Alwoodley Crime Overview

Alwoodley is the safest small town in West Yorkshire, and is among the top 10 safest overall out of West Yorkshire's 121 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Alwoodley in 2020 was 27 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to West Yorkshire's overall crime rate, coming in 290% lower than the West Yorkshire rate of 104 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Alwoodley is the 89th safest small town, and the 4,192nd safest location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In August 2016, Alwoodley was the worst small town in West Yorkshire for robbery, 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 89 offences during 2020, giving a crime rate of 10. This is 21% lower than 2019's figure of 108 offences and a difference of 2.20 from 2019's crime rate of 12. Alwoodley's least common crime is other crime, with 1 offence recorded in 2020, a decrease of 800% from 2019's figure of 9 crimes.

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Crime in Alwoodley Compared To West Yorkshire

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Summary of Crimes in Alwoodley This Year

 AlwoodleyWest Yorkshire 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour303.4748,24020.68496% safer
Burglary424.8615,1026.4733% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson80.9325,48710.931075% safer
Drugs40.468,3433.58678% safer
Other Crime10.126,6132.842267% safer
Other Theft354.0516,3707.0273% safer
Public Order171.9730,32813.00560% safer
Robbery30.352,4431.05200% safer
Shoplifting232.6611,6474.9988% safer
Vehicle Crime91.0413,6605.86463% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences8910.30107,15745.94346% safer

Alwoodley Compared to Nearby Small Towns

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Alwoodley23126.73-
Ripponden30438.8331% more dangerous
Crigglestone40541.3635% more dangerous
Denby Dale71742.8938% more dangerous
Ackworth37847.5544% more dangerous
Clayton40247.8244% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Alwoodley

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Alwoodley Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2017201820192020Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour5.03.12.73.5Safer
Burglary64.55.04.9Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson1.72.32.20.93Safer
Drugs0.35-0.230.46Getting worse
Other Crime0.120.231.00.12Safer
Other Theft5.03.74.44.0Safer
Public Order0.692.62.12.0Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)-0.350.350.35No change
Shoplifting0.120.350.582.7Getting worse
Vehicle Crime2.71.81.01.0Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences4.571210Getting worse

Changes In Alwoodley's Crime Rates Over Time

Comparing Alwoodley to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Alwoodley26.73-
Barnet67.7161% more dangerous
Coventry77.4165% more dangerous
Croydon83.2268% more dangerous
Sheffield85.8169% more dangerous
Bristol86.2169% more dangerous
Leicester97.4473% more dangerous
Birmingham102.8774% more dangerous
Liverpool107.2875% more dangerous
Bradford133.0280% more dangerous
Leeds137.1081% more dangerous

Crime in Alwoodley's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Alwoodley33647First

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 400% increase in public order. Alwoodley saw a large fall in violence and sexual offences during July, when it fell by 89% compared to July in 2019.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour--33%+200%-33%-+67%-67%---
Burglary-38%-+29%+100%-25%+300%--80%-+100%
Criminal Damage and Arson------67%----33%
Drugs----------
Other Theft+67%--50%--40%-67%+33%-80%+25%-33%
Public Order----+400%-+50%+200%-+100%
Robbery-------50%---
Shoplifting---+150%-+100%----
Vehicle Crime-50%---------50%
Violence and Sexual Offences-60%+50%+38%-56%-89%-67%-15%+67%+50%+80%

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 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 other crime.

Last updated: 07 May 2021