Burglary Overview

During 2020, England & Wales's police forces received 274,899 crime reports about burglary. This is a decrease of 37% from 2019's figure of 376,081 reports of burglary, giving an overall crime rate of 4.6 per 1,000 people in 2020 and a rate of 6 per 1,000 people for 2019.

The most dangeroues cities for burglary are Westminster, Middlesbrough, and Hackney, with crime rates of 12, 10, and 9 per 1,000 residents respectively. The most dangerous region for burglary is South Yorkshire, which recorded a burglary rate of 7 offences per 1,000 people in 2020. The second most dangerous area for burglary is London, with a crime rate of 7, followed by West Midlands in third, with a burglary rate of 7 per 1,000 residents.

The safest area in England and Wales for burglary is Milton Keynes, which had a crime rate of 1.8 in 2020. Next safest is Swansea, followed by Stoke-on-Trent in third place, with crime rates per 1,000 residents of 2.0 and 2.3 respectively.

Map of Burglary in the UK

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The Most Dangerous Towns & Cities for Burglary

PositionNameCrime Rate
1Westminster11.57
2Middlesbrough10.07
3Hackney9.07
4Islington8.72
5Camden8.34
6Leeds8.23
7Bradford8.21
8Tower Hamlets8.19
9Kingston upon Hull8.09
10Southwark7.93

The Safest Towns & Cities for Burglary

PositionNameCrime Rate
1Milton Keynes1.76
2Swansea1.96
3Stoke-on-Trent2.26
4Swindon2.46
5Cardiff3.15
6Plymouth3.35
7Reading3.75
8Portsmouth3.87
9Norwich4.06
10Bexley4.20

Burglary Trends

Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
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Most Dangerous Councils & Counties for Burglary

Last updated: 22 Mar 2021