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Crime and Safety in Horley, Surrey

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Horley is among the top 5 most dangerous medium-sized towns in Surrey, and is the 35th most dangerous overall out of Surrey's 105 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Horley in 2021 was 58 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares poorly to Surrey's overall crime rate, coming in 16% higher than the Surrey rate of 49 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Horley is the 57th safest medium-sized town, and the 2,400th most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In March 2021, Horley was the worst medium-sized town in Surrey for theft from the person, with 1 crime reported and a crime rate of 0.04 per 1,000 inhabitants. April 2019 was also a bad month for Horley residents, when it was Surrey's most dangerous medium-sized town for robbery, recording 3 crimes at a rate of 0.12 per 1,000 residents. Horley recorded 61 reports of criminal damage and arson during October 2019, making its crime rate of 2.4 the worst medium-sized town for criminal damage and arson in Surrey that month.

The most common crimes in Horley are violence and sexual offences, with 720 offences during 2021, giving a crime rate of 28. This is 14% higher than 2020's figure of 618 offences and a difference of 3.96 from 2020's crime rate of 24. Horley's least common crime is robbery, with 2 offences recorded in 2021, a decrease of 100% from 2020's figure of 4 crimes.

Horley 2022 Crime Scorecard

Top 5 Most Dangerous

Medium-Sized Towns, Surrey

23% lower, regional crime rate

South East

31% lower, national crime rate

England, Wales & NI

Local Crime in Context

As of 2022, the crime rate in Horley is 23% lower than the South East and 31% lower than the England, Wales & Northern Ireland overall figure.

Horley Crime Rate Over Time

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Incidents mapped in Horley 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 Horley

YearCrime Rate per
1,000 people
Total Crimes
2021581,503
2020531,364
2019621,593
2018541,383
2017471,207
2016461,193

Crime in Horley Compared To Surrey

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Summary of Crimes in Horley This Year

 HorleySurrey 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour51519.9819,44616.26 19% more dangerous
Bicycle Theft160.621,0900.91 47% safer
Burglary582.252,8872.41 7% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson1686.526,4985.43 17% more dangerous
Drugs381.472,0241.69 15% safer
Other Crime271.051,1961.00 4.8% more dangerous
Other Theft1244.815,0164.19 13% more dangerous
Possession of Weapons90.354560.38 9% safer
Public Order1957.577,6976.44 15% more dangerous
Robbery20.083250.27 238% safer
Shoplifting532.062,8002.34 14% safer
Theft From the Person90.354170.350% safer
Vehicle Crime843.264,5303.79 16% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences72027.9423,35019.53 30% more dangerous

Horley Compared to Nearby Medium-Sized Towns)

Medium-Sized TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Farnham1,86245.2329% safer
Esher2,49347.9522% safer
Leatherhead1,64950.0916% safer
Camberley2,19555.086% safer
Weybridge1,70356.203.8% safer
Horley1,50358.32-
Ashford1,70559.071.3% more dangerous
Redhill2,27560.734.0% more dangerous
Egham1,78760.914.3% more dangerous
Epsom2,67176.5024% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Horley

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Recent Crimes in Horley

DateCrime TypeLocationOutcome
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Goldcrest CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Thornton CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Other theftOn or near Petrol StationInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Other theftOn or near WhitecroftInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Other theftOn or near SupermarketInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Queens RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Homefield CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Primrose AvenueUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Priestlands CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022ShopliftingOn or near Parking AreaFurther investigation is not in the public interest
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Chaffinch WayUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022ShopliftingOn or near Parking AreaInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Sports/Recreation AreaUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near The DriveInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Peeks Brook LaneUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near The GlebeFurther investigation is not in the public interest
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near LarksfieldInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Parking AreaUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Other theftOn or near Petrol StationInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Bay CloseUnable to prosecute suspect

Horley Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2018201920202021Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour15152220 Getting worse
Bicycle Theft0.430.850.890.62 Getting worse
Burglary3.42.41.52.2 Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson71067 Safer
Drugs1.72.12.21.5 Safer
Other Crime1.51.71.01.0 Safer
Other Theft763.94.8 Safer
Possession of Weapons0.540.390.430.35 Safer
Public Order6778 Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.470.310.160.08 Safer
Shoplifting3.13.01.82.1 Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.470.620.310.35 Safer
Vehicle Crime3.53.73.13.3 Getting worse
Violence and Sexual Offences18242428 Getting worse

Changes In Horley's Crime Rates Over Time

Comparing Horley to the UK's Major Cities

Medium-Sized TownCrime RateRate Difference
Horley58.32-
Barnet67.0813% more dangerous
Croydon82.4829% more dangerous
Sheffield90.0535% more dangerous
Bristol90.5236% more dangerous
Coventry102.2443% more dangerous
Leicester111.5948% more dangerous
Liverpool123.0653% more dangerous
Birmingham129.6455% more dangerous
Bradford132.2856% more dangerous
Leeds150.9461% more dangerous

Crime in Horley's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Horley Central80387First
Horley East24231Third
Horley West45852Second

Crime in Horley During Coronavirus Lockdowns

Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Horley change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in March, when Horley saw a 700% increase in vehicle crime. Horley saw a large fall in burglary during August, when it fell by 92% compared to August in 2019.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour-11%+160%+182%+78%+9%-2%+47%+16%+100%+152%
Bicycle Theft+300%---67%--33%+150%--80%-
Burglary-14%+200%+50%+50%-20%-92%-40%-67%-83%+100%
Criminal Damage and Arson-65%-64%+63%-16%-54%+17%-47%-82%--61%
Drugs-30%-67%+20%+17%+50%-50%+17%-+250%+25%
Other Crime-75%-50%-33%--80%+75%-+33%--
Other Theft-80%+100%-46%+29%-33%-53%-50%+43%-62%-53%
Possession of Weapons---+100%----80%--
Public Order-53%-22%+46%+41%+33%-19%+43%+100%-55%-47%
Shoplifting-62%--50%-56%-17%-80%+33%--+50%
Theft From the Person-----+200%----
Vehicle Crime+700%-17%-40%-61%-33%-67%-+367%-36%-60%
Violence and Sexual Offences-28%+13%-24%+7%+7%+4%+15%+41%+16%-34%

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in Horley

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

How dangerous is Horley?
Horley is among the top 5 most dangerous medium-sized town in Surrey.

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

What is the least common crime in Horley?
Horley's least common crime is robbery (inc. mugging).

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