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Crime and Safety in Jarrow, Tyne & Wear

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Jarrow is the second most dangerous medium-sized 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 Jarrow in 2021 was 81 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to Tyne & Wear's overall crime rate, coming in 13% lower than the Tyne & Wear rate of 92 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Jarrow is the 89th most dangerous medium-sized town, and the 1,048th most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In December 2021, Jarrow was the worst medium-sized town in Tyne & Wear for bicycle theft, with 4 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.09 per 1,000 inhabitants. November 2021 was also a bad month for Jarrow residents, when it was Tyne & Wear's most dangerous medium-sized town for burglary, recording 23 crimes at a rate of 0.54 per 1,000 residents. Jarrow recorded 13 reports of other crime during November 2021, making its crime rate of 0.30 the worst medium-sized town for other crime in Tyne & Wear that month.

The most common crimes in Jarrow are violence and sexual offences, with 1,445 offences during 2021, giving a crime rate of 34. This is 7% higher than 2020's figure of 1,341 offences and a difference of 2.44 from 2020's crime rate of 31. Jarrow's least common crime is theft from the person, with 14 offences recorded in 2021, a decrease of 7% from 2020's figure of 15 crimes.

Jarrow 2022 Crime Scorecard

Second Most Dangerous

Medium-Sized Towns, Tyne & Wear

7% higher, regional crime rate

North East

6% higher, national crime rate

England, Wales & NI

Local Crime in Context

As of 2022, the crime rate in Jarrow is 7% higher than the North East and 6% higher than the England, Wales & Northern Ireland overall figure.

Jarrow Crime Rate Over Time

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Incidents mapped in Jarrow 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 Jarrow

YearCrime Rate per
1,000 people
Total Crimes
2021813,477
2020783,327
20191024,377
20181024,366
2017923,947
2016763,255

Crime in Jarrow Compared To Tyne & Wear

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Summary of Crimes in Jarrow This Year

 JarrowTyne & Wear 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour1,12726.3742,09536.87 40% safer
Bicycle Theft511.191,4171.24 4.2% safer
Burglary1363.184,8014.21 32% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson55112.8914,62512.81 0.62% more dangerous
Drugs811.902,6122.29 21% safer
Other Crime1222.862,7122.38 17% more dangerous
Other Theft2395.598,2997.27 30% safer
Possession of Weapons260.619350.82 34% safer
Public Order4109.5913,59511.91 24% safer
Robbery180.426460.57 36% safer
Shoplifting1683.936,5025.69 45% safer
Theft From the Person140.338040.70 112% safer
Vehicle Crime2165.055,1134.48 11% more dangerous
Violence and Sexual Offences1,44533.8242,50437.23 10% safer

Jarrow Compared to Nearby Medium-Sized Towns)

Medium-Sized TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Whitley Bay2,01153.9551% safer
Longbenton2,61567.8620% safer
Jarrow3,47781.37-
Wallsend5,038110.8727% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Jarrow

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Recent Crimes in Jarrow

DateCrime TypeLocationOutcome
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near York AvenueInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Public orderOn or near Jarrow RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Other theftOn or near SupermarketInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Ferndale GroveInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Hazel StreetInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Other theftOn or near Calf Close WalkInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Kirby CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Public orderOn or near Ellison StreetInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Grange Road WestInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022ShopliftingOn or near Norham TerraceInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Stirling AvenueInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Other theftOn or near Hedworth LaneInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022RobberyOn or near Grant StreetInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022ShopliftingOn or near SupermarketInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Dipe LaneInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Bideford GardensInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Other theftOn or near Didcot WayInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Alnwick GroveInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Eastleigh CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near South CrescentInvestigation complete; no suspect identified

