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Crime and Safety in Great Aycliffe

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Great Aycliffe is the second most dangerous medium-sized towns in Durham, and is the 26th most dangerous overall out of Durham's 169 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Great Aycliffe in 2021 was 98 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares poorly to Durham's overall crime rate, coming in 10% higher than the Durham rate of 88 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Great Aycliffe is the 59th most dangerous medium-sized town, and the 626th most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In December 2021, Great Aycliffe was the worst medium-sized town in Durham for bicycle theft, with 6 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.22 per 1,000 inhabitants. December 2021 was also a bad month for Great Aycliffe residents, when it was Durham's most dangerous medium-sized town for burglary, recording 8 crimes at a rate of 0.30 per 1,000 residents. Great Aycliffe recorded 36 reports of criminal damage and arson during August 2021, making its crime rate of 1.3 the worst medium-sized town for criminal damage and arson in Durham that month.

The most common crimes in Great Aycliffe are violence and sexual offences, with 1,305 offences during 2021, giving a crime rate of 49. This is 4.3% higher than 2020's figure of 1,249 offences and a difference of 2.09 from 2020's crime rate of 47. Great Aycliffe's least common crime is robbery, with 4 offences recorded in 2021, a decrease of 50% from 2020's figure of 6 crimes.

Great Aycliffe 2022 Crime Scorecard

Second Most Dangerous

Medium-Sized Towns, Durham

22% higher, regional crime rate

North East

22% higher, national crime rate

England, Wales & NI

Local Crime in Context

As of 2022, the crime rate in Great Aycliffe is 22% higher than the North East and 22% higher than the England, Wales & Northern Ireland overall figure.

Great Aycliffe Crime Rate Over Time

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Great Aycliffe Crime Map

Incidents mapped in Great Aycliffe 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 Great Aycliffe

YearCrime Rate per
1,000 people
Total Crimes
2021982,617
2020912,434
2019992,663
2018922,471
2017892,388
2016621,660

Crime in Great Aycliffe Compared To Durham

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Summary of Crimes in Great Aycliffe This Year

 Great AycliffeDurham 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour1,11741.7325,26529.10 30% more dangerous
Bicycle Theft160.604880.56 7% more dangerous
Burglary873.253,8834.47 38% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson41215.3911,11812.81 17% more dangerous
Drugs451.682,0042.31 38% safer
Other Crime843.142,2072.54 19% more dangerous
Other Theft1284.785,0575.83 22% safer
Possession of Weapons110.415280.61 49% safer
Public Order29110.877,8799.08 16% more dangerous
Robbery40.153900.45 200% safer
Shoplifting1696.314,9415.69 10% more dangerous
Theft From the Person80.303460.40 33% safer
Vehicle Crime572.132,7953.22 51% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences1,30548.7534,80940.10 18% more dangerous

Great Aycliffe Compared to Nearby Medium-Sized Towns)

Medium-Sized TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Billingham2,87282.3019% safer
Great Aycliffe2,61797.76-
Stanley3,33598.831.1% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Great Aycliffe

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Recent Crimes in Great Aycliffe

DateCrime TypeLocationOutcome
April 2022BurglaryOn or near Simpasture GateInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Shopping AreaUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022DrugsOn or near Stainmore CrescentOffender given a caution
April 2022BurglaryOn or near Alan Gray CourtInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Pedestrian SubwayUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Possession of weaponsOn or near SupermarketLocal resolution
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near St Oswalds CourtInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Sheraton CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022BurglaryOn or near Shafto WayInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Parking AreaInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Shopping AreaInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Travellers' GreenInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Clarence ChareUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Paulinus RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Stainmore CrescentUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Sharp RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Cosin CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Walcher RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Shopping AreaInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near SupermarketUnable to prosecute suspect

Great Aycliffe Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2018201920202021Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour30394942 Getting worse
Bicycle Theft1.10.670.970.60 Safer
Burglary4.83.22.93.2 Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson14161315 Getting worse
Drugs1.01.80.931.7 Getting worse
Other Crime3.33.02.63.1 Getting worse
Other Theft764.24.8 Safer
Possession of Weapons0.670.670.520.41 Safer
Public Order78911 Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.300.410.220.15 Safer
Shoplifting71076 Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.370.410.340.30 Safer
Vehicle Crime3.22.72.42.1 Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences42464749 Getting worse

Changes In Great Aycliffe's Crime Rates Over Time

Offences in Great Aycliffe's Green Spaces

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

NameASBDrugsPublic OrderRobberyVSOAll OthersCrimes per Hectare
Simpasture Playing Field3----00.63

Comparing Great Aycliffe to the UK's Major Cities

Medium-Sized TownCrime RateRate Difference
Barnet67.0846% safer
Croydon82.4819% safer
Sheffield90.059% safer
Bristol90.528% safer
Great Aycliffe97.76-
Coventry102.244.4% more dangerous
Leicester111.5912% more dangerous
Liverpool123.0621% more dangerous
Birmingham129.6425% more dangerous
Bradford132.2826% more dangerous
Leeds150.9435% more dangerous

Crime in Great Aycliffe's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Newton Aycliffe East565103Third
Newton Aycliffe South853120Second
Newton Aycliffe West859149First

Crime in Great Aycliffe During Coronavirus Lockdowns

Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Great Aycliffe change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in October, when Great Aycliffe saw a 200% increase in possession of weapons. Great Aycliffe saw a large fall in other crime during September, when it fell by 82% compared to September in 2019.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour-6%+59%+29%+15%+66%+107%+10%+63%-25%-37%
Bicycle Theft--+100%+33%+100%-----
Burglary-33%-20%+100%+25%+25%-60%+25%-58%-43%-
Criminal Damage and Arson-39%-59%-6%-45%+46%+8%-32%+57%-26%-25%
Drugs-17%-67%-33%-67%-+75%-33%-50%-33%-
Other Crime-11%-60%-17%-+29%-14%-82%-43%-30%+40%
Other Theft-50%-70%-21%+144%+18%-33%-45%-38%-31%-54%
Possession of Weapons------67%-+200%--
Public Order-28%-45%-7%-16%+35%-5%+180%-16%-12%+31%
Robbery-------67%---
Shoplifting+35%-68%-81%-80%-20%+38%-50%-41%-55%-62%
Theft From the Person---------+100%
Vehicle Crime-40%+33%-67%-69%+200%+17%-57%-44%-50%+17%
Violence and Sexual Offences-22%+13%+10%-7%+17%+18%+16%-17%-18%-35%

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in Great Aycliffe

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

How dangerous is Great Aycliffe?
Great Aycliffe is the second most dangerous medium-sized town in Durham.

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

What is the least common crime in Great Aycliffe?
Great Aycliffe's least common crime is robbery (inc. mugging).

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