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Crime and Safety in Ryde

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Ryde is the most dangerous small town in the Isle of Wight, and is among the top 5 most dangerous overall out of the Isle of Wight's 33 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Ryde in 2021 was 85 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares poorly to the Isle of Wight's overall crime rate, coming in 12% higher than the Isle of Wight rate of 75 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Ryde is the 138th most dangerous small town, and the 893rd most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In December 2021, Ryde had the worst crime rate in the Isle of Wight for burglary, with 5 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.20 per 1,000 inhabitants. December 2021 was also a bad month for Ryde residents, when it was the Isle of Wight's most dangerous area for criminal damage and arson, recording 25 crimes at a rate of 1.0 per 1,000 residents. Ryde recorded 2 reports of bicycle theft during January 2021, making its crime rate of 0.08 the worst for bicycle theft in the Isle of Wight that month.

The most common crimes in Ryde are violence and sexual offences, with 1,136 offences during 2021, giving a crime rate of 46. This is 3.0% higher than 2020's figure of 1,102 offences and a difference of 1.37 from 2020's crime rate of 44. Ryde's least common crime is bicycle theft, with 4 offences recorded in 2021, a decrease of 75% from 2020's figure of 7 crimes.

Ryde 2022 Crime Scorecard

Most Dangerous

Small Towns, The Isle of Wight

16% higher, regional crime rate

South East

14% higher, national crime rate

England, Wales & NI

Local Crime in Context

As of 2022, the crime rate in Ryde is 16% higher than the South East and 14% higher than the England, Wales & Northern Ireland overall figure.

Ryde Crime Rate Over Time

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Incidents mapped in Ryde 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 Ryde

YearCrime Rate per
1,000 people
Total Crimes
2021852,115
2020852,102
2019751,863
2018791,967
2017801,997
2016631,559

Crime in Ryde Compared To Isle of Wight

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Summary of Crimes in Ryde This Year

 RydeIsle of Wight 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour46318.631,93613.69 27% more dangerous
Bicycle Theft40.16500.35 119% safer
Burglary642.582751.94 25% more dangerous
Criminal Damage and Arson2449.821,1187.90 20% more dangerous
Drugs823.304453.15 4.5% more dangerous
Other Crime281.131761.24 10% safer
Other Theft1265.076844.84 4.5% more dangerous
Possession of Weapons281.131340.95 16% more dangerous
Public Order32513.081,63611.57 12% more dangerous
Robbery80.32470.33 3.1% safer
Shoplifting281.132892.04 81% safer
Theft From the Person90.36520.37 2.8% safer
Vehicle Crime331.331911.35 1.5% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences1,13645.725,54139.17 14% more dangerous

Ryde Compared to Nearby Small Towns)

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Cowes55752.1163% safer
East Cowes46957.3049% safer
Shanklin68574.4414% safer
Ryde2,11585.12-

Crime Over Time in Ryde

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Recent Crimes in Ryde

DateCrime TypeLocationOutcome
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Wray StreetInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Public orderOn or near Hill StreetInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Other theftOn or near George StreetInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Ringwood RoadLocal resolution
March 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near A3055Investigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022DrugsOn or near Alexandra RoadLocal resolution
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near St Mary'S PassageUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Woodland ViewUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Star StreetInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Public orderOn or near Ferry TerminalInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Warwick PlaceUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Public orderOn or near Ashey CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Other theftOn or near Meadow View CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near St John'S Wood RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Castle StreetInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Daniel StreetUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022DrugsOn or near Parking AreaLocal resolution
March 2022Public orderOn or near St Vincent'S RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Parking AreaUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Ringwood RoadLocal resolution

Ryde Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2018201920202021Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour14202919 Safer
Bicycle Theft0.560.600.280.16 Safer
Burglary3.02.32.62.6 Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson1191010 Safer
Drugs2.12.93.73.3 Getting worse
Other Crime2.01.41.81.1 Safer
Other Theft64.94.85 Safer
Possession of Weapons0.971.01.21.1 Getting worse
Public Order881213 Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.400.480.320.32 Safer
Shoplifting4.83.91.81.1 Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.320.160.360.36 Getting worse
Vehicle Crime1.71.41.71.3 Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences38384446 Getting worse

Changes In Ryde's Crime Rates Over Time

Offences in Ryde's Green Spaces

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

NameASBDrugsPublic OrderRobberyVSOAll OthersCrimes per Hectare
Appley Park10-2-511.8

Comparing Ryde to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Coventry39.93113% safer
Birmingham49.6072% safer
Barnet67.0827% safer
Croydon82.483.2% safer
Ryde85.12-
Sheffield90.035% more dangerous
Bristol90.526% more dangerous
Leicester111.5924% more dangerous
Liverpool123.0631% more dangerous
Bradford132.2836% more dangerous
Leeds150.9444% more dangerous

Crime in Ryde's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Ryde Central1,011156First
Ryde South61670Second

Crime in Ryde During Coronavirus Lockdowns

Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Ryde change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in August, when Ryde saw a 450% increase in drugs. Ryde saw a large fall in shoplifting during September, when it fell by 94% compared to September in 2019.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour+79%-10%+3%+55%+36%+69%+103%+54%+32%-16%
Bicycle Theft-+200%---67%-50%----
Burglary-+67%-+50%+80%-30%-25%+100%+100%-17%
Criminal Damage and Arson+86%-50%-46%+55%+5%+120%-20%-+77%-
Drugs+120%+80%+43%+100%-27%+450%+57%--43%-67%
Other Crime-67%+100%+100%-40%--+75%+33%+300%-
Other Theft+40%-14%+14%-15%-53%+150%-12%--+11%
Possession of Weapons+50%+100%-+250%+50%-50%-50%--67%-
Public Order+22%+47%+33%+7%+9%+131%+10%+60%+61%-5%
Robbery--+200%-----83%--
Shoplifting--86%-33%-33%-50%-30%-94%-75%-63%-
Theft From the Person-----+100%----
Vehicle Crime-40%-63%-50%-+450%-20%-25%+100%-+100%
Violence and Sexual Offences+26%-3%+5%+69%+4%+43%+25%+26%+23%-17%

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in Ryde

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

How dangerous is Ryde?
Ryde is the most dangerous small town in the Isle of Wight.

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

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

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