Reigate Crime Overview

Reigate is among the top 10 safest small towns in Surrey, and is the 52nd safest overall out of Surrey's 105 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Reigate in 2020 was 51 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares poorly to Surrey's overall crime rate, coming in 0.98% higher than the Surrey rate of 50 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Reigate is the 413rd safest small town, and the 2,940th most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In August 2020, Reigate was the worst small town in Surrey for criminal damage and arson, with 33 crimes reported and a crime rate of 1.4 per 1,000 inhabitants. July 2020 was also a bad month for Reigate residents, when it was Surrey's most dangerous small town for drugs, recording 7 crimes at a rate of 0.30 per 1,000 residents. Reigate recorded 5 reports of other crime during January 2020, making its crime rate of 0.21 the worst small town for other crime in Surrey that month.

The most common crimes in Reigate are violence and sexual offences, with 474 offences during 2020, giving a crime rate of 20. This is 7% higher than 2019's figure of 442 offences and a difference of 1.35 from 2019's crime rate of 19. Reigate's least common crime is robbery, with 6 offences recorded in 2020, a decrease of 100% from 2019's figure of 12 crimes.

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Crime in Reigate Compared To Surrey

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Summary of Crimes in Reigate This Year

CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour46719.7524,96320.886% safer
Bicycle Theft130.551,2681.0693% safer
Burglary431.823,6503.0568% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson1817.657,3226.1220% more dangerous
Drugs682.882,7712.3219% more dangerous
Other Crime251.061,3391.126% safer
Other Theft773.264,9354.1327% safer
Possession of Weapons110.475330.454.3% more dangerous
Public Order1817.657,5216.2918% more dangerous
Robbery60.253690.3124% safer
Shoplifting451.902,9472.4629% safer
Theft From the Person70.303640.300% safer
Vehicle Crime743.134,9294.1232% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences47420.0422,38018.727% more dangerous

Reigate Compared to Nearby Small Towns

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Cranleigh44035.8242% safer
Haslemere67738.7232% safer
Warlingham40247.567% safer
Frimley94548.754.5% safer
Caterham-on-the-Hill68449.552.8% safer
Windlesham88851.601.3% more dangerous
Godalming1,35959.5314% more dangerous
Caterham Valley57761.4417% more dangerous
Oxted72962.0418% more dangerous
Banstead63863.2319% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Reigate

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Reigate Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Anti-Social Behaviour20151220Getting worse
Bicycle Theft0.800.630.680.55Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson9688Getting worse
Drugs1. worse
Other Crime1.
Other Theft4.965.03.3Safer
Possession of Weapons0.420.080.250.47Getting worse
Public Order6668Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.300.380.510.25Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.680.550.510.30Safer
Vehicle Crime4.
Violence and Sexual Offences14161920Getting worse

Changes In Reigate's Crime Rates Over Time

Comparing Reigate to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Barnet67.7125% more dangerous
Coventry77.4134% more dangerous
Croydon83.2239% more dangerous
Sheffield85.8141% more dangerous
Bristol86.2141% more dangerous
Leicester97.4448% more dangerous
Birmingham102.8750% more dangerous
Liverpool107.2853% more dangerous
Bradford133.0262% more dangerous
Leeds137.1063% more dangerous

Crime in Reigate's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Reigate Central & Redhill Common62073First
Reigate Hill & Gatton39138Third
Reigate South Park32749Second

Crime in Reigate During Coronavirus Lockdowns

Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Reigate change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in August, when Reigate saw a 229% increase in public order. Reigate saw a large fall in vehicle crime during August, when it fell by 88% compared to August in 2019.

Anti-Social Behaviour+72%+117%+111%+39%+51%+96%+15%+41%+40%+54%
Bicycle Theft-67%----50%-----
Criminal Damage and Arson+127%-20%+14%+50%+8%+120%-55%-61%-47%-25%
Other Crime-+50%-50%+100%---+50%-80%+50%
Other Theft-38%-75%-67%-27%-67%-50%--36%+71%-64%
Possession of Weapons--+100%-----+100%-
Public Order-8%+20%+22%+167%-31%+229%+88%-8%-55%+22%
Theft From the Person----------
Vehicle Crime+75%-74%-50%-20%+80%-88%-50%+14%--88%
Violence and Sexual Offences+18%-22%+19%-+8%+21%+34%-11%-23%-8%

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in Reigate

What police force serves Reigate?
Reigate's local territorial police force is the Surrey Police.
How dangerous is Reigate?
Reigate is among the top 10 safest small towns in Surrey.
What is Reigate's most common crime?
The most common crimes in Reigate are violence and sexual offences.
What is the least common crime in Reigate?
Reigate's least common crime is robbery (inc. mugging).

Last updated: 07 May 2021