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Crime and Safety in Redcar, North Yorkshire

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Redcar is the safest medium-sized towns in North Yorkshire, and is among the top 10 most dangerous overall out of North Yorkshire's 699 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Redcar in 2021 was 114 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares poorly to North Yorkshire's overall crime rate, coming in 34% higher than the North Yorkshire rate of 76 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Redcar is the 33rd most dangerous medium-sized town, and the 400th most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In December 2021, Redcar was the worst medium-sized town in North Yorkshire for burglary, with 20 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.53 per 1,000 inhabitants. October 2021 was also a bad month for Redcar residents, when it was North Yorkshire's most dangerous medium-sized town for bicycle theft, recording 3 crimes at a rate of 0.08 per 1,000 residents. Redcar recorded 66 reports of criminal damage and arson during November 2021, making its crime rate of 1.7 the worst medium-sized town for criminal damage and arson in North Yorkshire that month.

The most common crimes in Redcar are violence and sexual offences, with 1,785 offences during 2021, giving a crime rate of 47. This is 10% higher than 2020's figure of 1,605 offences and a difference of 4.73 from 2020's crime rate of 42. Redcar's least common crimes are possession of weapons, with 20 offences recorded in 2021, a decrease of 45% from 2020's figure of 29 crimes.

Redcar 2022 Crime Scorecard

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Medium-Sized Towns, North Yorkshire

15% higher, regional crime rate

Yorkshire and The Humber

33% higher, national crime rate

England, Wales & NI

Local Crime in Context

As of 2022, the crime rate in Redcar is 15% higher than Yorkshire and The Humber and 33% higher than the England, Wales & Northern Ireland overall figure.

Redcar Crime Rate Over Time

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Last updated: 02 Jun, 2022

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Historical Crime Rates for Redcar

YearCrime Rate per
1,000 people
Total Crimes
20211144,343
20201074,055
20191084,114
20181114,215
2017923,505
2016933,549

Crime in Redcar Compared To North Yorkshire

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Summary of Crimes in Redcar This Year

 RedcarNorth Yorkshire 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour1,67644.1039,79734.12 23% more dangerous
Bicycle Theft290.761,3371.15 51% safer
Burglary3168.324,4883.85 54% more dangerous
Criminal Damage and Arson59915.7611,6409.98 37% more dangerous
Drugs832.183,0422.61 20% safer
Other Crime1122.951,9231.65 44% more dangerous
Other Theft2857.506,1465.27 30% more dangerous
Possession of Weapons200.536800.58 9% safer
Public Order48112.669,3398.01 37% more dangerous
Robbery250.667130.61 8% more dangerous
Shoplifting44411.685,9025.06 57% more dangerous
Theft From the Person250.664280.37 44% more dangerous
Vehicle Crime1393.663,5243.02 17% more dangerous
Violence and Sexual Offences1,78546.9739,12033.54 29% more dangerous

Redcar Compared to Nearby Medium-Sized Towns)

Medium-Sized TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Redcar4,343114.29-
Thornaby3,438134.1515% more dangerous
Scarborough5,667142.0920% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Redcar

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Recent Crimes in Redcar

DateCrime TypeLocationOutcome
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Olliver StreetUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Henry StreetInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Clifford StreetUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Bicycle theftOn or near Ramsey RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Arundel StreetInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Hanson StreetInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Public orderOn or near East Lodge GardensInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Parking AreaInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Public orderOn or near Stockdale AvenueUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022ShopliftingOn or near Shopping AreaInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Theft from the personOn or near Bank StreetInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022DrugsOn or near Parking AreaUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Other theftOn or near Laurel RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near HospitalInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Malcolm GroveUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Newcomen GroveInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Milbank TerraceInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022BurglaryOn or near Parking AreaInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Clifford StreetUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near SupermarketUnable to prosecute suspect

