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Crime and Safety in Camberley, Surrey

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Camberley is among the top 5 safest medium-sized towns in Surrey, and is the 41st most dangerous overall out of Surrey's 105 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Camberley in 2021 was 55 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares poorly to Surrey's overall crime rate, coming in 11% higher than the Surrey rate of 49 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Camberley is the 45th safest medium-sized town, and the 2,725th most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In February 2020, Camberley had the worst crime rate in Surrey for possession of weapons, with 6 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.15 per 1,000 inhabitants. February 2020 was also a bad month for Camberley residents, when it was Surrey's most dangerous area for robbery, recording 7 crimes at a rate of 0.18 per 1,000 residents. Camberley recorded 54 reports of drugs during October 2015, making its crime rate of 1.4 the worst for drugs in Surrey that month.

The most common crimes in Camberley are violence and sexual offences, with 930 offences during 2021, giving a crime rate of 23. This is 7% higher than 2020's figure of 868 offences and a difference of 1.56 from 2020's crime rate of 22. Camberley's least common crime is bicycle theft, with 16 offences recorded in 2021, a decrease of 125% from 2020's figure of 36 crimes.

Camberley 2022 Crime Scorecard

Top 5 Safest

Medium-Sized Towns, Surrey

31% lower, regional crime rate

South East

39% lower, national crime rate

England, Wales & NI

Local Crime in Context

As of 2022, the crime rate in Camberley is 31% lower than the South East and 39% lower than the England, Wales & Northern Ireland overall figure.

Camberley Crime Rate Over Time

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Camberley Crime Map

Incidents mapped in Camberley 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 Camberley

YearCrime Rate per
1,000 people
Total Crimes
2021552,195
2020562,212
2019632,504
2018572,278
2017532,112
2016491,943

Crime in Camberley Compared To Surrey

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Summary of Crimes in Camberley This Year

 CamberleySurrey 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour63916.0419,44616.26 1.4% safer
Bicycle Theft160.401,0900.91 128% safer
Burglary1162.912,8872.41 17% more dangerous
Criminal Damage and Arson2265.676,4985.43 4.2% more dangerous
Drugs761.912,0241.69 12% more dangerous
Other Crime360.901,1961.00 11% safer
Other Theft1964.925,0164.19 15% more dangerous
Possession of Weapons180.454560.38 16% more dangerous
Public Order2716.807,6976.44 5% more dangerous
Robbery160.403250.27 32% more dangerous
Shoplifting1283.212,8002.34 27% more dangerous
Theft From the Person310.784170.35 55% more dangerous
Vehicle Crime1353.394,5303.79 12% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences93023.3423,35019.53 16% more dangerous

Camberley Compared to Nearby Medium-Sized Towns)

Medium-Sized TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Ewell2,39143.6226% safer
Farnham1,86245.2322% safer
Esher2,49347.9515% safer
Leatherhead1,64950.0910% safer
Camberley2,19555.08-
Weybridge1,70356.202.0% more dangerous
Horley1,50358.326% more dangerous
Ashford1,70559.077% more dangerous
Redhill2,27560.739% more dangerous
Egham1,78760.9110% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Camberley

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Recent Crimes in Camberley

DateCrime TypeLocationOutcome
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Highview CrescentFurther investigation is not in the public interest
April 2022Other theftOn or near BracebridgeInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Bicycle theftOn or near Sports/Recreation AreaInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Public orderOn or near Park StreetUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Woodland GladeFurther investigation is not in the public interest
April 2022ShopliftingOn or near Shopping AreaInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022BurglaryOn or near North CourtInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Castle CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Park StreetInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022ShopliftingOn or near Laundry LaneInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022ShopliftingOn or near Shopping AreaInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Other theftOn or near New Southern RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Connaught RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Upland RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022BurglaryOn or near HospitalUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022ShopliftingOn or near Wilton RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near SupermarketUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022ShopliftingOn or near Laundry LaneInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Bicycle theftOn or near Sports/Recreation AreaInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022DrugsOn or near Parking AreaLocal resolution

