Sherburn in Elmet Crime Overview

Sherburn in Elmet is among the top 5 safest small towns in North Yorkshire, and is the 154th most dangerous overall out of North Yorkshire's 781 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Sherburn in Elmet in 2020 was 39 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to North Yorkshire's overall crime rate, coming in 76% lower than the North Yorkshire rate of 69 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Sherburn in Elmet is the 229th safest small town, and the 4,633rd 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 125 offences during 2020, giving a crime rate of 16. This is 26% lower than 2019's figure of 157 offences and a difference of 4.07 from 2019's crime rate of 20. Sherburn in Elmet's least common crime is bicycle theft, with 1 offence recorded in 2020, a decrease of 300% from 2019's figure of 4 crimes.

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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 Behaviour24931.7048,67141.7332% safer
Bicycle Theft10.131,2521.07723% safer
Burglary151.915,1654.43132% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson536.7511,0069.4440% safer
Drugs141.783,0872.6549% safer
Other Crime50.642,0451.75173% safer
Other Theft232.936,0695.2077% safer
Possession of Weapons40.517480.6425% safer
Public Order182.297,1326.11167% safer
Robbery30.385730.4929% safer
Shoplifting172.165,2944.54110% safer
Vehicle Crime273.443,7243.197% more dangerous
Violence and Sexual Offences12515.9233,44728.6780% safer

Sherburn in Elmet Compared to Nearby Small Towns

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Haxby18722.3074% safer
Huntington22722.9369% safer
Ingleby Barwick71231.6623% safer
Sherburn in Elmet30538.83-
Newby and Scalby41943.1910% more dangerous
Knaresborough67143.6511% more dangerous
Yarm41546.7617% more dangerous
Saltburn, Marske and New Marske90047.2218% more dangerous
Ripon77747.3718% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Sherburn in Elmet

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Sherburn in Elmet Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Anti-Social Behaviour40241832Getting worse
Bicycle Theft1.30.890.510.13Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson104.24.67Getting worse
Drugs1.20.761.21.8Getting worse
Other Crime0.130.511.40.64Safer
Other Theft5.
Possession of Weapons-0.13-0.51Getting worse
Public Order1.
Robbery (inc. mugging)-0.13-0.38Getting worse
Vehicle Crime2. worse
Violence and Sexual Offences10132016Getting 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 Elmet38.83-
Barnet67.7143% more dangerous
Coventry77.4150% more dangerous
Croydon83.2253% more dangerous
Sheffield85.8155% more dangerous
Bristol86.2155% more dangerous
Leicester97.4460% more dangerous
Birmingham102.8762% more dangerous
Liverpool107.2864% more dangerous
Bradford133.0271% more dangerous
Leeds137.1072% more dangerous

Crime in Sherburn in Elmet's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Sherburn in Elmet & South Milford39737First

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.

Anti-Social Behaviour-+138%+183%+200%+79%+133%+20%+108%+108%+73%
Criminal Damage and Arson-25%--25%-+25%+250%-+150%+267%-
Other Crime-67%-------+100%-
Other Theft---75%-33%---67%-33%+100%+100%
Public Order+100%--67%-33%-+200%-33%-50%--50%
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 towns 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.

Last updated: 07 May 2021