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Crime and Safety in Chertsey, Surrey

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Chertsey is the most dangerous small towns in Surrey, and is among the top 10 most dangerous overall out of Surrey's 105 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Chertsey in 2021 was 96 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares poorly to Surrey's overall crime rate, coming in 49% higher than the Surrey rate of 49 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Chertsey is the 98th most dangerous small town, and the 662nd most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In December 2021, Chertsey was the worst small town in Surrey for bicycle theft, with 4 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.28 per 1,000 inhabitants. December 2021 was also a bad month for Chertsey residents, when it was Surrey's most dangerous small town for criminal damage and arson, recording 20 crimes at a rate of 1.4 per 1,000 residents. Chertsey recorded 14 reports of burglary during February 2021, making its crime rate of 0.96 the worst small town for burglary in Surrey that month.

The most common crimes in Chertsey are violence and sexual offences, with 598 offences during 2021, giving a crime rate of 41. This is 3.3% higher than 2020's figure of 578 offences and a difference of 1.38 from 2020's crime rate of 40. Chertsey's least common crime is theft from the person, with 4 offences recorded in 2021, a decrease of 25% from 2020's figure of 5 crimes.

Chertsey 2022 Crime Scorecard

Most Dangerous

Small Towns, Surrey

25% higher, regional crime rate

South East

20% higher, national crime rate

England, Wales & NI

Local Crime in Context

As of 2022, the crime rate in Chertsey is 25% higher than the South East and 20% higher than the England, Wales & Northern Ireland overall figure.

Chertsey Crime Rate Over Time

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Chertsey Crime Map

Incidents mapped in Chertsey 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 Chertsey

YearCrime Rate per
1,000 people
Total Crimes
2021961,395
20201021,482
2019961,389
2018921,341
2017871,264
2016691,000

Crime in Chertsey Compared To Surrey

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Summary of Crimes in Chertsey This Year

 ChertseySurrey 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour34924.0619,44616.26 32% more dangerous
Bicycle Theft271.861,0900.91 51% more dangerous
Burglary654.482,8872.41 46% more dangerous
Criminal Damage and Arson15810.896,4985.43 50% more dangerous
Drugs473.242,0241.69 48% more dangerous
Other Crime302.071,1961.00 52% more dangerous
Other Theft986.755,0164.19 38% more dangerous
Possession of Weapons151.034560.38 63% more dangerous
Public Order19113.177,6976.44 51% more dangerous
Robbery50.343250.27 21% more dangerous
Shoplifting553.792,8002.34 38% more dangerous
Theft From the Person40.284170.35 25% safer
Vehicle Crime1027.034,5303.79 46% more dangerous
Violence and Sexual Offences59841.2223,35019.53 53% more dangerous

Chertsey Compared to Nearby Small Towns)

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Dorking98255.7472% safer
Witley48860.1560% safer
Banstead62862.2454% safer
Oxted75464.1650% safer
Addlestone1,36275.3228% safer
Chertsey1,39596.15-

Crime Over Time in Chertsey

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Recent Crimes in Chertsey

DateCrime TypeLocationOutcome
April 2022DrugsOn or near Marina CloseLocal resolution
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Waverley DriveInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Other theftOn or near Gordon CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022BurglaryOn or near Jersey CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near GreenlandsInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Other crimeOn or near Galsworthy RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Pyrcroft RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Pyrcroft RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022DrugsOn or near Silverlands CloseFurther investigation is not in the public interest
April 2022Public orderOn or near Parking AreaLocal resolution
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near GreenlandsUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Lasswade RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Longbourne WayInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Other theftOn or near SupermarketInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near GreenlandsUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Windsor StreetUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Other theftOn or near Beomonds RowInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Parking AreaUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Other theftOn or near Hamilton CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Chilsey Green RoadUnable to prosecute suspect

Chertsey Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2018201920202021Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour25233124 Safer
Bicycle Theft0.961.51.61.9 Getting worse
Burglary784.84.5 Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson12131411 Safer
Drugs2.63.23.13.2 Getting worse
Other Crime2.81.22.22.1 Getting worse
Other Theft10997 Safer
Possession of Weapons0.410.620.901.0 Getting worse
Public Order891313 Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.620.760.760.34 Safer
Shoplifting3.22.14.43.8 Getting worse
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.960.620.340.28 Safer
Vehicle Crime10997 Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences34374041 Getting worse

Changes In Chertsey's Crime Rates Over Time

Offences in Chertsey's Green Spaces

We only display green spaces in Chertsey that are named, and have had crimes recorded within their boundaries during 2021.

NameASBDrugsPublic OrderRobberyVSOAll OthersCrimes per Hectare
Gogmore Farm Park3-2-511.7

Comparing Chertsey to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Barnet67.0843% safer
Croydon82.4817% safer
Sheffield90.057% safer
Bristol90.526% safer
Chertsey96.15-
Coventry102.246% more dangerous
Leicester111.5914% more dangerous
Liverpool123.0622% more dangerous
Birmingham129.6426% more dangerous
Bradford132.2827% more dangerous
Leeds150.9436% more dangerous

Crime in Chertsey's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Chertsey83198First

Crime in Chertsey During Coronavirus Lockdowns

Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Chertsey change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in October, when Chertsey saw a 500% increase in shoplifting. Chertsey saw a large fall in burglary during September, when it fell by 86% compared to September in 2019.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour+52%+39%+64%+194%+21%-10%-9%-16%+55%+117%
Bicycle Theft+100%-67%-50%--67%+200%--50%--
Burglary+13%-44%-20%+100%-63%-83%-86%-85%-30%-83%
Criminal Damage and Arson+6%-7%-54%+50%+62%+31%+33%-19%-47%+56%
Drugs-50%-40%-17%-22%-50%+60%+50%+50%+400%+33%
Other Crime+200%-+150%+100%-+300%+25%-+200%-
Other Theft+20%-55%-67%+36%+27%+88%-36%-21%--22%
Possession of Weapons------+200%+300%--
Public Order+157%-44%+29%+29%+24%+64%+300%+283%-33%-36%
Robbery-------+100%--
Shoplifting-17%+50%---+225%+300%+500%+100%-40%
Theft From the Person----------
Vehicle Crime+73%-+20%--67%-18%-53%-85%-54%-69%
Violence and Sexual Offences+14%-22%+87%-29%+6%+31%+16%+9%+3%-18%

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in Chertsey

What police force serves Chertsey?
Chertsey's local territorial police force is the Surrey Police.

How dangerous is Chertsey?
Chertsey is the most dangerous small town in Surrey.

What is Chertsey's most common crime?
The most common crimes in Chertsey are violence and sexual offences.

What is the least common crime in Chertsey?
Chertsey's least common crime is theft from the person (inc. pickpocketing).

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