Oxted Crime Overview

Oxted is among the top 10 most dangerous small towns in Surrey, and is the 34th most dangerous overall out of Surrey's 105 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Oxted in 2020 was 62 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares poorly to Surrey's overall crime rate, coming in 19% higher than the Surrey rate of 50 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Oxted is the 287th most dangerous small town, and the 1,926th most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In November 2020, Oxted was the worst small town in Surrey for criminal damage and arson, with 19 crimes reported and a crime rate of 1.6 per 1,000 inhabitants. September 2020 was also a bad month for Oxted residents, when it was Surrey's most dangerous small town for vehicle crime, recording 10 crimes at a rate of 0.85 per 1,000 residents. Oxted recorded 12 reports of burglary during February 2019, making its crime rate of 1.0 the worst small town for burglary in Surrey that month.

The most common crimes in Oxted are violence and sexual offences, with 267 offences during 2020, giving a crime rate of 23. This is 3.0% higher than 2019's figure of 259 offences and a difference of 0.68 from 2019's crime rate of 22. Oxted's least common crime is bicycle theft, with 3 offences recorded in 2020, the same as 2019's figure of 3 crimes.

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Crime in Oxted Compared To Surrey

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Summary of Crimes in Oxted This Year

CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour27523.4024,96320.8811% more dangerous
Bicycle Theft30.261,2681.06308% safer
Burglary312.643,6503.0516% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson13111.157,3226.1245% more dangerous
Drugs332.812,7712.3217% more dangerous
Other Crime161.361,3391.1218% more dangerous
Other Theft574.854,9354.1315% more dangerous
Possession of Weapons30.265330.4573% safer
Public Order756.387,5216.291.4% more dangerous
Robbery30.263690.3119% safer
Shoplifting302.552,9472.463.5% more dangerous
Theft From the Person30.263640.3015% safer
Vehicle Crime776.554,9294.1237% more dangerous
Violence and Sexual Offences26722.7222,38018.7218% more dangerous

Oxted Compared to Nearby Small Towns

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Caterham-on-the-Hill68449.5525% safer
Reigate1,20550.9522% safer
Windlesham88851.6020% safer
Godalming1,35959.534.2% safer
Caterham Valley57761.440.98% safer
Banstead63863.231.9% more dangerous
Dorking1,17666.767% more dangerous
Witley58471.9814% more dangerous
Addlestone1,43779.4622% more dangerous
Chertsey1,482102.1539% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Oxted

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Oxted Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Anti-Social Behaviour20182023Getting worse
Bicycle Theft0.430.850.260.26Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson12101411Safer
Drugs0.681.72.42.8Getting worse
Other Crime2.
Other Theft8894.8Safer
Possession of Weapons0.340.600.680.26Safer
Public Order6786Safer
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.340.430.260.26Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.170.430.430.26Safer
Vehicle Crime7667Getting worse
Violence and Sexual Offences14182223Getting 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 2020.

NameASBDrugsPublic OrderRobberyVSOAll OthersCrimes per Hectare
Master Park3---100.74

Comparing Oxted to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Barnet67.718% more dangerous
Coventry77.4120% more dangerous
Croydon83.2225% more dangerous
Sheffield85.8128% more dangerous
Bristol86.2128% more dangerous
Leicester97.4436% more dangerous
Birmingham102.8740% more dangerous
Liverpool107.2842% more dangerous
Bradford133.0253% more dangerous
Leeds137.1055% more dangerous

Crime in Oxted's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Oxted South38759First

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.

Anti-Social Behaviour-14%+28%+5%-48%-38%+47%-17%+58%+19%+123%
Criminal Damage and Arson+171%+33%-67%-43%-47%-69%--68%+111%-47%
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%
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 among the top 10 most dangerous small towns 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.

Last updated: 07 May 2021