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Crime and Safety in Omagh Town

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Omagh Town is the safest small towns in Tyrone, and is the third safest overall out of Tyrone's 15 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Omagh Town in 2021 was 52 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to Tyrone's overall crime rate, coming in 18% lower than the Tyrone rate of 61 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Omagh Town is the 362nd safest small town, and the 3,055th most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In October 2021, Omagh Town had the worst crime rate in Tyrone for burglary, with 4 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.20 per 1,000 inhabitants. May 2021 was also a bad month for Omagh Town residents, when it was Tyrone's most dangerous area for criminal damage and arson, recording 14 crimes at a rate of 0.71 per 1,000 residents. Omagh Town recorded 11 reports of drugs during December 2021, making its crime rate of 0.56 the worst for drugs in Tyrone that month.

The most common crimes in Omagh Town are violence and sexual offences, with 509 offences during 2021, giving a crime rate of 26. This is 4.1% higher than 2020's figure of 488 offences and a difference of 1.07 from 2020's crime rate of 25. Omagh Town's least common crime is bicycle theft, with 2 offences recorded in 2021, an increase of 50% from 2020's figure of 1 crime.

Omagh Town 2022 Crime Scorecard

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Small Towns, Tyrone

11% higher, regional crime rate

Northern Ireland

48% lower, national crime rate

England, Wales & NI

Local Crime in Context

As of 2022, the crime rate in Omagh Town is 11% higher than Northern Ireland and 48% lower than the England, Wales & Northern Ireland overall figure.

Omagh Town Crime Rate Over Time

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Omagh Town Crime Map

Incidents mapped in Omagh Town 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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Historical Crime Rates for Omagh Town

YearCrime Rate per
1,000 people
Total Crimes
2021521,017
2020521,019
2019671,324
2018631,232
2017601,173
2016651,281

Crime in Omagh Town Compared To Tyrone

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Summary of Crimes in Omagh Town This Year

 Omagh TownTyrone 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour98350.003,59744.66 11% more dangerous
Bicycle Theft20.10170.21 110% safer
Burglary331.681401.74 3.6% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson1748.8586210.70 21% safer
Drugs854.324035.00 16% safer
Other Crime231.171431.78 52% safer
Other Theft693.513424.25 21% safer
Possession of Weapons90.46560.70 52% safer
Public Order90.46470.58 26% safer
Robbery30.15140.17 13% safer
Shoplifting824.172663.30 21% more dangerous
Theft From the Person20.1070.09 10% more dangerous
Vehicle Crime170.861061.32 53% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences50925.892,50731.13 20% safer

Omagh Town Compared to Nearby Small Towns)

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Omagh Town1,01751.73-
Cookstown64255.357% more dangerous
Dungannon97367.8524% more dangerous
Strabane93570.9827% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Omagh Town

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Omagh Town Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2018201920202021Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour47485350 Getting worse
Bicycle Theft0.150.310.050.10 Safer
Burglary3.03.42.21.7 Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson121599 Safer
Drugs4.14.93.94.3 Getting worse
Other Crime1.61.81.41.2 Safer
Other Theft4.852.83.5 Safer
Possession of Weapons0.360.410.310.46 Getting worse
Public Order0.150.250.560.46 Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.560.150.410.15 Safer
Shoplifting6654.2 Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.561.00.050.10 Safer
Vehicle Crime1.41.10.760.86 Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences28292526 Safer

Changes In Omagh Town's Crime Rates Over Time

Comparing Omagh Town to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Omagh Town51.73-
Barnet67.0823% more dangerous
Croydon82.4837% more dangerous
Sheffield90.0543% more dangerous
Bristol90.5243% more dangerous
Coventry102.2449% more dangerous
Leicester111.5954% more dangerous
Liverpool123.0658% more dangerous
Birmingham129.6460% more dangerous
Bradford132.2861% more dangerous
Leeds150.9466% more dangerous

Crime in Omagh Town During Coronavirus Lockdowns

Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Omagh Town change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in March, when Omagh Town saw a 400% increase in burglary. Omagh Town saw a large fall in other theft during April, when it fell by 86% compared to April in 2019. Criminal Damage and Arson saw a fall in every month of Omagh Town's lockdown.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour-10%+43%+20%+8%+2%-13%+10%-11%+53%+35%
Burglary+400%-63%-20%-80%-50%-50%-80%-63%-67%-
Criminal Damage and Arson-25%-44%-17%-52%+18%-53%-46%-45%-45%-71%
Drugs+13%-29%+80%-11%-18%-55%-82%-22%-50%-
Other Crime--50%-50%-50%-50%-33%---25%-
Other Theft--86%--20%-38%-50%-22%-67%-40%-46%
Public Order------+200%---
Shoplifting+30%-22%-14%-56%+100%+125%-18%+31%--33%
Vehicle Crime--50%+100%----75%--+100%
Violence and Sexual Offences-30%+40%+21%-30%-34%-42%-17%-7%+3%-33%

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in Omagh Town

What police force serves Omagh Town?
Omagh Town's local territorial police force is the Police Service of Northern Ireland.

How dangerous is Omagh Town?
Omagh Town is the safest small town in Tyrone.

What is Omagh Town's most common crime?
The most common crimes in Omagh Town are violence and sexual offences.

What is the least common crime in Omagh Town?
Omagh Town's least common crime is bicycle theft.

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