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Crime and Safety in Walton-on-Thames, Surrey

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Walton-on-Thames is the second most dangerous major towns in Surrey, and is the 26th most dangerous overall out of Surrey's 105 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Walton-on-Thames in 2021 was 63 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares poorly to Surrey's overall crime rate, coming in 22% higher than the Surrey rate of 49 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Walton-on-Thames is the 23rd safest major town, and the 2,001st most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In December 2021, Walton-on-Thames had the worst crime rate in Surrey for burglary, with 30 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.43 per 1,000 inhabitants. September 2021 was also a bad month for Walton-on-Thames residents, when it was Surrey's most dangerous area for bicycle theft, recording 19 crimes at a rate of 0.27 per 1,000 residents. Walton-on-Thames recorded 51 reports of criminal damage and arson during September 2021, making its crime rate of 0.74 the worst for criminal damage and arson in Surrey that month.

The most common crimes in Walton-on-Thames are violence and sexual offences, with 1,752 offences during 2021, giving a crime rate of 25. This is 8% higher than 2020's figure of 1,608 offences and a difference of 2.08 from 2020's crime rate of 23. Walton-on-Thames's least common crime is theft from the person, with 25 offences recorded in 2021, an increase of 32% from 2020's figure of 17 crimes.

Walton-on-Thames 2022 Crime Scorecard

Second Most Dangerous

Major Towns, Surrey

14% lower, regional crime rate

South East

22% lower, national crime rate

England, Wales & NI

Local Crime in Context

As of 2022, the crime rate in Walton-on-Thames is 14% lower than the South East and 22% lower than the England, Wales & Northern Ireland overall figure.

Walton-on-Thames Crime Rate Over Time

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Walton-on-Thames Crime Map

Incidents mapped in Walton-on-Thames 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 Walton-on-Thames

YearCrime Rate per
1,000 people
Total Crimes
2021634,347
2020634,327
2019714,904
2018654,505
2017654,473
2016573,962

Crime in Walton-on-Thames Compared To Surrey

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Summary of Crimes in Walton-on-Thames This Year

 Walton-on-ThamesSurrey 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour1,50521.7419,44616.26 25% more dangerous
Bicycle Theft1181.701,0900.91 46% more dangerous
Burglary2223.212,8872.41 25% more dangerous
Criminal Damage and Arson4937.126,4985.43 24% more dangerous
Drugs1482.142,0241.69 21% more dangerous
Other Crime660.951,1961.00 5% safer
Other Theft3535.105,0164.19 18% more dangerous
Possession of Weapons300.434560.38 12% more dangerous
Public Order5768.327,6976.44 23% more dangerous
Robbery280.403250.27 32% more dangerous
Shoplifting1732.502,8002.34 6% more dangerous
Theft From the Person250.364170.35 2.8% more dangerous
Vehicle Crime3635.244,5303.79 28% more dangerous
Violence and Sexual Offences1,75225.3123,35019.53 23% more dangerous

Walton-on-Thames Compared to Nearby Major Towns)

Major TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Woking6,18259.984.7% safer
Walton-on-Thames4,34762.81-
Guildford6,05369.8910% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Walton-on-Thames

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Recent Crimes in Walton-on-Thames

DateCrime TypeLocationOutcome
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Cavendish CourtFurther investigation is not in the public interest
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Church StreetInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Public orderOn or near Bowater GardensUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Bicycle theftOn or near Manygate LaneInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Woodberry CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Anvil RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Shopping AreaInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Nursery GardensUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Broad OakUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Bicycle theftOn or near Park/Open SpaceInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Public orderOn or near Viners CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Juniper GardensUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Public orderOn or near Old OrchardUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Kinross CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022DrugsOn or near Acacia AvenueUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Parking AreaLocal resolution
April 2022Public orderOn or near International WayInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022DrugsOn or near St Johns DriveLocal resolution
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Bowater GardensInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Parking AreaInvestigation complete; no suspect identified

Walton-on-Thames Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2018201920202021Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour21193122 Getting worse
Bicycle Theft2.32.31.71.7 Safer
Burglary653.53.2 Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson91087 Safer
Drugs2.02.22.92.1 Getting worse
Other Crime1.21.41.70.95 Safer
Other Theft774.45 Safer
Possession of Weapons0.610.530.650.43 Safer
Public Order6778 Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.400.490.510.40 Safer
Shoplifting4.13.22.12.5 Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.350.480.250.36 Safer
Vehicle Crime7765 Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences19252325 Getting 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 2021.

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
Walton-on-Thames62.81-
Barnet67.086% more dangerous
Croydon82.4824% more dangerous
Sheffield90.0530% more dangerous
Bristol90.5231% more dangerous
Coventry102.2439% more dangerous
Leicester111.5944% more dangerous
Liverpool123.0649% more dangerous
Birmingham129.6452% more dangerous
Bradford132.2853% more dangerous
Leeds150.9458% more dangerous

Crime in Walton-on-Thames's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Halliford & Sunbury West37862Third
Sunbury Common69483Second
Sunbury East44259Fifth
Walton Central64588First
Walton East37649Sixth
Walton Hersham Road41160Fourth

Walton-on-Thames Neighbourhood Crime Breakdown

Crime TypeSafest NeighbourhoodMost Dangerous Neighbourhood
Anti-Social BehaviourWalton East (94)Sunbury Common (360)
Bicycle TheftHalliford & Sunbury West (2)Walton Hersham Road (53)
BurglaryHalliford & Sunbury West (15)Walton Central (40)
Criminal Damage and ArsonWalton Hersham Road (26)Walton Central (74)
DrugsWalton Hersham Road (9)Walton Central (21)
Other CrimeWalton Hersham Road (4)Sunbury Common (13)
Other TheftSunbury East (23)Sunbury Common (56)
Possession of WeaponsHalliford & Sunbury West (2)Sunbury Common (7)
Public OrderWalton East (42)Sunbury Common (119)
Robbery (inc. mugging)Sunbury East (2)Sunbury Common (8)
ShopliftingSunbury East (3)Walton Central (52)
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)Walton East (1)Sunbury Common (7)
Vehicle CrimeWalton East (21)Sunbury East (62)
Violence and Sexual OffencesWalton Hersham Road (150)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.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
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%
Burglary-49%-58%-87%+29%-19%-45%-16%-64%-44%-55%
Criminal Damage and Arson-10%-48%-29%-16%+12%-21%-32%-7%-23%-38%
Drugs+50%+42%+140%+186%+200%-15%+14%-43%+85%-16%
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%
Robbery-50%-50%--25%-67%+150%-67%+200%-75%+200%
Shoplifting+20%-57%-32%-35%-25%-69%-50%-48%-81%-62%
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).

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