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Crime and Safety in Thame

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Thame is the third safest small town in Oxfordshire, and is the 90th most dangerous overall out of Oxfordshire's 312 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Thame in 2021 was 51 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to Oxfordshire's overall crime rate, coming in 34% lower than the Oxfordshire rate of 68 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Thame is the 297th safest small town, and the 3,272nd most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In December 2021, Thame was the worst small town in Oxfordshire for other theft, with 13 crimes reported and a crime rate of 1.0 per 1,000 inhabitants. April 2021 was also a bad month for Thame residents, when it was Oxfordshire's most dangerous small town for possession of weapons, recording 1 crime at a rate of 0.08 per 1,000 residents. Thame recorded 2 reports of other crime during February 2021, making its crime rate of 0.16 the worst small town for other crime in Oxfordshire that month.

The most common crimes in Thame are violence and sexual offences, with 255 offences during 2021, giving a crime rate of 20. This is 2.7% higher than 2020's figure of 248 offences and a difference of 0.56 from 2020's crime rate of 20. Thame's least common crime is bicycle theft, with 2 offences recorded in 2021, a decrease of 100% from 2020's figure of 4 crimes.

Thame 2022 Crime Scorecard

Third Safest

Small Towns, Oxfordshire

41% lower, regional crime rate

South East

50% lower, national crime rate

England, Wales & NI

Local Crime in Context

As of 2022, the crime rate in Thame is 41% lower than the South East and 50% lower than the England, Wales & Northern Ireland overall figure.

Thame Crime Rate Over Time

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Incidents mapped in Thame represent the time frame between July 2019 and June 2022. Each point on the map represents an area where crimes have been recorded locally.

Last updated: 04 Aug, 2022

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Historical Crime Rates for Thame

YearCrime Rate per
1,000 people
Total Crimes
202151640
202053660
201946575
201845566
201750630
201637469

Crime in Thame Compared To Oxfordshire

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Summary of Crimes in Thame This Year

 ThameOxfordshire 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour846.695,6878.22 23% safer
Bicycle Theft20.161,7892.59 1519% safer
Burglary241.912,2313.23 69% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson564.464,2166.10 37% safer
Drugs372.951,7152.48 16% more dangerous
Other Crime60.488511.23 156% safer
Other Theft1038.203,7345.40 34% more dangerous
Possession of Weapons60.483600.52 8% safer
Public Order635.026,6549.62 92% safer
Robbery20.161830.26 62% safer
Shoplifting493.902,5983.76 3.6% more dangerous
Theft From the Person131.047241.05 0.96% safer
Vehicle Crime241.912,4723.57 87% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences25520.3119,83828.68 41% safer

Thame Compared to Nearby Small Towns

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Carterton67139.6229% safer
Kidlington70750.580.79% safer
Thame64050.98-
Grove43154.817% more dangerous
Wallingford45658.3413% more dangerous
Great Faringdon47259.0614% more dangerous
Henley-on-Thames71360.1015% more dangerous
Wantage77164.4121% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Thame

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Recent Crimes in Thame

DateCrime TypeLocationOutcome
June 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near St Andrews CourtInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
June 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Lambert WalkInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
June 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near St Andrews CourtInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
June 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Youens DriveFurther investigation is not in the public interest
June 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Chiltern GroveInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
June 2022Other theftOn or near EdgehillInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
June 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Sports/Recreation AreaInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
June 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Butter MarketLocal resolution
June 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Swann WalkInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
June 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Van Dieman'S RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
June 2022Public orderOn or near SupermarketInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
June 2022Public orderOn or near Van Dieman'S RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
June 2022Other theftOn or near Petrol StationInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
June 2022ShopliftingOn or near Bell LaneUnable to prosecute suspect
June 2022Other theftOn or near Petrol StationUnable to prosecute suspect
June 2022ShopliftingOn or near SupermarketUnable to prosecute suspect
June 2022Other theftOn or near Petrol StationInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
June 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Bell LaneLocal resolution
June 2022Other theftOn or near Petrol StationInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
June 2022Theft from the personOn or near North StreetInvestigation complete; no suspect identified

Thame Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2018201920202021Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour1210167 Safer
Bicycle Theft0.800.480.320.16 Safer
Burglary1.72.62.61.9 Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson74.654.5 Safer
Drugs0.722.62.93.0 Getting worse
Other Crime0.560.640.080.48 Safer
Other Theft91078 Safer
Possession of Weapons0.080.480.240.48 Getting worse
Public Order1.21.53.45 Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.400.080.400.16 Safer
Shoplifting9663.9 Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.480.880.881.0 Getting worse
Vehicle Crime2.93.73.71.9 Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences11132020 Getting worse

Changes In Thame's Crime Rates Over Time

Comparing Thame to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Thame50.98-
Barnet67.0824% more dangerous
Croydon82.4838% more dangerous
Sheffield91.1044% more dangerous
Bristol93.7746% more dangerous
Coventry102.3750% more dangerous
Leicester111.7554% more dangerous
Liverpool127.9060% more dangerous
Birmingham137.1763% more dangerous
Bradford145.6065% more dangerous
Leeds153.0667% more dangerous

Crime in Thame's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Thame North25247Second
Thame South38854First

Crime in Thame During Coronavirus Lockdowns

Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Thame change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in March, when Thame saw a 400% increase in burglary. Thame saw a large fall in vehicle crime during September, when it fell by 94% compared to September in 2019. Other Theft saw a fall in every month of Thame's lockdown.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour+80%-78%+11%-24%+290%+146%+57%-50%+125%+186%
Bicycle Theft---------50%-
Burglary+400%--75%--50%----40%+75%
Criminal Damage and Arson+20%--40%-50%-22%+167%+25%+100%+200%-50%
Drugs-67%--33%-75%+133%+33%+100%--71%+200%
Other Crime-----50%-----
Other Theft-57%-67%-71%-25%-25%-27%-60%-9%+11%-56%
Possession of Weapons-67%---------
Public Order---+150%+200%-+400%+150%+400%+300%
Shoplifting+100%+100%--17%+160%-40%-+250%-14%-50%
Theft From the Person---+100%--50%---33%-
Vehicle Crime+350%+11%---+100%-94%--67%-86%
Violence and Sexual Offences+78%-31%+100%+123%+47%+190%+29%+25%+6%+160%

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in Thame

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

How dangerous is Thame?
Thame is the third safest small town in Oxfordshire.

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

What is the least common crime in Thame?
Thame's least common crime is bicycle theft.

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