Jarrow Crime Overview

Jarrow is the second most dangerous medium-sized town 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 2020 was 78 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to Tyne & Wear's overall crime rate, coming in 18% lower than the Tyne & Wear rate of 92 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Jarrow is the 91st most dangerous medium-sized town, and the 1,064th most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In October 2020, Jarrow was the worst medium-sized town in Tyne & Wear for bicycle theft, with 5 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.12 per 1,000 inhabitants. October 2020 was also a bad month for Jarrow residents, when it was Tyne & Wear's most dangerous medium-sized town for burglary, recording 16 crimes at a rate of 0.37 per 1,000 residents. Jarrow recorded 13 reports of drugs during June 2020, making its crime rate of 0.30 the worst medium-sized town for drugs in Tyne & Wear that month.

The most common crimes in Jarrow are violence and sexual offences, with 1,341 offences during 2020, giving a crime rate of 31. This is 19% lower than 2019's figure of 1,601 offences and a difference of 6.09 from 2019's crime rate of 37. Jarrow's least common crime is theft from the person, with 15 offences recorded in 2020, a decrease of 47% from 2019's figure of 22 crimes.

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Crime in Jarrow Compared To Tyne & Wear

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Summary of Crimes in Jarrow This Year

 JarrowTyne & Wear 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour1,54136.0650,24944.0122% safer
Bicycle Theft290.681,6771.47116% safer
Burglary1182.765,2094.5665% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson50511.8215,08813.2212% safer
Drugs781.832,8012.4534% safer
Other Crime1052.462,9482.584.9% safer
Other Theft2836.628,8037.7116% safer
Possession of Weapons300.709770.8623% safer
Public Order47811.1914,07712.3310% safer
Robbery190.445710.5014% safer
Shoplifting1703.986,9626.1053% safer
Theft From the Person150.359020.79126% safer
Vehicle Crime1563.655,8375.1140% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences1,34131.3839,06834.229% safer

Jarrow Compared to Nearby Medium-Sized Towns

Medium-Sized TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Whitley Bay2,08956.0439% safer
Longbenton2,65768.9513% safer
Jarrow3,32777.86-
Wallsend5,370118.1834% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Jarrow

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Jarrow Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2017201820192020Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour29232336Getting worse
Bicycle Theft1.21.71.00.68Safer
Burglary654.92.8Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson15151412Safer
Drugs1.31.21.51.8Getting worse
Other Crime2.92.53.02.5Safer
Other Theft101197Safer
Possession of Weapons0.700.820.910.70Safer
Public Order12151411Safer
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.440.350.350.44Getting worse
Shoplifting89114.0Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.420.800.510.35Safer
Vehicle Crime4.34.84.03.6Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences31353731Safer

Changes In Jarrow's Crime Rates Over Time

Comparing Jarrow to the UK's Major Cities

Medium-Sized TownCrime RateRate Difference
Barnet67.7115% safer
Coventry77.410.58% safer
Jarrow77.86-
Croydon83.226% more dangerous
Sheffield85.819% more dangerous
Bristol86.2110% more dangerous
Leicester97.4420% more dangerous
Birmingham102.8724% more dangerous
Liverpool107.2827% more dangerous
Bradford133.0241% more dangerous
Leeds137.1043% more dangerous

Crime in Jarrow's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Brockley Whins45284Third
Jarrow Town778140Second
Primrose48172Fourth
Simonside799141First

Jarrow Neighbourhood Crime Breakdown

Showing the safest and most dangerous parts of Jarrow for specific criminal activity, with crime count and rate shown in brackets.

Crime TypeSafest NeighbourhoodMost Dangerous Neighbourhood
Anti-Social BehaviourPrimrose (230)Jarrow Town (347)
Bicycle TheftPrimrose (1)Jarrow Town (10)
BurglaryPrimrose (16)Jarrow Town (25)
Criminal Damage and ArsonPrimrose (69)Jarrow Town (117)
DrugsPrimrose (11)Jarrow Town (27)
Other CrimePrimrose (10)Simonside (28)
Other TheftBrockley Whins (28)Jarrow Town (72)
Possession of WeaponsPrimrose (4)Simonside (9)
Public OrderPrimrose (70)Simonside (130)
Robbery (inc. mugging)Primrose (2)Simonside (10)
ShopliftingBrockley Whins (3)Jarrow Town (42)
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)Primrose (1)Jarrow Town (10)
Vehicle CrimePrimrose (22)Simonside (32)
Violence and Sexual OffencesPrimrose (202)Simonside (309)

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).

Last updated: 07 May 2021