Witley Crime Overview

Witley is the third most dangerous small town in Surrey, and is among the top 20 most dangerous overall out of Surrey's 105 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Witley in 2020 was 72 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares poorly to Surrey's overall crime rate, coming in 30% higher than the Surrey rate of 50 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Witley is the 181st most dangerous small town, and the 1,326th 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 148 offences during 2020, giving a crime rate of 18. This is 9% higher than 2019's figure of 134 offences and a difference of 1.72 from 2019's crime rate of 17. Witley's least common crime is theft from the person, with 1 offence recorded in 2020, a decrease of 100% from 2019's figure of 2 crimes.

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Crime in Witley Compared To Surrey

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Summary of Crimes in Witley This Year

 WitleySurrey 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour17721.8224,96320.884.3% more dangerous
Bicycle Theft60.741,2681.0643% safer
Burglary708.633,6503.0565% more dangerous
Criminal Damage and Arson8510.487,3226.1242% more dangerous
Drugs91.112,7712.32109% safer
Other Crime111.361,3391.1218% more dangerous
Other Theft11213.814,9354.1370% more dangerous
Possession of Weapons70.865330.4548% more dangerous
Public Order658.017,5216.2921% more dangerous
Robbery40.493690.3137% more dangerous
Shoplifting364.442,9472.4645% more dangerous
Theft From the Person10.123640.30150% safer
Vehicle Crime303.704,9294.1211% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences14818.2422,38018.722.6% safer

Witley Compared to Nearby Small Towns

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Godalming1,35959.5321% safer
Caterham Valley57761.4417% safer
Oxted72962.0416% safer
Banstead63863.2314% safer
Dorking1,17666.768% safer
Witley58471.98-
Addlestone1,43779.469% more dangerous
Chertsey1,482102.1530% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Witley

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Witley Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2017201820192020Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour18172022Getting worse
Bicycle Theft0.491.41.20.74Safer
Burglary8779Getting worse
Criminal Damage and Arson77610Getting worse
Drugs0.861.50.741.1Getting worse
Other Crime0.491.71.81.4Getting worse
Other Theft87814Getting worse
Possession of Weapons0.370.250.250.86Getting worse
Public Order4.74.458Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.120.120.370.49Getting worse
Shoplifting0.991.51.54.4Getting worse
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.250.370.250.12Safer
Vehicle Crime1.7783.7Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences10121718Getting worse

Changes In Witley's Crime Rates Over Time

Comparing Witley to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Barnet67.716% safer
Witley71.98-
Coventry77.417% more dangerous
Croydon83.2214% more dangerous
Sheffield85.8116% more dangerous
Bristol86.2117% more dangerous
Leicester97.4426% more dangerous
Birmingham102.8730% more dangerous
Liverpool107.2833% more dangerous
Bradford133.0246% more dangerous
Leeds137.1047% more dangerous

Crime in Witley's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Wheelerstreet, Wormley & Hambledon33746First

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 the third most dangerous small town 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 crime is theft from the person (inc. pickpocketing).

Last updated: 07 May 2021