During 2021, England & Wales's police forces received 230,716 crime reports about shoplifting. This is a decrease of 3.7% from 2020's figure of 239,150 reports of shoplifting, giving an overall crime rate of 3.8 per 1,000 people in 2021 and a rate of 4.0 per 1,000 people for 2020.
The most dangeroues cities for shoplifting are Portsmouth, Middlesbrough, and Nottingham, with crime rates of 12, 10, and 10 per 1,000 residents respectively. The most dangerous region for shoplifting is Nottinghamshire, which recorded a shoplifting rate of 8 offences per 1,000 people in 2021. The second most dangerous area for shoplifting is South Glamorgan, with a crime rate of 7, followed by Tyne & Wear in third, with a shoplifting rate of 6 per 1,000 residents.
The safest area in England and Wales for shoplifting is Milton Keynes, which had a crime rate of 0.74 in 2021. Next safest is Coventry, followed by Birmingham in third place, with crime rates per 1,000 residents of 1.4 and 1.5 respectively.
|5||Newcastle upon Tyne||8.02|
|8||Kingston upon Hull||7.57|
|7||Richmond upon Thames||2.31|
|Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents|
|3||Tyne & Wear||5.70|
|7||East Riding of Yorkshire||5.22|
Last updated: 22 Mar 2021