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Crime and Safety in Alwoodley

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Alwoodley is the third safest small towns in West Yorkshire, and is the 26th safest overall out of West Yorkshire's 118 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Alwoodley in 2021 was 43 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to West Yorkshire's overall crime rate, coming in 160% lower than the West Yorkshire rate of 113 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Alwoodley is the 238th safest small town, and the 4,171st most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In January 2021, Alwoodley was the worst small town in West Yorkshire for bicycle theft, with 1 crime reported and a crime rate of 0.12 per 1,000 inhabitants.

The most common crimes in Alwoodley are violence and sexual offences, with 163 offences during 2021, giving a crime rate of 19. This is 13% higher than 2020's figure of 142 offences and a difference of 2.43 from 2020's crime rate of 16. Alwoodley's least common crime is robbery, with 3 offences recorded in 2021, the same as 2020's figure of 3 crimes.

Alwoodley 2022 Crime Scorecard

Third Safest

Small Towns, West Yorkshire

124% lower, regional crime rate

Yorkshire and The Humber

76% lower, national crime rate

England, Wales & NI

Local Crime in Context

As of 2022, the crime rate in Alwoodley is 124% lower than Yorkshire and The Humber and 76% lower than the England, Wales & Northern Ireland overall figure.

Alwoodley Crime Rate Over Time

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Incidents mapped in Alwoodley represent the time frame between May 2019 and April 2022. Each point on the map represents an area where crimes have been recorded locally.

Last updated: 02 Jun, 2022

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Historical Crime Rates for Alwoodley

YearCrime Rate per
1,000 people
Total Crimes
202143375
202045387
201951443
201843375
201742364
201637322

Crime in Alwoodley Compared To West Yorkshire

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Summary of Crimes in Alwoodley This Year

 AlwoodleyWest Yorkshire 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour778.9137,27115.98 79% safer
Bicycle Theft40.461,8150.78 70% safer
Burglary384.4011,8695.09 16% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson192.2025,78711.06 403% safer
Drugs60.697,8663.37 388% safer
Other Crime60.696,2402.68 288% safer
Other Theft364.1717,2507.40 77% safer
Possession of Weapons40.462,1340.91 98% safer
Public Order536.1337,73016.18 164% safer
Robbery30.352,2520.97 177% safer
Shoplifting212.4312,8335.50 126% safer
Vehicle Crime222.5513,2225.67 122% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences16318.86122,10552.35 178% safer

Alwoodley Compared to Nearby Small Towns)

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Crigglestone868.78394% safer
Denby Dale71142.532.0% safer
Alwoodley37543.39-
Ripponden35345.093.8% more dangerous
Silsden40548.4610% more dangerous
Garforth74251.3015% more dangerous
Otley74954.3520% more dangerous
Ackworth43554.7221% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Alwoodley

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Recent Crimes in Alwoodley

DateCrime TypeLocationOutcome
April 2022Public orderOn or near The CourtInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Buck Stone ViewInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022BurglaryOn or near Alwoodley LaneInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022BurglaryOn or near Buck Stone WayInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Buck Stone OvalInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Sunningdale DriveInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Sandmoor GreenInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Other theftOn or near Turnberry AvenueInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Public orderOn or near Wentworth WayUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Hillingdon WayInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Other theftOn or near Primley Park GroveInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022BurglaryOn or near Village RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Mount DriveInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022BurglaryOn or near Sunningdale WayInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Public orderOn or near Village RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Other theftOn or near Avenue LawnsInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Public orderOn or near Avenue LawnsInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Public orderOn or near Avenue LawnsInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Avenue LawnsInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Public orderOn or near Petrol StationUnable to prosecute suspect

Alwoodley Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2018201920202021Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour6789 Getting worse
Bicycle Theft0.12-0.230.46 Getting worse
Burglary91084.4 Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson3.851.82.2 Safer
Drugs0.350.461.00.69 Getting worse
Other Crime0.691.30.350.69 Safer
Other Theft564.64.2 Safer
Possession of Weapons-0.350.230.46 Getting worse
Public Order3.73.24.36 Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.690.690.350.35 Safer
Shoplifting1.31.53.82.4 Getting worse
Vehicle Crime3.73.22.92.6 Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences15201619 Getting worse

Changes In Alwoodley's Crime Rates Over Time

Comparing Alwoodley to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Alwoodley43.39-
Barnet67.0835% more dangerous
Croydon82.4847% more dangerous
Sheffield90.0552% more dangerous
Bristol90.5252% more dangerous
Coventry102.2458% more dangerous
Leicester111.5961% more dangerous
Liverpool123.0665% more dangerous
Birmingham129.6467% more dangerous
Bradford132.2867% more dangerous
Leeds150.9471% more dangerous

Crime in Alwoodley's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Alwoodley31143First

Crime in Alwoodley During Coronavirus Lockdowns

Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Alwoodley change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in July, when Alwoodley saw a 600% increase in public order. Alwoodley saw a large fall in anti-social behaviour during October, when it fell by 80% compared to October in 2019.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour--+400%+20%+38%+63%-67%-80%+25%-
Burglary-46%-33%+38%+11%+17%+100%-17%-69%-67%+25%
Criminal Damage and Arson-50%-50%-60%--50%-80%-60%---40%
Drugs-+200%--------
Other Theft+133%+200%-50%-33%-43%-60%--80%-17%-33%
Public Order+50%+100%-+33%+600%-+67%--+150%
Robbery-------67%---
Shoplifting---+67%+133%+200%-+200%--
Vehicle Crime-33%+200%---40%+100%-50%---67%
Violence and Sexual Offences-62%+17%+25%-13%-79%-50%+19%+6%+117%+57%

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in Alwoodley

What police force serves Alwoodley?
Alwoodley's local territorial police force is the West Yorkshire Police.

How dangerous is Alwoodley?
Alwoodley is the third safest small town in West Yorkshire.

What is Alwoodley's most common crime?
The most common crimes in Alwoodley are violence and sexual offences.

What is the least common crime in Alwoodley?
Alwoodley's least common crime is robbery (inc. mugging).

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