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Crime and Safety in Goole

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Goole is the most dangerous small 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 Goole in 2021 was 87 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares poorly to the East Riding of Yorkshire's overall crime rate, coming in 0.47% higher than the East Riding of Yorkshire rate of 87 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Goole is the 134th most dangerous small town, and the 859th most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In December 2020, Goole had the worst crime rate in the East Riding of Yorkshire for vehicle crime, with 1 crime reported and a crime rate of 0.05 per 1,000 inhabitants.

The most common crimes in Goole are violence and sexual offences, with 781 offences during 2021, giving a crime rate of 37. This is 8% higher than 2020's figure of 720 offences and a difference of 2.89 from 2020's crime rate of 34. Goole's least common crime is theft from the person, with 5 offences recorded in 2021, the same as 2020's figure of 5 crimes.

Goole 2022 Crime Scorecard

Most Dangerous

Small Towns, The East Riding of Yorkshire

11% lower, regional crime rate

Yorkshire and The Humber

13% higher, national crime rate

England, Wales & NI

Local Crime in Context

As of 2022, the crime rate in Goole is 11% lower than Yorkshire and The Humber and 13% higher than the England, Wales & Northern Ireland overall figure.

Goole Crime Rate Over Time

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Incidents mapped in Goole 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 Goole

YearCrime Rate per
1,000 people
Total Crimes
2021871,844
2020791,672
2019871,838
2018831,750
2017681,434
2016691,446

Crime in Goole Compared To East Riding of Yorkshire

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Summary of Crimes in Goole This Year

 GooleEast Riding of Yorkshire 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour34316.259,20415.32 6% more dangerous
Bicycle Theft683.229051.51 53% more dangerous
Burglary1024.832,8564.75 1.7% more dangerous
Criminal Damage and Arson2069.766,37610.61 9% safer
Drugs371.759111.52 13% more dangerous
Other Crime432.041,5982.66 30% safer
Other Theft884.173,6196.02 44% safer
Possession of Weapons160.762690.45 41% more dangerous
Public Order28313.417,07311.77 12% more dangerous
Robbery120.573230.54 5% more dangerous
Shoplifting1376.493,1375.22 20% more dangerous
Theft From the Person50.242350.39 62% safer
Vehicle Crime663.131,7422.90 7% more dangerous
Violence and Sexual Offences78137.0123,20638.62 4.4% safer

Goole Compared to Nearby Small Towns)

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Cottingham79446.5388% safer
Hessle79552.3667% safer
Driffield69452.9165% safer
Hornsea49956.7554% safer
Beverley1,45677.8612% safer
Goole1,84487.37-

Crime Over Time in Goole

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Recent Crimes in Goole

DateCrime TypeLocationOutcome
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Moorland RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Other theftOn or near HospitalInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Public orderOn or near Parliament StreetUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Public orderOn or near Laura StreetInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Kingston StreetUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Cross Gordon StreetInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Gatesby RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022ShopliftingOn or near SupermarketUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022ShopliftingOn or near Boothferry RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Nidd StreetUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Millbank StreetUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Mariners StreetUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Lavender CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Airmyn RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Hook RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Gray StreetFurther action is not in the public interest
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Cambridge AvenueInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Sports/Recreation AreaInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Parliament StreetUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Bicycle theftOn or near Millennium WayInvestigation complete; no suspect identified

Goole Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2018201920202021Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour17191916 Safer
Bicycle Theft2.62.82.23.2 Getting worse
Burglary4.764.94.8 Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson911810 Safer
Drugs1.71.11.21.8 Getting worse
Other Crime1.81.82.02.0 Getting worse
Other Theft8654.2 Safer
Possession of Weapons0.470.660.430.76 Getting worse
Public Order791113 Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.430.280.710.57 Getting worse
Shoplifting91056 Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.760.330.240.24 Safer
Vehicle Crime2.92.93.13.1 Getting worse
Violence and Sexual Offences35353437 Getting worse

Changes In Goole's Crime Rates Over Time

Offences in Goole's Green Spaces

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

NameASBDrugsPublic OrderRobberyVSOAll OthersCrimes per Hectare
West Park6-1-100.63

Comparing Goole to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Barnet67.0830% safer
Croydon82.486% safer
Goole87.37-
Sheffield90.053.0% more dangerous
Bristol90.523.5% more dangerous
Coventry102.2415% more dangerous
Leicester111.5922% more dangerous
Liverpool123.0629% more dangerous
Birmingham129.6433% more dangerous
Bradford132.2834% more dangerous
Leeds150.9442% more dangerous

Crime in Goole's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Goole East1,092112First

Crime in Goole During Coronavirus Lockdowns

Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Goole change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in November, when Goole saw a 340% increase in burglary. Goole saw a large fall in bicycle theft during March, when it fell by 86% compared to March in 2019.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour-18%+100%+54%+3%+30%+31%+57%-37%-13%-
Bicycle Theft-86%+50%--50%-25%+25%+67%-50%+60%-
Burglary+86%-20%-81%-59%-50%-59%-25%-8%+340%-
Criminal Damage and Arson-48%-29%-18%-44%-29%+33%-24%-29%+86%-
Drugs+300%--------50%-
Other Crime-20%-40%-20%+33%+67%---+100%-
Other Theft+13%+50%-41%-38%-50%--22%-+200%-
Possession of Weapons--------50%--
Public Order+6%-17%+150%+47%+37%+29%+167%-27%+100%-
Robbery----+100%-----
Shoplifting-76%-31%-67%-47%-47%-78%-57%-81%+53%-
Theft From the Person----------
Vehicle Crime-57%+33%-+33%+60%+150%-70%-17%+71%-67%
Violence and Sexual Offences-14%+21%-8%-20%-12%+14%+18%-9%+49%-

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in Goole

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

How dangerous is Goole?
Goole is the most dangerous small town in the East Riding of Yorkshire.

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

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

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