Addlestone Crime Overview

Addlestone is the second most dangerous small town in Surrey, and is among the top 20 most dangerous overall out of Surrey's 105 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Addlestone in 2020 was 79 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares poorly to Surrey's overall crime rate, coming in 37% higher than the Surrey rate of 50 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Addlestone is the 132nd most dangerous small town, and the 1,017th most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In September 2019, Addlestone had the worst crime rate in Surrey for robbery, with 4 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.22 per 1,000 inhabitants.

The most common crimes in Addlestone are violence and sexual offences, with 545 offences during 2020, giving a crime rate of 30. This is 8% higher than 2019's figure of 502 offences and a difference of 2.38 from 2019's crime rate of 28. Addlestone's least common crime is theft from the person, with 3 offences recorded in 2020, a decrease of 200% from 2019's figure of 9 crimes.

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Crime in Addlestone Compared To Surrey

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Summary of Crimes in Addlestone This Year

CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour74241.0324,96320.8849% more dangerous
Bicycle Theft241.331,2681.0620% more dangerous
Burglary723.983,6503.0523% more dangerous
Criminal Damage and Arson1407.747,3226.1221% more dangerous
Drugs744.092,7712.3243% more dangerous
Other Crime331.821,3391.1238% more dangerous
Other Theft1427.854,9354.1347% more dangerous
Possession of Weapons201.115330.4559% more dangerous
Public Order20211.177,5216.2944% more dangerous
Robbery50.283690.3111% safer
Shoplifting884.872,9472.4649% more dangerous
Theft From the Person30.173640.3076% safer
Vehicle Crime894.924,9294.1216% more dangerous
Violence and Sexual Offences54530.1422,38018.7238% more dangerous

Addlestone Compared to Nearby Small Towns

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Caterham Valley57761.4429% safer
Oxted72962.0428% safer
Banstead63863.2326% safer
Dorking1,17666.7619% safer
Witley58471.9810% safer
Chertsey1,482102.1522% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Addlestone

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Addlestone Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Anti-Social Behaviour29292941Getting worse
Bicycle Theft0.941.11.31.3Getting worse
Criminal Damage and Arson109108Safer
Drugs1. worse
Other Crime1. worse
Other Theft89108Safer
Possession of Weapons0.390.660.501.1Getting worse
Public Order891011Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.280.440.770.28Safer
Shoplifting64.54.14.9Getting worse
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.110.610.500.17Safer
Vehicle Crime4.8664.9Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences20212830Getting worse

Changes In Addlestone's Crime Rates Over Time

Comparing Addlestone to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Barnet67.7117% safer
Coventry77.412.6% safer
Croydon83.224.5% more dangerous
Sheffield85.817% more dangerous
Bristol86.218% more dangerous
Leicester97.4418% more dangerous
Birmingham102.8723% more dangerous
Liverpool107.2826% more dangerous
Bradford133.0240% more dangerous
Leeds137.1042% more dangerous

Crime in Addlestone's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Addlestone South77473First

Crime in Addlestone During Coronavirus Lockdowns

Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Addlestone change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in October, when Addlestone saw a 300% increase in possession of weapons. Addlestone saw a large fall in burglary during December, when it fell by 88% compared to December in 2019. Burglary saw a fall in every month of Addlestone's lockdown.

Anti-Social Behaviour-17%+138%+73%+11%+11%+22%+21%-25%+187%+98%
Bicycle Theft---50%--+50%--67%-50%-
Criminal Damage and Arson-32%-77%-64%-+78%+120%-44%+14%+71%-71%
Other Crime-50%---50%-+133%+67%--60%-
Other Theft-29%-36%-50%-43%-35%+15%+20%-33%-36%-38%
Possession of Weapons---50%--50%+200%-+300%--
Public Order+54%+57%-16%-50%+79%-18%+5%--50%+15%
Vehicle Crime-62%-88%-17%+67%-+100%-20%+63%-31%-33%
Violence and Sexual Offences+32%+40%-37%-+51%+46%+18%+6%+3%-22%

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in Addlestone

What police force serves Addlestone?
Addlestone's local territorial police force is the Surrey Police.
How dangerous is Addlestone?
Addlestone is the second most dangerous small town in Surrey.
What is Addlestone's most common crime?
The most common crimes in Addlestone are violence and sexual offences.
What is the least common crime in Addlestone?
Addlestone's least common crime is theft from the person (inc. pickpocketing).

Last updated: 07 May 2021