Strabane Crime Overview

Strabane is the second most dangerous small town in Tyrone, and is the third most dangerous overall out of Tyrone's 15 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Strabane in 2020 was 64 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares poorly to Tyrone's overall crime rate, coming in 12% higher than the Tyrone rate of 57 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Strabane is the 255th most dangerous small town, and the 1,776th most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In August 2020, Strabane had the worst crime rate in Tyrone for bicycle theft, with 1 crime reported and a crime rate of 0.08 per 1,000 inhabitants. December 2020 was also a bad month for Strabane residents, when it was Tyrone's most dangerous area for burglary, recording 5 crimes at a rate of 0.38 per 1,000 residents. Strabane recorded 5 reports of other crime during July 2020, making its crime rate of 0.38 the worst for other crime in Tyrone that month.

The most common crimes in Strabane are violence and sexual offences, with 442 offences during 2020, giving a crime rate of 34. This is 18% higher than 2019's figure of 361 offences and a difference of 6.15 from 2019's crime rate of 27. Strabane's least common crime is theft from the person, with 1 offence recorded in 2020, the same as 2019's figure of 1 crime.

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Crime in Strabane Compared To Tyrone

Summary of Crimes in Strabane This Year

 StrabaneTyrone 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour54641.454,04050.1621% safer
Bicycle Theft20.15220.2780% safer
Burglary312.352032.527% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson14210.7892211.456% safer
Drugs433.263464.3032% safer
Other Crime322.431511.8723% more dangerous
Other Theft644.863173.9419% more dangerous
Possession of Weapons120.91470.5836% more dangerous
Public Order191.44560.7051% more dangerous
Robbery20.15180.2247% safer
Shoplifting392.962973.6925% safer
Theft From the Person10.0860.0712% more dangerous
Vehicle Crime201.521061.3213% more dangerous
Violence and Sexual Offences44233.562,09225.9823% more dangerous

Strabane Compared to Nearby Small Towns

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Omagh Town1,01951.8324% safer
Cookstown62053.4521% safer
Strabane84964.45-
Dungannon98568.696% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Strabane

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Strabane Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2017201820192020Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour38393341Getting worse
Bicycle Theft0.300.15-0.15Safer
Burglary2.02.02.42.4Getting worse
Criminal Damage and Arson14111211Safer
Drugs1.22.03.13.3Getting worse
Other Crime2.42.41.62.4Getting worse
Other Theft4.9664.9Safer
Possession of Weapons0.680.610.380.91Getting worse
Public Order0.680.380.911.4Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.300.150.380.15Safer
Shoplifting7663.0Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)-0.300.080.08Safer
Vehicle Crime2.11.41.11.5Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences26242734Getting worse

Changes In Strabane's Crime Rates Over Time

Comparing Strabane to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Strabane64.45-
Barnet67.714.8% more dangerous
Coventry77.4117% more dangerous
Croydon83.2223% more dangerous
Sheffield85.8125% more dangerous
Bristol86.2125% more dangerous
Leicester97.4434% more dangerous
Birmingham102.8737% more dangerous
Liverpool107.2840% more dangerous
Bradford133.0252% more dangerous
Leeds137.1053% more dangerous

Crime in Strabane During Coronavirus Lockdowns

Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Strabane change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in September, when Strabane saw a 300% increase in public order. Strabane saw a large fall in burglary during October, when it fell by 80% compared to October in 2019. Shoplifting saw a fall in every month of Strabane's lockdown.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour-41%-2%+65%+32%+21%+38%+145%+66%+57%+177%
Burglary--+200%+50%--20%-75%-80%-33%+67%
Criminal Damage and Arson-33%+9%--73%--25%-+10%+29%-58%
Drugs--50%-67%+100%--50%+100%-50%+40%-
Other Crime-33%+200%+100%-50%----+50%-
Other Theft-56%+25%+67%-33%+25%-78%-20%+17%-45%-50%
Possession of Weapons----------
Public Order+100%----+33%+300%---
Shoplifting-80%-67%-80%-67%-17%-50%-33%--60%-75%
Vehicle Crime+100%-67%--+100%-----
Violence and Sexual Offences+41%+66%-17%+20%+38%+104%+34%-31%-19%+8%

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in Strabane

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

Last updated: 07 May 2021