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Crime and Safety in Farnham, Surrey

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Farnham is the second safest medium-sized towns in Surrey, and is the 50th safest overall out of Surrey's 105 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Farnham in 2021 was 45 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to Surrey's overall crime rate, coming in 8% lower than the Surrey rate of 49 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Farnham is the 21st safest medium-sized town, and the 3,883rd most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In April 2020, Farnham had the worst crime rate in Surrey for other crime, with 14 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.34 per 1,000 inhabitants. June 2017 was also a bad month for Farnham residents, when it was Surrey's most dangerous area for theft from the person, recording 4 crimes at a rate of 0.10 per 1,000 residents.

The most common crimes in Farnham are violence and sexual offences, with 676 offences during 2021, giving a crime rate of 16. This is 1.3% lower than 2020's figure of 685 offences and a difference of 0.22 from 2020's crime rate of 17. Farnham's least common crime is theft from the person, with 7 offences recorded in 2021, a decrease of 114% from 2020's figure of 15 crimes.

Farnham 2022 Crime Scorecard

Second Safest

Medium-Sized Towns, Surrey

59% lower, regional crime rate

South East

69% lower, national crime rate

England, Wales & NI

Local Crime in Context

As of 2022, the crime rate in Farnham is 59% lower than the South East and 69% lower than the England, Wales & Northern Ireland overall figure.

Farnham Crime Rate Over Time

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Incidents mapped in Farnham 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 Farnham

YearCrime Rate per
1,000 people
Total Crimes
2021451,862
2020451,838
2019522,134
2018471,916
2017431,750
2016411,669

Crime in Farnham Compared To Surrey

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Summary of Crimes in Farnham This Year

 FarnhamSurrey 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour56413.7019,44616.26 19% safer
Bicycle Theft120.291,0900.91 214% safer
Burglary842.042,8872.41 18% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson2425.886,4985.43 8% more dangerous
Drugs471.142,0241.69 48% safer
Other Crime310.751,1961.00 33% safer
Other Theft1894.595,0164.19 9% more dangerous
Possession of Weapons130.324560.38 19% safer
Public Order2626.367,6976.44 1.3% safer
Robbery80.193250.27 42% safer
Shoplifting1263.062,8002.34 24% more dangerous
Theft From the Person70.174170.35 106% safer
Vehicle Crime1654.014,5303.79 5% more dangerous
Violence and Sexual Offences67616.4223,35019.53 19% safer

Farnham Compared to Nearby Medium-Sized Towns)

Medium-Sized TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Ewell2,39143.623.7% safer
Farnham1,86245.23-
Esher2,49347.956% more dangerous
Leatherhead1,64950.0910% more dangerous
Camberley2,19555.0818% more dangerous
Weybridge1,70356.2020% more dangerous
Horley1,50358.3222% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Farnham

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Recent Crimes in Farnham

DateCrime TypeLocationOutcome
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Thorold RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022ShopliftingOn or near South StreetInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Sandford RoadLocal resolution
April 2022Possession of weaponsOn or near Bear LaneInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Ryle RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022BurglaryOn or near Hale RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Other theftOn or near Sports/Recreation AreaInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Lynton CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022BurglaryOn or near Radford CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Upper Weybourne LaneFurther investigation is not in the public interest
April 2022Public orderOn or near Sandy Hill RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Other theftOn or near Pine View CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near The FairfieldInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near MonkshangerInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Public orderOn or near Farnborough RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Public orderOn or near East StreetUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Thorold RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Other crimeOn or near Trimmers CloseFurther investigation is not in the public interest
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Lavender LaneUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near The ChantrysInvestigation complete; no suspect identified

Farnham Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2018201920202021Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour16151914 Safer
Bicycle Theft0.971.30.630.29 Safer
Burglary4.54.52.42.0 Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson6766 Safer
Drugs1.71.31.41.1 Safer
Other Crime1.30.971.30.75 Safer
Other Theft773.94.6 Safer
Possession of Weapons0.580.220.360.32 Getting worse
Public Order4.5556 Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.190.190.170.19 Getting worse
Shoplifting2.93.02.83.1 Getting worse
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.410.610.360.17 Safer
Vehicle Crime4.14.33.74.0 Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences12171716 Getting worse

