Baildon Crime Overview

Baildon is among the top 20 most dangerous small towns in West Yorkshire, and is the 40th most dangerous overall out of West Yorkshire's 121 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Baildon in 2020 was 80 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to West Yorkshire's overall crime rate, coming in 30% lower than the West Yorkshire rate of 104 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Baildon is the 123rd most dangerous small town, and the 980th most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In December 2020, Baildon was the worst small town in West Yorkshire for burglary, with 14 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.84 per 1,000 inhabitants. March 2020 was also a bad month for Baildon residents, when it was West Yorkshire's most dangerous small town for robbery, recording 4 crimes at a rate of 0.24 per 1,000 residents. Baildon recorded 2 reports of theft from the person during April 2020, making its crime rate of 0.12 the worst small town for theft from the person in West Yorkshire that month.

The most common crimes in Baildon are violence and sexual offences, with 609 offences during 2020, giving a crime rate of 37. This is 3.0% higher than 2019's figure of 591 offences and a difference of 1.08 from 2019's crime rate of 36. Baildon's least common crime is bicycle theft, with 4 offences recorded in 2020, a decrease of 200% from 2019's figure of 12 crimes.

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Crime in Baildon Compared To West Yorkshire

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Summary of Crimes in Baildon This Year

 BaildonWest Yorkshire 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour35621.4148,24020.683.4% more dangerous
Bicycle Theft40.241,7620.76217% safer
Burglary1509.0215,1026.4728% more dangerous
Criminal Damage and Arson1519.0825,48710.9320% safer
Drugs291.748,3433.58106% safer
Other Crime221.326,6132.84115% safer
Other Theft583.4916,3707.02101% safer
Possession of Weapons100.602,1200.9152% safer
Public Order17910.7630,32813.0021% safer
Robbery70.422,4431.05150% safer
Shoplifting311.8611,6474.99168% safer
Theft From the Person60.362,0400.87142% safer
Vehicle Crime804.8113,6605.8622% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences60936.62107,15745.9425% safer

Baildon Compared to Nearby Small Towns

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Bingley1,53468.9417% safer
Rothwell1,34169.7515% safer
Hebden Royd68271.4013% safer
Wetherby79072.2811% safer
Yeadon1,38975.187% safer
Todmorden1,42789.0010% more dangerous
Liversedge1,61489.2110% more dangerous
Elland1,45389.3910% more dangerous
Normanton2,14198.8919% more dangerous
Heckmondwike1,343106.6625% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Baildon

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Baildon Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Anti-Social Behaviour18171321Getting worse
Bicycle Theft0.480.360.720.24Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson1111109Safer
Drugs0.300.600.961.7Getting worse
Other Crime1.
Other Theft5863.5Safer
Possession of Weapons0.060.480.420.60Getting worse
Public Order68811Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.300.360.600.42No change
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.360.420.120.36Getting worse
Vehicle Crime111174.8Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences20323637Getting worse

Changes In Baildon's Crime Rates Over Time

Offences in Baildon's Green Spaces

We only display green spaces in Baildon that are named, and have had crimes recorded within their boundaries during 2020.

NameASBDrugsPublic OrderRobberyVSOAll OthersCrimes per Hectare
Jenny Lane Playing Fields3---201.0
Roberts Park1-523134.6
Saltaire Cricket Ground1-5231321

Comparing Baildon to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Barnet67.7119% safer
Coventry77.413.8% safer
Croydon83.223.5% more dangerous
Sheffield85.816% more dangerous
Bristol86.217% more dangerous
Leicester97.4418% more dangerous
Birmingham102.8722% more dangerous
Liverpool107.2825% more dangerous
Bradford133.0240% more dangerous
Leeds137.1041% more dangerous

Crime in Baildon's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Baildon North31450Second
Baildon South827103First

Crime in Baildon During Coronavirus Lockdowns

Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Baildon change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in May, when Baildon saw a 500% increase in drugs. Baildon saw a large fall in other theft during May, when it fell by 91% compared to May in 2019.

Anti-Social Behaviour+118%+8%+173%+124%+12%+123%+32%+125%-6%+43%
Bicycle Theft-------50%---
Criminal Damage and Arson-63%-22%+7%-6%+17%+163%+214%-18%-53%-63%
Other Crime-----80%-50%-60%-33%-67%-67%
Other Theft-46%+11%-91%-38%-33%-17%+20%-50%-73%-50%
Possession of Weapons---50%-----67%--
Public Order+375%+55%+53%+67%+38%+87%+42%-18%-22%-62%
Theft From the Person----------
Vehicle Crime+22%-29%-89%-22%--43%-79%-85%--89%
Violence and Sexual Offences+13%+30%+79%+28%-24%+12%-5%-4%-6%-37%

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in Baildon

What police force serves Baildon?
Baildon's local territorial police force is the West Yorkshire Police.
How dangerous is Baildon?
Baildon is among the top 20 most dangerous small towns in West Yorkshire.
What is Baildon's most common crime?
The most common crimes in Baildon are violence and sexual offences.
What is the least common crime in Baildon?
Baildon's least common crime is bicycle theft.

Last updated: 07 May 2021