Newcastle is a safe city in comparison with other cities of its size, with crime falling. It has put in place ‘early warning’ systems about community conflict, to assist early practical responses. However:
- the 2007 Residents’ Survey showed that, whilst the majority of residents felt safe during the day in Newcastle, after dark 45% of people felt unsafe in the city centre and 32% felt unsafe in their own neighbourhood
- in 2012 it was reported that Newcastle‘s Central Station had the second highest level of crime in the country.
- 29 people were arrested after violence erupted following Newcastle United’s football match against Sunderland in April 2013.
In 2009, NCRN research showed that conflict in an area in Newcastle’s East End, Walker, related primarily to regeneration, race/ethnicity, youths, crime and external stigma. Read more.