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North Yorkshire Crime Statistics

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North Yorkshire is the 21st most dangerous county in England, Wales, and Northern Ireland. The overall crime rate in North Yorkshire in 2021 was 76 crimes per 1,000 people, and the most common crimes were violence and sexual offences, which happened to roughly every 34 out of 1,000 residents.

Out of all of North Yorkshire's larger towns and cities, Middlesbrough is the most dangerous. The next most dangerous is Scarborough, and Thornaby comes in as third most dangerous. There are safer parts of North Yorkshire, starting with Harrogate which ranks as the safest area in North Yorkshire, followed up by York in second place, and Redcar in third place.

North Yorkshire Crime Map

Incidents mapped in North Yorkshire represent the time frame between July 2019 and June 2022. Each point on the map represents an area where crimes have been recorded locally.

Last updated: 02 Jun, 2022

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North Yorkshire Crime Summary

CrimeCountRate
Anti-Social Behaviour39,79734.12
Bicycle Theft1,3371.15
Burglary4,4883.85
Criminal Damage and Arson11,6409.98
Drugs3,0422.61
Other Crime1,9231.65
Other Theft6,1465.27
Possession of Weapons6800.58
Public Order9,3398.01
Robbery7130.61
Shoplifting5,9025.06
Theft From the Person4280.37
Vehicle Crime3,5243.02
Violence and Sexual Offences39,12033.54

North Yorkshire's Population Centres

NameTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference from North Yorkshire
Guisborough1,34172 4.9% safer
Harrogate4,68863 20% safer
Haxby18422 245% safer
Huntington54255 38% safer
Ingleby Barwick84137 102% safer
Knaresborough64642 80% safer
Loftus68187 13% more dangerous
Middlesbrough29,097164 54% more dangerous
Newby and Scalby46648 58% safer
Northallerton1,212110 31% more dangerous
Norton-on-Derwent47056 36% safer
Redcar4,343114 34% more dangerous
Richmond49960 27% safer
Ripon88354 41% safer
Saltburn, Marske and New Marske1,07256 35% safer
Scarborough5,667142 47% more dangerous
Selby1,69598 23% more dangerous
Sherburn in Elmet30839 93% safer
Skelton and Brotton1,03278 2.9% more dangerous
Skipton87757 32% safer
Thornaby3,438134 44% more dangerous
Whitby1,03279 3.6% more dangerous
Yarm45051 49% safer
York11,92173 4.3% safer

Crime Trends in North Yorkshire

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2018201920202021Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour39334234 Safer
Bicycle Theft1.51.41.11.2 Safer
Burglary664.43.8 Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson1010910 Safer
Drugs2.02.22.62.6 Getting worse
Other Crime1.41.81.81.6 Getting worse
Other Theft7755 Safer
Possession of Weapons0.440.530.640.58 Getting worse
Public Order4.0568 Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.470.560.490.61 Getting worse
Shoplifting874.55 Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.680.680.330.37 Safer
Vehicle Crime4.23.93.23.0 Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences25292934 Getting worse
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