Hartlepool is the second most dangerous major towns in Durham, and is among the top 20 most dangerous overall out of Durham's 169 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Hartlepool in 2021 was 126 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares poorly to Durham's overall crime rate, coming in 30% higher than the Durham rate of 88 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Hartlepool is among the top 20 most dangerous major town, and the 287th most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.
In December 2021, Hartlepool had the worst crime rate in Durham for burglary, with 65 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.72 per 1,000 inhabitants. December 2021 was also a bad month for Hartlepool residents, when it was Durham's most dangerous area for criminal damage and arson, recording 128 crimes at a rate of 1.4 per 1,000 residents. Hartlepool recorded 36 reports of drugs during November 2021, making its crime rate of 0.40 the worst for drugs in Durham that month.
The most common crimes in Hartlepool are violence and sexual offences, with 4,741 offences during 2021, giving a crime rate of 53. This is 7% higher than 2020's figure of 4,424 offences and a difference of 3.51 from 2020's crime rate of 49. Hartlepool's least common crime is theft from the person, with 31 offences recorded in 2021, a decrease of 77% from 2020's figure of 55 crimes.
Second Most Dangerous
Major Towns, Durham
40% higher, regional crime rate
39% higher, national crime rate
England, Wales & NI
As of 2022, the crime rate in Hartlepool is 40% higher than the North East and 39% higher than the England, Wales & Northern Ireland overall figure.
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Incidents mapped in Hartlepool 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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Last updated: 02 Jun, 2022
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|Year||Crime Rate per|
|Anti-Social Behaviour||3,683||40.89||25,265||29.10||29% more dangerous|
|Bicycle Theft||110||1.22||488||0.56||54% more dangerous|
|Burglary||708||7.86||3,883||4.47||43% more dangerous|
|Criminal Damage and Arson||1,384||15.37||11,118||12.81||17% more dangerous|
|Drugs||363||4.03||2,004||2.31||43% more dangerous|
|Other Crime||358||3.97||2,207||2.54||36% more dangerous|
|Other Theft||876||9.73||5,057||5.83||40% more dangerous|
|Possession of Weapons||91||1.01||528||0.61||40% more dangerous|
|Public Order||1,216||13.50||7,879||9.08||33% more dangerous|
|Robbery||88||0.98||390||0.45||54% more dangerous|
|Shoplifting||974||10.81||4,941||5.69||47% more dangerous|
|Theft From the Person||31||0.34||346||0.40||18% safer|
|Vehicle Crime||391||4.34||2,795||3.22||26% more dangerous|
|Violence and Sexual Offences||4,741||52.63||34,809||40.10||24% more dangerous|
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|April 2022||Criminal damage and arson||On or near Tuson Walk||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|April 2022||Criminal damage and arson||On or near Swalebrooke Avenue||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|April 2022||Criminal damage and arson||On or near Barton Avenue||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|April 2022||Burglary||On or near Supermarket||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|April 2022||Vehicle crime||On or near Wansbeck Gardens||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|April 2022||Theft from the person||On or near Owton Manor Lane||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|April 2022||Criminal damage and arson||On or near Richmond Street||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|April 2022||Violence and sexual offences||On or near Kathleen Street||Unable to prosecute suspect|
|April 2022||Criminal damage and arson||On or near Scawfell Grove||Unable to prosecute suspect|
|April 2022||Vehicle crime||On or near Beath Grove||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|April 2022||Public order||On or near Surtees Street||Unable to prosecute suspect|
|April 2022||Violence and sexual offences||On or near Gala Close||Unable to prosecute suspect|
|April 2022||Criminal damage and arson||On or near William Street||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|April 2022||Criminal damage and arson||On or near Stileston Close||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|April 2022||Criminal damage and arson||On or near Fraser Grove||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|April 2022||Vehicle crime||On or near Stonethwaite Close||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|April 2022||Burglary||On or near Belk Street||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|April 2022||Shoplifting||On or near Charterhouse Street||Local resolution|
|April 2022||Violence and sexual offences||On or near Brinkburn Road||Unable to prosecute suspect|
|April 2022||Violence and sexual offences||On or near Telford Close||Unable to prosecute suspect|
|Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents|
|Criminal Damage and Arson||17||17||17||15||Safer|
|Other Crime||3.0||3.6||3.8||4.0||Getting worse|
|Possession of Weapons||0.93||1.2||1.4||1.0||Getting worse|
|Public Order||7||10||11||14||Getting worse|
|Robbery (inc. mugging)||1.1||1.2||0.80||0.98||Safer|
|Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)||0.74||0.72||0.61||0.34||Safer|
|Violence and Sexual Offences||39||47||49||53||Getting worse|
We only display green spaces in Hartlepool that are named, and have had crimes recorded within their boundaries during 2021.
