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Crime and Safety in Seaton Valley

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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.

Seaton Valley 2022 Crime Scorecard

Top 5 Safest

Small Towns, Northumberland

23% lower, regional crime rate

North East

24% lower, national crime rate

England, Wales & NI

Local Crime in Context

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.

Seaton Valley Crime Rate Over Time

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Seaton Valley Crime Map

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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Historical Crime Rates for Seaton Valley

YearCrime Rate per
1,000 people
Total Crimes
202162995
2020631,020
2019761,233
2018751,204
2017631,021
201659949

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 Behaviour46728.959,46129.39 1.5% safer
Bicycle Theft60.371380.43 16% safer
Burglary332.059893.07 50% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson17811.033,27810.18 8% more dangerous
Drugs171.054531.41 34% safer
Other Crime352.176672.07 4.6% more dangerous
Other Theft573.531,6165.02 42% safer
Possession of Weapons60.371560.48 30% safer
Public Order1408.682,9119.04 4.1% safer
Robbery10.06580.18 200% safer
Shoplifting352.171,1483.57 65% safer
Theft From the Person20.12970.30 150% safer
Vehicle Crime452.796902.14 23% more dangerous
Violence and Sexual Offences44027.2710,12131.44 15% safer

Seaton Valley Compared to Nearby Small Towns)

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Ponteland49844.0340% safer
Hexham56648.1128% safer
Choppington51854.4713% safer
Prudhoe66155.3711% safer
Seaton Valley99561.67-
Berwick-upon-Tweed88172.4415% more dangerous
Morpeth1,17479.6123% more dangerous
West Bedlington80579.7923% more dangerous
Alnwick64680.9724% more dangerous
East Bedlington895105.0541% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Seaton Valley

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Recent Crimes in Seaton Valley

DateCrime TypeLocationOutcome
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near St Stephen'S CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Public orderOn or near Southward CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Starlight CrescentInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Southward WayInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Public orderOn or near Allerdean CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Main Street NorthOffender given a caution
April 2022Public orderOn or near Collywell CourtInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Public orderOn or near Dartford CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Queens RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Trinity GroveInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Elsdon AvenueInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Avenue RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Beaumont GrangeInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near A192Investigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Public orderOn or near The AvenueInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near SupermarketInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Other theftOn or near Beaumont GrangeInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Public orderOn or near Meadow CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Other theftOn or near Ovingham WayInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Avenue RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified

Seaton Valley Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2018201920202021Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour21223429 Getting worse
Bicycle Theft0.560.190.990.37 Safer
Burglary4.83.82.82.0 Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson1213911 Safer
Drugs0.740.621.31.0 Getting worse
Other Crime1.91.62.52.2 Getting worse
Other Theft653.73.5 Safer
Possession of Weapons0.310.620.500.37 Safer
Public Order1112109 Safer
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.250.430.250.06 Safer
Shoplifting673.62.2 Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.810.060.060.12 Safer
Vehicle Crime3.73.64.02.8 Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences28292527 Getting worse

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 2021.

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

Comparing Seaton Valley to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Seaton Valley61.67-
Barnet67.088% more dangerous
Croydon82.4825% more dangerous
Sheffield90.0532% more dangerous
Bristol90.5232% more dangerous
Coventry102.2440% more dangerous
Leicester111.5945% more dangerous
Liverpool123.0650% more dangerous
Birmingham129.6452% more dangerous
Bradford132.2853% more dangerous
Leeds150.9459% more dangerous

Crime in Seaton Valley's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Holywell & Hartley31441Second
Seaton Delaval & Seghill68180First

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 town 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 robbery (inc. mugging).

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