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Crime and Safety in Newport, Isle of Wight

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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.

Newport 2022 Crime Scorecard

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Medium-Sized Towns, The Isle of Wight

36% higher, regional crime rate

South East

35% higher, national crime rate

England, Wales & NI

Local Crime in Context

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.

Newport Crime Rate Over Time

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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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Historical Crime Rates for Newport

YearCrime Rate per
1,000 people
Total Crimes
20211122,967
2020992,616
20191082,858
20181213,199
20171072,827
2016792,098

Crime in Newport Compared To Isle of Wight

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Summary of Crimes in Newport This Year

 NewportIsle of Wight 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour45517.181,93613.69 20% more dangerous
Bicycle Theft130.49500.35 29% more dangerous
Burglary401.512751.94 28% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson2499.401,1187.90 16% more dangerous
Drugs1656.234453.15 49% more dangerous
Other Crime491.851761.24 33% more dangerous
Other Theft1816.846844.84 29% more dangerous
Possession of Weapons391.471340.95 35% more dangerous
Public Order46017.371,63611.57 33% more dangerous
Robbery160.60470.33 45% more dangerous
Shoplifting1455.482892.04 63% more dangerous
Theft From the Person210.79520.37 53% more dangerous
Vehicle Crime391.471911.35 8% more dangerous
Violence and Sexual Offences1,55058.545,54139.17 33% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Newport

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Recent Crimes in Newport

DateCrime TypeLocationOutcome
March 2022DrugsOn or near Trafalgar RoadLocal resolution
March 2022Possession of weaponsOn or near Lugley StreetInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near FurrlongsInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near PrisonInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near East StreetLocal resolution
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Manor CrescentUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Chain LaneInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near St Jamess StreetInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022ShopliftingOn or near St Jamess StreetInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Theft from the personOn or near High StreetInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Other theftOn or near Meadow GreenInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Public orderOn or near Theatre/Concert HallUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Other theftOn or near Staplers RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Public orderOn or near Vicarage WalkUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Pan CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Carisbrooke RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Public orderOn or near Home MeadeLocal resolution
March 2022Public orderOn or near John StreetUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Howard CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Other theftOn or near MeadowsideInvestigation complete; no suspect identified

Newport Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2018201920202021Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour14192017 Safer
Bicycle Theft0.490.300.300.49No change
Burglary3.82.13.11.5 Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson1311109 Safer
Drugs4.84.866 Getting worse
Other Crime2.02.52.11.8 Safer
Other Theft10767 Safer
Possession of Weapons1.11.51.71.5 Getting worse
Public Order15131317 Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.530.420.530.60 Getting worse
Shoplifting131075 Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)1.10.980.380.79 Safer
Vehicle Crime2.32.21.81.5 Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences53534759 Getting worse

Changes In Newport's Crime Rates Over Time

Offences in Newport's Green Spaces

We only display green spaces in Newport that are named, and have had crimes recorded within their boundaries during 2021.

NameASBDrugsPublic OrderRobberyVSOAll OthersCrimes per Hectare
Nine Acres Recreation Ground----622.8
Victoria Recreation Ground5---100.85

Comparing Newport to the UK's Major Cities

Medium-Sized TownCrime RateRate Difference
Coventry39.93181% safer
Birmingham49.60126% safer
Barnet67.0867% safer
Croydon82.4836% safer
Sheffield90.0324% safer
Bristol90.5224% safer
Leicester111.590.42% safer
Newport112.06-
Liverpool123.069% more dangerous
Bradford132.2815% more dangerous
Leeds150.9426% more dangerous

Crime in Newport's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Newport Central & Parkhurst West1,306161First
Newport East & Parkhurst East928110Second

Crime in Newport During Coronavirus Lockdowns

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.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour+86%-27%-2%-13%+11%+58%-8%-36%-26%+32%
Bicycle Theft--50%--+50%-----
Burglary+367%-40%+100%+800%-40%+20%-63%+167%-17%-20%
Criminal Damage and Arson-4%-28%+43%-9%+23%+31%-34%-31%-15%+24%
Drugs-36%-21%-20%+133%--23%+300%+42%+13%+100%
Other Crime-70%-50%-60%+36%+120%-75%-33%+200%-50%-
Other Theft-47%-46%+86%-73%-45%+8%+29%-21%-24%+11%
Possession of Weapons+100%+100%-50%-43%+200%-+167%-33%-63%-
Public Order-33%-+3%+11%-6%-38%-4%+50%+42%-4%
Robbery+200%--------50%-50%
Shoplifting-34%-57%+233%+73%-37%+11%+63%-64%-85%-75%
Theft From the Person--50%---+100%---75%-50%
Vehicle Crime+25%-+300%-50%-75%-20%-67%--38%-33%
Violence and Sexual Offences-6%-40%-27%-18%-26%-6%-16%-2%-17%-22%

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in Newport

What police force serves Newport?
Newport's local territorial police force is the Hampshire Constabulary.

How dangerous is Newport?
Newport is the most dangerous medium-sized town in the Isle of Wight.

What is Newport's most common crime?
The most common crimes in Newport are violence and sexual offences.

What is the least common crime in Newport?
Newport's least common crime is bicycle theft.

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