Chertsey Crime Overview

Chertsey is the most dangerous small town in Surrey, and is among the top 5 most dangerous overall out of Surrey's 105 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Chertsey in 2020 was 102 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares poorly to Surrey's overall crime rate, coming in 51% higher than the Surrey rate of 50 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Chertsey is the 55th most dangerous small town, and the 461st most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In June 2020, Chertsey was the worst small town in Surrey for bicycle theft, with 5 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.34 per 1,000 inhabitants. June 2020 was also a bad month for Chertsey residents, when it was Surrey's most dangerous small town for burglary, recording 14 crimes at a rate of 0.96 per 1,000 residents. Chertsey recorded 25 reports of criminal damage and arson during December 2020, making its crime rate of 1.7 the worst small town for criminal damage and arson in Surrey that month.

The most common crimes in Chertsey are violence and sexual offences, with 578 offences during 2020, giving a crime rate of 40. This is 7% higher than 2019's figure of 535 offences and a difference of 2.96 from 2019's crime rate of 37. Chertsey's least common crime is theft from the person, with 5 offences recorded in 2020, a decrease of 80% from 2019's figure of 9 crimes.

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Crime in Chertsey Compared To Surrey

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Summary of Crimes in Chertsey This Year

 ChertseySurrey 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour45531.3624,96320.8833% more dangerous
Bicycle Theft241.651,2681.0636% more dangerous
Burglary704.823,6503.0537% more dangerous
Criminal Damage and Arson20614.207,3226.1257% more dangerous
Drugs453.102,7712.3225% more dangerous
Other Crime322.211,3391.1249% more dangerous
Other Theft1268.684,9354.1352% more dangerous
Possession of Weapons130.905330.4550% more dangerous
Public Order18312.617,5216.2950% more dangerous
Robbery110.763690.3159% more dangerous
Shoplifting644.412,9472.4644% more dangerous
Theft From the Person50.343640.3012% more dangerous
Vehicle Crime1258.624,9294.1252% more dangerous
Violence and Sexual Offences57839.8422,38018.7253% more dangerous

Chertsey Compared to Nearby Small Towns

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Oxted72962.0465% safer
Banstead63863.2362% safer
Dorking1,17666.7653% safer
Witley58471.9842% safer
Addlestone1,43779.4629% safer
Chertsey1,482102.15-

Crime Over Time in Chertsey

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Chertsey Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2017201820192020Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour26252331Getting worse
Bicycle Theft1.80.961.51.6Getting worse
Burglary11784.8Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson13121314Getting worse
Drugs2.32.63.23.1Getting worse
Other Crime1.92.81.22.2Getting worse
Other Theft101099Safer
Possession of Weapons0.480.410.620.90Getting worse
Public Order98913Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.760.620.760.76Getting worse
Shoplifting3.53.22.14.4Getting worse
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)1.20.960.620.34Safer
Vehicle Crime81099Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences25343740Getting 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 2020.

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

Comparing Chertsey to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Barnet67.7151% safer
Coventry77.4132% safer
Croydon83.2223% safer
Sheffield85.8119% safer
Bristol86.2118% safer
Leicester97.444.8% safer
Chertsey102.15-
Birmingham102.870.70% more dangerous
Liverpool107.284.8% more dangerous
Bradford133.0223% more dangerous
Leeds137.1025% more dangerous

Crime in Chertsey's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Chertsey848100First

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).

Last updated: 07 May 2021