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Crime and Safety in Longbenton, Tyne & Wear

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Longbenton is the second safest medium-sized towns 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 2021 was 68 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to Tyne & Wear's overall crime rate, coming in 35% lower than the Tyne & Wear rate of 92 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Longbenton is the 82nd safest medium-sized town, and the 1,667th most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In September 2021, Longbenton was the worst medium-sized town in Tyne & Wear for bicycle theft, with 10 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.26 per 1,000 inhabitants. August 2021 was also a bad month for Longbenton residents, when it was Tyne & Wear's most dangerous medium-sized town for other theft, recording 30 crimes at a rate of 0.78 per 1,000 residents. Longbenton recorded 2 reports of possession of weapons during August 2021, making its crime rate of 0.05 the worst medium-sized town for possession of weapons in Tyne & Wear that month.

The most common crimes in Longbenton are violence and sexual offences, with 1,081 offences during 2021, giving a crime rate of 28. This is 5% higher than 2020's figure of 1,026 offences and a difference of 1.42 from 2020's crime rate of 27. Longbenton's least common crime is robbery, with 9 offences recorded in 2021, an increase of 56% from 2020's figure of 4 crimes.

Longbenton 2022 Crime Scorecard

Second Safest

Medium-Sized Towns, Tyne & Wear

12% lower, regional crime rate

North East

13% lower, national crime rate

England, Wales & NI

Local Crime in Context

As of 2022, the crime rate in Longbenton is 12% lower than the North East and 13% lower than the England, Wales & Northern Ireland overall figure.

Longbenton Crime Rate Over Time

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Incidents mapped in Longbenton 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 Longbenton

YearCrime Rate per
1,000 people
Total Crimes
2021682,615
2020692,657
2019762,938
2018762,910
2017672,578
2016522,008

Crime in Longbenton Compared To Tyne & Wear

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Summary of Crimes in Longbenton This Year

 LongbentonTyne & Wear 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour1,12729.2542,09536.87 26% safer
Bicycle Theft290.751,4171.24 65% safer
Burglary751.954,8014.21 116% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson3368.7214,62512.81 47% safer
Drugs401.042,6122.29 120% safer
Other Crime641.662,7122.38 43% safer
Other Theft1824.728,2997.27 54% safer
Possession of Weapons160.429350.82 95% safer
Public Order39110.1513,59511.91 17% safer
Robbery90.236460.57 148% safer
Shoplifting2155.586,5025.69 2.0% safer
Theft From the Person110.298040.70 141% safer
Vehicle Crime1664.315,1134.48 3.9% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences1,08128.0542,50437.23 33% safer

Longbenton Compared to Nearby Medium-Sized Towns)

Medium-Sized TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Whitley Bay2,01153.9526% safer
Longbenton2,61567.86-
Jarrow3,47781.3717% more dangerous
Wallsend5,038110.8739% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Longbenton

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Recent Crimes in Longbenton

DateCrime TypeLocationOutcome
April 2022BurglaryOn or near Midhurst RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Byland RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Public orderOn or near Chestnut CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Teesdale GroveInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Delaval CourtInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Public orderOn or near Bell GroveInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Public orderOn or near FairfieldInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Public orderOn or near Stratford CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022DrugsOn or near Balliol Business Park EastOffender given a drugs possession warning
April 2022ShopliftingOn or near Great Lime RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Station RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022BurglaryOn or near KingsbridgeInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Devonshire DriveInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Other theftOn or near Cawfields CourtInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Leybourne DeneInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022BurglaryOn or near Beech WayInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Craster AvenueOffender given a caution
April 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Firtree AvenueInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Garth Twenty TwoInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Elizabeth CourtInvestigation complete; no suspect identified

Longbenton Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2018201920202021Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour25273529 Getting worse
Bicycle Theft1.21.01.20.75 Safer
Burglary3.74.73.12.0 Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson1110109 Safer
Drugs0.830.751.61.0 Getting worse
Other Crime1.41.61.71.7 Getting worse
Other Theft7764.7 Safer
Possession of Weapons0.520.420.290.42 Safer
Public Order13111010 Safer
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.130.230.100.23 Getting worse
Shoplifting674.66 Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.570.700.130.29 Safer
Vehicle Crime4.54.84.54.3 Getting worse
Violence and Sexual Offences27272728 Getting worse

Changes In Longbenton's Crime Rates Over Time

Comparing Longbenton to the UK's Major Cities

Medium-Sized TownCrime RateRate Difference
Barnet67.081.2% safer
Longbenton67.86-
Croydon82.4818% more dangerous
Sheffield90.0525% more dangerous
Bristol90.5225% more dangerous
Coventry102.2434% more dangerous
Leicester111.5939% more dangerous
Liverpool123.0645% more dangerous
Birmingham129.6448% more dangerous
Bradford132.2849% more dangerous
Leeds150.9455% more dangerous

Crime in Longbenton's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Forest Hall & West Moor36960Third
Killingworth West & Camperdown49274Second
Longbenton77481First

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.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour-40%+66%+146%+64%-76%-28%+38%+40%+91%+658%
Bicycle Theft---+133%+25%-+38%-67%+200%+300%
Burglary-7%-44%-50%+23%-53%-23%-86%-68%--47%
Criminal Damage and Arson-18%-28%-20%-19%+31%+10%+28%-17%-14%-27%
Drugs+700%--40%-25%+550%--+100%+100%+75%
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%
Robbery--67%--------
Shoplifting-54%-47%-76%-5%-5%-44%-50%-28%-65%-27%
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).

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