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Crime and Safety in Ewell, Surrey

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Ewell is the safest medium-sized towns in Surrey, and is the 44th safest overall out of Surrey's 105 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Ewell in 2021 was 44 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to Surrey's overall crime rate, coming in 12% lower than the Surrey rate of 49 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Ewell is among the top 20 safest medium-sized town, and the 4,138th most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In November 2021, Ewell had the worst crime rate in Surrey for vehicle crime, with 39 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.71 per 1,000 inhabitants. February 2020 was also a bad month for Ewell residents, when it was Surrey's most dangerous area for burglary, recording 37 crimes at a rate of 0.67 per 1,000 residents. Ewell recorded 10 reports of other crime during August 2018, making its crime rate of 0.18 the worst for other crime in Surrey that month.

The most common crimes in Ewell are violence and sexual offences, with 974 offences during 2021, giving a crime rate of 18. This is 15% lower than 2020's figure of 1,116 offences and a difference of 2.59 from 2020's crime rate of 20. Ewell's least common crime is theft from the person, with 8 offences recorded in 2021, an increase of 12% from 2020's figure of 7 crimes.

Ewell 2022 Crime Scorecard

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Medium-Sized Towns, Surrey

65% lower, regional crime rate

South East

75% lower, national crime rate

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Local Crime in Context

As of 2022, the crime rate in Ewell is 65% lower than the South East and 75% lower than the England, Wales & Northern Ireland overall figure.

Ewell Crime Rate Over Time

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Incidents mapped in Ewell 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 Ewell

YearCrime Rate per
1,000 people
Total Crimes
2021442,391
2020522,839
2019563,046
2018552,992
2017563,047
2016442,425

Crime in Ewell Compared To Surrey

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Summary of Crimes in Ewell This Year

 EwellSurrey 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour88416.1319,44616.26 0.81% safer
Bicycle Theft400.731,0900.91 25% safer
Burglary1392.542,8872.41 5% more dangerous
Criminal Damage and Arson2785.076,4985.43 7% safer
Drugs831.512,0241.69 12% safer
Other Crime581.061,1961.00 6% more dangerous
Other Theft1943.545,0164.19 18% safer
Possession of Weapons150.274560.38 41% safer
Public Order2855.207,6976.44 24% safer
Robbery210.383250.27 29% more dangerous
Shoplifting380.692,8002.34 239% safer
Theft From the Person80.154170.35 133% safer
Vehicle Crime2584.714,5303.79 20% more dangerous
Violence and Sexual Offences97417.7723,35019.53 10% safer

Ewell Compared to Nearby Medium-Sized Towns)

Medium-Sized TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Ewell2,39143.62-
Farnham1,86245.233.6% more dangerous
Esher2,49347.959% more dangerous
Leatherhead1,64950.0913% more dangerous
Camberley2,19555.0821% more dangerous
Weybridge1,70356.2022% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Ewell

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Recent Crimes in Ewell

DateCrime TypeLocationOutcome
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near St Mary'S CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Parking AreaUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Banstead RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Public orderOn or near Sports/Recreation AreaInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Jasmin RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near HeathlandsInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Other theftOn or near Persfield CloseFurther investigation is not in the public interest
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Warren MeadUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Fennells MeadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Other theftOn or near Walnut GroveInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Church RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Hazel MeadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Vernon CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Headley GroveUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022BurglaryOn or near Colne CourtInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Other theftOn or near SilvergateInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Shelley CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Pond Farm CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Vernon WalkInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Meadowview RoadAction to be taken by another organisation

Ewell Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2018201920202021Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour16132216 Getting worse
Bicycle Theft1.81.30.970.73 Safer
Burglary64.73.92.5 Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson8865 Safer
Drugs2.21.72.21.5 Safer
Other Crime1.30.991.11.1 Safer
Other Theft653.23.5 Safer
Possession of Weapons0.350.550.360.27 Safer
Public Order5565 Safer
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.290.310.380.38 Getting worse
Shoplifting2.40.890.860.69 Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.350.260.130.15 Safer
Vehicle Crime7764.7 Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences15202018 Getting worse

