Epsom Crime Overview

Epsom is the most dangerous medium-sized town in Surrey, and is the 21st most dangerous overall out of Surrey's 105 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Epsom in 2020 was 72 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares poorly to Surrey's overall crime rate, coming in 30% higher than the Surrey rate of 50 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Epsom is the 100th safest medium-sized town, and the 1,329th most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In June 2020, Epsom had the worst crime rate in Surrey for possession of weapons, with 5 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.14 per 1,000 inhabitants. August 2020 was also a bad month for Epsom residents, when it was Surrey's most dangerous area for theft from the person, recording 6 crimes at a rate of 0.17 per 1,000 residents. Epsom recorded 6 reports of robbery during March 2019, making its crime rate of 0.17 the worst for robbery in Surrey that month.

The most common crimes in Epsom are violence and sexual offences, with 890 offences during 2020, giving a crime rate of 25. This is 8% lower than 2019's figure of 962 offences and a difference of 2.06 from 2019's crime rate of 28. Epsom's least common crimes are possession of weapons, with 15 offences recorded in 2020, a decrease of 87% from 2019's figure of 28 crimes.

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Crime in Epsom Compared To Surrey

Summary of Crimes in Epsom This Year

 EpsomSurrey 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour1,10031.5124,96320.8834% more dangerous
Bicycle Theft892.551,2681.0658% more dangerous
Burglary1434.103,6503.0526% more dangerous
Criminal Damage and Arson3269.347,3226.1234% more dangerous
Drugs732.092,7712.3211% safer
Other Crime431.231,3391.129% more dangerous
Other Theft2206.304,9354.1334% more dangerous
Possession of Weapons150.435330.454.7% safer
Public Order3259.317,5216.2932% more dangerous
Robbery150.433690.3128% more dangerous
Shoplifting1363.902,9472.4637% more dangerous
Theft From the Person361.033640.3071% more dangerous
Vehicle Crime1985.674,9294.1227% more dangerous
Violence and Sexual Offences89025.4922,38018.7227% more dangerous

Epsom Compared to Nearby Medium-Sized Towns

Medium-Sized TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Camberley2,23155.9828% safer
Weybridge1,75457.8824% safer
Ashford1,82463.2014% safer
Egham1,88164.1112% safer
Redhill2,46165.709% safer
Epsom2,50971.86-

Crime Over Time in Epsom

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Epsom Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2017201820192020Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour28282432Getting worse
Bicycle Theft2.43.24.62.6Safer
Burglary5754.1Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson1110109Safer
Drugs1.82.22.32.1Getting worse
Other Crime1.41.21.41.2Safer
Other Theft8986Safer
Possession of Weapons0.600.630.800.43Safer
Public Order6899Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.830.400.600.43Safer
Shoplifting7773.9Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)1.11.41.81.0Safer
Vehicle Crime6766Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences23222825Getting 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 2020.

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
Barnet67.716% safer
Epsom71.86-
Coventry77.417% more dangerous
Croydon83.2214% more dangerous
Sheffield85.8116% more dangerous
Bristol86.2117% more dangerous
Leicester97.4426% more dangerous
Birmingham102.8730% more dangerous
Liverpool107.2833% more dangerous
Bradford133.0246% more dangerous
Leeds137.1048% more dangerous

Crime in Epsom's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Epsom North63563Second
Epsom Town1,048122First

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.

Last updated: 07 May 2021