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Crime and Safety in Choppington

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Choppington is the third safest small towns in Northumberland, and is the 34th most dangerous overall out of Northumberland's 163 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Choppington in 2021 was 54 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to Northumberland's overall crime rate, coming in 27% lower than the Northumberland rate of 69 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Choppington is the 393rd safest small town, and the 2,786th most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In June 2018, Choppington had the worst crime rate in Northumberland for possession of weapons, with 4 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.42 per 1,000 inhabitants. June 2015 was also a bad month for Choppington residents, when it was Northumberland's most dangerous area for vehicle crime, recording 17 crimes at a rate of 1.8 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 252 offences during 2021, giving a crime rate of 26. This is 1.6% higher than 2020's figure of 248 offences and a difference of 0.42 from 2020's crime rate of 26. Choppington's least common crime is theft from the person, with 1 offence recorded in 2021, a decrease of 300% from 2020's figure of 4 crimes.

Choppington 2022 Crime Scorecard

Third Safest

Small Towns, Northumberland

39% lower, regional crime rate

North East

40% lower, national crime rate

England, Wales & NI

Local Crime in Context

As of 2022, the crime rate in Choppington is 39% lower than the North East and 40% lower than the England, Wales & Northern Ireland overall figure.

Choppington Crime Rate Over Time

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Incidents mapped in Choppington 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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Historical Crime Rates for Choppington

YearCrime Rate per
1,000 people
Total Crimes
202154518
202068651
201976719
201887823
201778746
201650478

Crime in Choppington Compared To Northumberland

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Summary of Crimes in Choppington This Year

 ChoppingtonNorthumberland 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour29330.819,46129.39 4.6% more dangerous
Bicycle Theft70.741380.43 42% more dangerous
Burglary181.899893.07 62% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson767.993,27810.18 27% safer
Drugs80.844531.41 68% safer
Other Crime141.476672.07 41% safer
Other Theft313.261,6165.02 54% safer
Possession of Weapons70.741560.48 35% more dangerous
Public Order626.522,9119.04 39% safer
Robbery30.32580.18 44% more dangerous
Shoplifting272.841,1483.57 26% safer
Theft From the Person10.11970.30 173% safer
Vehicle Crime121.266902.14 70% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences25226.5010,12131.44 19% safer

Choppington Compared to Nearby Small Towns)

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Ponteland49844.0324% safer
Hexham56648.1113% safer
Choppington51854.47-
Prudhoe66155.371.6% more dangerous
Seaton Valley99561.6712% more dangerous
Berwick-upon-Tweed88172.4425% more dangerous
Morpeth1,17479.6132% more dangerous
West Bedlington80579.7932% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Choppington

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Recent Crimes in Choppington

DateCrime TypeLocationOutcome
April 2022DrugsOn or near Cleaswell HillOffender given penalty notice
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Sheepwash BankInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022BurglaryOn or near East Ford RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Riversdale AvenueOffender given a caution
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near NorthwayInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Petrol StationInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Coleridge DriveInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022ShopliftingOn or near SupermarketInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Landsdowne GardensInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022ShopliftingOn or near SupermarketInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Other theftOn or near Front StreetInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Church AvenueInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Gooch AvenueInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Front StreetInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near A1068Investigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near East Ford RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Other theftOn or near A1147Investigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Sheepwash AvenueInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near CrosswayInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022ShopliftingOn or near SupermarketInvestigation complete; no suspect identified

Choppington Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2018201920202021Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour18193731 Getting worse
Bicycle Theft0.530.110.210.74 Getting worse
Burglary63.64.61.9 Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson159118 Safer
Drugs1.01.71.30.84 Safer
Other Crime2.61.82.21.5 Safer
Other Theft763.93.3 Safer
Possession of Weapons1.20.630.210.74 Safer
Public Order12897 Safer
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.110.630.210.32 Safer
Shoplifting71172.8 Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.530.420.420.11 Safer
Vehicle Crime4.43.72.41.3 Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences29282626 Safer

Changes In Choppington's Crime Rates Over Time

Comparing Choppington to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Choppington54.47-
Barnet67.0819% more dangerous
Croydon82.4834% more dangerous
Sheffield90.0540% more dangerous
Bristol90.5240% more dangerous
Coventry102.2447% more dangerous
Leicester111.5951% more dangerous
Liverpool123.0656% more dangerous
Birmingham129.6458% more dangerous
Bradford132.2859% more dangerous
Leeds150.9464% more dangerous

Crime in Choppington's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Guide Post & Stakeford50255First

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.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour+50%+400%+117%+50%-44%+48%+43%+330%+125%+320%
Bicycle Theft----------
Burglary+75%+40%--25%---80%-33%+50%+50%
Criminal Damage and Arson+114%-75%-38%--11%-13%+133%+38%-43%+40%
Drugs---67%--67%--50%--+100%
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%-
Robbery-------50%---
Shoplifting-71%-88%+17%-71%-70%-29%-61%-33%-21%+150%
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 the third safest small town 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 theft from the person (inc. pickpocketing).

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