Crime in Northumberland

Northumberland is the 61st most dangerous county in England and Wales. The overall crime rate in Northumberland in 2020 was 66 crimes per 1,000 people, and the most common crimes were violence and sexual offences, which happened to roughly every 27 out of 1,000 residents.

Out of all of Northumberland's larger towns and cities, East Bedlington is the most dangerous. The next most dangerous is Blyth, and Ashington comes in as third most dangerous. There are safer parts of Northumberland, starting with Ponteland which ranks as the safest area in Northumberland, followed up by Hexham in second place, and Prudhoe in third place.

Crime Map of Northumberland

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Northumberland Crime Summary

CrimeCountRate
Anti-Social Behaviour10,51432.33
Bicycle Theft1420.44
Burglary1,1233.45
Criminal Damage and Arson3,1779.77
Drugs4641.43
Other Crime6582.02
Other Theft1,7095.26
Possession of Weapons1710.53
Public Order3,0419.35
Robbery570.18
Shoplifting1,2333.79
Theft From the Person1010.31
Vehicle Crime7912.43
Violence and Sexual Offences8,82327.13

Northumberland's Population Centres

 Total CrimesCrime RateRate Difference from Northumberland
Alnwick511643.2% safer
Ashington3,13811140% more dangerous
Berwick-upon-Tweed833683.5% more dangerous
Blyth4,47811342% more dangerous
Choppington611642.9% safer
Cramlington1,902651.5% safer
East Bedlington1,05212346% more dangerous
Hexham5804934% safer
Morpeth1,052717% more dangerous
Ponteland3953589% safer
Prudhoe6345324% safer
Seaton Valley9455913% safer
West Bedlington7617512% more dangerous

Crime Trends in Northumberland

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2017201820192020Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour31252132Getting worse
Bicycle Theft0.830.710.440.44Safer
Burglary664.93.4Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson14131110Safer
Drugs1.01.21.21.4Getting worse
Other Crime2.02.11.82.0Getting worse
Other Theft8875Safer
Possession of Weapons0.480.550.660.53Safer
Public Order911109Safer
Robbery0.200.260.250.18Safer
Shoplifting5663.8Safer
Theft From the Person0.490.690.440.31Safer
Vehicle Crime3.64.23.62.4Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences25302927Safer

Last updated: 18 Feb 2021