Newby and Scalby Crime Overview

Newby and Scalby is among the top 5 safest small towns in North Yorkshire, and is the 124th most dangerous overall out of North Yorkshire's 781 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Newby and Scalby in 2020 was 43 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to North Yorkshire's overall crime rate, coming in 59% lower than the North Yorkshire rate of 69 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Newby and Scalby is the 295th safest small town, and the 3,896th 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. May 2020 was also a bad month for Newby and Scalby residents, when it was North Yorkshire's most dangerous small town for vehicle crime, recording 4 crimes at a rate of 0.41 per 1,000 residents. Newby and Scalby recorded 47 reports of violence and sexual offences during January 2017, making its crime rate of 4.8 the worst small town for violence and sexual offences in North Yorkshire that month.

The most common crimes in Newby and Scalby are violence and sexual offences, with 203 offences during 2020, giving a crime rate of 21. This is 7% higher than 2019's figure of 189 offences and a difference of 1.45 from 2019's crime rate of 19. Newby and Scalby's least common crime is robbery, with 2 offences recorded in 2020, an increase of 50% from 2019's figure of 1 crime.

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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 Behaviour24024.7448,67141.7369% safer
Bicycle Theft60.621,2521.0773% safer
Burglary212.165,1654.43105% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson484.9511,0069.4491% safer
Drugs141.443,0872.6584% safer
Other Crime60.622,0451.75182% safer
Other Theft262.686,0695.2094% safer
Possession of Weapons50.527480.6423% safer
Public Order313.207,1326.1191% safer
Robbery20.215730.49133% safer
Shoplifting292.995,2944.5452% safer
Vehicle Crime282.893,7243.1910% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences20320.9333,44728.6737% safer

Newby and Scalby Compared to Nearby Small Towns

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Haxby18722.3094% safer
Huntington22722.9388% safer
Ingleby Barwick71231.6636% safer
Sherburn in Elmet30538.8311% safer
Newby and Scalby41943.19-
Knaresborough67143.651.1% more dangerous
Yarm41546.768% more dangerous
Saltburn, Marske and New Marske90047.229% more dangerous
Ripon77747.379% more dangerous
Norton-on-Derwent41348.9212% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Newby and Scalby

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Newby and Scalby Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Anti-Social Behaviour25191925Getting worse
Bicycle Theft0.410.310.720.62Getting worse
Criminal Damage and Arson674.45.0Safer
Drugs1.40.931.61.4Getting worse
Other Crime0.930.310.930.62Safer
Other Theft3.
Possession of Weapons0.100.310.210.52Getting worse
Public Order1. worse
Robbery (inc. mugging) worse
Vehicle Crime2. worse
Violence and Sexual Offences14151921Getting 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 Scalby43.19-
Barnet67.7136% more dangerous
Coventry77.4144% more dangerous
Croydon83.2248% more dangerous
Sheffield85.8150% more dangerous
Bristol86.2150% more dangerous
Leicester97.4456% more dangerous
Birmingham102.8758% more dangerous
Liverpool107.2860% more dangerous
Bradford133.0268% more dangerous
Leeds137.1068% more dangerous

Crime in Newby and Scalby's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Newby & Scalby39943First

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.

Anti-Social Behaviour+38%+155%+192%+18%+5%-6%-5%+17%+107%+37%
Bicycle Theft--+100%-------
Criminal Damage and Arson-33%-25%-50%-+20%-67%--+125%+50%
Other Crime-----33%-----
Other Theft-+100%--33%-75%--+200%-+33%
Possession of Weapons----------
Public Order-+300%-50%+167%-25%-50%-75%+33%-+100%
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 5 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 robbery (inc. mugging).

Last updated: 07 May 2021