Omagh Town Crime Overview

Omagh Town is the safest small town in Tyrone, and is among the top 10 safest overall out of Tyrone's 15 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Omagh Town in 2020 was 52 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to Tyrone's overall crime rate, coming in 10% lower than the Tyrone rate of 57 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Omagh Town is the 413rd most dangerous small town, and the 2,836th most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In July 2020, Omagh Town had the worst crime rate in Tyrone for criminal damage and arson, with 26 crimes reported and a crime rate of 1.3 per 1,000 inhabitants. July 2020 was also a bad month for Omagh Town residents, when it was Tyrone's most dangerous area for drugs, recording 9 crimes at a rate of 0.46 per 1,000 residents. Omagh Town recorded 4 reports of burglary during May 2020, making its crime rate of 0.20 the worst for burglary in Tyrone that month.

The most common crimes in Omagh Town are violence and sexual offences, with 488 offences during 2020, giving a crime rate of 25. This is 15% lower than 2019's figure of 562 offences and a difference of 3.77 from 2019's crime rate of 29. Omagh Town's least common crime is bicycle theft, with 1 offence recorded in 2020, a decrease of 500% from 2019's figure of 6 crimes.

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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 Behaviour1,03752.754,04050.164.9% more dangerous
Bicycle Theft10.05220.27440% safer
Burglary442.242032.5212% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson1819.2192211.4524% safer
Drugs773.923464.3010% safer
Other Crime281.421511.8732% safer
Other Theft562.853173.9438% safer
Possession of Weapons60.31470.5887% safer
Public Order110.56560.7025% safer
Robbery80.41180.2246% more dangerous
Shoplifting1035.242973.6930% more dangerous
Theft From the Person10.0560.0740% safer
Vehicle Crime150.761061.3274% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences48824.822,09225.984.7% safer

Omagh Town Compared to Nearby Small Towns

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Omagh Town1,01951.83-
Cookstown62053.453.0% more dangerous
Strabane84964.4520% more dangerous
Dungannon98568.6925% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Omagh Town

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Omagh Town Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2017201820192020Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour41474853Getting worse
Bicycle Theft0.050.150.310.05Safer
Burglary3.63.03.42.2Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson1112159Safer
Drugs3.44.14.93.9Safer
Other Crime1.11.61.81.4Safer
Other Theft64.852.8Safer
Possession of Weapons0.200.360.410.31Safer
Public Order0.250.150.250.56Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.150.560.150.41Getting worse
Shoplifting4.5665Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.760.561.00.05Safer
Vehicle Crime1.81.41.10.76Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences27282925Safer

Changes In Omagh Town's Crime Rates Over Time

Comparing Omagh Town to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Omagh Town51.83-
Barnet67.7123% more dangerous
Coventry77.4133% more dangerous
Croydon83.2238% more dangerous
Sheffield85.8140% more dangerous
Bristol86.2140% more dangerous
Leicester97.4447% more dangerous
Birmingham102.8750% more dangerous
Liverpool107.2852% more dangerous
Bradford133.0261% more dangerous
Leeds137.1062% 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.

Last updated: 07 May 2021