Wallsend Crime Overview

Wallsend is the most dangerous medium-sized town in Tyne & Wear, and is the second most dangerous overall out of Tyne & Wear's 28 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Wallsend in 2020 was 118 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares poorly to Tyne & Wear's overall crime rate, coming in 22% higher than the Tyne & Wear rate of 92 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Wallsend is among the top 20 most dangerous medium-sized towns, and the 292nd most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In December 2020, Wallsend was the worst medium-sized town in Tyne & Wear for burglary, with 15 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.33 per 1,000 inhabitants. December 2020 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 42 crimes at a rate of 0.92 per 1,000 residents. Wallsend recorded 9 reports of drugs during November 2020, making its crime rate of 0.20 the worst medium-sized town for drugs in Tyne & Wear that month.

The most common crimes in Wallsend are violence and sexual offences, with 2,126 offences during 2020, giving a crime rate of 47. This is 7% lower than 2019's figure of 2,283 offences and a difference of 3.45 from 2019's crime rate of 50. Wallsend's least common crime is robbery, with 25 offences recorded in 2020, a decrease of 36% from 2019's figure of 34 crimes.

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Crime in Wallsend Compared To Tyne & Wear

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Summary of Crimes in Wallsend This Year

 WallsendTyne & Wear 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour2,29750.5550,24944.0113% more dangerous
Bicycle Theft531.171,6771.4726% safer
Burglary1894.165,2094.5610% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson75616.6415,08813.2221% more dangerous
Drugs1312.882,8012.4515% more dangerous
Other Crime1493.282,9482.5821% more dangerous
Other Theft3688.108,8037.714.8% more dangerous
Possession of Weapons641.419770.8639% more dangerous
Public Order77717.1014,07712.3328% more dangerous
Robbery250.555710.509% more dangerous
Shoplifting4369.596,9626.1036% more dangerous
Theft From the Person260.579020.7939% safer
Vehicle Crime2705.945,8375.1114% more dangerous
Violence and Sexual Offences2,12646.7939,06834.2227% more dangerous

Wallsend Compared to Nearby Medium-Sized Towns

Medium-Sized TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Whitley Bay2,08956.04111% safer
Longbenton2,65768.9571% safer
Jarrow3,32777.8652% safer

Crime Over Time in Wallsend

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Wallsend Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Anti-Social Behaviour35343851Getting worse
Bicycle Theft1.
Criminal Damage and Arson18202017Safer
Drugs2. worse
Other Crime2. worse
Other Theft1213108Safer
Possession of Weapons0.991.21.51.4Getting worse
Public Order17252117Safer
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.550.550.750.55Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.730.790.550.57Safer
Vehicle Crime5676Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences39485047Getting worse

Changes In Wallsend's Crime Rates Over Time

Comparing Wallsend to the UK's Major Cities

Medium-Sized TownCrime RateRate Difference
Barnet67.7175% safer
Coventry77.4153% safer
Croydon83.2242% safer
Sheffield85.8138% safer
Bristol86.2137% safer
Leicester97.4421% safer
Birmingham102.8715% safer
Liverpool107.2810% safer
Bradford133.0211% more dangerous
Leeds137.1014% more dangerous

Crime in Wallsend's Neighbourhoods

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

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Battle Hill East54398Fourth
Battle Hill West45384Sixth
East Benton31753Seventh
Wallsend East1,029136Third
Wallsend West1,188169First
Willington Quay1,095141Second

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 West (179)Wallsend West (536)
Bicycle TheftWillington Quay (6)Wallsend East (18)
BurglaryEast Benton (10)Wallsend West (45)
Criminal Damage and ArsonBattle Hill West (47)Willington Quay (213)
DrugsEast Benton (1)Battle Hill East (30)
Other CrimeEast Benton (6)Wallsend West (32)
Other TheftEast Benton (20)Wallsend East (80)
Possession of WeaponsEast Benton (1)Wallsend West (19)
Public OrderEast Benton (37)Wallsend West (190)
Robbery (inc. mugging)Battle Hill East (1)Wallsend West (7)
ShopliftingWillington Quay (15)Wallsend West (188)
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)Howdon (1)Wallsend West (8)
Vehicle CrimeBattle Hill East (19)Wallsend East (59)
Violence and Sexual OffencesEast Benton (141)Willington Quay (453)

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.

Anti-Social Behaviour+42%+151%+93%+50%-82%+16%+25%+11%+33%+653%
Bicycle Theft+167%+300%+25%-14%--50%--50%--50%
Criminal Damage and Arson-27%-36%-8%-23%+1%-18%+5%-4%-24%-43%
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%
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 robbery (inc. mugging).

Last updated: 07 May 2021