Great Aycliffe Crime Overview

Great Aycliffe is the second most dangerous medium-sized town in Durham, and is the 40th most dangerous overall out of Durham's 185 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Great Aycliffe in 2020 was 91 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares poorly to Durham's overall crime rate, coming in 2.4% higher than the Durham rate of 89 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Great Aycliffe is the 57th most dangerous medium-sized town, and the 679th most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In September 2020, Great Aycliffe was the worst medium-sized town in Durham for bicycle theft, with 3 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.11 per 1,000 inhabitants. December 2020 was also a bad month for Great Aycliffe residents, when it was Durham's most dangerous medium-sized town for other crime, recording 7 crimes at a rate of 0.26 per 1,000 residents. Great Aycliffe recorded 51 reports of criminal damage and arson during January 2020, making its crime rate of 1.9 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 1,249 offences during 2020, giving a crime rate of 47. This is 1.7% higher than 2019's figure of 1,228 offences and a difference of 0.79 from 2019's crime rate of 46. Great Aycliffe's least common crime is robbery, with 6 offences recorded in 2020, a decrease of 83% from 2019's figure of 11 crimes.

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Crime in Great Aycliffe Compared To Durham

Summary of Crimes in Great Aycliffe This Year

 Great AycliffeDurham 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour1,32249.3931,72436.5426% more dangerous
Bicycle Theft260.974710.5444% more dangerous
Burglary782.914,4935.1878% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson35813.3711,04112.724.9% more dangerous
Drugs250.932,2782.62182% safer
Other Crime692.582,3492.715% safer
Other Theft1134.225,2986.1045% safer
Possession of Weapons140.525510.6321% safer
Public Order2298.557,2378.342.5% more dangerous
Robbery60.223690.4395% safer
Shoplifting1947.254,9175.6622% more dangerous
Theft From the Person90.344180.4841% safer
Vehicle Crime642.393,2883.7959% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences1,24946.6634,32239.5415% more dangerous

Great Aycliffe Compared to Nearby Medium-Sized Towns

Medium-Sized TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Billingham2,94884.488% safer
Great Aycliffe2,43490.93-
Stanley3,584106.2114% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Great Aycliffe

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Great Aycliffe Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2017201820192020Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour30303949Getting worse
Bicycle Theft1.41.10.670.97Safer
Burglary4.94.83.22.9Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson15141613Safer
Drugs1.21.01.80.93Safer
Other Crime2.93.33.02.6Safer
Other Theft7764.2Safer
Possession of Weapons0.300.670.670.52Safer
Public Order9789Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.070.300.410.22Safer
Shoplifting57107Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.370.370.410.34Safer
Vehicle Crime53.22.72.4Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences36424647Getting 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 2020.

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

Comparing Great Aycliffe to the UK's Major Cities

Medium-Sized TownCrime RateRate Difference
Barnet67.7134% safer
Coventry77.4117% safer
Croydon83.229% safer
Sheffield85.816% safer
Bristol86.215% safer
Great Aycliffe90.93-
Leicester97.447% more dangerous
Birmingham102.8712% more dangerous
Liverpool107.2815% more dangerous
Bradford133.0232% more dangerous
Leeds137.1034% more dangerous

Crime in Great Aycliffe's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Newton Aycliffe East49790Third
Newton Aycliffe South752105Second
Newton Aycliffe West834145First

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).

Last updated: 07 May 2021