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Crime and Safety in Hornsea

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Hornsea is the third most dangerous small towns in the East Riding of Yorkshire, and is the 29th most dangerous overall out of the East Riding of Yorkshire's 171 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Hornsea in 2021 was 57 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to the East Riding of Yorkshire's overall crime rate, coming in 53% lower than the East Riding of Yorkshire rate of 87 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Hornsea is the 405th most dangerous small town, and the 2,531st most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In June 2021, Hornsea was the worst small town in the East Riding of Yorkshire for possession of weapons, with 2 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.23 per 1,000 inhabitants. September 2021 was also a bad month for Hornsea residents, when it was the East Riding of Yorkshire's most dangerous small town for theft from the person, recording 1 crime at a rate of 0.11 per 1,000 residents. Hornsea recorded 1 report of robbery during May 2019, making its crime rate of 0.11 the worst small town for robbery in the East Riding of Yorkshire that month.

The most common crimes in Hornsea are violence and sexual offences, with 249 offences during 2021, giving a crime rate of 28. This is 19% higher than 2020's figure of 202 offences and a difference of 5.35 from 2020's crime rate of 23. Hornsea's least common crime is drugs, with 1 offence recorded in 2021, a decrease of 100% from 2020's figure of 2 crimes.

Hornsea 2022 Crime Scorecard

Third Most Dangerous

Small Towns, The East Riding of Yorkshire

71% lower, regional crime rate

Yorkshire and The Humber

35% lower, national crime rate

England, Wales & NI

Local Crime in Context

As of 2022, the crime rate in Hornsea is 71% lower than Yorkshire and The Humber and 35% lower than the England, Wales & Northern Ireland overall figure.

Hornsea Crime Rate Over Time

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Hornsea Crime Map

Incidents mapped in Hornsea 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 Hornsea

YearCrime Rate per
1,000 people
Total Crimes
202157499
202047415
201956493
201860531
201753465
201645395

Crime in Hornsea Compared To East Riding of Yorkshire

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Summary of Crimes in Hornsea This Year

 HornseaEast Riding of Yorkshire 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour738.309,20415.32 85% safer
Bicycle Theft40.459051.51 236% safer
Burglary374.212,8564.75 13% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson505.696,37610.61 86% safer
Drugs10.119111.52 1282% safer
Other Crime121.361,5982.66 96% safer
Other Theft303.413,6196.02 77% safer
Possession of Weapons40.452690.450% safer
Public Order728.197,07311.77 44% safer
Robbery30.343230.54 59% safer
Shoplifting182.053,1375.22 155% safer
Theft From the Person20.232350.39 70% safer
Vehicle Crime171.931,7422.90 50% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences24928.3223,20638.62 36% safer

Hornsea Compared to Nearby Small Towns)

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Elloughton-cum-Brough24422.95147% safer
Pocklington37039.0845% safer
Cottingham79446.5322% safer
Hessle79552.368% safer
Driffield69452.917% safer
Hornsea49956.75-
Beverley1,45677.8627% more dangerous
Goole1,84487.3735% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Hornsea

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Recent Crimes in Hornsea

DateCrime TypeLocationOutcome
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Salisbury AvenueInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Draycott AvenueUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Belvedere ParkInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near EastgateInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Salisbury AvenueInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Other theftOn or near Burton LaneInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Public orderOn or near Belvedere ParkInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Cygnet CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Chrystals WalkInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Ebor AvenueUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Hall RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Other theftOn or near Trinity RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Mereside TerraceInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Scalby PlaceUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022BurglaryOn or near Strawberry GardensLocal resolution
April 2022Public orderOn or near Football GreenUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Other theftOn or near Trinity RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Strawberry GardensUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Trinity RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Strawberry GardensUnable to prosecute suspect

Hornsea Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2018201920202021Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour1210148 Safer
Bicycle Theft0.800.11-0.45 Safer
Burglary4.43.93.64.2 Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson8766 Safer
Drugs0.340.680.230.11 Safer
Other Crime1.60.910.911.4 Safer
Other Theft74.13.53.4 Safer
Possession of Weapons0.340.110.340.45 Getting worse
Public Order7778 Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.230.11-0.34 Getting worse
Shoplifting3.41.81.42.0 Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.340.340.230.23 Safer
Vehicle Crime1.72.31.41.9 Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences25282328 Getting worse

Changes In Hornsea's Crime Rates Over Time

Offences in Hornsea's Green Spaces

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

NameASBDrugsPublic OrderRobberyVSOAll OthersCrimes per Hectare
Hall Garth Park--1--00.10
Victoria Gardens1---233.7

Comparing Hornsea to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Hornsea56.75-
Barnet67.0815% more dangerous
Croydon82.4831% more dangerous
Sheffield90.0537% more dangerous
Bristol90.5237% more dangerous
Coventry102.2444% more dangerous
Leicester111.5949% more dangerous
Liverpool123.0654% more dangerous
Birmingham129.6456% more dangerous
Bradford132.2857% more dangerous
Leeds150.9462% more dangerous

Crime in Hornsea During Coronavirus Lockdowns

Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Hornsea change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in September, when Hornsea saw a 400% increase in public order. Hornsea saw a large fall in burglary during November, when it fell by 80% compared to November in 2019.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour+50%+138%+27%+44%+29%+33%+20%-38%+233%-
Burglary+120%+50%+50%--67%-50%+33%--80%-
Criminal Damage and Arson-63%+20%+25%-71%+300%+100%-25%-20%-56%-
Other Crime---+50%------
Other Theft+100%-50%-67%-+150%--33%+50%--
Public Order+67%-50%-14%+14%-71%-57%+400%+100%-50%-
Shoplifting--67%----+100%---
Vehicle Crime-67%-+100%-+200%----25%-
Violence and Sexual Offences+46%-47%-30%+6%+17%+83%-33%+29%-67%-

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in Hornsea

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

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

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

What is the least common crime in Hornsea?
Hornsea's least common crime is drugs.

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