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The Isle of Wight Crime Statistics

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The Isle of Wight is the 22nd most dangerous county in England, Wales, and Northern Ireland. The overall crime rate in the Isle of Wight in 2021 was 75 crimes per 1,000 people, and the most common crimes were violence and sexual offences, which happened to roughly every 39 out of 1,000 residents.

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

Isle of Wight Crime Map

Incidents mapped in Isle of Wight represent the time frame between April 2019 and March 2022. Each point on the map represents an area where crimes have been recorded locally.

Last updated: 09 Apr, 2021

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Isle of Wight Crime Summary

CrimeCountRate
Anti-Social Behaviour1,93613.69
Bicycle Theft500.35
Burglary2751.94
Criminal Damage and Arson1,1187.90
Drugs4453.15
Other Crime1761.24
Other Theft6844.84
Possession of Weapons1340.95
Public Order1,63611.57
Robbery470.33
Shoplifting2892.04
Theft From the Person520.37
Vehicle Crime1911.35
Violence and Sexual Offences5,54139.17

The Isle of Wight's Population Centres

NameTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference from Isle of Wight
Cowes55752 44% safer
East Cowes46957 31% safer
Newport2,967112 33% more dangerous
Ryde2,11585 12% more dangerous
Shanklin68574 1.0% safer

Crime Trends in the Isle of Wight

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2018201920202021Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour10141814 Safer
Bicycle Theft0.590.450.300.35 Safer
Burglary3.22.72.31.9 Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson9778 Safer
Drugs2.22.53.23.2 Getting worse
Other Crime1.41.41.51.2 Safer
Other Theft654.34.8 Safer
Possession of Weapons0.690.830.880.95 Getting worse
Public Order77912 Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.330.350.280.33 Getting worse
Shoplifting54.42.52.0 Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.400.350.300.37 Getting worse
Vehicle Crime1.91.61.51.4 Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences31333439 Getting worse
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