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Crime and Safety in Grimsby

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Grimsby is the most dangerous major towns in Lincolnshire, and is among the top 10 most dangerous overall out of Lincolnshire's 563 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Grimsby in 2021 was 132 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares poorly to Lincolnshire's overall crime rate, coming in 43% higher than the Lincolnshire rate of 75 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Grimsby is among the top 10 most dangerous major town, and the 255th most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In December 2021, Grimsby had the worst crime rate in Lincolnshire for criminal damage and arson, with 138 crimes reported and a crime rate of 1.6 per 1,000 inhabitants. November 2021 was also a bad month for Grimsby residents, when it was Lincolnshire's most dangerous area for burglary, recording 59 crimes at a rate of 0.67 per 1,000 residents. Grimsby recorded 26 reports of other crime during December 2021, making its crime rate of 0.29 the worst for other crime in Lincolnshire that month.

The most common crimes in Grimsby are violence and sexual offences, with 5,118 offences during 2021, giving a crime rate of 58. This is 6% higher than 2020's figure of 4,835 offences and a difference of 3.21 from 2020's crime rate of 55. Grimsby's least common crime is theft from the person, with 35 offences recorded in 2021, a decrease of 26% from 2020's figure of 44 crimes.

Grimsby 2022 Crime Scorecard

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Major Towns, Lincolnshire

38% higher, regional crime rate

East Midlands

42% higher, national crime rate

England, Wales & NI

Local Crime in Context

As of 2022, the crime rate in Grimsby is 38% higher than the East Midlands and 42% higher than the England, Wales & Northern Ireland overall figure.

Grimsby Crime Rate Over Time

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Grimsby Crime Map

Incidents mapped in Grimsby 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 Grimsby

YearCrime Rate per
1,000 people
Total Crimes
202113211,686
202013111,588
201915313,538
201815013,234
201713812,225
201612410,964

Crime in Grimsby Compared To Lincolnshire

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Summary of Crimes in Grimsby This Year

 GrimsbyLincolnshire 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour2,05823.3024,31122.24 4.5% more dangerous
Bicycle Theft2562.901,2621.15 60% more dangerous
Burglary5085.754,5784.19 27% more dangerous
Criminal Damage and Arson1,79820.3610,0089.16 55% more dangerous
Drugs2082.352,1852.00 15% more dangerous
Other Crime4114.652,2772.08 55% more dangerous
Other Theft6617.485,9605.45 27% more dangerous
Possession of Weapons750.856870.63 26% more dangerous
Public Order1,51317.138,6617.92 54% more dangerous
Robbery810.925050.46 50% more dangerous
Shoplifting6907.815,7285.24 33% more dangerous
Theft From the Person350.402850.26 35% more dangerous
Vehicle Crime3323.763,2722.99 20% more dangerous
Violence and Sexual Offences5,11857.9536,82433.69 42% more dangerous

Grimsby Compared to Nearby Major Towns)

Major TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Scunthorpe8,657103.5728% safer
Lincoln12,526117.7112% safer
Grimsby11,686132.31-

Crime Over Time in Grimsby

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Recent Crimes in Grimsby

DateCrime TypeLocationOutcome
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Walton GroveInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Public orderOn or near Hamilton StreetUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Other crimeOn or near Service Road 10Unable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Other theftOn or near Burns GroveUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Bicycle theftOn or near Humber Bridge RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Orby GroveLocal resolution
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Harrow RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Clavering StreetInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022DrugsOn or near Petrol StationOffender given a caution
April 2022Other theftOn or near Petrol StationInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Milton RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Other theftOn or near Petrol StationInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Public orderOn or near Hope StreetUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Other theftOn or near Fleetwood CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022ShopliftingOn or near SupermarketInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022ShopliftingOn or near SupermarketInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Casswell CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Other crimeOn or near Hatton GroveInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Derby CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022BurglaryOn or near Pagehall CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified

Grimsby Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2018201920202021Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour26222323 Safer
Bicycle Theft2.82.32.52.9 Getting worse
Burglary9986 Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson24222020 Safer
Drugs1.92.02.12.4 Getting worse
Other Crime3.93.94.74.6 Getting worse
Other Theft101077 Safer
Possession of Weapons1.00.960.830.85 Safer
Public Order13161717 Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)1.61.50.870.92 Safer
Shoplifting212188 Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.840.710.500.40 Safer
Vehicle Crime874.13.8 Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences53575558 Getting worse

Changes In Grimsby's Crime Rates Over Time

Offences in Grimsby's Green Spaces

We only display green spaces in Grimsby that are named, and have had crimes recorded within their boundaries during 2021.

