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Crime and Safety in Egglescliffe

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Egglescliffe is the safest small towns in Durham, and is the 72nd safest overall out of Durham's 169 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Egglescliffe in 2021 was 47 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to Durham's overall crime rate, coming in 86% lower than the Durham rate of 88 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Egglescliffe is the 302nd safest small town, and the 3,630th most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In July 2021, Egglescliffe was the worst small town in Durham for robbery, with 1 crime reported and a crime rate of 0.11 per 1,000 inhabitants. December 2018 was also a bad month for Egglescliffe residents, when it was Durham's most dangerous small town for bicycle theft, recording 2 crimes at a rate of 0.23 per 1,000 residents.

The most common crimes in Egglescliffe are violence and sexual offences, with 194 offences during 2021, giving a crime rate of 22. This is 9% higher than 2020's figure of 176 offences and a difference of 2.05 from 2020's crime rate of 20. Egglescliffe's least common crime is bicycle theft, with 2 offences recorded in 2021, a decrease of 200% from 2020's figure of 6 crimes.

Egglescliffe 2022 Crime Scorecard

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Small Towns, Durham

61% lower, regional crime rate

North East

62% lower, national crime rate

England, Wales & NI

Local Crime in Context

As of 2022, the crime rate in Egglescliffe is 61% lower than the North East and 62% lower than the England, Wales & Northern Ireland overall figure.

Egglescliffe Crime Rate Over Time

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Incidents mapped in Egglescliffe 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 Egglescliffe

YearCrime Rate per
1,000 people
Total Crimes
202147415
202047416
201941364
201845395
201733289
201629253

Crime in Egglescliffe Compared To Durham

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Summary of Crimes in Egglescliffe This Year

 EgglescliffeDurham 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour12113.7725,26529.10 111% safer
Bicycle Theft20.234880.56 143% safer
Burglary212.393,8834.47 87% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson495.5811,11812.81 130% safer
Drugs30.342,0042.31 579% safer
Other Crime151.712,2072.54 49% safer
Other Theft343.875,0575.83 51% safer
Possession of Weapons20.235280.61 165% safer
Public Order465.247,8799.08 73% safer
Robbery30.343900.45 32% safer
Shoplifting283.194,9415.69 78% safer
Vehicle Crime182.052,7953.22 57% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences19422.0834,80940.10 82% safer

Egglescliffe Compared to Nearby Small Towns)

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Egglescliffe41547.24-
Consett1,48259.3720% more dangerous
Spennymoor1,76481.0442% more dangerous
Belmont74681.4442% more dangerous
Brandon and Byshottles1,62682.5143% more dangerous
Seaham1,74985.2045% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Egglescliffe

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Recent Crimes in Egglescliffe

DateCrime TypeLocationOutcome
April 2022BurglaryOn or near Church RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Station RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Yarm RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Other theftOn or near Millfield CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Hazel SladeUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022ShopliftingOn or near Butterfield CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Yarm RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022BurglaryOn or near Whitfield CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Dalmuir CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Whinfell AvenueUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Seymour GroveUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Other theftOn or near Trevithick CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Dalmuir CloseAction to be taken by another organisation
April 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Warwick CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Hazel SladeUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near SupermarketInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022BurglaryOn or near South ViewInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Public orderOn or near SupermarketInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022BurglaryOn or near South ViewInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Public orderOn or near SupermarketInvestigation complete; no suspect identified

Egglescliffe Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2018201920202021Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour20162414 Safer
Bicycle Theft0.460.230.680.23 Safer
Burglary4.62.83.02.4 Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson6656 Safer
Drugs0.680.230.570.34 Safer
Other Crime0.570.911.71.7 Getting worse
Other Theft4.12.33.03.9 Getting worse
Possession of Weapons0.110.230.230.23 Getting worse
Public Order2.52.63.85 Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.110.460.110.34 Getting worse
Shoplifting7563.2 Safer
Vehicle Crime4.43.93.42.0 Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences14172022 Getting worse

Changes In Egglescliffe's Crime Rates Over Time

Comparing Egglescliffe to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Egglescliffe47.24-
Barnet67.0830% more dangerous
Croydon82.4843% more dangerous
Sheffield90.0548% more dangerous
Bristol90.5248% more dangerous
Coventry102.2454% more dangerous
Leicester111.5958% more dangerous
Liverpool123.0662% more dangerous
Birmingham129.6464% more dangerous
Bradford132.2864% more dangerous
Leeds150.9469% more dangerous

Crime in Egglescliffe's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Eaglescliffe53553First

Crime in Egglescliffe During Coronavirus Lockdowns

Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Egglescliffe change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in May, when Egglescliffe saw a 600% increase in public order. Egglescliffe saw a large fall in burglary during December, when it fell by 83% compared to December in 2019.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour+30%+311%+72%+171%-33%+50%-35%+40%+129%+75%
Bicycle Theft--------50%--
Burglary-+300%--60%---50%+100%-60%-83%
Criminal Damage and Arson--75%-33%-+33%-40%--33%+200%+300%
Other Crime---+50%+200%-----
Other Theft-50%---33%--+100%-67%+100%-
Public Order--50%+600%+400%+100%+25%--75%-50%-
Shoplifting-60%-50%+25%+125%+100%-60%+50%--80%-67%
Vehicle Crime--50%--33%--75%--60%-75%+267%
Violence and Sexual Offences+100%--27%+100%+38%+100%+15%-35%+167%+260%

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in Egglescliffe

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

How dangerous is Egglescliffe?
Egglescliffe is the safest small town in Durham.

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

What is the least common crime in Egglescliffe?
Egglescliffe's least common crime is bicycle theft.

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