Ryde Crime Overview

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 2020 was 85 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares poorly to the Isle of Wight's overall crime rate, coming in 20% higher than the Isle of Wight rate of 68 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Ryde is the 102nd most dangerous small town, and the 841st most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In December 2020, 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. November 2020 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 23 crimes at a rate of 0.93 per 1,000 residents. Ryde recorded 3 reports of other crime during December 2020, making its crime rate of 0.12 the worst for other crime in the Isle of Wight that month.

The most common crimes in Ryde are violence and sexual offences, with 1,102 offences during 2020, giving a crime rate of 44. This is 14% higher than 2019's figure of 945 offences and a difference of 6.32 from 2019's crime rate of 38. Ryde's least common crime is bicycle theft, with 7 offences recorded in 2020, a decrease of 114% from 2019's figure of 15 crimes.

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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 Behaviour72329.102,51617.7939% more dangerous
Bicycle Theft70.28420.307% safer
Burglary652.623212.2713% more dangerous
Criminal Damage and Arson24910.021,0557.4626% more dangerous
Drugs923.704583.2412% more dangerous
Other Crime441.772181.5413% more dangerous
Other Theft1204.836024.2612% more dangerous
Possession of Weapons301.211250.8827% more dangerous
Public Order28811.591,2809.0522% more dangerous
Robbery80.32400.2812% more dangerous
Shoplifting461.853572.5236% safer
Theft From the Person90.36420.3017% more dangerous
Vehicle Crime421.692181.549% more dangerous
Violence and Sexual Offences1,10244.354,80433.9623% more dangerous

Ryde Compared to Nearby Small Towns

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
East Cowes39948.7574% safer
Cowes54751.1865% safer
Shanklin64670.2021% safer
Ryde2,10284.60-

Crime Over Time in Ryde

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Ryde Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2017201820192020Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour36142029Getting worse
Bicycle Theft0.600.560.600.28Safer
Burglary4.43.02.32.6Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson1311910Safer
Drugs2.32.12.93.7Getting worse
Other Crime1.42.01.41.8Getting worse
Other Theft564.94.8Safer
Possession of Weapons0.970.971.01.2Getting worse
Public Order98812Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.400.400.480.32Safer
Shoplifting64.83.91.8Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.320.320.160.36Getting worse
Vehicle Crime2.11.71.41.7Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences35383844Getting 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 2020.

NameASBDrugsPublic OrderRobberyVSOAll OthersCrimes per Hectare
Appley Park10-2-511.8

Comparing Ryde to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Barnet67.7125% safer
Coventry77.419% safer
Croydon83.221.7% safer
Ryde84.60-
Sheffield85.811.4% more dangerous
Bristol86.211.9% more dangerous
Leicester97.4413% more dangerous
Birmingham102.8718% more dangerous
Liverpool107.2821% more dangerous
Bradford133.0236% more dangerous
Leeds137.1038% more dangerous

Crime in Ryde's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Ryde Central969150First
Ryde South64974Second

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.

Last updated: 07 May 2021