Tynemouth Crime Overview

Tynemouth is the second safest major town 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 2020 was 93 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares poorly to Tyne & Wear's overall crime rate, coming in 1.5% higher than the Tyne & Wear rate of 92 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Tynemouth is the 40th most dangerous major town, and the 634th most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In March 2015, Tynemouth was the worst major town in Tyne & Wear for bicycle theft, with 10 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.14 per 1,000 inhabitants. April 2015 was also a bad month for Tynemouth residents, when it was Tyne & Wear's most dangerous major town for possession of weapons, recording 6 crimes at a rate of 0.09 per 1,000 residents.

The most common crimes in Tynemouth are violence and sexual offences, with 2,395 offences during 2020, giving a crime rate of 35. This is 7% lower than 2019's figure of 2,558 offences and a difference of 2.35 from 2019's crime rate of 37. Tynemouth's least common crime is robbery, with 28 offences recorded in 2020, a decrease of 32% from 2019's figure of 37 crimes.

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See how Tynemouth shapes up compared to other locations around the country, including side-by-side comparisons of specific crime types, and separate charting of how Tynemouth and your comparison town's crime rates stack up against one another.

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Crime in Tynemouth Compared To Tyne & Wear

Summary of Crimes in Tynemouth This Year

 TynemouthTyne & Wear 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour3,29947.5850,24944.018% more dangerous
Bicycle Theft701.011,6771.4746% safer
Burglary2894.175,2094.569% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson86912.5315,08813.226% safer
Drugs1412.032,8012.4521% safer
Other Crime1812.612,9482.581.1% more dangerous
Other Theft5087.338,8037.715% safer
Possession of Weapons470.689770.8626% safer
Public Order1,02714.8114,07712.3317% more dangerous
Robbery280.405710.5025% safer
Shoplifting4135.966,9626.102.3% safer
Theft From the Person370.539020.7949% safer
Vehicle Crime4666.725,8375.1124% more dangerous
Violence and Sexual Offences2,39534.5439,06834.220.93% more dangerous

Tynemouth Compared to Nearby Major Towns

Major TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Washington5,29379.2918% safer
Tynemouth6,47193.32-
South Shields7,697100.147% more dangerous
Gateshead13,020106.5012% more dangerous
Sunderland19,707112.7417% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Tynemouth

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Tynemouth Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2017201820192020Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour38353248Getting worse
Bicycle Theft1.61.41.21.0Safer
Burglary664.84.2Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson18161313Safer
Drugs1.71.81.92.0Getting worse
Other Crime2.42.22.32.6Getting worse
Other Theft1012107Safer
Possession of Weapons0.740.761.10.68Safer
Public Order15181615Safer
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.520.630.530.40Safer
Shoplifting910106Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)1.01.10.760.53Safer
Vehicle Crime4.74.657Getting worse
Violence and Sexual Offences32393735Safer

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 2020.

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

Comparing Tynemouth to the UK's Major Cities

Major TownCrime RateRate Difference
Barnet67.7138% safer
Coventry77.4121% safer
Croydon83.2212% safer
Sheffield85.819% safer
Bristol86.218% safer
Tynemouth93.32-
Leicester97.444.2% more dangerous
Birmingham102.879% more dangerous
Liverpool107.2813% more dangerous
Bradford133.0230% more dangerous
Leeds137.1032% 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, Tynemouth Priory, and Tynemouth West.

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Chirton1,084137Second
Cullercoats22636Eighth
New York840131Third
North Shields918149First
Preston Billy Mill56497Fourth
Shiremoor South & West Allotment65277Fifth
Tynemouth Priory48777Sixth
Tynemouth West25043Seventh

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 (130)Tynemouth Priory (522)
Bicycle TheftNew York (3)North Shields (14)
BurglaryCullercoats (7)North Shields (42)
Criminal Damage and ArsonCullercoats (26)Chirton (165)
DrugsCullercoats (4)North Shields (21)
Other CrimeTynemouth West (4)Chirton (42)
Other TheftTynemouth West (17)Preston Billy Mill (70)
Possession of WeaponsCullercoats (1)Preston Billy Mill (6)
Public OrderCullercoats (37)North Shields (160)
Robbery (inc. mugging)Tynemouth Priory (1)North Shields (9)
ShopliftingTynemouth West (3)North Shields (141)
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)Tynemouth West (1)North Shields (11)
Vehicle CrimePreston Billy Mill (24)Tynemouth Priory (64)
Violence and Sexual OffencesTynemouth West (69)Chirton (404)

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).

Last updated: 07 May 2021