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Crime and Safety in Tynemouth, Tyne & Wear

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Tynemouth is the second safest major towns in Tyne & Wear, and is among the top 10 most dangerous overall out of Tyne & Wear's 28 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Tynemouth in 2021 was 90 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to Tyne & Wear's overall crime rate, coming in 2.3% lower than the Tyne & Wear rate of 92 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Tynemouth is the 53rd most dangerous major town, and the 811st most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In March 2021, Tynemouth was the worst major town in Tyne & Wear for theft from the person, with 8 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.12 per 1,000 inhabitants. September 2019 was also a bad month for Tynemouth residents, when it was Tyne & Wear's most dangerous major town for robbery, recording 8 crimes at a rate of 0.12 per 1,000 residents. Tynemouth recorded 10 reports of bicycle theft during March 2015, making its crime rate of 0.14 the worst major town for bicycle theft in Tyne & Wear that month.

The most common crimes in Tynemouth are violence and sexual offences, with 2,416 offences during 2021, giving a crime rate of 35. This is 0.87% higher than 2020's figure of 2,395 offences and a difference of 0.30 from 2020's crime rate of 35. Tynemouth's least common crime is robbery, with 24 offences recorded in 2021, a decrease of 17% from 2020's figure of 28 crimes.

Tynemouth 2022 Crime Scorecard

Second Safest

Major Towns, Tyne & Wear

15% higher, regional crime rate

North East

15% higher, national crime rate

England, Wales & NI

Local Crime in Context

As of 2022, the crime rate in Tynemouth is 15% higher than the North East and 15% higher than the England, Wales & Northern Ireland overall figure.

Tynemouth Crime Rate Over Time

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Tynemouth Crime Map

Incidents mapped in Tynemouth 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 Tynemouth

YearCrime Rate per
1,000 people
Total Crimes
2021906,211
2020936,471
20191057,257
20181137,849
20171037,175
2016845,819

Crime in Tynemouth Compared To Tyne & Wear

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Summary of Crimes in Tynemouth This Year

 TynemouthTyne & Wear 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour2,54536.7042,09536.87 0.46% safer
Bicycle Theft761.101,4171.24 13% safer
Burglary2794.024,8014.21 4.7% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson86812.5214,62512.81 2.3% safer
Drugs1361.962,6122.29 17% safer
Other Crime1582.282,7122.38 4.4% safer
Other Theft4666.728,2997.27 8% safer
Possession of Weapons440.639350.82 30% safer
Public Order87512.6213,59511.91 6% more dangerous
Robbery240.356460.57 63% safer
Shoplifting4236.106,5025.69 7% more dangerous
Theft From the Person380.558040.70 27% safer
Vehicle Crime4085.885,1134.48 24% more dangerous
Violence and Sexual Offences2,41634.8442,50437.23 7% safer

Tynemouth Compared to Nearby Major Towns)

Major TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Washington4,77971.5925% safer
Tynemouth6,21189.57-
South Shields7,995104.0214% more dangerous
Gateshead12,834104.9815% more dangerous
Sunderland18,797107.5317% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Tynemouth

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Recent Crimes in Tynemouth

DateCrime TypeLocationOutcome
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Elsdon TerraceInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Borough RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Hedley RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Public orderOn or near Longthorpe CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Other theftOn or near Hector StreetInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Drummond TerraceInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Bicycle theftOn or near Wantage AvenueInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022ShopliftingOn or near Norham RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Walton ParkInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near SupermarketInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Fenwick CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Coburg StreetInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near St Albans ViewInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Etal CrescentInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Public orderOn or near Percy CrescentInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022BurglaryOn or near Sandfield RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Haswell GardensInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Highbury PlaceInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Hedley RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Other theftOn or near Hartside CrescentInvestigation complete; no suspect identified

Tynemouth Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2018201920202021Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour35324837 Getting worse
Bicycle Theft1.41.21.01.1 Safer
Burglary64.84.24.0 Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson16131313 Safer
Drugs1.81.92.02.0 Getting worse
Other Crime2.22.32.62.3 Safer
Other Theft121077 Safer
Possession of Weapons0.761.10.680.63 Safer
Public Order18161513 Safer
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.630.530.400.35 Safer
Shoplifting101066 Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)1.10.760.530.55 Safer
Vehicle Crime4.6576 Getting worse
Violence and Sexual Offences39373535 Safer

Changes In Tynemouth's Crime Rates Over Time

Offences in Tynemouth's Green Spaces

We only display green spaces in Tynemouth that are named, and have had crimes recorded within their boundaries during 2021.

