Crime Statistics for South Shields, South Tyneside, South Tyneside

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Crime Statistics for South Shields, South Tyneside, South Tyneside

The aim of this article is to provide a brief overview of street level crime in South Shields using the latest Police statistics. Police data is usually published two months in arrears, so November 2019 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 South Shields in November 2019. 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 South 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 Crime169
Anti Social Behaviour119
Criminal Damage Arson66
Public Order54
Other Theft36
Vehicle Crime13
Possession Of Weapons5
Other Crime5
Bicycle Theft3
Theft From The Person2
All Crime528

Map of street level crime incidents in November 2019

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

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

LocationCrime Incidents
South Shields528
North Shields (1.39 miles)474
Chirton (1.75 miles)405
Tynemouth (1.96 miles)373
Biddick Hall (1.96 miles)336
Tyne Dock (0.88 miles)335
Harton (1.39 miles)292
Mill Dam (0.62 miles)277
Jarrow (1.39 miles)220
Horsley Hill (1.39 miles)213

Most violent places near South Shields

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

LocationViolent Incidents
South Shields169
North Shields116
Biddick Hall109
Tyne Dock99
Mill Dam83
Horsley Hill72

Last updated: December 25, 2019
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