Crime Statistics for Blakelaw, Newcastle upon Tyne, Newcastle Upon Tyne, 2024

There were a total of 442 street level crime incidents in Blakelaw in March 2024. 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 Blakelaw, 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 Crime150
Anti Social Behaviour59
Shoplifting49
Other Theft41
Criminal Damage Arson39
Public Order30
Vehicle Crime28
Burglary15
Other Crime14
Drugs9
Possession Of Weapons3
Theft From The Person3
Robbery2
All Crime442

Map of street level crime incidents in March 2024

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

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 Blakelaw

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

LocationCrime Incidents
Spital Tongues (1.39 miles)752
Fenham (0.88 miles)529
Blakelaw442
Benwell (1.24 miles)423
Kenton Bar (0.62 miles)421
Newbiggin Hall Estate (0.88 miles)407
Kenton (0.88 miles)332
Fawdon (1.39 miles)291
Kenton Bankfoot (1.39 miles)266
Gosforth (1.75 miles)261

15.89%
of West Fenham residents were born outside of the UK, according to the 2021 Census



Where are the most violent places near Blakelaw?

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

LocationViolent Incidents
Spital Tongues248
Fenham200
Kenton Bar151
Blakelaw150
Benwell145
Newbiggin Hall Estate140
Kenton106
Fawdon86
Kenton Bankfoot82
Gosforth81

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

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 Blakelaw 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 Blakelaw compare to surrounding wards?

We have taken the 10 nearest wards to Blakelaw and ranked them using our crime score based on the Index of Multiple Deprivation average rank for the ward. Blakelaw is ranked #3.

#WardScore
1Blakelaw85
2Benwell & Scotswood81
3West Fenham78
4Wingrove71
5Denton & Westerhope68
6Lemington67
7Kingston Park South & Newbiggin Hall66
8Kenton62
9Fawdon & West Gosforth59
10Blaydon58
11Whickham North35

Which road in Blakelaw has the highest level of crime?

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

Last updated: March 2024
Information provided by data.police.uk
Published under the Open Government Licence v3.0



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