Caterham-on-the-Hill Crime Overview

Caterham-on-the-Hill is among the top 10 safest small towns in Surrey, and is the 50th safest overall out of Surrey's 105 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Caterham-on-the-Hill in 2020 was 50 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to Surrey's overall crime rate, coming in 1.8% lower than the Surrey rate of 50 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Caterham-on-the-Hill is the 395th safest small town, and the 3,102nd 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 251 offences during 2020, giving a crime rate of 18. This is 24% lower than 2019's figure of 310 offences and a difference of 4.28 from 2019's crime rate of 22. Caterham-on-the-Hill's least common crime is bicycle theft, with 2 offences recorded in 2020, an increase of 50% from 2019's figure of 1 crime.

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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 Behaviour29321.2324,96320.881.6% more dangerous
Bicycle Theft20.141,2681.06657% safer
Burglary332.393,6503.0528% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson1017.327,3226.1216% more dangerous
Drugs362.612,7712.3211% more dangerous
Other Crime110.801,3391.1240% safer
Other Theft624.494,9354.138% more dangerous
Possession of Weapons20.145330.45221% safer
Public Order916.597,5216.294.6% more dangerous
Robbery40.293690.317% safer
Shoplifting90.652,9472.46278% safer
Theft From the Person20.143640.30114% safer
Vehicle Crime805.804,9294.1229% more dangerous
Violence and Sexual Offences25118.1822,38018.723.0% safer

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

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Ash45825.4994% safer
Cranleigh44035.8238% safer
Haslemere67738.7228% safer
Warlingham40247.564.2% safer
Frimley94548.751.6% safer
Caterham-on-the-Hill68449.55-
Reigate1,20550.952.7% more dangerous
Windlesham88851.604.0% more dangerous
Godalming1,35959.5317% more dangerous
Caterham Valley57761.4419% more dangerous
Oxted72962.0420% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Caterham-on-the-Hill

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Caterham-on-the-Hill Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2017201820192020Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour19151321Getting worse
Bicycle Theft0.510.510.070.14Safer
Burglary4.453.52.4Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson7897Safer
Drugs1.82.13.32.6Getting worse
Other Crime0.721.41.20.80Safer
Other Theft5664.5Safer
Possession of Weapons0.220.290.510.14Safer
Public Order4.85107Safer
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.070.430.430.29Safer
Shoplifting1.72.00.870.65Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)-0.290.140.14Safer
Vehicle Crime4.5656Getting worse
Violence and Sexual Offences13152218Getting 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 2020.

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-Hill49.55-
Barnet67.7127% more dangerous
Coventry77.4136% more dangerous
Croydon83.2240% more dangerous
Sheffield85.8142% more dangerous
Bristol86.2143% more dangerous
Leicester97.4449% more dangerous
Birmingham102.8752% more dangerous
Liverpool107.2854% more dangerous
Bradford133.0263% more dangerous
Leeds137.1064% more dangerous

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

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Caterham North43945First

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 safest small towns 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.

Last updated: 07 May 2021