Warlingham Crime Overview

Warlingham is among the top 5 safest small towns in Surrey, and is the 46th safest overall out of Surrey's 105 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Warlingham in 2020 was 48 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to Surrey's overall crime rate, coming in 6% lower than the Surrey rate of 50 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Warlingham is the 368th safest small town, and the 3,322nd 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 4 reports of other crime during April 2016, making its crime rate of 0.47 the worst small town for other crime in Surrey that month.

The most common crimes in Warlingham are violence and sexual offences, with 125 offences during 2020, giving a crime rate of 15. This is 16% lower than 2019's figure of 145 offences and a difference of 2.36 from 2019's crime rate of 17. Warlingham's least common crime is bicycle theft, with 1 offence recorded in 2020, a decrease of 100% from 2019's figure of 2 crimes.

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Crime in Warlingham Compared To Surrey

Summary of Crimes in Warlingham This Year

 WarlinghamSurrey 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour13515.9724,96320.8831% safer
Bicycle Theft10.121,2681.06783% safer
Burglary384.503,6503.0532% more dangerous
Criminal Damage and Arson394.617,3226.1233% safer
Drugs222.602,7712.3211% more dangerous
Other Crime70.831,3391.1235% safer
Other Theft323.794,9354.139% safer
Possession of Weapons30.355330.4529% safer
Public Order485.687,5216.2911% safer
Robbery10.123690.31158% safer
Shoplifting80.952,9472.46159% safer
Theft From the Person20.243640.3025% safer
Vehicle Crime768.994,9294.1254% more dangerous
Violence and Sexual Offences12514.7922,38018.7227% safer

Warlingham Compared to Nearby Small Towns

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Worplesdon22225.1589% safer
Ash45825.4987% safer
Cranleigh44035.8233% safer
Haslemere67738.7223% safer
Warlingham40247.56-
Frimley94548.752.4% more dangerous
Caterham-on-the-Hill68449.554.0% more dangerous
Reigate1,20550.957% more dangerous
Windlesham88851.608% more dangerous
Godalming1,35959.5320% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Warlingham

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Warlingham Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2017201820192020Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour17131016Getting worse
Bicycle Theft0.240.470.240.12Safer
Burglary5764.5Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson885.04.6Safer
Drugs0.832.41.52.6Getting worse
Other Crime1.81.20.590.83Safer
Other Theft4.8763.8Safer
Possession of Weapons0.240.240.710.35Safer
Public Order54.656Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.120.240.240.12Safer
Shoplifting1.93.02.50.95Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.120.350.470.24Safer
Vehicle Crime7769Getting worse
Violence and Sexual Offences14141715Safer

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 2020.

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

Comparing Warlingham to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Warlingham47.56-
Barnet67.7130% more dangerous
Coventry77.4139% more dangerous
Croydon83.2243% more dangerous
Sheffield85.8145% more dangerous
Bristol86.2145% more dangerous
Leicester97.4451% more dangerous
Birmingham102.8754% more dangerous
Liverpool107.2856% more dangerous
Bradford133.0264% more dangerous
Leeds137.1065% more dangerous

Crime in Warlingham's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Warlingham West & Whyteleafe47160First

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 5 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 bicycle theft.

Last updated: 07 May 2021