Guisborough Crime Overview

Guisborough is among the top 10 most dangerous small towns in North Yorkshire, and is the 46th most dangerous overall out of North Yorkshire's 781 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Guisborough in 2020 was 67 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to North Yorkshire's overall crime rate, coming in 2.6% lower than the North Yorkshire rate of 69 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Guisborough is the 235th most dangerous small town, and the 1,623rd most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In November 2020, Guisborough was the worst small town in North Yorkshire for burglary, with 10 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.54 per 1,000 inhabitants. November 2020 was also a bad month for Guisborough residents, when it was North Yorkshire's most dangerous small town for criminal damage and arson, recording 43 crimes at a rate of 2.3 per 1,000 residents. Guisborough recorded 11 reports of other theft during November 2020, making its crime rate of 0.59 the worst small town for other theft in North Yorkshire that month.

The most common crimes in Guisborough are violence and sexual offences, with 417 offences during 2020, giving a crime rate of 22. This is 16% lower than 2019's figure of 482 offences and a difference of 3.49 from 2019's crime rate of 26. Guisborough's least common crime is bicycle theft, with 1 offence recorded in 2020, a decrease of 600% from 2019's figure of 7 crimes.

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Crime in Guisborough Compared To North Yorkshire

Summary of Crimes in Guisborough This Year

 GuisboroughNorth Yorkshire 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour88947.8348,67141.7313% more dangerous
Bicycle Theft10.051,2521.072040% safer
Burglary743.985,1654.4311% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson23412.5911,0069.4425% more dangerous
Drugs221.183,0872.65125% safer
Other Crime341.832,0451.754.4% more dangerous
Other Theft1095.866,0695.2011% more dangerous
Possession of Weapons40.227480.64191% safer
Public Order1146.137,1326.110.33% more dangerous
Robbery70.385730.4929% safer
Shoplifting1739.315,2944.5451% more dangerous
Theft From the Person10.053890.33560% safer
Vehicle Crime522.803,7243.1914% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences41722.4433,44728.6728% safer

Guisborough Compared to Nearby Small Towns

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Saltburn, Marske and New Marske90047.2242% safer
Ripon77747.3741% safer
Norton-on-Derwent41348.9237% safer
Skipton86156.1719% safer
Richmond47156.2219% safer
Guisborough1,24266.82-
Whitby90168.552.5% more dangerous
Skelton and Brotton1,02577.4114% more dangerous
Loftus65984.0821% more dangerous
Northallerton95186.2723% more dangerous
Selby1,66796.3631% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Guisborough

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Guisborough Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2017201820192020Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour55383448Getting worse
Bicycle Theft0.480.160.380.05Safer
Burglary5874.0Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson1112913Getting worse
Drugs0.910.910.701.2Getting worse
Other Crime0.750.811.91.8Getting worse
Other Theft8776Safer
Possession of Weapons0.160.220.270.22Getting worse
Public Order2.03.44.86Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.480.320.380.38Safer
Shoplifting7699Getting worse
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.750.110.220.05Safer
Vehicle Crime3.43.62.72.8Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences15202622Getting worse

Changes In Guisborough's Crime Rates Over Time

Offences in Guisborough's Green Spaces

We only display green spaces in Guisborough that are named, and have had crimes recorded within their boundaries during 2020.

NameASBDrugsPublic OrderRobberyVSOAll OthersCrimes per Hectare
King George V Memorial Playing Field--1--91.2

Comparing Guisborough to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Guisborough66.82-
Barnet67.711.3% more dangerous
Coventry77.4114% more dangerous
Croydon83.2220% more dangerous
Sheffield85.8122% more dangerous
Bristol86.2122% more dangerous
Leicester97.4431% more dangerous
Birmingham102.8735% more dangerous
Liverpool107.2838% more dangerous
Bradford133.0250% more dangerous
Leeds137.1051% more dangerous

Crime in Guisborough's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Guisborough North761114First
Guisborough Outer & Upleatham18432Third
Guisborough West29748Second

Crime in Guisborough During Coronavirus Lockdowns

Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Guisborough change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in May, when Guisborough saw a 400% increase in drugs. Guisborough saw a large fall in burglary during May, when it fell by 88% compared to May in 2019.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour-12%+134%+124%-7%+47%-12%+15%+94%+95%+78%
Burglary-47%-76%-88%-20%-50%-30%--50%--17%
Criminal Damage and Arson-22%+88%+133%-33%+73%+71%+33%+36%+258%-62%
Drugs--+400%---+100%+200%-+400%
Other Crime-50%--+200%-20%-20%+67%-60%--
Other Theft-43%-33%-+114%-29%+11%-50%+11%+83%-56%
Possession of Weapons----------
Public Order-38%-25%-50%-+67%+30%+29%+22%+160%+283%
Robbery------50%----
Shoplifting+10%-14%-76%-57%+25%--38%-31%-17%-
Vehicle Crime+50%-67%-60%-33%+200%+167%+67%+40%-75%-71%
Violence and Sexual Offences-46%-36%-6%+12%-18%+3%-27%-15%+19%-16%

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in Guisborough

What police force serves Guisborough?
Guisborough's local territorial police force is the North Yorkshire Police.
How dangerous is Guisborough?
Guisborough is among the top 10 most dangerous small towns in North Yorkshire.
What is Guisborough's most common crime?
The most common crimes in Guisborough are violence and sexual offences.
What is the least common crime in Guisborough?
Guisborough's least common crime is bicycle theft.

Last updated: 07 May 2021