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Crime and Safety in Caterham-on-the-Hill

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Caterham-on-the-Hill is among the top 10 most dangerous small towns in Surrey, and is the 50th most dangerous overall out of Surrey's 105 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Caterham-on-the-Hill in 2021 was 49 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares poorly to Surrey's overall crime rate, coming in 0.16% higher than the Surrey rate of 49 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Caterham-on-the-Hill is the 325th safest small town, and the 3,392nd most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In April 2015, Caterham-on-the-Hill had the worst crime rate in Surrey for burglary, with 24 crimes reported and a crime rate of 1.7 per 1,000 inhabitants. July 2015 was also a bad month for Caterham-on-the-Hill residents, when it was Surrey's most dangerous area for robbery, recording 3 crimes at a rate of 0.22 per 1,000 residents. Caterham-on-the-Hill recorded 55 reports of vehicle crime during April 2015, making its crime rate of 4.0 the worst for vehicle crime in Surrey that month.

The most common crimes in Caterham-on-the-Hill are violence and sexual offences, with 270 offences during 2021, giving a crime rate of 20. This is 7% higher than 2020's figure of 251 offences and a difference of 1.38 from 2020's crime rate of 18. Caterham-on-the-Hill's least common crime is bicycle theft, with 2 offences recorded in 2021, the same as 2020's figure of 2 crimes.

Caterham-on-the-Hill 2022 Crime Scorecard

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Small Towns, Surrey

47% lower, regional crime rate

South East

57% lower, national crime rate

England, Wales & NI

Local Crime in Context

As of 2022, the crime rate in Caterham-on-the-Hill is 47% lower than the South East and 57% lower than the England, Wales & Northern Ireland overall figure.

Caterham-on-the-Hill Crime Rate Over Time

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Caterham-on-the-Hill Crime Map

Incidents mapped in Caterham-on-the-Hill 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 Caterham-on-the-Hill

YearCrime Rate per
1,000 people
Total Crimes
202149674
202050684
201962857
201853734
201745621
201645618

Crime in Caterham-on-the-Hill Compared To Surrey

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Summary of Crimes in Caterham-on-the-Hill This Year

 Caterham-on-the-HillSurrey 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour18013.0419,44616.26 25% safer
Bicycle Theft20.141,0900.91 550% safer
Burglary282.032,8872.41 19% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson886.386,4985.43 15% more dangerous
Drugs201.452,0241.69 17% safer
Other Crime151.091,1961.00 8% more dangerous
Other Theft463.335,0164.19 26% safer
Possession of Weapons70.514560.38 25% more dangerous
Public Order896.457,6976.44 0.16% more dangerous
Robbery30.223250.27 23% safer
Shoplifting171.232,8002.34 90% safer
Theft From the Person80.584170.35 40% more dangerous
Vehicle Crime815.874,5303.79 35% more dangerous
Violence and Sexual Offences27019.5623,35019.53 0.15% more dangerous

Caterham-on-the-Hill Compared to Nearby Small Towns)

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Worplesdon35239.8822% safer
Frimley85243.9511% safer
Warlingham37544.3610% safer
Reigate1,07445.418% safer
Windlesham79546.206% safer
Caterham-on-the-Hill67448.83-
Godalming1,15950.773.8% more dangerous
Caterham Valley48851.966% more dangerous
Dorking98255.7412% more dangerous
Witley48860.1519% more dangerous
Banstead62862.2422% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Caterham-on-the-Hill

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Recent Crimes in Caterham-on-the-Hill

DateCrime TypeLocationOutcome
April 2022Other theftOn or near Coulsdon PlaceInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Oakwood RiseUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Rowley CourtInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Public orderOn or near Manor AvenueInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Other crimeOn or near Alexander CrescentUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Other theftOn or near Furrows PlaceInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022BurglaryOn or near Whyteleafe RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Buxton PlaceUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Elm GroveLocal resolution
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Berkshire CloseLocal resolution
April 2022Other theftOn or near Soper DriveInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Fulford RoadOffender given a caution
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Elm GroveLocal resolution
April 2022Public orderOn or near TownendInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Whyteleafe RoadLocal resolution
April 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Oaktree WalkInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Public orderOn or near Soper DriveUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022DrugsOn or near Oakwood RiseLocal resolution
April 2022Public orderOn or near Whyteleafe RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Ryelands CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified

Caterham-on-the-Hill Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2018201920202021Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour15132113 Safer
Bicycle Theft0.510.070.140.14 Safer
Burglary53.52.42.0 Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson8976 Safer
Drugs2.13.32.61.4 Safer
Other Crime1.41.20.801.1 Safer
Other Theft664.53.3 Safer
Possession of Weapons0.290.510.140.51 Getting worse
Public Order51076 Safer
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.430.430.290.22 Safer
Shoplifting2.00.870.651.2 Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.290.140.140.58 Getting worse
Vehicle Crime6566 Getting worse
Violence and Sexual Offences15221820 Getting worse

Changes In Caterham-on-the-Hill's Crime Rates Over Time

Offences in Caterham-on-the-Hill's Green Spaces

We only display green spaces in Caterham-on-the-Hill that are named, and have had crimes recorded within their boundaries during 2021.

NameASBDrugsPublic OrderRobberyVSOAll OthersCrimes per Hectare
Westway Common1----00.25

Comparing Caterham-on-the-Hill to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Caterham-on-the-Hill48.83-
Barnet67.0827% more dangerous
Croydon82.4841% more dangerous
Sheffield90.0546% more dangerous
Bristol90.5246% more dangerous
Coventry102.2452% more dangerous
Leicester111.5956% more dangerous
Liverpool123.0660% more dangerous
Birmingham129.6462% more dangerous
Bradford132.2863% more dangerous
Leeds150.9468% more dangerous

Crime in Caterham-on-the-Hill's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Caterham North45046First

Crime in Caterham-on-the-Hill During Coronavirus Lockdowns

Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Caterham-on-the-Hill change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in August, when Caterham-on-the-Hill saw a 700% increase in other theft. Caterham-on-the-Hill saw a large fall in drugs during September, when it fell by 88% compared to September in 2019. Criminal Damage and Arson saw a fall in every month of Caterham-on-the-Hill's lockdown.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour+9%+26%+157%+29%+16%-6%+17%-12%+456%+11%
Burglary+33%-25%---83%--33%-+200%-50%
Criminal Damage and Arson-18%+57%-22%-43%-75%-10%-75%-30%-45%-47%
Drugs-67%-67%-60%+50%+200%-25%-88%+33%-75%-
Other Crime-----80%+100%-67%-+100%-
Other Theft+14%-50%-80%-88%-17%+700%-33%+100%-27%-83%
Possession of Weapons-------50%---
Public Order+50%+11%+90%-78%-65%--59%-50%+17%-
Robbery----------
Shoplifting-50%--67%---50%--50%--
Vehicle Crime-33%-63%+60%-+13%+40%-56%+200%-57%-67%
Violence and Sexual Offences+5%+17%+8%-33%-42%-12%-53%+4%+15%-35%

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in Caterham-on-the-Hill

What police force serves Caterham-on-the-Hill?
Caterham-on-the-Hill's local territorial police force is the Surrey Police.

How dangerous is Caterham-on-the-Hill?
Caterham-on-the-Hill is among the top 10 most dangerous small town in Surrey.

What is Caterham-on-the-Hill's most common crime?
The most common crimes in Caterham-on-the-Hill are violence and sexual offences.

What is the least common crime in Caterham-on-the-Hill?
Caterham-on-the-Hill's least common crime is bicycle theft.

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