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

In the year ending June 2018, the crime rate in Isle of Wight was about the same as 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 between the red and green lines, so its crime rate is 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 91.77
Most Similar Group average 81.45
Lower bound 72.30
Area Crime rate
Flintshire 64.57
Newcastle under Lyme 66.32
Boston 67.63
Newark & Sherwood 69.47
Isle of Wight 73.55
Kettering 73.97
Conwy 75.36
Waveney 80.20
North Lincolnshire 84.55
Bassetlaw 85.45
Tendring 88.04
Denbighshire 89.12
Shepway 97.57
Dover 103.00
Wrexham 103.00

(Source: ONS)

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

In the year ending June 2018, 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 80.86
East Hampshire 51.11
Fareham 58.12
Winchester 58.32
New Forest 59.92
Test Valley 60.27
Eastleigh 64.91
North Hampshire 68.66
Isle of Wight 73.55
Gosport 86.84
Havant 88.99
Southampton 123.84
Portsmouth 129.80

(Source: ONS)

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

In the quarter ending June 2018, crime rates were:

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

compared with the corresponding quarter in 2017.

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
June 2015 15.17 17.34 16.22
September 2015 16.06 17.02 18.61
December 2015 15.23 16.52 15.09
March 2016 14.83 16.35 14.51
June 2016 16.11 17.54 16.51
September 2016 17.37 19.42 20.29
December 2016 17.00 19.36 15.87
March 2017 17.14 19.77 17.12
June 2017 19.59 20.79 19.44
September 2017 21.10 20.79 21.05
December 2017 19.57 19.91 16.95
March 2018 19.18 19.13 16.45
June 2018 22.19 21.03 19.73

(Source: ONS)

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