|Name||ASB||Drugs||Public Order||Robbery||VSO||All Others||Crimes per Hectare|
|Rift House Recreation Ground||2||-||-||-||1||0||0.26|
|Ward Jackson Park||43||1||1||-||3||7||8|
|Major Town||Crime Rate||Rate Difference|
|Birmingham||129.64||3.0% more dangerous|
|Bradford||132.28||4.9% more dangerous|
|Leeds||150.94||17% more dangerous|
Harbour & Victoria is the most dangerous neighbourhood in Hartlepool, followed by Old Town & Grange in second place, and Foggy Furze as the third most dangerous area. Hartlepool's safest neighbourhoods are, in order, Clavering, Seaton Carew, and Wooler Road.
|Neighbourhood||Crime Count||Crime Rate||Danger Rank|
|Harbour & Victoria||1,746||331||First|
|Headland & West View||1,346||129||Sixth|
|Old Town & Grange||2,011||260||Second|
|Rift House & Summerhill||812||126||Seventh|
Showing the safest and most dangerous parts of Hartlepool for specific criminal activity, with crime count and rate shown in brackets.
|Crime Type||Safest Neighbourhood||Most Dangerous Neighbourhood|
|Anti-Social Behaviour||Clavering (192)||Harbour & Victoria (415)|
|Bicycle Theft||Clavering (2)||Old Town & Grange (36)|
|Burglary||Clavering (24)||Harbour & Victoria (109)|
|Criminal Damage and Arson||Seaton Carew (30)||Foggy Furze (179)|
|Drugs||Seaton Carew (1)||Harbour & Victoria (70)|
|Other Crime||Wooler Road (11)||Harbour & Victoria (54)|
|Other Theft||Clavering (26)||Harbour & Victoria (140)|
|Possession of Weapons||Headland & West View (3)||Harbour & Victoria (20)|
|Public Order||Clavering (55)||Harbour & Victoria (187)|
|Robbery (inc. mugging)||Clavering (4)||Harbour & Victoria (19)|
|Shoplifting||Wooler Road (6)||Harbour & Victoria (288)|
|Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)||Owton Manor (1)||Old Town & Grange (9)|
|Vehicle Crime||Clavering (16)||Harbour & Victoria (47)|
|Violence and Sexual Offences||Seaton Carew (129)||Harbour & Victoria (661)|
Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Hartlepool change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in October, when Hartlepool saw a 268% increase in drugs. Hartlepool saw a large fall in robbery during September, when it fell by 83% compared to September in 2019. Rates of bicycle theft and other theft both fell year-on-year for every month during Hartlepool's lockdown.
|Criminal Damage and Arson||+18%||-15%||-14%||-9%||+30%||-4%||-2%||+64%||-22%||-37%|
|Possession of Weapons||+20%||+175%||+78%||-30%||+30%||+30%||-||+71%||-||+11%|
|Theft From the Person||+20%||+50%||-83%||-||-13%||-||-38%||-20%||-75%||+150%|
|Violence and Sexual Offences||-13%||-12%||+6%||+12%||-5%||+19%||-4%||+0%||+18%||+8%|