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Crime and Safety in Pocklington

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Pocklington is among the top 5 safest small towns in the East Riding of Yorkshire, and is the 61st most dangerous overall out of the East Riding of Yorkshire's 171 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Pocklington in 2021 was 39 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to the East Riding of Yorkshire's overall crime rate, coming in 123% lower than the East Riding of Yorkshire rate of 87 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Pocklington is the 181st safest small town, and the 4,872nd most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In January 2021, Pocklington was the worst small town in the East Riding of Yorkshire for possession of weapons, with 2 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.21 per 1,000 inhabitants. April 2021 was also a bad month for Pocklington residents, when it was the East Riding of Yorkshire's most dangerous small town for shoplifting, recording 11 crimes at a rate of 1.2 per 1,000 residents. Pocklington recorded 19 reports of criminal damage and arson during September 2020, making its crime rate of 2.0 the worst small town for criminal damage and arson in the East Riding of Yorkshire that month.

The most common crimes in Pocklington are violence and sexual offences, with 174 offences during 2021, giving a crime rate of 18. This is 2.3% lower than 2020's figure of 178 offences and a difference of 0.42 from 2020's crime rate of 19. Pocklington's least common crime is bicycle theft, with 1 offence recorded in 2021, a decrease of 200% from 2020's figure of 3 crimes.

Pocklington 2022 Crime Scorecard

Top 5 Safest

Small Towns, The East Riding of Yorkshire

148% lower, regional crime rate

Yorkshire and The Humber

96% lower, national crime rate

England, Wales & NI

Local Crime in Context

As of 2022, the crime rate in Pocklington is 148% lower than Yorkshire and The Humber and 96% lower than the England, Wales & Northern Ireland overall figure.

Pocklington Crime Rate Over Time

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Incidents mapped in Pocklington 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 Pocklington

YearCrime Rate per
1,000 people
Total Crimes
202139370
202040378
201942393
201849467
201731289
201627255

Crime in Pocklington Compared To East Riding of Yorkshire

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Summary of Crimes in Pocklington This Year

 PocklingtonEast Riding of Yorkshire 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour636.659,20415.32 130% safer
Bicycle Theft10.119051.51 1273% safer
Burglary111.162,8564.75 309% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson505.286,37610.61 101% safer
Drugs40.429111.52 262% safer
Other Crime111.161,5982.66 129% safer
Other Theft303.173,6196.02 90% safer
Possession of Weapons20.212690.45 114% safer
Public Order495.187,07311.77 127% safer
Shoplifting272.853,1375.22 83% safer
Vehicle Crime111.161,7422.90 150% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences17418.3823,20638.62 110% safer

Pocklington Compared to Nearby Small Towns)

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Willerby40.517563% safer
Anlaby with Anlaby Common161.562405% safer
Elloughton-cum-Brough24422.9570% safer
Pocklington37039.08-
Cottingham79446.5316% more dangerous
Hessle79552.3625% more dangerous
Driffield69452.9126% more dangerous
Hornsea49956.7531% more dangerous
Beverley1,45677.8650% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Pocklington

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Recent Crimes in Pocklington

DateCrime TypeLocationOutcome
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Scaife GarthInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Public orderOn or near Chapel Hill RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Public orderOn or near St Peter'S SquareLocal resolution
April 2022Other crimeOn or near A1079Unable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near West GreenUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near The OvalUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Barmby RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Public orderOn or near Market PlaceUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Pinewood CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Saunders CrescentUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Chapel Hill RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Public orderOn or near Albright CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Browning RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Public orderOn or near Albright CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near The OvalInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Albright CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Albright CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Bicycle theftOn or near Market StreetInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near The AvenueInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Westfield RoadUnable to prosecute suspect

Pocklington Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2018201920202021Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour129137 Safer
Bicycle Theft0.630.210.320.11 Safer
Burglary4.33.32.01.2 Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson10965 Safer
Drugs0.320.210.840.42 Getting worse
Other Crime0.630.951.41.2 Getting worse
Other Theft3.73.22.43.2No change
Possession of Weapons-0.420.210.21 Safer
Public Order4.13.565 Getting worse
Shoplifting0.951.90.632.8 Getting worse
Vehicle Crime1.21.20.741.2 Getting worse
Violence and Sexual Offences23181918 Getting worse

Changes In Pocklington's Crime Rates Over Time

Comparing Pocklington to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Pocklington39.08-
Barnet67.0842% more dangerous
Croydon82.4853% more dangerous
Sheffield90.0557% more dangerous
Bristol90.5257% more dangerous
Coventry102.2462% more dangerous
Leicester111.5965% more dangerous
Liverpool123.0668% more dangerous
Birmingham129.6470% more dangerous
Bradford132.2870% more dangerous
Leeds150.9474% more dangerous

Crime in Pocklington During Coronavirus Lockdowns

Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Pocklington change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in September, when Pocklington saw a 850% increase in criminal damage and arson. Pocklington saw a large fall in criminal damage and arson during May, when it fell by 80% compared to May in 2019.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour+29%-50%-14%+50%+133%+108%+225%+38%+75%-
Burglary---75%---+33%+50%--
Criminal Damage and Arson---80%-10%-78%-40%+850%+50%-56%-
Other Crime-------67%--50%-
Other Theft+100%--75%--+100%+400%---
Possession of Weapons-------67%---
Public Order-33%+150%-+700%+150%-+700%+600%+100%-
Shoplifting----------
Vehicle Crime--------+100%-
Violence and Sexual Offences-23%-64%-35%+62%+100%+23%+5%+83%+80%-

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in Pocklington

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

How dangerous is Pocklington?
Pocklington is among the top 5 safest small town in the East Riding of Yorkshire.

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

What is the least common crime in Pocklington?
Pocklington's least common crime is bicycle theft.

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