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Crime and Safety in Ponteland

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Ponteland is the safest small towns in Northumberland, and is the 43rd most dangerous overall out of Northumberland's 163 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Ponteland in 2021 was 44 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to Northumberland's overall crime rate, coming in 58% lower than the Northumberland rate of 69 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Ponteland is the 247th safest small town, and the 4,061st most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In January 2018, Ponteland had the worst crime rate in Northumberland for theft from the person, with 3 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.27 per 1,000 inhabitants.

The most common crimes in Ponteland are violence and sexual offences, with 234 offences during 2021, giving a crime rate of 21. This is 10% higher than 2020's figure of 210 offences and a difference of 2.12 from 2020's crime rate of 19. Ponteland's least common crimes are possession of weapons, with 5 offences recorded in 2021.

Ponteland 2022 Crime Scorecard

Safest

Small Towns, Northumberland

72% lower, regional crime rate

North East

74% lower, national crime rate

England, Wales & NI

Local Crime in Context

As of 2022, the crime rate in Ponteland is 72% lower than the North East and 74% lower than the England, Wales & Northern Ireland overall figure.

Ponteland Crime Rate Over Time

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Incidents mapped in Ponteland 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 Ponteland

YearCrime Rate per
1,000 people
Total Crimes
202144498
202038434
201936407
201848539
201745507
201631353

Crime in Ponteland Compared To Northumberland

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Summary of Crimes in Ponteland This Year

 PontelandNorthumberland 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour22820.169,46129.39 46% safer
Burglary232.039893.07 51% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson575.043,27810.18 102% safer
Drugs131.154531.41 23% safer
Other Crime171.506672.07 38% safer
Other Theft322.831,6165.02 77% safer
Possession of Weapons50.441560.48 9% safer
Public Order544.772,9119.04 90% safer
Shoplifting494.331,1483.57 18% more dangerous
Vehicle Crime141.246902.14 73% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences23420.6910,12131.44 52% safer

Ponteland Compared to Nearby Small Towns)

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Ponteland49844.03-
Hexham56648.118% more dangerous
Choppington51854.4719% more dangerous
Prudhoe66155.3720% more dangerous
Seaton Valley99561.6729% more dangerous
Berwick-upon-Tweed88172.4439% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Ponteland

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Recent Crimes in Ponteland

DateCrime TypeLocationOutcome
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near The GreenInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Other theftOn or near QueenswayInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Jackson AvenueInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Police StationInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Other theftOn or near Mayfair GardensInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near A696Investigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022ShopliftingOn or near SupermarketInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near The AvenueInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Other theftOn or near SupermarketInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Sports/Recreation AreaInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022ShopliftingOn or near SupermarketInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022ShopliftingOn or near SupermarketInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022ShopliftingOn or near SupermarketInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022ShopliftingOn or near SupermarketInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Ashbrooke DriveInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Beechwood PlaceInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Callerton LaneInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Police StationOffender given a caution
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Twizell PlaceInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Hill ParkInvestigation complete; no suspect identified

Ponteland Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2018201920202021Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour18112220 Getting worse
Burglary3.13.92.02.0 Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson74.23.95 Safer
Drugs0.530.711.21.2 Getting worse
Other Crime0.881.21.21.5 Getting worse
Other Theft4.93.63.42.8 Safer
Possession of Weapons0.350.44-0.44 Getting worse
Public Order4.63.44.04.8 Getting worse
Shoplifting3.32.72.84.3 Getting worse
Vehicle Crime2.22.11.21.2 Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences19131921 Getting worse

Changes In Ponteland's Crime Rates Over Time

Comparing Ponteland to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Ponteland44.03-
Barnet67.0834% more dangerous
Croydon82.4847% more dangerous
Sheffield90.0551% more dangerous
Bristol90.5251% more dangerous
Coventry102.2457% more dangerous
Leicester111.5961% more dangerous
Liverpool123.0664% more dangerous
Birmingham129.6466% more dangerous
Bradford132.2867% more dangerous
Leeds150.9471% more dangerous

Crime in Ponteland's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Ponteland42361First

Crime in Ponteland During Coronavirus Lockdowns

Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Ponteland change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in December, when Ponteland saw a 1,600% increase in anti-social behaviour. Ponteland saw a large fall in shoplifting during May, when it fell by 92% compared to May in 2019.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour+133%+380%+450%+314%-65%+130%+53%+121%+20%+1,600%
Burglary-44%+300%-----50%-60%--
Criminal Damage and Arson-67%-67%-33%-50%+267%---83%+180%-67%
Drugs-+200%--+100%--+50%--
Other Crime--+100%+33%--+100%---50%
Other Theft+133%-50%--50%+25%-+200%-+50%-75%
Public Order--33%-17%+33%-43%+33%+500%+67%+150%+150%
Shoplifting-+25%-92%-67%+33%-+200%+150%+100%+400%
Vehicle Crime--50%---50%+100%--20%--67%
Violence and Sexual Offences-40%+38%-14%+9%-17%+42%+69%+105%-13%+144%

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in Ponteland

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

How dangerous is Ponteland?
Ponteland is the safest small town in Northumberland.

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

What is the least common crime in Ponteland?
Ponteland's least common crimes are possession of weapons.

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