Crime in North Yorkshire

North Yorkshire is the 30th most dangerous county in England, Wales, and Northern Ireland. The overall crime rate in North Yorkshire in 2020 was 69 crimes per 1,000 people, and the most common crimes were violence and sexual offences, which happened to roughly every 29 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.

Crime Map of North Yorkshire

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North Yorkshire Crime Summary

Anti-Social Behaviour48,67141.73
Bicycle Theft1,2521.07
Criminal Damage and Arson11,0069.44
Other Crime2,0451.75
Other Theft6,0695.20
Possession of Weapons7480.64
Public Order7,1326.11
Theft From the Person3890.33
Vehicle Crime3,7243.19
Violence and Sexual Offences33,44728.67

North Yorkshire's Population Centres

NameTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference from North Yorkshire
Guisborough1,242672.6% safer
Harrogate4,3235818% safer
Haxby18722207% safer
Huntington22723199% safer
Ingleby Barwick71232116% safer
Knaresborough6714457% safer
Loftus6598418% more dangerous
Middlesbrough25,05214151% more dangerous
Newby and Scalby4194359% safer
Northallerton9518621% more dangerous
Norton-on-Derwent4134940% safer
Redcar4,04010636% more dangerous
Richmond4715622% safer
Ripon7774745% safer
Saltburn, Marske and New Marske9004745% safer
Scarborough5,43913650% more dangerous
Selby1,6679629% more dangerous
Sherburn in Elmet3053976% safer
Skelton and Brotton1,0257711% more dangerous
Skipton8615622% safer
Thornaby3,19412545% more dangerous
Whitby901690.03% more dangerous
Yarm4154747% safer
York9,8406014% safer

Crime Trends in North Yorkshire

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Anti-Social Behaviour46393342Getting worse
Bicycle Theft1.
Criminal Damage and Arson1010109Safer
Drugs1. worse
Other Crime1. worse
Other Theft7775Safer
Possession of Weapons0.350.440.530.64Getting worse
Public Order2.54.056Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.360.470.560.49Getting worse
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.610.680.680.33Safer
Vehicle Crime3.
Violence and Sexual Offences18252929Getting worse

Last updated: 09 Apr 2021