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Crime and Safety in Cleethorpes, Lincolnshire

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Cleethorpes is the second safest medium-sized town in Lincolnshire, and is the 33rd most dangerous overall out of Lincolnshire's 563 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Cleethorpes in 2021 was 81 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares poorly to Lincolnshire's overall crime rate, coming in 8% higher than the Lincolnshire rate of 75 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Cleethorpes is the 79th most dangerous medium-sized town, and the 1,010th most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In November 2021, Cleethorpes was the worst MediumTown.ToInlineText() in Lincolnshire for burglary, with 23 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.60 per 1,000 inhabitants. December 2021 was also a bad month for Cleethorpes residents, when it was Lincolnshire's most dangerous MediumTown.ToInlineText() for criminal damage and arson, recording 37 crimes at a rate of 0.97 per 1,000 residents. Cleethorpes recorded 14 reports of other crime during November 2021, making its crime rate of 0.37 the worst MediumTown.ToInlineText() for other crime in Lincolnshire that month.

The most common crimes in Cleethorpes are violence and sexual offences, with 1,463 offences during 2021, giving a crime rate of 38. This is 6% higher than 2020's figure of 1,370 offences and a difference of 2.43 from 2020's crime rate of 36. Cleethorpes's least common crime is theft from the person, with 11 offences recorded in 2021, an increase of 27% from 2020's figure of 8 crimes.

Cleethorpes 2022 Crime Scorecard

Second Safest

Medium-Sized Towns, Lincolnshire

0.38% higher, regional crime rate

East Midlands

11% higher, national crime rate

England, Wales & NI

Local Crime in Context

As of 2022, the crime rate in Cleethorpes is 0.38% higher than the East Midlands and 11% higher than the England, Wales & Northern Ireland overall figure.

Cleethorpes Crime Rate Over Time

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Cleethorpes Crime Map

Incidents mapped in Cleethorpes represent the time frame between April 2019 and March 2022. Each point on the map represents an area where crimes have been recorded locally.

Last updated: 11 May, 2022

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Historical Crime Rates for Cleethorpes

YearCrime Rate per
1,000 people
Total Crimes
2021813,119
2020813,103
2019923,534
2018993,773
2017903,442
2016833,187

Crime in Cleethorpes Compared To Lincolnshire

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Summary of Crimes in Cleethorpes This Year

 CleethorpesLincolnshire 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour58715.3324,31122.24 45% safer
Bicycle Theft330.861,2621.15 34% safer
Burglary1634.264,5784.19 1.6% more dangerous
Criminal Damage and Arson40310.5210,0089.16 13% more dangerous
Drugs491.282,1852.00 56% safer
Other Crime942.452,2762.08 15% more dangerous
Other Theft1624.235,9605.45 29% safer
Possession of Weapons140.376870.63 70% safer
Public Order3709.668,6617.92 18% more dangerous
Robbery190.505050.46 8% more dangerous
Shoplifting2195.725,7285.24 8% more dangerous
Theft From the Person110.292850.26 10% more dangerous
Vehicle Crime1193.113,2722.99 3.9% more dangerous
Violence and Sexual Offences1,46338.2136,81933.68 12% more dangerous

Cleethorpes Compared to Nearby Medium-Sized Towns)

Medium-Sized TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Spalding2,59272.6912% safer
Cleethorpes3,11981.46-
Grantham3,75284.223.3% more dangerous
Boston3,66199.8218% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Cleethorpes

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Recent Crimes in Cleethorpes

DateCrime TypeLocationOutcome
March 2022Public orderOn or near Neville StreetUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Bicycle theftOn or near Clumber PlaceInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Westfield GroveInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Public orderOn or near Park StreetInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Blundell AvenueInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022ShopliftingOn or near Lynton RiseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Sandringham RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Public orderOn or near Reynolds StreetInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022BurglaryOn or near Chatsworth PlaceInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022DrugsOn or near Theme/Adventure ParkOffender given a caution
March 2022Bicycle theftOn or near Police StationInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022BurglaryOn or near White'S RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Public orderOn or near Oslear CrescentInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Bennett RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022ShopliftingOn or near HighgateInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near SupermarketUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Public orderOn or near Alexandra RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Aspen CourtInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Lambourn CourtInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022DrugsOn or near Dolphin StreetOffender given a caution

