Dungannon Crime Overview

Dungannon is the most dangerous small town in Tyrone, and is the most dangerous overall out of Tyrone's 15 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Dungannon in 2020 was 69 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares poorly to Tyrone's overall crime rate, coming in 17% higher than the Tyrone rate of 57 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Dungannon is the 206th most dangerous small town, and the 1,491st most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In November 2020, Dungannon had the worst crime rate in Tyrone for burglary, with 6 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.42 per 1,000 inhabitants. November 2020 was also a bad month for Dungannon residents, when it was Tyrone's most dangerous area for bicycle theft, recording 1 crime at a rate of 0.07 per 1,000 residents. Dungannon recorded 16 reports of criminal damage and arson during December 2020, making its crime rate of 1.1 the worst for criminal damage and arson in Tyrone that month.

The most common crimes in Dungannon are violence and sexual offences, with 375 offences during 2020, giving a crime rate of 26. This is 14% lower than 2019's figure of 426 offences and a difference of 3.56 from 2019's crime rate of 30. Dungannon's least common crime is theft from the person, with 2 offences recorded in 2020, a decrease of 50% from 2019's figure of 3 crimes.

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Crime in Dungannon Compared To Tyrone

Summary of Crimes in Dungannon This Year

 DungannonTyrone 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour85559.624,04050.1616% more dangerous
Bicycle Theft161.12220.2776% more dangerous
Burglary463.212032.5221% more dangerous
Criminal Damage and Arson24517.0992211.4533% more dangerous
Drugs855.933464.3027% more dangerous
Other Crime312.161511.8713% more dangerous
Other Theft674.673173.9416% more dangerous
Possession of Weapons80.56470.583.6% safer
Public Order50.35560.70100% safer
Robbery40.28180.2221% more dangerous
Shoplifting805.582973.6934% more dangerous
Theft From the Person20.1460.0750% more dangerous
Vehicle Crime211.461061.3210% more dangerous
Violence and Sexual Offences37526.152,09225.980.65% more dangerous

Dungannon Compared to Nearby Small Towns

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Omagh Town1,01951.8333% safer
Cookstown62053.4529% safer
Strabane84964.457% safer
Dungannon98568.69-

Crime Over Time in Dungannon

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Dungannon Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2017201820192020Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour49454460Getting worse
Bicycle Theft0.210.070.421.1Getting worse
Burglary4.24.02.93.2Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson10101217Getting worse
Drugs4.24.076Getting worse
Other Crime1.01.62.92.2Getting worse
Other Theft8974.7Safer
Possession of Weapons0.700.770.700.56Safer
Public Order0.770.350.420.35Safer
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.350.350.700.28Safer
Shoplifting5576Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.280.070.210.14Safer
Vehicle Crime2.22.32.41.5Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences23263026Getting worse

Changes In Dungannon's Crime Rates Over Time

Comparing Dungannon to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Barnet67.711.4% safer
Dungannon68.69-
Coventry77.4111% more dangerous
Croydon83.2217% more dangerous
Sheffield85.8120% more dangerous
Bristol86.2120% more dangerous
Leicester97.4430% more dangerous
Birmingham102.8733% more dangerous
Liverpool107.2836% more dangerous
Bradford133.0248% more dangerous
Leeds137.1050% more dangerous

Crime in Dungannon During Coronavirus Lockdowns

Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Dungannon change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in September, when Dungannon saw a 300% increase in burglary. Dungannon saw a large fall in other theft during November, when it fell by 89% compared to November in 2019.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour+54%+115%+106%+1%+24%+40%+91%+5%+17%-21%
Bicycle Theft------75%----
Burglary+50%-50%-+100%--67%+300%+67%+20%-50%
Criminal Damage and Arson+144%-17%+190%+8%+92%+12%+200%+57%-20%-11%
Drugs+25%-43%-38%-14%-82%-56%-17%+71%-25%+33%
Other Crime-50%-+67%-50%-50%+33%--67%--57%
Other Theft+50%-62%-44%-22%-29%+29%-58%-50%-89%-14%
Possession of Weapons-----50%-----50%
Public Order----------
Robbery---------67%-
Shoplifting-13%+20%+150%-69%-55%-33%-82%-56%-47%+14%
Vehicle Crime-33%-25%-50%--25%--+100%+25%-83%
Violence and Sexual Offences-39%-22%-21%-26%+13%-24%+9%-31%+17%-69%

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in Dungannon

What police force serves Dungannon?
Dungannon's local territorial police force is the Police Service of Northern Ireland.
How dangerous is Dungannon?
Dungannon is the most dangerous small town in Tyrone.
What is Dungannon's most common crime?
The most common crimes in Dungannon are violence and sexual offences.
What is the least common crime in Dungannon?
Dungannon's least common crime is theft from the person (inc. pickpocketing).

Last updated: 07 May 2021