Newcastle is the second most dangerous small towns in Down, and is among the top 5 most dangerous overall out of Down's 48 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Newcastle in 2021 was 73 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares poorly to Down's overall crime rate, coming in 35% higher than the Down rate of 48 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Newcastle is the 228th most dangerous small town, and the 1,403rd most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.
In May 2021, Newcastle had the worst crime rate in Down for burglary, with 4 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.52 per 1,000 inhabitants. June 2021 was also a bad month for Newcastle residents, when it was Down's most dangerous area for theft from the person, recording 1 crime at a rate of 0.13 per 1,000 residents. Newcastle recorded 2 reports of public order during May 2020, making its crime rate of 0.26 the worst for public order in Down that month.
The most common crimes in Newcastle are violence and sexual offences, with 319 offences during 2021, giving a crime rate of 42. This is 2.5% higher than 2020's figure of 311 offences and a difference of 1.04 from 2020's crime rate of 41. Newcastle's least common crime is bicycle theft, with 1 offence recorded in 2021, a decrease of 300% from 2020's figure of 4 crimes.
Second Most Dangerous
Small Towns, Down
37% higher, regional crime rate
4.9% lower, national crime rate
England, Wales & NI
As of 2022, the crime rate in Newcastle is 37% higher than Northern Ireland and 4.9% lower than the England, Wales & Northern Ireland overall figure.
|England, Wales & NI|
Incidents mapped in Newcastle 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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Last updated: 02 Jun, 2022
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|Year||Crime Rate per|
|Anti-Social Behaviour||478||62.30||11,640||34.76||44% more dangerous|
|Bicycle Theft||1||0.13||63||0.19||46% safer|
|Burglary||18||2.35||502||1.50||36% more dangerous|
|Criminal Damage and Arson||87||11.34||2,889||8.63||24% more dangerous|
|Drugs||53||6.91||995||2.97||57% more dangerous|
|Other Crime||11||1.43||433||1.29||10% more dangerous|
|Other Theft||35||4.56||1,142||3.41||25% more dangerous|
|Possession of Weapons||9||1.17||146||0.44||62% more dangerous|
|Public Order||5||0.65||194||0.58||11% more dangerous|
|Robbery||2||0.26||47||0.14||46% more dangerous|
|Theft From the Person||3||0.39||23||0.07||82% more dangerous|
|Vehicle Crime||8||1.04||312||0.93||11% more dangerous|
|Violence and Sexual Offences||319||41.58||8,315||24.83||40% more dangerous|
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|Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents|
|Anti-Social Behaviour||56||57||71||62||Getting worse|
|Criminal Damage and Arson||15||19||17||11||Safer|
|Possession of Weapons||0.65||0.65||0.39||1.2||Getting worse|
|Public Order||0.65||0.39||0.78||0.65||Getting worse|
|Robbery (inc. mugging)||0.39||0.39||0.39||0.26||Safer|
|Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)||0.52||0.26||0.13||0.39||Getting worse|
|Violence and Sexual Offences||34||32||41||42||Getting worse|
|Small Town||Crime Rate||Rate Difference|
|Croydon||82.48||12% more dangerous|
|Sheffield||90.05||19% more dangerous|
|Bristol||90.52||20% more dangerous|
|Coventry||102.24||29% more dangerous|
|Leicester||111.59||35% more dangerous|
|Liverpool||123.06||41% more dangerous|
|Birmingham||129.64||44% more dangerous|
|Bradford||132.28||45% more dangerous|
|Leeds||150.94||52% more dangerous|
Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Newcastle change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in July, when Newcastle saw a 900% increase in drugs. Newcastle saw a large fall in other theft during July, when it fell by 83% compared to July in 2019.
|Criminal Damage and Arson||+120%||+10%||-20%||-15%||+178%||+45%||+8%||-58%||-71%||-75%|
|Possession of Weapons||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|Violence and Sexual Offences||+39%||-||+8%||+45%||+170%||-16%||-33%||+41%||+80%||-8%|