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Crime and Safety in Hessle

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Hessle is among the top 5 most dangerous small towns in the East Riding of Yorkshire, and is the 35th most dangerous overall out of the East Riding of Yorkshire's 171 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Hessle in 2021 was 52 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to the East Riding of Yorkshire's overall crime rate, coming in 66% lower than the East Riding of Yorkshire rate of 87 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Hessle is the 370th safest small town, and the 2,992nd most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In October 2021, Hessle was the worst small town in the East Riding of Yorkshire for burglary, with 8 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.53 per 1,000 inhabitants. May 2021 was also a bad month for Hessle residents, when it was the East Riding of Yorkshire's most dangerous small town for drugs, recording 5 crimes at a rate of 0.33 per 1,000 residents. Hessle recorded 3 reports of bicycle theft during October 2021, making its crime rate of 0.20 the worst small town for bicycle theft in the East Riding of Yorkshire that month.

The most common crimes in Hessle are violence and sexual offences, with 332 offences during 2021, giving a crime rate of 22. This is 12% higher than 2020's figure of 293 offences and a difference of 2.57 from 2020's crime rate of 19. Hessle's least common crime is theft from the person, with 1 offence recorded in 2021, a decrease of 200% from 2020's figure of 3 crimes.

Hessle 2022 Crime Scorecard

Top 5 Most Dangerous

Small Towns, The East Riding of Yorkshire

85% lower, regional crime rate

Yorkshire and The Humber

46% lower, national crime rate

England, Wales & NI

Local Crime in Context

As of 2022, the crime rate in Hessle is 85% lower than Yorkshire and The Humber and 46% lower than the England, Wales & Northern Ireland overall figure.

Hessle Crime Rate Over Time

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Incidents mapped in Hessle 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 Hessle

YearCrime Rate per
1,000 people
Total Crimes
202152795
202055831
2019701,060
201864978
201754815
201652784

Crime in Hessle Compared To East Riding of Yorkshire

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Summary of Crimes in Hessle This Year

 HessleEast Riding of Yorkshire 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour1509.889,20415.32 55% safer
Bicycle Theft120.799051.51 91% safer
Burglary563.692,8564.75 29% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson785.146,37610.61 106% safer
Drugs150.999111.52 54% safer
Other Crime281.841,5982.66 45% safer
Other Theft704.613,6196.02 31% safer
Possession of Weapons30.202690.45 125% safer
Public Order1026.727,07311.77 75% safer
Robbery50.333230.54 64% safer
Shoplifting634.153,1375.22 26% safer
Theft From the Person10.072350.39 457% safer
Vehicle Crime301.981,7422.90 46% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences33221.8723,20638.62 77% safer

Hessle Compared to Nearby Small Towns)

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Willerby40.5110167% safer
Anlaby with Anlaby Common161.563256% safer
Elloughton-cum-Brough24422.95128% safer
Pocklington37039.0834% safer
Cottingham79446.5313% safer
Hessle79552.36-
Driffield69452.911.0% more dangerous
Hornsea49956.758% more dangerous
Beverley1,45677.8633% more dangerous
Goole1,84487.3740% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Hessle

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Recent Crimes in Hessle

DateCrime TypeLocationOutcome
April 2022Public orderOn or near Northolme RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022BurglaryOn or near Lime Tree AvenueInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Dyke CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Danes DriveInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022BurglaryOn or near Vaughan RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Lodge GardensUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Gladstone StreetUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Other theftOn or near Victoria StreetInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Bicycle theftOn or near Riverside CourtInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Atholl AvenueUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Dyke CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Other theftOn or near Petrol StationInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022BurglaryOn or near Canon Tardrew CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near The WeirUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022BurglaryOn or near Station RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Other theftOn or near Boothferry RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Other theftOn or near All Saints CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Other crimeOn or near Mount AvenueUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Tower Hill DriveLocal resolution
April 2022Other theftOn or near Heads LaneInvestigation complete; no suspect identified

Hessle Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2018201920202021Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour19131410 Safer
Bicycle Theft1.51.41.20.79 Safer
Burglary8753.7 Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson894.15 Safer
Drugs0.131.20.860.99 Getting worse
Other Crime1.10.861.61.8 Getting worse
Other Theft764.24.6 Safer
Possession of Weapons0.260.130.260.20 Getting worse
Public Order4.77107 Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.200.330.130.33 Getting worse
Shoplifting4.483.64.2 Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.400.200.200.07 Safer
Vehicle Crime554.22.0 Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences24241922 Getting worse

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 2021.

NameASBDrugsPublic OrderRobberyVSOAll OthersCrimes per Hectare
Humber Bridge Country Park911-230.53

Comparing Hessle to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Hessle52.36-
Barnet67.0822% more dangerous
Croydon82.4837% more dangerous
Sheffield90.0542% more dangerous
Bristol90.5242% more dangerous
Coventry102.2449% more dangerous
Leicester111.5953% more dangerous
Liverpool123.0657% more dangerous
Birmingham129.6460% more dangerous
Bradford132.2860% more dangerous
Leeds150.9465% more dangerous

Crime in Hessle's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Hessle East & Anlaby South52966First
Hessle West28445Second

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 shoplifting during April, when it fell by 94% compared to April in 2019. Criminal Damage and Arson saw a fall in every month of Hessle's lockdown.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour+15%+150%+64%+69%-36%-37%+108%+77%-14%-
Bicycle Theft---75%--80%--+25%--
Burglary--40%--86%-25%-44%--56%+100%-
Criminal Damage and Arson-33%-73%-88%-73%-13%-67%-25%-11%-60%-
Drugs--+100%-----33%--
Other Crime--+300%-50%+200%-+100%-+100%-
Other Theft-40%+75%-88%+33%-38%-67%-14%-11%+14%-
Public Order+43%-25%-31%+50%+13%+78%+157%+86%+115%-
Robbery----------
Shoplifting-50%-94%-83%-70%-80%+150%-40%-25%+125%-
Theft From the Person-50%---------
Vehicle Crime-64%--60%+167%-60%+17%+233%+50%+33%-
Violence and Sexual Offences-6%-36%-55%-13%+26%+62%-8%-36%-2%-

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 theft from the person (inc. pickpocketing).

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