Longbenton Crime Overview

Longbenton is the second safest medium-sized town in Tyne & Wear, and is among the top 20 safest overall out of Tyne & Wear's 28 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Longbenton in 2020 was 69 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to Tyne & Wear's overall crime rate, coming in 33% lower than the Tyne & Wear rate of 92 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Longbenton is the 90th safest medium-sized town, and the 1,477th most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In December 2020, Longbenton was the worst medium-sized town in Tyne & Wear for bicycle theft, with 4 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.10 per 1,000 inhabitants. June 2020 was also a bad month for Longbenton residents, when it was Tyne & Wear's most dangerous medium-sized town for burglary, recording 16 crimes at a rate of 0.42 per 1,000 residents. Longbenton recorded 7 reports of drugs during December 2020, making its crime rate of 0.18 the worst medium-sized town for drugs in Tyne & Wear that month.

The most common crimes in Longbenton are violence and sexual offences, with 1,026 offences during 2020, giving a crime rate of 27. This is 0.68% lower than 2019's figure of 1,033 offences and a difference of 0.18 from 2019's crime rate of 27. Longbenton's least common crime is robbery, with 4 offences recorded in 2020, a decrease of 125% from 2019's figure of 9 crimes.

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Crime in Longbenton Compared To Tyne & Wear

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Summary of Crimes in Longbenton This Year

 LongbentonTyne & Wear 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour1,36335.3750,24944.0124% safer
Bicycle Theft471.221,6771.4720% safer
Burglary1203.115,2094.5647% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson3759.7315,08813.2236% safer
Drugs631.632,8012.4550% safer
Other Crime651.692,9482.5853% safer
Other Theft2155.588,8037.7138% safer
Possession of Weapons110.299770.86197% safer
Public Order3749.7114,07712.3327% safer
Robbery40.105710.50400% safer
Shoplifting1774.596,9626.1033% safer
Theft From the Person50.139020.79508% safer
Vehicle Crime1754.545,8375.1113% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences1,02626.6339,06834.2229% safer

Longbenton Compared to Nearby Medium-Sized Towns

Medium-Sized TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Whitley Bay2,08956.0423% safer
Jarrow3,32777.8611% more dangerous
Wallsend5,370118.1842% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Longbenton

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Longbenton Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Anti-Social Behaviour27252735Getting worse
Bicycle Theft1. change
Criminal Damage and Arson11111010Safer
Drugs0.420.830.751.6Getting worse
Other Crime1. worse
Other Theft7776Safer
Possession of Weapons0.390.520.420.29Safer
Public Order8131110Safer
Robbery (inc. mugging)
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.700.570.700.13Safer
Vehicle Crime3. worse
Violence and Sexual Offences23272727Getting worse

Changes In Longbenton's Crime Rates Over Time

Comparing Longbenton to the UK's Major Cities

Medium-Sized TownCrime RateRate Difference
Barnet67.711.8% safer
Coventry77.4111% more dangerous
Croydon83.2217% more dangerous
Sheffield85.8120% more dangerous
Bristol86.2120% more dangerous
Leicester97.4429% more dangerous
Birmingham102.8733% more dangerous
Liverpool107.2836% more dangerous
Bradford133.0248% more dangerous
Leeds137.1050% more dangerous

Crime in Longbenton's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Forest Hall & West Moor44372Second
Killingworth West & Camperdown45469Third

Crime in Longbenton During Coronavirus Lockdowns

Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Longbenton change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in March, when Longbenton saw a 700% increase in drugs. Longbenton saw a large fall in burglary during September, when it fell by 86% compared to September in 2019.

Anti-Social Behaviour-40%+66%+146%+64%-76%-28%+38%+40%+91%+658%
Bicycle Theft---+133%+25%-+38%-67%+200%+300%
Criminal Damage and Arson-18%-28%-20%-19%+31%+10%+28%-17%-14%-27%
Other Crime+100%+250%-14%+20%-43%-78%--78%+50%+100%
Other Theft-41%-42%+6%-16%-35%-26%-41%-14%--30%
Possession of Weapons---33%-------
Public Order-18%-24%+2%-3%+27%+9%--33%-39%-24%
Theft From the Person-50%--67%--80%-----67%
Vehicle Crime-36%-64%-35%-55%-19%-35%+111%-14%+62%+25%
Violence and Sexual Offences-14%-10%-23%-2%+26%-3%+18%+3%-1%+21%

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in Longbenton

What police force serves Longbenton?
Longbenton's local territorial police force is the Northumbria Police.
How dangerous is Longbenton?
Longbenton is the second safest medium-sized town in Tyne & Wear.
What is Longbenton's most common crime?
The most common crimes in Longbenton are violence and sexual offences.
What is the least common crime in Longbenton?
Longbenton's least common crime is robbery (inc. mugging).

Last updated: 07 May 2021