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Crime and Safety in Northallerton

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Northallerton is the most dangerous small town in North Yorkshire, and is among the top 20 most dangerous overall out of North Yorkshire's 699 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Northallerton in 2021 was 110 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares poorly to North Yorkshire's overall crime rate, coming in 31% higher than the North Yorkshire rate of 76 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Northallerton is the 60th most dangerous small town, and the 455th most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In September 2021, Northallerton was the worst small town in North Yorkshire for bicycle theft, with 3 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.27 per 1,000 inhabitants. July 2021 was also a bad month for Northallerton residents, when it was North Yorkshire's most dangerous small town for criminal damage and arson, recording 25 crimes at a rate of 2.3 per 1,000 residents. Northallerton recorded 3 reports of other crime during September 2021, making its crime rate of 0.27 the worst small town for other crime in North Yorkshire that month.

The most common crimes in Northallerton are violence and sexual offences, with 566 offences during 2021, giving a crime rate of 51. This is 24% higher than 2020's figure of 429 offences and a difference of 12.43 from 2020's crime rate of 39. Northallerton's least common crime is theft from the person, with 5 offences recorded in 2021, an increase of 60% from 2020's figure of 2 crimes.

Northallerton 2022 Crime Scorecard

Most Dangerous

Small Towns, North Yorkshire

12% higher, regional crime rate

Yorkshire and The Humber

30% higher, national crime rate

England, Wales & NI

Local Crime in Context

As of 2022, the crime rate in Northallerton is 12% higher than Yorkshire and The Humber and 30% higher than the England, Wales & Northern Ireland overall figure.

Northallerton Crime Rate Over Time

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Incidents mapped in Northallerton 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 Northallerton

YearCrime Rate per
1,000 people
Total Crimes
20211101,212
202086951
2019941,032
2018931,022
201770768
201673804

Crime in Northallerton Compared To North Yorkshire

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Summary of Crimes in Northallerton This Year

 NorthallertonNorth Yorkshire 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour65459.3339,79734.12 42% more dangerous
Bicycle Theft121.091,3371.15 6% safer
Burglary332.994,4883.85 29% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson19117.3311,6409.98 42% more dangerous
Drugs292.633,0422.61 0.76% more dangerous
Other Crime211.911,9231.65 14% more dangerous
Other Theft726.536,1465.27 19% more dangerous
Possession of Weapons70.646800.58 9% more dangerous
Public Order11310.259,3398.01 22% more dangerous
Robbery70.647130.61 4.7% more dangerous
Shoplifting13412.165,9025.06 58% more dangerous
Theft From the Person50.454280.37 18% more dangerous
Vehicle Crime222.003,5243.02 51% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences56651.3539,12033.54 35% more dangerous

Northallerton Compared to Nearby Small Towns)

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Guisborough1,34172.1552% safer
Skelton and Brotton1,03277.9441% safer
Whitby1,03278.5240% safer
Loftus68186.8827% safer
Selby1,69597.9812% safer
Northallerton1,212109.95-

Crime Over Time in Northallerton

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Recent Crimes in Northallerton

DateCrime TypeLocationOutcome
April 2022Other theftOn or near Standard WayInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Castle CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near SupermarketUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022BurglaryOn or near Ashlands CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Other theftOn or near Ashlands CourtInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Applegarth CourtInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Paterson CrescentInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Knotto Bottom WayInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Dene RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022ShopliftingOn or near Friarage StreetInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near SupermarketInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Shopping AreaInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Finkills WayUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Crosby GardensInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near SupermarketInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Greenhill CrescentInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022ShopliftingOn or near Hailstone DriveUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022ShopliftingOn or near Friarage StreetInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Hailstone DriveUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Oak GroveInvestigation complete; no suspect identified

Northallerton Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2018201920202021Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour60405559 Getting worse
Bicycle Theft1.10.821.01.1 Getting worse
Burglary4.63.83.43.0 Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson13111217 Getting worse
Drugs2.23.03.02.6 Getting worse
Other Crime2.81.52.21.9 Safer
Other Theft8867 Safer
Possession of Weapons0.180.181.10.64 Getting worse
Public Order67610 Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.270.180.270.64 Getting worse
Shoplifting16151012 Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)1.00.910.180.45 Safer
Vehicle Crime2.31.92.42.0 Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences35413951 Getting worse

Changes In Northallerton's Crime Rates Over Time

Comparing Northallerton to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Barnet67.0864% safer
Croydon82.4833% safer
Sheffield90.0522% safer
Bristol90.5221% safer
Coventry102.248% safer
Northallerton109.95-
Leicester111.591.5% more dangerous
Liverpool123.0611% more dangerous
Birmingham129.6415% more dangerous
Bradford132.2817% more dangerous
Leeds150.9427% more dangerous

Crime in Northallerton's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Northallerton1,32498First

Crime in Northallerton During Coronavirus Lockdowns

Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Northallerton change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in December, when Northallerton saw a 500% increase in vehicle crime. Northallerton saw a large fall in shoplifting during June, when it fell by 81% compared to June in 2019.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour-3%+56%+83%+107%+138%+56%+100%+7%+36%+26%
Bicycle Theft----------
Burglary-43%-40%+100%+25%-75%+300%+50%+33%-50%-
Criminal Damage and Arson-43%-62%+150%-42%+125%+183%+38%+64%-14%+40%
Drugs-33%-67%-+200%+67%-25%-20%-25%+50%-
Other Crime--33%-+50%---+300%+200%+100%
Other Theft-50%-33%-20%--20%+50%-38%+50%-57%-
Possession of Weapons--------+100%+100%
Public Order+300%-71%-50%+167%-25%-13%+267%+50%-11%-55%
Robbery----------
Shoplifting-80%-78%-50%-81%+30%--40%+63%-57%-24%
Theft From the Person----------
Vehicle Crime-+100%----60%+100%+33%-+500%
Violence and Sexual Offences-34%-32%-38%+13%-20%+54%+23%+7%-19%-29%

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in Northallerton

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

How dangerous is Northallerton?
Northallerton is the most dangerous small town in North Yorkshire.

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

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

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