Bradford Crime Overview
Bradford is the third most dangerous city in Yorkshire and The Humber, and the 33rd most dangerous overall out of the UK's cities. The overall crime rate in Bradford in 2020 was 79 crimes per 1,000 people.
In September 2015, Bradford had the worst crime rate in Yorkshire and The Humber for possession of weapons, with 31 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.06 per 1,000 inhabitants.
The most common crimes in Bradford are violence and sexual offences, with 19,583 offences during 2020, giving a crime rate of 36. This is 7% lower than 2019's figure of 21,007 offences and a difference of 2.64 from 2019's crime rate of 39. Bradford's least common crime is bicycle theft, with 170 offences recorded in 2020, an increase of 2.4% from 2019's figure of 166 crimes.
Bradford Crime Map
Summary of Crimes in Bradford This Year
|Criminal Damage and Arson||4,625||8.57|
|Possession of Weapons||363||0.67|
|Theft From the Person||327||0.61|
|Violence and Sexual Offences||19,583||36.28|
Bradford Crime Trends
|Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents|
|Criminal Damage and Arson||11||11||10||9||Safer|
|Other Crime||2.4||2.7||2.4||2.5||Getting worse|
|Possession of Weapons||0.54||0.68||0.71||0.67||Getting worse|
|Public Order||7||9||10||10||Getting worse|
|Theft From the Person||0.91||1.0||1.0||0.61||Safer|
|Violence and Sexual Offences||27||37||39||36||Getting worse|
Comparing Bradford to the UK's Major Cities
|Cities||Crime Rate||Rate Difference|
|London||80.70||1.9% more dangerous|
|Birmingham||89.02||11% more dangerous|
|Bristol||91.57||14% more dangerous|
|Leeds||91.90||14% more dangerous|
|Leicester||102.51||23% more dangerous|
|Liverpool||105.94||25% more dangerous|
Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in Bradford
What police force serves Bradford?Bradford's local territorial police force is the West Yorkshire Police.
How dangerous is Bradford?Bradford is the third most dangerous city in Yorkshire and The Humber.
What is Bradford's most common crime?The most common crimes in Bradford are violence and sexual offences.
What is the least common crime in Bradford?Bradford's least common crime is bicycle theft.
Last updated: 18 Feb 2021