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Crime and Safety in Hebburn, Tyne & Wear

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Hebburn is the third 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 Hebburn in 2021 was 81 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to Tyne & Wear's overall crime rate, coming in 14% lower than the Tyne & Wear rate of 92 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Hebburn is the 175th most dangerous small town, and the 1,084th most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In December 2021, Hebburn was the worst small town in Tyne & Wear for bicycle theft, with 3 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.15 per 1,000 inhabitants. December 2021 was also a bad month for Hebburn residents, when it was Tyne & Wear's most dangerous small town for criminal damage and arson, recording 24 crimes at a rate of 1.2 per 1,000 residents. Hebburn recorded 4 reports of drugs during September 2021, making its crime rate of 0.19 the worst small town for drugs in Tyne & Wear that month.

The most common crimes in Hebburn are violence and sexual offences, with 858 offences during 2021, giving a crime rate of 42. This is 18% higher than 2020's figure of 706 offences and a difference of 7.38 from 2020's crime rate of 34. Hebburn's least common crime is theft from the person, with 2 offences recorded in 2021, a decrease of 250% from 2020's figure of 7 crimes.

Hebburn 2022 Crime Scorecard

Third Most Dangerous

Small Towns, Tyne & Wear

6% higher, regional crime rate

North East

5% higher, national crime rate

England, Wales & NI

Local Crime in Context

As of 2022, the crime rate in Hebburn is 6% higher than the North East and 5% higher than the England, Wales & Northern Ireland overall figure.

Hebburn Crime Rate Over Time

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Incidents mapped in Hebburn 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 Hebburn

YearCrime Rate per
1,000 people
Total Crimes
2021811,658
2020731,509
2019861,771
2018972,004
2017831,719
2016681,405

Crime in Hebburn Compared To Tyne & Wear

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Summary of Crimes in Hebburn This Year

 HebburnTyne & Wear 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour52925.6942,09536.87 44% safer
Bicycle Theft221.071,4171.24 16% safer
Burglary472.284,8014.21 85% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson20910.1514,62512.81 26% safer
Drugs351.702,6122.29 35% safer
Other Crime492.382,7122.380% safer
Other Theft1115.398,2997.27 35% safer
Possession of Weapons110.539350.82 55% safer
Public Order1899.1813,59511.91 30% safer
Robbery60.296460.57 97% safer
Shoplifting492.386,5025.69 139% safer
Theft From the Person20.108040.70 600% safer
Vehicle Crime703.405,1134.48 32% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences85841.6742,50437.23 11% more dangerous

Hebburn Compared to Nearby Small Towns)

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Woolsington14918.54334% safer
Ryton72845.5177% safer
Whickham73946.1974% safer
Blaydon1,05671.8712% safer
Hebburn1,65880.53-
Houghton-le-Spring1,17682.172.0% more dangerous
Hetton1,703117.5131% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Hebburn

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Recent Crimes in Hebburn

DateCrime TypeLocationOutcome
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Penshaw ViewInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Red House RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Other theftOn or near Howe StreetInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Victoria Road WestInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Brancepeth RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near College RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Quarry RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022BurglaryOn or near Cavalier ViewInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Other theftOn or near Petrol StationInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Red House RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Public orderOn or near Coniston AvenueInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Walsh AvenueInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022ShopliftingOn or near Marina ViewInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Johnston AvenueInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Other theftOn or near Derwent AvenueInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Other theftOn or near Collingwood StreetInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Other theftOn or near Petrol StationInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Red House RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Other theftOn or near Derwent AvenueInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Public orderOn or near Wellington StreetInvestigation complete; no suspect identified

Hebburn Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2018201920202021Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour25203726 Getting worse
Bicycle Theft1.20.970.581.1 Safer
Burglary54.02.92.3 Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson16121010 Safer
Drugs1.41.42.01.7 Getting worse
Other Crime2.61.72.62.4No change
Other Theft10765 Safer
Possession of Weapons1.10.290.580.53 Safer
Public Order131089 Safer
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.240.34-0.29No change
Shoplifting74.02.22.4 Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.830.390.340.10 Safer
Vehicle Crime4.863.23.4 Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences34383442 Getting 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 2021.

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

Comparing Hebburn to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Barnet67.0820% safer
Hebburn80.53-
Croydon82.482.4% more dangerous
Sheffield90.0511% more dangerous
Bristol90.5211% more dangerous
Coventry102.2421% more dangerous
Leicester111.5928% more dangerous
Liverpool123.0635% more dangerous
Birmingham129.6438% more dangerous
Bradford132.2839% more dangerous
Leeds150.9447% more dangerous

Crime in Hebburn's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Hebburn North81292First
Hebburn South68171Third
Hebburn West48577Second

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 the third most dangerous small town 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).

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