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Crime and Safety in Sherburn in Elmet

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Sherburn in Elmet is among the top 5 safest small towns in North Yorkshire, and is the 148th most dangerous overall out of North Yorkshire's 699 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Sherburn in Elmet in 2021 was 39 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to North Yorkshire's overall crime rate, coming in 93% lower than the North Yorkshire rate of 76 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Sherburn in Elmet is the 184th safest small town, and the 4,848th most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In August 2020, Sherburn in Elmet was the worst small town in North Yorkshire for possession of weapons, with 2 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.25 per 1,000 inhabitants. January 2018 was also a bad month for Sherburn in Elmet residents, when it was North Yorkshire's most dangerous small town for vehicle crime, recording 10 crimes at a rate of 1.3 per 1,000 residents. Sherburn in Elmet recorded 3 reports of bicycle theft during October 2017, making its crime rate of 0.38 the worst small town for bicycle theft in North Yorkshire that month.

The most common crimes in Sherburn in Elmet are violence and sexual offences, with 141 offences during 2021, giving a crime rate of 18. This is 11% higher than 2020's figure of 125 offences and a difference of 2.03 from 2020's crime rate of 16. Sherburn in Elmet's least common crime is bicycle theft, with 1 offence recorded in 2021, the same as 2020's figure of 1 crime.

Sherburn in Elmet 2022 Crime Scorecard

Top 5 Safest

Small Towns, North Yorkshire

147% lower, regional crime rate

Yorkshire and The Humber

95% lower, national crime rate

England, Wales & NI

Local Crime in Context

As of 2022, the crime rate in Sherburn in Elmet is 147% lower than Yorkshire and The Humber and 95% lower than the England, Wales & Northern Ireland overall figure.

Sherburn in Elmet Crime Rate Over Time

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Sherburn in Elmet Crime Map

Incidents mapped in Sherburn in Elmet 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 Sherburn in Elmet

YearCrime Rate per
1,000 people
Total Crimes
202139308
202039305
201946363
201843336
201751402
201635278

Crime in Sherburn in Elmet Compared To North Yorkshire

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Summary of Crimes in Sherburn in Elmet This Year

 Sherburn in ElmetNorth Yorkshire 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour15719.9939,79734.12 71% safer
Bicycle Theft10.131,3371.15 785% safer
Burglary192.424,4883.85 59% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson394.9711,6409.98 101% safer
Drugs81.023,0422.61 156% safer
Other Crime60.761,9231.65 117% safer
Other Theft232.936,1465.27 80% safer
Possession of Weapons30.386800.58 53% safer
Public Order263.319,3398.01 142% safer
Shoplifting253.185,9025.06 59% safer
Vehicle Crime172.163,5243.02 40% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences14117.9539,12033.54 87% safer

Sherburn in Elmet Compared to Nearby Small Towns)

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Huntington181.822055% safer
Haxby18421.9579% safer
Ingleby Barwick84137.394.9% safer
Sherburn in Elmet30839.22-
Knaresborough64541.967% more dangerous
Newby and Scalby46648.0418% more dangerous
Yarm45050.7023% more dangerous
Ripon88353.8327% more dangerous
Saltburn, Marske and New Marske1,03054.0527% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Sherburn in Elmet

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Recent Crimes in Sherburn in Elmet

DateCrime TypeLocationOutcome
April 2022BurglaryOn or near Moor LaneInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Public orderOn or near Hammersike RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Pinfold GarthUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Highfield GreenUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Church MeadowInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Springfield RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Pinfold AvenueLocal resolution
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Moorland WayUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Bramble CourtUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Moorland WayUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near High Trees CourtUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near SupermarketInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
February 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near First AvenueInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
February 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Hodgson'S LaneUnable to prosecute suspect
February 2022RobberyOn or near Moor LaneInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
February 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Saxon GrangeUnable to prosecute suspect
February 2022BurglaryOn or near Moorland WayInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
February 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Meadow ViewUnable to prosecute suspect
February 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Ellarfield LaneInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
February 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near SupermarketInvestigation complete; no suspect identified

Sherburn in Elmet Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2018201920202021Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour24183220 Safer
Bicycle Theft0.890.510.130.13 Safer
Burglary3.251.92.4 Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson4.24.675.0 Safer
Drugs0.761.21.81.0No change
Other Crime0.511.40.640.76 Getting worse
Other Theft4.83.82.92.9 Safer
Possession of Weapons0.13-0.510.38 Getting worse
Public Order3.33.22.33.3 Getting worse
Shoplifting83.42.23.2 Safer
Vehicle Crime3.72.83.42.2 Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences13201618 Getting worse

Changes In Sherburn in Elmet's Crime Rates Over Time

Comparing Sherburn in Elmet to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Sherburn in Elmet39.22-
Barnet67.0842% more dangerous
Croydon82.4852% more dangerous
Sheffield90.0556% more dangerous
Bristol90.5257% more dangerous
Coventry102.2462% more dangerous
Leicester111.5965% more dangerous
Liverpool123.0668% more dangerous
Birmingham129.6470% more dangerous
Bradford132.2870% more dangerous
Leeds150.9474% more dangerous

Crime in Sherburn in Elmet's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Sherburn in Elmet & South Milford42239First

Crime in Sherburn in Elmet During Coronavirus Lockdowns

Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Sherburn in Elmet change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in November, when Sherburn in Elmet saw a 300% increase in burglary. Sherburn in Elmet saw a large fall in burglary during July, when it fell by 75% compared to July in 2019.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour-+138%+183%+200%+79%+133%+20%+108%+108%+73%
Burglary-----75%-50%-+100%+300%-
Criminal Damage and Arson-25%--25%-+25%+250%-+150%+267%-
Drugs----------
Other Crime-67%-------+100%-
Other Theft---75%-33%---67%-33%+100%+100%
Public Order+100%--67%-33%-+200%-33%-50%--50%
Shoplifting----50%-75%--40%+200%-+200%
Vehicle Crime+300%-----33%+100%-44%--67%
Violence and Sexual Offences+140%-25%--50%-54%+19%-30%-58%+25%-14%

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in Sherburn in Elmet

What police force serves Sherburn in Elmet?
Sherburn in Elmet's local territorial police force is the North Yorkshire Police.

How dangerous is Sherburn in Elmet?
Sherburn in Elmet is among the top 5 safest small town in North Yorkshire.

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

What is the least common crime in Sherburn in Elmet?
Sherburn in Elmet's least common crime is bicycle theft.

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