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Crime and Safety in Billingham

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Billingham is the safest medium-sized towns in Durham, and is the 41st most dangerous overall out of Durham's 169 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Billingham in 2021 was 82 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to Durham's overall crime rate, coming in 7% lower than the Durham rate of 88 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Billingham is the 86th most dangerous medium-sized town, and the 1,011st most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In January 2016, Billingham had the worst crime rate in Durham for robbery, with 4 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.11 per 1,000 inhabitants.

The most common crimes in Billingham are violence and sexual offences, with 1,389 offences during 2021, giving a crime rate of 40. This is 8% higher than 2020's figure of 1,283 offences and a difference of 3.04 from 2020's crime rate of 37. Billingham's least common crime is theft from the person, with 7 offences recorded in 2021, a decrease of 57% from 2020's figure of 11 crimes.

Billingham 2022 Crime Scorecard

Safest

Medium-Sized Towns, Durham

8% higher, regional crime rate

North East

7% higher, national crime rate

England, Wales & NI

Local Crime in Context

As of 2022, the crime rate in Billingham is 8% higher than the North East and 7% higher than the England, Wales & Northern Ireland overall figure.

Billingham Crime Rate Over Time

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Incidents mapped in Billingham 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 Billingham

YearCrime Rate per
1,000 people
Total Crimes
2021822,872
2020842,948
2019832,908
2018782,708
2017622,163
2016551,907

Crime in Billingham Compared To Durham

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Summary of Crimes in Billingham This Year

 BillinghamDurham 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour1,01529.0925,26529.10 0.03% safer
Bicycle Theft120.344880.56 65% safer
Burglary952.723,8834.47 64% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson41811.9811,11812.81 7% safer
Drugs712.032,0042.31 14% safer
Other Crime932.672,2072.54 4.9% more dangerous
Other Theft1714.905,0575.83 19% safer
Possession of Weapons190.545280.61 13% safer
Public Order35310.127,8799.08 10% more dangerous
Robbery140.403900.45 12% safer
Shoplifting1604.594,9415.69 24% safer
Theft From the Person70.203460.40 100% safer
Vehicle Crime702.012,7953.22 60% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences1,38939.8134,80940.10 0.73% safer

Billingham Compared to Nearby Medium-Sized Towns)

Medium-Sized TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Billingham2,87282.30-
Great Aycliffe2,61797.7616% more dangerous
Stanley3,33598.8317% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Billingham

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Recent Crimes in Billingham

DateCrime TypeLocationOutcome
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Beamish RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Fielding CourtUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Benton CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Public orderOn or near Moreland AvenueInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Sports/Recreation AreaUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Public orderOn or near Whitehouse RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Police StationInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Tibbersley AvenueUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Public orderOn or near Barton CrescentUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near South ViewAction to be taken by another organisation
April 2022BurglaryOn or near Sedgemoor WayInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Sports/Recreation AreaInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Public orderOn or near Redworth RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Public orderOn or near High Grange AvenueUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Vincent RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Public orderOn or near Roseberry RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Bicycle theftOn or near SupermarketInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022BurglaryOn or near Melrose AvenueInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Ashby RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Bicycle theftOn or near Surrey TerraceInvestigation complete; no suspect identified

Billingham Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2018201920202021Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour51435029 Safer
Bicycle Theft1.21.20.430.34 Safer
Burglary4.94.34.72.7 Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson11131312 Getting worse
Drugs0.951.52.52.0 Getting worse
Other Crime2.12.62.62.7 Getting worse
Other Theft7764.9 Safer
Possession of Weapons0.170.661.00.54 Getting worse
Public Order4.46810 Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.460.660.460.40 Safer
Shoplifting10654.6 Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.370.320.320.20 Safer
Vehicle Crime2.63.42.52.0 Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences32373740 Getting worse

Changes In Billingham's Crime Rates Over Time

Offences in Billingham's Green Spaces

We only display green spaces in Billingham that are named, and have had crimes recorded within their boundaries during 2021.

