Cleveland Police

Cleveland is home to a number of large towns, including Hartlepool and Middlesbrough. The area has one of the worst rates of car crime in the country, with an average of 255 offences per 10,000 registered vehicles.

Middlesbrough shows the biggest spike, with its town centre reporting 924 crimes per 10,000 cars, which places it just outside our top 10 hotspots for the whole of England and Wales. Criminal damage accounts for more than half of all offences, while theft from a motor vehicle represents 34 per cent of incidents.

The safest area is Cleveland is Billingham, with just 28 car crimes per 10,000 cars – a reduction of 97 per cent in comparison to Middlesbrough's town centre.  

Middlesbrough has been the subject to a number of high-profile police operations in recent months, as the town’s law enforcement agencies attempt to tackle the root cause of car crime. Gangs, drug dealers and petty thieves have all been targeted in large scale crackdowns, while the local courts have handed out stiffer sentences by empowering the police to strip convicted criminals of their assets.

See also: Top 10 Cars Stolen to order / Top 10 Most Stolen Cars

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Crime map
Crimes by type
Offence type Offences per 10,000
registered vehicles
Criminal Damage 131
Theft from 87
Theft of 25
Interfering with 12
Total 255
Crimes by postcode
Postcode District Offences per 10,000
registered vehicles
TS1 924
TS3 382
TS4 332
TS2 219
TS5 205
TS24 143
TS6 128
TS8 127
TS18 124
TS19 110
TS26 103
TS10 101
TS20 97
TS13 95
TS25 91
TS7 88
TS17 77
TS14 73
TS23 67
TS12 67
TS21 59
TS27 58
TS15 58
TS11 42
TS16 29
TS22 28

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