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Crime and Safety in Whickham, Tyne & Wear

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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.

Whickham 2022 Crime Scorecard

Third Safest

Small Towns, Tyne & Wear

64% lower, regional crime rate

North East

65% lower, national crime rate

England, Wales & NI

Local Crime in Context

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.

Whickham Crime Rate Over Time

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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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Historical Crime Rates for Whickham

YearCrime Rate per
1,000 people
Total Crimes
202146739
202047745
201952830
201860952
201752835
201648761

Crime in Whickham Compared To Tyne & Wear

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Summary of Crimes in Whickham This Year

 WhickhamTyne & Wear 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour34021.2542,09536.87 74% safer
Bicycle Theft20.131,4171.24 854% safer
Burglary382.384,8014.21 77% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson1016.3114,62512.81 103% safer
Drugs221.382,6122.29 66% safer
Other Crime181.132,7122.38 111% safer
Other Theft613.818,2997.27 91% safer
Possession of Weapons80.509350.82 64% safer
Public Order815.0613,59511.91 135% safer
Robbery10.066460.57 850% safer
Shoplifting664.136,5025.69 38% safer
Theft From the Person30.198040.70 268% safer
Vehicle Crime201.255,1134.48 258% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences31819.8842,50437.23 87% safer

Whickham Compared to Nearby Small Towns)

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Woolsington14918.54149% safer
Ryton72845.511.5% safer
Whickham73946.19-
Blaydon1,05671.8736% more dangerous
Hebburn1,65880.5343% more dangerous
Houghton-le-Spring1,17682.1744% more dangerous
Hetton1,703117.5161% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Whickham

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Recent Crimes in Whickham

DateCrime TypeLocationOutcome
April 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near L'Arbre CrescentInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Holme RiseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Lavender RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near James StreetInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Weston AvenueInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Warwick DriveInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near HawksburyInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Public orderOn or near SupermarketInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near The DriveOffender given a caution
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Devon AvenueInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Public orderOn or near Church ChareOffender given a caution
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Napier RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Larkspur RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Public orderOn or near Hood StreetInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Other theftOn or near South View TerraceInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Thornhaugh AvenueInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near InglesideInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022BurglaryOn or near The PavilionInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Elm CourtInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Parking AreaInvestigation complete; no suspect identified

Whickham Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2018201920202021Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour16142521 Getting worse
Bicycle Theft0.310.060.310.13 Safer
Burglary3.22.01.82.4 Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson10766 Safer
Drugs1.21.21.01.4 Getting worse
Other Crime2.11.91.81.1 Safer
Other Theft74.24.93.8 Safer
Possession of Weapons0.380.130.190.50 Getting worse
Public Order7665 Safer
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.250.250.130.06 Safer
Shoplifting583.44.1 Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.690.250.190.19 Safer
Vehicle Crime2.11.71.81.2 Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences20201920 Getting worse

Changes In Whickham's Crime Rates Over Time

Offences in Whickham's Green Spaces

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

NameASBDrugsPublic OrderRobberyVSOAll OthersCrimes per Hectare
Chase Park9-1-102.0
Swalwell Park7-3-438

Comparing Whickham to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Whickham46.19-
Barnet67.0831% more dangerous
Croydon82.4844% more dangerous
Sheffield90.0549% more dangerous
Bristol90.5249% more dangerous
Coventry102.2455% more dangerous
Leicester111.5959% more dangerous
Liverpool123.0662% more dangerous
Birmingham129.6464% more dangerous
Bradford132.2865% more dangerous
Leeds150.9469% more dangerous

Crime in Whickham's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Swalwell992137First
Whickham25436Second

Crime in Whickham During Coronavirus Lockdowns

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.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour-4%+213%+163%+68%-61%-7%+64%+19%+264%+475%
Burglary----80%--40%+200%-67%-40%+100%
Criminal Damage and Arson+10%-50%-60%-67%-38%+175%-31%-18%+100%-
Drugs+100%--50%--33%--+100%--33%
Other Crime---75%+25%+100%--88%+100%+200%+100%
Other Theft+400%-+900%+67%-44%-11%-40%-38%-33%+33%
Possession of Weapons------+100%---
Public Order-38%+33%-29%+83%-71%-42%+50%+10%-75%-29%
Robbery----------
Shoplifting-67%-59%-50%+800%-38%-54%+29%-91%-94%-88%
Theft From the Person----------
Vehicle Crime--25%-----+17%-33%+200%
Violence and Sexual Offences+48%-8%-50%+31%-43%-29%+19%+24%-12%-18%

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in Whickham

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

How dangerous is Whickham?
Whickham is the third safest small town in Tyne & Wear.

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

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

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