Kidlington Crime Overview

Kidlington is the third safest small town in Oxfordshire, and is the 97th most dangerous overall out of Oxfordshire's 322 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Kidlington in 2020 was 41 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to Oxfordshire's overall crime rate, coming in 43% lower than the Oxfordshire rate of 59 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Kidlington is the 265th safest small town, and the 4,209th most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In November 2020, Kidlington was the worst small town in Oxfordshire for criminal damage and arson, with 9 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.64 per 1,000 inhabitants. June 2020 was also a bad month for Kidlington residents, when it was Oxfordshire's most dangerous small town for drugs, recording 4 crimes at a rate of 0.29 per 1,000 residents. Kidlington recorded 2 reports of other crime during March 2020, making its crime rate of 0.14 the worst small town for other crime in Oxfordshire that month.

The most common crimes in Kidlington are violence and sexual offences, with 284 offences during 2020, giving a crime rate of 20. This is 8% higher than 2019's figure of 262 offences and a difference of 1.58 from 2019's crime rate of 19. Kidlington's least common crime is bicycle theft, with 4 offences recorded in 2020, a decrease of 100% from 2019's figure of 8 crimes.

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Crime in Kidlington Compared To Oxfordshire

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Summary of Crimes in Kidlington This Year

 KidlingtonOxfordshire 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour997.086,3919.2431% safer
Bicycle Theft40.291,4712.13634% safer
Burglary211.502,1883.16111% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson815.794,2466.146% safer
Drugs181.291,8222.63104% safer
Other Crime100.728731.2675% safer
Other Theft412.933,3904.9067% safer
Possession of Weapons50.364650.6786% safer
Public Order352.503,2374.6887% safer
Robbery60.432500.3616% more dangerous
Shoplifting261.862,8664.14123% safer
Theft From the Person50.366730.97169% safer
Vehicle Crime392.792,9084.2051% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences28420.3216,29123.5516% safer

Kidlington Compared to Nearby Small Towns

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Carterton61736.4313% safer
Grove31039.434.3% safer
Kidlington57541.13-
Wantage58849.1216% more dangerous
Great Faringdon40350.4318% more dangerous
Thame66052.5722% more dangerous
Henley-on-Thames71660.3632% more dangerous
Wallingford48562.0534% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Kidlington

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Kidlington Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2017201820192020Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour14887Safer
Bicycle Theft1.31.00.570.29Safer
Burglary4.62.21.61.5Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson964.66Safer
Drugs1.30.640.571.3Getting worse
Other Crime0.790.721.40.72Safer
Other Theft3.84.42.62.9Safer
Possession of Weapons0.430.210.290.36Getting worse
Public Order1.11.71.82.5Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.430.070.210.43Getting worse
Shoplifting3.91.71.51.9Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.791.01.10.36Safer
Vehicle Crime3.42.23.72.8Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences11181920Getting 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 2020.

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

Comparing Kidlington to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Kidlington41.13-
Barnet67.7139% more dangerous
Coventry77.4147% more dangerous
Croydon83.2251% more dangerous
Sheffield85.8152% more dangerous
Bristol86.2152% more dangerous
Leicester97.4458% more dangerous
Birmingham102.8760% more dangerous
Liverpool107.2862% more dangerous
Bradford133.0269% more dangerous
Leeds137.1070% more dangerous

Crime in Kidlington's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Kidlington North26539Second
Kidlington South23643First

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 third 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 bicycle theft.

Last updated: 07 May 2021