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Crime and Safety in Selby

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Selby is the second most dangerous small towns in North Yorkshire, and is among the top 20 most dangerous overall out of North Yorkshire's 699 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Selby in 2021 was 98 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares poorly to North Yorkshire's overall crime rate, coming in 23% higher than the North Yorkshire rate of 76 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Selby is the 90th most dangerous small town, and the 622nd most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In November 2021, Selby was the worst small town in North Yorkshire for bicycle theft, with 3 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.17 per 1,000 inhabitants. September 2021 was also a bad month for Selby residents, when it was North Yorkshire's most dangerous small town for criminal damage and arson, recording 22 crimes at a rate of 1.3 per 1,000 residents. Selby recorded 5 reports of drugs during December 2021, making its crime rate of 0.29 the worst small town for drugs in North Yorkshire that month.

The most common crimes in Selby are violence and sexual offences, with 823 offences during 2021, giving a crime rate of 48. This is 7% higher than 2020's figure of 762 offences and a difference of 3.53 from 2020's crime rate of 44. Selby's least common crime is robbery, with 7 offences recorded in 2021, a decrease of 71% from 2020's figure of 12 crimes.

Selby 2022 Crime Scorecard

Second Most Dangerous

Small Towns, North Yorkshire

0.97% higher, regional crime rate

Yorkshire and The Humber

22% higher, national crime rate

England, Wales & NI

Local Crime in Context

As of 2022, the crime rate in Selby is 0.97% higher than Yorkshire and The Humber and 22% higher than the England, Wales & Northern Ireland overall figure.

Selby Crime Rate Over Time

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Incidents mapped in Selby 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 Selby

YearCrime Rate per
1,000 people
Total Crimes
2021981,695
2020961,667
20191011,747
20181011,743
2017921,600
2016791,373

Crime in Selby Compared To North Yorkshire

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Summary of Crimes in Selby This Year

 SelbyNorth Yorkshire 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour85649.4839,79734.12 31% more dangerous
Bicycle Theft251.451,3371.15 21% more dangerous
Burglary362.084,4883.85 85% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson18010.4111,6409.98 4.1% more dangerous
Drugs462.663,0422.61 1.9% more dangerous
Other Crime311.791,9231.65 8% more dangerous
Other Theft925.326,1465.27 0.94% more dangerous
Possession of Weapons140.816800.58 28% more dangerous
Public Order19311.169,3398.01 28% more dangerous
Robbery70.407130.61 52% safer
Shoplifting17610.175,9025.06 50% more dangerous
Theft From the Person100.584280.37 36% more dangerous
Vehicle Crime623.583,5243.02 16% more dangerous
Violence and Sexual Offences82347.5839,12033.54 30% more dangerous

Selby Compared to Nearby Small Towns)

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Richmond49959.5665% safer
Guisborough1,34172.1536% safer
Skelton and Brotton1,03277.9426% safer
Whitby1,03278.5225% safer
Loftus68186.8813% safer
Selby1,69597.98-
Northallerton1,212109.9511% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Selby

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Recent Crimes in Selby

DateCrime TypeLocationOutcome
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Haig StreetUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Barwic CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Staniland DriveUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Nalton StreetUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Alder CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Hempbridge RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Kitchener StreetUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Other theftOn or near Finkle StreetInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Haig StreetUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Chestnut WayUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Staniland DriveUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Bicycle theftOn or near Powell StreetInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022ShopliftingOn or near Prospect WayInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Willow GardensUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022ShopliftingOn or near SupermarketUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022ShopliftingOn or near SupermarketInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022ShopliftingOn or near Prospect WayUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022ShopliftingOn or near SupermarketInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022ShopliftingOn or near SupermarketInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022ShopliftingOn or near SupermarketInvestigation complete; no suspect identified

Selby Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2018201920202021Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour54445449 Safer
Bicycle Theft2.42.51.61.4 Safer
Burglary4.364.22.1 Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson15111010 Safer
Drugs2.62.44.12.7 Getting worse
Other Crime1.11.41.81.8 Getting worse
Other Theft9865 Safer
Possession of Weapons0.690.690.640.81 Getting worse
Public Order56911 Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.750.690.690.40 Safer
Shoplifting16151210 Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)1.01.40.120.58 Safer
Vehicle Crime4.73.83.33.6 Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences38414448 Getting worse

Changes In Selby's Crime Rates Over Time

Comparing Selby to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Barnet67.0846% safer
Croydon82.4819% safer
Sheffield90.059% safer
Bristol90.528% safer
Selby97.98-
Coventry102.244.2% more dangerous
Leicester111.5912% more dangerous
Liverpool123.0620% more dangerous
Birmingham129.6424% more dangerous
Bradford132.2826% more dangerous
Leeds150.9435% more dangerous

Crime in Selby's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Selby Town1,593118First
Selby West27241Second

Crime in Selby During Coronavirus Lockdowns

Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Selby change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in May, when Selby saw a 400% increase in drugs. Selby saw a large fall in shoplifting during April, when it fell by 88% compared to April in 2019.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour+3%+33%+20%+30%-14%+34%+14%+49%+47%+77%
Bicycle Theft--50%--83%-67%-50%+33%-67%-50%+150%
Burglary-63%-84%-75%--11%-33%-50%-9%+75%-25%
Criminal Damage and Arson-58%-17%-50%--39%+143%+54%+36%+70%-37%
Drugs--25%+400%+200%+200%+17%+150%+100%-25%-33%
Other Crime--67%---60%--67%-+100%+100%
Other Theft+33%-55%-71%-25%-17%-81%--26%-44%-38%
Possession of Weapons----+100%-50%+100%-50%--
Public Order+25%+22%-20%+21%+33%-6%+17%+267%+38%-30%
Robbery------+200%+100%--
Shoplifting+19%-88%-14%-54%-15%-9%-7%-39%-6%+8%
Theft From the Person------80%-80%---
Vehicle Crime-60%-57%-33%-71%+75%-60%+75%-20%-20%-
Violence and Sexual Offences+26%-12%-30%+40%+34%+3%+6%+7%--23%

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in Selby

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

How dangerous is Selby?
Selby is the second most dangerous small town in North Yorkshire.

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

What is the least common crime in Selby?
Selby's least common crime is robbery (inc. mugging).

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