Redcar and Cleveland Crime Overview

Redcar and Cleveland is the safest major town in the North East, and the 52nd most dangerous overall out of the UK's major towns. The overall crime rate in Redcar and Cleveland in 2020 was 60 crimes per 1,000 people.

And in June 2016, Redcar and Cleveland was the second-worst major town in the North East for vehicle crime, with 85 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.62 per 1,000 inhabitants.

The most common crimes in Redcar and Cleveland are violence and sexual offences, with 3,140 offences during 2020, giving a crime rate of 23. This is 2.5% lower than 2019's figure of 3,217 offences and a difference of 0.57 from 2019's crime rate of 23. Redcar and Cleveland's least common crime is theft from the person, with 34 offences recorded in 2020, a decrease of 6% from 2019's figure of 36 crimes.

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Summary of Crimes in Redcar and Cleveland This Year

 Redcar and Cleveland
CrimeCountRate
Anti-Social Behaviour4,37131.87
Bicycle Theft560.41
Burglary5393.93
Criminal Damage and Arson1,3559.88
Drugs1991.45
Other Crime1961.43
Other Theft5724.17
Possession of Weapons790.58
Public Order7195.24
Robbery720.52
Shoplifting7085.16
Theft From the Person340.25
Vehicle Crime5013.65
Violence and Sexual Offences3,14022.89

Redcar and Cleveland Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2017201820192020Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour49373232Safer
Bicycle Theft0.840.630.530.41Safer
Burglary5753.9Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson12111110Safer
Drugs1.00.871.21.4Getting worse
Other Crime0.661.22.11.4Getting worse
Other Theft7754.2Safer
Possession of Weapons0.300.300.500.58Getting worse
Public Order1.83.14.65Getting worse
Robbery0.300.390.600.52Getting worse
Shoplifting9885Safer
Theft From the Person0.390.300.260.25Safer
Vehicle Crime3.953.83.6Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences14202323Getting worse

Comparing Redcar and Cleveland to the UK's Major Cities

Major TownsCrime RateRate Difference
Redcar and Cleveland59.57-
Coventry71.5017% more dangerous
Sheffield73.9919% more dangerous
Kirklees74.2320% more dangerous
Croydon77.1823% more dangerous
Bradford79.1925% more dangerous
London80.7026% more dangerous
Birmingham89.0233% more dangerous
Bristol91.5735% more dangerous
Leeds91.9035% more dangerous
Leicester102.5142% more dangerous
Liverpool105.9444% more dangerous

Crime in Redcar and Cleveland During Coronavirus Lockdowns

Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Redcar and Cleveland change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in July, when Redcar and Cleveland saw a 600% increase in bicycle theft. Redcar and Cleveland saw a large fall in shoplifting during April, when it fell by 66% compared to April in 2019.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctOct
Anti-Social Behaviour-17%+58%+65%-5%-6%-8%-9%+13%+9%
Bicycle Theft-63%-40%+100%-33%+600%--11%-+17%
Burglary-8%-6%-57%-16%-38%-45%-27%+6%+4%
Criminal Damage and Arson+14%-42%-6%+1%+1%-1%-6%+5%+9%
Drugs+40%-29%+118%-48%+83%-13%-+133%+77%
Other Crime-25%-30%-14%+14%--27%-45%-57%-40%
Other Theft-22%-24%-28%-6%-21%-14%-29%+9%-11%
Possession of Weapons-13%-33%+600%+56%-56%-+17%+120%+150%
Public Order+52%-13%+48%+67%+30%-+6%+16%+6%
Robbery+75%--57%+75%+40%-42%-+17%-25%
Shoplifting-20%-66%-58%-60%-59%-29%+34%-41%-46%
Theft From the Person--50%--+300%-33%-33%--50%
Vehicle Crime+71%-27%-8%-42%+14%-30%+28%+24%-9%
Violence and Sexual Offences+8%+2%+12%-20%+12%+17%-+17%+8%

Redcar and Cleveland's Population Centres

 Total CrimesCrime RateRate Difference from Redcar and Cleveland
Guisborough1,140612.9% more dangerous
Loftus5987622% more dangerous
Saltburn, Marske and New Marske8694631% safer
Skelton and Brotton9477217% more dangerous

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in Redcar and Cleveland

What police force serves Redcar and Cleveland?
Redcar and Cleveland's local territorial police force is the Cleveland Police.
How dangerous is Redcar and Cleveland?
Redcar and Cleveland is the safest major town in the North East.
What is Redcar and Cleveland's most common crime?
The most common crimes in Redcar and Cleveland are violence and sexual offences.
What is the least common crime in Redcar and Cleveland?
Redcar and Cleveland's least common crime is theft from the person.

Last updated: 01 Mar 2021