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Crime and Safety in Bridlington

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Bridlington is the most dangerous medium-sized towns in the East Riding of Yorkshire, and is among the top 10 most dangerous overall out of the East Riding of Yorkshire's 171 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Bridlington in 2021 was 106 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares poorly to the East Riding of Yorkshire's overall crime rate, coming in 18% higher than the East Riding of Yorkshire rate of 87 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Bridlington is the 43rd most dangerous medium-sized town, and the 490th most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In December 2021, Bridlington was the worst medium-sized town in the East Riding of Yorkshire for bicycle theft, with 4 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.11 per 1,000 inhabitants. December 2021 was also a bad month for Bridlington residents, when it was the East Riding of Yorkshire's most dangerous medium-sized town for burglary, recording 21 crimes at a rate of 0.59 per 1,000 residents. Bridlington recorded 58 reports of criminal damage and arson during December 2021, making its crime rate of 1.6 the worst medium-sized town for criminal damage and arson in the East Riding of Yorkshire that month.

The most common crimes in Bridlington are violence and sexual offences, with 1,746 offences during 2021, giving a crime rate of 49. This is 13% higher than 2020's figure of 1,519 offences and a difference of 6.40 from 2020's crime rate of 43. Bridlington's least common crime is theft from the person, with 16 offences recorded in 2021, an increase of 50% from 2020's figure of 8 crimes.

Bridlington 2022 Crime Scorecard

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Medium-Sized Towns, The East Riding of Yorkshire

9% higher, regional crime rate

Yorkshire and The Humber

28% higher, national crime rate

England, Wales & NI

Local Crime in Context

As of 2022, the crime rate in Bridlington is 9% higher than Yorkshire and The Humber and 28% higher than the England, Wales & Northern Ireland overall figure.

Bridlington Crime Rate Over Time

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Incidents mapped in Bridlington 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 Bridlington

YearCrime Rate per
1,000 people
Total Crimes
20211063,761
2020963,407
20191204,258
20181093,870
20171113,926
2016863,044

Crime in Bridlington Compared To East Riding of Yorkshire

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Summary of Crimes in Bridlington This Year

 BridlingtonEast Riding of Yorkshire 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour65318.429,20415.32 17% more dangerous
Bicycle Theft310.879051.51 74% safer
Burglary1383.892,8564.75 22% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson39911.266,37610.61 6% more dangerous
Drugs792.239111.52 32% more dangerous
Other Crime962.711,5982.66 1.8% more dangerous
Other Theft2476.973,6196.02 14% more dangerous
Possession of Weapons270.762690.45 41% more dangerous
Public Order57116.117,07311.77 27% more dangerous
Robbery240.683230.54 21% more dangerous
Shoplifting3319.343,1375.22 44% more dangerous
Theft From the Person160.452350.39 13% more dangerous
Vehicle Crime561.581,7422.90 84% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences1,74649.2623,20638.62 22% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Bridlington

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Recent Crimes in Bridlington

DateCrime TypeLocationOutcome
April 2022Public orderOn or near Sports/Recreation AreaUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Public orderOn or near SupermarketUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near FortyfootUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022ShopliftingOn or near Shopping AreaUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Windsor CrescentInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Wayside CrescentInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Clarence RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Medforth RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Public orderOn or near New Pasture LaneUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Other theftOn or near Royal Prince'S ParadeInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Cornfield CrescentUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Lynhams RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022DrugsOn or near Trinity RoadOffender given a drugs possession warning
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Barley RiseUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Fairfield RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022BurglaryOn or near Great Meadow RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Little Beck RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Prickett RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Hill StreetInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Wright CloseOffender given a caution

Bridlington Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2018201920202021Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour18212018 Safer
Bicycle Theft1.61.20.930.87 Safer
Burglary884.33.9 Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson15141111 Safer
Drugs1.32.92.32.2 Getting worse
Other Crime1.52.52.52.7 Getting worse
Other Theft10877 Safer
Possession of Weapons0.591.00.960.76 Safer
Public Order11131516 Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.820.850.370.68 Safer
Shoplifting121269 Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.480.620.230.45 Safer
Vehicle Crime3.83.62.21.6 Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences44524349 Getting worse

Changes In Bridlington's Crime Rates Over Time

Offences in Bridlington's Green Spaces

We only display green spaces in Bridlington that are named, and have had crimes recorded within their boundaries during 2021.