Cleethorpes Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2018201920202021Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour18161415 Safer
Bicycle Theft1.41.60.970.86 Safer
Burglary8674.3 Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson13131011 Safer
Drugs0.840.941.21.3 Getting worse
Other Crime2.22.12.12.4 Getting worse
Other Theft763.64.2 Safer
Possession of Weapons0.390.500.470.37 Safer
Public Order89910 Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.710.710.520.50 Safer
Shoplifting7866 Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.680.520.210.29 Safer
Vehicle Crime973.93.1 Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences40363638 Getting worse

Changes In Cleethorpes's Crime Rates Over Time

Offences in Cleethorpes's Green Spaces

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

NameASBDrugsPublic OrderRobberyVSOAll OthersCrimes per Hectare
Cleethorpes Cricket Ground----200.64
Sidney Park----120.61

Comparing Cleethorpes to the UK's Major Cities

Medium-Sized TownCrime RateRate Difference
Coventry39.93104% safer
Birmingham49.6064% safer
Barnet67.0821% safer
Cleethorpes81.46-
Croydon82.481.2% more dangerous
Sheffield90.0310% more dangerous
Bristol90.5210% more dangerous
Leicester111.5927% more dangerous
Liverpool123.0634% more dangerous
Bradford132.2838% more dangerous
Leeds150.9446% more dangerous

Crime in Cleethorpes's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Cleethorpes Beacon Hill36162Fifth
Cleethorpes Haverstoe50290Third
Cleethorpes North705140First
Cleethorpes West43879Fourth
Sidney Park989131Second

Cleethorpes Neighbourhood Crime Breakdown

Crime TypeSafest NeighbourhoodMost Dangerous Neighbourhood
Anti-Social BehaviourCleethorpes West (68)Cleethorpes Haverstoe (173)
Bicycle TheftSidney Park (3)Cleethorpes Haverstoe (15)
BurglaryCleethorpes West (15)Cleethorpes Haverstoe (38)
Criminal Damage and ArsonCleethorpes West (42)Sidney Park (140)
DrugsCleethorpes Beacon Hill (2)Cleethorpes North (16)
Other CrimeCleethorpes Haverstoe (4)Sidney Park (39)
Other TheftCleethorpes Beacon Hill (20)Cleethorpes North (45)
Possession of WeaponsSidney Park (2)Cleethorpes Haverstoe (4)
Public OrderCleethorpes Beacon Hill (36)Cleethorpes North (99)
Robbery (inc. mugging)Cleethorpes Beacon Hill (2)Sidney Park (8)
ShopliftingCleethorpes North (3)Cleethorpes Haverstoe (71)
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)Sidney Park (3)Cleethorpes North (7)
Vehicle CrimeCleethorpes Beacon Hill (14)Cleethorpes North (27)
Violence and Sexual OffencesCleethorpes Beacon Hill (162)Cleethorpes North (355)

Crime in Cleethorpes During Coronavirus Lockdowns

Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Cleethorpes change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in November, when Cleethorpes saw a 1,500% increase in drugs. Cleethorpes saw a large fall in violence and sexual offences during December, when it fell by 99% compared to December in 2019.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour-11%-3%+57%+125%-43%-17%-18%-25%+5%-
Bicycle Theft-60%-+150%-86%-50%-63%-67%-25%+25%-
Burglary+14%-38%-54%-22%+79%-+6%-32%+68%-
Criminal Damage and Arson-23%-21%-50%-15%-31%-19%-16%-37%+40%-
Drugs-75%-75%+100%+200%+67%+100%+20%-+1,500%-
Other Crime+71%+67%+100%--58%-29%+43%-44%+100%-
Other Theft+70%+14%-68%-31%-54%-35%-74%-63%-29%-
Possession of Weapons--------33%--
Public Order+45%+12%+22%-17%-13%+45%+111%-34%+4%-
Robbery+100%---33%+50%+33%-67%-67%--
Shoplifting-52%-59%-28%-32%-15%-31%-44%+13%+100%-
Theft From the Person--------+100%-
Vehicle Crime-71%-52%-39%-65%-58%-65%-17%-38%+53%-
Violence and Sexual Offences+26%-4%-38%-10%-13%+31%+36%+4%+104%-99%

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in Cleethorpes

What police force serves Cleethorpes?
Cleethorpes's local territorial police force is the Lincolnshire Police.

How dangerous is Cleethorpes?
Cleethorpes is the second safest medium-sized town in Lincolnshire.

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

What is the least common crime in Cleethorpes?
Cleethorpes's least common crime is theft from the person (inc. pickpocketing).

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