NameASBDrugsPublic OrderRobberyVSOAll OthersCrimes per Hectare
Billingham Beck Valley Country Park61---10.05

Comparing Billingham to the UK's Major Cities

Medium-Sized TownCrime RateRate Difference
Barnet67.0823% safer
Billingham82.30-
Croydon82.480.22% more dangerous
Sheffield90.059% more dangerous
Bristol90.529% more dangerous
Coventry102.2420% more dangerous
Leicester111.5926% more dangerous
Liverpool123.0633% more dangerous
Birmingham129.6437% more dangerous
Bradford132.2838% more dangerous
Leeds150.9445% more dangerous

Crime in Billingham's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Billingham Central89592Second
Billingham East & Haverton Hill1,065123First
Billingham North & Wolviston41144Fourth
Billingham South50587Third

Billingham Neighbourhood Crime Breakdown

Crime TypeSafest NeighbourhoodMost Dangerous Neighbourhood
Anti-Social BehaviourBillingham North & Wolviston (157)Billingham East & Haverton Hill (384)
Bicycle TheftBillingham North & Wolviston (2)Billingham South (3)
BurglaryBillingham North & Wolviston (14)Billingham East & Haverton Hill (39)
Criminal Damage and ArsonBillingham North & Wolviston (45)Billingham East & Haverton Hill (185)
DrugsBillingham North & Wolviston (9)Billingham East & Haverton Hill (24)
Other CrimeBillingham North & Wolviston (16)Billingham East & Haverton Hill (29)
Other TheftBillingham North & Wolviston (35)Billingham East & Haverton Hill (77)
Possession of WeaponsBillingham North & Wolviston (2)Billingham East & Haverton Hill (10)
Public OrderBillingham North & Wolviston (62)Billingham East & Haverton Hill (121)
Robbery (inc. mugging)Billingham North & Wolviston (1)Billingham Central (9)
ShopliftingBillingham North & Wolviston (5)Billingham Central (86)
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)Billingham East & Haverton Hill (2)Billingham South (2)
Vehicle CrimeBillingham North & Wolviston (17)Billingham East & Haverton Hill (24)
Violence and Sexual OffencesBillingham North & Wolviston (203)Billingham East & Haverton Hill (499)

Crime in Billingham During Coronavirus Lockdowns

Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Billingham change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in June, when Billingham saw a 500% increase in drugs. Billingham saw a large fall in robbery during October, when it fell by 83% compared to October in 2019.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour-48%+116%+80%-14%-16%-2%+26%+41%+55%+56%
Bicycle Theft--40%-50%-50%--75%-50%+300%--50%
Burglary-6%+50%+7%+67%-30%-+63%--72%-
Criminal Damage and Arson+29%-12%+45%+3%+42%+3%-8%-20%-25%-43%
Drugs+43%+175%+29%+500%--33%-17%+125%+75%+500%
Other Crime-43%+500%+40%-+17%-13%-25%-11%+17%-40%
Other Theft--54%-16%-10%-16%-23%-16%+7%+36%-6%
Possession of Weapons+150%-+200%--33%+25%+67%--60%-
Public Order+25%+83%+222%+62%+32%-13%--26%+39%+127%
Robbery-+100%---+25%--83%--75%
Shoplifting+14%-72%-53%-56%-15%+111%+11%-64%+178%+50%
Theft From the Person-----+100%+50%---
Vehicle Crime--57%-63%-13%-23%---75%--
Violence and Sexual Offences-11%+19%-11%+4%+12%+13%+4%+5%+13%+16%

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in Billingham

What police force serves Billingham?
Billingham's local territorial police force is the Durham Constabulary.

How dangerous is Billingham?
Billingham is the safest medium-sized town in Durham.

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

What is the least common crime in Billingham?
Billingham's least common crime is theft from the person (inc. pickpocketing).

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