Haxby Crime Overview

Haxby is the safest small town in North Yorkshire, and is the 337th most dangerous overall out of North Yorkshire's 781 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Haxby in 2020 was 22 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to North Yorkshire's overall crime rate, coming in 207% lower than the North Yorkshire rate of 69 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Haxby is the 49th safest small town, and the 3,204th safest location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In November 2015, Haxby was the worst small town in North Yorkshire for possession of weapons, with 1 crime reported and a crime rate of 0.12 per 1,000 inhabitants.

The most common crimes in Haxby are violence and sexual offences, with 86 offences during 2020, giving a crime rate of 10. This is 28% lower than 2019's figure of 110 offences and a difference of 2.86 from 2019's crime rate of 13. Haxby's least common crimes are possession of weapons, with 1 offence recorded in 2020, the same as 2019's figure of 1 crime.

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Crime in Haxby Compared To North Yorkshire

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Summary of Crimes in Haxby This Year

 HaxbyNorth Yorkshire 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour23628.1548,67141.7348% safer
Bicycle Theft20.241,2521.07346% safer
Burglary141.675,1654.43165% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson303.5811,0069.44164% safer
Drugs80.953,0872.65179% safer
Other Crime20.242,0451.75629% safer
Other Theft131.556,0695.20235% safer
Possession of Weapons10.127480.64433% safer
Public Order131.557,1326.11294% safer
Robbery10.125730.49308% safer
Shoplifting91.075,2944.54324% safer
Vehicle Crime80.953,7243.19236% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences8610.2633,44728.67179% safer

Haxby Compared to Nearby Small Towns

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Haxby18722.30-
Huntington22722.932.7% more dangerous
Ingleby Barwick71231.6630% more dangerous
Sherburn in Elmet30538.8343% more dangerous
Newby and Scalby41943.1948% more dangerous
Knaresborough67143.6549% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Haxby

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Recent Crimes in Haxby

DateCrime TypeLocationOutcome
November 2021Vehicle crimeOn or near Melander GardensInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
November 2021ShopliftingOn or near The VillageInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
November 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near South LaneUnable to prosecute suspect
November 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near South LaneUnable to prosecute suspect
October 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near South LaneUnable to prosecute suspect
October 2021DrugsOn or near Lady Kell GardensFormal action is not in the public interest
October 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Lady Kell GardensUnable to prosecute suspect
October 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Lady Kell GardensUnable to prosecute suspect
October 2021Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Carmires AvenueUnable to prosecute suspect
October 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Reid ParkUnable to prosecute suspect
October 2021Other crimeOn or near Westfield RoadFurther investigation is not in the public interest
October 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Little MeadowsUnable to prosecute suspect
October 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near SandylandUnable to prosecute suspect
October 2021Public orderOn or near New Forge CourtFurther investigation is not in the public interest
October 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near New Forge CourtFurther investigation is not in the public interest
October 2021Criminal damage and arsonOn or near WandhillInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
September 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near SouthlandsUnable to prosecute suspect
September 2021Criminal damage and arsonOn or near RiversdaleInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
September 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near North LaneUnable to prosecute suspect
September 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near North LaneUnable to prosecute suspect

Haxby Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2017201820192020Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour19161628Getting worse
Bicycle Theft0.240.600.480.24Safer
Burglary2.71.62.21.7Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson3.04.93.73.6Safer
Drugs-0.600.720.95Getting worse
Other Crime0.120.720.720.24Safer
Other Theft1.92.01.21.6Safer
Possession of Weapons-0.120.120.12No change
Public Order0.481.82.31.6Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)-0.12-0.12No change
Shoplifting2.40.952.31.1Safer
Vehicle Crime0.600.601.10.95Getting worse
Violence and Sexual Offences681310Getting worse

Changes In Haxby's Crime Rates Over Time

Offences in Haxby's Green Spaces

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

NameASBDrugsPublic OrderRobberyVSOAll OthersCrimes per Hectare
Ethel Ward Memorial Playing Field1531-247

Comparing Haxby to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Haxby22.30-
Barnet67.7167% more dangerous
Coventry77.4171% more dangerous
Croydon83.2273% more dangerous
Sheffield85.8174% more dangerous
Bristol86.2174% more dangerous
Leicester97.4477% more dangerous
Birmingham102.8778% more dangerous
Liverpool107.2879% more dangerous
Bradford133.0283% more dangerous
Leeds137.1084% more dangerous

Crime in Haxby's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Haxby15026First

Crime in Haxby During Coronavirus Lockdowns

Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Haxby change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in September, when Haxby saw a 400% increase in criminal damage and arson. Haxby saw a large fall in criminal damage and arson during November, when it fell by 86% compared to November in 2019.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour-57%+155%+67%+150%+214%+288%+243%+92%+200%+88%
Bicycle Theft--50%--------
Burglary----------83%
Criminal Damage and Arson-67%+33%+50%-50%+100%-25%+400%+50%-86%+100%
Other Crime----------
Other Theft--+50%--+100%---50%-
Public Order------50%-+100%-+300%
Shoplifting-50%--+100%---50%---
Vehicle Crime------+100%---
Violence and Sexual Offences-64%-33%-33%+40%+60%+20%+50%-71%-65%-31%

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in Haxby

What police force serves Haxby?
Haxby's local territorial police force is the North Yorkshire Police.
How dangerous is Haxby?
Haxby is the safest small town in North Yorkshire.
What is Haxby's most common crime?
The most common crimes in Haxby are violence and sexual offences.
What is the least common crime in Haxby?
Haxby's least common crimes are possession of weapons.

Last updated: 31 Dec 2021