Camberley Crime Overview

Camberley is among the top 10 most dangerous medium-sized towns in Surrey, and is the 44th most dangerous overall out of Surrey's 105 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Camberley in 2020 was 56 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares poorly to Surrey's overall crime rate, coming in 10% higher than the Surrey rate of 50 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Camberley is the 54th safest medium-sized town, and the 2,430th 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 2 reports of theft from the person during May 2015, making its crime rate of 0.05 the worst for theft from the person in Surrey that month.

The most common crimes in Camberley are violence and sexual offences, with 874 offences during 2020, giving a crime rate of 22. This is 5% lower than 2019's figure of 918 offences and a difference of 1.11 from 2019's crime rate of 23. Camberley's least common crime is theft from the person, with 18 offences recorded in 2020, a decrease of 22% from 2019's figure of 22 crimes.

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Crime in Camberley Compared To Surrey

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Summary of Crimes in Camberley This Year

 CamberleySurrey 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour74218.6224,96320.8812% safer
Bicycle Theft360.901,2681.0618% safer
Burglary1203.013,6503.051.3% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson2315.807,3226.126% safer
Drugs1373.442,7712.3233% more dangerous
Other Crime591.481,3391.1224% more dangerous
Other Theft1563.914,9354.136% safer
Possession of Weapons280.705330.4536% more dangerous
Public Order2385.977,5216.295% safer
Robbery210.533690.3142% more dangerous
Shoplifting1814.542,9472.4646% more dangerous
Theft From the Person180.453640.3033% more dangerous
Vehicle Crime1323.314,9294.1224% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences87421.9322,38018.7215% more dangerous

Camberley Compared to Nearby Medium-Sized Towns

Medium-Sized TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Farnham1,63039.5941% safer
Esher2,32644.7425% safer
Leatherhead1,70451.768% safer
Ewell2,83951.798% safer
Horley1,36452.936% safer
Camberley2,23155.98-
Weybridge1,75457.883.3% more dangerous
Ashford1,82463.2011% more dangerous
Egham1,88164.1113% more dangerous
Redhill2,46165.7015% more dangerous
Epsom2,50971.8622% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Camberley

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Camberley Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2017201820192020Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour20181819Safer
Bicycle Theft1.21.51.10.90Safer
Burglary3.34.353.0Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson6886Safer
Drugs2.42.82.33.4Getting worse
Other Crime1.11.41.41.5Getting worse
Other Theft6663.9Safer
Possession of Weapons0.350.630.650.70Getting worse
Public Order7676Safer
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.330.300.530.53Getting worse
Shoplifting4.94.84.14.5Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.450.730.550.45Safer
Vehicle Crime2.84.04.03.3Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences18172322Getting 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 2020.

NameASBDrugsPublic OrderRobberyVSOAll OthersCrimes per Hectare
Crabtree Park10-3-11399

Comparing Camberley to the UK's Major Cities

Medium-Sized TownCrime RateRate Difference
Camberley55.98-
Barnet67.7117% more dangerous
Coventry77.4128% more dangerous
Croydon83.2233% more dangerous
Sheffield85.8135% more dangerous
Bristol86.2135% more dangerous
Leicester97.4443% more dangerous
Birmingham102.8746% more dangerous
Liverpool107.2848% more dangerous
Bradford133.0258% more dangerous
Leeds137.1059% more dangerous

Crime in Camberley's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Camberley Heatherside18130Fourth
Camberley Parkside20632Third
Camberley Town56372Second
Camberley West84676First

Camberley Neighbourhood Crime Breakdown

Showing the safest and most dangerous parts of Camberley for specific criminal activity, with crime count and rate shown in brackets.

Crime TypeSafest NeighbourhoodMost Dangerous Neighbourhood
Anti-Social BehaviourCamberley Parkside (73)Camberley West (281)
Bicycle TheftCamberley Heatherside (4)Camberley West (19)
BurglaryCamberley Parkside (8)Camberley West (54)
Criminal Damage and ArsonCamberley Parkside (23)Camberley Town (53)
DrugsCamberley Heatherside (8)Camberley West (68)
Other CrimeCamberley Heatherside (2)Camberley West (25)
Other TheftCamberley Heatherside (7)Camberley West (77)
Possession of WeaponsCamberley Heatherside (1)Camberley Town (10)
Public OrderCamberley Parkside (18)Camberley West (95)
Robbery (inc. mugging)Camberley Parkside (2)Camberley Town (7)
ShopliftingCamberley Parkside (1)Camberley Town (115)
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)Camberley West (4)Camberley Town (12)
Vehicle CrimeCamberley Town (12)Camberley West (57)
Violence and Sexual OffencesCamberley Heatherside (81)Camberley West (304)

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-33%+81%+90%+38%-15%-14%+6%+18%-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-35%-68%-26%-44%+50%-54%-23%-30%-54%-36%
Drugs-44%+100%+333%+80%+171%+40%+250%-+63%-
Other Crime+500%+100%-+100%-38%-75%+25%-18%+50%+20%
Other Theft+19%-86%-67%-52%-72%-38%+12%-36%-37%+19%
Possession of Weapons-67%-----75%----
Public Order-10%-44%-9%-9%+35%+32%-25%-52%-8%+69%
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%-9%-71%-33%-36%-27%-60%+31%+67%
Violence and Sexual Offences--32%-9%-22%+19%+8%+16%+24%-30%-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 10 most dangerous medium-sized towns 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 theft from the person (inc. pickpocketing).

Last updated: 07 May 2021