NameASBDrugsPublic OrderRobberyVSOAll OthersCrimes per Hectare
Duke's Park721-1292.8

Comparing Bridlington to the UK's Major Cities

Medium-Sized TownCrime RateRate Difference
Barnet67.0858% safer
Croydon82.4829% safer
Sheffield90.0518% safer
Bristol90.5217% safer
Coventry102.243.8% safer
Bridlington106.12-
Leicester111.594.9% more dangerous
Liverpool123.0614% more dangerous
Birmingham129.6418% more dangerous
Bradford132.2820% more dangerous
Leeds150.9430% more dangerous

Crime in Bridlington's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Bridlington Central789132Second
Bridlington Hilderthorpe1,490269First
Bridlington North & Bempton25526Fourth
Bridlington West928114Third

Bridlington Neighbourhood Crime Breakdown

Crime TypeSafest NeighbourhoodMost Dangerous Neighbourhood
Anti-Social BehaviourBridlington North & Bempton (50)Bridlington Hilderthorpe (179)
Bicycle TheftBridlington North & Bempton (1)Bridlington Hilderthorpe (11)
BurglaryBridlington North & Bempton (23)Bridlington Hilderthorpe (36)
Criminal Damage and ArsonBridlington North & Bempton (24)Bridlington Hilderthorpe (147)
DrugsBridlington North & Bempton (3)Bridlington Hilderthorpe (40)
Other CrimeBridlington North & Bempton (2)Bridlington Hilderthorpe (32)
Other TheftBridlington North & Bempton (23)Bridlington Hilderthorpe (88)
Possession of WeaponsBridlington North & Bempton (3)Bridlington Hilderthorpe (9)
Public OrderBridlington North & Bempton (39)Bridlington Hilderthorpe (208)
Robbery (inc. mugging)Bridlington West (5)Bridlington Hilderthorpe (11)
ShopliftingBridlington North & Bempton (16)Bridlington Hilderthorpe (229)
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)Bridlington Central (2)Bridlington Hilderthorpe (8)
Vehicle CrimeBridlington North & Bempton (6)Bridlington Central (15)
Violence and Sexual OffencesBridlington North & Bempton (115)Bridlington Hilderthorpe (660)

Crime in Bridlington During Coronavirus Lockdowns

Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Bridlington change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in November, when Bridlington saw a 900% increase in bicycle theft. Bridlington saw a large fall in shoplifting during April, when it fell by 96% compared to April in 2019. Burglary saw a fall in every month of Bridlington's lockdown.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour-5%+37%+12%-3%+5%+21%-11%-10%-24%-
Bicycle Theft-20%--67%+100%----67%+900%-
Burglary-25%-20%-55%-65%-58%-26%-57%-52%-4%-
Criminal Damage and Arson--23%-50%-57%+15%--36%-9%+66%-
Drugs-50%-40%-+40%+40%-45%+8%+100%-47%-
Other Crime+17%-88%-64%-30%-50%+233%+117%+29%+340%-
Other Theft-8%-88%-71%-34%+5%+15%+34%+38%+110%-
Possession of Weapons+200%+100%-75%--+67%-33%-75%+200%-
Public Order-13%-57%-18%-+63%+74%+19%+70%+127%-
Robbery---67%-50%-67%-50%-50%---
Shoplifting-51%-96%-91%-50%+22%-62%+4%-15%-41%-
Theft From the Person-50%-----67%----
Vehicle Crime-79%-77%-86%-57%-76%+50%-33%+50%+200%-
Violence and Sexual Offences-19%-40%-48%-29%+15%+10%-26%-6%+26%-

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in Bridlington

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

How dangerous is Bridlington?
Bridlington is the most dangerous medium-sized town in the East Riding of Yorkshire.

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

What is the least common crime in Bridlington?
Bridlington's least common crime is theft from the person (inc. pickpocketing).

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