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Crime and Safety in Kidlington

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Kidlington is the second safest small town in Oxfordshire, and is the 91st most dangerous overall out of Oxfordshire's 312 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Kidlington in 2021 was 51 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to Oxfordshire's overall crime rate, coming in 35% lower than the Oxfordshire rate of 68 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Kidlington is the 347th safest small town, and the 3,160th most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In October 2021, Kidlington was the worst SmallTown.ToInlineText() in Oxfordshire for burglary, with 7 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.50 per 1,000 inhabitants. November 2021 was also a bad month for Kidlington residents, when it was Oxfordshire's most dangerous SmallTown.ToInlineText() for other crime, recording 2 crimes at a rate of 0.14 per 1,000 residents. Kidlington recorded 4 reports of possession of weapons during October 2021, making its crime rate of 0.29 the worst SmallTown.ToInlineText() for possession of weapons in Oxfordshire that month.

The most common crimes in Kidlington are violence and sexual offences, with 350 offences during 2021, giving a crime rate of 25. This is 19% higher than 2020's figure of 284 offences and a difference of 4.72 from 2020's crime rate of 20. Kidlington's least common crime is robbery, with 3 offences recorded in 2021, a decrease of 100% from 2020's figure of 6 crimes.

Kidlington 2022 Crime Scorecard

Second Safest

Small Towns, Oxfordshire

42% lower, regional crime rate

South East

44% lower, national crime rate

England, Wales & NI

Local Crime in Context

As of 2022, the crime rate in Kidlington is 42% lower than the South East and 44% lower than the England, Wales & Northern Ireland overall figure.

Kidlington Crime Rate Over Time

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Incidents mapped in Kidlington 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 Kidlington

YearCrime Rate per
1,000 people
Total Crimes
202151707
202041575
201939542
201839547
201741571
201636503

Crime in Kidlington Compared To Oxfordshire

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Summary of Crimes in Kidlington This Year

 KidlingtonOxfordshire 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour906.445,6878.22 28% safer
Bicycle Theft50.361,7892.59 619% safer
Burglary392.792,2313.23 16% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson463.294,2166.10 85% safer
Drugs151.071,7152.48 132% safer
Other Crime181.298511.23 4.7% more dangerous
Other Theft433.083,7345.40 75% safer
Possession of Weapons80.573600.52 9% more dangerous
Public Order1067.586,6549.62 27% safer
Robbery30.211830.26 24% safer
Shoplifting211.502,5983.76 151% safer
Theft From the Person50.367241.05 192% safer
Vehicle Crime483.432,4723.57 4.1% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences35025.0419,83828.68 15% safer

Kidlington Compared to Nearby Small Towns)

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Carterton67139.6228% safer
Kidlington70750.58-
Thame64050.980.78% more dangerous
Grove43154.818% more dangerous
Wallingford45658.3413% more dangerous
Great Faringdon47259.0614% more dangerous
Henley-on-Thames71360.1016% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Kidlington

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Recent Crimes in Kidlington

DateCrime TypeLocationOutcome
March 2022ShopliftingOn or near SupermarketUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Morton AvenueInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near SupermarketUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Public orderOn or near Curtis RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022ShopliftingOn or near SupermarketInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Other theftOn or near White WayInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near SupermarketInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Other theftOn or near Sterling CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Other crimeOn or near SupermarketInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Lock CrescentInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Blenheim RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022BurglaryOn or near The BoulevardInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near South CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Belgrove CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Stratfield RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Exeter RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near The BoulevardUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Other theftOn or near Maple CourtInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Oxford RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Roundham CloseUnable to prosecute suspect

Kidlington Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2018201920202021Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour8876 Safer
Bicycle Theft1.00.570.290.36 Safer
Burglary2.21.61.52.8 Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson64.663.3 Safer
Drugs0.640.571.31.1 Getting worse
Other Crime0.721.40.721.3 Getting worse
Other Theft4.42.62.93.1 Safer
Possession of Weapons0.210.290.360.57 Getting worse
Public Order1.71.82.58 Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.070.210.430.21 Safer
Shoplifting1.71.51.91.5 Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)1.01.10.360.36 Safer
Vehicle Crime2.23.72.83.4 Getting worse
Violence and Sexual Offences18192025 Getting worse

Changes In Kidlington's Crime Rates Over Time

Offences in Kidlington's Green Spaces

We only display green spaces in Kidlington that are named, and have had crimes recorded within their boundaries during 2021.

NameASBDrugsPublic OrderRobberyVSOAll OthersCrimes per Hectare
Park Hill Recreation Ground----100.49

Comparing Kidlington to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Coventry39.9327% safer
Birmingham49.602.0% safer
Kidlington50.58-
Barnet67.0825% more dangerous
Croydon82.4839% more dangerous
Sheffield90.0344% more dangerous
Bristol90.5244% more dangerous
Leicester111.5955% more dangerous
Liverpool123.0659% more dangerous
Bradford132.2862% more dangerous
Leeds150.9466% more dangerous

Crime in Kidlington's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Kidlington North33048First
Kidlington South26548Second

Crime in Kidlington During Coronavirus Lockdowns

Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Kidlington change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in December, when Kidlington saw a 600% increase in public order. Kidlington saw a large fall in criminal damage and arson during April, when it fell by 83% compared to April in 2019.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour+25%+14%-9%-77%-78%+108%--14%+60%+250%
Bicycle Theft--------50%--
Burglary+50%-75%--50%--67%-+100%--
Criminal Damage and Arson+550%-83%-13%-20%-13%+33%+17%+83%+80%+100%
Drugs---+300%------
Other Crime-33%--+100%-----50%-
Other Theft-75%+200%-60%-50%+33%-+200%+200%-80%+250%
Possession of Weapons---+200%------
Public Order-67%-+50%--33%+67%-+400%-+600%
Robbery------50%----
Shoplifting----+600%+50%--+300%-50%
Theft From the Person---------67%-50%
Vehicle Crime-29%---71%+400%-25%--50%+25%-
Violence and Sexual Offences-13%-28%+94%+22%-43%-9%-30%+92%-7%+45%

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in Kidlington

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

How dangerous is Kidlington?
Kidlington is the second safest small town in Oxfordshire.

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

What is the least common crime in Kidlington?
Kidlington's least common crime is robbery (inc. mugging).

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