Kingston upon Hull Crime Overview

Kingston upon Hull is the most dangerous city in Yorkshire and The Humber, and the third most dangerous overall out of the UK's cities. The overall crime rate in Kingston upon Hull in 2020 was 125 crimes per 1,000 people.

In May 2020, Kingston upon Hull had the worst crime rate in Yorkshire and The Humber for shoplifting, with 187 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.72 per 1,000 inhabitants. August 2019 was also a bad month for Kingston upon Hull residents, when it was Yorkshire and The Humber's most dangerous area for bicycle theft, recording 89 crimes at a rate of 0.34 per 1,000 residents.

The most common crimes in Kingston upon Hull are violence and sexual offences, with 13,594 offences during 2020, giving a crime rate of 52. This is 5% lower than 2019's figure of 14,310 offences and a difference of 2.76 from 2019's crime rate of 55. Kingston upon Hull's least common crime is theft from the person, with 156 offences recorded in 2020, a decrease of 109% from 2019's figure of 326 crimes.

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Summary of Crimes in Kingston upon Hull This Year

 Kingston upon Hull
CrimeCountRate
Anti-Social Behaviour6,48324.96
Bicycle Theft4601.77
Burglary2,2888.81
Criminal Damage and Arson4,04215.56
Drugs6732.59
Other Crime8423.24
Other Theft2,1088.11
Possession of Weapons2120.82
Public Order4,15515.99
Robbery2881.11
Shoplifting2,4989.62
Theft From the Person1560.60
Vehicle Crime1,2424.78
Violence and Sexual Offences13,59452.33

Kingston upon Hull Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2017201820192020Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour29252425Safer
Bicycle Theft4.24.23.51.8Safer
Burglary1111129Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson19192016Safer
Drugs2.22.12.32.6Getting worse
Other Crime2.83.23.43.2Getting worse
Other Theft1212108Safer
Possession of Weapons0.760.780.840.82Getting worse
Public Order7121516Getting worse
Robbery1.51.51.41.1Safer
Shoplifting16171610Safer
Theft From the Person1.21.41.20.60Safer
Vehicle Crime10984.8Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences40525552Getting worse

Comparing Kingston upon Hull to the UK's Major Cities

CitiesCrime RateRate Difference
Coventry71.5075% safer
Sheffield73.9969% safer
Kirklees74.2369% safer
Croydon77.1862% safer
Bradford79.1958% safer
London80.7055% safer
Birmingham89.0241% safer
Bristol91.5737% safer
Leeds91.9036% safer
Leicester102.5122% safer
Liverpool105.9418% safer
Kingston upon Hull125.33-

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 theft from the person during November, when it fell by 76% compared to November 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, criminal damage and arson, shoplifting, and vehicle crime.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctOct
Anti-Social Behaviour-4%+21%+59%+31%+2%-4%+24%+18%+14%
Bicycle Theft-53%-74%-64%-38%-29%-63%-51%-32%-6%
Burglary-26%-20%-36%-41%-19%+1%+1%-18%-11%
Criminal Damage and Arson-27%-43%-24%-24%-1%-13%-6%-5%-17%
Drugs+14%-8%+12%+53%+59%+47%+2%+11%+67%
Other Crime-26%-4%-17%-12%+59%+10%+9%+3%+48%
Other Theft-8%-33%-19%-10%--20%-23%-2%-9%
Possession of Weapons+5%-47%-48%-24%+100%-8%-15%+50%+63%
Public Order-6%-23%+0%+23%+26%+36%+41%+28%+23%
Robbery-6%-47%+17%-32%+24%-23%+65%-24%+4%
Shoplifting-45%-58%-47%-40%-45%-46%-28%-26%-17%
Theft From the Person--69%-75%-70%-48%-30%-29%-11%-76%
Vehicle Crime-39%-56%-62%-51%-54%-23%-38%-11%-35%
Violence and Sexual Offences-13%-5%-4%+1%+20%+12%-2%+5%+18%

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 Yorkshire and The Humber.
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.

Last updated: 01 Mar 2021