Egglescliffe Crime Overview

Egglescliffe is the safest small town in Durham, and is the 79th safest overall out of Durham's 185 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Egglescliffe in 2020 was 47 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to Durham's overall crime rate, coming in 87% lower than the Durham rate of 89 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Egglescliffe is the 362nd safest small town, and the 3,347th most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In August 2020, Egglescliffe was the worst small town in Durham for bicycle theft, with 2 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.23 per 1,000 inhabitants. May 2016 was also a bad month for Egglescliffe residents, when it was Durham's most dangerous small town for robbery, 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 176 offences during 2020, giving a crime rate of 20. This is 18% higher than 2019's figure of 145 offences and a difference of 3.52 from 2019's crime rate of 17. Egglescliffe's least common crime is robbery, with 1 offence recorded in 2020, a decrease of 300% from 2019's figure of 4 crimes.

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Crime in Egglescliffe Compared To Durham

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Summary of Crimes in Egglescliffe This Year

CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour21324.2531,72436.5451% safer
Bicycle Theft60.684710.5421% more dangerous
Burglary262.964,4935.1875% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson455.1211,04112.72148% safer
Drugs50.572,2782.62360% safer
Other Crime151.712,3492.7158% safer
Other Theft262.965,2986.10106% safer
Possession of Weapons20.235510.63174% safer
Public Order333.767,2378.34122% safer
Robbery10.113690.43291% safer
Shoplifting515.814,9175.662.6% more dangerous
Vehicle Crime303.413,2883.7911% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences17620.0334,32239.5497% safer

Egglescliffe Compared to Nearby Small Towns

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Consett1,56862.8225% more dangerous
Belmont69175.4437% more dangerous
Seaham1,65180.4341% more dangerous
Brandon and Byshottles1,63582.9743% more dangerous
Spennymoor1,93288.7547% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Egglescliffe

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Egglescliffe Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Anti-Social Behaviour34201624Getting worse
Bicycle Theft0.460.460.230.68Getting worse
Criminal Damage and Arson6665Safer
Drugs0.460.680.230.57Getting worse
Other Crime0.460.570.911.7Getting worse
Other Theft3.
Possession of Weapons0. worse
Public Order1. worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)-0.110.460.11Safer
Shoplifting2.8756Getting worse
Vehicle Crime3.
Violence and Sexual Offences10141720Getting worse

Changes In Egglescliffe's Crime Rates Over Time

Comparing Egglescliffe to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Barnet67.7130% more dangerous
Coventry77.4139% more dangerous
Croydon83.2243% more dangerous
Sheffield85.8145% more dangerous
Bristol86.2145% more dangerous
Leicester97.4451% more dangerous
Birmingham102.8754% more dangerous
Liverpool107.2856% more dangerous
Bradford133.0264% more dangerous
Leeds137.1065% more dangerous

Crime in Egglescliffe's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank

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.

Anti-Social Behaviour+30%+311%+72%+171%-33%+50%-35%+40%+129%+75%
Bicycle Theft--------50%--
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%-
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 robbery (inc. mugging).

Last updated: 07 May 2021