Willerby Crime Overview

Willerby is the safest small town in the East Riding of Yorkshire, and is among the top 20 safest overall out of the East Riding of Yorkshire's 172 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Willerby in 2020 was 13 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to the East Riding of Yorkshire's overall crime rate, coming in 551% lower than the East Riding of Yorkshire rate of 83 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Willerby is among the top 10 safest small towns, and the 1,332nd safest location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In January 2020, Willerby was the worst small town in the East Riding of Yorkshire for theft from the person, with 1 crime reported and a crime rate of 0.13 per 1,000 inhabitants. May 2016 was also a bad month for Willerby residents, when it was the East Riding of Yorkshire's most dangerous small town for other crime, recording 4 crimes at a rate of 0.51 per 1,000 residents.

The most common crime in Willerby is shoplifting, with 23 offences during 2020, giving a crime rate of 2.9. This is 65% lower than 2019's figure of 38 offences and a difference of 1.91 from 2019's crime rate of 4.8. Willerby's least common crime is theft from the person, with 1 offence recorded in 2020.

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Summary of Crimes in Willerby This Year

 WillerbyEast Riding of Yorkshire 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour243.0510,37217.26466% safer
Bicycle Theft30.386661.11192% safer
Burglary50.643,5865.97833% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson81.026,08110.12892% safer
Other Theft111.403,4895.81315% safer
Public Order121.536,54710.90612% safer
Shoplifting232.933,6516.08108% safer
Theft From the Person10.131910.32146% safer
Vehicle Crime141.782,0343.3990% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences232.9320,58034.251069% safer

Crime in Willerby Compared To East Riding of Yorkshire

Willerby Compared to Nearby Small Towns

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Willerby10012.72-
Elloughton-cum-Brough28226.5252% more dangerous
Anlaby with Anlaby Common33132.3661% more dangerous
Pocklington37839.9268% more dangerous
Driffield55542.3170% more dangerous
Hornsea41547.2073% more dangerous

Willerby Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2017201820192020Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour2.93.23.33.0Safer
Bicycle Theft0.640.890.760.38Safer
Burglary1.41.82.30.64Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson2.72.41.81.0Safer
Other Theft8751.4Safer
Public Order1.01.22.21.5Getting worse
Shoplifting54.24.82.9Safer
Vehicle Crime2.32.32.81.8Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences3.04.14.82.9Safer

Changes In Willerby's Crime Rates Over Time

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Comparing Willerby to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Willerby12.72-
Barnet67.7181% more dangerous
Coventry77.4184% more dangerous
Croydon83.2285% more dangerous
Sheffield85.8185% more dangerous
Bristol86.2185% more dangerous
Leicester97.4487% more dangerous
Birmingham102.8788% more dangerous
Liverpool107.2888% more dangerous
Bradford133.0290% more dangerous
Leeds137.1091% more dangerous

Crime in Willerby's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Cottingham South & North Ella48173First

Crime in Willerby During Coronavirus Lockdowns

Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Willerby change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in May, when Willerby saw a 500% increase in anti-social behaviour. Willerby saw a large fall in other theft during June, when it fell by 86% compared to June in 2019.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour-+50%+500%-50%+300%-67%--+100%-
Bicycle Theft----------
Burglary----------
Criminal Damage and Arson--+100%-50%-----60%-
Other Theft--75%-67%-86%-80%-60%----
Public Order-----33%+100%--+300%-
Shoplifting+50%-50%-+50%-17%-50%-75%--33%-
Vehicle Crime---67%-------
Violence and Sexual Offences---60%--75%--75%+25%--

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 crime in Willerby is shoplifting.
What is the least common crime in Willerby?
Willerby's least common crime is theft from the person (inc. pickpocketing).

Last updated: 01 Apr 2021