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Crime and Safety in Wallsend, Tyne & Wear

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Wallsend is the most dangerous medium-sized towns in Tyne & Wear, and is the third most dangerous overall out of Tyne & Wear's 28 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Wallsend in 2021 was 111 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares poorly to Tyne & Wear's overall crime rate, coming in 17% higher than the Tyne & Wear rate of 92 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Wallsend is the 38th most dangerous medium-sized town, and the 439th most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In December 2021, Wallsend was the worst medium-sized town in Tyne & Wear for burglary, with 20 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.44 per 1,000 inhabitants. December 2021 was also a bad month for Wallsend residents, when it was Tyne & Wear's most dangerous medium-sized town for criminal damage and arson, recording 59 crimes at a rate of 1.3 per 1,000 residents. Wallsend recorded 6 reports of drugs during December 2021, making its crime rate of 0.13 the worst medium-sized town for drugs in Tyne & Wear that month.

The most common crimes in Wallsend are violence and sexual offences, with 2,177 offences during 2021, giving a crime rate of 48. This is 2.3% higher than 2020's figure of 2,126 offences and a difference of 1.12 from 2020's crime rate of 47. Wallsend's least common crime is theft from the person, with 21 offences recorded in 2021, a decrease of 24% from 2020's figure of 26 crimes.

Wallsend 2022 Crime Scorecard

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Medium-Sized Towns, Tyne & Wear

32% higher, regional crime rate

North East

31% higher, national crime rate

England, Wales & NI

Local Crime in Context

As of 2022, the crime rate in Wallsend is 32% higher than the North East and 31% higher than the England, Wales & Northern Ireland overall figure.

Wallsend Crime Rate Over Time

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Incidents mapped in Wallsend 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 Wallsend

YearCrime Rate per
1,000 people
Total Crimes
20211115,038
20201185,370
20191386,253
20181426,456
20171225,561
2016974,426

Crime in Wallsend Compared To Tyne & Wear

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Summary of Crimes in Wallsend This Year

 WallsendTyne & Wear 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour1,69437.2842,09536.87 1.1% more dangerous
Bicycle Theft390.861,4171.24 44% safer
Burglary1844.054,8014.21 4.0% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson75016.5014,62512.81 22% more dangerous
Drugs1182.602,6122.29 12% more dangerous
Other Crime1413.102,7122.38 23% more dangerous
Other Theft2796.148,2997.27 18% safer
Possession of Weapons511.129350.82 27% more dangerous
Public Order79517.5013,59511.91 32% more dangerous
Robbery330.736460.57 22% more dangerous
Shoplifting2365.196,5025.69 10% safer
Theft From the Person210.468040.70 52% safer
Vehicle Crime2144.715,1134.48 4.9% more dangerous
Violence and Sexual Offences2,17747.9142,50437.23 22% more dangerous

Wallsend Compared to Nearby Medium-Sized Towns)

Medium-Sized TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Whitley Bay2,01153.95106% safer
Longbenton2,61567.8663% safer
Jarrow3,47781.3736% safer
Wallsend5,038110.87-

Crime Over Time in Wallsend

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Recent Crimes in Wallsend

DateCrime TypeLocationOutcome
April 2022Other theftOn or near Bolam GardensInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Mitford GardensInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Mullen RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Ingoe StreetInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Baywood GroveInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022RobberyOn or near Sycamore StreetInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near SupermarketInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Hazelwood TerraceInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Public orderOn or near Andover PlaceInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Gilsland AvenueInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Public orderOn or near Queens TerraceInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Other theftOn or near Eskdale AvenueInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Howdon LaneInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Avon CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Other theftOn or near Bexley GardensInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Somerset GardensInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Richardson StreetInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Mills GardensInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Mullen RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Carville RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified

Wallsend Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2018201920202021Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour34385137 Getting worse
Bicycle Theft1.21.01.20.86 Safer
Burglary874.24.0 Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson20201716 Safer
Drugs3.02.62.92.6 Getting worse
Other Crime2.83.03.33.1 Getting worse
Other Theft131086 Safer
Possession of Weapons1.21.51.41.1 Safer
Public Order25211718 Safer
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.550.750.550.73 Getting worse
Shoplifting1313105 Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.790.550.570.46 Safer
Vehicle Crime6764.7 Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences48504748 Getting worse

