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Crime and Safety in Henley-on-Thames

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Henley-on-Thames is the third most dangerous small town in Oxfordshire, and is the 60th most dangerous overall out of Oxfordshire's 312 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Henley-on-Thames in 2021 was 60 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to Oxfordshire's overall crime rate, coming in 14% lower than the Oxfordshire rate of 68 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Henley-on-Thames is the 354th most dangerous small town, and the 2,186th most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In February 2020, Henley-on-Thames had the worst crime rate in Oxfordshire for robbery, with 5 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.42 per 1,000 inhabitants. June 2018 was also a bad month for Henley-on-Thames residents, when it was Oxfordshire's most dangerous area for other crime, recording 19 crimes at a rate of 1.6 per 1,000 residents.

The most common crimes in Henley-on-Thames are violence and sexual offences, with 267 offences during 2021, giving a crime rate of 23. This is 3.0% higher than 2020's figure of 259 offences and a difference of 0.68 from 2020's crime rate of 22. Henley-on-Thames's least common crimes are possession of weapons, with 1 offence recorded in 2021, a decrease of 500% from 2020's figure of 6 crimes.

Henley-on-Thames 2022 Crime Scorecard

Third Most Dangerous

Small Towns, Oxfordshire

20% lower, regional crime rate

South East

21% lower, national crime rate

England, Wales & NI

Local Crime in Context

As of 2022, the crime rate in Henley-on-Thames is 20% lower than the South East and 21% lower than the England, Wales & Northern Ireland overall figure.

Henley-on-Thames Crime Rate Over Time

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Henley-on-Thames Crime Map

Incidents mapped in Henley-on-Thames represent the time frame between April 2019 and March 2022. Each point on the map represents an area where crimes have been recorded locally.

Last updated: 11 May, 2022

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Historical Crime Rates for Henley-on-Thames

YearCrime Rate per
1,000 people
Total Crimes
202160713
202060716
201960716
201883990
201752621
201642496

Crime in Henley-on-Thames Compared To Oxfordshire

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Summary of Crimes in Henley-on-Thames This Year

 Henley-on-ThamesOxfordshire 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour816.835,6878.22 20% safer
Bicycle Theft100.841,7892.59 208% safer
Burglary463.882,2313.23 17% more dangerous
Criminal Damage and Arson756.324,2166.10 3.5% more dangerous
Drugs373.121,7152.48 21% more dangerous
Other Crime80.678511.23 84% safer
Other Theft766.413,7345.40 16% more dangerous
Possession of Weapons10.083600.52 550% safer
Public Order867.256,6549.62 33% safer
Robbery30.251830.26 4.0% safer
Shoplifting352.952,5983.76 27% safer
Theft From the Person171.437241.05 27% more dangerous
Vehicle Crime524.382,4723.57 18% more dangerous
Violence and Sexual Offences26722.5119,83828.68 27% safer

Henley-on-Thames Compared to Nearby Small Towns)

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Kidlington70750.5819% safer
Thame64050.9818% safer
Grove43154.8110% safer
Wallingford45658.343.0% safer
Great Faringdon47259.061.8% safer
Henley-on-Thames71360.10-
Wantage77164.417% more dangerous
Blackbird Leys1,652138.3857% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Henley-on-Thames

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Recent Crimes in Henley-on-Thames

DateCrime TypeLocationOutcome
March 2022Bicycle theftOn or near Duke StreetInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Hart StreetUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Shopping AreaUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Wyndale CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022ShopliftingOn or near SupermarketUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Queen Street MewsInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Theft from the personOn or near SupermarketInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Theft from the personOn or near SupermarketInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Theft from the personOn or near SupermarketInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Fair MileInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Public orderOn or near Abrahams RoadAction to be taken by another organisation
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Boston RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Other theftOn or near Clarence RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Bicycle theftOn or near Bell StreetInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Hart StreetUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Orchard CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Other theftOn or near Homelands WayUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Other theftOn or near Western AvenueInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Parking AreaInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Hart StreetUnable to prosecute suspect

Henley-on-Thames Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2018201920202021Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour88107 Safer
Bicycle Theft1.81.72.50.84 Safer
Burglary52.43.03.9 Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson7976 Safer
Drugs1.30.933.43.1 Getting worse
Other Crime170.840.590.67 Safer
Other Theft1094.96 Safer
Possession of Weapons--0.510.08No change
Public Order1.61.84.17 Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.250.170.840.25 Getting worse
Shoplifting63.42.23.0 Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)1.82.41.61.4 Safer
Vehicle Crime6674.4 Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences26222223 Getting worse

Changes In Henley-on-Thames's Crime Rates Over Time

Comparing Henley-on-Thames to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Coventry39.9351% safer
Birmingham49.6021% safer
Henley-on-Thames60.10-
Barnet67.0810% more dangerous
Croydon82.4827% more dangerous
Sheffield90.0333% more dangerous
Bristol90.5234% more dangerous
Leicester111.5946% more dangerous
Liverpool123.0651% more dangerous
Bradford132.2855% more dangerous
Leeds150.9460% more dangerous

Crime in Henley-on-Thames's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Henley North39570First
Henley South31651Second

Crime in Henley-on-Thames During Coronavirus Lockdowns

Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Henley-on-Thames change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in November, when Henley-on-Thames saw a 700% increase in shoplifting. Henley-on-Thames saw a large fall in other theft during July, when it fell by 83% compared to July in 2019.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour-20%-16%+29%+171%+18%-50%+167%-44%+200%-
Bicycle Theft--+100%-+33%+100%+100%+200%+50%+150%
Burglary-50%+100%----50%--50%+25%-
Criminal Damage and Arson+100%-63%+20%-14%+83%+60%-17%-36%-74%-33%
Drugs+200%---+400%+300%+200%+100%+300%+200%
Other Crime----------
Other Theft-75%-82%-14%-67%-83%-50%-50%+67%-+125%
Public Order+50%+33%+200%-+300%+300%+50%+100%+150%-
Robbery-+200%--------
Shoplifting---83%-80%-50%-57%-75%-+700%-
Theft From the Person---+50%-83%-75%--75%-75%-
Vehicle Crime+17%-60%+133%+650%+200%+25%-46%+25%--38%
Violence and Sexual Offences+28%-5%+140%+150%--18%+79%+36%-45%-33%

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in Henley-on-Thames

What police force serves Henley-on-Thames?
Henley-on-Thames's local territorial police force is the Thames Valley Police.

How dangerous is Henley-on-Thames?
Henley-on-Thames is the third most dangerous small town in Oxfordshire.

What is Henley-on-Thames's most common crime?
The most common crimes in Henley-on-Thames are violence and sexual offences.

What is the least common crime in Henley-on-Thames?
Henley-on-Thames's least common crimes are possession of weapons.

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