Woolsington Crime Overview

Woolsington is the third safest small town in Tyne & Wear, and is among the top 20 safest overall out of Tyne & Wear's 28 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Woolsington in 2020 was 67 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to Tyne & Wear's overall crime rate, coming in 37% lower than the Tyne & Wear rate of 92 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Woolsington is the 230th most dangerous small town, and the 1,594th most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In February 2020, Woolsington was the worst small town in Tyne & Wear for drugs, with 3 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.37 per 1,000 inhabitants. August 2020 was also a bad month for Woolsington residents, when it was Tyne & Wear's most dangerous small town for theft from the person, recording 1 crime at a rate of 0.12 per 1,000 residents. Woolsington recorded 2 reports of possession of weapons during December 2019, making its crime rate of 0.25 the worst small town for possession of weapons in Tyne & Wear that month.

The most common crimes in Woolsington are violence and sexual offences, with 208 offences during 2020, giving a crime rate of 26. This is 4.3% higher than 2019's figure of 199 offences and a difference of 1.12 from 2019's crime rate of 25. Woolsington's least common crime is theft from the person, with 1 offence recorded in 2020, a decrease of 600% from 2019's figure of 7 crimes.

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Crime in Woolsington Compared To Tyne & Wear

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Summary of Crimes in Woolsington This Year

 WoolsingtonTyne & Wear 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour38047.2850,24944.017% more dangerous
Bicycle Theft50.621,6771.47137% safer
Burglary303.735,2094.5622% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson9912.3215,08813.227% safer
Drugs101.242,8012.4598% safer
Other Crime242.992,9482.5814% more dangerous
Other Theft637.848,8037.711.7% more dangerous
Possession of Weapons91.129770.8623% more dangerous
Public Order637.8414,07712.3357% safer
Robbery30.375710.5035% safer
Shoplifting151.876,9626.10226% safer
Theft From the Person10.129020.79558% safer
Vehicle Crime101.245,8375.11312% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences20825.8839,06834.2232% safer

Woolsington Compared to Nearby Small Towns

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Ryton73746.0846% safer
Whickham74546.5644% safer
Woolsington54067.18-
Hebburn1,50973.298% more dangerous
Blaydon1,12576.5712% more dangerous
Houghton-le-Spring1,453101.5234% more dangerous
Hetton1,722118.8243% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Woolsington

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Woolsington Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2017201820192020Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour17192747Getting worse
Bicycle Theft0.500.370.500.62Getting worse
Burglary3.43.163.7Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson1191112Getting worse
Drugs1.72.92.11.2Safer
Other Crime2.93.52.13.0Getting worse
Other Theft1620168Safer
Possession of Weapons0.501.10.751.1Getting worse
Public Order81178Safer
Robbery (inc. mugging)-0.12-0.37Getting worse
Shoplifting2.92.62.51.9Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)1.21.40.870.12Safer
Vehicle Crime2.91.91.11.2Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences22272526Getting worse

Changes In Woolsington's Crime Rates Over Time

Comparing Woolsington to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Woolsington67.18-
Barnet67.710.78% more dangerous
Coventry77.4113% more dangerous
Croydon83.2219% more dangerous
Sheffield85.8122% more dangerous
Bristol86.2122% more dangerous
Leicester97.4431% more dangerous
Birmingham102.8735% more dangerous
Liverpool107.2837% more dangerous
Bradford133.0249% more dangerous
Leeds137.1051% more dangerous

Crime in Woolsington's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Woolsington & Airport1,030110First

Crime in Woolsington During Coronavirus Lockdowns

Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Woolsington change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in December, when Woolsington saw a 1,100% increase in anti-social behaviour. Woolsington saw a large fall in burglary during March, when it fell by 81% compared to March in 2019.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour+175%+95%+229%+79%-73%-47%+16%+68%+44%+1,100%
Burglary-81%-50%-33%+50%-+300%+300%+33%+300%-67%
Criminal Damage and Arson+71%-50%-43%+40%+14%+57%+13%-45%+75%-50%
Drugs--33%------50%--
Other Crime+200%-50%--+100%--+50%-50%-
Other Theft+33%-73%-79%-50%-38%-67%-43%--69%-71%
Possession of Weapons----------
Public Order-71%-60%-40%+50%+133%+125%+25%+133%+100%-
Shoplifting-+300%-67%-----50%-33%-50%
Vehicle Crime+100%+100%----+100%+100%--
Violence and Sexual Offences-16%--19%+17%-16%+5%+29%+100%+6%+120%

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in Woolsington

What police force serves Woolsington?
Woolsington's local territorial police force is the Northumbria Police.
How dangerous is Woolsington?
Woolsington is the third safest small town in Tyne & Wear.
What is Woolsington's most common crime?
The most common crimes in Woolsington are violence and sexual offences.
What is the least common crime in Woolsington?
Woolsington's least common crime is theft from the person (inc. pickpocketing).

Last updated: 07 May 2021