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Crime and Safety in Redhill, Surrey

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Redhill is the third most dangerous medium-sized towns in Surrey, and is the 30th most dangerous overall out of Surrey's 105 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Redhill in 2021 was 61 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares poorly to Surrey's overall crime rate, coming in 20% higher than the Surrey rate of 49 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Redhill is the 63rd safest medium-sized town, and the 2,175th most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In June 2021, Redhill had the worst crime rate in Surrey for possession of weapons, with 5 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.13 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 1,001 offences during 2021, giving a crime rate of 27. This is 7% lower than 2020's figure of 1,068 offences and a difference of 1.79 from 2020's crime rate of 29. Redhill's least common crime is robbery, with 9 offences recorded in 2021, a decrease of 111% from 2020's figure of 19 crimes.

Redhill 2022 Crime Scorecard

Third Most Dangerous

Medium-Sized Towns, Surrey

18% lower, regional crime rate

South East

26% lower, national crime rate

England, Wales & NI

Local Crime in Context

As of 2022, the crime rate in Redhill is 18% lower than the South East and 26% lower than the England, Wales & Northern Ireland overall figure.

Redhill Crime Rate Over Time

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Incidents mapped in Redhill 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 Redhill

YearCrime Rate per
1,000 people
Total Crimes
2021612,275
2020662,464
2019772,879
2018782,910
2017702,606
2016632,344

Crime in Redhill Compared To Surrey

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Summary of Crimes in Redhill This Year

 RedhillSurrey 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour67618.0519,44616.26 10% more dangerous
Bicycle Theft210.561,0900.91 62% safer
Burglary802.142,8872.41 13% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson2205.876,4985.43 7% more dangerous
Drugs932.482,0241.69 32% more dangerous
Other Crime461.231,1961.00 19% more dangerous
Other Theft1724.595,0164.19 9% more dangerous
Possession of Weapons210.564560.38 32% more dangerous
Public Order2887.697,6976.44 16% more dangerous
Robbery90.243250.27 12% safer
Shoplifting1734.622,8002.34 49% more dangerous
Theft From the Person220.594170.35 41% more dangerous
Vehicle Crime1293.444,5303.79 10% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences1,00126.7223,35019.53 27% more dangerous

Redhill Compared to Nearby Medium-Sized Towns)

Medium-Sized TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Leatherhead1,64950.0921% safer
Camberley2,19555.0810% safer
Weybridge1,70356.208% safer
Horley1,50358.324.1% safer
Ashford1,70559.072.8% safer
Redhill2,27560.73-
Egham1,78760.910.30% more dangerous
Epsom2,67176.5021% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Redhill

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Recent Crimes in Redhill

DateCrime TypeLocationOutcome
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Radstock WayInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Bicycle theftOn or near Bramley CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Public orderOn or near Parking AreaInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Public orderOn or near Princess WayInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Chilmark GardensInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Dundrey CrescentLocal resolution
April 2022Other theftOn or near Market Field RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Tylehurst DriveInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Holly RoadFurther investigation is not in the public interest
April 2022Other theftOn or near High StreetInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Possession of weaponsOn or near St Annes BoulevardUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Other theftOn or near Woodside WayInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Endsleigh RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Public orderOn or near Station Approach WestUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Deans RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Pedestrian SubwayUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Public orderOn or near Radstock WayFurther investigation is not in the public interest
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Sycamore WalkInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Public orderOn or near Parking AreaInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022ShopliftingOn or near London RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified

Redhill Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2018201920202021Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour23192318 Safer
Bicycle Theft1.51.31.10.56 Safer
Burglary63.62.62.1 Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson10876 Safer
Drugs3.23.33.12.5 Safer
Other Crime1.81.81.41.2 Safer
Other Theft974.04.6 Safer
Possession of Weapons0.801.00.800.56 Safer
Public Order8888 Safer
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.400.530.510.24 Safer
Shoplifting783.84.6 Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.751.10.690.59 Safer
Vehicle Crime664.73.4 Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences24282927 Getting worse

Changes In Redhill's Crime Rates Over Time

Comparing Redhill to the UK's Major Cities

Medium-Sized TownCrime RateRate Difference
Redhill60.73-
Barnet67.089% more dangerous
Croydon82.4826% more dangerous
Sheffield90.0533% more dangerous
Bristol90.5233% more dangerous
Coventry102.2441% more dangerous
Leicester111.5946% more dangerous
Liverpool123.0651% more dangerous
Birmingham129.6453% more dangerous
Bradford132.2854% more dangerous
Leeds150.9460% more dangerous

Crime in Redhill's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Merstham41863Third
Redhill East75865Second
Redhill West73065First

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%-16%+34%+5%-15%-8%+90%
Bicycle Theft+100%-33%-50%+38%+75%-75%-71%+100%+100%-50%
Burglary+138%-55%-50%-31%-47%-60%-50%-30%-71%-58%
Criminal Damage and Arson-13%-19%-19%-4%-42%+69%-16%-51%-8%+11%
Drugs-8%-56%-23%-33%+333%+57%-27%-38%-31%-
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%+22%+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 third 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).

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