Driffield Crime Overview

Driffield is among the top 5 safest small towns in the East Riding of Yorkshire, and is the 46th most dangerous overall out of the East Riding of Yorkshire's 172 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Driffield in 2020 was 42 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to the East Riding of Yorkshire's overall crime rate, coming in 96% lower than the East Riding of Yorkshire rate of 83 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Driffield is the 283rd safest small town, and the 4,026th most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In August 2020, Driffield was the worst small town in the East Riding of Yorkshire for possession of weapons, with 3 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.23 per 1,000 inhabitants. November 2020 was also a bad month for Driffield residents, when it was the East Riding of Yorkshire's most dangerous small town for theft from the person, recording 2 crimes at a rate of 0.15 per 1,000 residents. Driffield recorded 3 reports of drugs during March 2019, making its crime rate of 0.23 the worst small town for drugs in the East Riding of Yorkshire that month.

The most common crimes in Driffield are violence and sexual offences, with 266 offences during 2020, giving a crime rate of 20. This is 12% lower than 2019's figure of 299 offences and a difference of 2.51 from 2019's crime rate of 23. Driffield's least common crime is theft from the person, with 2 offences recorded in 2020, a decrease of 200% from 2019's figure of 6 crimes.

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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 Behaviour1209.1510,37217.2689% safer
Bicycle Theft30.236661.11383% safer
Burglary261.983,5865.97202% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson896.796,08110.1249% safer
Drugs70.539541.59200% safer
Other Crime60.461,3272.21380% safer
Other Theft211.603,4895.81263% safer
Possession of Weapons40.303010.5067% safer
Public Order755.726,54710.9091% safer
Robbery30.233560.59157% safer
Shoplifting352.673,6516.08128% safer
Theft From the Person20.151910.32113% safer
Vehicle Crime181.372,0343.39147% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences26620.2820,58034.2569% safer

Driffield Compared to Nearby Small Towns

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Willerby10012.72233% safer
Elloughton-cum-Brough28226.5260% safer
Anlaby with Anlaby Common33132.3631% safer
Pocklington37839.926% safer
Hornsea41547.2010% more dangerous
Hessle87757.7727% more dangerous
Cottingham1,11465.2835% more dangerous
Goole1,67279.2247% more dangerous
Beverley1,61286.2051% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Driffield

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Driffield Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Anti-Social Behaviour121099Safer
Bicycle Theft0.530.380.610.23Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson64.967Getting worse
Other Crime0.381.10.990.46Safer
Other Theft4.
Possession of Weapons0.230.080.460.30Getting worse
Public Order2.14.566Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging) worse
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.300.300.460.15Safer
Vehicle Crime1.
Violence and Sexual Offences18192320Getting 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 2020.

NameASBDrugsPublic OrderRobberyVSOAll OthersCrimes per Hectare
Northend Park5-5-4312

Comparing Driffield to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Barnet67.7138% more dangerous
Coventry77.4145% more dangerous
Croydon83.2249% more dangerous
Sheffield85.8151% more dangerous
Bristol86.2151% more dangerous
Leicester97.4457% more dangerous
Birmingham102.8759% more dangerous
Liverpool107.2861% more dangerous
Bradford133.0268% more dangerous
Leeds137.1069% more dangerous

Crime in Driffield's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Driffield Central40363First
Driffield East & Nafferton20026Second

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.

Anti-Social Behaviour-25%-71%-63%+125%+50%+88%+44%+200%+300%-
Bicycle Theft-----50%-----
Criminal Damage and Arson+60%-67%+17%-57%--50%+700%+25%+300%-
Other Crime--50%--------
Other Theft---50%-67%--82%+133%---
Public Order--17%+17%-64%-30%+30%+233%-29%+67%-
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 safest small towns 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 crime is theft from the person (inc. pickpocketing).

Last updated: 07 May 2021