NameASBDrugsPublic OrderRobberyVSOAll OthersCrimes per Hectare
Collingwood View Playing Field3-1--10.81

Comparing Tynemouth to the UK's Major Cities

Major TownCrime RateRate Difference
Barnet67.0834% safer
Croydon82.489% safer
Tynemouth89.57-
Sheffield90.050.53% more dangerous
Bristol90.521.0% more dangerous
Coventry102.2412% more dangerous
Leicester111.5920% more dangerous
Liverpool123.0627% more dangerous
Birmingham129.6431% more dangerous
Bradford132.2832% more dangerous
Leeds150.9441% more dangerous

Crime in Tynemouth's Neighbourhoods

North Shields is the most dangerous neighbourhood in Tynemouth, followed by Chirton in second place, and New York as the third most dangerous area. Tynemouth's safest neighbourhoods are, in order, Cullercoats, Preston Billy Mill, and Tynemouth West.

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Chirton1,104140Second
Cullercoats21234Eighth
New York716111Third
North Shields934152First
Preston Billy Mill39768Sixth
Shiremoor South & West Allotment58469Fifth
Tynemouth Priory49879Fourth
Tynemouth West24141Seventh

Tynemouth Neighbourhood Crime Breakdown

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

Crime TypeSafest NeighbourhoodMost Dangerous Neighbourhood
Anti-Social BehaviourTynemouth West (113)Tynemouth Priory (364)
Bicycle TheftPreston Billy Mill (1)Chirton (13)
BurglaryTynemouth West (11)North Shields (45)
Criminal Damage and ArsonCullercoats (24)Chirton (155)
DrugsCullercoats (2)North Shields (28)
Other CrimeCullercoats (2)Chirton (33)
Other TheftCullercoats (11)North Shields (69)
Possession of WeaponsCullercoats (1)Chirton (14)
Public OrderCullercoats (26)North Shields (136)
Robbery (inc. mugging)Tynemouth Priory (1)New York (5)
ShopliftingTynemouth Priory (4)North Shields (146)
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)Shiremoor South & West Allotment (1)North Shields (11)
Vehicle CrimePreston Billy Mill (24)North Shields (54)
Violence and Sexual OffencesCullercoats (74)Chirton (450)

Crime in Tynemouth During Coronavirus Lockdowns

Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Tynemouth change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in August, when Tynemouth saw a 650% increase in drugs. Tynemouth saw a large fall in robbery during September, when it fell by 75% compared to September in 2019. Rates of other theft and possession of weapons both fell year-on-year for every month during Tynemouth's lockdown.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour+12%+142%+174%+63%-65%+31%+20%+27%+52%+470%
Bicycle Theft-55%-14%+17%-71%-57%+33%+57%-67%-17%-
Burglary-53%+5%-4%-35%-15%+7%-40%-50%+13%-7%
Criminal Damage and Arson+33%-59%+2%+25%-34%+4%-12%+16%-32%-13%
Drugs-14%-8%--38%+100%+650%-71%-+111%+14%
Other Crime+16%-32%+17%+8%+217%+29%-29%-+69%+8%
Other Theft-34%-42%-36%-42%-20%-13%+11%-38%-46%-27%
Possession of Weapons-38%-33%-33%-58%-13%+150%-40%-50%-60%-25%
Public Order-32%-35%+10%+16%-13%+26%+8%-20%+29%-24%
Robbery-25%---50%+50%+200%-75%--33%-
Shoplifting-27%-67%-17%-39%-74%-61%-49%-49%-13%-50%
Theft From the Person-75%+50%-50%-29%-40%-+33%-33%-+67%
Vehicle Crime+132%-60%-41%-20%+17%+64%-51%+24%+200%+64%
Violence and Sexual Offences-17%-26%-12%-10%-2%+4%-6%-14%+18%-

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in Tynemouth

What police force serves Tynemouth?
Tynemouth's local territorial police force is the Northumbria Police.

How dangerous is Tynemouth?
Tynemouth is the second safest major town in Tyne & Wear.

What is Tynemouth's most common crime?
The most common crimes in Tynemouth are violence and sexual offences.

What is the least common crime in Tynemouth?
Tynemouth's least common crime is robbery (inc. mugging).

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