--0.51Getting worse
Public Order0.381.02.02.7Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)-0.38-0.25Safer
Shoplifting3.22.21.01.6Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)--0.510.13Safer
Vehicle Crime2.02.02.31.0Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences8101325Getting worse

Changes In Grove's Crime Rates Over Time

Comparing Grove to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Grove39.43-
Barnet67.7142% more dangerous
Coventry77.4149% more dangerous
Croydon83.2253% more dangerous
Sheffield85.8154% more dangerous
Bristol86.2154% more dangerous
Leicester97.4460% more dangerous
Birmingham102.8762% more dangerous
Liverpool107.2863% more dangerous
Bradford133.0270% more dangerous
Leeds137.1071% more dangerous

Crime in Grove's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Grove31039First

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 the second safest small town 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 crime is theft from the person (inc. pickpocketing).

Last updated: 05 Oct 2021