Crime Statistics for Bensham, Gateshead, Gateshead, 2023

Crime statistics for Bensham, Gateshead

There were a total of 100 street level crime incidents in Bensham in December 2023. See where they were on the map below and broken down by categories. The largest category was Violent Crime, followed by Anti Social Behaviour.

Although violent crime represents the largest incidents category in Bensham, this category is usually the largest in any urban area. This is partly because 'Violent Crime' covers so many offences compared to say Burglary

Crime CategoryIncidents
Violent Crime39
Anti Social Behaviour17
Public Order11
Other Theft10
Criminal Damage Arson7
Vehicle Crime5
Burglary3
Robbery3
Drugs2
Shoplifting2
Possession Of Weapons1
All Crime100

Map of street level crime incidents in December 2023

Police data is divided in Policing Neighbourhoods. We have taken the 'best fit' neighbourhood that includes Bensham. This map shows if incidents are evenly distributed over the district or if there are hot spots in certain streets or areas.

How grim is your Postcode?

Where Police data is not specific to an address for privacy reasons, most roads are represented by 1 to 2 markers or clusters. However, this should be enough to ascertain if the road you live in or are thinking of moving to, is a crime hot spot. The only exception could be where there is a large cluster of a single crime category on a street, as this could but not necessarily be related to multiple incidents at one address.



Crime incidents in neighbouring areas to Bensham

We've taken the ten nearest places to Bensham and ranked them by the number of crime incidents in each. This should allow you to see if Bensham has more crime than other surrounding areas.

LocationCrime Incidents
Newcastle upon Tyne (1.39 miles)1445
Carr Hill (1.39 miles)482
Saltwell (0.88 miles)381
Teams (0.62 miles)228
Dunston (1.24 miles)211
Dunston Hill (1.39 miles)142
Team Valley (1.24 miles)124
Gateshead (1.24 miles)124
Bensham100
Lobley Hill (1.39 miles)77

13.29%
of Dunston and Teams residents were born outside of the UK, according to the 2021 Census



Where are the most violent places near Bensham?

The category of crime that most concerns people is violent crime. We have taken the ten nearest place to Bensham and ranked them according to the number of violent incidents in the 'best fit' Policing neighbourhood.

LocationViolent Incidents
Newcastle upon Tyne414
Carr Hill195
Saltwell137
Teams71
Dunston59
Dunston Hill40
Bensham39
Team Valley33
Gateshead33
Lobley Hill22

How likely are you to be a victim of crime in Bensham?

Every two years the government publishes the Index of Multiple Deprivation. One of those domains is crime, more precisely, how likely you are to be the victim of a what is known as 'personal crime', such as muggings or burglary. The governemnt publish these statitsics down to the Lower Super Output Area (LSOA) or in simple geographic terms, a few roads. These statistics are also published on a ward level as an average of the LSOAs in that area. We have taken the average rank and converted it into a more accessble form, a score out of 100. Where the higher the score, the more likely you are in Bensham to be a victim of personal crime. Note that the following score has been generated from the 2019 statistics. At the time of writing, these have not been updated by the government during and since the COVID 19 pandemic.

How does crime in Bensham compare to surrounding wards?

We have taken the 10 nearest wards to Bensham and ranked them using our crime score based on the Index of Multiple Deprivation average rank for the ward. Bensham is ranked #8.

#WardScore
1Saltwell93
2Elswick88
3High Fell77
4Monument76
5Arthur's Hill75
6Lobley Hill and Bensham71
7Ouseburn67
8Dunston and Teams66
9Low Fell57
10Dunston Hill and Whickham East52
11Whickham South and Sunniside19

Which road in Bensham has the highest level of crime?

We have used the Index of Multiple Deprivation to find the Lower Super Output Area (LSOA) in Bensham with the highest crime score. Accoding to the 2019 statistics, that is in and around this marker.

Last updated: December 2023
Information provided by data.police.uk
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