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Northumberland Crime Statistics

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Northumberland is the 26th safest county in England, Wales, and Northern Ireland. The overall crime rate in Northumberland in 2021 was 69 crimes per 1,000 people, and the most common crimes were violence and sexual offences, which happened to roughly every 32 out of 1,000 residents.

Out of all of Northumberland's larger towns and cities, Ashington is the most dangerous. The next most dangerous is Blyth, and East Bedlington 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 Choppington in third place.

Northumberland Crime Map

Incidents mapped in Northumberland represent the time frame between April 2019 and March 2022. Each point on the map represents an area where crimes have been recorded locally.

Last updated: 09 Apr, 2021

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Northumberland Crime Summary

CrimeCountRate
Anti-Social Behaviour7,41123.02
Bicycle Theft1380.43
Burglary9913.08
Criminal Damage and Arson3,28410.20
Drugs4551.41
Other Crime6672.07
Other Theft1,6235.04
Possession of Weapons1570.49
Public Order2,9149.05
Robbery600.19
Shoplifting1,1493.57
Theft From the Person970.30
Vehicle Crime6902.14
Violence and Sexual Offences10,13831.50

Northumberland's Population Centres

NameTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference from Northumberland
Alnwick64981 15% more dangerous
Ashington3,523125 44% more dangerous
Berwick-upon-Tweed88573 4.5% more dangerous
Blyth4,481113 39% more dangerous
Choppington52055 27% safer
Cramlington2,10172 3.4% more dangerous
East Bedlington895105 34% more dangerous
Hexham56648 44% safer
Morpeth1,17780 13% more dangerous
Ponteland50044 57% safer
Prudhoe66255 25% safer
Seaton Valley99762 12% safer
West Bedlington80580 13% more dangerous

Crime Trends in Northumberland

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2018201920202021Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour25223523 Safer
Bicycle Theft0.710.440.450.43 Safer
Burglary64.93.73.1 Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson13111110 Safer
Drugs1.21.21.61.4 Getting worse
Other Crime2.11.82.22.1 Getting worse
Other Theft8865 Safer
Possession of Weapons0.560.670.560.49 Safer
Public Order1110109 Safer
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.260.250.190.19 Safer
Shoplifting664.13.6 Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.700.450.330.30 Safer
Vehicle Crime4.23.62.72.1 Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences30293032 Getting worse
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