Calderdale Crime Overview

Calderdale is the second most dangerous city in Yorkshire and The Humber, and the 22nd most dangerous overall out of the UK's cities. The overall crime rate in Calderdale in 2020 was 84 crimes per 1,000 people.

The most common crimes in Calderdale are violence and sexual offences, with 8,446 offences during 2020, giving a crime rate of 40. This is 12% lower than 2019's figure of 9,467 offences and a difference of 4.83 from 2019's crime rate of 45. Calderdale's least common crime is bicycle theft, with 68 offences recorded in 2020, a decrease of 18% from 2019's figure of 80 crimes.

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Summary of Crimes in Calderdale This Year

 Calderdale
CrimeCountRate
Anti-Social Behaviour3,69517.47
Bicycle Theft680.32
Burglary9194.35
Criminal Damage and Arson1,7908.47
Drugs5692.69
Other Crime5232.47
Other Theft1,2565.94
Possession of Weapons1360.64
Public Order2,26210.70
Robbery1570.74
Shoplifting6433.04
Theft From the Person1360.64
Vehicle Crime9384.44
Violence and Sexual Offences8,44639.94

Calderdale Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2017201820192020Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour20151517Getting worse
Bicycle Theft0.360.310.380.32Safer
Burglary9974.4Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson1110108Safer
Drugs1.52.02.32.7Getting worse
Other Crime1.92.52.52.5Getting worse
Other Theft9986Safer
Possession of Weapons0.570.650.650.64Getting worse
Public Order7101111Getting worse
Robbery0.760.910.950.74Safer
Shoplifting6673.0Safer
Theft From the Person1.21.11.10.64Safer
Vehicle Crime7864.4Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences30424540Getting worse

Comparing Calderdale to the UK's Major Cities

CitiesCrime RateRate Difference
Coventry71.5018% safer
Sheffield73.9914% safer
Kirklees74.2314% safer
Croydon77.189% safer
Bradford79.197% safer
London80.704.6% safer
Calderdale84.38-
Birmingham89.025% more dangerous
Bristol91.578% more dangerous
Leeds91.908% more dangerous
Leicester102.5118% more dangerous
Liverpool105.9420% more dangerous

Crime in Calderdale During Coronavirus Lockdowns

Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Calderdale change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in May, when Calderdale saw a 200% increase in bicycle theft. Calderdale saw a large fall in theft from the person during April, when it fell by 83% compared to April in 2019. Calderdale saw consistent falls in the crime rate of several types of crime during every month of its Coronavirus lockdown, including burglary, other theft, shoplifting, and theft from the person.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctOct
Anti-Social Behaviour+38%-17%+42%+81%+44%+32%+47%+29%+34%
Bicycle Theft+40%-64%+200%-50%-58%+43%-31%-40%-40%
Burglary-3%-53%-47%-28%-62%-32%-43%-41%-42%
Criminal Damage and Arson-11%-17%-26%-6%-8%+2%-10%-9%+25%
Drugs+19%+11%+23%+39%+24%-13%+48%-9%+38%
Other Crime--10%+6%+9%+75%-3%-15%+10%+33%
Other Theft-18%-2%-42%-38%-35%-12%-21%-13%-28%
Possession of Weapons+7%+30%-17%-41%+50%-10%+129%-40%-17%
Public Order-2%+7%+20%+26%+16%+17%+29%-13%-2%
Robbery-14%+50%-59%-55%-18%+41%--8%-59%
Shoplifting-68%-75%-63%-53%-52%-44%-29%-14%-61%
Theft From the Person-29%-83%-56%-50%-63%-10%-39%-40%-78%
Vehicle Crime+20%-17%-32%-21%-50%-34%-31%-35%-49%
Violence and Sexual Offences+3%-20%-10%+0%-2%+12%+9%-1%-4%

Calderdale's Population Centres

 Total CrimesCrime RateRate Difference from Calderdale
Hebden Royd6376727% safer
Ripponden28336133% safer
Todmorden1,295814.5% safer

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in Calderdale

What police force serves Calderdale?
Calderdale's local territorial police force is the West Yorkshire Police.
How dangerous is Calderdale?
Calderdale is the second most dangerous city in Yorkshire and The Humber.
What is Calderdale's most common crime?
The most common crimes in Calderdale are violence and sexual offences.
What is the least common crime in Calderdale?
Calderdale's least common crime is bicycle theft.

Last updated: 01 Mar 2021