NameASBDrugsPublic OrderRobberyVSOAll OthersCrimes per Hectare
Duke of York Gardens2-11222.1
Hardy Recreation Ground--2--00.53

Comparing Grimsby to the UK's Major Cities

Major TownCrime RateRate Difference
Barnet67.0897% safer
Croydon82.4860% safer
Sheffield90.0547% safer
Bristol90.5246% safer
Coventry102.2429% safer
Leicester111.5919% safer
Liverpool123.068% safer
Birmingham129.642.1% safer
Bradford132.280.02% safer
Grimsby132.31-
Leeds150.9412% more dangerous

Crime in Grimsby's Neighbourhoods

Grimsby East Marsh & Port is the most dangerous neighbourhood in Grimsby, followed by Grimsby West Marsh in second place, and Nunsthorpe as the third most dangerous area. Grimsby's safest neighbourhoods are, in order, Great Coates & The Willows, Scartho, and Yarborough.

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Great Coates & The Willows3636311th
Grimsby East Marsh & Port1,963356First
Grimsby West Marsh2,504326Second
Holme Hill847141Fifth
Littlefield North588102Sixth
Littlefield South & Grange563102Seventh
New Clee988163Fourth
Nunsthorpe1,234171Third
Scartho4164312th
Weelsby & Old Clee67094Ninth
Wellow912101Eighth
Yarborough44781Tenth

Grimsby Neighbourhood Crime Breakdown

Showing the safest and most dangerous parts of Grimsby for specific criminal activity, with crime count and rate shown in brackets.

Crime TypeSafest NeighbourhoodMost Dangerous Neighbourhood
Anti-Social BehaviourScartho (115)Grimsby East Marsh & Port (309)
Bicycle TheftYarborough (2)Grimsby West Marsh (121)
BurglaryYarborough (17)Grimsby East Marsh & Port (80)
Criminal Damage and ArsonScartho (49)Grimsby West Marsh (388)
DrugsScartho (5)Grimsby East Marsh & Port (49)
Other CrimeScartho (21)Grimsby East Marsh & Port (57)
Other TheftScartho (29)Grimsby East Marsh & Port (129)
Possession of WeaponsLittlefield North (1)Grimsby East Marsh & Port (21)
Public OrderScartho (44)Grimsby East Marsh & Port (302)
Robbery (inc. mugging)Great Coates & The Willows (1)Grimsby East Marsh & Port (18)
ShopliftingWellow (8)Grimsby East Marsh & Port (168)
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)Scartho (1)Grimsby West Marsh (13)
Vehicle CrimeScartho (18)Grimsby West Marsh (62)
Violence and Sexual OffencesScartho (174)Grimsby East Marsh & Port (799)

Crime in Grimsby During Coronavirus Lockdowns

Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Grimsby change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in March, when Grimsby saw a 400% increase in theft from the person. Grimsby saw a large fall in bicycle theft during December, when it fell by 93% compared to December in 2019. Rates of robbery and shoplifting both fell year-on-year for every month during Grimsby's lockdown.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour-4%+1%+24%+42%-5%-2%+26%+2%+22%-
Bicycle Theft+67%-10%-10%-30%+74%-56%-27%-+14%-93%
Burglary+42%-38%-30%-16%-21%-9%-25%-48%+12%-
Criminal Damage and Arson-18%+9%-5%-14%-16%-18%-12%+22%+55%-
Drugs+31%+83%+31%+25%+18%+8%+50%+50%-24%-
Other Crime+21%+54%+50%+30%+25%+12%-8%+22%+110%-
Other Theft+12%-54%-8%-31%-1%+3%+2%-45%-6%-
Possession of Weapons+43%-17%+75%-55%-13%--13%-25%-50%-
Public Order-1%+10%-12%-8%-1%+47%+23%+35%+36%-
Robbery-29%-10%-50%-57%-33%-13%-50%-60%-10%-
Shoplifting-74%-64%-66%-36%-41%-29%-68%-58%-53%-
Theft From the Person+400%-67%-50%+50%-42%-71%+75%-80%--
Vehicle Crime-19%+6%-9%-27%-71%-68%-62%-29%-42%-
Violence and Sexual Offences-21%-3%-16%+7%+6%+25%+1%+12%+71%-

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in Grimsby

What police force serves Grimsby?
Grimsby's local territorial police force is the Lincolnshire Police.

How dangerous is Grimsby?
Grimsby is the most dangerous major town in Lincolnshire.

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

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

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