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Crime and Safety in Warlingham

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Warlingham is among the top 10 safest small towns in Surrey, and is the 48th safest overall out of Surrey's 105 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Warlingham in 2021 was 44 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to Surrey's overall crime rate, coming in 10% lower than the Surrey rate of 49 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Warlingham is the 252nd safest small town, and the 4,007th most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In June 2020, Warlingham was the worst small town in Surrey for possession of weapons, with 2 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.24 per 1,000 inhabitants. July 2020 was also a bad month for Warlingham residents, when it was Surrey's most dangerous small town for vehicle crime, recording 16 crimes at a rate of 1.9 per 1,000 residents. Warlingham recorded 1 report of robbery during November 2018, making its crime rate of 0.12 the worst small town for robbery in Surrey that month.

The most common crimes in Warlingham are violence and sexual offences, with 119 offences during 2021, giving a crime rate of 14. This is 5% lower than 2020's figure of 125 offences and a difference of 0.71 from 2020's crime rate of 15. Warlingham's least common crime is theft from the person, with 3 offences recorded in 2021, an increase of 33% from 2020's figure of 2 crimes.

Warlingham 2022 Crime Scorecard

Top 10 Safest

Small Towns, Surrey

62% lower, regional crime rate

South East

72% lower, national crime rate

England, Wales & NI

Local Crime in Context

As of 2022, the crime rate in Warlingham is 62% lower than the South East and 72% lower than the England, Wales & Northern Ireland overall figure.

Warlingham Crime Rate Over Time

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Warlingham Crime Map

Incidents mapped in Warlingham 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 Warlingham

YearCrime Rate per
1,000 people
Total Crimes
202144375
202048402
201952440
201855469
201751427
201648405

Crime in Warlingham Compared To Surrey

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Summary of Crimes in Warlingham This Year

 WarlinghamSurrey 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour11914.0819,44616.26 15% safer
Burglary212.482,8872.41 2.8% more dangerous
Criminal Damage and Arson435.096,4985.43 7% safer
Drugs151.772,0241.69 4.5% more dangerous
Other Crime101.181,1961.00 15% more dangerous
Other Theft232.725,0164.19 54% safer
Public Order344.027,6976.44 60% safer
Shoplifting192.252,8002.34 4.0% safer
Theft From the Person30.354170.350% safer
Vehicle Crime8810.414,5303.79 64% more dangerous
Violence and Sexual Offences11914.0823,35019.53 39% safer

Warlingham Compared to Nearby Small Towns)

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Ash683.781074% safer
Haslemere62235.5825% safer
Cranleigh48739.6412% safer
Worplesdon35239.8811% safer
Frimley85243.950.93% safer
Warlingham37544.36-
Reigate1,07445.412.3% more dangerous
Windlesham79546.204.0% more dangerous
Caterham-on-the-Hill67448.839% more dangerous
Godalming1,15950.7713% more dangerous
Caterham Valley48851.9615% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Warlingham

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Recent Crimes in Warlingham

DateCrime TypeLocationOutcome
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Sports/Recreation AreaUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Public orderOn or near Shelton AvenueInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Beechwood LaneInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Public orderOn or near Parsonage CloseLocal resolution
April 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Searchwood HeightsInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Crowborough CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Searchwood HeightsInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Other theftOn or near SupermarketInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Eden WayUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Sports/Recreation AreaInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Wentworth WayInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Cranmer CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022BurglaryOn or near The GreenInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Hillbury RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Other theftOn or near Beechwood LaneInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Public orderOn or near SupermarketUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Oakley RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Hamsey Green GardensUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Audley DriveInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022BurglaryOn or near Albert RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified

Warlingham Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2018201920202021Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour13101614 Getting worse
Burglary764.52.5 Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson85.04.65 Safer
Drugs2.41.52.61.8 Getting worse
Other Crime1.20.590.831.2No change
Other Theft763.82.7 Safer
Public Order4.6564.0 Safer
Shoplifting3.02.50.952.2 Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.350.470.240.35 Getting worse
Vehicle Crime76910 Getting worse
Violence and Sexual Offences14171514 Safer

Changes In Warlingham's Crime Rates Over Time

Offences in Warlingham's Green Spaces

We only display green spaces in Warlingham that are named, and have had crimes recorded within their boundaries during 2021.

NameASBDrugsPublic OrderRobberyVSOAll OthersCrimes per Hectare
Hamsey Green Playing Field2----00.59

Comparing Warlingham to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Warlingham44.36-
Barnet67.0834% more dangerous
Croydon82.4846% more dangerous
Sheffield90.0551% more dangerous
Bristol90.5251% more dangerous
Coventry102.2457% more dangerous
Leicester111.5960% more dangerous
Liverpool123.0664% more dangerous
Birmingham129.6466% more dangerous
Bradford132.2866% more dangerous
Leeds150.9471% more dangerous

Crime in Warlingham's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Warlingham West & Whyteleafe48361First

Crime in Warlingham During Coronavirus Lockdowns

Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Warlingham change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in July, when Warlingham saw a 675% increase in anti-social behaviour. Warlingham saw a large fall in vehicle crime during November, when it fell by 83% compared to November in 2019.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour+17%+38%+300%+29%+675%--25%-33%+233%-
Burglary-80%----33%-60%+133%-33%+400%-71%
Criminal Damage and Arson+167%+50%-75%-40%-50%+150%+33%--+40%
Drugs--+200%-+200%--50%+100%--
Other Crime+100%---------
Other Theft-40%-71%-50%-75%+100%+100%--75%--
Possession of Weapons---+100%------
Public Order+33%+100%-25%--+200%+100%-20%+50%-
Shoplifting-67%--67%-------
Theft From the Person----------
Vehicle Crime+25%-40%+300%-33%+300%+350%+167%-63%-83%-80%
Violence and Sexual Offences+50%-62%-45%--62%-8%-67%+156%-11%-

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in Warlingham

What police force serves Warlingham?
Warlingham's local territorial police force is the Surrey Police.

How dangerous is Warlingham?
Warlingham is among the top 10 safest small towns in Surrey.

What is Warlingham's most common crime?
The most common crimes in Warlingham are violence and sexual offences.

What is the least common crime in Warlingham?
Warlingham's least common crime is theft from the person (inc. pickpocketing).

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