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Crime and Safety in Newby and Scalby

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Newby and Scalby is among the top 10 safest small towns in North Yorkshire, and is the 101st most dangerous overall out of North Yorkshire's 699 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Newby and Scalby in 2021 was 48 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to North Yorkshire's overall crime rate, coming in 58% lower than the North Yorkshire rate of 76 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Newby and Scalby is the 310th safest small town, and the 3,523rd most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In May 2020, Newby and Scalby was the worst small town in North Yorkshire for bicycle theft, with 2 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.21 per 1,000 inhabitants. November 2020 was also a bad month for Newby and Scalby residents, when it was North Yorkshire's most dangerous small town for possession of weapons, recording 2 crimes at a rate of 0.21 per 1,000 residents. Newby and Scalby recorded 5 reports of drugs during February 2017, making its crime rate of 0.52 the worst small town for drugs in North Yorkshire that month.

The most common crimes in Newby and Scalby are violence and sexual offences, with 266 offences during 2021, giving a crime rate of 27. This is 24% higher than 2020's figure of 203 offences and a difference of 6.49 from 2020's crime rate of 21. Newby and Scalby's least common crime is theft from the person, with 1 offence recorded in 2021.

Newby and Scalby 2022 Crime Scorecard

Top 10 Safest

Small Towns, North Yorkshire

102% lower, regional crime rate

Yorkshire and The Humber

59% lower, national crime rate

England, Wales & NI

Local Crime in Context

As of 2022, the crime rate in Newby and Scalby is 102% lower than Yorkshire and The Humber and 59% lower than the England, Wales & Northern Ireland overall figure.

Newby and Scalby Crime Rate Over Time

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Newby and Scalby Crime Map

Incidents mapped in Newby and Scalby 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 Newby and Scalby

YearCrime Rate per
1,000 people
Total Crimes
202148466
202043419
201944427
201839381
201737362
201641401

Crime in Newby and Scalby Compared To North Yorkshire

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Summary of Crimes in Newby and Scalby This Year

 Newby and ScalbyNorth Yorkshire 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour25025.7739,79734.12 32% safer
Bicycle Theft90.931,3371.15 24% safer
Burglary161.654,4883.85 133% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson535.4611,6409.98 83% safer
Drugs121.243,0422.61 110% safer
Other Crime40.411,9231.65 302% safer
Other Theft222.276,1465.27 132% safer
Possession of Weapons30.316800.58 87% safer
Public Order535.469,3398.01 47% safer
Shoplifting161.655,9025.06 207% safer
Theft From the Person10.104280.37 270% safer
Vehicle Crime111.133,5243.02 167% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences26627.4239,12033.54 22% safer

Newby and Scalby Compared to Nearby Small Towns)

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Huntington181.822540% safer
Haxby18421.95119% safer
Ingleby Barwick84137.3928% safer
Sherburn in Elmet30839.2222% safer
Knaresborough64541.9614% safer
Newby and Scalby46648.04-
Yarm45050.705% more dangerous
Ripon88353.8311% more dangerous
Saltburn, Marske and New Marske1,03054.0511% more dangerous
Norton-on-Derwent47055.6714% more dangerous
Skipton87757.2116% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Newby and Scalby

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Recent Crimes in Newby and Scalby

DateCrime TypeLocationOutcome
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near High Moor EdgeUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Greylands Park RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Barmoor GreenOffender given a caution
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Green LaneUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Endcliff CrescentUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Other theftOn or near Hackness RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Scalby RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Colescliffe RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Westfield AvenueUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near St Leonard'S CrescentInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Mayfield AvenueUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near West Park CrescentInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Willow GarthUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Other theftOn or near Cross LaneInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Lancaster CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Scalby RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Lancaster CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022ShopliftingOn or near Greylands Park RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near West Park CrescentUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Cross LaneUnable to prosecute suspect

Newby and Scalby Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2018201920202021Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour19192526 Getting worse
Bicycle Theft0.310.720.620.93 Getting worse
Burglary4.04.12.21.6 Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson74.45.05 Safer
Drugs0.931.61.41.2 Safer
Other Crime0.310.930.620.41 Safer
Other Theft3.43.02.72.3 Safer
Possession of Weapons0.310.210.520.31 Getting worse
Public Order1.92.93.25 Getting worse
Shoplifting3.44.73.01.6 Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.210.21-0.10 Safer
Vehicle Crime2.71.62.91.1 Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences15192127 Getting worse

Changes In Newby and Scalby's Crime Rates Over Time

Comparing Newby and Scalby to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Newby and Scalby48.04-
Barnet67.0828% more dangerous
Croydon82.4842% more dangerous
Sheffield90.0547% more dangerous
Bristol90.5247% more dangerous
Coventry102.2453% more dangerous
Leicester111.5957% more dangerous
Liverpool123.0661% more dangerous
Birmingham129.6463% more dangerous
Bradford132.2864% more dangerous
Leeds150.9468% more dangerous

Crime in Newby and Scalby's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Newby & Scalby45850First

Crime in Newby and Scalby During Coronavirus Lockdowns

Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Newby and Scalby change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in April, when Newby and Scalby saw a 300% increase in public order. Newby and Scalby saw a large fall in burglary during April, when it fell by 83% compared to April in 2019.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour+38%+155%+192%+18%+5%-6%-5%+17%+107%+37%
Bicycle Theft--+100%-------
Burglary-50%-83%--33%-75%-67%---+50%
Criminal Damage and Arson-33%-25%-50%-+20%-67%--+125%+50%
Drugs-50%-75%+50%--50%--+100%--
Other Crime-----33%-----
Other Theft-+100%--33%-75%--+200%-+33%
Possession of Weapons----------
Public Order-+300%-50%+167%-25%-50%-75%+33%-+100%
Shoplifting+33%-+100%-63%--50%----
Vehicle Crime---20%+200%-----+100%
Violence and Sexual Offences+73%+44%-64%+5%-6%--44%+16%+50%+200%

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in Newby and Scalby

What police force serves Newby and Scalby?
Newby and Scalby's local territorial police force is the North Yorkshire Police.

How dangerous is Newby and Scalby?
Newby and Scalby is among the top 10 safest small towns in North Yorkshire.

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

What is the least common crime in Newby and Scalby?
Newby and Scalby's least common crime is theft from the person (inc. pickpocketing).

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