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Crime and Safety in Cottingham, East Riding of Yorkshire

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Cottingham is among the top 5 safest small towns in the East Riding of Yorkshire, and is the 43rd most dangerous overall out of the East Riding of Yorkshire's 171 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Cottingham in 2021 was 47 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to the East Riding of Yorkshire's overall crime rate, coming in 87% lower than the East Riding of Yorkshire rate of 87 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Cottingham is the 291st safest small town, and the 3,719th most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In November 2021, Cottingham was the worst small town in the East Riding of Yorkshire for burglary, with 13 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.76 per 1,000 inhabitants. August 2021 was also a bad month for Cottingham residents, when it was the East Riding of Yorkshire's most dangerous small town for bicycle theft, recording 9 crimes at a rate of 0.53 per 1,000 residents. Cottingham recorded 19 reports of criminal damage and arson during May 2021, making its crime rate of 1.1 the worst small town for criminal damage and arson in the East Riding of Yorkshire that month.

The most common crimes in Cottingham are violence and sexual offences, with 291 offences during 2021, giving a crime rate of 17. This is 0.69% higher than 2020's figure of 289 offences and a difference of 0.12 from 2020's crime rate of 17. Cottingham's least common crime is robbery, with 3 offences recorded in 2021, a decrease of 67% from 2020's figure of 5 crimes.

Cottingham 2022 Crime Scorecard

Top 5 Safest

Small Towns, The East Riding of Yorkshire

109% lower, regional crime rate

Yorkshire and The Humber

64% lower, national crime rate

England, Wales & NI

Local Crime in Context

As of 2022, the crime rate in Cottingham is 109% lower than Yorkshire and The Humber and 64% lower than the England, Wales & Northern Ireland overall figure.

Cottingham Crime Rate Over Time

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Incidents mapped in Cottingham 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 Cottingham

YearCrime Rate per
1,000 people
Total Crimes
202147794
2020611,035
2019651,111
2018651,103
201756950
201650849

Crime in Cottingham Compared To East Riding of Yorkshire

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Summary of Crimes in Cottingham This Year

 CottinghamEast Riding of Yorkshire 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour20411.959,20415.32 28% safer
Bicycle Theft181.059051.51 44% safer
Burglary764.452,8564.75 7% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson1156.746,37610.61 57% safer
Drugs140.829111.52 85% safer
Other Crime110.641,5982.66 316% safer
Other Theft653.813,6196.02 58% safer
Possession of Weapons40.232690.45 96% safer
Public Order1005.867,07311.77 101% safer
Robbery30.183230.54 200% safer
Shoplifting593.463,1375.22 51% safer
Theft From the Person30.182350.39 117% safer
Vehicle Crime352.051,7422.90 41% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences29117.0523,20638.62 127% safer

Cottingham Compared to Nearby Small Towns)

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Willerby40.519024% safer
Anlaby with Anlaby Common161.562883% safer
Elloughton-cum-Brough24422.95103% safer
Pocklington37039.0819% safer
Cottingham79446.53-
Hessle79552.3611% more dangerous
Driffield69452.9112% more dangerous
Hornsea49956.7518% more dangerous
Beverley1,45677.8640% more dangerous
Goole1,84487.3747% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Cottingham

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Recent Crimes in Cottingham

DateCrime TypeLocationOutcome
April 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Southwood RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Public orderOn or near Ferens GardensUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Thompson CourtInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Lawson AvenueInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022ShopliftingOn or near Parking AreaInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Parking AreaInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Public orderOn or near Heslerton AvenueInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Other theftOn or near Fingall MewsInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022ShopliftingOn or near King StreetInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Holly DriveUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Public orderOn or near Wasdale GreenUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Victoria'S WayInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Petrol StationInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Southwood GardensUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022BurglaryOn or near Ganton AvenueInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Wake AvenueAction to be taken by another organisation
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near King StreetInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Bicycle theftOn or near Nicholsons CourtInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Willerby Low RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Lawson AvenueUnable to prosecute suspect

Cottingham Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2018201920202021Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour13161412 Safer
Bicycle Theft4.12.00.701.0 Safer
Burglary87104.4 Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson91087 Safer
Drugs0.350.230.820.82 Getting worse
Other Crime0.761.00.410.64 Safer
Other Theft4.74.853.8 Safer
Possession of Weapons0.120.060.290.23 Getting worse
Public Order3.24.986 Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.470.470.290.18 Safer
Shoplifting101063.5 Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.230.230.120.18 Safer
Vehicle Crime4.663.62.0 Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences19181717 Getting worse

Changes In Cottingham's Crime Rates Over Time

Offences in Cottingham's Green Spaces

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

NameASBDrugsPublic OrderRobberyVSOAll OthersCrimes per Hectare
King George V Playing Fields8-21742.5

Comparing Cottingham to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Cottingham46.53-
Barnet67.0831% more dangerous
Croydon82.4844% more dangerous
Sheffield90.0548% more dangerous
Bristol90.5249% more dangerous
Coventry102.2454% more dangerous
Leicester111.5958% more dangerous
Liverpool123.0662% more dangerous
Birmingham129.6464% more dangerous
Bradford132.2865% more dangerous
Leeds150.9469% more dangerous

Crime in Cottingham's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Cottingham East38654First

Crime in Cottingham During Coronavirus Lockdowns

Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Cottingham change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in May, when Cottingham saw a 533% increase in other theft. Cottingham saw a large fall in vehicle crime during May, when it fell by 89% compared to May in 2019.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour+9%-44%+67%+79%-10%+8%-67%-50%+50%-
Bicycle Theft-80%-50%------67%--
Burglary+133%+22%+271%+67%-30%+57%+171%+120%--
Criminal Damage and Arson-33%+23%-18%+60%-40%+7%+44%-40%+5%-
Drugs-+200%------+400%-
Other Crime-67%-67%---+100%----
Other Theft-13%-50%+533%+200%-15%+75%+100%-56%-40%-
Public Order+20%+200%+80%+220%-+88%+89%+10%+62%-
Robbery--50%--------
Shoplifting-55%-67%-50%-39%-19%-21%--54%-12%-
Theft From the Person-----+100%----
Vehicle Crime-13%+33%-89%--42%-60%-36%+133%-56%-
Violence and Sexual Offences-23%-27%-50%-5%+37%-33%+43%+80%+126%-

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in Cottingham

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

How dangerous is Cottingham?
Cottingham is among the top 5 safest small town in the East Riding of Yorkshire.

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

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

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