Stockton-on-Tees Crime Overview

Stockton-on-Tees is the second safest city in the North East, and the 23rd safest overall out of the UK's cities. The overall crime rate in Stockton-on-Tees in 2020 was 50 crimes per 1,000 people.

In December 2018, Stockton-on-Tees was the second-worst city in the North East for robbery, with 18 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.09 per 1,000 inhabitants. November 2016 was also a bad month for Stockton-on-Tees residents, when it was the North East's second-most dangerous city for theft from the person, recording 14 crimes at a rate of 0.07 per 1,000 residents. Stockton-on-Tees recorded 24 reports of bicycle theft during January 2015, making its crime rate of 0.12 the second-worst city for bicycle theft in the North East that month.

The most common crimes in Stockton-on-Tees are violence and sexual offences, with 4,090 offences during 2020, giving a crime rate of 21. This is 6% lower than 2019's figure of 4,325 offences and a difference of 1.20 from 2019's crime rate of 22. Stockton-on-Tees's least common crime is bicycle theft, with 66 offences recorded in 2020, a decrease of 94% from 2019's figure of 128 crimes.

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Summary of Crimes in Stockton-on-Tees This Year

 Stockton-on-Tees
CrimeCountRate
Anti-Social Behaviour5,45927.66
Bicycle Theft660.33
Burglary5592.83
Criminal Damage and Arson1,2276.22
Drugs4692.38
Other Crime3211.63
Other Theft7373.73
Possession of Weapons1150.58
Public Order1,0525.33
Robbery1260.64
Shoplifting5762.92
Theft From the Person760.39
Vehicle Crime3851.95
Violence and Sexual Offences4,09020.72

Stockton-on-Tees Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2017201820192020Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour35312528Safer
Bicycle Theft0.791.00.650.33Safer
Burglary3.93.64.02.8Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson8776Safer
Drugs1.31.21.62.4Getting worse
Other Crime1.11.11.61.6Getting worse
Other Theft4.95.05.03.7Safer
Possession of Weapons0.310.440.590.58Getting worse
Public Order2.03.34.75Getting worse
Robbery0.470.600.670.64Getting worse
Shoplifting8972.9Safer
Theft From the Person0.550.650.560.39Safer
Vehicle Crime2.54.44.22.0Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences14192221Getting worse

Comparing Stockton-on-Tees to the UK's Major Cities

CitiesCrime RateRate Difference
Stockton-on-Tees49.65-
Coventry71.5031% more dangerous
Sheffield73.9933% more dangerous
Kirklees74.2333% more dangerous
Croydon77.1836% more dangerous
Bradford79.1937% more dangerous
London80.7038% more dangerous
Birmingham89.0244% more dangerous
Bristol91.5746% more dangerous
Leeds91.9046% more dangerous
Leicester102.5152% more dangerous
Liverpool105.9453% more dangerous

Crime in Stockton-on-Tees During Coronavirus Lockdowns

Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Stockton-on-Tees change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in August, when Stockton-on-Tees saw a 184% increase in drugs. Stockton-on-Tees saw a large fall in bicycle theft during March, when it fell by 81% compared to March in 2019. Stockton-on-Tees saw consistent falls in the crime rate of several types of crime during every month of its Coronavirus lockdown, including other theft, shoplifting, and vehicle crime.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctOct
Anti-Social Behaviour-24%+94%+73%+8%-19%+3%+30%+34%+61%
Bicycle Theft-81%-45%--75%-54%-33%-33%+50%-13%
Burglary-30%-43%+3%-34%-41%-42%-17%-16%-5%
Criminal Damage and Arson-6%-23%-4%-16%-20%+2%+3%-32%-13%
Drugs+52%+58%+66%+157%+16%+184%+44%+44%+21%
Other Crime+22%+18%+83%+119%-47%+30%+19%-+14%
Other Theft-6%-49%-8%-39%-20%-7%-12%-32%-23%
Possession of Weapons-43%-+80%-8%-21%-+50%+100%-27%
Public Order+12%+3%+51%+69%+9%+29%+8%+48%-7%
Robbery+100%+140%+14%-58%-30%-35%+43%+21%+10%
Shoplifting-53%-77%-78%-62%-51%-56%-68%-66%-62%
Theft From the Person-50%-22%-62%-47%-15%+10%+100%-43%-
Vehicle Crime-46%-24%-61%-33%-77%-45%-62%-30%-32%
Violence and Sexual Offences-25%+8%-3%+25%-9%+13%+20%-2%-1%

Stockton-on-Tees's Population Centres

 Total CrimesCrime RateRate Difference from Stockton-on-Tees
Billingham2,6847735% more dangerous
Egglescliffe3704218% safer
Ingleby Barwick6222880% safer
Thornaby2,93411457% more dangerous
Yarm3784317% safer

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in Stockton-on-Tees

What police force serves Stockton-on-Tees?
Stockton-on-Tees's local territorial police force is the Cleveland Police.
How dangerous is Stockton-on-Tees?
Stockton-on-Tees is the second safest city in the North East.
What is Stockton-on-Tees's most common crime?
The most common crimes in Stockton-on-Tees are violence and sexual offences.
What is the least common crime in Stockton-on-Tees?
Stockton-on-Tees's least common crime is bicycle theft.

Last updated: 01 Mar 2021