Redhill Crime Overview

Redhill is the second most dangerous medium-sized town in Surrey, and is the 25th most dangerous overall out of Surrey's 105 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Redhill in 2020 was 66 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares poorly to Surrey's overall crime rate, coming in 23% higher than the Surrey rate of 50 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Redhill is the 82nd safest medium-sized town, and the 1,697th most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In December 2020, Redhill had the worst crime rate in Surrey for possession of weapons, with 7 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.19 per 1,000 inhabitants. September 2019 was also a bad month for Redhill residents, when it was Surrey's most dangerous area for theft from the person, recording 10 crimes at a rate of 0.27 per 1,000 residents. Redhill recorded 12 reports of other crime during May 2019, making its crime rate of 0.32 the worst for other crime in Surrey that month.

The most common crimes in Redhill are violence and sexual offences, with 1,068 offences during 2020, giving a crime rate of 29. This is 3.6% higher than 2019's figure of 1,030 offences and a difference of 1.01 from 2019's crime rate of 28. Redhill's least common crime is robbery, with 19 offences recorded in 2020, a decrease of 5% from 2019's figure of 20 crimes.

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Crime in Redhill Compared To Surrey

Summary of Crimes in Redhill This Year

 RedhillSurrey 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour87223.2824,96320.8810% more dangerous
Bicycle Theft421.121,2681.065% more dangerous
Burglary982.623,6503.0516% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson2516.707,3226.129% more dangerous
Drugs1163.102,7712.3225% more dangerous
Other Crime521.391,3391.1219% more dangerous
Other Theft1493.984,9354.133.8% safer
Possession of Weapons300.805330.4544% more dangerous
Public Order2937.827,5216.2920% more dangerous
Robbery190.513690.3139% more dangerous
Shoplifting1413.762,9472.4635% more dangerous
Theft From the Person260.693640.3057% more dangerous
Vehicle Crime1764.704,9294.1212% more dangerous
Violence and Sexual Offences1,06828.5122,38018.7234% more dangerous

Redhill Compared to Nearby Medium-Sized Towns

Medium-Sized TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Horley1,36452.9324% safer
Camberley2,23155.9817% safer
Weybridge1,75457.8814% safer
Ashford1,82463.204.0% safer
Egham1,88164.112.5% safer
Redhill2,46165.70-
Epsom2,50971.869% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Redhill

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Redhill Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2017201820192020Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour23231923Getting worse
Bicycle Theft1.11.51.31.1Safer
Burglary3.563.52.6Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson91087Safer
Drugs3.33.23.23.1Safer
Other Crime1.41.81.81.4Safer
Other Theft6974.0Safer
Possession of Weapons0.910.801.00.80Safer
Public Order8888Safer
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.720.400.530.51Safer
Shoplifting5783.8Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.830.751.10.69Safer
Vehicle Crime3.8664.7Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences25242829Getting worse

Changes In Redhill's Crime Rates Over Time

Comparing Redhill to the UK's Major Cities

Medium-Sized TownCrime RateRate Difference
Redhill65.70-
Barnet67.713.0% more dangerous
Coventry77.4115% more dangerous
Croydon83.2221% more dangerous
Sheffield85.8123% more dangerous
Bristol86.2124% more dangerous
Leicester97.4433% more dangerous
Birmingham102.8736% more dangerous
Liverpool107.2839% more dangerous
Bradford133.0251% more dangerous
Leeds137.1052% more dangerous

Crime in Redhill's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Merstham42364Third
Redhill East86674First
Redhill West80172Second

Crime in Redhill During Coronavirus Lockdowns

Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Redhill change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in July, when Redhill saw a 333% increase in drugs. Redhill saw a large fall in shoplifting during May, when it fell by 85% compared to May in 2019. Rates of burglary and other theft both fell year-on-year for every month during Redhill's lockdown.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour-22%+92%+53%+15%-17%+34%+5%-15%-8%+90%
Bicycle Theft+100%-33%-50%+38%+75%-75%-71%+100%+100%-50%
Burglary+138%-55%-50%-38%-47%-60%-50%-30%-71%-58%
Criminal Damage and Arson-13%-19%-19%--40%+69%-16%-51%-8%+11%
Drugs-8%-67%-23%-33%+333%+57%-27%-38%-21%-
Other Crime+67%--33%-+25%-71%-50%-75%-50%-14%
Other Theft--42%-60%-71%-45%-61%-5%-35%-71%-48%
Possession of Weapons-33%-+300%-+200%---33%-83%+133%
Public Order--19%+29%+43%-14%+11%+19%--5%-31%
Robbery--50%+150%-+50%-+150%---
Shoplifting-32%-75%-85%-59%-18%-56%-67%-70%-25%-43%
Theft From the Person---50%-50%-+100%---50%-
Vehicle Crime+39%-72%-25%+29%-35%+100%-78%-41%-33%-48%
Violence and Sexual Offences+39%+24%+2%-+37%+59%-10%-31%-21%-30%

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in Redhill

What police force serves Redhill?
Redhill's local territorial police force is the Surrey Police.
How dangerous is Redhill?
Redhill is the second most dangerous medium-sized town in Surrey.
What is Redhill's most common crime?
The most common crimes in Redhill are violence and sexual offences.
What is the least common crime in Redhill?
Redhill's least common crime is robbery (inc. mugging).

Last updated: 07 May 2021