Crime in Tyne & Wear

Tyne & Wear is the third most dangerous county in England, Wales, and Northern Ireland. The overall crime rate in Tyne & Wear in 2020 was 92 crimes per 1,000 people, and the most common crimes were violence and sexual offences, which happened to roughly every 34 out of 1,000 residents.

Out of all of Tyne & Wear's larger towns and cities, Sunderland is the most dangerous. The next most dangerous is Gateshead, and Newcastle upon Tyne comes in as third most dangerous. There are safer parts of Tyne & Wear, starting with Washington which ranks as the safest area in Tyne & Wear, followed up by Tynemouth in second place, and South Shields in third place.

Crime Map of Tyne & Wear

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Tyne & Wear Crime Summary

CrimeCountRate
Anti-Social Behaviour50,24944.01
Bicycle Theft1,6771.47
Burglary5,2094.56
Criminal Damage and Arson15,08813.22
Drugs2,8012.45
Other Crime2,9482.58
Other Theft8,8037.71
Possession of Weapons9770.86
Public Order14,07712.33
Robbery5710.50
Shoplifting6,9626.10
Theft From the Person9020.79
Vehicle Crime5,8375.11
Violence and Sexual Offences39,06834.22

Tyne & Wear's Population Centres

NameTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference from Tyne & Wear
Blaydon1,1257720% safer
Gateshead13,02010614% more dangerous
Hebburn1,5097325% safer
Hetton1,72211923% more dangerous
Houghton-le-Spring1,4531029% more dangerous
Jarrow3,3277818% safer
Longbenton2,6576933% safer
Newcastle upon Tyne30,04210412% more dangerous
Ryton7374699% safer
South Shields7,6971008% more dangerous
Sunderland19,70711318% more dangerous
Tynemouth6,471931.5% more dangerous
Wallsend5,37011822% more dangerous
Washington5,2937916% safer
Whickham7454797% safer
Whitley Bay2,0895664% safer
Woolsington5406737% safer

Crime Trends in Tyne & Wear

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2017201820192020Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour38343044Getting worse
Bicycle Theft1.71.61.31.5Safer
Burglary7654.6Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson16161513Safer
Drugs2.12.72.42.4Getting worse
Other Crime2.42.52.22.6Getting worse
Other Theft1212118Safer
Possession of Weapons0.780.980.960.86Safer
Public Order14171512Safer
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.580.620.610.50Safer
Shoplifting1111106Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)1.51.61.40.79Safer
Vehicle Crime6665Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences32383734Safer

Last updated: 09 Apr 2021