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Crime and Safety in Kingston upon Hull

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Kingston upon Hull is the most dangerous city in the East Riding of Yorkshire, and is among the top 5 most dangerous overall out of the East Riding of Yorkshire's 171 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Kingston upon Hull in 2021 was 124 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares poorly to the East Riding of Yorkshire's overall crime rate, coming in 30% higher than the East Riding of Yorkshire rate of 87 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Kingston upon Hull is among the top 5 most dangerous cities, and the 294th most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In December 2021, Kingston upon Hull had the worst crime rate in the East Riding of Yorkshire for bicycle theft, with 86 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.30 per 1,000 inhabitants. December 2021 was also a bad month for Kingston upon Hull residents, when it was the East Riding of Yorkshire's most dangerous area for burglary, recording 125 crimes at a rate of 0.43 per 1,000 residents. Kingston upon Hull recorded 360 reports of criminal damage and arson during December 2021, making its crime rate of 1.2 the worst for criminal damage and arson in the East Riding of Yorkshire that month.

The most common crimes in Kingston upon Hull are violence and sexual offences, with 15,743 offences during 2021, giving a crime rate of 55. This is 12% higher than 2020's figure of 13,897 offences and a difference of 6.41 from 2020's crime rate of 48. Kingston upon Hull's least common crimes are possession of weapons, with 184 offences recorded in 2021, a decrease of 16% from 2020's figure of 214 crimes.

Kingston upon Hull 2022 Crime Scorecard

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Cities, The East Riding of Yorkshire

21% higher, regional crime rate

Yorkshire and The Humber

41% higher, national crime rate

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Local Crime in Context

As of 2022, the crime rate in Kingston upon Hull is 21% higher than Yorkshire and The Humber and 41% higher than the England, Wales & Northern Ireland overall figure.

Kingston upon Hull Crime Rate Over Time

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Kingston upon Hull Crime Map

Incidents mapped in Kingston upon Hull represent the time frame between April 2019 and March 2022. Each point on the map represents an area where crimes have been recorded locally.

Last updated: 11 May, 2022

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Historical Crime Rates for Kingston upon Hull

YearCrime Rate per
1,000 people
Total Crimes
202112435,584
202011733,641
201914040,377
201813539,013
201711934,231
201610931,365

Crime in Kingston upon Hull Compared To East Riding of Yorkshire

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Summary of Crimes in Kingston upon Hull This Year

 Kingston upon HullEast Riding of Yorkshire 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour5,89420.469,20415.32 25% more dangerous
Bicycle Theft6872.399051.51 37% more dangerous
Burglary1,8596.452,8564.75 26% more dangerous
Criminal Damage and Arson4,51315.676,37610.61 32% more dangerous
Drugs6442.249111.52 32% more dangerous
Other Crime1,1574.021,5982.66 34% more dangerous
Other Theft2,2497.813,6196.02 23% more dangerous
Possession of Weapons1840.642690.45 30% more dangerous
Public Order4,73216.437,07311.77 28% more dangerous
Robbery2580.903230.54 40% more dangerous
Shoplifting2,1807.573,1375.22 31% more dangerous
Theft From the Person1920.672350.39 42% more dangerous
Vehicle Crime1,1864.121,7422.90 30% more dangerous
Violence and Sexual Offences15,74354.6623,20638.62 29% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Kingston upon Hull

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Recent Crimes in Kingston upon Hull

DateCrime TypeLocationOutcome
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Thirsk MewsInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Bicycle theftOn or near Anlaby Park Road NorthInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022ShopliftingOn or near Alwoodley CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Public orderOn or near Mill LaneUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022BurglaryOn or near Melwood GroveInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Kilnwick AvenueInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Other theftOn or near West Carr LaneInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Other theftOn or near Holwick MewsInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Public orderOn or near DibsdaneInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Public orderOn or near Antwerp RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Towan CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Allderidge AvenueUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Bicycle theftOn or near Helmsley GroveInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022BurglaryOn or near Cambridge GroveInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Public orderOn or near St Nectan CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Public orderOn or near Lymington GarthInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Taylor AvenueUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Bicycle theftOn or near Parking AreaInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Alwoodley CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Anne StreetInvestigation complete; no suspect identified

Kingston upon Hull Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2018201920202021Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour24232320 Safer
Bicycle Theft4.03.31.72.4 Safer
Burglary111186 Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson18191416 Safer
Drugs1.92.12.42.2 Getting worse
Other Crime3.03.33.34.0 Getting worse
Other Theft111088 Safer
Possession of Weapons0.710.760.740.64 Safer
Public Order11141516 Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)1.31.21.00.90 Safer
Shoplifting161698 Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)1.21.10.550.67 Safer
Vehicle Crime884.64.1 Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences48514855 Getting worse

Changes In Kingston upon Hull's Crime Rates Over Time

Offences in Kingston upon Hull's Green Spaces

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

NameASBDrugsPublic OrderRobberyVSOAll OthersCrimes per Hectare
Barbara Robson Playing Field1----00.40
Costello Playing Fields--1--00.04
Gower Park2---111.1
Hull and East Riding Recreation Ground----131.5
Ings Playing Field7-1--11.9
King George V Playing Fields2---221.1
Oak Road Playing Fields16----00.61
Pickering Park1511-541.1

