Billingham Crime Overview

Billingham is the safest medium-sized town in Durham, and is the 48th most dangerous overall out of Durham's 185 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Billingham in 2020 was 84 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to Durham's overall crime rate, coming in 5% lower than the Durham rate of 89 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Billingham is the 70th most dangerous medium-sized town, and the 848th 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 1,283 offences during 2020, giving a crime rate of 37. This is 0.16% lower than 2019's figure of 1,285 offences and a difference of 0.05 from 2019's crime rate of 37. Billingham's least common crime is theft from the person, with 11 offences recorded in 2020, the same as 2019's figure of 11 crimes.

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See how Billingham shapes up compared to other locations around the country, including side-by-side comparisons of specific crime types, and separate charting of how Billingham and your comparison town's crime rates stack up against one another.

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Crime in Billingham Compared To Durham

Summary of Crimes in Billingham This Year

 BillinghamDurham 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour1,73649.7531,72436.5427% more dangerous
Bicycle Theft150.434710.5426% safer
Burglary1634.674,4935.1811% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson46813.4111,04112.725% more dangerous
Drugs862.462,2782.627% safer
Other Crime902.582,3492.715% safer
Other Theft2186.255,2986.102.4% more dangerous
Possession of Weapons351.005510.6337% more dangerous
Public Order2968.487,2378.341.7% more dangerous
Robbery160.463690.437% more dangerous
Shoplifting1805.164,9175.6610% safer
Theft From the Person110.324180.4850% safer
Vehicle Crime872.493,2883.7952% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences1,28336.7734,32239.548% safer

Billingham Compared to Nearby Medium-Sized Towns

Medium-Sized TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Billingham2,94884.48-
Great Aycliffe2,43490.937% more dangerous
Stanley3,584106.2120% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Billingham

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Billingham Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2017201820192020Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour61514350Safer
Bicycle Theft1.41.21.20.43Safer
Burglary64.94.34.7Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson11111313Getting worse
Drugs0.950.951.52.5Getting worse
Other Crime1.42.12.62.6Getting worse
Other Theft8776Safer
Possession of Weapons0.320.170.661.0Getting worse
Public Order2.14.468Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.170.460.660.46Getting worse
Shoplifting61065Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.170.370.320.32Getting worse
Vehicle Crime4.72.63.42.5Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences19323737Getting 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 2020.

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
Barnet67.7125% safer
Coventry77.419% safer
Croydon83.221.5% safer
Billingham84.48-
Sheffield85.811.5% more dangerous
Bristol86.212.0% more dangerous
Leicester97.4413% more dangerous
Birmingham102.8718% more dangerous
Liverpool107.2821% more dangerous
Bradford133.0236% more dangerous
Leeds137.1038% more dangerous

Crime in Billingham's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Billingham Central1,009103Second
Billingham East & Haverton Hill1,089126First
Billingham North & Wolviston33035Fourth
Billingham South52090Third

Billingham Neighbourhood Crime Breakdown

Showing the safest and most dangerous parts of Billingham for specific criminal activity, with crime count and rate shown in brackets.

Crime TypeSafest NeighbourhoodMost Dangerous Neighbourhood
Anti-Social BehaviourBillingham North & Wolviston (209)Billingham East & Haverton Hill (678)
Bicycle TheftBillingham South (2)Billingham Central (8)
BurglaryBillingham North & Wolviston (16)Billingham East & Haverton Hill (70)
Criminal Damage and ArsonBillingham North & Wolviston (44)Billingham East & Haverton Hill (202)
DrugsBillingham North & Wolviston (15)Billingham East & Haverton Hill (38)
Other CrimeBillingham North & Wolviston (9)Billingham East & Haverton Hill (42)
Other TheftBillingham North & Wolviston (30)Billingham South (57)
Possession of WeaponsBillingham North & Wolviston (6)Billingham East & Haverton Hill (14)
Public OrderBillingham North & Wolviston (33)Billingham Central (131)
Robbery (inc. mugging)Billingham North & Wolviston (2)Billingham Central (6)
ShopliftingBillingham North & Wolviston (5)Billingham Central (123)
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)Billingham Central (2)Billingham East & Haverton Hill (5)
Vehicle CrimeBillingham North & Wolviston (10)Billingham South (28)
Violence and Sexual OffencesBillingham North & Wolviston (157)Billingham East & Haverton Hill (467)

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).

Last updated: 07 May 2021