Newport Crime Overview

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 2020 was 99 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares poorly to the Isle of Wight's overall crime rate, coming in 32% higher than the Isle of Wight rate of 68 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Newport is the 38th most dangerous medium-sized town, and the 517th most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In October 2020, Newport had the worst crime rate in the Isle of Wight for burglary, with 8 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.30 per 1,000 inhabitants. December 2020 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 21 crimes at a rate of 0.79 per 1,000 residents. Newport recorded 14 reports of drugs during December 2020, 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 1,235 offences during 2020, giving a crime rate of 47. This is 13% lower than 2019's figure of 1,396 offences and a difference of 6.09 from 2019's crime rate of 53. Newport's least common crime is bicycle theft, with 8 offences recorded in 2020, the same as 2019's figure of 8 crimes.

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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 Behaviour52819.942,51617.7911% more dangerous
Bicycle Theft80.30420.300% safer
Burglary813.063212.2726% more dangerous
Criminal Damage and Arson27310.311,0557.4628% more dangerous
Drugs1565.894583.2445% more dangerous
Other Crime552.082181.5426% more dangerous
Other Theft1505.676024.2625% more dangerous
Possession of Weapons451.701250.8848% more dangerous
Public Order35713.481,2809.0533% more dangerous
Robbery140.53400.2847% more dangerous
Shoplifting1836.913572.5264% more dangerous
Theft From the Person100.38420.3021% more dangerous
Vehicle Crime491.852181.5417% more dangerous
Violence and Sexual Offences1,23546.644,80433.9627% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Newport

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Newport Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Anti-Social Behaviour36141920Safer
Bicycle Theft0.680.490.300.30Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson12131110Safer
Drugs4.14.84.86Getting worse
Other Crime3.
Other Theft71076Safer
Possession of Weapons0.761.11.51.7Getting worse
Public Order11151313Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.230.530.420.53Getting worse
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.831.10.980.38Safer
Vehicle Crime2.
Violence and Sexual Offences49535347Safer

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 2020.

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
Barnet67.7146% safer
Coventry77.4128% safer
Croydon83.2219% safer
Sheffield85.8115% safer
Bristol86.2115% safer
Leicester97.441.4% safer
Birmingham102.874.0% more dangerous
Liverpool107.288% more dangerous
Bradford133.0226% more dangerous
Leeds137.1028% more dangerous

Crime in Newport's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Newport Central & Parkhurst West1,242153First
Newport East & Parkhurst East75690Second

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.

Anti-Social Behaviour+86%-27%-2%-13%+11%+58%-8%-36%-26%+32%
Bicycle Theft--50%--+50%-----
Criminal Damage and Arson-4%-28%+43%-9%+23%+31%-34%-31%-15%+24%
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%
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.

Last updated: 07 May 2021