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.

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Summary of Crimes in Bradford This Year

 Bradford
CrimeCountRate
Anti-Social Behaviour8,08314.97
Bicycle Theft1700.31
Burglary2,5944.81
Criminal Damage and Arson4,6258.57
Drugs1,6263.01
Other Crime1,3692.54
Other Theft2,5724.76
Possession of Weapons3630.67
Public Order5,3109.84
Robbery4550.84
Shoplifting1,4772.74
Theft From the Person3270.61
Vehicle Crime2,2724.21
Violence and Sexual Offences19,58336.28

Bradford Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2017201820192020Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour21171515Safer
Bicycle Theft0.470.430.310.31Safer
Burglary9864.8Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson1111109Safer
Drugs1.42.12.63.0Getting worse
Other Crime2.42.72.42.5Getting worse
Other Theft8774.8Safer
Possession of Weapons0.540.680.710.67Getting worse
Public Order791010Getting worse
Robbery0.981.41.30.84Safer
Shoplifting654.52.7Safer
Theft From the Person0.911.01.00.61Safer
Vehicle Crime9874.2Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences27373936Getting worse

Comparing Bradford to the UK's Major Cities

CitiesCrime RateRate Difference
Coventry71.5011% safer
Sheffield73.997% safer
Kirklees74.237% safer
Croydon77.182.6% safer
Bradford79.19-
London80.701.9% more dangerous
Birmingham89.0211% more dangerous
Bristol91.5714% more dangerous
Leeds91.9014% more dangerous
Leicester102.5123% more dangerous
Liverpool105.9425% 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