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Crime and Safety in Windlesham

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Windlesham 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 Windlesham in 2021 was 46 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to Surrey's overall crime rate, coming in 6% lower than the Surrey rate of 49 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Windlesham is the 288th safest small town, and the 3,756th most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In September 2021, Windlesham was the worst small town in Surrey for drugs, with 3 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.17 per 1,000 inhabitants. July 2021 was also a bad month for Windlesham residents, when it was Surrey's most dangerous small town for other crime, recording 4 crimes at a rate of 0.23 per 1,000 residents. Windlesham recorded 3 reports of possession of weapons during July 2021, making its crime rate of 0.17 the worst small town for possession of weapons in Surrey that month.

The most common crimes in Windlesham are violence and sexual offences, with 251 offences during 2021, giving a crime rate of 15. This is 2.0% lower than 2020's figure of 256 offences and a difference of 0.29 from 2020's crime rate of 15. Windlesham's least common crime is bicycle theft, with 2 offences recorded in 2021, a decrease of 250% from 2020's figure of 7 crimes.

Windlesham 2022 Crime Scorecard

Top 10 Safest

Small Towns, Surrey

56% lower, regional crime rate

South East

65% lower, national crime rate

England, Wales & NI

Local Crime in Context

As of 2022, the crime rate in Windlesham is 56% lower than the South East and 65% lower than the England, Wales & Northern Ireland overall figure.

Windlesham Crime Rate Over Time

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Windlesham Crime Map

Incidents mapped in Windlesham 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 Windlesham

YearCrime Rate per
1,000 people
Total Crimes
202146795
202052888
2019641,095
201857975
201748820
201636619

Crime in Windlesham Compared To Surrey

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Summary of Crimes in Windlesham This Year

 WindleshamSurrey 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour26215.2219,44616.26 7% safer
Bicycle Theft20.121,0900.91 658% safer
Burglary472.732,8872.41 12% more dangerous
Criminal Damage and Arson905.236,4985.43 3.8% safer
Drugs392.272,0241.69 26% more dangerous
Other Crime231.341,1961.00 25% more dangerous
Other Theft865.005,0164.19 16% more dangerous
Possession of Weapons100.584560.38 34% more dangerous
Public Order925.357,6976.44 20% safer
Robbery30.173250.27 59% safer
Shoplifting603.492,8002.34 33% more dangerous
Theft From the Person20.124170.35 192% safer
Vehicle Crime905.234,5303.79 28% more dangerous
Violence and Sexual Offences25114.5923,35019.53 34% safer

Windlesham Compared to Nearby Small Towns)

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Cranleigh48739.6417% safer
Worplesdon35239.8816% safer
Frimley85243.955% safer
Warlingham37544.364.1% safer
Reigate1,07445.411.7% safer
Windlesham79546.20-
Caterham-on-the-Hill67448.835% more dangerous
Godalming1,15950.779% more dangerous
Caterham Valley48851.9611% more dangerous
Dorking98255.7417% more dangerous
Witley48860.1523% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Windlesham

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Recent Crimes in Windlesham

DateCrime TypeLocationOutcome
April 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Police StationInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Manor WayInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Public orderOn or near Snows PaddockInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Turnville CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Macdonald RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Dukes HillInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Anderson PlaceInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Ullswater CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Burdock CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Other theftOn or near Lory RidgeInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Windle CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Other theftOn or near High StreetInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Heywood DriveInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Bosman DriveInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Anderson PlaceInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Coniston CourtInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near The CloseAction to be taken by another organisation
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Copthorne DriveUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022BurglaryOn or near School RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Shire CloseUnable to prosecute suspect

Windlesham Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2018201920202021Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour13132315 Getting worse
Bicycle Theft0.350.230.410.12 Safer
Burglary593.92.7 Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson81065 Safer
Drugs1.61.82.72.3 Getting worse
Other Crime1.21.01.21.3 Getting worse
Other Theft994.95 Safer
Possession of Weapons0.230.760.700.58 Getting worse
Public Order64.255 Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.350.290.230.17 Safer
Shoplifting4.43.453.5 Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.410.520.060.12 Safer
Vehicle Crime7865 Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences13171515 Getting worse

Changes In Windlesham's Crime Rates Over Time

Offences in Windlesham's Green Spaces

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

NameASBDrugsPublic OrderRobberyVSOAll OthersCrimes per Hectare
Lightwater Country Park1----00.02
Windlesham Field of Remembrance5----01.2

Comparing Windlesham to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Windlesham46.20-
Barnet67.0831% more dangerous
Croydon82.4844% more dangerous
Sheffield90.0549% more dangerous
Bristol90.5249% more dangerous
Coventry102.2455% more dangerous
Leicester111.5959% more dangerous
Liverpool123.0662% more dangerous
Birmingham129.6464% more dangerous
Bradford132.2865% more dangerous
Leeds150.9469% more dangerous

Crime in Windlesham's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Bagshot43371First
Lightwater22333Second

Crime in Windlesham During Coronavirus Lockdowns

Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Windlesham change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in June, when Windlesham saw a 700% increase in shoplifting. Windlesham saw a large fall in burglary during November, when it fell by 89% compared to November in 2019. Rates of burglary and violence and sexual offences both fell year-on-year for every month during Windlesham's lockdown.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour-38%+320%+238%+143%+10%+61%+17%+28%+18%+293%
Burglary-63%-86%-88%-70%+13%-73%-38%-77%-89%-70%
Criminal Damage and Arson-59%-33%-83%-15%-25%+63%-56%-24%-58%-
Drugs+300%+100%+150%+100%+200%+100%+400%+25%+100%+67%
Other Crime---50%+100%+100%--67%-50%-+150%
Other Theft-73%-63%-46%-33%-53%+20%+14%--56%+86%
Possession of Weapons--+200%-------
Public Order+33%+180%+29%+200%+27%+50%+150%-33%-75%+17%
Robbery--+100%-------
Shoplifting-+40%-40%+700%+75%-29%+250%-11%+125%+80%
Theft From the Person----------
Vehicle Crime-55%-54%-75%-+88%+125%-69%-18%-43%-14%
Violence and Sexual Offences-33%-41%-27%-17%-13%-8%+11%-21%-52%-10%

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in Windlesham

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

How dangerous is Windlesham?
Windlesham is among the top 10 safest small town in Surrey.

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

What is the least common crime in Windlesham?
Windlesham's least common crime is bicycle theft.

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