Ryde Crime Overview

Ryde is the most dangerous small town in Isle of Wight, and the among the top 5 most dangerous overall out of Isle of Wight's 33 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Ryde in 2020 was 79 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares poorly to Isle of Wight's overall crime rate, coming in 21% higher than Isle of Wight's rate of 63 per 1,000 residents. For England and Wales as a whole, Ryde ranks as the the 116th most dangerous small town, and the the 821st most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In November 2020, Ryde had the worst crime rate in Isle of Wight for burglary, with 6 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.24 per 1,000 inhabitants. November 2020 was also a bad month for Ryde residents, when it was Isle of Wight's most dangerous area for criminal damage and arson, recording 23 crimes at a rate of 0.93 per 1,000 residents. Ryde recorded 4 reports of other crime during November 2020, making its crime rate of 0.16 the worst for other crime in Isle of Wight that month.

The most common crimes in Ryde are violence and sexual offences, with 1,028 offences during 2020, giving a crime rate of 41. This is 8% higher than 2019's figure of 945 offences and a difference of 3.34 from 2019's crime rate of 38. Ryde's least common crime is bicycle theft, with 6 offences recorded in 2020, a decrease of 150% from 2019's figure of 15 crimes.

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Summary of Crimes in Ryde This Year

 RydeIsle of Wight 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour69628.012,40316.9539% more dangerous
Bicycle Theft60.24410.2921% safer
Burglary602.413012.1212% more dangerous
Criminal Damage and Arson2299.229656.8126% more dangerous
Drugs903.624313.0416% more dangerous
Other Crime411.652061.4512% more dangerous
Other Theft1104.435603.9511% more dangerous
Possession of Weapons291.171220.8626% more dangerous
Public Order27010.871,2028.4822% more dangerous
Robbery80.32390.2812% more dangerous
Shoplifting461.853452.4331% safer
Theft From the Person80.32360.2522% more dangerous
Vehicle Crime381.532071.464.6% more dangerous
Violence and Sexual Offences1,02841.374,42631.2225% more dangerous

Ryde Compared to Nearby Small Towns

Small TownsTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
East Cowes35543.3782% safer
Cowes51047.7266% safer
Shanklin59965.0921% safer
Ryde1,96379.00-

Ryde Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2017201820192020Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour36142028Getting worse
Bicycle Theft0.600.560.600.24Safer
Burglary4.43.02.32.4Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson131199Safer
Drugs2.32.12.93.6Getting worse
Other Crime1.42.01.41.6Getting worse
Other Theft564.94.4Safer
Possession of Weapons0.970.971.01.2Getting worse
Public Order98811Getting worse
Robbery0.400.400.480.32Safer
Shoplifting64.83.91.8Safer
Theft From the Person0.320.320.160.32Getting worse
Vehicle Crime2.11.71.41.5Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences35383841Getting worse

Comparing Ryde to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownsCrime RateRate Difference
Coventry71.5010% safer
Sheffield73.997% safer
Kirklees74.236% safer
Croydon77.182.4% safer
Ryde79.00-
Bradford79.190.24% more dangerous
London80.702.1% more dangerous
Birmingham89.0211% more dangerous
Bristol91.5714% more dangerous
Leeds91.9014% more dangerous
Leicester102.5123% more dangerous
Liverpool105.9425% more dangerous

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 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.

Last updated: 18 Feb 2021