Crime in North Yorkshire

North Yorkshire is among the top 10 safest counties in England and Wales. The overall crime rate in North Yorkshire in 2020 was 35 crimes per 1,000 people, and the most common crimes were violence and sexual offences, which happened to roughly every 15 out of 1,000 residents.

Out of all of North Yorkshire's larger towns and cities, Selby is the most dangerous. The next most dangerous is Northallerton, and Whitby 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 Sherburn in Elmet in second place, and Newby and Scalby in third place.

Crime Map of North Yorkshire

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North Yorkshire Crime Summary

CrimeCountRate
Anti-Social Behaviour19,37524.27
Bicycle Theft2800.35
Burglary1,8182.28
Criminal Damage and Arson3,6334.55
Drugs1,2561.57
Other Crime6920.87
Other Theft2,3172.90
Possession of Weapons2960.37
Public Order2,1762.73
Robbery1160.15
Shoplifting1,6762.10
Theft From the Person960.12
Vehicle Crime1,2871.61
Violence and Sexual Offences12,16015.23

North Yorkshire's Population Centres

 Total CrimesCrime RateRate Difference from North Yorkshire
Harrogate4,0472538% safer
Knaresborough6294115% more dangerous
Newby and Scalby3763910% more dangerous
Northallerton8727956% more dangerous
Norton-on-Derwent3774522% more dangerous
Richmond4385233% more dangerous
Ripon6874217% more dangerous
Scarborough4,9854624% more dangerous
Selby1,5388961% more dangerous
Sherburn in Elmet269341.7% safer
Whitby8336345% more dangerous

Crime Trends in North Yorkshire

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2017201820192020Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour25221924Getting worse
Bicycle Theft0.550.530.530.35Safer
Burglary3.53.63.82.3Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson5654.6Safer
Drugs1.31.41.41.6Getting worse
Other Crime0.750.760.980.87Getting worse
Other Theft4.14.44.22.9Safer
Possession of Weapons0.200.290.300.37Getting worse
Public Order1.32.02.62.7Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.140.160.200.15Safer
Shoplifting3.53.63.52.1Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.300.320.310.12Safer
Vehicle Crime2.12.42.21.6Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences11141715Getting worse

Last updated: 18 Feb 2021