Crime in Isle of Wight

Isle of Wight is the 65th safest county in England and Wales. The overall crime rate in Isle of Wight in 2020 was 63 crimes per 1,000 people, and the most common crimes were violence and sexual offences, which happened to roughly every 31 out of 1,000 residents.

Out of all of Isle of Wight's larger towns and cities, Newport and Carisbrooke is the most dangerous. The next most dangerous is Ryde, and Shanklin comes in as third most dangerous. There are safer parts of Isle of Wight, starting with East Cowes which ranks as the safest area in Isle of Wight, followed up by Cowes in second place.

Crime Map of Isle of Wight

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Isle of Wight Crime Summary

CrimeCountRate
Anti-Social Behaviour2,40316.95
Bicycle Theft410.29
Burglary3012.12
Criminal Damage and Arson9656.81
Drugs4313.04
Other Crime2061.45
Other Theft5603.95
Possession of Weapons1220.86
Public Order1,2028.48
Robbery390.28
Shoplifting3452.43
Theft From the Person360.25
Vehicle Crime2071.46
Violence and Sexual Offences4,42631.22

Isle of Wight's Population Centres

 Total CrimesCrime RateRate Difference from Isle of Wight
Cowes5104831% safer
East Cowes3554344% safer
Newport and Carisbrooke2,4369232% more dangerous
Ryde1,9637921% more dangerous
Shanklin599653.8% more dangerous

Crime Trends in Isle of Wight

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2017201820192020Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour24101417Getting worse
Bicycle Theft0.710.590.440.29Safer
Burglary4.43.22.72.1Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson9977Safer
Drugs2.12.12.53.0Getting worse
Other Crime1.71.41.41.4Safer
Other Theft6654.0Safer
Possession of Weapons0.680.680.830.86Getting worse
Public Order7778Getting worse
Robbery0.230.330.350.28Safer
Shoplifting554.32.4Safer
Theft From the Person0.330.400.350.25Safer
Vehicle Crime2.61.91.51.5Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences28313331Getting worse

Last updated: 18 Feb 2021