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Crime and Safety in Cramlington

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Cramlington is the safest medium-sized town in Northumberland, and is among the top 20 most dangerous overall out of Northumberland's 163 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Cramlington in 2021 was 72 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares poorly to Northumberland's overall crime rate, coming in 3.4% higher than the Northumberland rate of 69 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Cramlington is the 91st safest medium-sized town, and the 1,464th most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In June 2021, Cramlington had the worst crime rate in Northumberland for bicycle theft, with 5 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.17 per 1,000 inhabitants. June 2021 was also a bad month for Cramlington residents, when it was Northumberland's most dangerous area for other crime, recording 25 crimes at a rate of 0.86 per 1,000 residents. Cramlington recorded 15 reports of vehicle crime during October 2021, making its crime rate of 0.51 the worst for vehicle crime in Northumberland that month.

The most common crimes in Cramlington are violence and sexual offences, with 961 offences during 2021, giving a crime rate of 33. This is 11% higher than 2020's figure of 860 offences and a difference of 3.46 from 2020's crime rate of 29. Cramlington's least common crime is robbery, with 3 offences recorded in 2021, the same as 2020's figure of 3 crimes.

Cramlington 2022 Crime Scorecard

Safest

Medium-Sized Towns, Northumberland

6% lower, regional crime rate

North East

6% lower, national crime rate

England, Wales & NI

Local Crime in Context

As of 2022, the crime rate in Cramlington is 6% lower than the North East and 6% lower than the England, Wales & Northern Ireland overall figure.

Cramlington Crime Rate Over Time

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Cramlington Crime Map

Incidents mapped in Cramlington 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 Cramlington

YearCrime Rate per
1,000 people
Total Crimes
2021722,098
2020692,025
2019762,220
2018742,174
2017681,976
2016521,525

Crime in Cramlington Compared To Northumberland

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Summary of Crimes in Cramlington This Year

 CramlingtonNorthumberland 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour77026.359,46129.39 12% safer
Bicycle Theft240.821380.43 48% more dangerous
Burglary491.689893.07 83% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson2639.003,27810.18 13% safer
Drugs401.374531.41 2.9% safer
Other Crime1013.466672.07 40% more dangerous
Other Theft1605.481,6165.02 8% more dangerous
Possession of Weapons140.481560.480% safer
Public Order2889.862,9119.04 8% more dangerous
Robbery30.10580.18 80% safer
Shoplifting1133.871,1483.57 8% more dangerous
Theft From the Person80.27970.30 11% safer
Vehicle Crime742.536902.14 15% more dangerous
Violence and Sexual Offences96132.8910,12131.44 4.4% more dangerous

Cramlington Compared to Nearby Medium-Sized Towns)

Medium-Sized TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Cramlington2,09871.80-
Blyth4,470113.0636% more dangerous
Ashington3,519124.5442% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Cramlington

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Recent Crimes in Cramlington

DateCrime TypeLocationOutcome
April 2022Other theftOn or near West Farm CourtInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Other theftOn or near Pedestrian SubwayInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Possession of weaponsOn or near Mayfield AvenueInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Public orderOn or near Church StreetInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Avebury PlaceInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Other theftOn or near Shopping AreaInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Berrymoor CourtInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022ShopliftingOn or near Northumbrian RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Other theftOn or near Westloch RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Paradise RowInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022BurglaryOn or near Parking AreaInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Station RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Beech AvenueInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Hastings StreetInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Mayfield AvenueInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Other theftOn or near Newlyn DriveInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Other theftOn or near Westloch RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Public orderOn or near HaresideInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Public orderOn or near Parking AreaInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Waterbeck CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified

Cramlington Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2018201920202021Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour28213226 Safer
Bicycle Theft0.750.480.440.82 Getting worse
Burglary2.93.72.11.7 Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson1011109 Safer
Drugs1.30.990.961.4 Getting worse
Other Crime1.31.52.43.5 Getting worse
Other Theft7865 Safer
Possession of Weapons0.580.750.510.48 Safer
Public Order11111110 Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.170.030.100.10 Safer
Shoplifting673.73.9 Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.510.310.140.27 Safer
Vehicle Crime4.43.12.82.5 Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences29292933 Getting worse

Changes In Cramlington's Crime Rates Over Time

Offences in Cramlington's Green Spaces

We only display green spaces in Cramlington that are named, and have had crimes recorded within their boundaries during 2021.

