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Crime and Safety in Cranleigh

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Cranleigh is the third safest small towns in Surrey, and is the 37th safest overall out of Surrey's 105 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Cranleigh in 2021 was 40 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to Surrey's overall crime rate, coming in 23% lower than the Surrey rate of 49 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Cranleigh is the 192nd safest small town, and the 4,778th most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In April 2020, Cranleigh was the worst small town in Surrey for theft from the person, with 1 crime reported and a crime rate of 0.08 per 1,000 inhabitants. November 2020 was also a bad month for Cranleigh residents, when it was Surrey's most dangerous small town for bicycle theft, recording 2 crimes at a rate of 0.16 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 221 offences during 2021, giving a crime rate of 18. This is 26% higher than 2020's figure of 163 offences and a difference of 4.72 from 2020's crime rate of 13. Cranleigh's least common crimes are possession of weapons, with 4 offences recorded in 2021, an increase of 75% from 2020's figure of 1 crime.

Cranleigh 2022 Crime Scorecard

Third Safest

Small Towns, Surrey

81% lower, regional crime rate

South East

93% lower, national crime rate

England, Wales & NI

Local Crime in Context

As of 2022, the crime rate in Cranleigh is 81% lower than the South East and 93% lower than the England, Wales & Northern Ireland overall figure.

Cranleigh Crime Rate Over Time

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Cranleigh Crime Map

Incidents mapped in Cranleigh 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 Cranleigh

YearCrime Rate per
1,000 people
Total Crimes
202140487
202036440
201937456
201829361
201732391
201629351

Crime in Cranleigh Compared To Surrey

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Summary of Crimes in Cranleigh This Year

 CranleighSurrey 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour12910.5019,44616.26 55% safer
Bicycle Theft60.491,0900.91 86% safer
Burglary282.282,8872.41 6% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson625.056,4985.43 8% safer
Drugs120.982,0241.69 72% safer
Other Crime100.811,1961.00 23% safer
Other Theft524.235,0164.19 0.95% more dangerous
Possession of Weapons40.334560.38 15% safer
Public Order534.317,6976.44 49% safer
Robbery40.333250.27 18% more dangerous
Shoplifting181.472,8002.34 59% safer
Vehicle Crime171.384,5303.79 175% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences22117.9923,35019.53 9% safer

Cranleigh Compared to Nearby Small Towns)

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Ash683.78949% safer
Haslemere62235.5811% safer
Cranleigh48739.64-
Worplesdon35239.880.60% more dangerous
Frimley85243.9510% more dangerous
Warlingham37544.3611% more dangerous
Reigate1,07445.4113% more dangerous
Windlesham79546.2014% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Cranleigh

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Recent Crimes in Cranleigh

DateCrime TypeLocationOutcome
April 2022Theft from the personOn or near SupermarketInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Wildwood LaneUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Public orderOn or near Dukes CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Bookhurst RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022BurglaryOn or near Dewlands CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Other theftOn or near Petrol StationInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Dewlands CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near The MountLocal resolution
April 2022ShopliftingOn or near High StreetInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near KillicksUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near The MountInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Other theftOn or near Essex DriveInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Bookhurst RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Public orderOn or near KingsmeadUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Public orderOn or near Parsonage RoadFurther investigation is not in the public interest
March 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Greenbush LaneInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Park/Open SpaceUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Overford CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Sports/Recreation AreaInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Barhatch LaneAction to be taken by another organisation

Cranleigh Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2018201920202021Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour1291210 Safer
Bicycle Theft0.570.330.240.49 Safer
Burglary2.42.81.92.3 Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson563.65 Safer
Drugs0.410.410.730.98 Getting worse
Other Crime0.571.20.650.81 Getting worse
Other Theft4.64.53.74.2 Safer
Possession of Weapons0.160.080.080.33 Getting worse
Public Order2.83.164.3 Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.41-0.160.33 Safer
Shoplifting2.03.33.41.5 Safer
Vehicle Crime1.33.11.61.4 Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences9121318 Getting worse

Changes In Cranleigh's Crime Rates Over Time

Comparing Cranleigh to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Cranleigh39.64-
Barnet67.0841% more dangerous
Croydon82.4852% more dangerous
Sheffield90.0556% more dangerous
Bristol90.5256% more dangerous
Coventry102.2461% more dangerous
Leicester111.5964% more dangerous
Liverpool123.0668% more dangerous
Birmingham129.6469% more dangerous
Bradford132.2870% more dangerous
Leeds150.9474% more dangerous

Crime in Cranleigh's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Cranleigh45840First

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.

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