Crime in Isle of Wight compared with crime in other similar areas

In the year ending March 2019, the crime rate in Isle of Wight was lower than the average crime rate across similar areas.

The red and green lines show how far the crime rate would normally vary from the average. Isle of Wight lies below the green line, so its crime rate is lower than normal for the group.

How to interpret this chart

This chart compares the crime rate in your local area to the average crime rate across similar areas. It shows the total number of crimes over a twelve month period per thousand residents, for the crime type selected.

Where your area lies in relation to the red and green lines is more important than its rank among similar areas. If your area lies between the red and green lines, its crime rate is normal for the group. If your area lies above the red line, its crime rate is higher than normal for the group, and similarly, if your area lies below the green line, its crime rate is lower than normal.

The areas shown in this chart are those that have been assessed to be most similar to your own. However, the circumstances within these areas do still vary and these variations can have an impact on the crime rates observed.

Data bounds Crime rate
Upper bound 99.63
Most Similar Group average 88.53
Lower bound 78.66
Area Crime rate
Newcastle under Lyme 66.51
Isle of Wight 72.08
Flintshire 72.79
Newark & Sherwood 74.57
Waveney 74.60
Kettering 81.56
Boston 85.86
Conwy 87.24
Bassetlaw 92.97
North Lincolnshire 95.91
Tendring 96.11
Wrexham 106.38
Denbighshire 106.58
Dover 107.07
Shepway 107.66

(Source: ONS)

Crime in Isle of Wight compared with crime in the Hampshire force area

In the year ending March 2019, the crime rate in Isle of Wight was lower than average for the Hampshire force area.

How to interpret this chart

This chart compares the crime rate in your local area to the average crime rate across the force area. It shows the total number of crimes over a twelve month period per thousand residents, for the crime type selected.

Area Crime rate
Force average 80.03
East Hampshire 53.07
Fareham 57.63
New Forest 60.09
Winchester 60.52
Eastleigh 61.05
Test Valley 61.13
North Hampshire 69.56
Isle of Wight 72.08
Gosport 82.84
Havant 89.00
Portsmouth 120.37
Southampton 126.15

(Source: ONS)

Crime changes over time in Isle of Wight and in the Hampshire force area

In the quarter ending March 2019, crime rates were:

  • down in Isle of Wight
  • down in the Hampshire force area

compared with the corresponding quarter in 2018.

How to interpret this chart

This chart shows how crime rates in your local area and police force area have changed over time. It also shows how the average crime rates in similar areas to your local area have changed over time.

The chart shows the quarterly crimes per thousand residents, for the crime type selected, over a three year period. Note that some crime types have distinct seasonal patterns and this should be borne in mind when viewing the chart.

Crime rate
Date Isle of Wight Most Similar Group average Hampshire Isle of Wight
March 2016 14.62 16.30 14.33
June 2016 15.90 17.48 16.31
September 2016 17.13 19.35 20.04
December 2016 16.76 19.29 15.67
March 2017 16.89 19.70 16.91
June 2017 19.32 20.72 19.20
September 2017 20.82 20.72 20.79
December 2017 19.31 19.84 16.74
March 2018 18.93 19.07 16.24
June 2018 21.91 20.95 19.49
September 2018 23.15 20.81 19.70
December 2018 21.82 19.48 17.17
March 2019 21.64 18.78 15.72

(Source: ONS)

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