Bridlington Crime Overview

Bridlington is the most dangerous medium-sized town in the East Riding of Yorkshire, and is among the top 5 most dangerous overall out of the East Riding of Yorkshire's 172 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Bridlington in 2020 was 96 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares poorly to the East Riding of Yorkshire's overall crime rate, coming in 14% higher than the East Riding of Yorkshire rate of 83 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Bridlington is the 44th most dangerous medium-sized town, and the 573rd most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In November 2020, Bridlington was the worst medium-sized town in the East Riding of Yorkshire for bicycle theft, with 10 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.28 per 1,000 inhabitants. November 2020 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 24 crimes at a rate of 0.68 per 1,000 residents. Bridlington recorded 78 reports of criminal damage and arson during November 2020, making its crime rate of 2.2 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 1,519 offences during 2020, giving a crime rate of 43. This is 20% lower than 2019's figure of 1,829 offences and a difference of 8.75 from 2019's crime rate of 52. Bridlington's least common crime is theft from the person, with 8 offences recorded in 2020, a decrease of 175% from 2019's figure of 22 crimes.

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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 Behaviour72020.3210,37217.2615% more dangerous
Bicycle Theft330.936661.1119% safer
Burglary1534.323,5865.9738% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson40611.466,08110.1212% more dangerous
Drugs822.319541.5931% more dangerous
Other Crime892.511,3272.2112% more dangerous
Other Theft2497.033,4895.8117% more dangerous
Possession of Weapons340.963010.5048% more dangerous
Public Order52414.796,54710.9026% more dangerous
Robbery130.373560.5959% safer
Shoplifting2206.213,6516.082.1% more dangerous
Theft From the Person80.231910.3239% safer
Vehicle Crime772.172,0343.3956% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences1,51942.8620,58034.2520% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Bridlington

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Bridlington Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Anti-Social Behaviour26182120Safer
Bicycle Theft2.
Criminal Damage and Arson16151411Safer
Drugs1. worse
Other Crime2. worse
Other Theft121087Safer
Possession of Weapons0.680.591.00.96Getting worse
Public Order8111315Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.730.820.850.37Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.790.480.620.23Safer
Vehicle Crime63.83.62.2Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences38445243Safer

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 2020.

NameASBDrugsPublic OrderRobberyVSOAll OthersCrimes per Hectare
Duke's Park721-1292.8

Comparing Bridlington to the UK's Major Cities

Medium-Sized TownCrime RateRate Difference
Barnet67.7142% safer
Coventry77.4124% safer
Croydon83.2216% safer
Sheffield85.8112% safer
Bristol86.2112% safer
Leicester97.441.3% more dangerous
Birmingham102.877% more dangerous
Liverpool107.2810% more dangerous
Bradford133.0228% more dangerous
Leeds137.1030% more dangerous

Crime in Bridlington's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Bridlington Central714119Second
Bridlington Hilderthorpe1,208218First
Bridlington North & Bempton31932Fourth
Bridlington West889109Third

Bridlington Neighbourhood Crime Breakdown

Showing the safest and most dangerous parts of Bridlington for specific criminal activity, with crime count and rate shown in brackets.

Crime TypeSafest NeighbourhoodMost Dangerous Neighbourhood
Anti-Social BehaviourBridlington North & Bempton (63)Bridlington Hilderthorpe (236)
Bicycle TheftBridlington West (11)Bridlington Hilderthorpe (10)
BurglaryBridlington North & Bempton (19)Bridlington Hilderthorpe (43)
Criminal Damage and ArsonBridlington North & Bempton (48)Bridlington Hilderthorpe (127)
DrugsBridlington North & Bempton (2)Bridlington Central (35)
Other CrimeBridlington North & Bempton (9)Bridlington Hilderthorpe (28)
Other TheftBridlington North & Bempton (25)Bridlington Hilderthorpe (97)
Possession of WeaponsBridlington West (3)Bridlington Central (15)
Public OrderBridlington North & Bempton (48)Bridlington Hilderthorpe (191)
Robbery (inc. mugging)Bridlington North & Bempton (1)Bridlington Central (5)
ShopliftingBridlington North & Bempton (4)Bridlington Hilderthorpe (140)
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)Bridlington North & Bempton (1)Bridlington Hilderthorpe (4)
Vehicle CrimeBridlington North & Bempton (9)Bridlington West (27)
Violence and Sexual OffencesBridlington North & Bempton (148)Bridlington Hilderthorpe (514)

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.

Anti-Social Behaviour-5%+37%+12%-3%+5%+21%-11%-10%-24%-
Bicycle Theft-20%--67%+100%----67%+900%-
Criminal Damage and Arson--23%-50%-57%+15%--36%-9%+66%-
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%-
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).

Last updated: 07 May 2021