Huntington Crime Overview

Huntington is the second safest small town in North Yorkshire, and is the 331st most dangerous overall out of North Yorkshire's 781 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Huntington in 2020 was 23 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to North Yorkshire's overall crime rate, coming in 199% lower than the North Yorkshire rate of 69 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Huntington is the 57th safest small town, and the 3,318th safest location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In March 2019, Huntington was the worst small town in North Yorkshire for theft from the person, with 1 crime reported and a crime rate of 0.10 per 1,000 inhabitants. January 2018 was also a bad month for Huntington residents, when it was North Yorkshire's most dangerous small town for shoplifting, recording 10 crimes at a rate of 1.0 per 1,000 residents. Huntington recorded 5 reports of other crime during February 2018, making its crime rate of 0.51 the worst small town for other crime in North Yorkshire that month.

The most common crimes in Huntington are violence and sexual offences, with 80 offences during 2020, giving a crime rate of 8. This is 5% higher than 2019's figure of 76 offences and a difference of 0.40 from 2019's crime rate of 8. Huntington's least common crimes are possession of weapons, with 2 offences recorded in 2020, an increase of 50% from 2019's figure of 1 crime.

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Crime in Huntington Compared To North Yorkshire

Summary of Crimes in Huntington This Year

 HuntingtonNorth Yorkshire 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour11811.9248,67141.73250% safer
Bicycle Theft60.611,2521.0775% safer
Burglary80.815,1654.43447% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson181.8211,0069.44419% safer
Drugs141.413,0872.6588% safer
Other Crime60.612,0451.75187% safer
Other Theft191.926,0695.20171% safer
Possession of Weapons20.207480.64220% safer
Public Order121.217,1326.11405% safer
Robbery20.205730.49145% safer
Shoplifting494.955,2944.548% more dangerous
Vehicle Crime111.113,7243.19187% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences808.0833,44728.67255% safer

Huntington Compared to Nearby Small Towns

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Haxby18722.302.8% safer
Huntington22722.93-
Ingleby Barwick71231.6628% more dangerous
Sherburn in Elmet30538.8341% more dangerous
Newby and Scalby41943.1947% more dangerous
Knaresborough67143.6547% more dangerous
Yarm41546.7651% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Huntington

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Huntington Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2017201820192020Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour98812Getting worse
Bicycle Theft0.510.610.200.61Getting worse
Burglary1.71.80.710.81Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson2.62.42.21.8Safer
Drugs0.810.710.911.4Getting worse
Other Crime0.811.10.910.61Safer
Other Theft3.12.03.51.9Safer
Possession of Weapons0.10-0.100.20Getting worse
Public Order0.300.810.911.2Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)-0.100.300.20No change
Shoplifting7985.0Safer
Vehicle Crime1.51.40.711.1Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences5.0688Getting worse

Changes In Huntington's Crime Rates Over Time

Comparing Huntington to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Huntington22.93-
Barnet67.7166% more dangerous
Coventry77.4170% more dangerous
Croydon83.2272% more dangerous
Sheffield85.8173% more dangerous
Bristol86.2173% more dangerous
Leicester97.4476% more dangerous
Birmingham102.8778% more dangerous
Liverpool107.2879% more dangerous
Bradford133.0283% more dangerous
Leeds137.1083% more dangerous

Crime in Huntington's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Huntington46367First

Crime in Huntington During Coronavirus Lockdowns

Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Huntington change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in October, when Huntington saw a 300% increase in vehicle crime. Huntington saw a large fall in shoplifting during October, when it fell by 78% compared to October in 2019.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour+20%+50%-10%--33%-+17%+171%+140%+78%
Bicycle Theft-----+100%----
Burglary+100%--50%-------
Criminal Damage and Arson+50%-67%---50%-67%+33%-+100%+100%
Drugs--+100%-+200%---33%-+100%
Other Crime---+200%-50%-----
Other Theft+50%---25%-----33%-
Public Order-----+100%-33%---
Robbery----------
Shoplifting-29%--67%-33%---33%-78%-70%-40%
Vehicle Crime---50%----+300%--
Violence and Sexual Offences-33%-25%--33%-70%+60%-56%+100%+250%-

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in Huntington

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

Last updated: 07 May 2021