Redcar Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2018201920202021Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour63565644 Safer
Bicycle Theft1.30.970.710.76 Safer
Burglary11868 Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson18171616 Safer
Drugs1.41.72.02.2 Getting worse
Other Crime2.22.92.13.0 Getting worse
Other Theft11978 Safer
Possession of Weapons0.450.470.760.53 Getting worse
Public Order5.07913 Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.610.840.870.66 Getting worse
Shoplifting13161112 Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.580.450.420.66 Safer
Vehicle Crime12783.7 Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences35384247 Getting worse

Changes In Redcar's Crime Rates Over Time

Comparing Redcar to the UK's Major Cities

Medium-Sized TownCrime RateRate Difference
Barnet67.0870% safer
Croydon82.4839% safer
Sheffield90.0527% safer
Bristol90.5226% safer
Coventry102.2412% safer
Leicester111.592.4% safer
Redcar114.29-
Liverpool123.067% more dangerous
Birmingham129.6412% more dangerous
Bradford132.2814% more dangerous
Leeds150.9424% more dangerous

Crime in Redcar's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Redcar East45542Fourth
Redcar Lakes North56897Third
Redcar Lakes South947127Second
Redcar Town & Coatham1,796260First

Redcar Neighbourhood Crime Breakdown

Crime TypeSafest NeighbourhoodMost Dangerous Neighbourhood
Anti-Social BehaviourRedcar Lakes North (130)Redcar Town & Coatham (622)
Bicycle TheftRedcar Lakes North (1)Redcar Town & Coatham (12)
BurglaryRedcar East (38)Redcar Town & Coatham (118)
Criminal Damage and ArsonRedcar East (61)Redcar Town & Coatham (211)
DrugsRedcar East (10)Redcar Town & Coatham (48)
Other CrimeRedcar East (13)Redcar Town & Coatham (43)
Other TheftRedcar East (24)Redcar Town & Coatham (125)
Possession of WeaponsRedcar East (2)Redcar Town & Coatham (10)
Public OrderRedcar East (45)Redcar Town & Coatham (180)
Robbery (inc. mugging)Redcar Lakes North (1)Redcar Town & Coatham (14)
ShopliftingRedcar Lakes North (2)Redcar Town & Coatham (328)
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)Redcar East (1)Redcar Town & Coatham (12)
Vehicle CrimeRedcar East (24)Redcar Town & Coatham (49)
Violence and Sexual OffencesRedcar East (222)Redcar Town & Coatham (646)

Crime in Redcar During Coronavirus Lockdowns

Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Redcar change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in October, when Redcar saw a 400% increase in possession of weapons. Redcar saw a large fall in vehicle crime during April, when it fell by 82% compared to April in 2019.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour-1%+81%+84%-19%-17%-26%-19%0%-13%-7%
Bicycle Theft--50%--50%--25%-40%+33%--75%
Burglary-45%-4%-73%+43%-23%-36%-26%+74%-19%-25%
Criminal Damage and Arson+16%-37%-8%-29%-5%-18%-5%+46%-21%+5%
Drugs+167%-43%--78%+50%-14%-71%+300%+33%-14%
Other Crime+60%-57%-50%-15%--31%--55%-75%-30%
Other Theft-4%-10%-41%+64%-45%-19%-13%+26%+5%-41%
Possession of Weapons-40%-50%-+150%-67%--+400%--
Public Order+106%+11%+52%+35%+22%+30%-17%+25%+26%-17%
Robbery---75%-+100%-33%+50%-+40%-75%
Shoplifting-6%-52%-26%-53%-56%-38%-14%-46%-52%-56%
Theft From the Person---67%--+100%--50%--
Vehicle Crime+25%-82%-33%-41%+64%+4%+223%+64%-3%-69%
Violence and Sexual Offences+33%+18%+5%-23%+24%+29%+8%+28%+3%+38%

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in Redcar

What police force serves Redcar?
Redcar's local territorial police force is the North Yorkshire Police.

How dangerous is Redcar?
Redcar is the safest medium-sized town in North Yorkshire.

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

What is the least common crime in Redcar?
Redcar's least common crimes are possession of weapons.

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