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Crime and Safety in Ash, Surrey

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Ash is the safest small towns in Surrey, and is the second safest overall out of Surrey's 105 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Ash in 2021 was 3.8 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares similarly to Surrey's overall crime rate, coming in 1190% lower than the Surrey rate of 49 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Ash is the 51st safest small town, and the 293rd safest location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

The most common crimes in Ash are violence and sexual offences, with 24 offences during 2021, giving a crime rate of 1.3. This is 46% higher than 2020's figure of 13 offences and a difference of 0.62 from 2020's crime rate of 0.72. Ash's least common crime is drugs, with 1 offence recorded in 2021, a decrease of 100% from 2020's figure of 2 crimes.

Ash 2022 Crime Scorecard

Safest

Small Towns, Surrey

1802% lower, regional crime rate

South East

1922% lower, national crime rate

England, Wales & NI

Local Crime in Context

As of 2022, the crime rate in Ash is 1802% lower than the South East and 1922% lower than the England, Wales & Northern Ireland overall figure.

Ash Crime Rate Over Time

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Ash Crime Map

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

Last updated: 02 Jun, 2022

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Historical Crime Rates for Ash

YearCrime Rate per
1,000 people
Total Crimes
20213.868
20203.665
20193.563
20182.646
20172.647
20161.628

Crime in Ash Compared To Surrey

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Summary of Crimes in Ash This Year

 AshSurrey 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour512.8419,44616.26 473% safer
Burglary30.172,8872.41 1318% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson160.896,4985.43 510% safer
Drugs10.062,0241.69 2717% safer
Other Crime20.111,1961.00 809% safer
Other Theft80.455,0164.19 831% safer
Possession of Weapons10.064560.38 533% safer
Public Order60.337,6976.44 1852% safer
Robbery10.063250.27 350% safer
Vehicle Crime60.334,5303.79 1048% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences241.3423,35019.53 1357% safer

Ash Compared to Nearby Small Towns)

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Ash683.78-
Haslemere62235.5889% more dangerous
Cranleigh48739.6490% more dangerous
Worplesdon35239.8891% more dangerous
Frimley85243.9591% more dangerous
Warlingham37544.3691% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Ash

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Recent Crimes in Ash

DateCrime TypeLocationOutcome
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Ash Green RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Sports/Recreation AreaInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Ash Green RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Nightingale RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Other theftOn or near Parking AreaInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Drovers WayInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Ash RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Drovers WayUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Other crimeOn or near Drovers WayFurther investigation is not in the public interest
February 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Parking AreaInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
February 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Sports/Recreation AreaUnable to prosecute suspect
February 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Parking AreaInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
February 2022Other theftOn or near Sports/Recreation AreaInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
February 2022Public orderOn or near Parking AreaInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
February 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Sports/Recreation AreaUnable to prosecute suspect
February 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Sports/Recreation AreaUnable to prosecute suspect
January 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Parking AreaInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
January 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Ash RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
January 2022BurglaryOn or near Sports/Recreation AreaInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
December 2021Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Parking AreaUnable to prosecute suspect

Ash Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2018201920202021Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour2.23.01.42.8 Getting worse
Burglary-0.220.330.17 Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson0.561.20.720.89No change
Drugs0.17-0.110.06 Safer
Other Crime0.060.170.220.11 Getting worse
Other Theft0.330.280.500.45 Getting worse
Possession of Weapons0.06--0.06No change
Public Order0.390.220.720.33 Safer
Vehicle Crime0.170.220.110.33 Getting worse
Violence and Sexual Offences0.781.10.721.3 Getting worse

Changes In Ash's Crime Rates Over Time

Comparing Ash to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Ash3.78-
Barnet67.0894% more dangerous
Croydon82.4895% more dangerous
Sheffield90.0596% more dangerous
Bristol90.5296% more dangerous
Coventry102.2496% more dangerous
Leicester111.5997% more dangerous
Liverpool123.0697% more dangerous
Birmingham129.6497% more dangerous
Bradford132.2897% more dangerous
Leeds150.9497% more dangerous

Crime in Ash's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Ash Vale22830Second
Ash Wharf40363First

Crime in Ash During Coronavirus Lockdowns

Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Ash change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in March, when Ash saw a 100% increase in burglary. Ash saw a large fall in criminal damage and arson during May, when it fell by 83% compared to May in 2019.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour-+50%--71%-50%-50%--75%--50%
Burglary+100%---------
Criminal Damage and Arson---83%+50%----33%--50%
Other Theft----50%------
Public Order---+100%-----+100%
Vehicle Crime----------
Violence and Sexual Offences---50%-50%-+100%-50%-+50%-

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in Ash

What police force serves Ash?
Ash's local territorial police force is the Surrey Police.

How dangerous is Ash?
Ash is the safest small town in Surrey.

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

What is the least common crime in Ash?
Ash's least common crime is drugs.

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