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Crime and Safety in Beverley

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Beverley is the second most dangerous small town in the East Riding of Yorkshire, and is among the top 20 most dangerous overall out of the East Riding of Yorkshire's 171 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Beverley in 2021 was 78 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to the East Riding of Yorkshire's overall crime rate, coming in 12% lower than the East Riding of Yorkshire rate of 87 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Beverley is the 189th most dangerous small town, and the 1,187th most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In December 2021, Beverley was the worst small town in the East Riding of Yorkshire for bicycle theft, with 8 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.43 per 1,000 inhabitants. October 2021 was also a bad month for Beverley residents, when it was the East Riding of Yorkshire's most dangerous small town for criminal damage and arson, recording 31 crimes at a rate of 1.7 per 1,000 residents. Beverley recorded 4 reports of drugs during February 2021, making its crime rate of 0.21 the worst small town for drugs in the East Riding of Yorkshire that month.

The most common crimes in Beverley are violence and sexual offences, with 574 offences during 2021, giving a crime rate of 31. This is 0.52% lower than 2020's figure of 577 offences and a difference of 0.16 from 2020's crime rate of 31. Beverley's least common crime is robbery, with 3 offences recorded in 2021, a decrease of 333% from 2020's figure of 13 crimes.

Beverley 2022 Crime Scorecard

Second Most Dangerous

Small Towns, The East Riding of Yorkshire

25% lower, regional crime rate

Yorkshire and The Humber

1.8% higher, national crime rate

England, Wales & NI

Local Crime in Context

As of 2022, the crime rate in Beverley is 25% lower than Yorkshire and The Humber and 1.8% higher than the England, Wales & Northern Ireland overall figure.

Beverley Crime Rate Over Time

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Incidents mapped in Beverley represent the time frame between May 2019 and April 2022. Each point on the map represents an area where crimes have been recorded locally.

Last updated: 02 Jun, 2022

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Historical Crime Rates for Beverley

YearCrime Rate per
1,000 people
Total Crimes
2021781,456
2020861,612
20191001,877
2018991,856
2017831,547
2016721,347

Crime in Beverley Compared To East Riding of Yorkshire

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Summary of Crimes in Beverley This Year

 BeverleyEast Riding of Yorkshire 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour43623.319,20415.32 34% more dangerous
Bicycle Theft412.199051.51 31% more dangerous
Burglary663.532,8564.75 35% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson19510.436,37610.61 1.7% safer
Drugs180.969111.52 58% safer
Other Crime311.661,5982.66 60% safer
Other Theft804.283,6196.02 41% safer
Possession of Weapons40.212690.45 114% safer
Public Order23312.467,07311.77 6% more dangerous
Robbery30.163230.54 238% safer
Shoplifting1648.773,1375.22 40% more dangerous
Theft From the Person50.272350.39 44% safer
Vehicle Crime422.251,7422.90 29% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences57430.6923,20638.62 26% safer

Beverley Compared to Nearby Small Towns)

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Pocklington37039.0899% safer
Cottingham79446.5367% safer
Hessle79552.3649% safer
Driffield69452.9147% safer
Hornsea49956.7537% safer
Beverley1,45677.86-
Goole1,84487.3711% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Beverley

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Recent Crimes in Beverley

DateCrime TypeLocationOutcome
April 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Keldgate CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Public orderOn or near Wilberforce CrescentUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Public orderOn or near Shopping AreaInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Public orderOn or near The MaltingsUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near LadygateUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Parking AreaInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Other theftOn or near Petrol StationInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Highfield RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Bicycle theftOn or near Sow Hill RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Norwood Far GroveInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Trinity GroveInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Wilbert LaneInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Cottage MewsLocal resolution
April 2022Other theftOn or near Beckside NorthUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Public orderOn or near Langholm CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Sage CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Public orderOn or near Priory RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Cherry GarthInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Public orderOn or near Trinity GroveInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022BurglaryOn or near LairgateInvestigation complete; no suspect identified

Beverley Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2018201920202021Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour20192323 Getting worse
Bicycle Theft73.21.22.2 Safer
Burglary874.93.5 Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson13121310 Safer
Drugs0.961.41.70.96 Safer
Other Crime2.11.31.71.7 Getting worse
Other Theft874.14.3 Safer
Possession of Weapons0.320.110.320.21 Getting worse
Public Order9121512 Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.480.370.700.16 Safer
Shoplifting1313119 Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.860.530.270.27 Safer
Vehicle Crime3.552.42.2 Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences33383131 Safer

Changes In Beverley's Crime Rates Over Time

Comparing Beverley to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Barnet67.0816% safer
Beverley77.86-
Croydon82.486% more dangerous
Sheffield90.0514% more dangerous
Bristol90.5214% more dangerous
Coventry102.2424% more dangerous
Leicester111.5930% more dangerous
Liverpool123.0637% more dangerous
Birmingham129.6440% more dangerous
Bradford132.2841% more dangerous
Leeds150.9448% more dangerous

Crime in Beverley's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Beverley North45272Second
Beverley South96796First

Crime in Beverley During Coronavirus Lockdowns

Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Beverley change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in November, when Beverley saw a 1,300% increase in drugs. Beverley saw a large fall in vehicle crime during May, when it fell by 92% compared to May in 2019.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour+38%+3%+19%+79%+87%+32%-14%+3%-36%-
Bicycle Theft-75%---80%-89%-33%+50%-50%+700%-
Burglary-79%--25%-47%-17%-64%-13%+50%-17%-
Criminal Damage and Arson-23%-39%-33%-29%+40%-33%+11%+75%+30%-
Drugs-67%-80%--50%+50%---+1,300%-
Other Crime-50%-+200%+100%-83%--33%-+33%-
Other Theft-64%-57%-18%-38%-40%-50%-70%+56%+20%-
Public Order+20%-38%-58%+62%+74%+29%+146%+117%+167%-
Robbery---+100%----+33%-
Shoplifting+32%-78%-84%-36%+5%-25%+44%-22%+140%-
Theft From the Person--------50%+100%-
Vehicle Crime-63%-85%-92%-80%--33%--50%+250%-
Violence and Sexual Offences-25%-34%-44%-9%+1%--16%+20%-2%-

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in Beverley

What police force serves Beverley?
Beverley's local territorial police force is the Humberside Police.

How dangerous is Beverley?
Beverley is the second most dangerous small town in the East Riding of Yorkshire.

What is Beverley's most common crime?
The most common crimes in Beverley are violence and sexual offences.

What is the least common crime in Beverley?
Beverley's least common crime is robbery (inc. mugging).

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