Comparing Kingston upon Hull to the UK's Major Cities

CityCrime RateRate Difference
Coventry39.93209% safer
Birmingham49.60149% safer
Barnet67.0884% safer
Croydon82.4850% safer
Sheffield90.0337% safer
Bristol90.5236% safer
Leicester111.5911% safer
Liverpool123.060.39% safer
Kingston upon Hull123.54-
Bradford132.287% more dangerous
Leeds150.9418% more dangerous

Crime in Kingston upon Hull's Neighbourhoods

Hull City Centre is the most dangerous neighbourhood in Kingston upon Hull, followed by Boulevard & St Andrew's Quay in second place, and Sculcoates as the third most dangerous area. Kingston upon Hull's safest neighbourhoods are, in order, Kirk Ella, Sutton South, and Willerby.

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Anlaby Park & Pickering1,02413113th
Bilton Grange87713114th
Boulevard & St Andrew's Quay2,154240Second
Bransholme West5257324th
Bricknell East4035029th
Bricknell West6207923rd
Chanterlands Avenue97513311th
Derringham3775826th
Drypool & Victoria Dock1,488178Fifth
East Ella4105527th
Gipsyville1,17112415th
Greatfield1,090148Sixth
Greenwood1,21411216th
Haworth Park2605228th
Hull City Centre4,218431First
Ings69710219th
Kingswood1,2618422nd
Kirk Ella2263032nd
Longhill88810817th
Newington1,05913212th
Newland Avenues1,130139Ninth
Newland South1,733192Fourth
Orchard Park1,173145Eighth
Sculcoates2,060224Third
Southcoates Central & Docks1,304148Seventh
Southcoates East1,146136Tenth
Southcoates West78610618th
Stoneferry & Sutton Fields6509220th
Sutton North3796025th
Sutton South2523631st
University & Newland North5888421st
Willerby3274430th

Kingston upon Hull Neighbourhood Crime Breakdown

Showing the safest and most dangerous parts of Kingston upon Hull for specific criminal activity, with crime count and rate shown in brackets.

Crime TypeSafest NeighbourhoodMost Dangerous Neighbourhood
Anti-Social BehaviourDerringham (46)Hull City Centre (506)
Bicycle TheftKirk Ella (1)Hull City Centre (158)
BurglarySutton South (21)Hull City Centre (158)
Criminal Damage and ArsonKirk Ella (20)Hull City Centre (377)
DrugsKirk Ella (2)Hull City Centre (114)
Other CrimeEast Ella (7)Newland South (189)
Other TheftDerringham (9)Hull City Centre (282)
Possession of WeaponsKingswood (2)Hull City Centre (34)
Public OrderKirk Ella (26)Hull City Centre (632)
Robbery (inc. mugging)Kirk Ella (1)Hull City Centre (48)
ShopliftingNewland Avenues (2)Hull City Centre (409)
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)Southcoates East (1)Hull City Centre (65)
Vehicle CrimeDerringham (11)Hull City Centre (107)
Violence and Sexual OffencesKirk Ella (78)Hull City Centre (1,757)

Crime in Kingston upon Hull During Coronavirus Lockdowns

Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Kingston upon Hull change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in July, when Kingston upon Hull saw a 100% increase in possession of weapons. Kingston upon Hull saw a large fall in violence and sexual offences during December, when it fell by 99% compared to December in 2019. Kingston upon Hull saw consistent falls in the crime rate of several types of crime during every month of its Coronavirus lockdown, including bicycle theft, criminal damage and arson, other theft, shoplifting, and vehicle crime.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour-5%+16%+60%+29%+1%-5%+24%+19%+13%-
Bicycle Theft-53%-74%-64%-42%-32%-57%-48%-30%-4%-
Burglary-25%-20%-36%-41%-18%+3%+1%-20%-10%-
Criminal Damage and Arson-27%-43%-25%-24%0%-12%-5%-5%-16%-
Drugs+10%-9%+2%+51%+61%+53%-2%+11%+56%-86%
Other Crime-22%+1%-13%+1%+66%+11%+32%-15%+44%-99%
Other Theft-11%-36%-20%-15%-4%-24%-27%-5%-12%-
Possession of Weapons+5%-47%-52%-24%+100%-8%-15%+56%+47%-81%
Public Order-7%-22%+1%+25%+25%+39%+40%+28%+28%-99%
Robbery-3%-47%+17%-35%+24%-26%+57%-26%+11%-
Shoplifting-44%-58%-51%-43%-44%-44%-32%-27%-16%-
Theft From the Person--66%-76%-70%-48%-33%-25%-6%-76%-
Vehicle Crime-48%-56%-63%-52%-55%-22%-31%-14%-28%-
Violence and Sexual Offences-13%-7%-4%+1%+19%+11%-4%+5%+18%-99%

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in Kingston upon Hull

What police force serves Kingston upon Hull?
Kingston upon Hull's local territorial police force is the Humberside Police.

How dangerous is Kingston upon Hull?
Kingston upon Hull is the most dangerous city in the East Riding of Yorkshire.

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

What is the least common crime in Kingston upon Hull?
Kingston upon Hull's least common crimes are possession of weapons.

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