Newport and Carisbrooke Crime Overview

Newport and Carisbrooke is the most dangerous medium-sized town in Isle of Wight, and the the third most dangerous overall out of Isle of Wight's 33 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Newport and Carisbrooke in 2020 was 92 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares poorly to Isle of Wight's overall crime rate, coming in 32% higher than Isle of Wight's rate of 63 per 1,000 residents. For England and Wales as a whole, Newport and Carisbrooke ranks as the among the top 20 most dangerous medium-sized town, and the the 501st most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In October 2020, Newport and Carisbrooke had the worst crime rate in Isle of Wight for burglary, with 8 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.30 per 1,000 inhabitants. September 2020 was also a bad month for Newport and Carisbrooke residents, when it was 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 and Carisbrooke recorded 17 reports of drugs during November 2020, making its crime rate of 0.64 the worst for drugs in Isle of Wight that month.

The most common crimes in Newport and Carisbrooke are violence and sexual offences, with 1,144 offences during 2020, giving a crime rate of 43. This is 22% lower than 2019's figure of 1,396 offences and a difference of 9.52 from 2019's crime rate of 53. Newport and Carisbrooke'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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Summary of Crimes in Newport and Carisbrooke This Year

 Newport and CarisbrookeIsle of Wight 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour49518.702,40316.959% more dangerous
Bicycle Theft80.30410.293.3% more dangerous
Burglary772.913012.1227% more dangerous
Criminal Damage and Arson2529.529656.8128% more dangerous
Drugs1425.364313.0443% more dangerous
Other Crime532.002061.4528% more dangerous
Other Theft1405.295603.9525% more dangerous
Possession of Weapons451.701220.8649% more dangerous
Public Order33112.501,2028.4832% more dangerous
Robbery130.49390.2843% more dangerous
Shoplifting1786.723452.4364% more dangerous
Theft From the Person80.30360.2517% more dangerous
Vehicle Crime451.702071.4614% more dangerous
Violence and Sexual Offences1,14443.214,42631.2228% more dangerous

Newport and Carisbrooke Compared to Nearby Medium-Sized Towns

Medium-Sized TownsTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Newport and Carisbrooke2,43692.00-

Newport and Carisbrooke Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2017201820192020Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour36141919Safer
Bicycle Theft0.680.490.300.30Safer
Burglary4.23.82.12.9Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson12131110Safer
Drugs4.14.84.85Getting worse
Other Crime3.12.02.52.0Safer
Other Theft71075Safer
Possession of Weapons0.761.11.51.7Getting worse
Public Order11151312Safer
Robbery0.230.530.420.49Getting worse
Shoplifting1113107Safer
Theft From the Person0.831.10.980.30Safer
Vehicle Crime2.62.32.21.7Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences49535343Safer

Comparing Newport and Carisbrooke to the UK's Major Cities

Medium-Sized TownsCrime RateRate Difference
Coventry71.5029% safer
Sheffield73.9924% safer
Kirklees74.2324% safer
Croydon77.1819% safer
Bradford79.1916% safer
London80.7014% safer
Birmingham89.023.3% safer
Bristol91.570.47% safer
Leeds91.900.11% safer
Newport and Carisbrooke92.00-
Leicester102.5110% more dangerous
Liverpool105.9413% more dangerous

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in Newport and Carisbrooke

What police force serves Newport and Carisbrooke?
Newport and Carisbrooke's local territorial police force is the Hampshire Constabulary.
How dangerous is Newport and Carisbrooke?
Newport and Carisbrooke is the most dangerous medium-sized town in Isle of Wight.
What is Newport and Carisbrooke's most common crime?
The most common crimes in Newport and Carisbrooke are violence and sexual offences.
What is the least common crime in Newport and Carisbrooke?
Newport and Carisbrooke's least common crime is bicycle theft.

Last updated: 18 Feb 2021