Richmond Crime Overview

Richmond is among the top 10 most dangerous small towns in North Yorkshire, and is the 64th most dangerous overall out of North Yorkshire's 781 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Richmond in 2020 was 56 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to North Yorkshire's overall crime rate, coming in 22% lower than the North Yorkshire rate of 69 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Richmond is the 371st most dangerous small town, and the 2,413rd 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 1 report of robbery during February 2020, making its crime rate of 0.12 the worst small town for robbery in North Yorkshire that month.

The most common crimes in Richmond are violence and sexual offences, with 242 offences during 2020, giving a crime rate of 29. This is 12% lower than 2019's figure of 271 offences and a difference of 3.46 from 2019's crime rate of 32. Richmond's least common crime is bicycle theft, with 2 offences recorded in 2020, the same as 2019's figure of 2 crimes.

Compare Richmond to other towns and cities

See how Richmond shapes up compared to other locations around the country, including side-by-side comparisons of specific crime types, and separate charting of how Richmond and your comparison town's crime rates stack up against one another.

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Crime in Richmond Compared To North Yorkshire

Summary of Crimes in Richmond This Year

 RichmondNorth Yorkshire 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour36843.9248,67141.735.0% more dangerous
Bicycle Theft20.241,2521.07346% safer
Burglary151.795,1654.43147% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson678.0011,0069.4418% safer
Drugs232.753,0872.653.6% more dangerous
Other Crime161.912,0451.758% more dangerous
Other Theft263.106,0695.2068% safer
Possession of Weapons20.247480.64167% safer
Public Order414.897,1326.1125% safer
Robbery20.245730.49104% safer
Shoplifting222.635,2944.5473% safer
Vehicle Crime131.553,7243.19106% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences24228.8933,44728.670.76% more dangerous

Richmond Compared to Nearby Small Towns

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Yarm41546.7620% safer
Saltburn, Marske and New Marske90047.2219% safer
Ripon77747.3719% safer
Norton-on-Derwent41348.9215% safer
Skipton86156.170.09% safer
Richmond47156.22-
Guisborough1,24266.8216% more dangerous
Whitby90168.5518% more dangerous
Skelton and Brotton1,02577.4127% more dangerous
Loftus65984.0833% more dangerous
Northallerton95186.2735% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Richmond

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Richmond Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2017201820192020Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour39282744Getting worse
Bicycle Theft-0.600.240.24Safer
Burglary2.61.93.21.8Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson4.45108Getting worse
Drugs1.40.482.92.8Getting worse
Other Crime2.30.481.61.9Getting worse
Other Theft3.954.33.1Safer
Possession of Weapons-0.120.360.24No change
Public Order1.32.43.64.9Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.240.120.360.24No change
Shoplifting3.12.63.72.6Safer
Vehicle Crime1.11.61.71.6Getting worse
Violence and Sexual Offences12193229Getting worse

Changes In Richmond's Crime Rates Over Time

Comparing Richmond to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Richmond56.22-
Barnet67.7117% more dangerous
Coventry77.4127% more dangerous
Croydon83.2232% more dangerous
Sheffield85.8134% more dangerous
Bristol86.2135% more dangerous
Leicester97.4442% more dangerous
Birmingham102.8745% more dangerous
Liverpool107.2848% more dangerous
Bradford133.0258% more dangerous
Leeds137.1059% more dangerous

Crime in Richmond's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Richmond Town47156First

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 bicycle theft.

Last updated: 07 May 2021