Crime and Safety in Dungannon

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Dungannon is the second most dangerous small towns in Tyrone, and is among the top 5 most dangerous overall out of Tyrone's 15 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Dungannon in 2021 was 68 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares poorly to Tyrone's overall crime rate, coming in 10% higher than the Tyrone rate of 61 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Dungannon is the 272nd most dangerous small town, and the 1,668th most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In August 2021, Dungannon had the worst crime rate in Tyrone for bicycle theft, with 3 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.21 per 1,000 inhabitants. December 2021 was also a bad month for Dungannon residents, when it was Tyrone's most dangerous area for burglary, recording 5 crimes at a rate of 0.35 per 1,000 residents. Dungannon recorded 23 reports of criminal damage and arson during October 2021, making its crime rate of 1.6 the worst for criminal damage and arson in Tyrone that month.

The most common crimes in Dungannon are violence and sexual offences, with 419 offences during 2021, giving a crime rate of 29. This is 11% higher than 2020's figure of 375 offences and a difference of 3.07 from 2020's crime rate of 26. Dungannon's least common crime is robbery, with 7 offences recorded in 2021, an increase of 43% from 2020's figure of 4 crimes.

Dungannon 2022 Crime Scorecard

Second Most Dangerous

Small Towns, Tyrone

32% higher, regional crime rate

Northern Ireland

13% lower, national crime rate

England, Wales & NI

Local Crime in Context

As of 2022, the crime rate in Dungannon is 32% higher than Northern Ireland and 13% lower than the England, Wales & Northern Ireland overall figure.

Dungannon Crime Rate Over Time

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Dungannon Crime Map

Incidents mapped in Dungannon 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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Summary of Crimes in Dungannon This Year

CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour71850.073,59744.66 11% more dangerous
Bicycle Theft90.63170.21 67% more dangerous
Burglary422.931401.74 41% more dangerous
Criminal Damage and Arson17912.4886210.70 14% more dangerous
Drugs825.724035.00 13% more dangerous
Other Crime251.741431.78 2.3% safer
Other Theft835.793424.25 27% more dangerous
Possession of Weapons130.91560.70 23% more dangerous
Public Order80.56470.58 3.6% safer
Robbery70.49140.17 65% more dangerous
Shoplifting755.232663.30 37% more dangerous
Vehicle Crime312.161061.32 39% more dangerous
Violence and Sexual Offences41929.222,50731.13 7% safer

Dungannon Compared to Nearby Small Towns)

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Omagh Town1,01751.7331% safer
Cookstown64255.3523% safer
Strabane93570.984.4% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Dungannon

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Dungannon Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Anti-Social Behaviour45446050 Getting worse
Bicycle Theft0.070.421.10.63 Getting worse
Burglary4. Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson10121712 Getting worse
Drugs4.0766 Getting worse
Other Crime1. Safer
Other Theft974.76 Safer
Possession of Weapons0.770.700.560.91 Getting worse
Public Order0.350.420.350.56 Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.350.700.280.49 Getting worse
Shoplifting5765 Safer
Vehicle Crime2. Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences26302629 Getting worse

Changes In Dungannon's Crime Rates Over Time

Comparing Dungannon to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Barnet67.081.1% safer
Croydon82.4818% more dangerous
Sheffield90.0525% more dangerous
Bristol90.5225% more dangerous
Coventry102.2434% more dangerous
Leicester111.5939% more dangerous
Liverpool123.0645% more dangerous
Birmingham129.6448% more dangerous
Bradford132.2849% more dangerous
Leeds150.9455% 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.

Anti-Social Behaviour+54%+115%+106%+1%+24%+40%+91%+5%+17%-21%
Bicycle Theft------75%----
Criminal Damage and Arson+144%-17%+190%+8%+92%+12%+200%+57%-20%-11%
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----------
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 second 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 robbery (inc. mugging).

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