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Crime and Safety in Knaresborough

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Knaresborough is among the top 5 safest small towns in North Yorkshire, and is the 129th most dangerous overall out of North Yorkshire's 699 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Knaresborough in 2021 was 42 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to North Yorkshire's overall crime rate, coming in 80% lower than the North Yorkshire rate of 76 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Knaresborough is the 218th safest small town, and the 4,403rd most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In May 2021, Knaresborough was the worst small town in North Yorkshire for burglary, with 6 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.39 per 1,000 inhabitants. September 2021 was also a bad month for Knaresborough residents, when it was North Yorkshire's most dangerous small town for robbery, recording 3 crimes at a rate of 0.20 per 1,000 residents. Knaresborough recorded 1 report of theft from the person during April 2021, making its crime rate of 0.07 the worst small town for theft from the person in North Yorkshire that month.

The most common crimes in Knaresborough are violence and sexual offences, with 314 offences during 2021, giving a crime rate of 20. This is 14% higher than 2020's figure of 271 offences and a difference of 2.80 from 2020's crime rate of 18. Knaresborough's least common crime is bicycle theft, with 4 offences recorded in 2021, a decrease of 25% from 2020's figure of 5 crimes.

Knaresborough 2022 Crime Scorecard

Top 5 Safest

Small Towns, North Yorkshire

131% lower, regional crime rate

Yorkshire and The Humber

82% lower, national crime rate

England, Wales & NI

Local Crime in Context

As of 2022, the crime rate in Knaresborough is 131% lower than Yorkshire and The Humber and 82% lower than the England, Wales & Northern Ireland overall figure.

Knaresborough Crime Rate Over Time

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Knaresborough Crime Map

Incidents mapped in Knaresborough 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 Knaresborough

YearCrime Rate per
1,000 people
Total Crimes
202142645
202044669
201956858
201847720
201735543
201634521

Crime in Knaresborough Compared To North Yorkshire

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Summary of Crimes in Knaresborough This Year

 KnaresboroughNorth Yorkshire 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour42427.5839,79734.12 24% safer
Bicycle Theft40.261,3371.15 342% safer
Burglary261.694,4883.85 128% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson936.0511,6409.98 65% safer
Drugs161.043,0422.61 151% safer
Other Crime100.651,9231.65 154% safer
Other Theft483.126,1465.27 69% safer
Possession of Weapons60.396800.58 49% safer
Public Order422.739,3398.01 193% safer
Robbery70.467130.61 33% safer
Shoplifting533.455,9025.06 47% safer
Theft From the Person40.264280.37 42% safer
Vehicle Crime221.433,5243.02 111% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences31420.4339,12033.54 64% safer

Knaresborough Compared to Nearby Small Towns)

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Huntington181.822205% safer
Haxby18421.9591% safer
Ingleby Barwick84137.3912% safer
Sherburn in Elmet30839.227% safer
Knaresborough64541.96-
Newby and Scalby46648.0413% more dangerous
Yarm45050.7017% more dangerous
Ripon88353.8322% more dangerous
Saltburn, Marske and New Marske1,03054.0522% more dangerous
Norton-on-Derwent47055.6725% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Knaresborough

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Recent Crimes in Knaresborough

DateCrime TypeLocationOutcome
April 2022ShopliftingOn or near Bus/Coach StationInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Chain LaneInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Theft from the personOn or near Silver StreetInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near The SpinneyInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Park SquareUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near High StreetUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Kings RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Charlton DriveUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Other theftOn or near Princess GroveInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022ShopliftingOn or near Petrol StationInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Park ParadeInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Halfpenny CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Chain LaneInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022ShopliftingOn or near Shopping AreaInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Stockdale WalkInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Parking AreaInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Stockdale WalkInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022ShopliftingOn or near Petrol StationInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Halfpenny CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022BurglaryOn or near Fortune CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified

Knaresborough Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2018201920202021Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour25223028 Getting worse
Bicycle Theft0.850.590.330.26 Safer
Burglary4.073.61.7 Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson7766 Safer
Drugs1.11.51.41.0 Safer
Other Crime1.21.11.20.65 Safer
Other Theft4.14.03.03.1 Safer
Possession of Weapons0.200.460.260.39 Getting worse
Public Order1.72.03.12.7 Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)-0.330.070.46 Getting worse
Shoplifting3.884.63.4 Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.650.390.330.26 Safer
Vehicle Crime652.51.4 Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences17181820 Getting worse

Changes In Knaresborough's Crime Rates Over Time

Offences in Knaresborough's Green Spaces

We only display green spaces in Knaresborough that are named, and have had crimes recorded within their boundaries during 2021.

NameASBDrugsPublic OrderRobberyVSOAll OthersCrimes per Hectare
St John the Baptist's Church1----00.62

Comparing Knaresborough to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Knaresborough41.96-
Barnet67.0837% more dangerous
Croydon82.4849% more dangerous
Sheffield90.0553% more dangerous
Bristol90.5254% more dangerous
Coventry102.2459% more dangerous
Leicester111.5962% more dangerous
Liverpool123.0666% more dangerous
Birmingham129.6468% more dangerous
Bradford132.2868% more dangerous
Leeds150.9472% more dangerous

Crime in Knaresborough's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Knaresborough Central42061First

Crime in Knaresborough During Coronavirus Lockdowns

Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Knaresborough change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in March, when Knaresborough saw a 600% increase in burglary. Knaresborough saw a large fall in burglary during May, when it fell by 89% compared to May in 2019.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour+38%+107%+183%-5%-21%+13%+80%+68%+6%+20%
Bicycle Theft---+200%------
Burglary+600%-86%-89%-71%-+17%-50%-69%-70%-60%
Criminal Damage and Arson+33%-25%-40%-38%-60%-17%+11%-25%-31%-10%
Drugs-67%+100%+200%-+100%---33%+300%-
Other Crime----33%+100%-----
Other Theft-20%-20%-80%-50%-40%-22%--33%--50%
Possession of Weapons---------+100%
Public Order+67%+400%+33%-33%-25%+125%--50%+33%-33%
Robbery-------50%---
Shoplifting-56%-71%+50%-11%+38%+167%-54%-70%-67%-82%
Theft From the Person----------
Vehicle Crime-75%--75%-57%-54%+133%-40%--43%-50%
Violence and Sexual Offences-32%-37%-14%+9%+91%-8%+25%+5%+13%-5%

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in Knaresborough

What police force serves Knaresborough?
Knaresborough's local territorial police force is the North Yorkshire Police.

How dangerous is Knaresborough?
Knaresborough is among the top 5 safest small towns in North Yorkshire.

What is Knaresborough's most common crime?
The most common crimes in Knaresborough are violence and sexual offences.

What is the least common crime in Knaresborough?
Knaresborough's least common crime is bicycle theft.

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