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Crime and Safety in Woolsington

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Woolsington is the safest small towns in Tyne & Wear, and is among the top 5 safest overall out of Tyne & Wear's 28 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Woolsington in 2021 was 19 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to Tyne & Wear's overall crime rate, coming in 394% lower than the Tyne & Wear rate of 92 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Woolsington is the 80th safest small town, and the 2,233rd safest location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In April 2021, Woolsington was the worst small town in Tyne & Wear for bicycle theft, with 1 crime reported and a crime rate of 0.12 per 1,000 inhabitants. October 2021 was also a bad month for Woolsington residents, when it was Tyne & Wear's most dangerous small town for drugs, recording 1 crime at a rate of 0.12 per 1,000 residents. Woolsington recorded 3 reports of shoplifting during April 2021, making its crime rate of 0.37 the worst small town for shoplifting in Tyne & Wear that month.

The most common crimes in Woolsington are violence and sexual offences, with 49 offences during 2021, giving a crime rate of 6. This is 51% higher than 2020's figure of 24 offences and a difference of 3.11 from 2020's crime rate of 3.0. Woolsington's least common crimes are possession of weapons, with 1 offence recorded in 2021, a decrease of 200% from 2020's figure of 3 crimes.

Woolsington 2022 Crime Scorecard

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Small Towns, Tyne & Wear

309% lower, regional crime rate

North East

312% lower, national crime rate

England, Wales & NI

Local Crime in Context

As of 2022, the crime rate in Woolsington is 309% lower than the North East and 312% lower than the England, Wales & Northern Ireland overall figure.

Woolsington Crime Rate Over Time

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Woolsington Crime Map

Incidents mapped in Woolsington 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 Woolsington

YearCrime Rate per
1,000 people
Total Crimes
202119149
202015120
201930239
201840322
201733267
201627214

Crime in Woolsington Compared To Tyne & Wear

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Summary of Crimes in Woolsington This Year

 WoolsingtonTyne & Wear 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour627.7142,09536.87 378% safer
Bicycle Theft20.251,4171.24 396% safer
Burglary121.494,8014.21 183% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson131.6214,62512.81 691% safer
Drugs30.372,6122.29 519% safer
Other Crime81.002,7122.38 138% safer
Other Theft404.988,2997.27 46% safer
Possession of Weapons10.129350.82 583% safer
Public Order91.1213,59511.91 963% safer
Shoplifting70.876,5025.69 554% safer
Vehicle Crime50.625,1134.48 623% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences496.1042,50437.23 510% safer

Woolsington Compared to Nearby Small Towns)

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Woolsington14918.54-
Ryton72845.5159% more dangerous
Whickham73946.1960% more dangerous
Blaydon1,05671.8774% more dangerous
Hebburn1,65880.5377% more dangerous
Houghton-le-Spring1,17682.1777% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Woolsington

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Recent Crimes in Woolsington

DateCrime TypeLocationOutcome
April 2022Other theftOn or near Parking AreaInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Stamfordham RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Bicycle theftOn or near Airport FreightwayInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Prestwick TerraceInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Other theftOn or near Parking AreaInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Bicycle theftOn or near Airport FreightwayInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Other theftOn or near Stamfordham RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Other theftOn or near Parking AreaInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Woolsington Park SouthInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Airport FreightwayInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Stamfordham RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Other theftOn or near Parking AreaInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Sports/Recreation AreaInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Parking AreaInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Stamfordham RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Parking AreaInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Park/Open SpaceInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
February 2022Public orderOn or near Airport FreightwayInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
February 2022Other theftOn or near Parking AreaInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
February 2022Theft from the personOn or near Parking AreaInvestigation complete; no suspect identified

Woolsington Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2018201920202021Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour6698 Getting worse
Bicycle Theft0.120.120.250.25 Getting worse
Burglary1.43.00.871.5 Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson3.22.61.41.6 Safer
Drugs1.60.750.500.37 Safer
Other Crime2.21.20.751.0 Safer
Other Theft16114.45.0 Safer
Possession of Weapons1.10.250.370.12 Safer
Public Order3.02.11.51.1 Safer
Shoplifting2.62.41.70.87 Safer
Vehicle Crime0.870.120.120.62No change
Violence and Sexual Offences75.03.06 Getting worse

Changes In Woolsington's Crime Rates Over Time

Comparing Woolsington to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Woolsington18.54-
Barnet67.0872% more dangerous
Croydon82.4878% more dangerous
Sheffield90.0579% more dangerous
Bristol90.5280% more dangerous
Coventry102.2482% more dangerous
Leicester111.5983% more dangerous
Liverpool123.0685% more dangerous
Birmingham129.6486% more dangerous
Bradford132.2886% more dangerous
Leeds150.9488% more dangerous

Crime in Woolsington's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Woolsington & Airport1,165124First

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 April, when Woolsington saw a 300% increase in shoplifting. Woolsington saw a large fall in other theft during November, when it fell by 90% compared to November in 2019.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour+200%+67%+200%+100%-50%-14%+33%+20%+33%+250%
Burglary-85%---------
Criminal Damage and Arson-33%--67%-50%-----67%-67%
Drugs--50%--------
Other Crime-------+100%--
Other Theft+75%-71%--80%-75%-88%-50%--90%-
Public Order-83%----+100%-50%+100%--
Shoplifting-+300%-67%-----50%-33%-67%
Violence and Sexual Offences+50%---50%+100%-75%-33%-67%-83%+150%

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 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 crimes are possession of weapons.

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