Crime Statistics for North Shields, North Tyneside, North Tyneside

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Crime Statistics for North Shields, North Tyneside, North Tyneside

The aim of this article is to provide a brief overview of street level crime in North Shields using the latest Police statistics. Police data is usually published two months in arrears, so December 2020 are the latest figures. The data published by the Police are incidents that were reported to them in that month, not the crimes that were prosecuted and/or had further action taken. In by far the majority of incidents, no further action is taken.

There were a total of 483 street level crime incidents in North Shields in December 2020. The largest category was Violent Crime, followed by Anti Social Behaviour. Below are these incidents broken down by category.

Although violent crime represents the largest incidents category in North Shields, 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 Crime138
Anti Social Behaviour131
Public Order47
Criminal Damage Arson45
Other Theft26
Vehicle Crime11
Other Crime5
Possession Of Weapons3
Theft From The Person3
Bicycle Theft2
All Crime483

Map of street level crime incidents in December 2020

Police data is divided in Policing Neighbourhoods. We have taken the 'best fit' neighbourhood that includes North Shields. 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 North Shields

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

LocationCrime Incidents
South Shields (1.39 miles)497
North Shields483
Chirton (0.62 miles)419
Tynemouth (0.62 miles)408
Tyne Dock (1.86 miles)316
Mill Dam (1.24 miles)274
Billy Mill (1.39 miles)267
Cullercoats (1.39 miles)215
Marden (1.24 miles)213
Jarrow (1.96 miles)174

of North Tyneside residents were born outside of the UK, according to the 2011 Census

Most violent places near North Shields

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

LocationViolent Incidents
South Shields142
North Shields138
Tyne Dock91
Mill Dam78
Billy Mill74

Last updated: February 3, 2021
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