Northallerton Crime Overview

Northallerton is the second most dangerous small town in North Yorkshire, and is the 21st most dangerous overall out of North Yorkshire's 781 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Northallerton in 2020 was 86 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares poorly to North Yorkshire's overall crime rate, coming in 21% higher than the North Yorkshire rate of 69 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Northallerton is the 93rd most dangerous small town, and the 796th most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In October 2020, Northallerton was the worst small town in North Yorkshire for other crime, with 4 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.36 per 1,000 inhabitants. December 2020 was also a bad month for Northallerton residents, when it was North Yorkshire's most dangerous small town for criminal damage and arson, recording 21 crimes at a rate of 1.9 per 1,000 residents. Northallerton recorded 6 reports of other theft during April 2020, making its crime rate of 0.54 the worst small town for other theft in North Yorkshire that month.

The most common crimes in Northallerton are violence and sexual offences, with 429 offences during 2020, giving a crime rate of 39. This is 6% lower than 2019's figure of 455 offences and a difference of 2.36 from 2019's crime rate of 41. Northallerton's least common crime is theft from the person, with 2 offences recorded in 2020, a decrease of 400% from 2019's figure of 10 crimes.

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Crime in Northallerton Compared To North Yorkshire

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Summary of Crimes in Northallerton This Year

 NorthallertonNorth Yorkshire 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour60855.1648,67141.7324% more dangerous
Bicycle Theft111.001,2521.077% safer
Burglary383.455,1654.4328% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson13011.7911,0069.4420% more dangerous
Drugs332.993,0872.6511% more dangerous
Other Crime242.182,0451.7520% more dangerous
Other Theft655.906,0695.2012% more dangerous
Possession of Weapons121.097480.6441% more dangerous
Public Order645.817,1326.115% safer
Robbery30.275730.4981% safer
Shoplifting11410.345,2944.5456% more dangerous
Theft From the Person20.183890.3383% safer
Vehicle Crime262.363,7243.1935% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences42938.9233,44728.6726% more dangerous

Northallerton Compared to Nearby Small Towns

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Richmond47156.2253% safer
Guisborough1,24266.8229% safer
Whitby90168.5526% safer
Skelton and Brotton1,02577.4111% safer
Loftus65984.082.6% safer
Selby1,66796.3610% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Northallerton

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Northallerton Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Anti-Social Behaviour50604055Getting worse
Bicycle Theft0.911.10.821.0Getting worse
Criminal Damage and Arson10131112Getting worse
Drugs1. worse
Other Crime1. worse
Other Theft7886Safer
Possession of Weapons0.360.180.181.1Getting worse
Public Order2.6676Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging) worse
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)
Vehicle Crime3.
Violence and Sexual Offences25354139Getting worse

Changes In Northallerton's Crime Rates Over Time

Comparing Northallerton to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Barnet67.7127% safer
Coventry77.4111% safer
Croydon83.223.7% safer
Sheffield85.810.54% safer
Bristol86.210.07% safer
Leicester97.4411% more dangerous
Birmingham102.8716% more dangerous
Liverpool107.2820% more dangerous
Bradford133.0235% more dangerous
Leeds137.1037% more dangerous

Crime in Northallerton's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank

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.

Anti-Social Behaviour-3%+56%+83%+107%+138%+56%+100%+7%+36%+26%
Bicycle Theft----------
Criminal Damage and Arson-43%-62%+150%-42%+125%+183%+38%+64%-14%+40%
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%
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 second 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).

Last updated: 07 May 2021