Ewell Crime Overview

Ewell is among the top 5 safest medium-sized towns in Surrey, and is the 51st most dangerous overall out of Surrey's 105 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Ewell in 2020 was 52 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares poorly to Surrey's overall crime rate, coming in 2.6% higher than the Surrey rate of 50 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Ewell is the 46th safest medium-sized town, and the 2,843rd most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In April 2020, Ewell had the worst crime rate in Surrey for vehicle crime, with 41 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.75 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 1,116 offences during 2020, giving a crime rate of 20. This is 2.4% higher than 2019's figure of 1,089 offences and a difference of 0.49 from 2019's crime rate of 20. Ewell's least common crime is theft from the person, with 7 offences recorded in 2020, a decrease of 100% from 2019's figure of 14 crimes.

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Crime in Ewell Compared To Surrey

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Summary of Crimes in Ewell This Year

 EwellSurrey 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour1,21322.1324,96320.886% more dangerous
Bicycle Theft530.971,2681.069% safer
Burglary2123.873,6503.0521% more dangerous
Criminal Damage and Arson3386.177,3226.120.81% more dangerous
Drugs1192.172,7712.327% safer
Other Crime591.081,3391.123.7% safer
Other Theft1773.234,9354.1328% safer
Possession of Weapons200.365330.4525% safer
Public Order3235.897,5216.297% safer
Robbery210.383690.3118% more dangerous
Shoplifting470.862,9472.46186% safer
Theft From the Person70.133640.30131% safer
Vehicle Crime3476.334,9294.1235% more dangerous
Violence and Sexual Offences1,11620.3622,38018.728% more dangerous

Ewell Compared to Nearby Medium-Sized Towns

Medium-Sized TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Farnham1,63039.5931% safer
Esher2,32644.7416% safer
Leatherhead1,70451.760.06% safer
Ewell2,83951.79-
Horley1,36452.932.2% more dangerous
Camberley2,23155.987% more dangerous
Weybridge1,75457.8811% more dangerous
Ashford1,82463.2018% more dangerous
Egham1,88164.1119% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Ewell

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Ewell Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2017201820192020Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour18161322Getting worse
Bicycle Theft0.881.81.30.97Safer
Burglary664.73.9Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson7886Safer
Drugs1.42.21.72.2Getting worse
Other Crime1.41.30.991.1Safer
Other Theft5653.2Safer
Possession of Weapons0.620.350.550.36Safer
Public Order6556Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.470.290.310.38Getting worse
Shoplifting1.02.40.890.86Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.240.350.260.13Safer
Vehicle Crime9776Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences16152020Getting 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 2020.

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
Ewell51.79-
Barnet67.7124% more dangerous
Coventry77.4133% more dangerous
Croydon83.2238% more dangerous
Sheffield85.8140% more dangerous
Bristol86.2140% more dangerous
Leicester97.4447% more dangerous
Birmingham102.8750% more dangerous
Liverpool107.2852% more dangerous
Bradford133.0261% more dangerous
Leeds137.1062% more dangerous

Crime in Ewell's Neighbourhoods

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

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Ewell East73866First
Nork27741Sixth
Ruxley Lane42359Third
Tadworth & Walton29442Fifth
Tattenham North31552Fourth
Tattenham South43866Second
West Ewell26738Seventh

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 BehaviourWest Ewell (113)Tattenham South (199)
Bicycle TheftTattenham North (1)Ewell East (30)
BurglaryTattenham South (12)Ewell East (67)
Criminal Damage and ArsonNork (16)Tattenham South (69)
DrugsWest Ewell (8)Ewell East (34)
Other CrimeTadworth & Walton (2)Tattenham North (13)
Other TheftNork (14)Ewell East (54)
Possession of WeaponsWest Ewell (1)Tattenham South (6)
Public OrderWest Ewell (21)Tattenham North (50)
Robbery (inc. mugging)Ruxley Lane (1)Ewell East (20)
ShopliftingTadworth & Walton (3)Tattenham North (16)
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)Tadworth & Walton (1)Tattenham North (3)
Vehicle CrimeTadworth & Walton (31)Ewell East (121)
Violence and Sexual OffencesTattenham North (98)Tattenham South (226)

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 among the top 5 safest medium-sized towns 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).

Last updated: 07 May 2021