Portstewart is the safest small towns in Londonderry, and is among the top 10 safest overall out of Londonderry's 21 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Portstewart in 2021 was 44 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to Londonderry's overall crime rate, coming in 61% lower than the Londonderry rate of 71 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Portstewart is the 243rd safest small town, and the 4,113rd most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.
In February 2019, Portstewart had the worst crime rate in Londonderry for bicycle theft, with 1 crime reported and a crime rate of 0.12 per 1,000 inhabitants. March 2019 was also a bad month for Portstewart residents, when it was Londonderry's most dangerous area for public order, recording 3 crimes at a rate of 0.37 per 1,000 residents. Portstewart recorded 1 report of theft from the person during November 2017, making its crime rate of 0.12 the worst for theft from the person in Londonderry that month.
The most common crimes in Portstewart are violence and sexual offences, with 192 offences during 2021, giving a crime rate of 24. This is 22% lower than 2020's figure of 234 offences and a difference of 5.25 from 2020's crime rate of 29. Portstewart's least common crime is theft from the person, with 1 offence recorded in 2021.
Small Towns, Londonderry
4.8% lower, regional crime rate
75% lower, national crime rate
England, Wales & NI
As of 2022, the crime rate in Portstewart is 4.8% lower than Northern Ireland and 75% lower than the England, Wales & Northern Ireland overall figure.
|England, Wales & NI|
Incidents mapped in Portstewart represent the time frame between May 2019 and April 2022. Each point on the map represents an area where crimes have been recorded locally.
Last updated: 02 Jun, 2022
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Last updated: 02 Jun, 2022
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|Year||Crime Rate per|
|Anti-Social Behaviour||344||42.98||6,729||39.00||9% more dangerous|
|Bicycle Theft||2||0.25||49||0.28||12% safer|
|Criminal Damage and Arson||74||9.25||2,187||12.68||37% safer|
|Other Crime||14||1.75||308||1.79||2.3% safer|
|Other Theft||24||3.00||887||5.14||71% safer|
|Possession of Weapons||3||0.37||134||0.78||111% safer|
|Theft From the Person||1||0.12||23||0.13||8% safer|
|Vehicle Crime||1||0.12||221||1.28||967% safer|
|Violence and Sexual Offences||192||23.99||6,352||36.82||53% safer|
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|Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents|
|Anti-Social Behaviour||35||29||58||43||Getting worse|
|Criminal Damage and Arson||11||8||10||9||Safer|
|Other Crime||0.25||1.4||2.2||1.8||Getting worse|
|Possession of Weapons||0.62||0.12||0.87||0.37||Getting worse|
|Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)||-||-||-||0.12||No change|
|Violence and Sexual Offences||20||20||29||24||Getting worse|
|Small Town||Crime Rate||Rate Difference|
|Barnet||67.08||35% more dangerous|
|Croydon||82.48||47% more dangerous|
|Sheffield||90.05||51% more dangerous|
|Bristol||90.52||52% more dangerous|
|Coventry||102.24||57% more dangerous|
|Leicester||111.59||61% more dangerous|
|Liverpool||123.06||64% more dangerous|
|Birmingham||129.64||66% more dangerous|
|Bradford||132.28||67% more dangerous|
|Leeds||150.94||71% more dangerous|
Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Portstewart change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in November, when Portstewart saw a 900% increase in vehicle crime. Portstewart saw a large fall in bicycle theft during June, when it fell by 50% compared to June in 2019.
|Criminal Damage and Arson||-50%||+14%||+30%||-29%||-||+83%||+25%||+17%||+80%||+200%|
|Possession of Weapons||-||-||-||-||-||+100%||-||-||-||-|
|Violence and Sexual Offences||+17%||+111%||-41%||+178%||+136%||+26%||+44%||+240%||+107%||+100%|