East Cowes Crime Overview
East Cowes is the safest small town in Isle of Wight, and the among the top 20 safest overall out of Isle of Wight's 33 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in East Cowes in 2020 was 43 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to Isle of Wight's overall crime rate, coming in 44% lower than Isle of Wight's rate of 63 per 1,000 residents. For England and Wales as a whole, East Cowes ranks as the the 288th safest small town, and the the 3,343rd most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.
In November 2019, East Cowes had the worst crime rate in Isle of Wight for bicycle theft, with 1 crime reported and a crime rate of 0.12 per 1,000 inhabitants. November 2019 was also a bad month for East Cowes residents, when it was Isle of Wight's most dangerous area for burglary, recording 8 crimes at a rate of 0.98 per 1,000 residents. East Cowes recorded 1 report of robbery during April 2019, making its crime rate of 0.12 the worst for robbery in Isle of Wight that month.
The most common crimes in East Cowes are violence and sexual offences, with 213 offences during 2020, giving a crime rate of 26. This is 3.3% lower than 2019's figure of 220 offences and a difference of 0.86 from 2019's crime rate of 27. East Cowes's least common crime is robbery, with 1 offence recorded in 2020, the same as 2019's figure of 1 crime.
East Cowes Crime Map
Summary of Crimes in East Cowes This Year
|East Cowes||Isle of Wight|
|Anti-Social Behaviour||97||11.85||2,403||16.95||43% safer|
|Criminal Damage and Arson||39||4.76||965||6.81||43% safer|
|Other Crime||2||0.24||206||1.45||504% safer|
|Other Theft||18||2.20||560||3.95||80% safer|
|Possession of Weapons||4||0.49||122||0.86||76% safer|
|Public Order||48||5.86||1,202||8.48||45% safer|
|Theft From the Person||1||0.12||36||0.25||108% safer|
|Vehicle Crime||4||0.49||207||1.46||198% safer|
|Violence and Sexual Offences||213||26.02||4,426||31.22||20% safer|
East Cowes Crime Trends
|Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents|
|Anti-Social Behaviour||19||4.8||11||12||Getting worse|
|Criminal Damage and Arson||12||9||5||4.8||Safer|
|Possession of Weapons||0.24||0.61||0.86||0.49||Safer|
|Public Order||4.9||3.2||4.9||6||Getting worse|
|Theft From the Person||0.37||0.37||-||0.12||Safer|
|Violence and Sexual Offences||18||26||27||26||Getting worse|
Comparing East Cowes to the UK's Major Cities
|Small Towns||Crime Rate||Rate Difference|
|Coventry||71.50||39% more dangerous|
|Sheffield||73.99||41% more dangerous|
|Kirklees||74.23||42% more dangerous|
|Croydon||77.18||44% more dangerous|
|Bradford||79.19||45% more dangerous|
|London||80.70||46% more dangerous|
|Birmingham||89.02||51% more dangerous|
|Bristol||91.57||53% more dangerous|
|Leeds||91.90||53% more dangerous|
|Leicester||102.51||58% more dangerous|
|Liverpool||105.94||59% more dangerous|
Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in East Cowes
What police force serves East Cowes?East Cowes's local territorial police force is the Hampshire Constabulary.
How dangerous is East Cowes?East Cowes is the safest small town in Isle of Wight.
What is East Cowes's most common crime?The most common crimes in East Cowes are violence and sexual offences.
What is the least common crime in East Cowes?East Cowes's least common crime is robbery.
Last updated: 18 Feb 2021