Goole Crime Overview

Goole is the second most dangerous small town in the East Riding of Yorkshire, and is among the top 20 most dangerous overall out of the East Riding of Yorkshire's 172 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Goole in 2020 was 79 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to the East Riding of Yorkshire's overall crime rate, coming in 4.5% lower than the East Riding of Yorkshire rate of 83 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Goole is the 133rd most dangerous small town, and the 1,027th 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 720 offences during 2020, giving a crime rate of 34. This is 2.6% lower than 2019's figure of 739 offences and a difference of 0.90 from 2019's crime rate of 35. Goole's least common crime is theft from the person, with 5 offences recorded in 2020, a decrease of 40% from 2019's figure of 7 crimes.

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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 Behaviour40119.0010,37217.269% more dangerous
Bicycle Theft472.236661.1150% more dangerous
Burglary1034.883,5865.9722% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson1778.396,08110.1221% safer
Drugs261.239541.5929% safer
Other Crime421.991,3272.2111% safer
Other Theft1105.213,4895.8112% safer
Possession of Weapons90.433010.5016% safer
Public Order23911.326,54710.903.7% more dangerous
Robbery150.713560.5917% more dangerous
Shoplifting1145.403,6516.0813% safer
Theft From the Person50.241910.3233% safer
Vehicle Crime653.082,0343.3910% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences72034.1220,58034.250.38% safer

Goole Compared to Nearby Small Towns

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Pocklington37839.9298% safer
Driffield55542.3187% safer
Hornsea41547.2068% safer
Hessle87757.7737% safer
Cottingham1,11465.2821% safer
Goole1,67279.22-
Beverley1,61286.208% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Goole

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Goole Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2017201820192020Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour24171919Safer
Bicycle Theft1.82.62.82.2Safer
Burglary54.764.9Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson119118Safer
Drugs1.41.71.11.2Safer
Other Crime1.41.81.82.0Getting worse
Other Theft6865Safer
Possession of Weapons0.240.470.660.43Safer
Public Order4.37911Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.430.430.280.71Getting worse
Shoplifting79105Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.710.760.330.24Safer
Vehicle Crime3.12.92.93.1Getting worse
Violence and Sexual Offences25353534Getting 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 2020.

NameASBDrugsPublic OrderRobberyVSOAll OthersCrimes per Hectare
West Park6-1-100.63

Comparing Goole to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Barnet67.7117% safer
Coventry77.412.3% safer
Goole79.22-
Croydon83.224.8% more dangerous
Sheffield85.818% more dangerous
Bristol86.218% more dangerous
Leicester97.4419% more dangerous
Birmingham102.8723% more dangerous
Liverpool107.2826% more dangerous
Bradford133.0240% more dangerous
Leeds137.1042% more dangerous

Crime in Goole's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Goole East979100First

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 second 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).

Last updated: 07 May 2021