Crime Statistics for York, North Yorkshire, May 2020

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Crime Statistics for York, York, North Yorkshire

The aim of this article is to provide a brief overview of street level crime in York using the latest Police statistics. Police data is usually published two months in arrears, so May 2020 are the latest figures. The data published by the Police are incidents that were reported to them in that month, not the crimes that were prosecuted and/or had further action taken. In by far the majority of incidents, no further action is taken.

There were a total of 422 street level crime incidents in York in May 2020. The largest category was Anti Social Behaviour, followed by Violent Crime. Below are these incidents broken down by category.

Crime CategoryIncidents
Anti Social Behaviour214
Violent Crime83
Public Order21
Criminal Damage Arson20
Other Theft12
Bicycle Theft10
Vehicle Crime7
Other Crime6
Theft From The Person3
Possession Of Weapons2
All Crime422

Map of street level crime incidents in May 2020

Police data is divided in Policing Neighbourhoods. We have taken the 'best fit' neighbourhood that includes York. This map shows if incidents are evenly distributed over the district or if there are hot spots in certain streets or areas.

Where Police data is not specific to an address for privacy reasons, most roads are represented by 1 to 2 markers or clusters. However, this should be enough to ascertain if the road you live in or are thinking of moving to, is a crime hot spot. The only exception could be where there is a large cluster of a single crime category on a street, as this could but not necessarily be related to multiple incidents at one address.

Crime incidents in neighbouring areas to York

We've taken the ten nearest places to York and ranked them by the number of crime incidents in each. This should allow you to see if York has more crime than other surrounding areas.

LocationCrime Incidents
Heworth (1.39 miles)766
Foss (1.05 miles)631
Layerthorpe (1.24 miles)501
North Yorkshire|Holgate (0.62 miles)293
South Bank (0.62 miles)276
Walmgate Stray (1.39 miles)245
Acomb (1.39 miles)207
Knavesmire (1.39 miles)158
Nunthorpe (1.24 miles)111

of York residents were born outside of the UK, according to the 2011 Census

Most violent places near York

The category of crime that most concerns people is violent crime. We have taken the ten nearest place to York and ranked them according to the number of violent incidents in the 'best fit' Policing neighbourhood.

LocationViolent Incidents
North Yorkshire|Holgate108
South Bank54
Walmgate Stray46

Last updated: July 8, 2020
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