Skelton and Brotton Crime Overview

Skelton and Brotton is among the top 5 most dangerous small towns in North Yorkshire, and is the 31st most dangerous overall out of North Yorkshire's 781 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Skelton and Brotton in 2020 was 77 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares poorly to North Yorkshire's overall crime rate, coming in 11% higher than the North Yorkshire rate of 69 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Skelton and Brotton is the 138th most dangerous small town, and the 1,081st most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In September 2020, Skelton and Brotton was the worst small town in North Yorkshire for burglary, with 9 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.68 per 1,000 inhabitants. December 2020 was also a bad month for Skelton and Brotton residents, when it was North Yorkshire's most dangerous small town for other crime, recording 4 crimes at a rate of 0.30 per 1,000 residents. Skelton and Brotton recorded 2 reports of possession of weapons during May 2020, making its crime rate of 0.15 the worst small town for possession of weapons in North Yorkshire that month.

The most common crimes in Skelton and Brotton are violence and sexual offences, with 432 offences during 2020, giving a crime rate of 33. This is 4.2% lower than 2019's figure of 450 offences and a difference of 1.36 from 2019's crime rate of 34. Skelton and Brotton's least common crime is bicycle theft, with 5 offences recorded in 2020, a decrease of 20% from 2019's figure of 6 crimes.

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Crime in Skelton and Brotton Compared To North Yorkshire

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Summary of Crimes in Skelton and Brotton This Year

 Skelton and BrottonNorth Yorkshire 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour54140.8648,67141.732.1% safer
Bicycle Theft50.381,2521.07182% safer
Burglary987.405,1654.4340% more dangerous
Criminal Damage and Arson16112.1611,0069.4422% more dangerous
Drugs211.593,0872.6567% safer
Other Crime312.342,0451.7525% more dangerous
Other Theft795.976,0695.2013% more dangerous
Possession of Weapons80.607480.647% safer
Public Order1068.017,1326.1124% more dangerous
Robbery50.385730.4929% safer
Shoplifting473.555,2944.5428% safer
Theft From the Person50.383890.3313% more dangerous
Vehicle Crime272.043,7243.1956% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences43232.6333,44728.6712% more dangerous

Skelton and Brotton Compared to Nearby Small Towns

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Norton-on-Derwent41348.9258% safer
Skipton86156.1738% safer
Richmond47156.2238% safer
Guisborough1,24266.8216% safer
Whitby90168.5513% safer
Skelton and Brotton1,02577.41-
Loftus65984.088% more dangerous
Northallerton95186.2710% more dangerous
Selby1,66796.3620% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Skelton and Brotton

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Skelton and Brotton Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Anti-Social Behaviour44303141Getting worse
Bicycle Theft0.450.150.450.38Getting worse
Burglary4.3977Getting worse
Criminal Damage and Arson10131312Getting worse
Drugs1.10.980.831.6Getting worse
Other Crime0.681.82.32.3Getting worse
Other Theft4.0666Getting worse
Possession of Weapons0.30-0.230.60Getting worse
Public Order1.43.468Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging) worse
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)-0.230.530.38No change
Vehicle Crime2.
Violence and Sexual Offences15293433Getting worse

Changes In Skelton and Brotton's Crime Rates Over Time

Comparing Skelton and Brotton to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Barnet67.7114% safer
Coventry77.410% safer
Skelton and Brotton77.41-
Croydon83.227% more dangerous
Sheffield85.8110% more dangerous
Bristol86.2110% more dangerous
Leicester97.4421% more dangerous
Birmingham102.8725% more dangerous
Liverpool107.2828% more dangerous
Bradford133.0242% more dangerous
Leeds137.1044% more dangerous

Crime in Skelton and Brotton's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank

Crime in Skelton and Brotton During Coronavirus Lockdowns

Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Skelton and Brotton change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in June, when Skelton and Brotton saw a 700% increase in other crime. Skelton and Brotton saw a large fall in vehicle crime during October, when it fell by 91% compared to October in 2019.

Anti-Social Behaviour+9%+133%+200%+33%-11%-9%-24%+35%--
Bicycle Theft----------
Criminal Damage and Arson+50%-35%-15%-33%+23%-25%+31%-5%-29%-37%
Other Crime-75%-+150%+700%--50%--50%-+300%
Other Theft-22%-17%+467%+25%+67%-25%-70%-33%-63%-43%
Possession of Weapons----------
Public Order-25%+25%+333%+167%+38%+27%--25%+75%-36%
Theft From the Person----------
Vehicle Crime-44%-67%+100%-50%--50%--91%-67%-
Violence and Sexual Offences-36%+3%-31%-5%+74%+34%--24%-32%+31%

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in Skelton and Brotton

What police force serves Skelton and Brotton?
Skelton and Brotton's local territorial police force is the North Yorkshire Police.
How dangerous is Skelton and Brotton?
Skelton and Brotton is among the top 5 most dangerous small towns in North Yorkshire.
What is Skelton and Brotton's most common crime?
The most common crimes in Skelton and Brotton are violence and sexual offences.
What is the least common crime in Skelton and Brotton?
Skelton and Brotton's least common crime is bicycle theft.

Last updated: 07 May 2021