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Crime and Safety in Guisborough

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Guisborough is among the top 10 most dangerous small towns in North Yorkshire, and is the 37th most dangerous overall out of North Yorkshire's 699 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Guisborough in 2021 was 72 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to North Yorkshire's overall crime rate, coming in 4.9% lower than the North Yorkshire rate of 76 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Guisborough is the 233rd most dangerous small town, and the 1,449th most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In December 2021, Guisborough was the worst small town in North Yorkshire for burglary, with 7 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.38 per 1,000 inhabitants. December 2021 was also a bad month for Guisborough residents, when it was North Yorkshire's most dangerous small town for criminal damage and arson, recording 24 crimes at a rate of 1.3 per 1,000 residents. Guisborough recorded 9 reports of other theft during October 2021, making its crime rate of 0.48 the worst small town for other theft in North Yorkshire that month.

The most common crimes in Guisborough are violence and sexual offences, with 512 offences during 2021, giving a crime rate of 28. This is 19% higher than 2020's figure of 417 offences and a difference of 5.11 from 2020's crime rate of 22. Guisborough's least common crime is theft from the person, with 3 offences recorded in 2021, an increase of 67% from 2020's figure of 1 crime.

Guisborough 2022 Crime Scorecard

Top 10 Most Dangerous

Small Towns, North Yorkshire

34% lower, regional crime rate

Yorkshire and The Humber

6% lower, national crime rate

England, Wales & NI

Local Crime in Context

As of 2022, the crime rate in Guisborough is 34% lower than Yorkshire and The Humber and 6% lower than the England, Wales & Northern Ireland overall figure.

Guisborough Crime Rate Over Time

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Guisborough Crime Map

Incidents mapped in Guisborough 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 Guisborough

YearCrime Rate per
1,000 people
Total Crimes
2021721,341
2020671,242
2019691,288
2018621,145
2017561,035
2016621,150

Crime in Guisborough Compared To North Yorkshire

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Summary of Crimes in Guisborough This Year

 GuisboroughNorth Yorkshire 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour68636.9139,79734.12 8% more dangerous
Bicycle Theft60.321,3371.15 259% safer
Burglary663.554,4883.85 8% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson21111.3511,6409.98 12% more dangerous
Drugs371.993,0422.61 31% safer
Other Crime120.651,9231.65 154% safer
Other Theft824.416,1465.27 20% safer
Possession of Weapons70.386800.58 53% safer
Public Order1578.459,3398.01 5% more dangerous
Robbery70.387130.61 61% safer
Shoplifting20210.875,9025.06 53% more dangerous
Theft From the Person30.164280.37 131% safer
Vehicle Crime392.103,5243.02 44% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences51227.5539,12033.54 22% safer

Guisborough Compared to Nearby Small Towns)

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Ripon88353.8334% safer
Saltburn, Marske and New Marske1,03054.0533% safer
Norton-on-Derwent47055.6730% safer
Skipton87757.2126% safer
Richmond49959.5621% safer
Guisborough1,34172.15-
Skelton and Brotton1,03277.947% more dangerous
Whitby1,03278.528% more dangerous
Loftus68186.8817% more dangerous
Selby1,69597.9826% more dangerous
Northallerton1,212109.9534% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Guisborough

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Recent Crimes in Guisborough

DateCrime TypeLocationOutcome
April 2022Public orderOn or near Duhallow CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Raithwaite CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near BransdaleUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Possession of weaponsOn or near Osprey CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Parking AreaInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Bicycle theftOn or near Cross StreetInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022ShopliftingOn or near Parking AreaUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Parking AreaInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022ShopliftingOn or near Parking AreaInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Mulgrave CourtUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Whitby RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near A171Unable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Montagu'S HarrierAction to be taken by another organisation
April 2022Other theftOn or near Barnaby PlaceInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Other theftOn or near Gold CrestInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Helmsley DriveUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Park LaneUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Raithwaite CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Parking AreaFormal action is not in the public interest
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Barlow CloseUnable to prosecute suspect

Guisborough Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2018201920202021Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour38344837 Safer
Bicycle Theft0.160.380.050.32 Safer
Burglary874.03.6 Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson1291311 Getting worse
Drugs0.910.701.22.0 Getting worse
Other Crime0.811.91.80.65 Safer
Other Theft7764.4 Safer
Possession of Weapons0.220.270.220.38 Getting worse
Public Order3.44.868 Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.320.380.380.38 Safer
Shoplifting69911 Getting worse
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.110.220.050.16 Safer
Vehicle Crime3.62.72.82.1 Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences20262228 Getting 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 2021.

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
Barnet67.088% safer
Guisborough72.15-
Croydon82.4813% more dangerous
Sheffield90.0520% more dangerous
Bristol90.5220% more dangerous
Coventry102.2429% more dangerous
Leicester111.5935% more dangerous
Liverpool123.0641% more dangerous
Birmingham129.6444% more dangerous
Bradford132.2845% more dangerous
Leeds150.9452% more dangerous

Crime in Guisborough's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Guisborough North883133First
Guisborough Outer & Upleatham18933Third
Guisborough West26943Second

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 theft from the person (inc. pickpocketing).

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