Crime in the Isle of Wight

The Isle of Wight is the 29th safest county in England, Wales, and Northern Ireland. The overall crime rate in the Isle of Wight in 2020 was 68 crimes per 1,000 people, and the most common crimes were violence and sexual offences, which happened to roughly every 34 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 East Cowes which ranks as the safest area in Isle of Wight, followed up by Cowes in second place, and Shanklin in third place.

Crime Map of The Isle of Wight

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Isle of Wight Crime Summary

CrimeCountRate
Anti-Social Behaviour2,51617.79
Bicycle Theft420.30
Burglary3212.27
Criminal Damage and Arson1,0557.46
Drugs4583.24
Other Crime2181.54
Other Theft6024.26
Possession of Weapons1250.88
Public Order1,2809.05
Robbery400.28
Shoplifting3572.52
Theft From the Person420.30
Vehicle Crime2181.54
Violence and Sexual Offences4,80433.96

The Isle of Wight's Population Centres

NameTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference from Isle of Wight
Cowes5475132% safer
East Cowes3994939% safer
Newport2,6169932% more dangerous
Ryde2,1028520% more dangerous
Shanklin646703.7% more dangerous

Crime Trends in the Isle of Wight

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2017201820192020Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour24101418Getting worse
Bicycle Theft0.710.590.450.30Safer
Burglary4.43.22.72.3Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson10977Safer
Drugs2.12.22.53.2Getting worse
Other Crime1.71.41.41.5Getting worse
Other Theft6654.3Safer
Possession of Weapons0.690.690.830.88Getting worse
Public Order7779Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.230.330.350.28Safer
Shoplifting554.42.5Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.330.400.350.30Safer
Vehicle Crime2.61.91.61.5Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences28313334Getting worse

Last updated: 09 Apr 2021