Ryton Crime Overview

Ryton is the safest small town in Tyne & Wear, and is among the top 10 safest overall out of Tyne & Wear's 28 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Ryton in 2020 was 46 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to Tyne & Wear's overall crime rate, coming in 99% lower than the Tyne & Wear rate of 92 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Ryton is the 337th safest small town, and the 3,505th most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In June 2020, Ryton was the worst small town in Tyne & Wear for bicycle theft, with 2 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.13 per 1,000 inhabitants. May 2020 was also a bad month for Ryton residents, when it was Tyne & Wear's most dangerous small town for drugs, recording 4 crimes at a rate of 0.25 per 1,000 residents. Ryton recorded 1 report of possession of weapons during June 2020, making its crime rate of 0.06 the worst small town for possession of weapons in Tyne & Wear that month.

The most common crimes in Ryton are violence and sexual offences, with 361 offences during 2020, giving a crime rate of 23. This is 9% higher than 2019's figure of 327 offences and a difference of 2.13 from 2019's crime rate of 20. Ryton's least common crimes are possession of weapons, with 2 offences recorded in 2020, a decrease of 50% from 2019's figure of 3 crimes.

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Crime in Ryton Compared To Tyne & Wear

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Summary of Crimes in Ryton This Year

 RytonTyne & Wear 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour35021.8850,24944.01101% safer
Bicycle Theft80.501,6771.47194% safer
Burglary352.195,2094.56108% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson1167.2515,08813.2282% safer
Drugs181.132,8012.45117% safer
Other Crime251.562,9482.5865% safer
Other Theft533.318,8037.71133% safer
Possession of Weapons20.139770.86562% safer
Public Order664.1314,07712.33199% safer
Robbery30.195710.50163% safer
Shoplifting382.386,9626.10156% safer
Vehicle Crime120.755,8375.11581% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences36122.5739,06834.2252% safer

Ryton Compared to Nearby Small Towns

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Whickham74546.561.0% more dangerous
Woolsington54067.1831% more dangerous
Hebburn1,50973.2937% more dangerous
Blaydon1,12576.5740% more dangerous
Houghton-le-Spring1,453101.5255% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Ryton

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Ryton Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Anti-Social Behaviour15101022Getting worse
Bicycle Theft0. worse
Criminal Damage and Arson8687Safer
Drugs0.500.880.381.1Getting worse
Other Crime1. worse
Other Theft4.
Possession of Weapons0.
Public Order4.963.34.1Safer
Robbery (inc. mugging) worse
Vehicle Crime3.
Violence and Sexual Offences13182023Getting worse

Changes In Ryton's Crime Rates Over Time

Comparing Ryton to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Barnet67.7132% more dangerous
Coventry77.4140% more dangerous
Croydon83.2245% more dangerous
Sheffield85.8146% more dangerous
Bristol86.2147% more dangerous
Leicester97.4453% more dangerous
Birmingham102.8755% more dangerous
Liverpool107.2857% more dangerous
Bradford133.0265% more dangerous
Leeds137.1066% more dangerous

Crime in Ryton's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Crawcrook & Greenside42747Second

Crime in Ryton During Coronavirus Lockdowns

Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Ryton change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in December, when Ryton saw a 750% increase in anti-social behaviour. Ryton saw a large fall in shoplifting during December, when it fell by 93% compared to December in 2019.

Anti-Social Behaviour+267%+155%+253%+83%-45%+41%+39%+78%+113%+750%
Bicycle Theft-----+100%----
Criminal Damage and Arson+33%-10%-33%-+11%-44%-13%+160%-24%-55%
Other Crime--25%-50%-75%-+300%+200%---
Other Theft---80%--30%+14%-80%-43%-40%-50%
Possession of Weapons----------
Public Order-67%-50%+700%+33%-20%+43%+25%-+250%+600%
Vehicle Crime-60%-----80%---50%+100%
Violence and Sexual Offences-12%+72%+34%+48%-29%+31%-33%+3%+77%-31%

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in Ryton

What police force serves Ryton?
Ryton's local territorial police force is the Northumbria Police.
How dangerous is Ryton?
Ryton is the safest small town in Tyne & Wear.
What is Ryton's most common crime?
The most common crimes in Ryton are violence and sexual offences.
What is the least common crime in Ryton?
Ryton's least common crimes are possession of weapons.

Last updated: 07 May 2021