Beverley Crime Overview

Beverley is the most dangerous small town in the East Riding of Yorkshire, and is among the top 10 most dangerous overall out of the East Riding of Yorkshire's 172 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Beverley in 2020 was 86 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares poorly to the East Riding of Yorkshire's overall crime rate, coming in 3.9% higher than the East Riding of Yorkshire rate of 83 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Beverley is the 94th most dangerous small town, and the 801st most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In November 2020, 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. November 2020 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 30 crimes at a rate of 1.6 per 1,000 residents. Beverley recorded 14 reports of drugs during November 2020, making its crime rate of 0.75 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 577 offences during 2020, giving a crime rate of 31. This is 22% lower than 2019's figure of 706 offences and a difference of 6.90 from 2019's crime rate of 38. Beverley's least common crime is theft from the person, with 5 offences recorded in 2020, a decrease of 100% from 2019's figure of 10 crimes.

Compare Beverley to other towns and cities

See how Beverley shapes up compared to other locations around the country, including side-by-side comparisons of specific crime types, and separate charting of how Beverley and your comparison town's crime rates stack up against one another.

Beverley Crime Map

Click to use map

Crime in Beverley Compared To East Riding of Yorkshire

Are you researching crime in Beverley, or have a general question? Please contact our team. We offer free consultation on basic requests. This content is licensed CC BY-ND 4.0. When referencing or citing CrimeRate data or content on third-party sites, we require attribution to the source page on
Creative Commons logo

Summary of Crimes in Beverley This Year

 BeverleyEast Riding of Yorkshire 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour42122.5110,37217.2623% more dangerous
Bicycle Theft231.236661.1110% more dangerous
Burglary914.873,5865.9723% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson23412.516,08110.1219% more dangerous
Drugs321.719541.597% more dangerous
Other Crime321.711,3272.2129% safer
Other Theft764.063,4895.8143% safer
Possession of Weapons60.323010.5056% safer
Public Order27314.606,54710.9025% more dangerous
Robbery130.703560.5916% more dangerous
Shoplifting20510.963,6516.0845% more dangerous
Theft From the Person50.271910.3219% safer
Vehicle Crime452.412,0343.3941% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences57730.8520,58034.2511% safer

Beverley Compared to Nearby Small Towns

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Driffield55542.31104% safer
Hornsea41547.2083% safer
Hessle87757.7749% safer
Cottingham1,11465.2832% safer
Goole1,67279.229% safer

Crime Over Time in Beverley

View crime percentage over time for

Beverley Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Anti-Social Behaviour28201923Getting worse
Bicycle Theft573.21.2Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson16131213Safer
Drugs0.750.961.41.7Getting worse
Other Crime0.962.11.31.7Getting worse
Other Theft7874.1Safer
Possession of Weapons0.110.320.110.32Getting worse
Public Order4.891215Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.270.480.370.70Getting worse
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.480.860.530.27Safer
Vehicle Crime3.73.552.4Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences28333831Safer

Changes In Beverley's Crime Rates Over Time

Comparing Beverley to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Barnet67.7127% safer
Coventry77.4111% safer
Croydon83.223.6% safer
Sheffield85.810.45% safer
Bristol86.210.01% more dangerous
Leicester97.4412% more dangerous
Birmingham102.8716% more dangerous
Liverpool107.2820% more dangerous
Bradford133.0235% more dangerous
Leeds137.1037% more dangerous

Crime in Beverley's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Beverley North59093Second
Beverley South97697First

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.

Anti-Social Behaviour+38%+3%+19%+79%+87%+32%-14%+3%-36%-
Bicycle Theft-75%---80%-89%-33%+50%-50%+700%-
Criminal Damage and Arson-23%-39%-33%-29%+40%-33%+11%+75%+30%-
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%-
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 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 theft from the person (inc. pickpocketing).

Last updated: 07 May 2021