Changes In Wallsend's Crime Rates Over Time

Comparing Wallsend to the UK's Major Cities

Medium-Sized TownCrime RateRate Difference
Barnet67.0865% safer
Croydon82.4834% safer
Sheffield90.0523% safer
Bristol90.5222% safer
Coventry102.248% safer
Wallsend110.87-
Leicester111.590.65% more dangerous
Liverpool123.0610% more dangerous
Birmingham129.6414% more dangerous
Bradford132.2816% more dangerous
Leeds150.9427% more dangerous

Crime in Wallsend's Neighbourhoods

Wallsend West is the most dangerous neighbourhood in Wallsend, followed by Wallsend East in second place, and Willington Quay as the third most dangerous area. Wallsend's safest neighbourhoods are, in order, Battle Hill East, Battle Hill West, and East Benton.

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Battle Hill East49389Fifth
Battle Hill West39974Sixth
East Benton31352Seventh
Howdon690108Fourth
Wallsend East1,005133Second
Wallsend West1,102157First
Willington Quay965124Third

Wallsend Neighbourhood Crime Breakdown

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

Crime TypeSafest NeighbourhoodMost Dangerous Neighbourhood
Anti-Social BehaviourBattle Hill East (115)Wallsend West (441)
Bicycle TheftHowdon (3)Wallsend West (11)
BurglaryBattle Hill East (8)Wallsend West (50)
Criminal Damage and ArsonEast Benton (48)Willington Quay (179)
DrugsEast Benton (8)Battle Hill East (20)
Other CrimeBattle Hill West (5)Wallsend West (32)
Other TheftBattle Hill East (8)Wallsend East (69)
Possession of WeaponsEast Benton (1)Wallsend East (15)
Public OrderEast Benton (47)Wallsend West (192)
Robbery (inc. mugging)Howdon (1)Wallsend East (11)
ShopliftingWallsend East (4)Wallsend West (93)
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)Howdon (1)Wallsend West (9)
Vehicle CrimeEast Benton (15)Wallsend East (55)
Violence and Sexual OffencesEast Benton (141)Wallsend West (429)

Crime in Wallsend During Coronavirus Lockdowns

Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Wallsend change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in December, when Wallsend saw a 653% increase in anti-social behaviour. Wallsend saw a large fall in anti-social behaviour during July, when it fell by 82% compared to July in 2019. Burglary saw a fall in every month of Wallsend's lockdown.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour+42%+151%+93%+50%-82%+16%+25%+11%+33%+653%
Bicycle Theft+167%+300%+25%-14%--50%--50%--50%
Burglary-31%-40%-41%-52%-67%-29%-8%-71%+33%-40%
Criminal Damage and Arson-27%-36%-8%-23%+1%-18%+5%-4%-24%-43%
Drugs--14%-7%+300%+40%-31%+150%+63%-18%-33%
Other Crime-37%+57%-20%+100%+233%+44%-9%-25%-+50%
Other Theft-29%-52%-42%-62%-15%+32%+48%-23%+11%-7%
Possession of Weapons-43%-43%+40%-40%+67%-22%-+75%-60%+25%
Public Order-39%-50%--27%-7%+5%-19%-22%-2%-9%
Robbery--50%---43%-57%-40%+100%--
Shoplifting+8%-57%-48%-44%-25%-17%+31%-50%-50%-54%
Theft From the Person------50%+33%-33%-+200%
Vehicle Crime-31%+48%-71%-66%-45%-26%-7%+50%+47%-45%
Violence and Sexual Offences-30%-10%-29%-3%-5%+5%+6%+11%+4%-5%

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in Wallsend

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

How dangerous is Wallsend?
Wallsend is the most dangerous medium-sized town in Tyne & Wear.

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

What is the least common crime in Wallsend?
Wallsend's least common crime is theft from the person (inc. pickpocketing).

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