Whitby is situated on the North East Coast 20 miles north of Scarborough and is split by the river Esk. Whitby is a predominantly rural area containing several market towns, numerous villages and isolated hamlets. The main arterial roads through Whitby are the A171 Teesside to Scarborough road and the A169 Whitby to Malton road. Whitby has a population of 13,213 and has a low crime rate. Much work is undertaken to maintain this level and to reduce crime and anti-social behaviour further. In order to ensure that we identify the correct priorities for Whitby we take into account feedback from our local communities obtained through consultation surveys and are in constant engagement with our community and elected members. The Safer Communities Partnership Team based in Scarborough brings together representatives from responsible authorities, who under section 17 of the Crime & Disorder Act 1998 have a duty to exercise their functions to prevent crime and disorder in their area. Their aim, in conjunction with partners including North Yorkshire Police is to prevent crime, reduce re-offending, protect vulnerable people and improve victim care. The summer months attract many visitors to the North Yorkshire Moors National Park. Attractions within the town include two Goth weekends a year, Folk Week and the Whitby Regatta. Whitby has numerous community watch and volunteer schemes which continue to grow. By working together with our community we are determined to retain North Yorkshire’s status as one of the safest places in England in which to live, work and visit and to gain further improvements in reducing crime and anti-social behaviour.
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