Jarrow Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2018201920202021Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour23233626 Getting worse
Bicycle Theft1.71.00.681.2 Safer
Burglary54.92.83.2 Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson15141213 Safer
Drugs1.21.51.81.9 Getting worse
Other Crime2.53.02.52.9 Getting worse
Other Theft11976 Safer
Possession of Weapons0.820.910.700.61 Safer
Public Order15141110 Safer
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.350.350.440.42 Getting worse
Shoplifting9114.03.9 Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.800.510.350.33 Safer
Vehicle Crime4.84.03.65 Getting worse
Violence and Sexual Offences35373134 Safer

Changes In Jarrow's Crime Rates Over Time

Comparing Jarrow to the UK's Major Cities

Medium-Sized TownCrime RateRate Difference
Barnet67.0821% safer
Jarrow81.37-
Croydon82.481.3% more dangerous
Sheffield90.0510% more dangerous
Bristol90.5210% more dangerous
Coventry102.2420% more dangerous
Leicester111.5927% more dangerous
Liverpool123.0634% more dangerous
Birmingham129.6437% more dangerous
Bradford132.2838% more dangerous
Leeds150.9446% more dangerous

Crime in Jarrow's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Brockley Whins47989Third
Jarrow Town752135First
Primrose57787Fourth
Simonside740131Second

Jarrow Neighbourhood Crime Breakdown

Crime TypeSafest NeighbourhoodMost Dangerous Neighbourhood
Anti-Social BehaviourBrockley Whins (135)Simonside (192)
Bicycle TheftBrockley Whins (1)Jarrow Town (17)
BurglaryBrockley Whins (14)Jarrow Town (27)
Criminal Damage and ArsonPrimrose (72)Jarrow Town (136)
DrugsPrimrose (8)Jarrow Town (28)
Other CrimePrimrose (20)Simonside (37)
Other TheftBrockley Whins (24)Jarrow Town (60)
Possession of WeaponsJarrow Town (4)Simonside (12)
Public OrderBrockley Whins (61)Jarrow Town (88)
Robbery (inc. mugging)Brockley Whins (3)Simonside (6)
ShopliftingBrockley Whins (4)Jarrow Town (52)
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)Brockley Whins (1)Simonside (8)
Vehicle CrimeBrockley Whins (22)Jarrow Town (32)
Violence and Sexual OffencesPrimrose (267)Simonside (306)

Crime in Jarrow During Coronavirus Lockdowns

Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Jarrow change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in December, when Jarrow saw a 490% increase in anti-social behaviour. Jarrow saw a large fall in shoplifting during April, when it fell by 94% compared to April in 2019. Jarrow saw consistent falls in the crime rate of several types of crime during every month of its Coronavirus lockdown, including burglary, other theft, public order, and violence and sexual offences.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour+32%+98%+148%+54%-61%+81%+73%+31%+129%+490%
Bicycle Theft-50%---25%-50%--57%---
Burglary-48%-83%-27%+27%-69%-27%-47%-24%-47%-17%
Criminal Damage and Arson-42%-28%-29%-15%-36%-8%-10%-8%-27%-7%
Drugs-43%-+29%+63%-+300%-+250%+33%-29%
Other Crime+71%-33%-30%-40%+33%-39%-20%-70%+11%-53%
Other Theft-13%-53%-33%+11%-32%-29%-6%-52%-58%-34%
Possession of Weapons-75%-50%-33%+67%--33%-60%-+200%+100%
Public Order-23%-18%-26%-47%-16%--13%-24%-48%-8%
Robbery-----25%+33%----
Shoplifting-41%-94%-93%-75%-58%-38%-54%-68%-74%-50%
Theft From the Person-60%--80%--50%-+50%---
Vehicle Crime-41%-31%-25%-13%+10%-67%--14%+100%+21%
Violence and Sexual Offences-23%-35%-28%-39%-10%-8%-17%+10%-2%-30%

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in Jarrow

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

How dangerous is Jarrow?
Jarrow is the second most dangerous medium-sized town in Tyne & Wear.

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

What is the least common crime in Jarrow?
Jarrow's least common crime is theft from the person (inc. pickpocketing).

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