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Tyne & Wear Crime Statistics

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Tyne & Wear is among the top 5 most dangerous counties in England, Wales, and Northern Ireland. The overall crime rate in Tyne & Wear in 2021 was 92 crimes per 1,000 people, and the most common crimes were violence and sexual offences, which happened to roughly every 37 out of 1,000 residents.

Out of all of Tyne & Wear's larger towns and cities, Newcastle upon Tyne is the most dangerous. The next most dangerous is Sunderland, and Gateshead 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.

Tyne & Wear Crime Map

Incidents mapped in Tyne & Wear represent the time frame between April 2019 and March 2022. Each point on the map represents an area where crimes have been recorded locally.

Last updated: 09 Apr, 2021

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Tyne & Wear Crime Summary

CrimeCountRate
Anti-Social Behaviour32,88228.80
Bicycle Theft1,4191.24
Burglary4,8034.21
Criminal Damage and Arson14,64112.82
Drugs2,6132.29
Other Crime2,7172.38
Other Theft8,3137.28
Possession of Weapons9360.82
Public Order13,61311.92
Robbery6470.57
Shoplifting6,5085.70
Theft From the Person8050.71
Vehicle Crime5,1194.48
Violence and Sexual Offences42,54237.26

Tyne & Wear's Population Centres

NameTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference from Tyne & Wear
Blaydon1,05672 28% safer
Gateshead12,846105 13% more dangerous
Hebburn1,65981 14% safer
Hetton1,704118 22% more dangerous
Houghton-le-Spring1,17782 11% safer
Jarrow3,47881 13% safer
Longbenton2,62468 35% safer
Newcastle upon Tyne31,890111 17% more dangerous
Ryton72846 101% safer
South Shields8,006104 12% more dangerous
Sunderland18,817108 15% more dangerous
Tynemouth6,21890 2.2% safer
Wallsend5,045111 17% more dangerous
Washington4,78472 28% safer
Whickham74246 98% safer
Whitley Bay2,01454 70% safer
Woolsington14919 394% safer

Crime Trends in Tyne & Wear

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2018201920202021Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour34304429 Safer
Bicycle Theft1.61.31.51.2 Safer
Burglary654.64.2 Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson16151313 Safer
Drugs2.72.42.42.3 Safer
Other Crime2.52.22.62.4No change
Other Theft121187 Safer
Possession of Weapons0.980.960.860.82 Safer
Public Order17151212 Safer
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.620.610.500.57 Safer
Shoplifting111066 Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)1.61.40.790.71 Safer
Vehicle Crime6654.5 Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences38373437 Getting worse
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