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Crime and Safety in Wallingford

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Wallingford is among the top 5 most dangerous small towns in Oxfordshire, and is the 65th most dangerous overall out of Oxfordshire's 312 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Wallingford in 2021 was 58 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to Oxfordshire's overall crime rate, coming in 17% lower than the Oxfordshire rate of 68 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Wallingford is the 379th most dangerous small town, and the 2,346th most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In November 2021, Wallingford was the worst SmallTown.ToInlineText() in Oxfordshire for burglary, with 5 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.64 per 1,000 inhabitants. December 2021 was also a bad month for Wallingford residents, when it was Oxfordshire's most dangerous SmallTown.ToInlineText() for bicycle theft, recording 2 crimes at a rate of 0.26 per 1,000 residents. Wallingford recorded 9 reports of criminal damage and arson during June 2021, making its crime rate of 1.2 the worst SmallTown.ToInlineText() for criminal damage and arson in Oxfordshire that month.

The most common crimes in Wallingford are violence and sexual offences, with 164 offences during 2021, giving a crime rate of 21. This is 7% higher than 2020's figure of 153 offences and a difference of 1.40 from 2020's crime rate of 20. Wallingford's least common crimes are possession of weapons, with 3 offences recorded in 2021, a decrease of 33% from 2020's figure of 4 crimes.

Wallingford 2022 Crime Scorecard

Top 5 Most Dangerous

Small Towns, Oxfordshire

23% lower, regional crime rate

South East

25% lower, national crime rate

England, Wales & NI

Local Crime in Context

As of 2022, the crime rate in Wallingford is 23% lower than the South East and 25% lower than the England, Wales & Northern Ireland overall figure.

Wallingford Crime Rate Over Time

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Wallingford Crime Map

Incidents mapped in Wallingford 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 Wallingford

YearCrime Rate per
1,000 people
Total Crimes
202158456
202062485
201954419
201853414
201757448
201649384

Crime in Wallingford Compared To Oxfordshire

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Summary of Crimes in Wallingford This Year

 WallingfordOxfordshire 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour10213.055,6878.22 37% more dangerous
Bicycle Theft81.021,7892.59 154% safer
Burglary364.612,2313.23 30% more dangerous
Criminal Damage and Arson668.444,2166.10 28% more dangerous
Drugs111.411,7152.48 76% safer
Other Crime60.778511.23 60% safer
Other Theft384.863,7345.40 11% safer
Possession of Weapons30.383600.52 37% safer
Public Order8210.496,6549.62 8% more dangerous
Shoplifting293.712,5983.76 1.3% safer
Theft From the Person30.387241.05 176% safer
Vehicle Crime101.282,4723.57 179% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences16420.9819,83828.68 37% safer

Wallingford Compared to Nearby Small Towns)

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Carterton67139.6247% safer
Kidlington70750.5815% safer
Thame64050.9814% safer
Grove43154.816% safer
Wallingford45658.34-
Great Faringdon47259.061.2% more dangerous
Henley-on-Thames71360.102.9% more dangerous
Wantage77164.419% more dangerous
Blackbird Leys1,652138.3858% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Wallingford

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Recent Crimes in Wallingford

DateCrime TypeLocationOutcome
March 2022ShopliftingOn or near Mill LaneInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Saxon CloseLocal resolution
March 2022Other theftOn or near BarncroftInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Other theftOn or near Weedon CourtInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Squire'S WalkInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Other theftOn or near KinecroftInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Other theftOn or near Beeching WayInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near St Peter'S PlaceInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Hawthorn CloseFormal action is not in the public interest
March 2022Public orderOn or near Blue MountainsUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022BurglaryOn or near Sinodun RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Blue MountainsUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022DrugsOn or near Nelson CloseOffender given penalty notice
February 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Hambleden DriveUnable to prosecute suspect
February 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Revell CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
February 2022Public orderOn or near Radnor RoadLocal resolution
February 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near St Georges RoadOffender given a caution
February 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Sports/Recreation AreaUnable to prosecute suspect
February 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Market PlaceUnable to prosecute suspect
February 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Charter WayInvestigation complete; no suspect identified

Wallingford Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2018201920202021Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour1111913 Getting worse
Bicycle Theft0.771.42.41.0 Safer
Burglary4.93.294.6 Getting worse
Criminal Damage and Arson8788 Getting worse
Drugs0.771.21.31.4 Getting worse
Other Crime0.641.21.40.77 Safer
Other Theft764.24.9 Safer
Possession of Weapons0.380.380.510.38 Getting worse
Public Order1.83.24.910 Getting worse
Shoplifting3.654.23.7 Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)1.21.90.900.38 Safer
Vehicle Crime62.661.3 Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences18202021 Getting worse

Changes In Wallingford's Crime Rates Over Time

Offences in Wallingford's Green Spaces

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

NameASBDrugsPublic OrderRobberyVSOAll OthersCrimes per Hectare
Kine Croft-----10.29

Comparing Wallingford to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Coventry39.9346% safer
Birmingham49.6018% safer
Wallingford58.34-
Barnet67.0813% more dangerous
Croydon82.4829% more dangerous
Sheffield90.0335% more dangerous
Bristol90.5236% more dangerous
Leicester111.5948% more dangerous
Liverpool123.0653% more dangerous
Bradford132.2856% more dangerous
Leeds150.9461% more dangerous

Crime in Wallingford's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Wallingford & Brightwell48952First

Crime in Wallingford During Coronavirus Lockdowns

Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Wallingford change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in October, when Wallingford saw a 1,300% increase in burglary. Wallingford saw a large fall in shoplifting during October, when it fell by 80% compared to October in 2019.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour+300%-60%+75%+43%-18%--74%-25%-50%-33%
Bicycle Theft----33%+100%+100%----
Burglary-+167%--50%---+1,300%-+50%
Criminal Damage and Arson-17%-+133%-38%+150%+150%-17%-27%-60%+233%
Drugs-------50%-+100%-
Other Crime---50%-+100%+100%----50%
Other Theft--+250%+33%-50%-60%-60%-75%-50%-
Public Order-+50%+50%---25%+133%--33%+67%
Shoplifting+100%-33%-46%-+300%-50%+200%-80%--80%
Theft From the Person---80%-----50%--
Vehicle Crime-+100%+400%--50%-+33%-60%--
Violence and Sexual Offences-11%-50%-36%+200%-21%+31%+25%+7%-27%+12%

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in Wallingford

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

How dangerous is Wallingford?
Wallingford is among the top 5 most dangerous small towns in Oxfordshire.

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

What is the least common crime in Wallingford?
Wallingford's least common crimes are possession of weapons.

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