Cramlington Crime Overview

Cramlington is the safest medium-sized town 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 Cramlington in 2020 was 69 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to Northumberland's overall crime rate, coming in 3.7% lower than the Northumberland rate of 72 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Cramlington is the 92nd safest medium-sized town, and the 1,449th most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In December 2020, Cramlington had the worst crime rate in Northumberland for bicycle theft, with 1 crime reported and a crime rate of 0.03 per 1,000 inhabitants. April 2020 was also a bad month for Cramlington residents, when it was Northumberland's most dangerous area for possession of weapons, recording 3 crimes at a rate of 0.10 per 1,000 residents. Cramlington recorded 3 reports of drugs during February 2017, making its crime rate of 0.10 the worst for drugs in Northumberland that month.

The most common crimes in Cramlington are violence and sexual offences, with 860 offences during 2020, giving a crime rate of 29. This is 1.7% higher than 2019's figure of 845 offences and a difference of 0.51 from 2019's crime rate of 29. Cramlington's least common crime is robbery, with 3 offences recorded in 2020, an increase of 67% from 2019's figure of 1 crime.

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Crime in Cramlington Compared To Northumberland

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Summary of Crimes in Cramlington This Year

 CramlingtonNorthumberland 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour94432.3011,36835.329% safer
Bicycle Theft130.441450.452.3% safer
Burglary612.091,1933.7178% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson2809.583,40810.5911% safer
Drugs280.965181.6168% safer
Other Crime702.407102.218% more dangerous
Other Theft1745.951,8355.704.2% more dangerous
Possession of Weapons150.511800.5610% safer
Public Order32711.193,23310.0410% more dangerous
Robbery30.10620.1990% safer
Shoplifting1073.661,3094.0711% safer
Theft From the Person40.141060.33136% safer
Vehicle Crime832.848622.686% more dangerous
Violence and Sexual Offences86029.439,56529.720.99% safer

Cramlington Compared to Nearby Medium-Sized Towns

Medium-Sized TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Cramlington2,02569.30-
Ashington3,392120.0542% more dangerous
Blyth4,845122.5543% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Cramlington

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Cramlington Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2017201820192020Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour30282132Getting worse
Bicycle Theft1.10.750.480.44Safer
Burglary2.92.93.72.1Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson12101110Safer
Drugs0.411.30.990.96Getting worse
Other Crime1.31.31.52.4Getting worse
Other Theft8786Safer
Possession of Weapons0.170.580.750.51Getting worse
Public Order8111111Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.140.170.030.10Safer
Shoplifting6673.7Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.340.510.310.14Safer
Vehicle Crime3.14.43.12.8Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences24292929Getting 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 2020.

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

Comparing Cramlington to the UK's Major Cities

Medium-Sized TownCrime RateRate Difference
Barnet67.712.3% safer
Cramlington69.30-
Coventry77.4110% more dangerous
Croydon83.2217% more dangerous
Sheffield85.8119% more dangerous
Bristol86.2120% more dangerous
Leicester97.4429% more dangerous
Birmingham102.8733% more dangerous
Liverpool107.2835% more dangerous
Bradford133.0248% more dangerous
Leeds137.1049% more dangerous

Crime in Cramlington's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Cramlington South38860Third
Cramlington Town & Beaconhill932106First
East Cramlington & Parkside64372Second
North Cramlington5811Fourth

Cramlington Neighbourhood Crime Breakdown

Showing the safest and most dangerous parts of Cramlington for specific criminal activity, with crime count and rate shown in brackets.

Crime TypeSafest NeighbourhoodMost Dangerous Neighbourhood
Anti-Social BehaviourNorth Cramlington (90)Cramlington Town & Beaconhill (383)
Bicycle TheftEast Cramlington & Parkside (1)Cramlington South (6)
BurglaryNorth Cramlington (3)Cramlington Town & Beaconhill (26)
Criminal Damage and ArsonNorth Cramlington (8)Cramlington Town & Beaconhill (139)
DrugsNorth Cramlington (1)Cramlington Town & Beaconhill (14)
Other CrimeNorth Cramlington (3)East Cramlington & Parkside (33)
Other TheftNorth Cramlington (4)Cramlington Town & Beaconhill (78)
Possession of WeaponsNorth Cramlington (1)Cramlington South (8)
Public OrderNorth Cramlington (10)Cramlington Town & Beaconhill (152)
Robbery (inc. mugging)East Cramlington & Parkside (1)Cramlington South (1)
ShopliftingEast Cramlington & Parkside (9)Cramlington Town & Beaconhill (68)
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)Cramlington Town & Beaconhill (1)Cramlington South (3)
Vehicle CrimeCramlington South (14)Cramlington Town & Beaconhill (30)
Violence and Sexual OffencesNorth Cramlington (15)Cramlington Town & Beaconhill (388)

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).

Last updated: 07 May 2021