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Crime and Safety in Thornaby

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Thornaby is the second most dangerous medium-sized town 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 Thornaby in 2021 was 134 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares poorly to North Yorkshire's overall crime rate, coming in 44% higher than the North Yorkshire rate of 76 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Thornaby is among the top 20 most dangerous medium-sized towns, and the 240th most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In December 2021, Thornaby was the worst medium-sized town in North Yorkshire for bicycle theft, with 5 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.20 per 1,000 inhabitants. October 2021 was also a bad month for Thornaby residents, when it was North Yorkshire's most dangerous medium-sized town for other crime, recording 10 crimes at a rate of 0.39 per 1,000 residents. Thornaby recorded 21 reports of burglary during July 2021, making its crime rate of 0.82 the worst medium-sized town for burglary in North Yorkshire that month.

The most common crimes in Thornaby are violence and sexual offences, with 1,510 offences during 2021, giving a crime rate of 59. This is 12% higher than 2020's figure of 1,327 offences and a difference of 7.14 from 2020's crime rate of 52. Thornaby's least common crime is theft from the person, with 7 offences recorded in 2021, a decrease of 129% from 2020's figure of 16 crimes.

Thornaby 2022 Crime Scorecard

Second Most Dangerous

Medium-Sized Towns, North Yorkshire

28% higher, regional crime rate

Yorkshire and The Humber

43% higher, national crime rate

England, Wales & NI

Local Crime in Context

As of 2022, the crime rate in Thornaby is 28% higher than Yorkshire and The Humber and 43% higher than the England, Wales & Northern Ireland overall figure.

Thornaby Crime Rate Over Time

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Incidents mapped in Thornaby 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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Historical Crime Rates for Thornaby

YearCrime Rate per
1,000 people
Total Crimes
20211343,438
20201253,194
20191283,279
20181283,285
20171082,767
2016902,317

Crime in Thornaby Compared To North Yorkshire

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Summary of Crimes in Thornaby This Year

 ThornabyNorth Yorkshire 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour1,09242.6139,79734.12 20% more dangerous
Bicycle Theft341.331,3371.15 14% more dangerous
Burglary1435.584,4883.85 31% more dangerous
Criminal Damage and Arson51320.0211,6409.98 50% more dangerous
Drugs1114.333,0422.61 40% more dangerous
Other Crime1013.941,9231.65 58% more dangerous
Other Theft1917.456,1465.27 29% more dangerous
Possession of Weapons271.056800.58 45% more dangerous
Public Order40615.849,3398.01 49% more dangerous
Robbery250.987130.61 38% more dangerous
Shoplifting2569.995,9025.06 49% more dangerous
Theft From the Person70.274280.37 37% safer
Vehicle Crime1144.453,5243.02 32% more dangerous
Violence and Sexual Offences1,51058.9239,12033.54 43% more dangerous

Thornaby Compared to Nearby Medium-Sized Towns)

Medium-Sized TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Redcar4,343114.2917% safer
Thornaby3,438134.15-
Scarborough5,667142.096% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Thornaby

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Recent Crimes in Thornaby

DateCrime TypeLocationOutcome
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Easton StreetUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Public orderOn or near Archer StreetUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Church CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022BurglaryOn or near St Luke'S AvenueInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Francis WalkUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Hutton CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Other crimeOn or near Sinnington RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Hazel GroveUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Stanley CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022DrugsOn or near Hawthorn AvenueOffender given a caution
April 2022Other crimeOn or near Saltburn RoadFurther investigation is not in the public interest
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Elizabeth StreetUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Ellerburne StreetInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Staindale RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022BurglaryOn or near HospitalInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Public orderOn or near Henrietta CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Bicycle theftOn or near Parking AreaUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Public orderOn or near Barnard CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Other theftOn or near Teesside Park DriveInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Mitchell AvenueUnable to prosecute suspect

