Windlesham Crime Overview

Windlesham is among the top 10 most dangerous small towns in Surrey, and is the 53rd most dangerous overall out of Surrey's 105 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Windlesham in 2020 was 52 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares poorly to Surrey's overall crime rate, coming in 2.2% higher than the Surrey rate of 50 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Windlesham is the 417th most dangerous small town, and the 2,874th most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In May 2020, Windlesham was the worst small town in Surrey for bicycle theft, with 3 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.17 per 1,000 inhabitants. January 2020 was also a bad month for Windlesham residents, when it was Surrey's most dangerous small town for burglary, recording 17 crimes at a rate of 0.99 per 1,000 residents. Windlesham recorded 5 reports of other crime during December 2020, making its crime rate of 0.29 the worst small town for other crime in Surrey that month.

The most common crimes in Windlesham are violence and sexual offences, with 256 offences during 2020, giving a crime rate of 15. This is 12% lower than 2019's figure of 288 offences and a difference of 1.86 from 2019's crime rate of 17. Windlesham's least common crime is theft from the person, with 1 offence recorded in 2020, a decrease of 800% from 2019's figure of 9 crimes.

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Crime in Windlesham Compared To Surrey

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Summary of Crimes in Windlesham This Year

CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour39823.1324,96320.8810% more dangerous
Bicycle Theft70.411,2681.06159% safer
Burglary673.893,6503.0522% more dangerous
Criminal Damage and Arson1056.107,3226.120.33% safer
Drugs472.732,7712.3215% more dangerous
Other Crime211.221,3391.128% more dangerous
Other Theft844.884,9354.1315% more dangerous
Possession of Weapons120.705330.4536% more dangerous
Public Order945.467,5216.2915% safer
Robbery40.233690.3135% safer
Shoplifting865.002,9472.4651% more dangerous
Theft From the Person10.063640.30400% safer
Vehicle Crime1046.044,9294.1232% more dangerous
Violence and Sexual Offences25614.8822,38018.7226% safer

Windlesham Compared to Nearby Small Towns

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Haslemere67738.7233% safer
Warlingham40247.568% safer
Frimley94548.756% safer
Caterham-on-the-Hill68449.554.1% safer
Reigate1,20550.951.3% safer
Godalming1,35959.5313% more dangerous
Caterham Valley57761.4416% more dangerous
Oxted72962.0417% more dangerous
Banstead63863.2318% more dangerous
Dorking1,17666.7623% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Windlesham

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Windlesham Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Anti-Social Behaviour19131323Getting worse
Bicycle Theft0.290.350.230.41Getting worse
Criminal Damage and Arson78106Safer
Drugs0.811.61.82.7Getting worse
Other Crime1. worse
Other Theft8994.9Safer
Possession of Weapons0.120.230.760.70Getting worse
Public Order4.064.25Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.120.350.290.23Safer
Shoplifting74.43.45Getting worse
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.060.410.520.06Safer
Vehicle Crime3.8786Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences11131715Getting 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 2020.

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
Barnet67.7124% more dangerous
Coventry77.4133% more dangerous
Croydon83.2238% more dangerous
Sheffield85.8140% more dangerous
Bristol86.2140% more dangerous
Leicester97.4447% more dangerous
Birmingham102.8750% more dangerous
Liverpool107.2852% more dangerous
Bradford133.0261% more dangerous
Leeds137.1062% more dangerous

Crime in Windlesham's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank

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.

Anti-Social Behaviour-38%+320%+238%+143%+10%+61%+17%+28%+18%+293%
Criminal Damage and Arson-59%-33%-83%-15%-25%+63%-56%-24%-58%-
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%
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 most dangerous small towns 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 theft from the person (inc. pickpocketing).

Last updated: 07 May 2021