Saturday afternoons when Newcastle United play at St James Park then beware the streets,metros,pubs and clubs get very busy..
Also you may come across the away supporters at the central station also ...who sometimes arent very friendly ...
Especially the ones from Sunderland...
Overall, Newcastle is a very safe city that shouldn't cause much concern for people. However, you should never let your guard down anytime. Be aware of pick pocketers who operate around the Monument area to take advantage of shoppers.
On weekend nights around midnight and 2 in the morning, loads of drunk guys (yobs) come out from pubs and clubs to go home or sometimes to cause trouble. If you ever encounter them, it's best to ignore them and continue moving on.
There are also some rough neighborhoods in the eastern part of the city that you might want to avoid in the wee hours of the night.
If you experience any unlikely problems, contact the Northumbria Police. For emergencies, always call 999.
Since I have been in Newcasatle, I have found it relitavley safe. Although, a city of it's size will have it's dangerous areas, but why would you be there? Stay in the city centre and you could wander about for as long as you want without getting harmed! The only danger is spending all your money on Newcastle's extensive shopping and leisure facilities!
Saturday 23th July 2011. Taxi from the Airport to Sunderland University: 47 pounds.
Saturday 30th July 2011. Taxi from Sunderland University to the Airport: 26 pounds.
The Sunderland's Taxi driver told me the reason: Airport's taxi drivers use to go a long way, when the client is a foreigner and don't know the place.
What a pitty!!
Newcastle is a very safe city. There is a slight chance of theft and violence particularly in the city centre late at night. There is no need to take any special precautions - just be aware! The Metro trains can be intimidating during the evening.
I have lived here all my life, Traveling around Newcastle and Northumberland is very safe, You are unlikley to be ripped off for anything, honest shops, people, and taxi, no problem. You are very safe
Newcastle is an extreamly popular place on weekend evenings. As such it can suffer from the problems associated with drinking large volumes of alcohol. Saying that most locals are very friendly but a few are not.
If you happen to be in Newcastle on a match day, watch out for the difficulty in finding parking and the mass throngs of people! They don't call the football fans TOON ARMY for nothing. Just make sure that if you are going into toon on a match day, to go early so you can find parking, or if you can avoid it all together, take public transit. It'll save you the hassle of traffic. Just make sure to wear your Magpie shirt so you're in step with all the rest of them!
No real dangers to speak of. Same as anywhere although police are clamping down on anti social behaviour in town centre.Don`t drink too much or you could find yourself locked up for the night if you are deemed to have had too much and are spoiling it for others.