Kirklees Crime Overview
Kirklees is among the top 5 most dangerous cities in Yorkshire and The Humber, and the 42nd most dangerous overall out of the UK's cities. The overall crime rate in Kirklees in 2020 was 74 crimes per 1,000 people.
In April 2019, Kirklees was the second-worst city in Yorkshire and The Humber for possession of weapons, with 53 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.12 per 1,000 inhabitants. January 2019 was also a bad month for Kirklees residents, when it was Yorkshire and The Humber's second-most dangerous city for drugs, recording 135 crimes at a rate of 0.31 per 1,000 residents. Kirklees recorded 243 reports of public order during November 2016, making its crime rate of 0.55 the second-worst city for public order in Yorkshire and The Humber that month.
The most common crimes in Kirklees are violence and sexual offences, with 14,877 offences during 2020, giving a crime rate of 34. This is 12% lower than 2019's figure of 16,674 offences and a difference of 4.08 from 2019's crime rate of 38. Kirklees's least common crime is bicycle theft, with 144 offences recorded in 2020, a decrease of 28% from 2019's figure of 185 crimes.
Kirklees Crime Map
Summary of Crimes in Kirklees This Year
|Criminal Damage and Arson||3,448||7.84|
|Possession of Weapons||310||0.70|
|Theft From the Person||211||0.48|
|Violence and Sexual Offences||14,877||33.83|
Kirklees Crime Trends
|Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents|
|Criminal Damage and Arson||10||9||10||8||Safer|
|Other Crime||1.7||1.9||2.1||1.9||Getting worse|
|Possession of Weapons||0.65||0.94||1.0||0.70||Safer|
|Public Order||7||9||11||10||Getting worse|
|Theft From the Person||1.0||0.92||0.94||0.48||Safer|
|Violence and Sexual Offences||26||33||38||34||Getting worse|
Comparing Kirklees to the UK's Major Cities
|Cities||Crime Rate||Rate Difference|
|Croydon||77.18||3.8% more dangerous|
|Bradford||79.19||6% more dangerous|
|London||80.70||8% more dangerous|
|Birmingham||89.02||17% more dangerous|
|Bristol||91.57||19% more dangerous|
|Leeds||91.90||19% more dangerous|
|Leicester||102.51||28% more dangerous|
|Liverpool||105.94||30% more dangerous|
Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in Kirklees
What police force serves Kirklees?Kirklees's local territorial police force is the West Yorkshire Police.
How dangerous is Kirklees?Kirklees is among the top 5 most dangerous cities in Yorkshire and The Humber.
What is Kirklees's most common crime?The most common crimes in Kirklees are violence and sexual offences.
What is the least common crime in Kirklees?Kirklees's least common crime is bicycle theft.
Last updated: 18 Feb 2021