Ponteland Crime Overview

Ponteland is the safest small town in Northumberland, and is the 56th most dangerous overall out of Northumberland's 165 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Ponteland in 2020 was 38 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to Northumberland's overall crime rate, coming in 87% lower than the Northumberland rate of 72 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Ponteland is the 219th safest small town, and the 4,725th 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. March 2016 was also a bad month for Ponteland residents, when it was Northumberland's most dangerous area for robbery, recording 1 crime at a rate of 0.09 per 1,000 residents.

The most common crimes in Ponteland are violence and sexual offences, with 210 offences during 2020, giving a crime rate of 19. This is 28% higher than 2019's figure of 152 offences and a difference of 5.13 from 2019's crime rate of 13. Ponteland's least common crime is theft from the person, with 1 offence recorded in 2020.

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See how Ponteland shapes up compared to other locations around the country, including side-by-side comparisons of specific crime types, and separate charting of how Ponteland and your comparison town's crime rates stack up against one another.

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Crime in Ponteland Compared To Northumberland

Summary of Crimes in Ponteland This Year

 PontelandNorthumberland 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour25122.1911,36835.3259% safer
Bicycle Theft20.181450.45150% safer
Burglary221.951,1933.7190% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson443.893,40810.59172% safer
Drugs141.245181.6130% safer
Other Crime131.157102.2192% safer
Other Theft383.361,8355.7070% safer
Public Order453.983,23310.04152% safer
Shoplifting322.831,3094.0744% safer
Theft From the Person10.091060.33267% safer
Vehicle Crime131.158622.68133% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences21018.579,56529.7260% safer

Ponteland Compared to Nearby Small Towns

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Ponteland43438.37-
Hexham62352.9528% more dangerous
Prudhoe67756.7132% more dangerous
Seaton Valley1,02063.2239% more dangerous
Alnwick54267.9444% more dangerous
Choppington65168.4644% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Ponteland

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Ponteland Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2017201820192020Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour24181122Getting worse
Bicycle Theft0.180.350.090.18Safer
Burglary3.43.13.92.0Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson674.23.9Safer
Drugs0.440.530.711.2Getting worse
Other Crime0.970.881.21.2Getting worse
Other Theft54.93.63.4Safer
Public Order64.63.44.0Safer
Shoplifting53.32.72.8Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.530.97-0.09Safer
Vehicle Crime4.02.22.11.2Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences13191319Getting worse

Changes In Ponteland's Crime Rates Over Time

Comparing Ponteland to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Ponteland38.37-
Barnet67.7143% more dangerous
Coventry77.4150% more dangerous
Croydon83.2254% more dangerous
Sheffield85.8155% more dangerous
Bristol86.2155% more dangerous
Leicester97.4461% more dangerous
Birmingham102.8763% more dangerous
Liverpool107.2864% more dangerous
Bradford133.0271% more dangerous
Leeds137.1072% more dangerous

Crime in Ponteland's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Ponteland34250First

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 crime is theft from the person (inc. pickpocketing).

Last updated: 07 May 2021