Choppington Crime Overview

Choppington is among the top 5 most dangerous small towns in Northumberland, and is among the top 20 most dangerous overall out of Northumberland's 165 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Choppington in 2020 was 68 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to Northumberland's overall crime rate, coming in 5.0% lower than the Northumberland rate of 72 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Choppington is the 211st most dangerous small town, and the 1,508th most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In September 2019, Choppington had the worst crime rate in Northumberland for robbery, with 2 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.21 per 1,000 inhabitants. June 2018 was also a bad month for Choppington residents, when it was Northumberland's most dangerous area for possession of weapons, recording 4 crimes at a rate of 0.42 per 1,000 residents. Choppington recorded 5 reports of drugs during April 2015, making its crime rate of 0.53 the worst for drugs in Northumberland that month.

The most common crimes in Choppington are violence and sexual offences, with 248 offences during 2020, giving a crime rate of 26. This is 8% lower than 2019's figure of 267 offences and a difference of 2.00 from 2019's crime rate of 28. Choppington's least common crime is bicycle theft, with 2 offences recorded in 2020, an increase of 50% from 2019's figure of 1 crime.

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Crime in Choppington Compared To Northumberland

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Summary of Crimes in Choppington This Year

CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour35537.3311,36835.325% more dangerous
Bicycle Theft20.211450.45114% safer
Burglary444.631,1933.7120% more dangerous
Criminal Damage and Arson10110.623,40810.590.28% more dangerous
Drugs121.265181.6128% safer
Other Crime212.217102.210% safer
Other Theft373.891,8355.7047% safer
Possession of Weapons20.211800.56167% safer
Public Order899.363,23310.047% safer
Robbery20.21620.1910% more dangerous
Shoplifting666.941,3094.0741% more dangerous
Theft From the Person40.421060.3321% more dangerous
Vehicle Crime232.428622.6811% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences24826.089,56529.7214% safer

Choppington Compared to Nearby Small Towns

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Ponteland43438.3778% safer
Hexham62352.9529% safer
Prudhoe67756.7121% safer
Seaton Valley1,02063.228% safer
Alnwick54267.940.77% safer
Berwick-upon-Tweed91274.999% more dangerous
Morpeth1,12676.3610% more dangerous
West Bedlington80479.6914% more dangerous
East Bedlington1,114130.7548% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Choppington

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Choppington Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Anti-Social Behaviour25181937Getting worse
Bicycle Theft0.840.530.110.21Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson1615911Safer
Other Crime2.
Other Theft9763.9Safer
Possession of Weapons0.631.20.630.21Safer
Public Order81289Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.320.110.630.21Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.530.530.420.42Safer
Vehicle Crime3.
Violence and Sexual Offences26292826Safer

Changes In Choppington's Crime Rates Over Time

Comparing Choppington to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Barnet67.711.1% safer
Coventry77.4112% more dangerous
Croydon83.2218% more dangerous
Sheffield85.8120% more dangerous
Bristol86.2121% more dangerous
Leicester97.4430% more dangerous
Birmingham102.8733% more dangerous
Liverpool107.2836% more dangerous
Bradford133.0249% more dangerous
Leeds137.1050% more dangerous

Crime in Choppington's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Guide Post & Stakeford62067First

Crime in Choppington During Coronavirus Lockdowns

Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Choppington change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in April, when Choppington saw a 400% increase in anti-social behaviour. Choppington saw a large fall in shoplifting during April, when it fell by 88% compared to April in 2019.

Anti-Social Behaviour+50%+400%+117%+50%-44%+48%+43%+330%+125%+320%
Bicycle Theft----------
Criminal Damage and Arson+114%-75%-38%--11%-13%+133%+38%-43%+40%
Other Crime-+100%+100%+100%-50%--50%+100%-25%-50%
Other Theft-50%-+40%+100%--60%-63%-20%-50%-
Possession of Weapons----------
Public Order+133%+250%-+43%+160%+25%-64%-33%-38%-
Theft From the Person----------
Vehicle Crime-50%-+100%--+50%----
Violence and Sexual Offences-57%-24%-4%+22%+42%+107%-19%+63%-15%-29%

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in Choppington

What police force serves Choppington?
Choppington's local territorial police force is the Northumbria Police.
How dangerous is Choppington?
Choppington is among the top 5 most dangerous small towns in Northumberland.
What is Choppington's most common crime?
The most common crimes in Choppington are violence and sexual offences.
What is the least common crime in Choppington?
Choppington's least common crime is bicycle theft.

Last updated: 07 May 2021