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 August 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 473 street level crime incidents in South Shields in August 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 Crime152
Anti Social Behaviour109
Public Order63
Other Theft41
Vehicle Crime16
Bicycle Theft7
Other Crime6
Criminal Damage Arson3
Possession Of Weapons3
Theft From The Person2
All Crime473

Map of street level crime incidents in August 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
North Shields (1.39 miles)513
South Shields473
Chirton (1.75 miles)462
Tynemouth (1.96 miles)411
Harton (1.39 miles)285
Biddick Hall (1.96 miles)283
Tyne Dock (0.88 miles)260
Mill Dam (0.62 miles)239
Horsley Hill (1.39 miles)223
Jarrow (1.39 miles)169

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 Shields152
North Shields151
Biddick Hall100
Tyne Dock88
Mill Dam75
Horsley Hill63

Last updated: October 4, 2019
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