Henley-on-Thames Crime Overview

Henley-on-Thames is the third most dangerous small town in Oxfordshire, and is the 39th most dangerous overall out of Oxfordshire's 322 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Henley-on-Thames in 2020 was 60 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares poorly to Oxfordshire's overall crime rate, coming in 2.6% higher than the Oxfordshire rate of 59 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Henley-on-Thames is the 308th most dangerous small town, and the 2,054th most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In April 2020, Henley-on-Thames had the worst crime rate in Oxfordshire for robbery, with 3 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.25 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 259 offences during 2020, giving a crime rate of 22. This is 1.9% lower than 2019's figure of 264 offences and a difference of 0.42 from 2019's crime rate of 22. Henley-on-Thames's least common crimes are possession of weapons, with 6 offences recorded in 2020.

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Crime in Henley-on-Thames Compared To Oxfordshire

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Summary of Crimes in Henley-on-Thames This Year

CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour1139.536,3919.243.0% more dangerous
Bicycle Theft302.531,4712.1316% more dangerous
Burglary363.032,1883.164.3% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson887.424,2466.1417% more dangerous
Drugs403.371,8222.6322% more dangerous
Other Crime70.598731.26114% safer
Other Theft584.893,3904.900.20% safer
Possession of Weapons60.514650.6731% safer
Public Order494.133,2374.6813% safer
Robbery100.842500.3657% more dangerous
Shoplifting262.192,8664.1489% safer
Theft From the Person191.606730.9739% more dangerous
Vehicle Crime887.422,9084.2043% more dangerous
Violence and Sexual Offences25921.8316,29123.558% safer

Henley-on-Thames Compared to Nearby Small Towns

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Grove31039.4353% safer
Kidlington57541.1347% safer
Wantage58849.1223% safer
Great Faringdon40350.4320% safer
Thame66052.5715% safer
Wallingford48562.052.7% more dangerous
Blackbird Leys77765.097% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Henley-on-Thames

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Henley-on-Thames Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Anti-Social Behaviour138810Safer
Bicycle Theft1. worse
Criminal Damage and Arson9797Safer
Drugs1.41.30.933.4Getting worse
Other Crime0.84170.840.59Safer
Other Theft101094.9Safer
Possession of Weapons0.08--0.51Getting worse
Public Order1. worse
Robbery (inc. mugging) worse
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)
Vehicle Crime4.2667Getting worse
Violence and Sexual Offences12262222Getting 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
Barnet67.7111% more dangerous
Coventry77.4122% more dangerous
Croydon83.2227% more dangerous
Sheffield85.8130% more dangerous
Bristol86.2130% more dangerous
Leicester97.4438% more dangerous
Birmingham102.8741% more dangerous
Liverpool107.2844% more dangerous
Bradford133.0255% more dangerous
Leeds137.1056% more dangerous

Crime in Henley-on-Thames's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Henley North38368First
Henley South32552Second

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.

Anti-Social Behaviour-20%-16%+29%+171%+18%-50%+167%-44%+200%-
Bicycle Theft--+100%-+33%+100%+100%+200%+50%+150%
Criminal Damage and Arson+100%-63%+20%-14%+83%+60%-17%-36%-74%-33%
Other Crime----------
Other Theft-75%-82%-14%-67%-83%-50%-50%+67%-+125%
Public Order+50%+33%+200%-+300%+300%+50%+100%+150%-
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.

Last updated: 07 May 2021