Kingston upon Hull Crime Overview

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 172 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Kingston upon Hull in 2020 was 115 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares poorly to the East Riding of Yorkshire's overall crime rate, coming in 28% higher than the East Riding of Yorkshire rate of 83 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 316th most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In November 2020, Kingston upon Hull had the worst crime rate in the East Riding of Yorkshire for bicycle theft, with 48 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.17 per 1,000 inhabitants. November 2020 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 233 crimes at a rate of 0.81 per 1,000 residents. Kingston upon Hull recorded 338 reports of criminal damage and arson during November 2020, 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 13,692 offences during 2020, giving a crime rate of 48. This is 6% lower than 2019's figure of 14,466 offences and a difference of 2.68 from 2019's crime rate of 50. Kingston upon Hull's least common crime is theft from the person, with 156 offences recorded in 2020, a decrease of 110% from 2019's figure of 328 crimes.

Compare Kingston upon Hull to other towns and cities

See how Kingston upon Hull shapes up compared to other locations around the country, including side-by-side comparisons of specific crime types, and separate charting of how Kingston upon Hull and your comparison town's crime rates stack up against one another.

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Crime in Kingston upon Hull Compared To East Riding of Yorkshire

Summary of Crimes in Kingston upon Hull This Year

 Kingston upon HullEast Riding of Yorkshire 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour6,51922.6310,37217.2624% more dangerous
Bicycle Theft4741.656661.1133% more dangerous
Burglary2,3308.093,5865.9726% more dangerous
Criminal Damage and Arson4,06114.106,08110.1228% more dangerous
Drugs6732.349541.5932% more dangerous
Other Crime9373.251,3272.2132% more dangerous
Other Theft2,1377.423,4895.8122% more dangerous
Possession of Weapons2130.743010.5032% more dangerous
Public Order4,19714.576,54710.9025% more dangerous
Robbery2881.003560.5941% more dangerous
Shoplifting2,6069.053,6516.0833% more dangerous
Theft From the Person1560.541910.3241% more dangerous
Vehicle Crime1,2594.372,0343.3922% more dangerous
Violence and Sexual Offences13,69247.5420,58034.2528% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Kingston upon Hull

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Kingston upon Hull Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Anti-Social Behaviour26232223Safer
Bicycle Theft3.
Criminal Damage and Arson17171814Safer
Drugs1. worse
Other Crime2. worse
Other Theft1111107Safer
Possession of Weapons0.680.700.750.74Getting worse
Public Order7111415Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)
Vehicle Crime9884.4Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences36475048Getting 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 2020.

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
Barnet67.7169% safer
Coventry77.4148% safer
Croydon83.2238% safer
Sheffield85.8134% safer
Bristol86.2133% safer
Leicester97.4418% safer
Birmingham102.8711% safer
Liverpool107.287% safer
Kingston upon Hull114.65-
Bradford133.0214% more dangerous
Leeds137.1016% 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 & Pickering90111514th
Bilton Grange935139Ninth
Boulevard & St Andrew's Quay2,058229Second
Bransholme West5237324th
Bricknell East4615827th
Bricknell West5547125th
Chanterlands Avenue79610916th
Drypool & Victoria Dock1,453174Fourth
East Ella4245728th
Haworth Park3487026th
Hull City Centre3,690377First
Kirk Ella2373132nd
Newland Avenues96511912th
Newland South1,563173Fifth
Orchard Park1,240153Seventh
Southcoates Central & Docks1,296147Eighth
Southcoates East1,127134Tenth
Southcoates West85911613th
Stoneferry & Sutton Fields6669420th
Sutton North3445429th
Sutton South3014330th
University & Newland North5497921st

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 BehaviourKirk Ella (47)Hull City Centre (620)
Bicycle TheftHaworth Park (1)Hull City Centre (81)
BurglaryKingswood (45)Hull City Centre (196)
Criminal Damage and ArsonKirk Ella (24)Hull City Centre (343)
DrugsKingswood (8)Hull City Centre (117)
Other CrimeWillerby (3)Newland South (70)
Other TheftBricknell East (25)Hull City Centre (293)
Possession of WeaponsEast Ella (1)Hull City Centre (43)
Public OrderKirk Ella (21)Hull City Centre (588)
Robbery (inc. mugging)Kingswood (2)Hull City Centre (53)
ShopliftingNewland Avenues (3)Hull City Centre (405)
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)Bricknell East (1)Hull City Centre (57)
Vehicle CrimeSutton North (7)Stoneferry & Sutton Fields (66)
Violence and Sexual OffencesWillerby (63)Hull City Centre (1,371)

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, other theft, shoplifting, and vehicle crime.

Anti-Social Behaviour-4%+18%+56%+29%+2%-4%+25%+18%+13%-
Bicycle Theft-51%-74%-64%-42%-30%-60%-49%-28%-6%-
Criminal Damage and Arson-26%-43%-25%-24%+0%-13%-6%-6%-17%-
Other Crime-21%-1%-13%+1%+73%+11%+31%-12%+47%-99%
Other Theft-11%-35%-21%-12%-2%-23%-27%-3%-9%-
Possession of Weapons+5%-47%-52%-24%+100%-8%-15%+50%+56%-81%
Public Order-6%-22%+1%+23%+27%+37%+41%+28%+25%-99%
Theft From the Person--66%-75%-70%-48%-33%-29%-6%-76%-
Vehicle Crime-45%-56%-63%-51%-55%-26%-35%-13%-35%-
Violence and Sexual Offences-13%-7%-4%+2%+21%+12%-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 crime is theft from the person (inc. pickpocketing).

Last updated: 07 May 2021