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Crime and Safety in Hetton, Tyne & Wear

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Hetton is the most dangerous small town in Tyne & Wear, and is the second most dangerous overall out of Tyne & Wear's 28 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Hetton in 2021 was 118 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares poorly to Tyne & Wear's overall crime rate, coming in 22% higher than the Tyne & Wear rate of 92 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Hetton is the 46th most dangerous small town, and the 367th most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In October 2021, Hetton was the worst small town in Tyne & Wear for bicycle theft, with 1 crime reported and a crime rate of 0.07 per 1,000 inhabitants. December 2021 was also a bad month for Hetton residents, when it was Tyne & Wear's most dangerous small town for burglary, recording 14 crimes at a rate of 0.97 per 1,000 residents. Hetton recorded 33 reports of criminal damage and arson during November 2021, making its crime rate of 2.3 the worst small town for criminal damage and arson in Tyne & Wear that month.

The most common crimes in Hetton are violence and sexual offences, with 638 offences during 2021, giving a crime rate of 44. This is 8% higher than 2020's figure of 588 offences and a difference of 3.45 from 2020's crime rate of 41. Hetton's least common crime is bicycle theft, with 3 offences recorded in 2021, a decrease of 500% from 2020's figure of 18 crimes.

Hetton 2022 Crime Scorecard

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Small Towns, Tyne & Wear

35% higher, regional crime rate

North East

35% higher, national crime rate

England, Wales & NI

Local Crime in Context

As of 2022, the crime rate in Hetton is 35% higher than the North East and 35% higher than the England, Wales & Northern Ireland overall figure.

Hetton Crime Rate Over Time

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Incidents mapped in Hetton 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 Hetton

YearCrime Rate per
1,000 people
Total Crimes
20211181,703
20201191,722
20191201,738
20181131,631
20171081,564
2016831,206

Crime in Hetton Compared To Tyne & Wear

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Summary of Crimes in Hetton This Year

 HettonTyne & Wear 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour62042.7842,09536.87 14% more dangerous
Bicycle Theft30.211,4171.24 490% safer
Burglary1238.494,8014.21 50% more dangerous
Criminal Damage and Arson39527.2514,62512.81 53% more dangerous
Drugs251.722,6122.29 33% safer
Other Crime573.932,7122.38 39% more dangerous
Other Theft1349.258,2997.27 21% more dangerous
Possession of Weapons151.039350.82 20% more dangerous
Public Order20013.8013,59511.91 14% more dangerous
Robbery90.626460.57 8% more dangerous
Shoplifting140.976,5025.69 487% safer
Vehicle Crime906.215,1134.48 28% more dangerous
Violence and Sexual Offences63844.0242,50437.23 15% more dangerous

Hetton Compared to Nearby Small Towns)

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Ryton72845.51158% safer
Whickham73946.19154% safer
Blaydon1,05671.8764% safer
Hebburn1,65880.5346% safer
Houghton-le-Spring1,17682.1743% safer
Hetton1,703117.51-

Crime Over Time in Hetton

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Recent Crimes in Hetton

DateCrime TypeLocationOutcome
April 2022BurglaryOn or near Cotherstone CourtInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022ShopliftingOn or near South Hetton RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Pontop StreetInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Jubilee SquareInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Other theftOn or near Lincoln CrescentInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Other theftOn or near Stephenson CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022BurglaryOn or near Parking AreaInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022BurglaryOn or near Bradley TerraceInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Cotherstone CourtInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Other theftOn or near Summerson StreetInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Hartside GardensInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Brick GarthInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Louvain TerraceInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Downs LaneInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Other theftOn or near High StreetInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Elvet GreenInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Front StreetInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Other theftOn or near Neil StreetInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022ShopliftingOn or near Pemberton StreetInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Jubilee SquareInvestigation complete; no suspect identified

Hetton Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2018201920202021Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour34324743 Getting worse
Bicycle Theft0.340.211.20.21 Safer
Burglary108108 Getting worse
Criminal Damage and Arson20272627 Getting worse
Drugs1.10.901.41.7 Getting worse
Other Crime3.63.23.43.9 Getting worse
Other Theft1821149 Safer
Possession of Weapons0.550.970.761.0 Getting worse
Public Order13141314 Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.070.410.140.62 Getting worse
Shoplifting3.22.11.40.97 Safer
Vehicle Crime8876 Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences33334144 Getting worse

Changes In Hetton's Crime Rates Over Time

Offences in Hetton's Green Spaces

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

NameASBDrugsPublic OrderRobberyVSOAll OthersCrimes per Hectare
Coalbank Square1-1-442.2
Hetton Lyons Country Park26-3-1140.82
Hetton Lyons Cricket Club4---459

Comparing Hetton to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Barnet67.0875% safer
Croydon82.4842% safer
Sheffield90.0530% safer
Bristol90.5230% safer
Coventry102.2415% safer
Leicester111.595% safer
Hetton117.51-
Liverpool123.064.5% more dangerous
Birmingham129.649% more dangerous
Bradford132.2811% more dangerous
Leeds150.9422% more dangerous

Crime in Hetton's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Hetton-le-Hole North866120First
Hetton-le-Hole South859118Second

Crime in Hetton During Coronavirus Lockdowns

Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Hetton change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in May, when Hetton saw a 400% increase in other crime. Hetton saw a large fall in other crime during December, when it fell by 86% compared to December in 2019.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour+48%+102%+177%+71%-60%+6%+9%+69%+94%+194%
Bicycle Theft----------
Burglary+88%-67%-56%+100%+217%+144%+120%-36%-50%-56%
Criminal Damage and Arson-8%-56%+100%+62%-7%-8%+19%-39%+8%-45%
Drugs------50%-67%--+100%
Other Crime-50%+67%+400%+100%-+200%+200%--43%-86%
Other Theft-38%-35%-23%-36%-6%-41%-55%-70%-65%-39%
Possession of Weapons----+50%-+50%-67%--
Public Order+18%-42%+24%+100%-9%-18%+46%+50%-32%-
Robbery------50%----
Shoplifting-67%--33%-50%+150%+100%----67%
Theft From the Person----------
Vehicle Crime+86%+125%+25%-22%-38%+43%+133%-56%-50%-59%
Violence and Sexual Offences+17%-9%--11%+82%+32%+42%+8%+16%+41%

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in Hetton

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

How dangerous is Hetton?
Hetton is the most dangerous small town in Tyne & Wear.

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

What is the least common crime in Hetton?
Hetton's least common crime is bicycle theft.

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