Changes In Farnham's Crime Rates Over Time

Offences in Farnham's Green Spaces

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

NameASBDrugsPublic OrderRobberyVSOAll OthersCrimes per Hectare
Farnham Park823-260.16
Langham Recreation Ground16---2210

Comparing Farnham to the UK's Major Cities

Medium-Sized TownCrime RateRate Difference
Farnham45.23-
Barnet67.0833% more dangerous
Croydon82.4845% more dangerous
Sheffield90.0550% more dangerous
Bristol90.5250% more dangerous
Coventry102.2456% more dangerous
Leicester111.5959% more dangerous
Liverpool123.0663% more dangerous
Birmingham129.6465% more dangerous
Bradford132.2866% more dangerous
Leeds150.9470% more dangerous

Crime in Farnham's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Farnham Moor Park & Bourne23437Fourth
Farnham Shortheath20529Fifth
Farnham Town61373First
Farnham Upper Hale29943Third
Farnham Weybourne & Badshot Lea34758Second
Farnham Wrecclesham16426Sixth

Farnham Neighbourhood Crime Breakdown

Crime TypeSafest NeighbourhoodMost Dangerous Neighbourhood
Anti-Social BehaviourFarnham Wrecclesham (49)Farnham Town (193)
Bicycle TheftFarnham Wrecclesham (1)Farnham Moor Park & Bourne (6)
BurglaryFarnham Shortheath (7)Farnham Town (29)
Criminal Damage and ArsonFarnham Wrecclesham (17)Farnham Town (78)
DrugsFarnham Weybourne & Badshot Lea (2)Farnham Moor Park & Bourne (14)
Other CrimeFarnham Upper Hale (2)Farnham Shortheath (9)
Other TheftFarnham Shortheath (13)Farnham Weybourne & Badshot Lea (61)
Possession of WeaponsFarnham Shortheath (1)Farnham Town (6)
Public OrderFarnham Shortheath (21)Farnham Town (87)
Robbery (inc. mugging)Farnham Upper Hale (1)Farnham Town (3)
ShopliftingFarnham Upper Hale (1)Farnham Weybourne & Badshot Lea (57)
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)Farnham Shortheath (1)Farnham Town (4)
Vehicle CrimeFarnham Shortheath (20)Farnham Weybourne & Badshot Lea (36)
Violence and Sexual OffencesFarnham Wrecclesham (63)Farnham Town (231)

Crime in Farnham During Coronavirus Lockdowns

Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Farnham change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in April, when Farnham saw a 367% increase in other crime. Farnham saw a large fall in bicycle theft during June, when it fell by 91% compared to June in 2019. Other Theft saw a fall in every month of Farnham's lockdown.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour-37%+84%+61%+45%+30%-11%-15%+51%+65%+123%
Bicycle Theft-75%--20%-91%-70%--25%-90%-50%+100%
Burglary-45%-13%-68%-65%-17%-43%-36%-78%-89%-25%
Criminal Damage and Arson-4%-27%-63%-53%+30%-41%-32%+6%+6%-16%
Drugs+33%+200%-50%+40%+100%---63%-+50%
Other Crime-+367%-+20%--67%-25%+67%--50%
Other Theft-35%-56%-53%-73%-16%+27%-63%-58%-58%-40%
Possession of Weapons-+300%--50%------
Public Order-+19%--23%-10%-30%-12%+21%+244%-13%
Robbery--------+200%-
Shoplifting-20%+60%-22%-54%-57%-31%-25%+22%+20%+33%
Theft From the Person+100%---67%-75%---50%--80%
Vehicle Crime-52%-22%+25%-44%--68%+8%+27%+73%-
Violence and Sexual Offences-43%+27%-41%+4%+52%-22%+49%+6%+17%-25%

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in Farnham

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

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

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

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

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