Changes In Ewell's Crime Rates Over Time

Offences in Ewell's Green Spaces

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

NameASBDrugsPublic OrderRobberyVSOAll OthersCrimes per Hectare
Beechholme Recreation Ground5----03.0
King George's Field41--352.1
Preston Park5---123.2

Comparing Ewell to the UK's Major Cities

Medium-Sized TownCrime RateRate Difference
Ewell43.62-
Barnet67.0835% more dangerous
Croydon82.4847% more dangerous
Sheffield90.0552% more dangerous
Bristol90.5252% more dangerous
Coventry102.2457% more dangerous
Leicester111.5961% more dangerous
Liverpool123.0665% more dangerous
Birmingham129.6466% more dangerous
Bradford132.2867% more dangerous
Leeds150.9471% more dangerous

Crime in Ewell's Neighbourhoods

Ruxley Lane is the most dangerous neighbourhood in Ewell, followed by Tattenham South in second place, and Ewell East as the third most dangerous area. Ewell's safest neighbourhoods are, in order, Nork, Tadworth & Walton, and West Ewell.

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Ewell East54749Third
Nork20631Seventh
Ruxley Lane40657First
Tadworth & Walton24735Fifth
Tattenham North28847Fourth
Tattenham South36455Second
West Ewell24234Sixth

Ewell Neighbourhood Crime Breakdown

Showing the safest and most dangerous parts of Ewell for specific criminal activity, with crime count and rate shown in brackets.

Crime TypeSafest NeighbourhoodMost Dangerous Neighbourhood
Anti-Social BehaviourNork (61)Tattenham South (139)
Bicycle TheftRuxley Lane (1)Ewell East (27)
BurglaryNork (10)Tattenham North (27)
Criminal Damage and ArsonTattenham North (21)Tattenham South (62)
DrugsWest Ewell (2)Ruxley Lane (15)
Other CrimeTadworth & Walton (5)Tattenham South (10)
Other TheftTadworth & Walton (15)Tattenham North (29)
Possession of WeaponsWest Ewell (1)Tattenham South (4)
Public OrderWest Ewell (20)Tattenham South (53)
Robbery (inc. mugging)Tattenham South (1)Ewell East (9)
ShopliftingTadworth & Walton (1)Tattenham North (12)
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)Tattenham North (1)Tadworth & Walton (3)
Vehicle CrimeTattenham South (21)Ewell East (81)
Violence and Sexual OffencesNork (76)Ruxley Lane (209)

Crime in Ewell During Coronavirus Lockdowns

Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Ewell change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in November, when Ewell saw a 1,400% increase in drugs. Ewell saw a large fall in criminal damage and arson during December, when it fell by 89% compared to December in 2019.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour+15%+243%+130%+56%+34%+28%-11%+13%+182%+274%
Bicycle Theft-25%-82%-80%-43%-64%-+43%+33%+500%+150%
Burglary-20%-79%+40%+36%-12%+5%--58%-73%-59%
Criminal Damage and Arson-28%-24%-26%-12%-50%+10%+41%+24%-35%-89%
Drugs+113%+333%+100%-46%+38%-25%+20%-8%+1,400%+29%
Other Crime+100%-70%+600%-60%-50%+133%+100%-22%+25%-40%
Other Theft-65%-39%-23%-33%-63%-31%-18%-25%-56%-52%
Possession of Weapons-75%-75%---+250%-33%---
Public Order--50%+135%-12%-32%+68%+71%-13%+4%+14%
Robbery-50%-+300%-------
Shoplifting--83%--+125%+67%+33%-80%--25%
Theft From the Person----50%------
Vehicle Crime-13%+52%+7%+8%-39%-53%-38%-51%+75%-62%
Violence and Sexual Offences+3%-26%-7%-7%-8%+78%+61%--9%-5%

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in Ewell

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

How dangerous is Ewell?
Ewell is the safest medium-sized town in Surrey.

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

What is the least common crime in Ewell?
Ewell's least common crime is theft from the person (inc. pickpocketing).

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