Camberley Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2018201920202021Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour18181816 Safer
Bicycle Theft1.51.10.900.40 Safer
Burglary4.253.02.9 Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson8866 Safer
Drugs2.82.33.41.9 Safer
Other Crime1.41.41.50.90 Safer
Other Theft663.94.9 Safer
Possession of Weapons0.630.650.700.45 Safer
Public Order6767 Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.300.530.480.40 Getting worse
Shoplifting4.84.14.53.2 Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.730.550.450.78 Getting worse
Vehicle Crime3.94.03.23.4 Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences17232223 Getting worse

Changes In Camberley's Crime Rates Over Time

Offences in Camberley's Green Spaces

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

NameASBDrugsPublic OrderRobberyVSOAll OthersCrimes per Hectare
Crabtree Park10-3-11399

Comparing Camberley to the UK's Major Cities

Medium-Sized TownCrime RateRate Difference
Camberley55.08-
Barnet67.0818% more dangerous
Croydon82.4833% more dangerous
Sheffield90.0539% more dangerous
Bristol90.5239% more dangerous
Coventry102.2446% more dangerous
Leicester111.5951% more dangerous
Liverpool123.0655% more dangerous
Birmingham129.6458% more dangerous
Bradford132.2858% more dangerous
Leeds150.9464% more dangerous

Crime in Camberley's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Camberley Heatherside16527Third
Camberley Parkside14222Fourth
Camberley Town50965Second
Camberley West86177First

Camberley Neighbourhood Crime Breakdown

Crime TypeSafest NeighbourhoodMost Dangerous Neighbourhood
Anti-Social BehaviourCamberley Parkside (65)Camberley West (259)
Bicycle TheftCamberley Parkside (1)Camberley West (8)
BurglaryCamberley Town (18)Camberley Parkside (23)
Criminal Damage and ArsonCamberley Parkside (6)Camberley West (90)
DrugsCamberley Parkside (5)Camberley West (30)
Other CrimeCamberley Parkside (3)Camberley West (15)
Other TheftCamberley Parkside (13)Camberley West (100)
Possession of WeaponsCamberley Town (2)Camberley West (9)
Public OrderCamberley Parkside (14)Camberley West (125)
Robbery (inc. mugging)Camberley Town (2)Camberley West (8)
ShopliftingCamberley Heatherside (5)Camberley Town (57)
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)Camberley Heatherside (1)Camberley Town (20)
Vehicle CrimeCamberley Heatherside (13)Camberley West (58)
Violence and Sexual OffencesCamberley Parkside (52)Camberley West (316)

Crime in Camberley During Coronavirus Lockdowns

Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Camberley change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in March, when Camberley saw a 500% increase in other crime. Camberley saw a large fall in other theft during April, when it fell by 86% compared to April in 2019. Criminal Damage and Arson saw a fall in every month of Camberley's lockdown.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour-34%+81%+90%+38%-9%-14%+8%+16%-28%-27%
Bicycle Theft-60%-67%-40%-71%---+200%-33%-
Burglary-41%-53%+75%-62%-63%-76%+33%-53%-42%-52%
Criminal Damage and Arson-38%-67%-26%-44%+46%-58%-23%-33%-52%-40%
Drugs-44%+100%+333%+80%+171%+40%+250%-+63%-
Other Crime+500%+100%-+100%-29%-75%+25%-18%+50%+20%
Other Theft+19%-86%-65%-52%-72%-38%+12%-36%-37%+19%
Possession of Weapons-67%-----75%----
Public Order--42%-13%-9%+35%+38%-25%-52%-8%+75%
Robbery--50%--50%--+50%---
Shoplifting+38%-54%-78%-35%+35%+170%+7%+100%-48%+25%
Theft From the Person-50%----67%-+50%---
Vehicle Crime-39%-70%-30%-71%-33%-36%-27%-60%+31%+67%
Violence and Sexual Offences--32%-10%-23%+23%+10%+20%+23%-29%-28%

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in Camberley

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

How dangerous is Camberley?
Camberley is among the top 5 safest medium-sized town in Surrey.

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

What is the least common crime in Camberley?
Camberley's least common crime is bicycle theft.

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