Hessle Crime Overview

Hessle is among the top 5 most dangerous small towns in the East Riding of Yorkshire, and is the 22nd most dangerous overall out of the East Riding of Yorkshire's 172 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Hessle in 2020 was 58 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to the East Riding of Yorkshire's overall crime rate, coming in 43% lower than the East Riding of Yorkshire rate of 83 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Hessle is the 347th most dangerous small town, and the 2,280th most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In November 2020, Hessle was the worst small town in the East Riding of Yorkshire for burglary, with 28 crimes reported and a crime rate of 1.8 per 1,000 inhabitants. June 2020 was also a bad month for Hessle residents, when it was the East Riding of Yorkshire's most dangerous small town for drugs, recording 3 crimes at a rate of 0.20 per 1,000 residents. Hessle recorded 8 reports of other theft during June 2020, making its crime rate of 0.53 the worst small town for other theft in the East Riding of Yorkshire that month.

The most common crimes in Hessle are violence and sexual offences, with 301 offences during 2020, giving a crime rate of 20. This is 27% lower than 2019's figure of 382 offences and a difference of 5.33 from 2019's crime rate of 25. Hessle's least common crime is robbery, with 3 offences recorded in 2020, a decrease of 67% from 2019's figure of 5 crimes.

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Crime in Hessle Compared To East Riding of Yorkshire

Summary of Crimes in Hessle This Year

 HessleEast Riding of Yorkshire 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour23815.6810,37217.2610% safer
Bicycle Theft211.386661.1120% more dangerous
Burglary785.143,5865.9716% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson654.286,08110.12136% safer
Drugs130.869541.5985% safer
Other Crime241.581,3272.2140% safer
Other Theft714.683,4895.8124% safer
Possession of Weapons40.263010.5092% safer
Public Order15810.416,54710.904.7% safer
Robbery30.203560.59195% safer
Shoplifting724.743,6516.0828% safer
Theft From the Person30.201910.3260% safer
Vehicle Crime644.222,0343.3920% more dangerous
Violence and Sexual Offences30119.8320,58034.2573% safer

Hessle Compared to Nearby Small Towns

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Elloughton-cum-Brough28226.52118% safer
Anlaby with Anlaby Common33132.3679% safer
Pocklington37839.9245% safer
Driffield55542.3137% safer
Hornsea41547.2022% safer
Hessle87757.77-
Cottingham1,11465.2812% more dangerous
Goole1,67279.2227% more dangerous
Beverley1,61286.2033% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Hessle

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Hessle Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2017201820192020Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour17201416Safer
Bicycle Theft2.01.61.51.4Safer
Burglary6875Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson8894.3Safer
Drugs0.530.131.20.86Getting worse
Other Crime0.791.20.921.6Getting worse
Other Theft8774.7Safer
Possession of Weapons0.130.330.130.26Getting worse
Public Order2.65710Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.260.200.330.20Safer
Shoplifting4.24.794.7Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.260.400.200.20Safer
Vehicle Crime10564.2Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences14252520Safer

Changes In Hessle's Crime Rates Over Time

Offences in Hessle's Green Spaces

We only display green spaces in Hessle that are named, and have had crimes recorded within their boundaries during 2020.

NameASBDrugsPublic OrderRobberyVSOAll OthersCrimes per Hectare
Humber Bridge Country Park911-230.53

Comparing Hessle to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Hessle57.77-
Barnet67.7115% more dangerous
Coventry77.4125% more dangerous
Croydon83.2231% more dangerous
Sheffield85.8133% more dangerous
Bristol86.2133% more dangerous
Leicester97.4441% more dangerous
Birmingham102.8744% more dangerous
Liverpool107.2846% more dangerous
Bradford133.0257% more dangerous
Leeds137.1058% more dangerous

Crime in Hessle's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Hessle East & Anlaby South57773First
Hessle West30348Second

Crime in Hessle During Coronavirus Lockdowns

Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Hessle change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in May, when Hessle saw a 300% increase in other crime. Hessle saw a large fall in criminal damage and arson during May, when it fell by 88% compared to May in 2019. Criminal Damage and Arson saw a fall in every month of Hessle's lockdown.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour-+108%+93%+100%-29%-39%+125%+115%-19%-
Bicycle Theft---75%--80%--+25%--
Burglary-11%-40%-17%-86%-43%-44%--56%+100%-
Criminal Damage and Arson-38%-73%-88%-73%-13%-67%-25%-11%-40%-
Drugs--+100%-----33%--
Other Crime--+300%-50%+200%-+100%-+100%-
Other Theft-10%+75%-88%+33%-33%-60%-13%--11%-
Public Order+43%--39%+50%-+89%+157%+86%+131%-
Robbery----------
Shoplifting-27%-74%-85%-71%-77%+200%-33%-50%+125%-
Theft From the Person-50%---------
Vehicle Crime-64%--67%+100%-60%+17%+233%+50%+33%-
Violence and Sexual Offences-11%-37%-55%-16%+21%+54%-7%-38%-11%-

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in Hessle

What police force serves Hessle?
Hessle's local territorial police force is the Humberside Police.
How dangerous is Hessle?
Hessle is among the top 5 most dangerous small towns in the East Riding of Yorkshire.
What is Hessle's most common crime?
The most common crimes in Hessle are violence and sexual offences.
What is the least common crime in Hessle?
Hessle's least common crime is robbery (inc. mugging).

Last updated: 07 May 2021