NameASBDrugsPublic OrderRobberyVSOAll OthersCrimes per Hectare
Cramlington Town Football Club8-2-15611

Comparing Cramlington to the UK's Major Cities

Medium-Sized TownCrime RateRate Difference
Barnet67.087% safer
Cramlington71.80-
Croydon82.4813% more dangerous
Sheffield90.0520% more dangerous
Bristol90.5221% more dangerous
Coventry102.2430% more dangerous
Leicester111.5936% more dangerous
Liverpool123.0642% more dangerous
Birmingham129.6445% more dangerous
Bradford132.2846% more dangerous
Leeds150.9452% more dangerous

Crime in Cramlington's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Cramlington South38860Third
Cramlington Town & Beaconhill998114First
East Cramlington & Parkside61369Second
North Cramlington9919Fourth

Cramlington Neighbourhood Crime Breakdown

Crime TypeSafest NeighbourhoodMost Dangerous Neighbourhood
Anti-Social BehaviourNorth Cramlington (54)Cramlington Town & Beaconhill (362)
Bicycle TheftNorth Cramlington (1)Cramlington Town & Beaconhill (17)
BurglaryNorth Cramlington (4)Cramlington Town & Beaconhill (22)
Criminal Damage and ArsonNorth Cramlington (13)Cramlington Town & Beaconhill (139)
DrugsNorth Cramlington (2)Cramlington South (20)
Other CrimeNorth Cramlington (5)Cramlington Town & Beaconhill (45)
Other TheftNorth Cramlington (8)Cramlington Town & Beaconhill (78)
Possession of WeaponsEast Cramlington & Parkside (3)Cramlington Town & Beaconhill (7)
Public OrderNorth Cramlington (7)Cramlington Town & Beaconhill (130)
Robbery (inc. mugging)Cramlington Town & Beaconhill (3)Cramlington Town & Beaconhill (3)
ShopliftingEast Cramlington & Parkside (5)Cramlington Town & Beaconhill (69)
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)Cramlington Town & Beaconhill (2)East Cramlington & Parkside (6)
Vehicle CrimeCramlington South (12)Cramlington Town & Beaconhill (28)
Violence and Sexual OffencesNorth Cramlington (39)Cramlington Town & Beaconhill (446)

Crime in Cramlington During Coronavirus Lockdowns

Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Cramlington change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in December, when Cramlington saw a 625% increase in anti-social behaviour. Cramlington saw a large fall in shoplifting during July, when it fell by 90% compared to July in 2019.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour-14%+85%+122%+68%-61%+74%+58%+76%+53%+625%
Bicycle Theft+200%------67%+100%--50%
Burglary-71%-55%-50%-73%-43%-43%-25%-33%+20%-
Criminal Damage and Arson+58%-44%-40%-71%-29%+3%-13%+50%-5%-14%
Drugs-25%-50%--+33%----20%+300%
Other Crime-14%+600%+600%-20%+300%-33%+150%-50%+120%+33%
Other Theft-24%-63%-68%-33%-38%+79%+7%-20%-36%-8%
Possession of Weapons-75%---33%----+50%-67%
Public Order-9%-18%+25%-+45%+32%+12%+10%+21%-53%
Shoplifting-50%-68%-83%-27%-90%-40%-75%-29%-61%-42%
Theft From the Person----------
Vehicle Crime--33%+80%-9%+178%-50%-88%-33%-20%-33%
Violence and Sexual Offences-18%-33%-29%+11%+60%+37%+19%+18%-7%-33%

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in Cramlington

What police force serves Cramlington?
Cramlington's local territorial police force is the Northumbria Police.

How dangerous is Cramlington?
Cramlington is the safest medium-sized town in Northumberland.

What is Cramlington's most common crime?
The most common crimes in Cramlington are violence and sexual offences.

What is the least common crime in Cramlington?
Cramlington's least common crime is robbery (inc. mugging).

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