Cleethorpes Crime Overview

Cleethorpes is the second most dangerous medium-sized town in Lincolnshire, and is the 35th most dangerous overall out of Lincolnshire's 599 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Cleethorpes in 2020 was 83 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares poorly to Lincolnshire's overall crime rate, coming in 9% higher than the Lincolnshire rate of 75 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Cleethorpes is the 73rd most dangerous medium-sized town, and the 897th most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In November 2020, Cleethorpes was the worst medium-sized town in Lincolnshire for burglary, with 32 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.84 per 1,000 inhabitants. November 2020 was also a bad month for Cleethorpes residents, when it was Lincolnshire's most dangerous medium-sized town for criminal damage and arson, recording 64 crimes at a rate of 1.7 per 1,000 residents. Cleethorpes recorded 10 reports of other crime during April 2020, making its crime rate of 0.26 the worst medium-sized town for other crime in Lincolnshire that month.

The most common crimes in Cleethorpes are violence and sexual offences, with 1,390 offences during 2020, giving a crime rate of 36. This is 0.58% lower than 2019's figure of 1,398 offences and a difference of 0.21 from 2019's crime rate of 37. Cleethorpes's least common crime is theft from the person, with 8 offences recorded in 2020, a decrease of 150% from 2019's figure of 20 crimes.

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See how Cleethorpes shapes up compared to other locations around the country, including side-by-side comparisons of specific crime types, and separate charting of how Cleethorpes and your comparison town's crime rates stack up against one another.

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Crime in Cleethorpes Compared To Lincolnshire

Summary of Crimes in Cleethorpes This Year

 CleethorpesLincolnshire 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour55114.3926,90124.6171% safer
Bicycle Theft370.971,4041.2832% safer
Burglary2606.795,6665.1824% more dangerous
Criminal Damage and Arson41610.8610,0439.1915% more dangerous
Drugs471.232,3542.1575% safer
Other Crime822.142,2752.082.8% more dangerous
Other Theft1453.795,9095.4143% safer
Possession of Weapons180.477530.6947% safer
Public Order3589.358,4147.7018% more dangerous
Robbery200.524840.4415% more dangerous
Shoplifting2326.066,0145.509% more dangerous
Theft From the Person80.213010.2833% safer
Vehicle Crime1534.003,7023.3915% more dangerous
Violence and Sexual Offences1,39036.3034,66031.7113% more dangerous

Cleethorpes Compared to Nearby Medium-Sized Towns

Medium-Sized TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Spalding2,62373.5612% safer
Grantham3,59880.762.4% safer
Cleethorpes3,16682.68-
Boston3,781103.0920% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Cleethorpes

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Cleethorpes Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2017201820192020Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour20191614Safer
Bicycle Theft1.61.41.60.97Safer
Burglary8967Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson15141411Safer
Drugs1.20.840.941.2Getting worse
Other Crime2.02.32.12.1No change
Other Theft8873.8Safer
Possession of Weapons0.470.390.520.47Getting worse
Public Order4.6899Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.810.710.710.52Safer
Shoplifting10786Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.760.680.520.21Safer
Vehicle Crime7984.0Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences32413736Safer

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 2020.

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
Barnet67.7122% safer
Coventry77.417% safer
Cleethorpes82.68-
Croydon83.220.65% more dangerous
Sheffield85.813.6% more dangerous
Bristol86.214.1% more dangerous
Leicester97.4415% more dangerous
Birmingham102.8720% more dangerous
Liverpool107.2823% more dangerous
Bradford133.0238% more dangerous
Leeds137.1040% more dangerous

Crime in Cleethorpes's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Cleethorpes Beacon Hill43074Fifth
Cleethorpes Haverstoe43778Fourth
Cleethorpes North720143First
Cleethorpes West45883Third
Sidney Park945125Second

Cleethorpes Neighbourhood Crime Breakdown

Showing the safest and most dangerous parts of Cleethorpes for specific criminal activity, with crime count and rate shown in brackets.

Crime TypeSafest NeighbourhoodMost Dangerous Neighbourhood
Anti-Social BehaviourCleethorpes West (62)Cleethorpes Haverstoe (145)
Bicycle TheftCleethorpes Beacon Hill (3)Sidney Park (15)
BurglaryCleethorpes Haverstoe (35)Cleethorpes North (48)
Criminal Damage and ArsonCleethorpes West (45)Cleethorpes North (100)
DrugsCleethorpes Beacon Hill (3)Cleethorpes North (13)
Other CrimeCleethorpes Haverstoe (5)Cleethorpes North (22)
Other TheftCleethorpes Beacon Hill (13)Cleethorpes North (38)
Possession of WeaponsSidney Park (3)Cleethorpes West (6)
Public OrderCleethorpes Beacon Hill (42)Cleethorpes North (95)
Robbery (inc. mugging)Cleethorpes Beacon Hill (2)Cleethorpes North (8)
ShopliftingCleethorpes North (8)Cleethorpes Haverstoe (95)
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)Cleethorpes West (2)Cleethorpes North (3)
Vehicle CrimeCleethorpes Haverstoe (16)Cleethorpes West (31)
Violence and Sexual OffencesCleethorpes Haverstoe (130)Cleethorpes North (348)

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-13%-3%+50%+121%-43%-10%-17%-22%+5%-
Bicycle Theft-67%-+150%-86%-50%-63%-67%-25%+25%-
Burglary+9%-44%-58%-17%+73%+11%-10%-29%+68%-
Criminal Damage and Arson-25%-21%-50%-17%-29%-20%-9%-39%+45%-
Drugs-75%-75%+100%+300%+67%+100%+20%-+1,500%-
Other Crime+71%+67%+100%--58%-14%+43%-44%+100%-
Other Theft+64%+13%-68%-31%-56%-29%-67%-61%-29%-
Possession of Weapons--------33%--
Public Order+43%+12%+18%-10%-18%+44%+111%-34%--
Robbery+100%---33%+50%+33%-67%-67%--
Shoplifting-52%-59%-28%-32%-15%-33%-44%+13%+100%-
Theft From the Person--------+100%-
Vehicle Crime-69%-48%-45%-67%-56%-65%-23%-38%+44%-
Violence and Sexual Offences+22%-2%-38%-11%-14%+37%+35%+5%+106%-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 most dangerous 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).

Last updated: 07 May 2021