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Crime and Safety in Ryton, Tyne & Wear

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Ryton is the second safest small towns 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 2021 was 46 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to Tyne & Wear's overall crime rate, coming in 101% lower than the Tyne & Wear rate of 92 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Ryton is the 275th safest small town, and the 3,840th most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In December 2021, Ryton was the worst small town in Tyne & Wear for possession of weapons, with 1 crime reported and a crime rate of 0.06 per 1,000 inhabitants. February 2021 was also a bad month for Ryton residents, when it was Tyne & Wear's most dangerous small town for shoplifting, recording 5 crimes at a rate of 0.31 per 1,000 residents. Ryton recorded 1 report of theft from the person during November 2021, making its crime rate of 0.06 the worst small town for theft from the person in Tyne & Wear that month.

The most common crimes in Ryton are violence and sexual offences, with 360 offences during 2021, giving a crime rate of 23. This is 0.28% lower than 2020's figure of 361 offences and a difference of 0.06 from 2020's crime rate of 23. Ryton's least common crime is robbery, with 1 offence recorded in 2021, a decrease of 200% from 2020's figure of 3 crimes.

Ryton 2022 Crime Scorecard

Second Safest

Small Towns, Tyne & Wear

67% lower, regional crime rate

North East

68% lower, national crime rate

England, Wales & NI

Local Crime in Context

As of 2022, the crime rate in Ryton is 67% lower than the North East and 68% lower than the England, Wales & Northern Ireland overall figure.

Ryton Crime Rate Over Time

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Incidents mapped in Ryton 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 Ryton

YearCrime Rate per
1,000 people
Total Crimes
202146728
202046737
201948774
201842676
201745715
201643689

Crime in Ryton Compared To Tyne & Wear

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Summary of Crimes in Ryton This Year

 RytonTyne & Wear 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour31219.5142,09536.87 89% safer
Bicycle Theft20.131,4171.24 854% safer
Burglary332.064,8014.21 104% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson1127.0014,62512.81 83% safer
Drugs90.562,6122.29 309% safer
Other Crime110.692,7122.38 245% safer
Other Theft533.318,2997.27 120% safer
Possession of Weapons70.449350.82 86% safer
Public Order986.1313,59511.91 94% safer
Robbery10.066460.57 850% safer
Shoplifting211.316,5025.69 334% safer
Theft From the Person20.138040.70 438% safer
Vehicle Crime191.195,1134.48 276% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences36022.5142,50437.23 65% safer

Ryton Compared to Nearby Small Towns)

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Woolsington14918.54145% safer
Ryton72845.51-
Whickham73946.191.5% more dangerous
Blaydon1,05671.8737% more dangerous
Hebburn1,65880.5343% more dangerous
Houghton-le-Spring1,17682.1745% more dangerous
Hetton1,703117.5161% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Ryton

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Recent Crimes in Ryton

DateCrime TypeLocationOutcome
April 2022Other theftOn or near Parking AreaInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Nunns WayInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Holburn GardensInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Shaftoe CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022BurglaryOn or near Meadowfield CrescentInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Holburn CrescentInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022BurglaryOn or near Heathfield GardensInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near John AvenueInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Victoria StreetInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Clifton CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near South GroveInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Other theftOn or near Southern WayInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Meadowfield CrescentInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Public orderOn or near Inleborough DriveInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Grange DriveInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Cross DriveInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Other theftOn or near Meadowfield CrescentInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Public orderOn or near Barmoor LaneInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Other theftOn or near Primrose GardensInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near SupermarketInvestigation complete; no suspect identified

Ryton Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2018201920202021Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour10102220 Getting worse
Bicycle Theft0.060.190.500.13 Safer
Burglary2.63.22.22.1 Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson6877 Safer
Drugs0.880.381.10.56 Safer
Other Crime1.01.21.60.69 Safer
Other Theft3.84.83.33.3 Safer
Possession of Weapons0.190.190.130.44 Getting worse
Public Order63.34.16 Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.060.060.190.06 Safer
Shoplifting3.04.62.41.3 Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.130.19-0.13 Getting worse
Vehicle Crime1.11.90.751.2 Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences18202323 Getting worse

Changes In Ryton's Crime Rates Over Time

Comparing Ryton to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Ryton45.51-
Barnet67.0832% more dangerous
Croydon82.4845% more dangerous
Sheffield90.0549% more dangerous
Bristol90.5250% more dangerous
Coventry102.2455% more dangerous
Leicester111.5959% more dangerous
Liverpool123.0663% more dangerous
Birmingham129.6465% more dangerous
Bradford132.2866% more dangerous
Leeds150.9470% more dangerous

Crime in Ryton's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Crawcrook & Greenside41346Second
Ryton39347First

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.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour+267%+155%+253%+83%-45%+41%+39%+78%+113%+750%
Bicycle Theft-----+100%----
Burglary-56%+50%+100%--75%-17%--20%+25%-75%
Criminal Damage and Arson+33%-10%-33%-+11%-44%-13%+160%-24%-55%
Drugs---------50%-
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%
Shoplifting-20%-89%-57%--80%+67%+29%-86%--93%
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 second 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 crime is robbery (inc. mugging).

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