Crime and Safety in Willerby, East Riding of Yorkshire

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Willerby is the safest small towns in the East Riding of Yorkshire, and is the safest overall out of the East Riding of Yorkshire's 171 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Willerby in 2021 was 0.51 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares similarly to the East Riding of Yorkshire's overall crime rate, coming in 16951% lower than the East Riding of Yorkshire rate of 87 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Willerby is among the top 20 safest small town, and the 106th safest location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

The most common crimes in Willerby are violence and sexual offences, with 2 offences during 2021, giving a crime rate of 0.25. This is 50% higher than 2020's figure of 1 offence and a difference of 0.12 from 2020's crime rate of 0.13. Willerby's least common crime is criminal damage and arson, with 1 offence recorded in 2021.

Willerby 2022 Crime Scorecard


Small Towns, The East Riding of Yorkshire

18925% lower, regional crime rate

Yorkshire and The Humber

14888% lower, national crime rate

England, Wales & NI

Local Crime in Context

As of 2022, the crime rate in Willerby is 18925% lower than Yorkshire and The Humber and 14888% lower than the England, Wales & Northern Ireland overall figure.

Willerby Crime Map

Incidents mapped in Willerby 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 Willerby

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Crime in Willerby Compared To East Riding of Yorkshire

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Summary of Crimes in Willerby This Year

 WillerbyEast Riding of Yorkshire 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour30.389,20415.32 3932% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson10.136,37610.61 8062% safer
Public Order10.137,07311.77 8954% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences20.2523,20638.62 15348% safer

Willerby Compared to Nearby Small Towns)

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Anlaby with Anlaby Common161.5667% more dangerous
Elloughton-cum-Brough24422.9598% more dangerous
Pocklington37039.0899% more dangerous
Cottingham79446.5399% more dangerous
Hessle79552.3699% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Willerby

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Recent Crimes in Willerby

DateCrime TypeLocationOutcome
July 2021Public orderOn or near Willerby Low RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
June 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Carr LaneLocal resolution
June 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Carr LaneLocal resolution
May 2021Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Abbey LaneInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
May 2020Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Abbey LaneUnable to prosecute suspect
September 2019Other theftOn or near Abbey LaneInvestigation complete; no suspect identified

Willerby Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Anti-Social Behaviour0.380.130.130.38 Getting worse
Public Order0.25--0.13 Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences0.13-0.130.25 Getting worse

Changes In Willerby's Crime Rates Over Time

Comparing Willerby to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Barnet67.0899% more dangerous
Croydon82.4899% more dangerous
Sheffield90.0599% more dangerous
Bristol90.5299% more dangerous
Coventry102.24100% more dangerous
Leicester111.59100% more dangerous
Liverpool123.06100% more dangerous
Birmingham129.64100% more dangerous
Bradford132.28100% more dangerous
Leeds150.94100% more dangerous

Crime in Willerby's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Cottingham South & North Ella40461First

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in Willerby

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

How dangerous is Willerby?
Willerby is the safest small town in the East Riding of Yorkshire.

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

What is the least common crime in Willerby?
Willerby's least common crime is criminal damage and arson.

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