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Crime and Safety in Norton-on-Derwent

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Norton-on-Derwent is among the top 10 most dangerous small towns in North Yorkshire, and is the 69th most dangerous overall out of North Yorkshire's 699 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Norton-on-Derwent in 2021 was 56 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to North Yorkshire's overall crime rate, coming in 36% lower than the North Yorkshire rate of 76 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Norton-on-Derwent is the 411st safest small town, and the 2,651st most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In February 2021, Norton-on-Derwent was the worst small town in North Yorkshire for bicycle theft, with 1 crime reported and a crime rate of 0.12 per 1,000 inhabitants. June 2019 was also a bad month for Norton-on-Derwent residents, when it was North Yorkshire's most dangerous small town for drugs, recording 5 crimes at a rate of 0.59 per 1,000 residents. Norton-on-Derwent recorded 1 report of possession of weapons during March 2019, making its crime rate of 0.12 the worst small town for possession of weapons in North Yorkshire that month.

The most common crimes in Norton-on-Derwent are violence and sexual offences, with 262 offences during 2021, giving a crime rate of 31. This is 11% higher than 2020's figure of 232 offences and a difference of 3.55 from 2020's crime rate of 27. Norton-on-Derwent's least common crimes are possession of weapons, with 2 offences recorded in 2021, an increase of 50% from 2020's figure of 1 crime.

Norton-on-Derwent 2022 Crime Scorecard

Top 10 Most Dangerous

Small Towns, North Yorkshire

74% lower, regional crime rate

Yorkshire and The Humber

37% lower, national crime rate

England, Wales & NI

Local Crime in Context

As of 2022, the crime rate in Norton-on-Derwent is 74% lower than Yorkshire and The Humber and 37% lower than the England, Wales & Northern Ireland overall figure.

Norton-on-Derwent Crime Rate Over Time

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Norton-on-Derwent Crime Map

Incidents mapped in Norton-on-Derwent 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 Norton-on-Derwent

YearCrime Rate per
1,000 people
Total Crimes
202156470
202049413
201955467
201845377
201734288
201632272

Crime in Norton-on-Derwent Compared To North Yorkshire

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Summary of Crimes in Norton-on-Derwent This Year

 Norton-on-DerwentNorth Yorkshire 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour25830.5639,79734.12 12% safer
Bicycle Theft50.591,3371.15 95% safer
Burglary131.544,4883.85 150% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson516.0411,6409.98 65% safer
Drugs121.423,0422.61 84% safer
Other Crime50.591,9231.65 180% safer
Other Theft323.796,1465.27 39% safer
Possession of Weapons20.246800.58 142% safer
Public Order566.639,3398.01 21% safer
Robbery30.367130.61 69% safer
Shoplifting101.185,9025.06 329% safer
Vehicle Crime192.253,5243.02 34% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences26231.0339,12033.54 8% safer

Norton-on-Derwent Compared to Nearby Small Towns)

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Knaresborough64541.9633% safer
Newby and Scalby46648.0416% safer
Yarm45050.7010% safer
Ripon88353.833.4% safer
Saltburn, Marske and New Marske1,03054.053.0% safer
Norton-on-Derwent47055.67-
Skipton87757.212.7% more dangerous
Richmond49959.567% more dangerous
Guisborough1,34172.1523% more dangerous
Skelton and Brotton1,03277.9429% more dangerous
Whitby1,03278.5229% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Norton-on-Derwent

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Recent Crimes in Norton-on-Derwent

DateCrime TypeLocationOutcome
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Dean RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Gault CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Other theftOn or near Parking AreaInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Other theftOn or near Winston CourtInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near North RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Vine StreetUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Other theftOn or near Eastfield AvenueInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Railway StreetUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Arbour WayInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022ShopliftingOn or near Wayfarings CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Parking AreaInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Grove StreetInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Arbour WayUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Wayfarings CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022ShopliftingOn or near Wallgates LaneInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Leat CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Other theftOn or near South ParadeInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Station WayUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near South ParadeUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near South ParadeUnable to prosecute suspect

Norton-on-Derwent Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2018201920202021Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour28193331 Getting worse
Bicycle Theft1.21.70.830.59 Safer
Burglary2.02.82.01.5 Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson6666 Getting worse
Drugs1.71.31.41.4 Safer
Other Crime0.120.831.10.59 Getting worse
Other Theft4.53.42.43.8 Getting worse
Possession of Weapons0.590.360.120.24 Safer
Public Order3.23.83.27 Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.120.12-0.36 Getting worse
Shoplifting2.54.52.61.2 Safer
Vehicle Crime1.41.31.82.2 Getting worse
Violence and Sexual Offences21292731 Getting worse

Changes In Norton-on-Derwent's Crime Rates Over Time

Comparing Norton-on-Derwent to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Norton-on-Derwent55.67-
Barnet67.0817% more dangerous
Croydon82.4833% more dangerous
Sheffield90.0538% more dangerous
Bristol90.5238% more dangerous
Coventry102.2446% more dangerous
Leicester111.5950% more dangerous
Liverpool123.0655% more dangerous
Birmingham129.6457% more dangerous
Bradford132.2858% more dangerous
Leeds150.9463% more dangerous

Crime in Norton-on-Derwent During Coronavirus Lockdowns

Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Norton-on-Derwent change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in August, when Norton-on-Derwent saw a 300% increase in criminal damage and arson. Norton-on-Derwent saw a large fall in shoplifting during August, when it fell by 93% compared to August in 2019.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour+55%+169%+185%+164%+54%+73%-5%+7%+29%+33%
Bicycle Theft--50%-------50%-
Burglary----83%-80%--+167%--
Criminal Damage and Arson-71%-83%+100%+80%+167%+300%+75%-50%-33%-75%
Drugs-------+200%--
Other Crime----------
Other Theft-57%-50%--60%-50%-+50%+100%--
Public Order-67%--50%-33%-20%-+200%-20%-33%-
Shoplifting---+40%-50%-93%--50%-67%-
Vehicle Crime-----+100%--+150%-
Violence and Sexual Offences-5%-59%-31%-27%+21%-+20%+5%-33%+4%

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in Norton-on-Derwent

What police force serves Norton-on-Derwent?
Norton-on-Derwent's local territorial police force is the North Yorkshire Police.

How dangerous is Norton-on-Derwent?
Norton-on-Derwent is among the top 10 most dangerous small town in North Yorkshire.

What is Norton-on-Derwent's most common crime?
The most common crimes in Norton-on-Derwent are violence and sexual offences.

What is the least common crime in Norton-on-Derwent?
Norton-on-Derwent's least common crimes are possession of weapons.

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