Hetton Crime Overview

Hetton is the most dangerous small town in Tyne & Wear, and is the most dangerous overall out of Tyne & Wear's 28 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Hetton in 2020 was 119 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares poorly to Tyne & Wear's overall crime rate, coming in 23% higher than the Tyne & Wear rate of 92 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Hetton is the 28th most dangerous small town, and the 286th most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In November 2020, Hetton was the worst small town in Tyne & Wear for criminal damage and arson, with 40 crimes reported and a crime rate of 2.8 per 1,000 inhabitants. September 2020 was also a bad month for Hetton residents, when it was Tyne & Wear's most dangerous small town for burglary, recording 11 crimes at a rate of 0.76 per 1,000 residents. Hetton recorded 2 reports of bicycle theft during August 2020, making its crime rate of 0.14 the worst small town for bicycle theft in Tyne & Wear that month.

The most common crimes in Hetton are violence and sexual offences, with 588 offences during 2020, giving a crime rate of 41. This is 18% higher than 2019's figure of 484 offences and a difference of 7.17 from 2019's crime rate of 33. Hetton's least common crime is robbery, with 2 offences recorded in 2020, a decrease of 200% from 2019's figure of 6 crimes.

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Crime in Hetton Compared To Tyne & Wear

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Summary of Crimes in Hetton This Year

 HettonTyne & Wear 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour68847.4750,24944.017% more dangerous
Bicycle Theft181.241,6771.4719% safer
Burglary14710.145,2094.5655% more dangerous
Criminal Damage and Arson37025.5315,08813.2248% more dangerous
Drugs211.452,8012.4569% safer
Other Crime493.382,9482.5824% more dangerous
Other Theft20614.218,8037.7146% more dangerous
Possession of Weapons110.769770.8613% safer
Public Order18712.9014,07712.334.4% more dangerous
Robbery20.145710.50257% safer
Shoplifting211.456,9626.10321% safer
Theft From the Person30.219020.79276% safer
Vehicle Crime996.835,8375.1125% more dangerous
Violence and Sexual Offences58840.5739,06834.2216% more dangerous

Hetton Compared to Nearby Small Towns

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Whickham74546.56155% safer
Woolsington54067.1877% safer
Hebburn1,50973.2962% safer
Blaydon1,12576.5755% safer
Houghton-le-Spring1,453101.5217% safer
Hetton1,722118.82-

Crime Over Time in Hetton

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Hetton Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2017201820192020Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour40343247Getting worse
Bicycle Theft0.970.340.211.2Getting worse
Burglary710810Getting worse
Criminal Damage and Arson24202726Getting worse
Drugs1.61.10.901.4Getting worse
Other Crime3.03.63.23.4Getting worse
Other Theft15182114Safer
Possession of Weapons1.40.550.970.76Safer
Public Order14131413Safer
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.070.070.410.14Safer
Shoplifting2.53.22.11.4Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.970.830.480.21Safer
Vehicle Crime5.0887Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences32333341Getting 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 2020.

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
Barnet67.7175% safer
Coventry77.4153% safer
Croydon83.2243% safer
Sheffield85.8138% safer
Bristol86.2138% safer
Leicester97.4422% safer
Birmingham102.8716% safer
Liverpool107.2811% safer
Hetton118.82-
Bradford133.0211% more dangerous
Leeds137.1013% more dangerous

Crime in Hetton's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Hetton-le-Hole North865120First
Hetton-le-Hole South867119Second

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 robbery (inc. mugging).

Last updated: 07 May 2021