Cookstown is the second safest small towns in Tyrone, and is among the top 5 safest overall out of Tyrone's 15 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Cookstown in 2021 was 55 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to Tyrone's overall crime rate, coming in 10% lower than the Tyrone rate of 61 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Cookstown is the 405th safest small town, and the 2,689th most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.
In December 2021, Cookstown had the worst crime rate in Tyrone for criminal damage and arson, with 18 crimes reported and a crime rate of 1.6 per 1,000 inhabitants. May 2021 was also a bad month for Cookstown residents, when it was Tyrone's most dangerous area for drugs, recording 9 crimes at a rate of 0.78 per 1,000 residents. Cookstown recorded 3 reports of other crime during June 2021, making its crime rate of 0.26 the worst for other crime in Tyrone that month.
The most common crimes in Cookstown are violence and sexual offences, with 304 offences during 2021, giving a crime rate of 26. This is 10% higher than 2020's figure of 275 offences and a difference of 2.50 from 2020's crime rate of 24. Cookstown's least common crime is bicycle theft, with 1 offence recorded in 2021, a decrease of 100% from 2020's figure of 2 crimes.
Small Towns, Tyrone
17% higher, regional crime rate
38% lower, national crime rate
England, Wales & NI
As of 2022, the crime rate in Cookstown is 17% higher than Northern Ireland and 38% lower than the England, Wales & Northern Ireland overall figure.
|England, Wales & NI|
Incidents mapped in Cookstown 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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Last updated: 02 Jun, 2022
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|Year||Crime Rate per|
|Anti-Social Behaviour||470||40.52||3,597||44.66||10% safer|
|Bicycle Theft||1||0.09||17||0.21||133% safer|
|Criminal Damage and Arson||150||12.93||862||10.70||17% more dangerous|
|Drugs||60||5.17||403||5.00||3.3% more dangerous|
|Other Crime||16||1.38||143||1.78||29% safer|
|Other Theft||33||2.85||342||4.25||49% safer|
|Possession of Weapons||2||0.17||56||0.70||312% safer|
|Public Order||6||0.52||47||0.58||12% safer|
|Shoplifting||42||3.62||266||3.30||9% more dangerous|
|Theft From the Person||1||0.09||7||0.09||0% safer|
|Vehicle Crime||17||1.47||106||1.32||10% more dangerous|
|Violence and Sexual Offences||304||26.21||2,507||31.13||19% safer|
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|Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents|
|Criminal Damage and Arson||12||12||11||13||Getting worse|
|Possession of Weapons||0.78||0.52||0.60||0.17||Safer|
|Public Order||-||0.52||0.34||0.52||Getting worse|
|Robbery (inc. mugging)||0.17||0.17||0.17||0.09||Safer|
|Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)||0.09||0.17||-||0.09||Safer|
|Vehicle Crime||1.3||0.52||1.6||1.5||Getting worse|
|Violence and Sexual Offences||23||22||24||26||Getting worse|
|Small Town||Crime Rate||Rate Difference|
|Barnet||67.08||17% more dangerous|
|Croydon||82.48||33% more dangerous|
|Sheffield||90.05||39% more dangerous|
|Bristol||90.52||39% more dangerous|
|Coventry||102.24||46% more dangerous|
|Leicester||111.59||50% more dangerous|
|Liverpool||123.06||55% more dangerous|
|Birmingham||129.64||57% more dangerous|
|Bradford||132.28||58% more dangerous|
|Leeds||150.94||63% more dangerous|
Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Cookstown change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in August, when Cookstown saw a 300% increase in burglary. Cookstown saw a large fall in shoplifting during November, when it fell by 94% compared to November in 2019.
|Criminal Damage and Arson||-||-67%||-38%||+7%||-6%||+40%||+100%||+88%||-36%||+10%|
|Possession of Weapons||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|Violence and Sexual Offences||-||-19%||+35%||-13%||-21%||+41%||-4%||+9%||+43%||+3%|