Walton-on-Thames Crime Overview

Walton-on-Thames is the second most dangerous major town in Surrey, and is the 33rd most dangerous overall out of Surrey's 105 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Walton-on-Thames in 2020 was 63 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, Walton-on-Thames is the 26th safest major town, and the 1,883rd most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In December 2020, Walton-on-Thames had the worst crime rate in Surrey for burglary, with 21 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.30 per 1,000 inhabitants. March 2020 was also a bad month for Walton-on-Thames residents, when it was Surrey's most dangerous area for criminal damage and arson, recording 46 crimes at a rate of 0.66 per 1,000 residents. Walton-on-Thames recorded 7 reports of other crime during December 2020, making its crime rate of 0.10 the worst for other crime in Surrey that month.

The most common crimes in Walton-on-Thames are violence and sexual offences, with 1,608 offences during 2020, giving a crime rate of 23. This is 7% lower than 2019's figure of 1,722 offences and a difference of 1.65 from 2019's crime rate of 25. Walton-on-Thames's least common crime is theft from the person, with 17 offences recorded in 2020, a decrease of 94% from 2019's figure of 33 crimes.

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Crime in Walton-on-Thames Compared To Surrey

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Summary of Crimes in Walton-on-Thames This Year

CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour2,16431.2724,96320.8833% more dangerous
Bicycle Theft1161.681,2681.0637% more dangerous
Burglary2433.513,6503.0513% more dangerous
Criminal Damage and Arson5758.317,3226.1226% more dangerous
Drugs2032.932,7712.3221% more dangerous
Other Crime1181.701,3391.1234% more dangerous
Other Theft3084.454,9354.137% more dangerous
Possession of Weapons450.655330.4531% more dangerous
Public Order5117.387,5216.2915% more dangerous
Robbery350.513690.3139% more dangerous
Shoplifting1452.092,9472.4618% safer
Theft From the Person170.253640.3020% safer
Vehicle Crime4035.824,9294.1229% more dangerous
Violence and Sexual Offences1,60823.2322,38018.7219% more dangerous

Walton-on-Thames Compared to Nearby Major Towns

Major TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Woking6,24060.553.3% safer
Guildford5,95068.709% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Walton-on-Thames

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Walton-on-Thames Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Anti-Social Behaviour22211931Getting worse
Bicycle Theft2.
Criminal Damage and Arson99108Safer
Drugs1. worse
Other Crime1. worse
Other Theft8774.4Safer
Possession of Weapons0.590.610.530.65Getting worse
Public Order7677Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.380.400.490.51Getting worse
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.510.350.480.25Safer
Vehicle Crime5776Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences18192523Getting worse

Changes In Walton-on-Thames's Crime Rates Over Time

Offences in Walton-on-Thames's Green Spaces

We only display green spaces in Walton-on-Thames that are named, and have had crimes recorded within their boundaries during 2020.

NameASBDrugsPublic OrderRobberyVSOAll OthersCrimes per Hectare
Cedars Recreation Ground4-1-121.9
Coronation Recreation Ground5-3-421.8
Elm Grove Recreation Ground9----12.3
Halliford Park4----00.75
King George's Field3-1--22.2

Comparing Walton-on-Thames to the UK's Major Cities

Major TownCrime RateRate Difference
Barnet67.718% more dangerous
Coventry77.4119% more dangerous
Croydon83.2225% more dangerous
Sheffield85.8127% more dangerous
Bristol86.2127% more dangerous
Leicester97.4436% more dangerous
Birmingham102.8739% more dangerous
Liverpool107.2842% more dangerous
Bradford133.0253% more dangerous
Leeds137.1054% more dangerous

Crime in Walton-on-Thames's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Halliford & Sunbury West37962Third
Sunbury Common77192First
Sunbury East35948Fifth
Walton Central62385Second
Walton East36147Sixth
Walton Hersham Road37054Fourth

Walton-on-Thames Neighbourhood Crime Breakdown

Showing the safest and most dangerous parts of Walton-on-Thames for specific criminal activity, with crime count and rate shown in brackets.

Crime TypeSafest NeighbourhoodMost Dangerous Neighbourhood
Anti-Social BehaviourWalton East (136)Sunbury Common (524)
Bicycle TheftSunbury East (7)Walton Hersham Road (30)
BurglaryWalton East (13)Walton Central (32)
Criminal Damage and ArsonWalton Hersham Road (37)Sunbury Common (103)
DrugsSunbury East (11)Walton Central (28)
Other CrimeWalton East (7)Walton Central (20)
Other TheftHalliford & Sunbury West (13)Sunbury Common (59)
Possession of WeaponsSunbury East (2)Sunbury Common (11)
Public OrderWalton East (43)Sunbury Common (99)
Robbery (inc. mugging)Sunbury East (3)Walton Central (7)
ShopliftingHalliford & Sunbury West (3)Walton Central (38)
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)Sunbury East (1)Sunbury Common (7)
Vehicle CrimeWalton East (13)Sunbury Common (98)
Violence and Sexual OffencesSunbury East (106)Sunbury Common (272)

Crime in Walton-on-Thames During Coronavirus Lockdowns

Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Walton-on-Thames change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in August, when Walton-on-Thames saw a 700% increase in possession of weapons. Walton-on-Thames saw a large fall in burglary during May, when it fell by 87% compared to May in 2019. Walton-on-Thames saw consistent falls in the crime rate of several types of crime during every month of its Coronavirus lockdown, including bicycle theft, burglary, criminal damage and arson, other theft, shoplifting, and vehicle crime.

Anti-Social Behaviour+6%+119%+137%+85%+66%+14%+14%+63%+82%+109%
Bicycle Theft-27%-10%-47%-29%-14%-38%-18%-43%+33%-45%
Criminal Damage and Arson-10%-48%-29%-16%+12%-21%-32%-7%-23%-38%
Other Crime+18%-27%+140%+225%+50%+33%-10%-29%+18%+40%
Other Theft-4%-43%-62%-49%-31%-31%-7%+6%-21%-48%
Possession of Weapons-50%+200%+20%+25%+400%+700%+100%-33%+67%-
Public Order-38%-18%+7%+5%+50%+2%+43%+44%+5%-23%
Theft From the Person---67%--50%----50%-33%
Vehicle Crime+14%-21%-14%-24%-3%-21%-33%-3%-33%-20%
Violence and Sexual Offences+16%+8%-3%-35%-6%+12%-5%-21%-20%-33%

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in Walton-on-Thames

What police force serves Walton-on-Thames?
Walton-on-Thames's local territorial police force is the Surrey Police.
How dangerous is Walton-on-Thames?
Walton-on-Thames is the second most dangerous major town in Surrey.
What is Walton-on-Thames's most common crime?
The most common crimes in Walton-on-Thames are violence and sexual offences.
What is the least common crime in Walton-on-Thames?
Walton-on-Thames's least common crime is theft from the person (inc. pickpocketing).

Last updated: 07 May 2021