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Crime and Safety in Witley

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Witley is among the top 5 most dangerous small towns in Surrey, and is the 31st most dangerous overall out of Surrey's 105 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Witley in 2021 was 60 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares poorly to Surrey's overall crime rate, coming in 19% higher than the Surrey rate of 49 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Witley is the 361st most dangerous small town, and the 2,229th most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In April 2020, Witley had the worst crime rate in Surrey for burglary, with 14 crimes reported and a crime rate of 1.7 per 1,000 inhabitants.

The most common crimes in Witley are violence and sexual offences, with 151 offences during 2021, giving a crime rate of 19. This is 2.0% higher than 2020's figure of 148 offences and a difference of 0.37 from 2020's crime rate of 18. Witley's least common crimes are possession of weapons, with 2 offences recorded in 2021, a decrease of 250% from 2020's figure of 7 crimes.

Witley 2022 Crime Scorecard

Top 5 Most Dangerous

Small Towns, Surrey

20% lower, regional crime rate

South East

27% lower, national crime rate

England, Wales & NI

Local Crime in Context

As of 2022, the crime rate in Witley is 20% lower than the South East and 27% lower than the England, Wales & Northern Ireland overall figure.

Witley Crime Rate Over Time

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Witley Crime Map

Incidents mapped in Witley 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 Witley

YearCrime Rate per
1,000 people
Total Crimes
202160488
202072584
201956457
201853428
201743347
201645362

Crime in Witley Compared To Surrey

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Summary of Crimes in Witley This Year

 WitleySurrey 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour13616.7619,44616.26 3.0% more dangerous
Bicycle Theft30.371,0900.91 146% safer
Burglary323.942,8872.41 39% more dangerous
Criminal Damage and Arson759.246,4985.43 41% more dangerous
Drugs111.362,0241.69 24% safer
Other Crime60.741,1961.00 35% safer
Other Theft10412.825,0164.19 67% more dangerous
Possession of Weapons20.254560.38 52% safer
Public Order627.647,6976.44 16% more dangerous
Shoplifting151.852,8002.34 26% safer
Vehicle Crime273.334,5303.79 14% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences15118.6123,35019.53 4.9% safer

Witley Compared to Nearby Small Towns)

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Windlesham79546.2030% safer
Caterham-on-the-Hill67448.8323% safer
Godalming1,15950.7718% safer
Caterham Valley48851.9616% safer
Dorking98255.748% safer
Witley48860.15-
Banstead62862.243.4% more dangerous
Oxted75464.166% more dangerous
Addlestone1,36275.3220% more dangerous
Chertsey1,39596.1537% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Witley

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Recent Crimes in Witley

DateCrime TypeLocationOutcome
April 2022Public orderOn or near Lower Manor RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022BurglaryOn or near Robin WayInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Enton LaneInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Parking AreaOffender given a caution
April 2022Other theftOn or near LadycrossInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Chapel CloseFurther action is not in the public interest
April 2022BurglaryOn or near Park/Open SpaceInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near George Eliot CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Parking AreaOffender given a caution
April 2022BurglaryOn or near Water LaneInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Public orderOn or near Petworth RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Croft RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Parking AreaOffender given a caution
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Croft RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022BurglaryOn or near Sports/Recreation AreaInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Park/Open SpaceAction to be taken by another organisation
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Hurst Farm CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Potters CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near EastfieldsInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Public orderOn or near Canada CopseUnable to prosecute suspect

Witley Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2018201920202021Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour17202217 Safer
Bicycle Theft1.41.20.740.37 Safer
Burglary7793.9 Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson76109 Getting worse
Drugs1.50.741.11.4 Getting worse
Other Crime1.71.81.40.74 Safer
Other Theft781413 Getting worse
Possession of Weapons0.250.250.860.25 Safer
Public Order4.4588 Getting worse
Shoplifting1.51.54.41.8 Getting worse
Vehicle Crime783.73.3 Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences12171819 Getting worse

Changes In Witley's Crime Rates Over Time

Comparing Witley to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Witley60.15-
Barnet67.0810% more dangerous
Croydon82.4827% more dangerous
Sheffield90.0533% more dangerous
Bristol90.5234% more dangerous
Coventry102.2441% more dangerous
Leicester111.5946% more dangerous
Liverpool123.0651% more dangerous
Birmingham129.6454% more dangerous
Bradford132.2855% more dangerous
Leeds150.9460% more dangerous

Crime in Witley's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Wheelerstreet, Wormley & Hambledon34848First

Crime in Witley During Coronavirus Lockdowns

Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Witley change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in November, when Witley saw a 900% increase in vehicle crime. Witley saw a large fall in other crime during May, when it fell by 86% compared to May in 2019.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour-8%+82%-20%+82%-42%-35%+45%+70%+186%+100%
Bicycle Theft----------
Burglary-20%--17%-55%-67%--75%-17%+200%+167%
Criminal Damage and Arson-50%+700%+60%+500%-+60%-38%--33%-25%
Drugs---------+100%
Other Crime---86%-50%+100%-----50%
Other Theft+140%+13%+25%+133%+400%+367%+80%--17%+150%
Public Order---+20%-60%+117%+25%+67%+50%+50%
Shoplifting-----+200%+200%+33%+150%-50%
Vehicle Crime--78%----+200%+500%+900%+50%
Violence and Sexual Offences+8%+183%-33%+88%-59%+6%+20%+70%+14%-40%

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in Witley

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

How dangerous is Witley?
Witley is among the top 5 most dangerous small towns in Surrey.

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

What is the least common crime in Witley?
Witley's least common crimes are possession of weapons.

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