Thornaby Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2018201920202021Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour70656943 Safer
Bicycle Theft2.11.61.61.3 Safer
Burglary91096 Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson21252220 Safer
Drugs1.42.53.64.3 Getting worse
Other Crime3.33.93.83.9 Getting worse
Other Theft111197 Safer
Possession of Weapons0.551.21.41.0 Getting worse
Public Order891116 Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.781.11.00.98 Safer
Shoplifting2111610 Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.550.550.620.27 Safer
Vehicle Crime854.04.4 Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences42465259 Getting worse

Changes In Thornaby's Crime Rates Over Time

Offences in Thornaby's Green Spaces

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

NameASBDrugsPublic OrderRobberyVSOAll OthersCrimes per Hectare
Teesside Golf Club1----20.05
The Harold Wilson Recreation Centre5---211.2
The Littleboy Recreation Ground4---101.0

Comparing Thornaby to the UK's Major Cities

Medium-Sized TownCrime RateRate Difference
Barnet67.08100% safer
Croydon82.4863% safer
Sheffield90.0549% safer
Bristol90.5248% safer
Coventry102.2431% safer
Leicester111.5920% safer
Liverpool123.069% safer
Birmingham129.643.5% safer
Bradford132.281.4% safer
Thornaby134.15-
Leeds150.9411% more dangerous

Crime in Thornaby's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Thornaby Mandale725100Third
Thornaby North1,524213First
Thornaby South767145Second
Thornaby Village42271Fourth

Thornaby Neighbourhood Crime Breakdown

Crime TypeSafest NeighbourhoodMost Dangerous Neighbourhood
Anti-Social BehaviourThornaby Village (138)Thornaby North (466)
Bicycle TheftThornaby South (2)Thornaby North (22)
BurglaryThornaby Mandale (21)Thornaby North (58)
Criminal Damage and ArsonThornaby Village (57)Thornaby North (220)
DrugsThornaby Village (11)Thornaby North (53)
Other CrimeThornaby Village (13)Thornaby North (39)
Other TheftThornaby Village (20)Thornaby North (111)
Possession of WeaponsThornaby Village (2)Thornaby South (9)
Public OrderThornaby Village (45)Thornaby North (174)
Robbery (inc. mugging)Thornaby Village (2)Thornaby North (14)
ShopliftingThornaby Village (5)Thornaby North (151)
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)Thornaby North (2)Thornaby Mandale (3)
Vehicle CrimeThornaby Mandale (13)Thornaby North (62)
Violence and Sexual OffencesThornaby Village (214)Thornaby North (610)

Crime in Thornaby During Coronavirus Lockdowns

Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Thornaby change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in November, when Thornaby saw a 600% increase in possession of weapons. Thornaby saw a large fall in possession of weapons during March, when it fell by 80% compared to March in 2019. Shoplifting saw a fall in every month of Thornaby's lockdown.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour-51%+77%+150%-15%-30%-16%+22%+1%+99%+1%
Bicycle Theft-63%-75%--+250%+50%+33%-+25%-50%
Burglary+80%-50%-39%-20%-29%+146%-32%-32%-41%+12%
Criminal Damage and Arson--56%-32%-21%+78%-21%+10%-48%-9%-13%
Drugs-25%+120%+233%--29%+167%+100%+83%+38%+29%
Other Crime-50%-20%+11%-22%+500%-44%-11%+200%--14%
Other Theft-38%-54%-15%-38%-32%+25%+67%-52%--50%
Possession of Weapons-80%-+25%-+300%+100%-67%-+600%-33%
Public Order+56%-40%+20%+65%+41%+58%-17%-8%+136%+229%
Robbery---67%+300%---80%-50%+100%-50%
Shoplifting-42%-68%+25%-76%-54%-14%-38%-17%-57%-57%
Theft From the Person-------+300%--
Vehicle Crime--63%+56%-25%-50%-63%-10%-18%-55%-
Violence and Sexual Offences+1%-+37%+32%+12%-20%+10%+14%+16%+40%

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in Thornaby

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

How dangerous is Thornaby?
Thornaby is the second most dangerous medium-sized town in North Yorkshire.

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

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

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