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Crime and Safety in Skelton and Brotton

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Skelton and Brotton is among the top 5 most dangerous small towns in North Yorkshire, and is the 32nd most dangerous overall out of North Yorkshire's 699 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Skelton and Brotton in 2021 was 78 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares poorly to North Yorkshire's overall crime rate, coming in 2.9% higher than the North Yorkshire rate of 76 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Skelton and Brotton is the 188th most dangerous small town, and the 1,186th most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In September 2021, Skelton and Brotton was the worst small town in North Yorkshire for burglary, with 7 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.53 per 1,000 inhabitants. November 2021 was also a bad month for Skelton and Brotton residents, when it was North Yorkshire's most dangerous small town for other crime, recording 3 crimes at a rate of 0.23 per 1,000 residents. Skelton and Brotton recorded 17 reports of criminal damage and arson during October 2021, making its crime rate of 1.3 the worst small town for criminal damage and arson in North Yorkshire that month.

The most common crimes in Skelton and Brotton are violence and sexual offences, with 530 offences during 2021, giving a crime rate of 40. This is 18% higher than 2020's figure of 432 offences and a difference of 7.40 from 2020's crime rate of 33. Skelton and Brotton's least common crime is bicycle theft, with 1 offence recorded in 2021, a decrease of 400% from 2020's figure of 5 crimes.

Skelton and Brotton 2022 Crime Scorecard

Top 5 Most Dangerous

Small Towns, North Yorkshire

24% lower, regional crime rate

Yorkshire and The Humber

1.9% higher, national crime rate

England, Wales & NI

Local Crime in Context

As of 2022, the crime rate in Skelton and Brotton is 24% lower than Yorkshire and The Humber and 1.9% higher than the England, Wales & Northern Ireland overall figure.

Skelton and Brotton Crime Rate Over Time

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Skelton and Brotton Crime Map

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Last updated: 02 Jun, 2022

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Historical Crime Rates for Skelton and Brotton

YearCrime Rate per
1,000 people
Total Crimes
2021781,032
2020771,025
2019801,056
201870927
201741546
201653698

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 Behaviour30022.6639,79734.12 51% safer
Bicycle Theft10.081,3371.15 1338% safer
Burglary473.554,4883.85 8% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson15711.8611,6409.98 16% more dangerous
Drugs110.833,0422.61 214% safer
Other Crime282.111,9231.65 22% more dangerous
Other Theft392.956,1465.27 79% safer
Possession of Weapons50.386800.58 53% safer
Public Order13910.509,3398.01 24% more dangerous
Robbery10.087130.61 662% safer
Shoplifting534.005,9025.06 26% safer
Theft From the Person40.304280.37 23% safer
Vehicle Crime171.283,5243.02 136% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences53040.0339,12033.54 16% more dangerous

Skelton and Brotton Compared to Nearby Small Towns)

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Saltburn, Marske and New Marske1,03054.0544% safer
Norton-on-Derwent47055.6740% safer
Skipton87757.2136% safer
Richmond49959.5631% safer
Guisborough1,34172.158% safer
Skelton and Brotton1,03277.94-
Whitby1,03278.520.74% more dangerous
Loftus68186.8810% more dangerous
Selby1,69597.9820% more dangerous
Northallerton1,212109.9529% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Skelton and Brotton

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Recent Crimes in Skelton and Brotton

DateCrime TypeLocationOutcome
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Byland RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Hunley AvenueUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Marshall DriveUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Ennerdale CrescentInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Railway TerraceInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Laburnum RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Warsett CrescentInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Other theftOn or near Welbeck CourtUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Derwent RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Nelson CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Public orderOn or near WoodsideUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Public orderOn or near Laurel CrescentUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Wilson StreetUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Pentland AvenueInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Chestnut GroveUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Broadbent StreetUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Byland RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Back Child StreetFurther action is not in the public interest
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Yeoman StreetInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Whitby CloseUnable to prosecute suspect

Skelton and Brotton Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2018201920202021Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour30314123 Safer
Bicycle Theft0.150.450.380.08 Safer
Burglary9773.6 Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson13131212 Safer
Drugs0.980.831.60.83 Safer
Other Crime1.82.32.32.1 Getting worse
Other Theft6663.0 Safer
Possession of Weapons-0.230.600.38 Getting worse
Public Order3.46810 Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.150.450.380.08 Safer
Shoplifting3.963.64.0 Getting worse
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.230.530.380.30 Safer
Vehicle Crime2.63.12.01.3 Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences29343340 Getting 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
Barnet67.0816% safer
Skelton and Brotton77.94-
Croydon82.486% more dangerous
Sheffield90.0513% more dangerous
Bristol90.5214% more dangerous
Coventry102.2424% more dangerous
Leicester111.5930% more dangerous
Liverpool123.0637% more dangerous
Birmingham129.6440% more dangerous
Bradford132.2841% more dangerous
Leeds150.9448% more dangerous

Crime in Skelton and Brotton's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Brotton44781First
Skelton58576Second

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.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour+9%+133%+200%+33%-11%-9%-24%+35%--
Bicycle Theft----------
Burglary-33%-56%+450%+233%-20%+80%+13%-60%-30%-56%
Criminal Damage and Arson+50%-35%-15%-33%+23%-25%+31%-5%-29%-37%
Drugs---+50%---+200%-+100%
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%
Shoplifting-63%-+67%-67%-+50%-62%-11%-25%-75%
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.

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