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Crime and Safety in Driffield, East Riding of Yorkshire

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Driffield is among the top 5 most dangerous small towns in the East Riding of Yorkshire, and is the 34th most dangerous overall out of the East Riding of Yorkshire's 171 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Driffield in 2021 was 53 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to the East Riding of Yorkshire's overall crime rate, coming in 64% lower than the East Riding of Yorkshire rate of 87 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Driffield is the 377th safest small town, and the 2,938th most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In December 2021, Driffield was the worst small town in the East Riding of Yorkshire for possession of weapons, with 1 crime reported and a crime rate of 0.08 per 1,000 inhabitants. March 2021 was also a bad month for Driffield residents, when it was the East Riding of Yorkshire's most dangerous small town for robbery, recording 1 crime at a rate of 0.08 per 1,000 residents. Driffield recorded 1 report of theft from the person during October 2021, making its crime rate of 0.08 the worst small town for theft from the person in the East Riding of Yorkshire that month.

The most common crimes in Driffield are violence and sexual offences, with 329 offences during 2021, giving a crime rate of 25. This is 19% higher than 2020's figure of 266 offences and a difference of 4.80 from 2020's crime rate of 20. Driffield's least common crimes are possession of weapons, with 4 offences recorded in 2021, the same as 2020's figure of 4 crimes.

Driffield 2022 Crime Scorecard

Top 5 Most Dangerous

Small Towns, The East Riding of Yorkshire

83% lower, regional crime rate

Yorkshire and The Humber

44% lower, national crime rate

England, Wales & NI

Local Crime in Context

As of 2022, the crime rate in Driffield is 83% lower than Yorkshire and The Humber and 44% lower than the England, Wales & Northern Ireland overall figure.

Driffield Crime Rate Over Time

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Incidents mapped in Driffield 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 Driffield

YearCrime Rate per
1,000 people
Total Crimes
202153694
202042555
201949644
201841536
201740528
201634442

Crime in Driffield Compared To East Riding of Yorkshire

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Summary of Crimes in Driffield This Year

 DriffieldEast Riding of Yorkshire 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour1209.159,20415.32 67% safer
Bicycle Theft60.469051.51 228% safer
Burglary342.592,8564.75 83% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson937.096,37610.61 50% safer
Drugs110.849111.52 81% safer
Other Crime241.831,5982.66 45% safer
Other Theft372.823,6196.02 113% safer
Possession of Weapons40.302690.45 50% safer
Public Order906.867,07311.77 72% safer
Robbery40.303230.54 80% safer
Shoplifting382.903,1375.22 80% safer
Theft From the Person40.302350.39 30% safer
Vehicle Crime201.521,7422.90 91% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences32925.0823,20638.62 54% safer

Driffield Compared to Nearby Small Towns)

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Anlaby with Anlaby Common161.563292% safer
Elloughton-cum-Brough24422.95131% safer
Pocklington37039.0835% safer
Cottingham79446.5314% safer
Hessle79552.361.1% safer
Driffield69452.91-
Hornsea49956.757% more dangerous
Beverley1,45677.8632% more dangerous
Goole1,84487.3739% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Driffield

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Recent Crimes in Driffield

DateCrime TypeLocationOutcome
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Petrol StationUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Other theftOn or near Meadow RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near FieldfareInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Parking AreaUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Pomona WayUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near King StreetUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Other theftOn or near Market PlaceInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Orchard CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Kendale ViewUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022BurglaryOn or near Highfield AvenueInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022ShopliftingOn or near Middle Street SouthInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Fletchers CourtFurther action is not in the public interest
April 2022DrugsOn or near River HeadOffender given a drugs possession warning
April 2022Other theftOn or near Highfield AvenueInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Public orderOn or near Market PlaceUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Orchard CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near River HeadUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Fletchers CourtFurther action is not in the public interest
April 2022Public orderOn or near King'S Mill RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Fletchers CourtFurther action is not in the public interest

Driffield Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2018201920202021Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour10999 Safer
Bicycle Theft0.380.610.230.46 Safer
Burglary2.22.42.02.6 Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson4.9677 Getting worse
Drugs0.611.20.530.84 Getting worse
Other Crime1.10.990.461.8 Getting worse
Other Theft2.73.01.62.8 Safer
Possession of Weapons0.080.460.300.30 Getting worse
Public Order4.5667 Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.150.080.230.30 Getting worse
Shoplifting2.83.62.72.9 Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.300.460.150.30 Safer
Vehicle Crime1.81.21.41.5 Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences19232025 Getting worse

Changes In Driffield's Crime Rates Over Time

Offences in Driffield's Green Spaces

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

NameASBDrugsPublic OrderRobberyVSOAll OthersCrimes per Hectare
Northend Park5-5-4312

Comparing Driffield to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Driffield52.91-
Barnet67.0821% more dangerous
Croydon82.4836% more dangerous
Sheffield90.0541% more dangerous
Bristol90.5242% more dangerous
Coventry102.2448% more dangerous
Leicester111.5953% more dangerous
Liverpool123.0657% more dangerous
Birmingham129.6459% more dangerous
Bradford132.2860% more dangerous
Leeds150.9465% more dangerous

Crime in Driffield's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Driffield Central49878First
Driffield East & Nafferton26434Second

Crime in Driffield During Coronavirus Lockdowns

Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Driffield change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in September, when Driffield saw a 700% increase in criminal damage and arson. Driffield saw a large fall in shoplifting during June, when it fell by 88% compared to June in 2019.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour-25%-71%-63%+125%+50%+88%+44%+200%+300%-
Bicycle Theft-----50%-----
Burglary--+100%--+100%-75%-+100%-
Criminal Damage and Arson+60%-67%+17%-57%--50%+700%+25%+300%-
Drugs-67%-----50%----
Other Crime--50%--------
Other Theft---50%-67%--82%+133%---
Public Order--17%+17%-64%-30%+30%+233%-29%+67%-
Shoplifting-25%---88%-50%+100%-+33%--
Vehicle Crime---75%--+100%--+300%-
Violence and Sexual Offences+14%-67%-59%-4%-14%+100%-20%-12%+84%-

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in Driffield

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

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

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

What is the least common crime in Driffield?
Driffield's least common crimes are possession of weapons.

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