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Crime and Safety in Prudhoe

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Prudhoe is among the top 5 safest small towns in Northumberland, and is the 31st most dangerous overall out of Northumberland's 163 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Prudhoe in 2021 was 55 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to Northumberland's overall crime rate, coming in 25% lower than the Northumberland rate of 69 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Prudhoe is the 406th safest small town, and the 2,686th most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In September 2021, Prudhoe was the worst small town in Northumberland for bicycle theft, with 2 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.17 per 1,000 inhabitants. January 2021 was also a bad month for Prudhoe residents, when it was Northumberland's most dangerous small town for other theft, recording 5 crimes at a rate of 0.42 per 1,000 residents. Prudhoe recorded 1 report of possession of weapons during July 2021, making its crime rate of 0.08 the worst small town for possession of weapons in Northumberland that month.

The most common crimes in Prudhoe are violence and sexual offences, with 358 offences during 2021, giving a crime rate of 30. This is 15% higher than 2020's figure of 306 offences and a difference of 4.36 from 2020's crime rate of 26. Prudhoe's least common crime is bicycle theft, with 3 offences recorded in 2021, the same as 2020's figure of 3 crimes.

Prudhoe 2022 Crime Scorecard

Top 5 Safest

Small Towns, Northumberland

37% lower, regional crime rate

North East

38% lower, national crime rate

England, Wales & NI

Local Crime in Context

As of 2022, the crime rate in Prudhoe is 37% lower than the North East and 38% lower than the England, Wales & Northern Ireland overall figure.

Prudhoe Crime Rate Over Time

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Incidents mapped in Prudhoe 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 Prudhoe

YearCrime Rate per
1,000 people
Total Crimes
202155661
202057677
201955659
201856673
201750599
201639468

Crime in Prudhoe Compared To Northumberland

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Summary of Crimes in Prudhoe This Year

 PrudhoeNorthumberland 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour24920.869,46129.39 41% safer
Bicycle Theft30.251380.43 72% safer
Burglary201.689893.07 83% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson907.543,27810.18 35% safer
Drugs110.924531.41 53% safer
Other Crime80.676672.07 209% safer
Other Theft403.351,6165.02 50% safer
Possession of Weapons50.421560.48 14% safer
Public Order847.042,9119.04 28% safer
Shoplifting211.761,1483.57 103% safer
Theft From the Person40.34970.30 12% more dangerous
Vehicle Crime171.426902.14 51% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences35829.9910,12131.44 4.8% safer

Prudhoe Compared to Nearby Small Towns)

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Ponteland49844.0326% safer
Hexham56648.1115% safer
Choppington51854.471.7% safer
Prudhoe66155.37-
Seaton Valley99561.6710% more dangerous
Berwick-upon-Tweed88172.4424% more dangerous
Morpeth1,17479.6130% more dangerous
West Bedlington80579.7931% more dangerous
Alnwick64680.9732% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Prudhoe

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Recent Crimes in Prudhoe

DateCrime TypeLocationOutcome
April 2022Other theftOn or near Petrol StationInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Priestclose RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near West RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Eastwoods RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near North Wylam ViewInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Other theftOn or near High ShawInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Parkwood AvenueInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Other theftOn or near Moor GrangeInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near North Wylam ViewInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near HighfieldInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near West Wylam DriveInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Cheyne RoadOffender given a caution
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near West Wylam DriveInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Bell ViewOffender given a caution
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Carnaby CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Other theftOn or near Moor GrangeInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022ShopliftingOn or near Moor GrangeInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022ShopliftingOn or near Moor GrangeInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near The HavenInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Stancley RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified

Prudhoe Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2018201920202021Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour25262721 Safer
Bicycle Theft0.080.080.250.25 Getting worse
Burglary3.94.14.21.7 Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson11878 Safer
Drugs0.591.20.840.92 Getting worse
Other Crime1.61.11.40.67 Safer
Other Theft54.93.93.4 Safer
Possession of Weapons0.080.420.750.42 Getting worse
Public Order7987 Safer
Shoplifting1.81.71.91.8 Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.250.250.170.34 Getting worse
Vehicle Crime2.32.31.71.4 Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences23222630 Getting worse

Changes In Prudhoe's Crime Rates Over Time

Comparing Prudhoe to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Prudhoe55.37-
Barnet67.0817% more dangerous
Croydon82.4833% more dangerous
Sheffield90.0539% more dangerous
Bristol90.5239% more dangerous
Coventry102.2446% more dangerous
Leicester111.5950% more dangerous
Liverpool123.0655% more dangerous
Birmingham129.6457% more dangerous
Bradford132.2858% more dangerous
Leeds150.9463% more dangerous

Crime in Prudhoe's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Prudhoe64358First

Crime in Prudhoe During Coronavirus Lockdowns

Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Prudhoe change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in December, when Prudhoe saw a 1,500% increase in anti-social behaviour. Prudhoe saw a large fall in other theft during April, when it fell by 86% compared to April in 2019.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour-15%+18%+26%+17%-74%+16%+14%+40%-+1,500%
Burglary+150%+400%-+200%-75%---29%+57%-75%
Criminal Damage and Arson+267%-80%-31%-62%--+67%--13%-33%
Drugs-------+100%--
Other Crime-+50%---33%-----
Other Theft+40%-86%+50%-38%-57%+17%--57%-50%-
Possession of Weapons----------
Public Order+13%-40%-18%-46%+11%+33%-22%-31%+80%-17%
Shoplifting-+300%---25%-50%-+33%-33%+100%
Vehicle Crime--+50%--67%---50%--
Violence and Sexual Offences-27%+10%+3%+50%-+41%-37%+37%+108%+14%

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in Prudhoe

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

How dangerous is Prudhoe?
Prudhoe is among the top 5 safest small town in Northumberland.

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

What is the least common crime in Prudhoe?
Prudhoe's least common crime is bicycle theft.

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