Redcar Crime Overview

Redcar is the safest medium-sized town in North Yorkshire, and is among the top 10 most dangerous overall out of North Yorkshire's 781 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Redcar in 2020 was 106 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares poorly to North Yorkshire's overall crime rate, coming in 36% higher than the North Yorkshire rate of 69 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Redcar is the 29th most dangerous medium-sized town, and the 411st most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In November 2020, Redcar was the worst medium-sized town in North Yorkshire for burglary, with 25 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.66 per 1,000 inhabitants. October 2020 was also a bad month for Redcar residents, when it was North Yorkshire's most dangerous medium-sized town for criminal damage and arson, recording 80 crimes at a rate of 2.1 per 1,000 residents. Redcar recorded 10 reports of other crime during September 2020, making its crime rate of 0.26 the worst medium-sized town for other crime in North Yorkshire that month.

The most common crimes in Redcar are violence and sexual offences, with 1,598 offences during 2020, giving a crime rate of 42. This is 11% higher than 2019's figure of 1,428 offences and a difference of 4.47 from 2019's crime rate of 38. Redcar's least common crime is theft from the person, with 16 offences recorded in 2020, a decrease of 6% from 2019's figure of 17 crimes.

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Crime in Redcar Compared To North Yorkshire

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Summary of Crimes in Redcar This Year

 RedcarNorth Yorkshire 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour2,12455.8948,67141.7325% more dangerous
Bicycle Theft270.711,2521.0751% safer
Burglary2296.035,1654.4327% more dangerous
Criminal Damage and Arson61016.0511,0069.4441% more dangerous
Drugs782.053,0872.6529% safer
Other Crime792.082,0451.7516% more dangerous
Other Theft2827.426,0695.2030% more dangerous
Possession of Weapons290.767480.6416% more dangerous
Public Order3599.457,1326.1135% more dangerous
Robbery330.875730.4944% more dangerous
Shoplifting41010.795,2944.5458% more dangerous
Theft From the Person160.423890.3321% more dangerous
Vehicle Crime2907.633,7243.1958% more dangerous
Violence and Sexual Offences1,59842.0533,44728.6732% more dangerous

Redcar Compared to Nearby Medium-Sized Towns

Medium-Sized TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Redcar4,040106.31-
Thornaby3,194124.6315% more dangerous
Scarborough5,439136.3822% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Redcar

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Redcar Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2017201820192020Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour94625656Safer
Bicycle Theft1.81.30.970.71Safer
Burglary71186Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson18181716Safer
Drugs1.81.41.72.0Getting worse
Other Crime1.22.22.92.1Safer
Other Theft121197Safer
Possession of Weapons0.370.450.470.76Getting worse
Public Order2.95.079Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.340.610.840.87Getting worse
Shoplifting15131611Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)1.00.580.450.42Safer
Vehicle Crime71278Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences23353842Getting worse

Changes In Redcar's Crime Rates Over Time

Comparing Redcar to the UK's Major Cities

Medium-Sized TownCrime RateRate Difference
Barnet67.7157% safer
Coventry77.4137% safer
Croydon83.2228% safer
Sheffield85.8124% safer
Bristol86.2123% safer
Leicester97.449% safer
Birmingham102.873.3% safer
Redcar106.31-
Liverpool107.280.90% more dangerous
Bradford133.0220% more dangerous
Leeds137.1022% more dangerous

Crime in Redcar's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Redcar East47644Fourth
Redcar Lakes North48182Third
Redcar Lakes South873117Second
Redcar Town & Coatham1,650239First

Redcar Neighbourhood Crime Breakdown

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

Crime TypeSafest NeighbourhoodMost Dangerous Neighbourhood
Anti-Social BehaviourRedcar East (295)Redcar Town & Coatham (721)
Bicycle TheftRedcar Lakes North (1)Redcar Town & Coatham (9)
BurglaryRedcar East (24)Redcar Town & Coatham (99)
Criminal Damage and ArsonRedcar East (67)Redcar Town & Coatham (204)
DrugsRedcar East (5)Redcar Town & Coatham (46)
Other CrimeRedcar East (10)Redcar Town & Coatham (25)
Other TheftRedcar East (28)Redcar Town & Coatham (121)
Possession of WeaponsRedcar East (3)Redcar Town & Coatham (18)
Public OrderRedcar East (40)Redcar Town & Coatham (144)
Robbery (inc. mugging)Redcar East (1)Redcar Town & Coatham (14)
ShopliftingRedcar East (9)Redcar Town & Coatham (298)
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)Redcar Lakes North (1)Redcar Town & Coatham (6)
Vehicle CrimeRedcar East (65)Redcar Town & Coatham (81)
Violence and Sexual OffencesRedcar East (218)Redcar Town & Coatham (585)

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%+80%+83%-19%-17%-26%-19%0%-12%-7%
Bicycle Theft--50%--50%--25%-40%+33%--75%
Burglary-45%-4%-73%+43%-23%-36%-30%+74%-19%-25%
Criminal Damage and Arson+16%-37%-8%-31%-5%-18%-6%+43%-22%+7%
Drugs+167%-43%--75%+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%+21%+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%-45%+64%+4%+223%+64%-3%-69%
Violence and Sexual Offences+35%+19%+6%-22%+24%+28%+7%+27%+3%+40%

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 crime is theft from the person (inc. pickpocketing).

Last updated: 07 May 2021