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Crime and Safety in Epsom, Surrey

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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.

Epsom 2022 Crime Scorecard

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Medium-Sized Towns, Surrey

6% higher, regional crime rate

South East

0.08% higher, national crime rate

England, Wales & NI

Local Crime in Context

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.

Epsom Crime Rate Over Time

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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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Historical Crime Rates for Epsom

YearCrime Rate per
1,000 people
Total Crimes
2021762,671
2020722,509
2019832,907
2018792,752
2017772,676
2016702,431

Crime in Epsom Compared To Surrey

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Summary of Crimes in Epsom This Year

 EpsomSurrey 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour86624.8019,44616.26 34% more dangerous
Bicycle Theft1042.981,0900.91 69% more dangerous
Burglary1253.582,8872.41 33% more dangerous
Criminal Damage and Arson2848.136,4985.43 33% more dangerous
Drugs571.632,0241.69 3.7% safer
Other Crime571.631,1961.00 39% more dangerous
Other Theft1935.535,0164.19 24% more dangerous
Possession of Weapons150.434560.38 12% more dangerous
Public Order3289.397,6976.44 31% more dangerous
Robbery170.493250.27 45% more dangerous
Shoplifting1554.442,8002.34 47% more dangerous
Theft From the Person381.094170.35 68% more dangerous
Vehicle Crime2035.814,5303.79 35% more dangerous
Violence and Sexual Offences1,09531.3623,35019.53 38% more dangerous

Epsom Compared to Nearby Medium-Sized Towns)

Medium-Sized TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Weybridge1,70356.2036% safer
Horley1,50358.3231% safer
Ashford1,70559.0730% safer
Redhill2,27560.7326% safer
Egham1,78760.9126% safer
Epsom2,67176.50-

Crime Over Time in Epsom

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Recent Crimes in Epsom

DateCrime TypeLocationOutcome
April 2022Public orderOn or near The ParadeUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Cavendish WalkInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Beaconsfield PlaceFurther investigation is not in the public interest
April 2022Other theftOn or near Andover CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Middle LaneLocal resolution
April 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Sandy MeadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Public orderOn or near Felstead RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Penrose DriveUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Other theftOn or near Dorling DriveInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022ShopliftingOn or near Shopping AreaInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Theft from the personOn or near Shopping AreaInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022BurglaryOn or near Westmorland CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Other theftOn or near Ashley AvenueInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Ormonde AvenueUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Kiln LaneUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near HospitalInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Ashley RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022ShopliftingOn or near Brook CloseLocal resolution
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Upper High StreetInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Tonstall RoadUnable to prosecute suspect

Epsom Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2018201920202021Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour28243225 Safer
Bicycle Theft3.24.62.63.0 Safer
Burglary754.13.6 Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson101098 Safer
Drugs2.22.32.11.6 Safer
Other Crime1.21.41.21.6 Getting worse
Other Theft9866 Safer
Possession of Weapons0.630.800.430.43 Safer
Public Order8999 Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.400.600.430.49 Safer
Shoplifting773.94.4 Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)1.41.81.01.1 Safer
Vehicle Crime7666 Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences22282531 Getting worse

Changes In Epsom's Crime Rates Over Time

Offences in Epsom's Green Spaces

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

NameASBDrugsPublic OrderRobberyVSOAll OthersCrimes per Hectare
Alexandra Recreation Ground10-1-112.1
Court Recreation Ground1913113106
Epsom Bowling Club3----110

Comparing Epsom to the UK's Major Cities

Medium-Sized TownCrime RateRate Difference
Barnet67.0814% safer
Epsom76.50-
Croydon82.487% more dangerous
Sheffield90.0515% more dangerous
Bristol90.5215% more dangerous
Coventry102.2425% more dangerous
Leicester111.5931% more dangerous
Liverpool123.0638% more dangerous
Birmingham129.6441% more dangerous
Bradford132.2842% more dangerous
Leeds150.9449% more dangerous

Crime in Epsom's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Epsom North57057Second
Epsom Town1,139133First

Crime in Epsom During Coronavirus Lockdowns

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.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour-30%+67%+75%+2%+53%-21%+12%+26%+143%+148%
Bicycle Theft-87%-87%-47%-56%-8%+8%-32%-63%-45%-58%
Burglary-37%-65%-8%+10%-43%+100%+27%-35%-85%+8%
Criminal Damage and Arson-42%-53%-21%-24%+24%+59%+94%+15%+9%-57%
Drugs+200%--83%+50%-43%+33%-29%-30%-67%+133%
Other Crime+75%+133%-67%-50%-+50%--67%-75%+150%
Other Theft-26%-29%-57%-6%-55%+82%-6%-26%-53%-45%
Possession of Weapons---+400%--50%----33%
Public Order-14%-24%+40%+32%-+10%-16%-29%+7%-26%
Robbery-83%--+33%----50%--
Shoplifting-50%-33%-54%-13%-67%-64%-43%-42%-25%-33%
Theft From the Person----88%+200%+20%-80%-43%-80%-60%
Vehicle Crime+75%-35%+60%+21%-41%-50%+7%-6%-24%-55%
Violence and Sexual Offences-14%-7%-15%-35%-19%+2%-1%-6%-17%+12%

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in Epsom

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

How dangerous is Epsom?
Epsom is the most dangerous medium-sized town in Surrey.

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

What is the least common crime in Epsom?
Epsom's least common crimes are possession of weapons.

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