Metropolitan Castlereagh is the safest medium-sized towns in Down, and is the 23rd most dangerous overall out of Down's 48 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Metropolitan Castlereagh in 2021 was 40 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to Down's overall crime rate, coming in 20% lower than the Down rate of 48 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Metropolitan Castlereagh is among the top 10 safest medium-sized town, and the 4,802nd most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.
In September 2021, Metropolitan Castlereagh had the worst crime rate in Down for burglary, with 10 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.18 per 1,000 inhabitants. November 2021 was also a bad month for Metropolitan Castlereagh residents, when it was Down's most dangerous area for drugs, recording 24 crimes at a rate of 0.43 per 1,000 residents. Metropolitan Castlereagh recorded 17 reports of other theft during September 2021, making its crime rate of 0.30 the worst for other theft in Down that month.
The most common crimes in Metropolitan Castlereagh are violence and sexual offences, with 1,118 offences during 2021, giving a crime rate of 20. This is 16% higher than 2020's figure of 940 offences and a difference of 3.19 from 2020's crime rate of 17. Metropolitan Castlereagh's least common crime is theft from the person, with 1 offence recorded in 2021, a decrease of 100% from 2020's figure of 2 crimes.
Medium-Sized Towns, Down
16% lower, regional crime rate
93% lower, national crime rate
England, Wales & NI
As of 2022, the crime rate in Metropolitan Castlereagh is 16% lower than Northern Ireland and 93% lower than the England, Wales & Northern Ireland overall figure.
|England, Wales & NI|
Incidents mapped in Metropolitan Castlereagh 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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Last updated: 02 Jun, 2022
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|Year||Crime Rate per|
|Anti-Social Behaviour||1,271||22.75||11,640||34.76||53% safer|
|Bicycle Theft||9||0.16||63||0.19||19% safer|
|Criminal Damage and Arson||347||6.21||2,889||8.63||39% safer|
|Drugs||182||3.26||995||2.97||9% more dangerous|
|Other Crime||49||0.88||433||1.29||47% safer|
|Other Theft||184||3.29||1,142||3.41||3.6% safer|
|Possession of Weapons||15||0.27||146||0.44||63% safer|
|Public Order||23||0.41||194||0.58||41% safer|
|Shoplifting||172||3.08||850||2.54||18% more dangerous|
|Theft From the Person||1||0.02||23||0.07||250% safer|
|Vehicle Crime||42||0.75||312||0.93||24% safer|
|Violence and Sexual Offences||1,118||20.02||8,315||24.83||24% safer|
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|Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents|
|Anti-Social Behaviour||21||20||29||23||Getting worse|
|Bicycle Theft||0.07||0.21||0.20||0.16||Getting worse|
|Criminal Damage and Arson||6||7||6||6||Safer|
|Possession of Weapons||0.38||0.39||0.41||0.27||Safer|
|Public Order||0.29||0.34||0.36||0.41||Getting worse|
|Robbery (inc. mugging)||0.18||0.23||0.09||0.05||Safer|
|Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)||0.07||0.07||0.04||0.02||Safer|
|Violence and Sexual Offences||16||17||17||20||Getting worse|
|Medium-Sized Town||Crime Rate||Rate Difference|
|Barnet||67.08||41% more dangerous|
|Croydon||82.48||52% more dangerous|
|Sheffield||90.05||56% more dangerous|
|Bristol||90.52||56% more dangerous|
|Coventry||102.24||61% more dangerous|
|Leicester||111.59||65% more dangerous|
|Liverpool||123.06||68% more dangerous|
|Birmingham||129.64||70% more dangerous|
|Bradford||132.28||70% more dangerous|
|Leeds||150.94||74% more dangerous|
Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Metropolitan Castlereagh change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in December, when Metropolitan Castlereagh saw a 300% increase in public order. Metropolitan Castlereagh saw a large fall in drugs during April, when it fell by 92% compared to April in 2019. Rates of burglary and other theft both fell year-on-year for every month during Metropolitan Castlereagh's lockdown.
|Criminal Damage and Arson||+6%||-53%||-27%||+69%||-||+28%||-19%||-5%||+111%||-52%|
|Possession of Weapons||-||-||-||+100%||-67%||-||-50%||+200%||-50%||-|
|Violence and Sexual Offences||-49%||-22%||+17%||+15%||+46%||+62%||-4%||-16%||+16%||+5%|