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Crime and Safety in Oxted

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Oxted is the third most dangerous small towns in Surrey, and is the 24th most dangerous overall out of Surrey's 105 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Oxted in 2021 was 64 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares poorly to Surrey's overall crime rate, coming in 24% higher than the Surrey rate of 49 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Oxted is the 311st most dangerous small town, and the 1,903rd most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In November 2021, Oxted was the worst small town in Surrey for criminal damage and arson, with 27 crimes reported and a crime rate of 2.3 per 1,000 inhabitants. September 2021 was also a bad month for Oxted residents, when it was Surrey's most dangerous small town for burglary, recording 9 crimes at a rate of 0.77 per 1,000 residents. Oxted recorded 2 reports of drugs during August 2021, making its crime rate of 0.17 the worst small town for drugs in Surrey that month.

The most common crimes in Oxted are violence and sexual offences, with 256 offences during 2021, giving a crime rate of 22. This is 4.3% lower than 2020's figure of 267 offences and a difference of 0.93 from 2020's crime rate of 23. Oxted's least common crime is bicycle theft, with 1 offence recorded in 2021, a decrease of 200% from 2020's figure of 3 crimes.

Oxted 2022 Crime Scorecard

Third Most Dangerous

Small Towns, Surrey

12% lower, regional crime rate

South East

19% lower, national crime rate

England, Wales & NI

Local Crime in Context

As of 2022, the crime rate in Oxted is 12% lower than the South East and 19% lower than the England, Wales & Northern Ireland overall figure.

Oxted Crime Rate Over Time

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Oxted Crime Map

Incidents mapped in Oxted 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 Oxted

YearCrime Rate per
1,000 people
Total Crimes
202164754
202062729
201975876
201863738
201762734
201656655

Crime in Oxted Compared To Surrey

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Summary of Crimes in Oxted This Year

 OxtedSurrey 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour30225.7019,44616.26 37% more dangerous
Bicycle Theft10.091,0900.91 911% safer
Burglary403.402,8872.41 29% more dangerous
Criminal Damage and Arson15212.946,4985.43 58% more dangerous
Drugs211.792,0241.69 6% more dangerous
Other Crime70.601,1961.00 67% safer
Other Theft433.665,0164.19 14% safer
Possession of Weapons30.264560.38 46% safer
Public Order958.087,6976.44 20% more dangerous
Robbery30.263250.27 3.8% safer
Shoplifting675.702,8002.34 59% more dangerous
Theft From the Person20.174170.35 106% safer
Vehicle Crime645.454,5303.79 30% more dangerous
Violence and Sexual Offences25621.7923,35019.53 10% more dangerous

Oxted Compared to Nearby Small Towns)

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Godalming1,15950.7726% safer
Caterham Valley48851.9623% safer
Dorking98255.7415% safer
Witley48860.157% safer
Banstead62862.243.1% safer
Oxted75464.16-
Addlestone1,36275.3215% more dangerous
Chertsey1,39596.1533% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Oxted

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Recent Crimes in Oxted

DateCrime TypeLocationOutcome
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Chalkpit WoodInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022DrugsOn or near Parking AreaFormal action is not in the public interest
April 2022Other theftOn or near Wheeler AvenueInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Nunappleton WayUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022BurglaryOn or near The HolliesInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Pollards Oak CrescentInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Woodland RiseUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Other theftOn or near Greenhurst LaneInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Other theftOn or near Broadham Green RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Public orderOn or near Bramble CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Station Road EastUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Other theftOn or near SupermarketInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near ColdshottInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Other crimeOn or near HospitalInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near ColdshottUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Lankester SquareUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near ColdshottUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near East Hill RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near ColdshottUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Old LaneInvestigation complete; no suspect identified

Oxted Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2018201920202021Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour18202326 Getting worse
Bicycle Theft0.850.260.260.09 Safer
Burglary672.63.4 Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson10141113 Getting worse
Drugs1.72.42.81.8 Getting worse
Other Crime1.61.21.40.60 Safer
Other Theft894.83.7 Safer
Possession of Weapons0.600.680.260.26 Safer
Public Order7868 Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.430.260.260.26 Safer
Shoplifting2.54.22.66 Getting worse
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.430.430.260.17 Safer
Vehicle Crime6675 Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences18222322 Getting worse

Changes In Oxted's Crime Rates Over Time

Offences in Oxted's Green Spaces

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

NameASBDrugsPublic OrderRobberyVSOAll OthersCrimes per Hectare
Master Park3---100.74

Comparing Oxted to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Oxted64.16-
Barnet67.084.4% more dangerous
Croydon82.4822% more dangerous
Sheffield90.0529% more dangerous
Bristol90.5229% more dangerous
Coventry102.2437% more dangerous
Leicester111.5943% more dangerous
Liverpool123.0648% more dangerous
Birmingham129.6451% more dangerous
Bradford132.2851% more dangerous
Leeds150.9457% more dangerous

Crime in Oxted's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Oxted South37958First

Crime in Oxted During Coronavirus Lockdowns

Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Oxted change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in September, when Oxted saw a 500% increase in drugs. Oxted saw a large fall in burglary during April, when it fell by 90% compared to April in 2019. Rates of burglary and other theft both fell year-on-year for every month during Oxted's lockdown.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour-14%+28%+5%-48%-38%+47%-17%+58%+19%+123%
Burglary-67%-90%-57%-50%-57%-60%-40%+100%-75%-50%
Criminal Damage and Arson+171%+33%-67%-43%-47%-69%--68%+111%-47%
Drugs-50%+300%--50%+300%-75%+500%-50%-40%-
Other Crime-+100%+100%-------50%
Other Theft-29%-86%-18%-67%-55%--50%-63%-30%-50%
Possession of Weapons---------50%-
Public Order--17%+20%-14%-11%-53%-+40%-71%-40%
Robbery----------
Shoplifting--50%-25%-75%-88%-63%-67%-+100%-
Theft From the Person----------
Vehicle Crime+33%-71%-57%+267%+67%-40%+150%-25%-89%+50%
Violence and Sexual Offences-50%+20%-21%+56%-42%+21%-+16%+100%+5%

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in Oxted

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

How dangerous is Oxted?
Oxted is the third most dangerous small town in Surrey.

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

What is the least common crime in Oxted?
Oxted's least common crime is bicycle theft.

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