Seaton Valley is among the top 5 safest small towns in Northumberland, and is the 26th most dangerous overall out of Northumberland's 163 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Seaton Valley in 2021 was 62 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to Northumberland's overall crime rate, coming in 12% lower than the Northumberland rate of 69 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Seaton Valley is the 342nd most dangerous small town, and the 2,097th most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.
In July 2020, Seaton Valley had the worst crime rate in Northumberland for bicycle theft, with 4 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.25 per 1,000 inhabitants. July 2020 was also a bad month for Seaton Valley residents, when it was Northumberland's most dangerous area for robbery, recording 2 crimes at a rate of 0.12 per 1,000 residents. Seaton Valley recorded 3 reports of theft from the person during April 2017, making its crime rate of 0.19 the worst for theft from the person in Northumberland that month.
The most common crimes in Seaton Valley are violence and sexual offences, with 440 offences during 2021, giving a crime rate of 27. This is 9% higher than 2020's figure of 400 offences and a difference of 2.48 from 2020's crime rate of 25. Seaton Valley's least common crime is robbery, with 1 offence recorded in 2021, a decrease of 300% from 2020's figure of 4 crimes.
Top 5 Safest
Small Towns, Northumberland
23% lower, regional crime rate
24% lower, national crime rate
England, Wales & NI
As of 2022, the crime rate in Seaton Valley is 23% lower than the North East and 24% lower than the England, Wales & Northern Ireland overall figure.
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Incidents mapped in Seaton Valley 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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Last updated: 02 Jun, 2022
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|Year||Crime Rate per|
|Anti-Social Behaviour||467||28.95||9,461||29.39||1.5% safer|
|Bicycle Theft||6||0.37||138||0.43||16% safer|
|Criminal Damage and Arson||178||11.03||3,278||10.18||8% more dangerous|
|Other Crime||35||2.17||667||2.07||4.6% more dangerous|
|Other Theft||57||3.53||1,616||5.02||42% safer|
|Possession of Weapons||6||0.37||156||0.48||30% safer|
|Public Order||140||8.68||2,911||9.04||4.1% safer|
|Theft From the Person||2||0.12||97||0.30||150% safer|
|Vehicle Crime||45||2.79||690||2.14||23% more dangerous|
|Violence and Sexual Offences||440||27.27||10,121||31.44||15% safer|
|Small Town||Total Crimes||Crime Rate||Rate Difference|
|Berwick-upon-Tweed||881||72.44||15% more dangerous|
|Morpeth||1,174||79.61||23% more dangerous|
|West Bedlington||805||79.79||23% more dangerous|
|Alnwick||646||80.97||24% more dangerous|
|East Bedlington||895||105.05||41% more dangerous|
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|April 2022||Criminal damage and arson||On or near St Stephen'S Close||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|April 2022||Public order||On or near Southward Close||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|April 2022||Vehicle crime||On or near Starlight Crescent||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|April 2022||Criminal damage and arson||On or near Southward Way||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|April 2022||Public order||On or near Allerdean Close||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|April 2022||Criminal damage and arson||On or near Main Street North||Offender given a caution|
|April 2022||Public order||On or near Collywell Court||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|April 2022||Public order||On or near Dartford Close||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|April 2022||Criminal damage and arson||On or near Queens Road||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|April 2022||Vehicle crime||On or near Trinity Grove||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|April 2022||Violence and sexual offences||On or near Elsdon Avenue||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|April 2022||Criminal damage and arson||On or near Avenue Road||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|April 2022||Criminal damage and arson||On or near Beaumont Grange||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|April 2022||Violence and sexual offences||On or near A192||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|April 2022||Public order||On or near The Avenue||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|April 2022||Violence and sexual offences||On or near Supermarket||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|April 2022||Other theft||On or near Beaumont Grange||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|April 2022||Public order||On or near Meadow Close||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|April 2022||Other theft||On or near Ovingham Way||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|April 2022||Violence and sexual offences||On or near Avenue Road||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents|
|Anti-Social Behaviour||21||22||34||29||Getting worse|
|Criminal Damage and Arson||12||13||9||11||Safer|
|Other Crime||1.9||1.6||2.5||2.2||Getting worse|
|Possession of Weapons||0.31||0.62||0.50||0.37||Safer|
|Robbery (inc. mugging)||0.25||0.43||0.25||0.06||Safer|
|Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)||0.81||0.06||0.06||0.12||Safer|
|Violence and Sexual Offences||28||29||25||27||Getting worse|
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|Name||ASB||Drugs||Public Order||Robbery||VSO||All Others||Crimes per Hectare|
|St Paul's Church||1||-||-||-||-||2||16|
|Small Town||Crime Rate||Rate Difference|
|Barnet||67.08||8% more dangerous|
|Croydon||82.48||25% more dangerous|
|Sheffield||90.05||32% more dangerous|
|Bristol||90.52||32% more dangerous|
|Coventry||102.24||40% more dangerous|
|Leicester||111.59||45% more dangerous|
|Liverpool||123.06||50% more dangerous|
|Birmingham||129.64||52% more dangerous|
|Bradford||132.28||53% more dangerous|
|Leeds||150.94||59% more dangerous|
|Neighbourhood||Crime Count||Crime Rate||Danger Rank|
|Holywell & Hartley||314||41||Second|
|Seaton Delaval & Seghill||681||80||First|
Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Seaton Valley change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in December, when Seaton Valley saw a 1,750% increase in anti-social behaviour. Seaton Valley saw a large fall in shoplifting during September, when it fell by 91% compared to September in 2019. Other Theft saw a fall in every month of Seaton Valley's lockdown.
|Criminal Damage and Arson||-25%||+32%||-81%||-44%||+13%||-18%||-55%||-73%||+30%||-17%|
|Possession of Weapons||-||-||-||-||-||-50%||+100%||-||-||-|
|Violence and Sexual Offences||-38%||-21%||-21%||-23%||+18%||-23%||-9%||-23%||-20%||+42%|