Hebburn Crime Overview

Hebburn is among the top 5 most dangerous small towns in Tyne & Wear, and is among the top 20 safest overall out of Tyne & Wear's 28 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Hebburn in 2020 was 73 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to Tyne & Wear's overall crime rate, coming in 25% lower than the Tyne & Wear rate of 92 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Hebburn is the 170th most dangerous small town, and the 1,261st most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In December 2020, Hebburn was the worst small town in Tyne & Wear for bicycle theft, with 2 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.10 per 1,000 inhabitants. April 2020 was also a bad month for Hebburn residents, when it was Tyne & Wear's most dangerous small town for criminal damage and arson, recording 23 crimes at a rate of 1.1 per 1,000 residents. Hebburn recorded 6 reports of drugs during November 2020, making its crime rate of 0.29 the worst small town for drugs in Tyne & Wear that month.

The most common crimes in Hebburn are violence and sexual offences, with 706 offences during 2020, giving a crime rate of 34. This is 11% lower than 2019's figure of 787 offences and a difference of 3.93 from 2019's crime rate of 38. Hebburn's least common crime is theft from the person, with 7 offences recorded in 2020, a decrease of 14% from 2019's figure of 8 crimes.

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Crime in Hebburn Compared To Tyne & Wear

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Summary of Crimes in Hebburn This Year

 HebburnTyne & Wear 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour77137.4550,24944.0118% safer
Bicycle Theft120.581,6771.47153% safer
Burglary592.875,2094.5659% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson21610.4915,08813.2226% safer
Drugs422.042,8012.4520% safer
Other Crime532.572,9482.580.39% safer
Other Theft1175.688,8037.7136% safer
Possession of Weapons120.589770.8648% safer
Public Order1748.4514,07712.3346% safer
Shoplifting462.236,9626.10174% safer
Theft From the Person70.349020.79132% safer
Vehicle Crime653.165,8375.1162% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences70634.2939,06834.220.20% more dangerous

Hebburn Compared to Nearby Small Towns

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Ryton73746.0859% safer
Whickham74546.5657% safer
Woolsington54067.189% safer
Hebburn1,50973.29-
Blaydon1,12576.574.3% more dangerous
Houghton-le-Spring1,453101.5228% more dangerous
Hetton1,722118.8238% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Hebburn

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Hebburn Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2017201820192020Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour30252037Getting worse
Bicycle Theft1.51.20.970.58Safer
Burglary654.02.9Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson15161210Safer
Drugs1.71.41.42.0Getting worse
Other Crime2.92.61.72.6Getting worse
Other Theft71076Safer
Possession of Weapons0.581.10.290.58Safer
Public Order1113108Safer
Shoplifting4.974.02.2Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.490.830.390.34Safer
Vehicle Crime2.54.863.2Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences30343834Getting worse

Changes In Hebburn's Crime Rates Over Time

Offences in Hebburn's Green Spaces

We only display green spaces in Hebburn that are named, and have had crimes recorded within their boundaries during 2020.

NameASBDrugsPublic OrderRobberyVSOAll OthersCrimes per Hectare
Carr-Ellison Park13-1-722.7

Comparing Hebburn to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Barnet67.718% safer
Hebburn73.29-
Coventry77.415% more dangerous
Croydon83.2212% more dangerous
Sheffield85.8115% more dangerous
Bristol86.2115% more dangerous
Leicester97.4425% more dangerous
Birmingham102.8729% more dangerous
Liverpool107.2832% more dangerous
Bradford133.0245% more dangerous
Leeds137.1047% more dangerous

Crime in Hebburn's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Hebburn North68378First
Hebburn South66769Second
Hebburn West42467Third

Crime in Hebburn During Coronavirus Lockdowns

Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Hebburn change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in December, when Hebburn saw a 629% increase in anti-social behaviour. Hebburn saw a large fall in burglary during August, when it fell by 93% compared to August in 2019. Violence and Sexual Offences saw a fall in every month of Hebburn's lockdown.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour+53%+212%+220%+81%-56%+38%+73%+259%+156%+629%
Bicycle Theft--+33%---75%-+100%-33%+100%
Burglary+100%-25%---56%-93%-43%+100%+25%-50%
Criminal Damage and Arson-3%-4%-48%-15%-43%--52%-15%--20%
Drugs+100%+300%+50%--25%+150%----
Other Crime+100%+100%+33%-+400%-+33%--60%+50%
Other Theft+45%-67%-27%+100%-81%-30%+13%-56%+133%-56%
Possession of Weapons-----+100%----
Public Order+31%+40%-5%-54%-13%-32%+18%-8%-47%+22%
Shoplifting-25%---33%-67%-57%+350%-44%-50%-33%
Theft From the Person-50%---------
Vehicle Crime+86%--25%-89%-85%-70%-80%-91%-75%-71%
Violence and Sexual Offences-5%-43%-13%-16%-5%-23%+18%-16%-30%-16%

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in Hebburn

What police force serves Hebburn?
Hebburn's local territorial police force is the Northumbria Police.
How dangerous is Hebburn?
Hebburn is among the top 5 most dangerous small towns in Tyne & Wear.
What is Hebburn's most common crime?
The most common crimes in Hebburn are violence and sexual offences.
What is the least common crime in Hebburn?
Hebburn's least common crime is theft from the person (inc. pickpocketing).

Last updated: 07 May 2021