Scarborough is home to North Yorkshire’s third largest population after York and Harrogate and has a rugged and diverse landscape covering 816 square kilometres of coastline.
The area is popular with tourists, attracting approximately 5.5 million day visitors and longer term holiday makers each year to its heritage coastline, large holiday parks, seaside resorts and North Yorkshire National park.
The area is diverse in that it has a number of affluent areas but also a number of wards in the bottom 10% for deprivation in the country. The numbers of people grow substantially in the summer months due to visitors to the area and this does result in an increase in reported crime, during those months.
The Neighbourhood Team are based within a multi-agency hub in Scarborough Borough Council’s Town Hall where they work on a daily basis with partners to try to achieve long term sustainable solutions to community issues.
The Neighbourhood Policing Team is supported by and work closely with 24/7 Patrol Officers who respond to the public calls for service and help to provide a high visibility presence to our communities.