Newark is the second most dangerous medium-sized towns in Nottinghamshire, and is among the top 20 most dangerous overall out of Nottinghamshire's 236 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Newark in 2021 was 110 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares poorly to Nottinghamshire's overall crime rate, coming in 30% higher than the Nottinghamshire rate of 76 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Newark is the 39th most dangerous medium-sized town, and the 460th most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.
In July 2021, Newark was the worst medium-sized town in Nottinghamshire for bicycle theft, with 13 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.42 per 1,000 inhabitants. June 2021 was also a bad month for Newark residents, when it was Nottinghamshire's most dangerous medium-sized town for drugs, recording 12 crimes at a rate of 0.39 per 1,000 residents. Newark recorded 23 reports of burglary during July 2021, making its crime rate of 0.75 the worst medium-sized town for burglary in Nottinghamshire that month.
The most common crimes in Newark are violence and sexual offences, with 1,126 offences during 2021, giving a crime rate of 37. This is 0.36% higher than 2020's figure of 1,122 offences and a difference of 0.13 from 2020's crime rate of 37. Newark's least common crime is robbery, with 9 offences recorded in 2021, a decrease of 122% from 2020's figure of 20 crimes.
Second Most Dangerous
Medium-Sized Towns, Nottinghamshire
25% higher, regional crime rate
30% higher, national crime rate
England, Wales & NI
As of 2022, the crime rate in Newark is 25% higher than the East Midlands and 30% higher than the England, Wales & Northern Ireland overall figure.
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Incidents mapped in Newark 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||1,269||41.44||35,093||30.22||27% more dangerous|
|Bicycle Theft||67||2.19||1,282||1.10||50% more dangerous|
|Burglary||185||6.04||4,277||3.68||39% more dangerous|
|Criminal Damage and Arson||448||14.63||10,341||8.91||39% more dangerous|
|Other Crime||77||2.51||2,567||2.21||12% more dangerous|
|Other Theft||256||8.36||7,017||6.04||28% more dangerous|
|Possession of Weapons||31||1.01||1,067||0.92||9% more dangerous|
|Public Order||280||9.14||7,682||6.62||28% more dangerous|
|Shoplifting||580||18.94||8,716||7.51||60% more dangerous|
|Theft From the Person||14||0.46||840||0.72||57% safer|
|Vehicle Crime||184||6.01||5,305||4.57||24% more dangerous|
|Violence and Sexual Offences||1,126||36.77||34,853||30.02||18% more dangerous|
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|April 2022||Bicycle theft||On or near Bowbridge Road||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|April 2022||Bicycle theft||On or near Mather Road||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|April 2022||Criminal damage and arson||On or near Prince'S Street||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|April 2022||Shoplifting||On or near Supermarket||Local resolution|
|April 2022||Bicycle theft||On or near Pelham Street||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|April 2022||Criminal damage and arson||On or near Barrows Gate||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|April 2022||Violence and sexual offences||On or near Castle Rising||Unable to prosecute suspect|
|April 2022||Criminal damage and arson||On or near Cow Lane||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|April 2022||Violence and sexual offences||On or near New Street||Unable to prosecute suspect|
|April 2022||Burglary||On or near Vixen Close||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|April 2022||Criminal damage and arson||On or near Parking Area||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|April 2022||Robbery||On or near Parking Area||Unable to prosecute suspect|
|April 2022||Other theft||On or near Petrol Station||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|April 2022||Violence and sexual offences||On or near Parking Area||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|April 2022||Violence and sexual offences||On or near Jubilee Street||Offender given a caution|
|April 2022||Shoplifting||On or near Yorke Drive||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|April 2022||Criminal damage and arson||On or near Bowbridge Road||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|April 2022||Burglary||On or near Parking Area||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|April 2022||Violence and sexual offences||On or near Oliver Court||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|April 2022||Violence and sexual offences||On or near Handley Court||Unable to prosecute suspect|
|Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents|
|Anti-Social Behaviour||36||34||56||41||Getting worse|
|Criminal Damage and Arson||16||17||16||15||Safer|
|Other Crime||2.1||3.4||3.2||2.5||Getting worse|
|Possession of Weapons||0.95||1.2||1.3||1.0||Safer|
|Public Order||9||9||9||9||Getting worse|
|Robbery (inc. mugging)||1.1||1.5||0.65||0.29||Safer|
|Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)||1.3||1.3||0.98||0.46||Safer|
|Violence and Sexual Offences||38||44||37||37||Safer|
We only display green spaces in Newark that are named, and have had crimes recorded within their boundaries during 2021.
|Name||ASB||Drugs||Public Order||Robbery||VSO||All Others||Crimes per Hectare|
|Sconce and Devon Park||1||-||-||-||-||1||0.13|
|Medium-Sized Town||Crime Rate||Rate Difference|
|Leicester||111.59||1.8% more dangerous|
|Liverpool||123.06||11% more dangerous|
|Birmingham||129.64||16% more dangerous|
|Bradford||132.28||17% more dangerous|
|Leeds||150.94||27% more dangerous|
|Neighbourhood||Crime Count||Crime Rate||Danger Rank|
|Newark South East||863||88||Second|
|Newark South West||706||85||Third|
Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Newark change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in May, when Newark saw a 900% increase in drugs. Newark saw a large fall in bicycle theft during April, when it fell by 86% compared to April in 2019. Violence and Sexual Offences saw a fall in every month of Newark's lockdown.
|Criminal Damage and Arson||+21%||-23%||-67%||+8%||+20%||-15%||+27%||-22%||-20%||-32%|
|Possession of Weapons||+200%||-67%||-||-33%||-||+50%||+33%||-50%||-25%||-|
|Theft From the Person||-83%||-||-||+100%||-||-50%||+25%||-33%||+33%||+33%|
|Violence and Sexual Offences||-21%||-38%||-22%||+7%||-20%||-19%||-5%||-28%||-23%||-22%|