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Crime and Safety in Blaydon, Tyne & Wear

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Blaydon is among the top 5 most dangerous small towns in Tyne & Wear, and is among the top 20 most dangerous overall out of Tyne & Wear's 28 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Blaydon in 2021 was 72 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to Tyne & Wear's overall crime rate, coming in 27% lower than the Tyne & Wear rate of 92 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Blaydon is the 237th most dangerous small town, and the 1,456th most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In December 2021, Blaydon was the worst small town in Tyne & Wear for public order, with 11 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.75 per 1,000 inhabitants. July 2021 was also a bad month for Blaydon residents, when it was Tyne & Wear's most dangerous small town for shoplifting, recording 8 crimes at a rate of 0.54 per 1,000 residents. Blaydon recorded 10 reports of other theft during July 2021, making its crime rate of 0.68 the worst small town for other theft in Tyne & Wear that month.

The most common crimes in Blaydon are violence and sexual offences, with 459 offences during 2021, giving a crime rate of 31. This is 4.4% lower than 2020's figure of 479 offences and a difference of 1.36 from 2020's crime rate of 33. Blaydon's least common crime is robbery, with 1 offence recorded in 2021, a decrease of 300% from 2020's figure of 4 crimes.

Blaydon 2022 Crime Scorecard

Top 5 Most Dangerous

Small Towns, Tyne & Wear

6% lower, regional crime rate

North East

6% lower, national crime rate

England, Wales & NI

Local Crime in Context

As of 2022, the crime rate in Blaydon is 6% lower than the North East and 6% lower than the England, Wales & Northern Ireland overall figure.

Blaydon Crime Rate Over Time

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Incidents mapped in Blaydon 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 Blaydon

YearCrime Rate per
1,000 people
Total Crimes
2021721,056
2020771,125
2019851,249
2018881,296
2017871,283
201662909

Crime in Blaydon Compared To Tyne & Wear

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Summary of Crimes in Blaydon This Year

 BlaydonTyne & Wear 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour59840.7042,09536.87 9% more dangerous
Bicycle Theft40.271,4171.24 359% safer
Burglary442.994,8014.21 41% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson16511.2314,62512.81 14% safer
Drugs130.882,6122.29 160% safer
Other Crime352.382,7122.380% safer
Other Theft926.268,2997.27 16% safer
Possession of Weapons50.349350.82 141% safer
Public Order15710.6913,59511.91 11% safer
Robbery10.076460.57 714% safer
Shoplifting412.796,5025.69 104% safer
Theft From the Person20.148040.70 400% safer
Vehicle Crime382.595,1134.48 73% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences45931.2442,50437.23 19% safer

Blaydon Compared to Nearby Small Towns)

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Woolsington14918.54288% safer
Ryton72845.5158% safer
Whickham73946.1956% safer
Blaydon1,05671.87-
Hebburn1,65880.5311% more dangerous
Houghton-le-Spring1,17682.1713% more dangerous
Hetton1,703117.5139% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Blaydon

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Recent Crimes in Blaydon

DateCrime TypeLocationOutcome
April 2022BurglaryOn or near The MewsInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Other theftOn or near Western WayInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Whinney CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Public orderOn or near Cowen StreetInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Tulip CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near East AcresInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Berryhill CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Waskdale CrescentInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Other theftOn or near Cowen RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Other theftOn or near George StreetInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022BurglaryOn or near Birch RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Parkside AvenueInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Other theftOn or near Sports/Recreation AreaInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Other theftOn or near Ashleigh CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Public orderOn or near Kirkstone CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Theresa StreetInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Other theftOn or near Sports/Recreation AreaInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Western WayInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022ShopliftingOn or near Birch RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Public orderOn or near Parkside AvenueInvestigation complete; no suspect identified

Blaydon Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2018201920202021Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour22324541 Getting worse
Bicycle Theft0.480.140.340.27 Safer
Burglary4.33.12.53.0 Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson12131011 Safer
Drugs2.62.42.00.88 Safer
Other Crime2.81.83.32.4 Safer
Other Theft101086 Safer
Possession of Weapons0.480.410.410.34 Safer
Public Order13111011 Safer
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.20-0.270.07 Safer
Shoplifting3.874.02.8 Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.950.610.200.14 Safer
Vehicle Crime3.84.03.02.6 Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences33323331 Getting worse

Changes In Blaydon's Crime Rates Over Time

Offences in Blaydon's Green Spaces

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

NameASBDrugsPublic OrderRobberyVSOAll OthersCrimes per Hectare
Blaydon Cricket Ground----111.4
Bleach Green2-1--10.45

Comparing Blaydon to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Barnet67.087% safer
Blaydon71.87-
Croydon82.4813% more dangerous
Sheffield90.0520% more dangerous
Bristol90.5221% more dangerous
Coventry102.2430% more dangerous
Leicester111.5936% more dangerous
Liverpool123.0642% more dangerous
Birmingham129.6445% more dangerous
Bradford132.2846% more dangerous
Leeds150.9452% more dangerous

Crime in Blaydon's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Blaydon South68083First

Crime in Blaydon During Coronavirus Lockdowns

Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Blaydon change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in March, when Blaydon saw a 800% increase in shoplifting. Blaydon saw a large fall in shoplifting during May, when it fell by 95% compared to May in 2019.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour-17%+133%+227%+31%-82%+19%+83%+81%+97%+200%
Burglary+20%-+100%-50%-67%-70%-25%+300%+200%-
Criminal Damage and Arson-8%-35%-39%-10%+11%-76%+31%-32%+25%+67%
Drugs+150%-50%+50%--71%-25%--+400%-60%
Other Crime--20%+75%-50%+300%+33%+300%+500%-33%-
Other Theft--11%+56%-36%+23%-46%-20%-53%-60%-59%
Possession of Weapons----------
Public Order-80%-33%-7%+22%+36%-8%+67%+22%+33%-8%
Shoplifting+800%-73%-95%+100%-67%-40%+22%-92%-60%-40%
Theft From the Person----------
Vehicle Crime--+38%-80%+50%--33%-67%+20%-60%
Violence and Sexual Offences--8%-18%+41%+55%-+8%-+38%-15%

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in Blaydon

What police force serves Blaydon?
Blaydon's local territorial police force is the Northumbria Police.

How dangerous is Blaydon?
Blaydon is among the top 5 most dangerous small town in Tyne & Wear.

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

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

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