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Crime and Safety in Newark

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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.

Newark 2022 Crime Scorecard

Second Most Dangerous

Medium-Sized Towns, Nottinghamshire

25% higher, regional crime rate

East Midlands

30% higher, national crime rate

England, Wales & NI

Local Crime in Context

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.

Newark Crime Rate Over Time

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Newark Crime Map

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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Historical Crime Rates for Newark

YearCrime Rate per
1,000 people
Total Crimes
20211103,354
20201263,843
20191404,291
20181334,086
20171183,614
20161033,162

Crime in Newark Compared To Nottinghamshire

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Summary of Crimes in Newark This Year

 NewarkNottinghamshire 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour1,26941.4435,09330.22 27% more dangerous
Bicycle Theft672.191,2821.10 50% more dangerous
Burglary1856.044,2773.68 39% more dangerous
Criminal Damage and Arson44814.6310,3418.91 39% more dangerous
Drugs973.173,9863.43 8% safer
Other Crime772.512,5672.21 12% more dangerous
Other Theft2568.367,0176.04 28% more dangerous
Possession of Weapons311.011,0670.92 9% more dangerous
Public Order2809.147,6826.62 28% more dangerous
Robbery90.297610.66 128% safer
Shoplifting58018.948,7167.51 60% more dangerous
Theft From the Person140.468400.72 57% safer
Vehicle Crime1846.015,3054.57 24% more dangerous
Violence and Sexual Offences1,12636.7734,85330.02 18% more dangerous

Newark Compared to Nearby Medium-Sized Towns)

Medium-Sized TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Arnold2,03551.96111% safer
Beeston2,83952.45109% safer
Kirkby-in-Ashfield1,83467.4362% safer
Hucknall2,49170.8155% safer
Sutton in Ashfield4,58295.9114% safer
Newark3,354109.54-
Worksop5,020115.104.8% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Newark

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Recent Crimes in Newark

DateCrime TypeLocationOutcome
April 2022Bicycle theftOn or near Bowbridge RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Bicycle theftOn or near Mather RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Prince'S StreetInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022ShopliftingOn or near SupermarketLocal resolution
April 2022Bicycle theftOn or near Pelham StreetInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Barrows GateInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Castle RisingUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Cow LaneInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near New StreetUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022BurglaryOn or near Vixen CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Parking AreaInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022RobberyOn or near Parking AreaUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Other theftOn or near Petrol StationInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Parking AreaInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Jubilee StreetOffender given a caution
April 2022ShopliftingOn or near Yorke DriveInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Bowbridge RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022BurglaryOn or near Parking AreaInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Oliver CourtInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Handley CourtUnable to prosecute suspect

Newark Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2018201920202021Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour36345641 Getting worse
Bicycle Theft54.73.32.2 Safer
Burglary121086 Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson16171615 Safer
Drugs1.72.42.73.2 Getting worse
Other Crime2.13.43.22.5 Getting worse
Other Theft141188 Safer
Possession of Weapons0.951.21.31.0 Safer
Public Order9999 Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)1.11.50.650.29 Safer
Shoplifting23262719 Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)1.31.30.980.46 Safer
Vehicle Crime9986 Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences38443737 Safer

Changes In Newark's Crime Rates Over Time

Offences in Newark's Green Spaces

We only display green spaces in Newark that are named, and have had crimes recorded within their boundaries during 2021.

NameASBDrugsPublic OrderRobberyVSOAll OthersCrimes per Hectare
Sconce and Devon Park1----10.13

Comparing Newark to the UK's Major Cities

Medium-Sized TownCrime RateRate Difference
Barnet67.0863% safer
Croydon82.4833% safer
Sheffield90.0522% safer
Bristol90.5221% safer
Coventry102.247% safer
Newark109.54-
Leicester111.591.8% more dangerous
Liverpool123.0611% more dangerous
Birmingham129.6416% more dangerous
Bradford132.2817% more dangerous
Leeds150.9427% more dangerous

Crime in Newark's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Newark North1,764142First
Newark South East86388Second
Newark South West70685Third

Crime in Newark During Coronavirus Lockdowns

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.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour+24%+139%+147%+71%+45%+17%+61%+133%+59%+32%
Bicycle Theft-33%-86%-74%-42%-28%-24%+157%+22%+60%-
Burglary-11%-48%-33%--27%-22%+10%+13%-21%-42%
Criminal Damage and Arson+21%-23%-67%+8%+20%-15%+27%-22%-20%-32%
Drugs+29%+50%+900%-33%-+67%+17%+17%+57%+100%
Other Crime+9%-33%+167%+57%-+67%-8%-75%--54%
Other Theft-24%-45%-17%-42%+13%-13%-34%-3%+14%-30%
Possession of Weapons+200%-67%--33%-+50%+33%-50%-25%-
Public Order+10%-30%-38%+23%+6%-3%+50%-14%-60%+11%
Robbery-60%--50%--33%-67%-80%-25%-43%-50%
Shoplifting-21%+106%+55%-56%-14%-40%+24%+5%-8%-47%
Theft From the Person-83%--+100%--50%+25%-33%+33%+33%
Vehicle Crime+68%-56%-57%-42%+44%--42%-46%-41%-52%
Violence and Sexual Offences-21%-38%-22%+7%-20%-19%-5%-28%-23%-22%

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in Newark

What police force serves Newark?
Newark's local territorial police force is the Nottinghamshire Police.

How dangerous is Newark?
Newark is the second most dangerous medium-sized town in Nottinghamshire.

What is Newark's most common crime?
The most common crimes in Newark are violence and sexual offences.

What is the least common crime in Newark?
Newark's least common crime is robbery (inc. mugging).

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