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Crime and Safety in Richmond

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Richmond is among the top 10 most dangerous small towns in North Yorkshire, and is the 59th most dangerous overall out of North Yorkshire's 699 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Richmond in 2021 was 60 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to North Yorkshire's overall crime rate, coming in 27% lower than the North Yorkshire rate of 76 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Richmond is the 368th most dangerous small town, and the 2,283rd most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In March 2020, Richmond was the worst small town in North Yorkshire for possession of weapons, with 1 crime reported and a crime rate of 0.12 per 1,000 inhabitants. October 2020 was also a bad month for Richmond residents, when it was North Yorkshire's most dangerous small town for public order, recording 12 crimes at a rate of 1.4 per 1,000 residents. Richmond recorded 2 reports of robbery during January 2019, making its crime rate of 0.24 the worst small town for robbery in North Yorkshire that month.

The most common crimes in Richmond are violence and sexual offences, with 264 offences during 2021, giving a crime rate of 32. This is 8% higher than 2020's figure of 242 offences and a difference of 2.62 from 2020's crime rate of 29. Richmond's least common crime is theft from the person, with 3 offences recorded in 2021.

Richmond 2022 Crime Scorecard

Top 10 Most Dangerous

Small Towns, North Yorkshire

63% lower, regional crime rate

Yorkshire and The Humber

28% lower, national crime rate

England, Wales & NI

Local Crime in Context

As of 2022, the crime rate in Richmond is 63% lower than Yorkshire and The Humber and 28% lower than the England, Wales & Northern Ireland overall figure.

Richmond Crime Rate Over Time

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Richmond Crime Map

Incidents mapped in Richmond 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 Richmond

YearCrime Rate per
1,000 people
Total Crimes
202160499
202056471
201965544
201839330
201733274
201638322

Crime in Richmond Compared To North Yorkshire

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Summary of Crimes in Richmond This Year

 RichmondNorth Yorkshire 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour27232.4739,79734.12 5% safer
Burglary202.394,4883.85 61% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson688.1211,6409.98 23% safer
Drugs151.793,0422.61 46% safer
Other Crime91.071,9231.65 54% safer
Other Theft252.986,1465.27 77% safer
Possession of Weapons50.606800.58 3.3% more dangerous
Public Order536.339,3398.01 27% safer
Shoplifting293.465,9025.06 46% safer
Theft From the Person30.364280.37 2.8% safer
Vehicle Crime80.953,5243.02 218% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences26431.5139,12033.54 6% safer

Richmond Compared to Nearby Small Towns)

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Yarm45050.7017% safer
Ripon88353.8311% safer
Saltburn, Marske and New Marske1,03054.0510% safer
Norton-on-Derwent47055.677% safer
Skipton87757.214.1% safer
Richmond49959.56-
Guisborough1,34172.1517% more dangerous
Skelton and Brotton1,03277.9424% more dangerous
Whitby1,03278.5224% more dangerous
Loftus68186.8831% more dangerous
Selby1,69597.9839% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Richmond

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Recent Crimes in Richmond

DateCrime TypeLocationOutcome
April 2022Other theftOn or near Frances RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Other theftOn or near Moorside RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Other theftOn or near Petrol StationInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Tower Street Castle WyndInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Dundas StreetInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022ShopliftingOn or near SupermarketInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Other crimeOn or near Racecourse RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Other theftOn or near Castle TerraceInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022ShopliftingOn or near Gilling RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near St Nicholas CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022ShopliftingOn or near Finkle StreetInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Other theftOn or near Moorside RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Lennox AvenueFurther investigation is not in the public interest
March 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Tower Street Castle WyndInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near SupermarketUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Alexandra WayUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near SupermarketUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Other theftOn or near Rosemary LaneInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near SupermarketUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near PottergateFormal action is not in the public interest

Richmond Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2018201920202021Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour28274432 Getting worse
Burglary1.93.21.82.4 Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson51088 Getting worse
Drugs0.482.92.81.8 Getting worse
Other Crime0.481.61.91.1 Safer
Other Theft54.33.13.0 Safer
Possession of Weapons0.120.360.240.60 Getting worse
Public Order2.43.64.96 Getting worse
Shoplifting2.63.72.63.5 Getting worse
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.120.48-0.36 Safer
Vehicle Crime1.61.71.60.95 Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences19322932 Getting worse

Changes In Richmond's Crime Rates Over Time

Comparing Richmond to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Richmond59.56-
Barnet67.0811% more dangerous
Croydon82.4828% more dangerous
Sheffield90.0534% more dangerous
Bristol90.5234% more dangerous
Coventry102.2442% more dangerous
Leicester111.5947% more dangerous
Liverpool123.0652% more dangerous
Birmingham129.6454% more dangerous
Bradford132.2855% more dangerous
Leeds150.9461% more dangerous

Crime in Richmond's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Richmond Town49960First

Crime in Richmond During Coronavirus Lockdowns

Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Richmond change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in October, when Richmond saw a 1,100% increase in public order. Richmond saw a large fall in drugs during May, when it fell by 86% compared to May in 2019.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour+83%+94%+252%+58%+133%+5%-4%+36%+93%+32%
Burglary---83%--67%--50%--33%-
Criminal Damage and Arson+20%-80%-17%+40%-25%-17%-30%-58%-67%-33%
Drugs---86%+200%+200%+100%--50%+100%-50%
Other Crime-33%+100%--------
Other Theft---29%-33%--33%-+100%-50%-83%
Public Order---67%--56%-17%+150%+1,100%--33%
Shoplifting-17%--50%+100%---75%---
Vehicle Crime-50%-50%-------25%-
Violence and Sexual Offences-24%-73%-39%--11%+17%+71%-16%-23%-27%

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in Richmond

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

How dangerous is Richmond?
Richmond is among the top 10 most dangerous small towns in North Yorkshire.

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

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

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