Norton-on-Derwent Crime Overview

Norton-on-Derwent is among the top 10 most dangerous small towns in North Yorkshire, and is the 90th most dangerous overall out of North Yorkshire's 781 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Norton-on-Derwent in 2020 was 49 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to North Yorkshire's overall crime rate, coming in 40% lower than the North Yorkshire rate of 69 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Norton-on-Derwent is the 387th safest small town, and the 3,178th most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In April 2020, 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 3 reports of possession of weapons during November 2018, making its crime rate of 0.36 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 232 offences during 2020, giving a crime rate of 27. This is 5% lower than 2019's figure of 244 offences and a difference of 1.42 from 2019's crime rate of 29. Norton-on-Derwent's least common crimes are possession of weapons, with 1 offence recorded in 2020, a decrease of 200% from 2019's figure of 3 crimes.

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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 Behaviour27632.6948,67141.7328% safer
Bicycle Theft70.831,2521.0729% safer
Burglary172.015,1654.43120% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson516.0411,0069.4456% safer
Drugs121.423,0872.6587% safer
Other Crime91.072,0451.7564% safer
Other Theft202.376,0695.20119% safer
Possession of Weapons10.127480.64433% safer
Public Order273.207,1326.1191% safer
Shoplifting222.615,2944.5474% safer
Vehicle Crime151.783,7243.1979% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences23227.4833,44728.674.3% safer

Norton-on-Derwent Compared to Nearby Small Towns

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Newby and Scalby41943.1913% safer
Knaresborough67143.6512% safer
Yarm41546.764.6% safer
Saltburn, Marske and New Marske90047.223.6% safer
Ripon77747.373.3% safer
Norton-on-Derwent41348.92-
Skipton86156.1713% more dangerous
Richmond47156.2213% more dangerous
Guisborough1,24266.8227% more dangerous
Whitby90168.5529% more dangerous
Skelton and Brotton1,02577.4137% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Norton-on-Derwent

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Norton-on-Derwent Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2017201820192020Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour27281933Getting worse
Bicycle Theft1.71.21.70.83Safer
Burglary2.72.02.82.0Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson5666Getting worse
Drugs1.91.71.31.4Safer
Other Crime0.710.120.831.1Getting worse
Other Theft2.84.53.42.4Safer
Possession of Weapons0.240.590.360.12Safer
Public Order1.43.23.83.2Getting worse
Shoplifting0.952.54.52.6Safer
Vehicle Crime1.91.41.31.8Getting worse
Violence and Sexual Offences14212927Getting 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-Derwent48.92-
Barnet67.7128% more dangerous
Coventry77.4137% more dangerous
Croydon83.2241% more dangerous
Sheffield85.8143% more dangerous
Bristol86.2143% more dangerous
Leicester97.4450% more dangerous
Birmingham102.8752% more dangerous
Liverpool107.2854% more dangerous
Bradford133.0263% more dangerous
Leeds137.1064% 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 towns 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.

Last updated: 07 May 2021