Leeds Crime Overview
Leeds is the most dangerous major city in Yorkshire and The Humber, and among the top 5 most dangerous overall out of the UK's major cities. The overall crime rate in Leeds in 2020 was 92 crimes per 1,000 people.
In November 2020, Leeds had the worst crime rate in Yorkshire and The Humber for burglary, with 462 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.58 per 1,000 inhabitants. November 2020 was also a bad month for Leeds residents, when it was Yorkshire and The Humber's most dangerous area for criminal damage and arson, recording 823 crimes at a rate of 1.0 per 1,000 residents. Leeds recorded 259 reports of drugs during November 2020, making its crime rate of 0.33 the worst for drugs in Yorkshire and The Humber that month.
The most common crimes in Leeds are violence and sexual offences, with 29,978 offences during 2020, giving a crime rate of 38. This is 14% lower than 2019's figure of 34,242 offences and a difference of 5.37 from 2019's crime rate of 43. Leeds's least common crimes are possession of weapons, with 719 offences recorded in 2020, a decrease of 14% from 2019's figure of 821 crimes.
Leeds Crime Map
Summary of Crimes in Leeds This Year
|Criminal Damage and Arson||7,794||9.83|
|Possession of Weapons||719||0.91|
|Theft From the Person||901||1.14|
|Violence and Sexual Offences||29,978||37.80|
Leeds Crime Trends
|Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents|
|Criminal Damage and Arson||12||12||11||10||Safer|
|Possession of Weapons||0.69||0.99||1.0||0.91||Getting worse|
|Public Order||7||10||11||11||Getting worse|
|Theft From the Person||2.6||2.6||2.6||1.1||Safer|
|Violence and Sexual Offences||31||40||43||38||Safer|
Comparing Leeds to the UK's Major Cities
Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in Leeds
What police force serves Leeds?Leeds's local territorial police force is the West Yorkshire Police.
How dangerous is Leeds?Leeds is the most dangerous major city in Yorkshire and The Humber.
What is Leeds's most common crime?The most common crimes in Leeds are violence and sexual offences.
What is the least common crime in Leeds?Leeds's least common crimes are possession of weapons.
Last updated: 18 Feb 2021