The crime rate in Cleveland Police, Yorkshire is higher than any other place in the country according to data from Office for National Statistics. 

For force areas in England and Wales, the ONS has compiled crime statistics per 100,000 residents for the year ending June 2021.

The Sun reports that Cleveland Police ranked first with 114.9 crimes per 100,000 residents.

A map showing police forces in England and Wales, coloured by their respective crime rates.  Cleveland in Yorkshire merged in top spot, followed by West Yorkshire.

This map shows the police force in England and Wales colored according to their crime rate.  West Yorkshire was second, with Cleveland and Yorkshire taking the top spot.

This force was caught in the media spotlight when James Stokoe (44) was knifed by someone else while he was sitting in Thornaby-on-Tees BMW with his 4-year-old son.

Alexander Layton (34), was sentenced to life imprisonment at Teeside Crown Court, December 9th, for a term of minimum 23 years. 

Home Office statistics reveal that 8.3 percent of the investigations conducted by Cleveland Police between April and June lead to charges or summonses.

40-year-oild James Stokoe was stabbed to death in his BMW in Thornaby-on-Tees by stranger Alexander Layton on May 15, 2020. The stabbing followed an argument after Mr Stokoe was forced to carry out an emergency stop when Layton walked in front of his car

Alexander Layton, a stranger, stabbed James Stokoe to death at his Thornaby-on-Tees BMW by the 40-year-old oil. Following an argument over Mr Stokoe’s refusal to stop for an emergency, Alexander Layton attacked his BMW in Thornaby-on-Tees.

16539 investigations were completed during that period, but only 1,376 cases progressed further. 

The West Yorkshire Police came in second for overall crime in England & Wales with 111.6 incidents per 1,000 residents. 

Greater Manchester was next with 102.9 crime, West Midland had 102.9 and Merseyside 96.7.

West Yorkshire Police is also the police that deals with violent crime the highest in the country at 47.4 per 100,000.

West Yorkshire emerged as the top spot for violent crime in the country, followed closely by the West Midlands and Cleveland

The top spot in violent crime was West Yorkshire, closely followed by West Midlands (and Cleveland)

16-month-old Star Hobson died at her home in Keighley, West Yorkshire, in September 2020 following a brutal attack by her mother's girlfriend, Savannah Brockhill, 28

Star Hobson was 16 months old when her mother Savannah Brockhill brutally attacked her and left her in Keighley in West Yorkshire.

Star Hobson’s 16-month-old murder at the hands of her mother’s partner in Keighley near Bradford shocked parents across the nation.

Savannah Brockhill (28), was later found guilty of murder. She was sentenced to 25 years in prison for inflicting severe injuries on the girl.

The rest of the Top Five Places for Violent Crime were rounded out by the West Midlands Police Forces and Greater Manchester Police Forces. 

Kent is home to the only area of southern police that has been included in the top 10 list for violent crimes.

This was the exact spot where Sarah Everard, a kidnapping victim in south London, was found and taken to by Wayne Couzens (Met Police Officer) on March 4, 2013.

Julia James (53-year-old) was a Kent Police PCSO. She was found unresponsive in Akholt wood near Snowdown with her Jack Russell Toby. Callum Wheeler (21) is being charged with the murder of Julia James (mum-of-2), inflicting head injuries that were severe. 

Marketing executive Sarah Everard, 33, was kidnapped by serving Met Police officer Wayne Couzens on March 3 last year. Her body was later found in remote woodland in Kent

Serving Met Police Officer Wayne Couzens kidnapped Sarah Everard (33) last March. Her remains were later discovered in remote Kent woods.

Cleveland Police wasn’t among 18 police departments with “violence hotspots” that were given additional funding last March to combat gang- and knife-related crime. However, the Cleveland Police is lobbying the government for an increase in its core grant.

One spokesperson stated that Cleveland Police covers the smallest area in England and Wales, but there are high levels of poverty, unemployment, and health-related problems (such as alcohol and drug dependency), which means our challenges can be more similar to those of larger metropolitan forces.

Cleveland Police has been working tirelessly to overcome these problems by protecting vulnerable people and detecting and preventing crime. Since 2019, HMICFRS has seen significant improvement.

“We’re particularly interested in addressing violence against women and children, so we will keep submitting bids for funding.