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Crime and Safety in Caterham Valley

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Caterham Valley is among the top 10 most dangerous small towns in Surrey, and is the 45th most dangerous overall out of Surrey's 105 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Caterham Valley in 2021 was 52 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares poorly to Surrey's overall crime rate, coming in 6% higher than the Surrey rate of 49 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Caterham Valley is the 366th safest small town, and the 3,032nd most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In November 2021, Caterham Valley was the worst small town in Surrey for possession of weapons, with 2 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.21 per 1,000 inhabitants. May 2021 was also a bad month for Caterham Valley residents, when it was Surrey's most dangerous small town for robbery, recording 2 crimes at a rate of 0.21 per 1,000 residents. Caterham Valley recorded 15 reports of vehicle crime during April 2021, making its crime rate of 1.6 the worst small town for vehicle crime in Surrey that month.

The most common crimes in Caterham Valley are violence and sexual offences, with 186 offences during 2021, giving a crime rate of 20. This is 5% higher than 2020's figure of 176 offences and a difference of 1.06 from 2020's crime rate of 19. Caterham Valley's least common crime is bicycle theft, with 2 offences recorded in 2021, an increase of 50% from 2020's figure of 1 crime.

Caterham Valley 2022 Crime Scorecard

Top 10 Most Dangerous

Small Towns, Surrey

38% lower, regional crime rate

South East

47% lower, national crime rate

England, Wales & NI

Local Crime in Context

As of 2022, the crime rate in Caterham Valley is 38% lower than the South East and 47% lower than the England, Wales & Northern Ireland overall figure.

Caterham Valley Crime Rate Over Time

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Caterham Valley Crime Map

Incidents mapped in Caterham Valley 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 Valley

YearCrime Rate per
1,000 people
Total Crimes
202152488
202061577
201961569
201864605
201755515
201648451

Crime in Caterham Valley Compared To Surrey

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Summary of Crimes in Caterham Valley This Year

 Caterham ValleySurrey 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour13314.1619,44616.26 15% safer
Bicycle Theft20.211,0900.91 333% safer
Burglary202.132,8872.41 13% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson485.116,4985.43 6% safer
Drugs303.192,0241.69 47% more dangerous
Other Crime50.531,1961.00 89% safer
Other Theft394.155,0164.19 0.96% safer
Possession of Weapons70.754560.38 49% more dangerous
Public Order677.137,6976.44 10% more dangerous
Robbery70.753250.27 64% more dangerous
Shoplifting232.452,8002.34 4.5% more dangerous
Theft From the Person30.324170.35 9% safer
Vehicle Crime515.434,5303.79 30% more dangerous
Violence and Sexual Offences18619.8023,35019.53 1.4% more dangerous

Caterham Valley Compared to Nearby Small Towns)

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Warlingham37544.3617% safer
Reigate1,07445.4114% safer
Windlesham79546.2012% safer
Caterham-on-the-Hill67448.836% safer
Godalming1,15950.772.3% safer
Caterham Valley48851.96-
Dorking98255.747% more dangerous
Witley48860.1514% more dangerous
Banstead62862.2417% more dangerous
Oxted75464.1619% more dangerous
Addlestone1,36275.3231% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Caterham Valley

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Recent Crimes in Caterham Valley

DateCrime TypeLocationOutcome
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Church WalkInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Sports/Recreation AreaFurther investigation is not in the public interest
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Highfield RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022DrugsOn or near Police StationUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Commonwealth RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near B2030Local resolution
April 2022BurglaryOn or near SupermarketInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Station AvenueUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near SupermarketInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Farningham RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Public orderOn or near SupermarketInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near High Trees CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022ShopliftingOn or near SupermarketFormal action is not in the public interest
April 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Stafford CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near SupermarketInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Other theftOn or near B2030Investigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022ShopliftingOn or near SupermarketInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022DrugsOn or near Gaist AvenueLocal resolution
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near SupermarketInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near B2030Investigation complete; no suspect identified

Caterham Valley Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2018201920202021Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour17152014 Safer
Bicycle Theft1.1-0.110.21 Safer
Burglary4.74.93.82.1 Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson88105 Safer
Drugs2.92.763.2 Getting worse
Other Crime1.91.21.20.53 Safer
Other Theft84.44.04.2 Safer
Possession of Weapons0.640.531.10.75 Getting worse
Public Order7767 Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.320.530.320.75 Getting worse
Shoplifting3.42.71.52.4 Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)1.40.850.530.32 Safer
Vehicle Crime7675 Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences18221920 Getting worse

Changes In Caterham Valley's Crime Rates Over Time

Comparing Caterham Valley to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Caterham Valley51.96-
Barnet67.0823% more dangerous
Croydon82.4837% more dangerous
Sheffield90.0542% more dangerous
Bristol90.5243% more dangerous
Coventry102.2449% more dangerous
Leicester111.5953% more dangerous
Liverpool123.0658% more dangerous
Birmingham129.6460% more dangerous
Bradford132.2861% more dangerous
Leeds150.9466% 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 town 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.

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