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 February 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 528 street level crime incidents in North Shields in February 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 Crime135
Anti Social Behaviour94
Shoplifting61
Criminal Damage Arson60
Public Order60
Other Theft46
Burglary21
Vehicle Crime21
Bicycle Theft7
Drugs7
Other Crime7
Possession Of Weapons5
Robbery2
Theft From The Person2
All Crime528

Map of street level crime incidents in February 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
North Shields528
Chirton (0.62 miles)483
South Shields (1.39 miles)405
Tynemouth (0.62 miles)373
Tyne Dock (1.86 miles)335
Billy Mill (1.39 miles)282
Marden (1.24 miles)240
Mill Dam (1.24 miles)206
Cullercoats (1.39 miles)191
Jarrow (1.96 miles)136



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
North Shields135
South Shields135
Chirton126
Tynemouth105
Tyne Dock99
Billy Mill80
Marden61
Mill Dam57
Jarrow41
Cullercoats35

Last updated: April 2, 2020
Information provided by data.police.uk
Published under the Open Government Licence v3.0


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