Caterham Valley Crime Overview

Caterham Valley is among the top 10 most dangerous small towns in Surrey, and is the 35th most dangerous overall out of Surrey's 105 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Caterham Valley in 2020 was 61 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares poorly to Surrey's overall crime rate, coming in 18% higher than the Surrey rate of 50 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Caterham Valley is the 298th most dangerous small town, and the 1,977th most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In March 2020, Caterham Valley was the worst small town in Surrey for burglary, with 13 crimes reported and a crime rate of 1.4 per 1,000 inhabitants. December 2020 was also a bad month for Caterham Valley residents, when it was Surrey's most dangerous small town for possession of weapons, recording 2 crimes at a rate of 0.21 per 1,000 residents. Caterham Valley recorded 1 report of robbery during August 2020, making its crime rate of 0.11 the worst small town for robbery in Surrey that month.

The most common crimes in Caterham Valley are violence and sexual offences, with 176 offences during 2020, giving a crime rate of 19. This is 18% lower than 2019's figure of 208 offences and a difference of 3.41 from 2019's crime rate of 22. Caterham Valley's least common crime is bicycle theft, with 1 offence recorded in 2020.

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Summary of Crimes in Caterham Valley This Year

 Caterham ValleySurrey 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour18920.1224,96320.883.8% safer
Bicycle Theft10.111,2681.06864% safer
Burglary363.833,6503.0520% more dangerous
Criminal Damage and Arson9710.337,3226.1241% more dangerous
Drugs586.182,7712.3262% more dangerous
Other Crime111.171,3391.124.3% more dangerous
Other Theft384.054,9354.132.0% safer
Possession of Weapons101.065330.4558% more dangerous
Public Order616.497,5216.293.1% more dangerous
Robbery30.323690.313.1% more dangerous
Shoplifting141.492,9472.4665% safer
Theft From the Person50.533640.3043% more dangerous
Vehicle Crime677.134,9294.1242% more dangerous
Violence and Sexual Offences17618.7422,38018.720.11% more dangerous

Crime in Caterham Valley Compared To Surrey

Caterham Valley Compared to Nearby Small Towns

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Frimley94548.7526% safer
Caterham-on-the-Hill68449.5524% safer
Reigate1,20550.9521% safer
Windlesham88851.6019% safer
Godalming1,35959.533.2% safer
Caterham Valley57761.44-
Oxted72962.040.97% more dangerous
Banstead63863.232.8% more dangerous
Dorking1,17666.768% more dangerous
Witley58471.9815% more dangerous
Addlestone1,43779.4623% more dangerous

Caterham Valley Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2017201820192020Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour19171520Getting worse
Bicycle Theft0.531.1-0.11Safer
Burglary54.74.93.8Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson78810Getting worse
Drugs2.32.92.76Getting worse
Other Crime0.961.91.21.2Safer
Other Theft584.44.0Safer
Possession of Weapons0.320.640.531.1Getting worse
Public Order7776Safer
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.430.320.530.32Safer
Shoplifting3.83.42.71.5Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.431.40.850.53Safer
Vehicle Crime6767Getting worse
Violence and Sexual Offences16182219Safer

Changes In Caterham Valley's Crime Rates Over Time

Chart of CrimeRate.Front.Models.CombinedCityModel's crime rate trends over time

Comparing Caterham Valley to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Caterham Valley61.44-
Barnet67.719% more dangerous
Coventry77.4121% more dangerous
Croydon83.2226% more dangerous
Sheffield85.8128% more dangerous
Bristol86.2129% more dangerous
Leicester97.4437% more dangerous
Birmingham102.8740% more dangerous
Liverpool107.2843% more dangerous
Bradford133.0254% more dangerous
Leeds137.1055% more dangerous

Crime in Caterham Valley During Coronavirus Lockdowns

Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Caterham Valley change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in March, when Caterham Valley saw a 500% increase in vehicle crime. Caterham Valley saw a large fall in criminal damage and arson during July, when it fell by 80% compared to July in 2019. Violence and Sexual Offences saw a fall in every month of Caterham Valley's lockdown.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour+157%+153%+20%+21%+7%-33%+133%-+8%+250%
Burglary-+100%-33%--75%-+200%-75%-75%-
Criminal Damage and Arson--+100%-29%-80%+83%+100%-20%-44%+50%
Drugs+100%-+67%+50%+67%-+67%+100%+400%+100%
Other Crime-------+50%--
Other Theft--60%-25%-+167%+33%-60%+33%-67%+50%
Possession of Weapons--------50%+100%+100%
Public Order-+25%+25%-73%-50%-43%+25%--50%+200%
Robbery----------
Shoplifting-75%-50%--+200%--71%-50%+100%-
Theft From the Person---------50%-
Vehicle Crime+500%-+75%+50%-+18%+167%+50%-55%-78%
Violence and Sexual Offences-20%-65%-11%-15%-37%-26%--33%-19%-28%

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in Caterham Valley

What police force serves Caterham Valley?
Caterham Valley's local territorial police force is the Surrey Police.
How dangerous is Caterham Valley?
Caterham Valley is among the top 10 most dangerous small towns in Surrey.
What is Caterham Valley's most common crime?
The most common crimes in Caterham Valley are violence and sexual offences.
What is the least common crime in Caterham Valley?
Caterham Valley's least common crime is bicycle theft.

Last updated: 01 Apr 2021