Newport is the most dangerous medium-sized town in the Isle of Wight, and is the second most dangerous overall out of the Isle of Wight's 33 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Newport in 2021 was 112 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares poorly to the Isle of Wight's overall crime rate, coming in 33% higher than the Isle of Wight rate of 75 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Newport is the 30th most dangerous medium-sized town, and the 404th most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.
In May 2021, Newport had the worst crime rate in the Isle of Wight for burglary, with 5 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.19 per 1,000 inhabitants. November 2021 was also a bad month for Newport residents, when it was the Isle of Wight's most dangerous area for criminal damage and arson, recording 18 crimes at a rate of 0.68 per 1,000 residents. Newport recorded 14 reports of drugs during December 2021, making its crime rate of 0.53 the worst for drugs in the Isle of Wight that month.
The most common crimes in Newport are violence and sexual offences, with 1,550 offences during 2021, giving a crime rate of 59. This is 20% higher than 2020's figure of 1,235 offences and a difference of 11.90 from 2020's crime rate of 47. Newport's least common crime is bicycle theft, with 13 offences recorded in 2021, an increase of 38% from 2020's figure of 8 crimes.
Medium-Sized Towns, The Isle of Wight
36% higher, regional crime rate
35% higher, national crime rate
England, Wales & NI
As of 2022, the crime rate in Newport is 36% higher than the South East and 35% higher than the England, Wales & Northern Ireland overall figure.
|England, Wales & NI|
Incidents mapped in Newport 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: 11 May, 2022
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Last updated: 11 May, 2022
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|Year||Crime Rate per|
|Newport||Isle of Wight|
|Anti-Social Behaviour||455||17.18||1,936||13.69||20% more dangerous|
|Bicycle Theft||13||0.49||50||0.35||29% more dangerous|
|Criminal Damage and Arson||249||9.40||1,118||7.90||16% more dangerous|
|Drugs||165||6.23||445||3.15||49% more dangerous|
|Other Crime||49||1.85||176||1.24||33% more dangerous|
|Other Theft||181||6.84||684||4.84||29% more dangerous|
|Possession of Weapons||39||1.47||134||0.95||35% more dangerous|
|Public Order||460||17.37||1,636||11.57||33% more dangerous|
|Robbery||16||0.60||47||0.33||45% more dangerous|
|Shoplifting||145||5.48||289||2.04||63% more dangerous|
|Theft From the Person||21||0.79||52||0.37||53% more dangerous|
|Vehicle Crime||39||1.47||191||1.35||8% more dangerous|
|Violence and Sexual Offences||1,550||58.54||5,541||39.17||33% more dangerous|
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|March 2022||Drugs||On or near Trafalgar Road||Local resolution|
|March 2022||Possession of weapons||On or near Lugley Street||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|March 2022||Violence and sexual offences||On or near Furrlongs||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|March 2022||Criminal damage and arson||On or near Prison||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|March 2022||Violence and sexual offences||On or near East Street||Local resolution|
|March 2022||Violence and sexual offences||On or near Manor Crescent||Unable to prosecute suspect|
|March 2022||Criminal damage and arson||On or near Chain Lane||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|March 2022||Violence and sexual offences||On or near St Jamess Street||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|March 2022||Shoplifting||On or near St Jamess Street||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|March 2022||Theft from the person||On or near High Street||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|March 2022||Other theft||On or near Meadow Green||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|March 2022||Public order||On or near Theatre/Concert Hall||Unable to prosecute suspect|
|March 2022||Other theft||On or near Staplers Road||Unable to prosecute suspect|
|March 2022||Public order||On or near Vicarage Walk||Unable to prosecute suspect|
|March 2022||Vehicle crime||On or near Pan Close||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|March 2022||Violence and sexual offences||On or near Carisbrooke Road||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|March 2022||Public order||On or near Home Meade||Local resolution|
|March 2022||Public order||On or near John Street||Unable to prosecute suspect|
|March 2022||Criminal damage and arson||On or near Howard Close||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|March 2022||Other theft||On or near Meadowside||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents|
|Bicycle Theft||0.49||0.30||0.30||0.49||No change|
|Criminal Damage and Arson||13||11||10||9||Safer|
|Possession of Weapons||1.1||1.5||1.7||1.5||Getting worse|
|Public Order||15||13||13||17||Getting worse|
|Robbery (inc. mugging)||0.53||0.42||0.53||0.60||Getting worse|
|Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)||1.1||0.98||0.38||0.79||Safer|
|Violence and Sexual Offences||53||53||47||59||Getting worse|
We only display green spaces in Newport that are named, and have had crimes recorded within their boundaries during 2021.
|Name||ASB||Drugs||Public Order||Robbery||VSO||All Others||Crimes per Hectare|
|Nine Acres Recreation Ground||-||-||-||-||6||2||2.8|
|Victoria Recreation Ground||5||-||-||-||1||0||0.85|
|Medium-Sized Town||Crime Rate||Rate Difference|
|Liverpool||123.06||9% more dangerous|
|Bradford||132.28||15% more dangerous|
|Leeds||150.94||26% more dangerous|
|Neighbourhood||Crime Count||Crime Rate||Danger Rank|
|Newport Central & Parkhurst West||1,306||161||First|
|Newport East & Parkhurst East||928||110||Second|
Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Newport change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in June, when Newport saw a 800% increase in burglary. Newport saw a large fall in shoplifting during November, when it fell by 85% compared to November in 2019.
|Criminal Damage and Arson||-4%||-28%||+43%||-9%||+23%||+31%||-34%||-31%||-15%||+24%|
|Possession of Weapons||+100%||+100%||-50%||-43%||+200%||-||+167%||-33%||-63%||-|
|Theft From the Person||-||-50%||-||-||-||+100%||-||-||-75%||-50%|
|Violence and Sexual Offences||-6%||-40%||-27%||-18%||-26%||-6%||-16%||-2%||-17%||-22%|