Newtownards is the second most dangerous medium-sized towns in Down, and is among the top 20 most dangerous overall out of Down's 48 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Newtownards in 2021 was 54 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares poorly to Down's overall crime rate, coming in 12% higher than the Down rate of 48 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Newtownards is the 42nd safest medium-sized town, and the 2,838th most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.
In December 2021, Newtownards had the worst crime rate in Down for possession of weapons, with 2 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.07 per 1,000 inhabitants. December 2021 was also a bad month for Newtownards residents, when it was Down's most dangerous area for public order, recording 3 crimes at a rate of 0.11 per 1,000 residents. Newtownards recorded 4 reports of robbery during July 2021, making its crime rate of 0.14 the worst for robbery in Down that month.
The most common crimes in Newtownards are violence and sexual offences, with 897 offences during 2021, giving a crime rate of 32. This is 34% higher than 2020's figure of 589 offences and a difference of 10.98 from 2020's crime rate of 21. Newtownards's least common crime is theft from the person, with 1 offence recorded in 2021, a decrease of 400% from 2020's figure of 5 crimes.
Second Most Dangerous
Medium-Sized Towns, Down
15% higher, regional crime rate
42% lower, national crime rate
England, Wales & NI
As of 2022, the crime rate in Newtownards is 15% higher than Northern Ireland and 42% lower than the England, Wales & Northern Ireland overall figure.
|England, Wales & NI|
Incidents mapped in Newtownards 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||1,101||39.25||11,640||34.76||11% more dangerous|
|Bicycle Theft||5||0.18||63||0.19||6% safer|
|Criminal Damage and Arson||272||9.70||2,889||8.63||11% more dangerous|
|Other Crime||30||1.07||433||1.29||21% safer|
|Other Theft||99||3.53||1,142||3.41||3.4% more dangerous|
|Possession of Weapons||9||0.32||146||0.44||38% safer|
|Public Order||22||0.78||194||0.58||26% more dangerous|
|Robbery||6||0.21||47||0.14||33% more dangerous|
|Theft From the Person||1||0.04||23||0.07||75% safer|
|Vehicle Crime||29||1.03||312||0.93||10% more dangerous|
|Violence and Sexual Offences||897||31.98||8,315||24.83||22% more dangerous|
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|Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents|
|Anti-Social Behaviour||37||35||49||39||Getting worse|
|Criminal Damage and Arson||10||10||10||10||Safer|
|Possession of Weapons||0.36||0.36||0.32||0.32||Safer|
|Robbery (inc. mugging)||0.29||0.07||0.11||0.21||Safer|
|Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)||0.07||0.14||0.18||0.04||Safer|
|Violence and Sexual Offences||22||21||21||32||Getting worse|
|Medium-Sized Town||Crime Rate||Rate Difference|
|Barnet||67.08||20% more dangerous|
|Croydon||82.48||35% more dangerous|
|Sheffield||90.05||40% more dangerous|
|Bristol||90.52||40% more dangerous|
|Coventry||102.24||47% more dangerous|
|Leicester||111.59||52% more dangerous|
|Liverpool||123.06||56% more dangerous|
|Birmingham||129.64||58% more dangerous|
|Bradford||132.28||59% more dangerous|
|Leeds||150.94||64% more dangerous|
Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Newtownards change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in December, when Newtownards saw a 200% increase in vehicle crime. Newtownards saw a large fall in shoplifting during June, when it fell by 92% compared to June in 2019.
|Criminal Damage and Arson||+50%||+125%||-41%||-18%||-4%||+25%||+24%||-22%||-21%||-10%|
|Possession of Weapons||-||-||-||-50%||-||-||-||-||-||-50%|
|Violence and Sexual Offences||+10%||-46%||-||-39%||+21%||+18%||-4%||-21%||+43%||+83%|