Cranleigh Crime Overview

Cranleigh is the third safest small town in Surrey, and is the 25th safest overall out of Surrey's 105 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Cranleigh in 2020 was 36 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to Surrey's overall crime rate, coming in 41% lower than the Surrey rate of 50 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Cranleigh is the 182nd safest small town, and the 5,211st most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In November 2020, Cranleigh was the worst small town in Surrey for bicycle theft, with 2 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.16 per 1,000 inhabitants. April 2020 was also a bad month for Cranleigh residents, when it was Surrey's most dangerous small town for theft from the person, recording 1 crime at a rate of 0.08 per 1,000 residents. Cranleigh recorded 26 reports of vehicle crime during January 2019, making its crime rate of 2.1 the worst small town for vehicle crime in Surrey that month.

The most common crimes in Cranleigh are violence and sexual offences, with 163 offences during 2020, giving a crime rate of 13. This is 7% higher than 2019's figure of 152 offences and a difference of 0.90 from 2019's crime rate of 12. Cranleigh's least common crimes are possession of weapons, with 1 offence recorded in 2020, the same as 2019's figure of 1 crime.

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Crime in Cranleigh Compared To Surrey

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Summary of Crimes in Cranleigh This Year

 CranleighSurrey 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour15212.3724,96320.8869% safer
Bicycle Theft30.241,2681.06342% safer
Burglary231.873,6503.0563% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson443.587,3226.1271% safer
Drugs90.732,7712.32218% safer
Other Crime80.651,3391.1272% safer
Other Theft453.664,9354.1313% safer
Possession of Weapons10.085330.45462% safer
Public Order776.277,5216.290.32% safer
Robbery20.163690.3194% safer
Shoplifting423.422,9472.4628% more dangerous
Theft From the Person40.333640.309% more dangerous
Vehicle Crime191.554,9294.12166% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences16313.2722,38018.7241% safer

Cranleigh Compared to Nearby Small Towns

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Worplesdon22225.1542% safer
Ash45825.4941% safer
Cranleigh44035.82-
Haslemere67738.727% more dangerous
Warlingham40247.5625% more dangerous
Frimley94548.7527% more dangerous
Caterham-on-the-Hill68449.5528% more dangerous
Reigate1,20550.9530% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Cranleigh

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Cranleigh Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2017201820192020Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour1512912Getting worse
Bicycle Theft0.730.570.330.24Safer
Burglary3.32.42.81.9Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson6563.6Safer
Drugs0.490.410.410.73Getting worse
Other Crime0.570.571.20.65Safer
Other Theft54.64.53.7Safer
Possession of Weapons0.410.160.080.08Safer
Public Order2.42.83.16Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)-0.41-0.16Safer
Shoplifting1.42.03.33.4Getting worse
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.160.240.330.33Getting worse
Vehicle Crime2.11.33.11.6Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences991213Getting worse

Changes In Cranleigh's Crime Rates Over Time

Comparing Cranleigh to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Cranleigh35.82-
Barnet67.7147% more dangerous
Coventry77.4154% more dangerous
Croydon83.2257% more dangerous
Sheffield85.8158% more dangerous
Bristol86.2158% more dangerous
Leicester97.4463% more dangerous
Birmingham102.8765% more dangerous
Liverpool107.2867% more dangerous
Bradford133.0273% more dangerous
Leeds137.1074% more dangerous

Crime in Cranleigh's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Cranleigh41737First

Crime in Cranleigh During Coronavirus Lockdowns

Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Cranleigh change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in August, when Cranleigh saw a 1,500% increase in public order. Cranleigh saw a large fall in shoplifting during June, when it fell by 86% compared to June in 2019.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour-82%+20%+27%+45%+58%+64%+20%+157%+60%+140%
Burglary-67%-50%-80%---50%-+200%+75%-
Criminal Damage and Arson-83%-56%-33%-50%-25%+100%-50%-80%+29%+67%
Drugs-------50%---
Other Crime-50%---------
Other Theft+75%-50%-67%-50%-33%+167%-50%-40%-50%-50%
Public Order+40%+33%+133%+900%+100%+1,500%+100%-33%-75%+400%
Shoplifting-80%-+500%-86%-33%+57%+200%-67%+150%-25%
Vehicle Crime--50%------+300%-
Violence and Sexual Offences-50%+8%-14%+36%+8%+78%+20%+15%+14%+10%

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in Cranleigh

What police force serves Cranleigh?
Cranleigh's local territorial police force is the Surrey Police.
How dangerous is Cranleigh?
Cranleigh is the third safest small town in Surrey.
What is Cranleigh's most common crime?
The most common crimes in Cranleigh are violence and sexual offences.
What is the least common crime in Cranleigh?
Cranleigh's least common crimes are possession of weapons.

Last updated: 07 May 2021