Banstead Crime Overview

Banstead is among the top 5 most dangerous small towns in Surrey, and is the 31st most dangerous overall out of Surrey's 105 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Banstead in 2020 was 63 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares poorly to Surrey's overall crime rate, coming in 20% higher than the Surrey rate of 50 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Banstead is the 272nd most dangerous small town, and the 1,849th most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In April 2020, Banstead was the worst small town in Surrey for other crime, with 4 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.40 per 1,000 inhabitants. September 2020 was also a bad month for Banstead residents, when it was Surrey's most dangerous small town for robbery, recording 2 crimes at a rate of 0.20 per 1,000 residents. Banstead recorded 11 reports of shoplifting during October 2020, making its crime rate of 1.1 the worst small town for shoplifting in Surrey that month.

The most common crimes in Banstead are violence and sexual offences, with 192 offences during 2020, giving a crime rate of 19. This is 8% lower than 2019's figure of 208 offences and a difference of 1.58 from 2019's crime rate of 21. Banstead's least common crimes are possession of weapons, with 3 offences recorded in 2020, a decrease of 100% from 2019's figure of 6 crimes.

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Crime in Banstead Compared To Surrey

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Summary of Crimes in Banstead This Year

 BansteadSurrey 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour21321.1124,96320.881.1% more dangerous
Bicycle Theft40.401,2681.06165% safer
Burglary373.673,6503.0517% more dangerous
Criminal Damage and Arson686.747,3226.129% more dangerous
Drugs171.682,7712.3238% safer
Other Crime161.591,3391.1230% more dangerous
Other Theft504.964,9354.1317% more dangerous
Possession of Weapons30.305330.4550% safer
Public Order565.557,5216.2913% safer
Robbery60.593690.3147% more dangerous
Shoplifting858.422,9472.4671% more dangerous
Theft From the Person30.303640.300% safer
Vehicle Crime10110.014,9294.1259% more dangerous
Violence and Sexual Offences19219.0322,38018.721.6% more dangerous

Banstead Compared to Nearby Small Towns

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Reigate1,20550.9524% safer
Windlesham88851.6023% safer
Godalming1,35959.536% safer
Caterham Valley57761.442.9% safer
Oxted72962.041.9% safer
Banstead63863.23-
Dorking1,17666.765% more dangerous
Witley58471.9812% more dangerous
Addlestone1,43779.4620% more dangerous
Chertsey1,482102.1538% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Banstead

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Banstead Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2017201820192020Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour24181521Getting worse
Bicycle Theft0.200.590.300.40Getting worse
Burglary6683.7Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson7677Getting worse
Drugs3.22.41.71.7Safer
Other Crime1.51.82.21.6Safer
Other Theft81275.0Safer
Possession of Weapons0.400.300.590.30Safer
Public Order8586Safer
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.300.300.890.59Getting worse
Shoplifting8558Getting worse
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.890.990.890.30Safer
Vehicle Crime971010Getting worse
Violence and Sexual Offences13162119Getting worse

Changes In Banstead's Crime Rates Over Time

Comparing Banstead to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Banstead63.23-
Barnet67.717% more dangerous
Coventry77.4118% more dangerous
Croydon83.2224% more dangerous
Sheffield85.8126% more dangerous
Bristol86.2127% more dangerous
Leicester97.4435% more dangerous
Birmingham102.8739% more dangerous
Liverpool107.2841% more dangerous
Bradford133.0252% more dangerous
Leeds137.1054% more dangerous

Crime in Banstead's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Banstead74381First

Crime in Banstead During Coronavirus Lockdowns

Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Banstead change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in July, when Banstead saw a 700% increase in other theft. Banstead saw a large fall in criminal damage and arson during April, when it fell by 91% compared to April in 2019.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour+10%+156%+33%+210%+108%+20%-47%+36%+77%+47%
Bicycle Theft----------
Burglary--60%-78%--86%-75%-29%-62%-63%-80%
Criminal Damage and Arson-20%-91%--+60%---+40%-20%
Drugs------+100%-60%--
Other Crime-+33%-67%-------
Other Theft-33%-25%-83%+50%+700%-25%-40%+25%-44%+100%
Possession of Weapons-------50%---
Public Order-40%-17%-64%+150%-20%-71%--86%-83%-33%
Shoplifting-14%+133%+67%-57%-11%+650%+400%+120%+500%-50%
Theft From the Person-------50%---
Vehicle Crime-38%+33%-33%+38%-83%-33%-20%-29%+117%-
Violence and Sexual Offences-13%-38%-42%-35%+31%+75%-5%+138%-33%-38%

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in Banstead

What police force serves Banstead?
Banstead's local territorial police force is the Surrey Police.
How dangerous is Banstead?
Banstead is among the top 5 most dangerous small towns in Surrey.
What is Banstead's most common crime?
The most common crimes in Banstead are violence and sexual offences.
What is the least common crime in Banstead?
Banstead's least common crimes are possession of weapons.

Last updated: 07 May 2021