Crime in Northumberland

Northumberland is the 22nd most dangerous county in England, Wales, and Northern Ireland. The overall crime rate in Northumberland in 2020 was 72 crimes per 1,000 people, and the most common crimes were violence and sexual offences, which happened to roughly every 30 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 Behaviour11,36835.32
Bicycle Theft1450.45
Burglary1,1933.71
Criminal Damage and Arson3,40810.59
Drugs5181.61
Other Crime7102.21
Other Theft1,8355.70
Possession of Weapons1800.56
Public Order3,23310.04
Robbery620.19
Shoplifting1,3094.07
Theft From the Person1060.33
Vehicle Crime8622.68
Violence and Sexual Offences9,56529.72

Northumberland's Population Centres

NameTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference from Northumberland
Alnwick542686% safer
Ashington3,39212040% more dangerous
Berwick-upon-Tweed912754.2% more dangerous
Blyth4,84512341% more dangerous
Choppington651685.0% safer
Cramlington2,025693.7% safer
East Bedlington1,11413145% more dangerous
Hexham6235336% safer
Morpeth1,126766% more dangerous
Ponteland4343887% safer
Prudhoe6775727% safer
Seaton Valley1,0206314% safer
West Bedlington8048010% more dangerous

Crime Trends in Northumberland

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2017201820192020Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour31252235Getting worse
Bicycle Theft0.840.710.440.45Safer
Burglary664.93.7Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson14131111Safer
Drugs1.01.21.21.6Getting worse
Other Crime2.12.11.82.2Getting worse
Other Theft8886Safer
Possession of Weapons0.480.560.670.56Safer
Public Order9111010Safer
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.200.260.250.19Safer
Shoplifting6664.1Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.490.700.450.33Safer
Vehicle Crime3.64.23.62.7Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences25302930Getting worse

Last updated: 09 Apr 2021