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Crime and Safety in Leatherhead, Surrey

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Leatherhead is among the top 5 safest medium-sized towns in Surrey, and is the 47th most dangerous overall out of Surrey's 105 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Leatherhead in 2021 was 50 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares poorly to Surrey's overall crime rate, coming in 2.7% higher than the Surrey rate of 49 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Leatherhead is the 28th safest medium-sized town, and the 3,259th most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In November 2021, Leatherhead had the worst crime rate in Surrey for robbery, with 5 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.15 per 1,000 inhabitants. July 2019 was also a bad month for Leatherhead residents, when it was Surrey's most dangerous area for possession of weapons, recording 4 crimes at a rate of 0.12 per 1,000 residents.

The most common crimes in Leatherhead are violence and sexual offences, with 706 offences during 2021, giving a crime rate of 21. This is 4.5% higher than 2020's figure of 674 offences and a difference of 0.97 from 2020's crime rate of 20. Leatherhead's least common crimes are possession of weapons, with 12 offences recorded in 2021, a decrease of 58% from 2020's figure of 19 crimes.

Leatherhead 2022 Crime Scorecard

Top 5 Safest

Medium-Sized Towns, Surrey

44% lower, regional crime rate

South East

53% lower, national crime rate

England, Wales & NI

Local Crime in Context

As of 2022, the crime rate in Leatherhead is 44% lower than the South East and 53% lower than the England, Wales & Northern Ireland overall figure.

Leatherhead Crime Rate Over Time

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Leatherhead Crime Map

Incidents mapped in Leatherhead 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 Leatherhead

YearCrime Rate per
1,000 people
Total Crimes
2021501,649
2020531,756
2019611,995
2018531,732
2017501,653
2016451,490

Crime in Leatherhead Compared To Surrey

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Summary of Crimes in Leatherhead This Year

 LeatherheadSurrey 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour64219.5019,44616.26 17% more dangerous
Bicycle Theft250.761,0900.91 20% safer
Burglary611.852,8872.41 30% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson1574.776,4985.43 14% safer
Drugs581.762,0241.69 4.0% more dangerous
Other Crime371.121,1961.00 11% more dangerous
Other Theft1715.195,0164.19 19% more dangerous
Possession of Weapons120.364560.38 6% safer
Public Order2216.717,6976.44 4.0% more dangerous
Robbery150.463250.27 41% more dangerous
Shoplifting621.882,8002.34 24% safer
Theft From the Person170.524170.35 33% more dangerous
Vehicle Crime1073.254,5303.79 17% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences70621.4423,35019.53 9% more dangerous

Leatherhead Compared to Nearby Medium-Sized Towns)

Medium-Sized TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Ewell2,39143.6215% safer
Farnham1,86245.2311% safer
Esher2,49347.954.5% safer
Leatherhead1,64950.09-
Camberley2,19555.089% more dangerous
Weybridge1,70356.2011% more dangerous
Horley1,50358.3214% more dangerous
Ashford1,70559.0715% more dangerous
Redhill2,27560.7318% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Leatherhead

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Recent Crimes in Leatherhead

DateCrime TypeLocationOutcome
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Orchard GardensInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Home CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Ridgeway CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Daymerslea RidgeInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Middlemead CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022DrugsOn or near Oaks CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Belmont RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near The FairwayAction to be taken by another organisation
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near St John'S CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022BurglaryOn or near Poplar RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Other theftOn or near SupermarketInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022BurglaryOn or near Highbury DriveInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near The MountInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Kingston RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Ryelands CourtUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Levett RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Public orderOn or near St John'S CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022ShopliftingOn or near Teazlewood ParkInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Public orderOn or near Ridgeway CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Bridge StreetFurther investigation is not in the public interest

Leatherhead Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2018201920202021Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour15142320 Getting worse
Bicycle Theft1.91.91.10.76 Safer
Burglary4.352.91.8 Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson6764.8 Safer
Drugs1.82.21.61.8 Safer
Other Crime1.31.50.761.1 Safer
Other Theft8655 Safer
Possession of Weapons0.390.360.580.36 Safer
Public Order5.0677 Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.270.360.270.46 Getting worse
Shoplifting4.153.11.9 Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.460.520.390.52 Getting worse
Vehicle Crime3.84.64.23.2 Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences15202021 Getting worse

Changes In Leatherhead's Crime Rates Over Time

Offences in Leatherhead's Green Spaces

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

NameASBDrugsPublic OrderRobberyVSOAll OthersCrimes per Hectare
Chrystie Recreation Ground3----00.94
King George's Field3----00.26

Comparing Leatherhead to the UK's Major Cities

Medium-Sized TownCrime RateRate Difference
Leatherhead50.09-
Barnet67.0825% more dangerous
Croydon82.4839% more dangerous
Sheffield90.0544% more dangerous
Bristol90.5245% more dangerous
Coventry102.2451% more dangerous
Leicester111.5955% more dangerous
Liverpool123.0659% more dangerous
Birmingham129.6461% more dangerous
Bradford132.2862% more dangerous
Leeds150.9467% more dangerous

Crime in Leatherhead During Coronavirus Lockdowns

Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Leatherhead change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in December, when Leatherhead saw a 409% increase in anti-social behaviour. Leatherhead saw a large fall in burglary during May, when it fell by 82% compared to May in 2019.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour+7%+160%+89%+39%+20%+8%+77%+90%+200%+409%
Bicycle Theft--75%-50%--80%--36%--17%-
Burglary-60%-47%-82%-29%-20%-71%+25%--81%-64%
Criminal Damage and Arson-33%+5%-38%+80%-25%-20%-55%-13%+36%-21%
Drugs-75%-38%--20%+50%-50%+33%-29%-80%-75%
Other Crime-67%-75%-+200%-50%-50%-67%--33%-75%
Other Theft+7%-71%-33%-75%+25%+46%-42%+100%-12%-33%
Possession of Weapons---33%--25%-----
Public Order+50%+21%+50%+32%+87%+29%-19%+7%+64%+23%
Robbery--50%-50%----+100%--
Shoplifting-11%-33%-55%-50%-48%-78%-8%-76%+25%-
Theft From the Person-----+200%-+33%-50%-50%
Vehicle Crime+43%-50%-64%+29%-44%+88%-50%+83%--22%
Violence and Sexual Offences+13%-15%+30%-9%+11%+20%-14%+10%--2%

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in Leatherhead

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

How dangerous is Leatherhead?
Leatherhead is among the top 5 safest medium-sized town in Surrey.

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

What is the least common crime in Leatherhead?
Leatherhead's least common crimes are possession of weapons.

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