Seaton Valley Crime Overview

Seaton Valley is among the top 5 safest small towns in Northumberland, and is the 25th most dangerous overall out of Northumberland's 165 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Seaton Valley in 2020 was 63 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to Northumberland's overall crime rate, coming in 14% lower than the Northumberland rate of 72 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Seaton Valley is the 273rd most dangerous small town, and the 1,850th 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 400 offences during 2020, giving a crime rate of 25. This is 16% lower than 2019's figure of 465 offences and a difference of 4.03 from 2019's crime rate of 29. Seaton Valley's least common crime is theft from the person, with 1 offence recorded in 2020, the same as 2019's figure of 1 crime.

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Crime in Seaton Valley Compared To Northumberland

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Summary of Crimes in Seaton Valley This Year

 Seaton ValleyNorthumberland 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour54733.9011,36835.324.2% safer
Bicycle Theft160.991450.4555% more dangerous
Burglary452.791,1933.7133% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson1479.113,40810.5916% safer
Drugs211.305181.6124% safer
Other Crime402.487102.2111% more dangerous
Other Theft593.661,8355.7056% safer
Possession of Weapons80.501800.5612% safer
Public Order1569.673,23310.043.8% safer
Robbery40.25620.1924% more dangerous
Shoplifting583.591,3094.0713% safer
Theft From the Person10.061060.33450% safer
Vehicle Crime654.038622.6833% more dangerous
Violence and Sexual Offences40024.799,56529.7220% safer

Seaton Valley Compared to Nearby Small Towns

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Ponteland43438.3765% safer
Hexham62352.9519% safer
Prudhoe67756.7111% safer
Seaton Valley1,02063.22-
Alnwick54267.947% more dangerous
Choppington65168.468% more dangerous
Berwick-upon-Tweed91274.9916% more dangerous
Morpeth1,12676.3617% more dangerous
West Bedlington80479.6921% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Seaton Valley

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Seaton Valley Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2017201820192020Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour25212234Getting worse
Bicycle Theft0.680.560.190.99Getting worse
Burglary64.83.82.8Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson1112139Safer
Drugs0.810.740.621.3Getting worse
Other Crime1.71.91.62.5Getting worse
Other Theft5653.7Safer
Possession of Weapons0.370.310.620.50Getting worse
Public Order8111210Safer
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.250.250.430.25Safer
Shoplifting4.6673.6Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.370.810.060.06Safer
Vehicle Crime3.53.73.64.0Getting worse
Violence and Sexual Offences21282925Safer

Changes In Seaton Valley's Crime Rates Over Time

Offences in Seaton Valley's Green Spaces

We only display green spaces in Seaton Valley that are named, and have had crimes recorded within their boundaries during 2020.

NameASBDrugsPublic OrderRobberyVSOAll OthersCrimes per Hectare
St Paul's Church1----216

Comparing Seaton Valley to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Seaton Valley63.22-
Barnet67.717% more dangerous
Coventry77.4118% more dangerous
Croydon83.2224% more dangerous
Sheffield85.8126% more dangerous
Bristol86.2127% more dangerous
Leicester97.4435% more dangerous
Birmingham102.8739% more dangerous
Liverpool107.2841% more dangerous
Bradford133.0252% more dangerous
Leeds137.1054% more dangerous

Crime in Seaton Valley's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Holywell & Hartley33244Second
Seaton Delaval & Seghill69281First

Crime in Seaton Valley During Coronavirus Lockdowns

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.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour-7%+144%+236%+112%-83%+3%+13%+69%+175%+1,750%
Bicycle Theft--------+100%-
Burglary-17%+50%-17%-25%+100%-40%-+400%-57%-33%
Criminal Damage and Arson-25%+32%-81%-44%+13%-18%-55%-73%+30%-17%
Drugs-------+50%--
Other Crime-75%+500%-33%+33%-+50%+50%+25%+100%-
Other Theft-14%-75%-67%-64%-50%+25%-57%-45%-83%-20%
Possession of Weapons------50%+100%---
Public Order-18%-6%-18%-41%-18%-23%+25%-28%-7%+14%
Shoplifting-80%-73%-67%+100%+33%-63%-91%-85%-62%+100%
Vehicle Crime-60%-67%-20%+200%-67%+100%-33%-75%+100%+50%
Violence and Sexual Offences-38%-21%-21%-23%+18%-23%-9%-23%-20%+42%

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in Seaton Valley

What police force serves Seaton Valley?
Seaton Valley's local territorial police force is the Northumbria Police.
How dangerous is Seaton Valley?
Seaton Valley is among the top 5 safest small towns in Northumberland.
What is Seaton Valley's most common crime?
The most common crimes in Seaton Valley are violence and sexual offences.
What is the least common crime in Seaton Valley?
Seaton Valley's least common crime is theft from the person (inc. pickpocketing).

Last updated: 07 May 2021