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.
Small Towns, Oxfordshire
42% lower, regional crime rate
44% lower, national crime rate
England, Wales & NI
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.
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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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Last updated: 11 May, 2022
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|Year||Crime Rate per|
|Anti-Social Behaviour||90||6.44||5,687||8.22||28% safer|
|Bicycle Theft||5||0.36||1,789||2.59||619% safer|
|Criminal Damage and Arson||46||3.29||4,216||6.10||85% safer|
|Other Crime||18||1.29||851||1.23||4.7% more dangerous|
|Other Theft||43||3.08||3,734||5.40||75% safer|
|Possession of Weapons||8||0.57||360||0.52||9% more dangerous|
|Public Order||106||7.58||6,654||9.62||27% safer|
|Theft From the Person||5||0.36||724||1.05||192% safer|
|Vehicle Crime||48||3.43||2,472||3.57||4.1% safer|
|Violence and Sexual Offences||350||25.04||19,838||28.68||15% safer|
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|March 2022||Shoplifting||On or near Supermarket||Unable to prosecute suspect|
|March 2022||Vehicle crime||On or near Morton Avenue||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|March 2022||Violence and sexual offences||On or near Supermarket||Unable to prosecute suspect|
|March 2022||Public order||On or near Curtis Road||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|March 2022||Shoplifting||On or near Supermarket||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|March 2022||Other theft||On or near White Way||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|March 2022||Vehicle crime||On or near Supermarket||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|March 2022||Other theft||On or near Sterling Close||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|March 2022||Other crime||On or near Supermarket||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|March 2022||Violence and sexual offences||On or near Lock Crescent||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|March 2022||Violence and sexual offences||On or near Blenheim Road||Unable to prosecute suspect|
|March 2022||Burglary||On or near The Boulevard||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|March 2022||Vehicle crime||On or near South Close||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|March 2022||Criminal damage and arson||On or near Belgrove Close||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|March 2022||Criminal damage and arson||On or near Stratfield Road||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|March 2022||Violence and sexual offences||On or near Exeter Road||Unable to prosecute suspect|
|March 2022||Violence and sexual offences||On or near The Boulevard||Unable to prosecute suspect|
|March 2022||Other theft||On or near Maple Court||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|March 2022||Criminal damage and arson||On or near Oxford Road||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|March 2022||Violence and sexual offences||On or near Roundham Close||Unable to prosecute suspect|
|Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents|
|Criminal Damage and Arson||6||4.6||6||3.3||Safer|
|Other Crime||0.72||1.4||0.72||1.3||Getting worse|
|Possession of Weapons||0.21||0.29||0.36||0.57||Getting worse|
|Public Order||1.7||1.8||2.5||8||Getting worse|
|Robbery (inc. mugging)||0.07||0.21||0.43||0.21||Safer|
|Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)||1.0||1.1||0.36||0.36||Safer|
|Vehicle Crime||2.2||3.7||2.8||3.4||Getting worse|
|Violence and Sexual Offences||18||19||20||25||Getting worse|
We only display green spaces in Kidlington that are named, and have had crimes recorded within their boundaries during 2021.
|Name||ASB||Drugs||Public Order||Robbery||VSO||All Others||Crimes per Hectare|
|Park Hill Recreation Ground||-||-||-||-||1||0||0.49|
|Small Town||Crime Rate||Rate Difference|
|Barnet||67.08||25% more dangerous|
|Croydon||82.48||39% more dangerous|
|Sheffield||90.03||44% more dangerous|
|Bristol||90.52||44% more dangerous|
|Leicester||111.59||55% more dangerous|
|Liverpool||123.06||59% more dangerous|
|Bradford||132.28||62% more dangerous|
|Leeds||150.94||66% more dangerous|
|Neighbourhood||Crime Count||Crime Rate||Danger Rank|
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.
|Criminal Damage and Arson||+550%||-83%||-13%||-20%||-13%||+33%||+17%||+83%||+80%||+100%|
|Possession of Weapons||-||-||-||+200%||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|Theft From the Person||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-67%||-50%|
|Violence and Sexual Offences||-13%||-28%||+94%||+22%||-43%||-9%||-30%||+92%||-7%||+45%|