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.

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Summary of Crimes in Kirklees This Year

Anti-Social Behaviour6,58714.98
Bicycle Theft1440.33
Criminal Damage and Arson3,4487.84
Other Crime8451.92
Other Theft2,0744.72
Possession of Weapons3100.70
Public Order4,57810.41
Theft From the Person2110.48
Vehicle Crime1,7493.98
Violence and Sexual Offences14,87733.83

Kirklees Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Anti-Social Behaviour21181515Safer
Bicycle Theft0.410.370.420.33Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson109108Safer
Drugs1. worse
Other Crime1. worse
Other Theft7774.7Safer
Possession of Weapons0.650.941.00.70Safer
Public Order791110Getting worse
Theft From the Person1.00.920.940.48Safer
Vehicle Crime7774.0Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences26333834Getting worse

Comparing Kirklees to the UK's Major Cities

CitiesCrime RateRate Difference
Coventry71.503.8% safer
Sheffield73.990.32% safer
Croydon77.183.8% more dangerous
Bradford79.196% more dangerous
London80.708% more dangerous
Birmingham89.0217% more dangerous
Bristol91.5719% more dangerous
Leeds91.9019% more dangerous
Leicester102.5128% more dangerous
Liverpool105.9430% 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