Prudhoe Crime Overview

Prudhoe is the third safest small town in Northumberland, and is the 32nd most dangerous overall out of Northumberland's 165 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Prudhoe in 2020 was 57 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to Northumberland's overall crime rate, coming in 27% lower than the Northumberland rate of 72 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Prudhoe is the 359th most dangerous small town, and the 2,367th most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In June 2020, Prudhoe was the worst small town in Northumberland for bicycle theft, with 1 crime reported and a crime rate of 0.08 per 1,000 inhabitants. February 2020 was also a bad month for Prudhoe residents, when it was Northumberland's most dangerous small town for drugs, recording 3 crimes at a rate of 0.25 per 1,000 residents. Prudhoe recorded 11 reports of burglary during November 2020, making its crime rate of 0.92 the worst small town for burglary in Northumberland that month.

The most common crimes in Prudhoe are violence and sexual offences, with 306 offences during 2020, giving a crime rate of 26. This is 15% higher than 2019's figure of 260 offences and a difference of 3.85 from 2019's crime rate of 22. Prudhoe's least common crime is robbery, with 1 offence recorded in 2020.

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Crime in Prudhoe Compared To Northumberland

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Summary of Crimes in Prudhoe This Year

 PrudhoeNorthumberland 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour32827.4811,36835.3229% safer
Bicycle Theft30.251450.4580% safer
Burglary504.191,1933.7111% more dangerous
Criminal Damage and Arson897.463,40810.5942% safer
Drugs100.845181.6192% safer
Other Crime171.427102.2156% safer
Other Theft473.941,8355.7045% safer
Possession of Weapons90.751800.5625% more dangerous
Public Order1008.383,23310.0420% safer
Robbery10.08620.19138% safer
Shoplifting231.931,3094.07111% safer
Theft From the Person20.171060.3394% safer
Vehicle Crime201.688622.6860% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences30625.639,56529.7216% safer

Prudhoe Compared to Nearby Small Towns

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Ponteland43438.3748% safer
Hexham62352.957% safer
Prudhoe67756.71-
Seaton Valley1,02063.2210% more dangerous
Alnwick54267.9417% more dangerous
Choppington65168.4617% more dangerous
Berwick-upon-Tweed91274.9924% more dangerous
Morpeth1,12676.3626% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Prudhoe

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Prudhoe Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2017201820192020Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour26252627Getting worse
Bicycle Theft0.420.080.080.25Getting worse
Burglary2.33.94.14.2Getting worse
Criminal Damage and Arson111187Safer
Drugs0.590.591.20.84Getting worse
Other Crime1.61.61.11.4Safer
Other Theft4.454.93.9Safer
Possession of Weapons0.670.080.420.75Getting worse
Public Order6798Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)-0.08-0.08No change
Shoplifting2.91.81.71.9Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)-0.250.250.17Safer
Vehicle Crime1.12.32.31.7Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences19232226Getting worse

Changes In Prudhoe's Crime Rates Over Time

Comparing Prudhoe to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Prudhoe56.71-
Barnet67.7116% more dangerous
Coventry77.4127% more dangerous
Croydon83.2232% more dangerous
Sheffield85.8134% more dangerous
Bristol86.2134% more dangerous
Leicester97.4442% more dangerous
Birmingham102.8745% more dangerous
Liverpool107.2847% more dangerous
Bradford133.0257% more dangerous
Leeds137.1059% more dangerous

Crime in Prudhoe's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Prudhoe64759First

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 the third 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 robbery (inc. mugging).

Last updated: 07 May 2021