Pocklington Crime Overview

Pocklington is among the top 5 safest small towns in the East Riding of Yorkshire, and is the 50th most dangerous overall out of the East Riding of Yorkshire's 172 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Pocklington in 2020 was 40 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to the East Riding of Yorkshire's overall crime rate, coming in 107% lower than the East Riding of Yorkshire rate of 83 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Pocklington is the 247th safest small town, and the 4,406th most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In September 2020, Pocklington was the worst small town in the East Riding of Yorkshire for criminal damage and arson, with 19 crimes reported and a crime rate of 2.0 per 1,000 inhabitants. January 2020 was also a bad month for Pocklington residents, when it was the East Riding of Yorkshire's most dangerous small town for drugs, recording 7 crimes at a rate of 0.74 per 1,000 residents. Pocklington recorded 3 reports of possession of weapons during September 2019, making its crime rate of 0.32 the worst small town for possession of weapons in the East Riding of Yorkshire that month.

The most common crimes in Pocklington are violence and sexual offences, with 178 offences during 2020, giving a crime rate of 19. This is 7% higher than 2019's figure of 166 offences and a difference of 1.27 from 2019's crime rate of 18. Pocklington's least common crimes are possession of weapons, with 2 offences recorded in 2020, a decrease of 100% from 2019's figure of 4 crimes.

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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 Behaviour12713.4110,37217.2629% safer
Bicycle Theft30.326661.11247% safer
Burglary192.013,5865.97197% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson616.446,08110.1257% safer
Drugs80.849541.5989% safer
Other Crime131.371,3272.2161% safer
Other Theft232.433,4895.81139% safer
Possession of Weapons20.213010.50138% safer
Public Order586.136,54710.9078% safer
Shoplifting60.633,6516.08865% safer
Vehicle Crime70.742,0343.39358% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences17818.8020,58034.2582% safer

Pocklington Compared to Nearby Small Towns

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Willerby10012.72214% safer
Elloughton-cum-Brough28226.5251% safer
Anlaby with Anlaby Common33132.3623% safer
Driffield55542.316% more dangerous
Hornsea41547.2015% more dangerous
Hessle87757.7731% more dangerous
Cottingham1,11465.2839% more dangerous
Goole1,67279.2250% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Pocklington

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Pocklington Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Anti-Social Behaviour712913Getting worse
Bicycle Theft-0.630.210.32Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson51096Safer
Drugs0.530.320.210.84Getting worse
Other Crime1.60.630.951.4Getting worse
Other Theft2.
Possession of Weapons--0.420.21Safer
Public Order2.04.13.56Getting worse
Vehicle Crime1.
Violence and Sexual Offences13231819Getting worse

Changes In Pocklington's Crime Rates Over Time

Comparing Pocklington to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Barnet67.7141% more dangerous
Coventry77.4148% more dangerous
Croydon83.2252% more dangerous
Sheffield85.8153% more dangerous
Bristol86.2154% more dangerous
Leicester97.4459% more dangerous
Birmingham102.8761% more dangerous
Liverpool107.2863% more dangerous
Bradford133.0270% more dangerous
Leeds137.1071% 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.

Anti-Social Behaviour+29%-50%-14%+50%+133%+108%+225%+38%+75%-
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%-
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 towns 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 crimes are possession of weapons.

Last updated: 07 May 2021