Whickham is the third 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 Whickham in 2021 was 46 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to Tyne & Wear's overall crime rate, coming in 98% lower than the Tyne & Wear rate of 92 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Whickham is the 287th safest small town, and the 3,758th most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.
In November 2021, Whickham was the worst small town in Tyne & Wear for drugs, with 2 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.13 per 1,000 inhabitants. May 2021 was also a bad month for Whickham residents, when it was Tyne & Wear's most dangerous small town for bicycle theft, recording 1 crime at a rate of 0.06 per 1,000 residents. Whickham recorded 5 reports of other crime during January 2021, making its crime rate of 0.31 the worst small town for other crime in Tyne & Wear that month.
The most common crimes in Whickham are violence and sexual offences, with 318 offences during 2021, giving a crime rate of 20. This is 2.5% higher than 2020's figure of 310 offences and a difference of 0.50 from 2020's crime rate of 19. Whickham's least common crime is robbery, with 1 offence recorded in 2021, a decrease of 100% from 2020's figure of 2 crimes.
Small Towns, Tyne & Wear
64% lower, regional crime rate
65% lower, national crime rate
England, Wales & NI
As of 2022, the crime rate in Whickham is 64% lower than the North East and 65% lower than the England, Wales & Northern Ireland overall figure.
|England, Wales & NI|
Incidents mapped in Whickham 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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Last updated: 02 Jun, 2022
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|Year||Crime Rate per|
|Whickham||Tyne & Wear|
|Anti-Social Behaviour||340||21.25||42,095||36.87||74% safer|
|Bicycle Theft||2||0.13||1,417||1.24||854% safer|
|Criminal Damage and Arson||101||6.31||14,625||12.81||103% safer|
|Other Crime||18||1.13||2,712||2.38||111% safer|
|Other Theft||61||3.81||8,299||7.27||91% safer|
|Possession of Weapons||8||0.50||935||0.82||64% safer|
|Public Order||81||5.06||13,595||11.91||135% safer|
|Theft From the Person||3||0.19||804||0.70||268% safer|
|Vehicle Crime||20||1.25||5,113||4.48||258% safer|
|Violence and Sexual Offences||318||19.88||42,504||37.23||87% safer|
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|April 2022||Vehicle crime||On or near L'Arbre Crescent||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|April 2022||Violence and sexual offences||On or near Holme Rise||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|April 2022||Vehicle crime||On or near Lavender Road||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|April 2022||Violence and sexual offences||On or near James Street||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|April 2022||Violence and sexual offences||On or near Weston Avenue||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|April 2022||Vehicle crime||On or near Warwick Drive||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|April 2022||Vehicle crime||On or near Hawksbury||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|April 2022||Public order||On or near Supermarket||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|April 2022||Violence and sexual offences||On or near The Drive||Offender given a caution|
|April 2022||Criminal damage and arson||On or near Devon Avenue||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|April 2022||Public order||On or near Church Chare||Offender given a caution|
|April 2022||Violence and sexual offences||On or near Napier Road||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|April 2022||Violence and sexual offences||On or near Larkspur Road||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|April 2022||Public order||On or near Hood Street||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|April 2022||Other theft||On or near South View Terrace||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|April 2022||Vehicle crime||On or near Thornhaugh Avenue||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|April 2022||Vehicle crime||On or near Ingleside||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|April 2022||Burglary||On or near The Pavilion||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|April 2022||Criminal damage and arson||On or near Elm Court||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|April 2022||Violence and sexual offences||On or near Parking Area||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents|
|Anti-Social Behaviour||16||14||25||21||Getting worse|
|Criminal Damage and Arson||10||7||6||6||Safer|
|Possession of Weapons||0.38||0.13||0.19||0.50||Getting worse|
|Robbery (inc. mugging)||0.25||0.25||0.13||0.06||Safer|
|Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)||0.69||0.25||0.19||0.19||Safer|
|Violence and Sexual Offences||20||20||19||20||Getting worse|
We only display green spaces in Whickham that are named, and have had crimes recorded within their boundaries during 2021.
|Name||ASB||Drugs||Public Order||Robbery||VSO||All Others||Crimes per Hectare|
|Small Town||Crime Rate||Rate Difference|
|Barnet||67.08||31% more dangerous|
|Croydon||82.48||44% more dangerous|
|Sheffield||90.05||49% more dangerous|
|Bristol||90.52||49% more dangerous|
|Coventry||102.24||55% more dangerous|
|Leicester||111.59||59% more dangerous|
|Liverpool||123.06||62% more dangerous|
|Birmingham||129.64||64% more dangerous|
|Bradford||132.28||65% more dangerous|
|Leeds||150.94||69% more dangerous|
|Neighbourhood||Crime Count||Crime Rate||Danger Rank|
Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Whickham change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in May, when Whickham saw a 900% increase in other theft. Whickham saw a large fall in shoplifting during November, when it fell by 94% compared to November in 2019.
|Criminal Damage and Arson||+10%||-50%||-60%||-67%||-38%||+175%||-31%||-18%||+100%||-|
|Possession of Weapons||-||-||-||-||-||-||+100%||-||-||-|
|Theft From the Person||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|Violence and Sexual Offences||+48%||-8%||-50%||+31%||-43%||-29%||+19%||+24%||-12%||-18%|