Wallingford Crime Overview

Wallingford is the second most dangerous small town in Oxfordshire, and is the 32nd most dangerous overall out of Oxfordshire's 322 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Wallingford in 2020 was 62 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares poorly to Oxfordshire's overall crime rate, coming in 5% higher than the Oxfordshire rate of 59 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Wallingford is the 286th most dangerous small town, and the 1,923rd most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In November 2020, Wallingford was the worst small town in Oxfordshire for burglary, with 6 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.77 per 1,000 inhabitants. June 2020 was also a bad month for Wallingford residents, when it was Oxfordshire's most dangerous small town for bicycle theft, recording 2 crimes at a rate of 0.26 per 1,000 residents. Wallingford recorded 10 reports of criminal damage and arson during December 2020, making its crime rate of 1.3 the worst small town for criminal damage and arson in Oxfordshire that month.

The most common crimes in Wallingford are violence and sexual offences, with 153 offences during 2020, giving a crime rate of 20. This is 2.6% lower than 2019's figure of 157 offences and a difference of 0.51 from 2019's crime rate of 20. Wallingford's least common crime is robbery, with 1 offence recorded in 2020, a decrease of 100% from 2019's figure of 2 crimes.

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Crime in Wallingford Compared To Oxfordshire

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Summary of Crimes in Wallingford This Year

 WallingfordOxfordshire 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour719.086,3919.241.8% safer
Bicycle Theft192.431,4712.1312% more dangerous
Burglary698.832,1883.1664% more dangerous
Criminal Damage and Arson617.804,2466.1421% more dangerous
Drugs101.281,8222.63105% safer
Other Crime111.418731.2611% more dangerous
Other Theft334.223,3904.9016% safer
Possession of Weapons40.514650.6731% safer
Public Order384.863,2374.683.7% more dangerous
Robbery10.132500.36177% safer
Shoplifting334.222,8664.141.9% more dangerous
Theft From the Person70.906730.978% safer
Vehicle Crime465.892,9084.2029% more dangerous
Violence and Sexual Offences15319.5816,29123.5520% safer

Wallingford Compared to Nearby Small Towns

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Kidlington57541.1351% safer
Wantage58849.1226% safer
Great Faringdon40350.4323% safer
Thame66052.5718% safer
Henley-on-Thames71660.362.8% safer
Wallingford48562.05-
Blackbird Leys77765.094.7% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Wallingford

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Recent Crimes in Wallingford

DateCrime TypeLocationOutcome
October 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near St Georges RoadAction to be taken by another organisation
October 2021BurglaryOn or near Blue MountainsInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
October 2021Vehicle crimeOn or near Fir Tree AvenueInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
October 2021Bicycle theftOn or near High StreetInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
October 2021ShopliftingOn or near High StreetUnable to prosecute suspect
October 2021ShopliftingOn or near High StreetUnable to prosecute suspect
October 2021ShopliftingOn or near High StreetUnable to prosecute suspect
October 2021ShopliftingOn or near High StreetUnable to prosecute suspect
October 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near KinecroftInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
October 2021Theft from the personOn or near Market PlaceInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
October 2021Other theftOn or near Parking AreaUnable to prosecute suspect
October 2021Other theftOn or near Castle LaneInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
October 2021Theft from the personOn or near Priory MewsInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
September 2021Bicycle theftOn or near Mill LaneInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
September 2021Public orderOn or near St Martin'S StreetUnable to prosecute suspect
September 2021Public orderOn or near Hambleden DriveUnable to prosecute suspect
September 2021Other theftOn or near Wormald RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
September 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near SpringdaleUnable to prosecute suspect
September 2021BurglaryOn or near Reading RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
September 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near BarncroftUnable to prosecute suspect

Wallingford Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2017201820192020Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour911119Safer
Bicycle Theft1.20.771.42.4Getting worse
Burglary4.44.93.29Getting worse
Criminal Damage and Arson5878Getting worse
Drugs1.40.771.21.3Getting worse
Other Crime0.770.641.21.4Getting worse
Other Theft10764.2Safer
Possession of Weapons0.130.380.380.51Getting worse
Public Order1.71.83.24.9Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.380.130.260.13Safer
Shoplifting133.654.2Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)2.71.21.90.90Safer
Vehicle Crime662.66Getting worse
Violence and Sexual Offences12182020Getting 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 2020.

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

Comparing Wallingford to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Wallingford62.05-
Barnet67.718% more dangerous
Coventry77.4120% more dangerous
Croydon83.2225% more dangerous
Sheffield85.8128% more dangerous
Bristol86.2128% more dangerous
Leicester97.4436% more dangerous
Birmingham102.8740% more dangerous
Liverpool107.2842% more dangerous
Bradford133.0253% more dangerous
Leeds137.1055% more dangerous

Crime in Wallingford's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Wallingford & Brightwell53256First

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 the second most dangerous small town 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 crime is robbery (inc. mugging).

Last updated: 26 Nov 2021