Epsom is the most dangerous medium-sized towns in Surrey, and is among the top 20 most dangerous overall out of Surrey's 105 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Epsom in 2021 was 76 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares poorly to Surrey's overall crime rate, coming in 36% higher than the Surrey rate of 49 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Epsom is the 100th safest medium-sized town, and the 1,249th most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.
In September 2021, Epsom had the worst crime rate in Surrey for robbery, with 6 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.17 per 1,000 inhabitants. December 2021 was also a bad month for Epsom residents, when it was Surrey's most dangerous area for theft from the person, recording 8 crimes at a rate of 0.23 per 1,000 residents. Epsom recorded 5 reports of possession of weapons during June 2020, making its crime rate of 0.14 the worst for possession of weapons in Surrey that month.
The most common crimes in Epsom are violence and sexual offences, with 1,095 offences during 2021, giving a crime rate of 31. This is 19% higher than 2020's figure of 890 offences and a difference of 5.87 from 2020's crime rate of 25. Epsom's least common crimes are possession of weapons, with 15 offences recorded in 2021, the same as 2020's figure of 15 crimes.
Medium-Sized Towns, Surrey
6% higher, regional crime rate
0.08% higher, national crime rate
England, Wales & NI
As of 2022, the crime rate in Epsom is 6% higher than the South East and 0.08% higher than the England, Wales & Northern Ireland overall figure.
|England, Wales & NI|
Incidents mapped in Epsom 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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Last updated: 02 Jun, 2022
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|Year||Crime Rate per|
|Anti-Social Behaviour||866||24.80||19,446||16.26||34% more dangerous|
|Bicycle Theft||104||2.98||1,090||0.91||69% more dangerous|
|Burglary||125||3.58||2,887||2.41||33% more dangerous|
|Criminal Damage and Arson||284||8.13||6,498||5.43||33% more dangerous|
|Other Crime||57||1.63||1,196||1.00||39% more dangerous|
|Other Theft||193||5.53||5,016||4.19||24% more dangerous|
|Possession of Weapons||15||0.43||456||0.38||12% more dangerous|
|Public Order||328||9.39||7,697||6.44||31% more dangerous|
|Robbery||17||0.49||325||0.27||45% more dangerous|
|Shoplifting||155||4.44||2,800||2.34||47% more dangerous|
|Theft From the Person||38||1.09||417||0.35||68% more dangerous|
|Vehicle Crime||203||5.81||4,530||3.79||35% more dangerous|
|Violence and Sexual Offences||1,095||31.36||23,350||19.53||38% more dangerous|
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|April 2022||Public order||On or near The Parade||Unable to prosecute suspect|
|April 2022||Criminal damage and arson||On or near Cavendish Walk||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|April 2022||Criminal damage and arson||On or near Beaconsfield Place||Further investigation is not in the public interest|
|April 2022||Other theft||On or near Andover Close||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|April 2022||Criminal damage and arson||On or near Middle Lane||Local resolution|
|April 2022||Vehicle crime||On or near Sandy Mead||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|April 2022||Public order||On or near Felstead Road||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|April 2022||Violence and sexual offences||On or near Penrose Drive||Unable to prosecute suspect|
|April 2022||Other theft||On or near Dorling Drive||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|April 2022||Shoplifting||On or near Shopping Area||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|April 2022||Theft from the person||On or near Shopping Area||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|April 2022||Burglary||On or near Westmorland Close||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|April 2022||Other theft||On or near Ashley Avenue||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|April 2022||Violence and sexual offences||On or near Ormonde Avenue||Unable to prosecute suspect|
|April 2022||Criminal damage and arson||On or near Kiln Lane||Unable to prosecute suspect|
|April 2022||Violence and sexual offences||On or near Hospital||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|April 2022||Violence and sexual offences||On or near Ashley Road||Unable to prosecute suspect|
|April 2022||Shoplifting||On or near Brook Close||Local resolution|
|April 2022||Criminal damage and arson||On or near Upper High Street||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|April 2022||Violence and sexual offences||On or near Tonstall Road||Unable to prosecute suspect|
|Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents|
|Criminal Damage and Arson||10||10||9||8||Safer|
|Other Crime||1.2||1.4||1.2||1.6||Getting worse|
|Possession of Weapons||0.63||0.80||0.43||0.43||Safer|
|Public Order||8||9||9||9||Getting worse|
|Robbery (inc. mugging)||0.40||0.60||0.43||0.49||Safer|
|Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)||1.4||1.8||1.0||1.1||Safer|
|Violence and Sexual Offences||22||28||25||31||Getting worse|
We only display green spaces in Epsom that are named, and have had crimes recorded within their boundaries during 2021.
|Name||ASB||Drugs||Public Order||Robbery||VSO||All Others||Crimes per Hectare|
|Alexandra Recreation Ground||10||-||1||-||1||1||2.1|
|Court Recreation Ground||19||1||3||1||13||10||6|
|Epsom Bowling Club||3||-||-||-||-||1||10|
|Medium-Sized Town||Crime Rate||Rate Difference|
|Croydon||82.48||7% more dangerous|
|Sheffield||90.05||15% more dangerous|
|Bristol||90.52||15% more dangerous|
|Coventry||102.24||25% more dangerous|
|Leicester||111.59||31% more dangerous|
|Liverpool||123.06||38% more dangerous|
|Birmingham||129.64||41% more dangerous|
|Bradford||132.28||42% more dangerous|
|Leeds||150.94||49% more dangerous|
|Neighbourhood||Crime Count||Crime Rate||Danger Rank|
Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Epsom change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in June, when Epsom saw a 400% increase in possession of weapons. Epsom saw a large fall in theft from the person during June, when it fell by 88% compared to June in 2019. Rates of bicycle theft and other theft both fell year-on-year for every month during Epsom's lockdown.
|Criminal Damage and Arson||-42%||-53%||-21%||-24%||+24%||+59%||+94%||+15%||+9%||-57%|
|Possession of Weapons||-||-||-||+400%||-||-50%||-||-||-||-33%|
|Theft From the Person||-||-||-||-88%||+200%||+20%||-80%||-43%||-80%||-60%|
|Violence and Sexual Offences||-14%||-7%||-15%||-35%||-19%||+2%||-1%||-6%||-17%||+12%|