Blaydon Crime Overview

Blaydon is the third most dangerous small town 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 2020 was 77 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to Tyne & Wear's overall crime rate, coming in 20% lower than the Tyne & Wear rate of 92 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Blaydon is the 147th most dangerous small town, and the 1,121st most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In January 2020, Blaydon was the worst small town in Tyne & Wear for drugs, with 3 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.20 per 1,000 inhabitants. December 2020 was also a bad month for Blaydon residents, when it was Tyne & Wear's most dangerous small town for other crime, recording 5 crimes at a rate of 0.34 per 1,000 residents. Blaydon recorded 1 report of robbery during November 2020, making its crime rate of 0.07 the worst small town for robbery in Tyne & Wear that month.

The most common crimes in Blaydon are violence and sexual offences, with 479 offences during 2020, giving a crime rate of 33. This is 2.3% higher than 2019's figure of 468 offences and a difference of 0.75 from 2019's crime rate of 32. Blaydon's least common crime is theft from the person, with 3 offences recorded in 2020, a decrease of 200% from 2019's figure of 9 crimes.

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Crime in Blaydon Compared To Tyne & Wear

Summary of Crimes in Blaydon This Year

 BlaydonTyne & Wear 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour65644.6550,24944.011.4% more dangerous
Bicycle Theft50.341,6771.47332% safer
Burglary372.525,2094.5681% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson14910.1415,08813.2230% safer
Drugs291.972,8012.4524% safer
Other Crime483.272,9482.5821% more dangerous
Other Theft1228.308,8037.717% more dangerous
Possession of Weapons60.419770.86110% safer
Public Order1419.6014,07712.3328% safer
Robbery40.275710.5085% safer
Shoplifting583.956,9626.1054% safer
Theft From the Person30.209020.79295% safer
Vehicle Crime442.995,8375.1171% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences47932.6039,06834.225.0% safer

Blaydon Compared to Nearby Small Towns

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Ryton73746.0866% safer
Whickham74546.5664% safer
Woolsington54067.1814% safer
Hebburn1,50973.294.5% safer
Blaydon1,12576.57-
Houghton-le-Spring1,453101.5225% more dangerous
Hetton1,722118.8236% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Blaydon

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Blaydon Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2017201820192020Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour23223245Getting worse
Bicycle Theft0.480.480.140.34Safer
Burglary3.74.33.12.5Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson16121310Safer
Drugs1.42.62.42.0Safer
Other Crime2.52.81.83.3Getting worse
Other Theft1010108Safer
Possession of Weapons0.950.480.410.41Safer
Public Order12131110Safer
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.270.20-0.27Getting worse
Shoplifting63.874.0Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.680.950.610.20Safer
Vehicle Crime53.84.03.0Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences28333233Getting 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 2020.

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
Barnet67.7113% safer
Blaydon76.57-
Coventry77.411.1% more dangerous
Croydon83.228% more dangerous
Sheffield85.8111% more dangerous
Bristol86.2111% more dangerous
Leicester97.4421% more dangerous
Birmingham102.8726% more dangerous
Liverpool107.2829% more dangerous
Bradford133.0242% more dangerous
Leeds137.1044% more dangerous

Crime in Blaydon's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Blaydon South64479First

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 the third 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 theft from the person (inc. pickpocketing).

Last updated: 07 May 2021