Hornsea Crime Overview

Hornsea is among the top 5 most dangerous small towns in the East Riding of Yorkshire, and is the 33rd most dangerous overall out of the East Riding of Yorkshire's 172 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Hornsea in 2020 was 47 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to the East Riding of Yorkshire's overall crime rate, coming in 75% lower than the East Riding of Yorkshire rate of 83 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Hornsea is the 357th safest small town, and the 3,371st most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In April 2020, Hornsea was the worst small town in the East Riding of Yorkshire for theft from the person, with 1 crime reported and a crime rate of 0.11 per 1,000 inhabitants. May 2019 was also a bad month for Hornsea residents, when it was the East Riding of Yorkshire's most dangerous small town for robbery, recording 1 crime at a rate of 0.11 per 1,000 residents. Hornsea recorded 7 reports of public order during November 2017, making its crime rate of 0.80 the worst small town for public order in the East Riding of Yorkshire that month.

The most common crimes in Hornsea are violence and sexual offences, with 202 offences during 2020, giving a crime rate of 23. This is 20% lower than 2019's figure of 243 offences and a difference of 4.67 from 2019's crime rate of 28. Hornsea's least common crime is drugs, with 2 offences recorded in 2020, a decrease of 200% from 2019's figure of 6 crimes.

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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 Behaviour11913.5310,37217.2628% safer
Burglary323.643,5865.9764% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson525.916,08110.1271% safer
Drugs20.239541.59591% safer
Other Crime80.911,3272.21143% safer
Other Theft313.533,4895.8165% safer
Possession of Weapons30.343010.5047% safer
Public Order596.716,54710.9062% safer
Shoplifting121.363,6516.08347% safer
Theft From the Person20.231910.3239% safer
Vehicle Crime121.362,0343.39149% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences20222.9720,58034.2549% safer

Hornsea Compared to Nearby Small Towns

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Willerby10012.72271% safer
Elloughton-cum-Brough28226.5278% safer
Anlaby with Anlaby Common33132.3646% safer
Pocklington37839.9218% safer
Driffield55542.3112% safer
Hessle87757.7718% more dangerous
Cottingham1,11465.2828% more dangerous
Goole1,67279.2240% more dangerous
Beverley1,61286.2045% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Hornsea

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Hornsea Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Anti-Social Behaviour15121014Getting worse
Criminal Damage and Arson8876Safer
Other Crime1.61.60.910.91Safer
Other Theft774.13.5Safer
Possession of Weapons0.340.340.110.34Getting worse
Public Order3.4777Getting worse
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.570.340.340.23Safer
Vehicle Crime1.
Violence and Sexual Offences21252823Safer

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 2020.

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
Barnet67.7130% more dangerous
Coventry77.4139% more dangerous
Croydon83.2243% more dangerous
Sheffield85.8145% more dangerous
Bristol86.2145% more dangerous
Leicester97.4452% more dangerous
Birmingham102.8754% more dangerous
Liverpool107.2856% more dangerous
Bradford133.0265% more dangerous
Leeds137.1066% 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.

Anti-Social Behaviour+50%+138%+27%+44%+29%+33%+20%-38%+233%-
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%-
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 among the top 5 most dangerous small towns 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.

Last updated: 07 May 2021