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Crime and Safety in Baildon

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Baildon is among the top 20 safest small towns in West Yorkshire, and is the 54th most dangerous overall out of West Yorkshire's 118 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Baildon in 2021 was 77 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to West Yorkshire's overall crime rate, coming in 47% lower than the West Yorkshire rate of 113 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Baildon is the 196th most dangerous small town, and the 1,225th most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In June 2021, Baildon was the worst small town in West Yorkshire for other crime, with 7 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.42 per 1,000 inhabitants. August 2021 was also a bad month for Baildon residents, when it was West Yorkshire's most dangerous small town for possession of weapons, recording 4 crimes at a rate of 0.24 per 1,000 residents. Baildon recorded 16 reports of vehicle crime during December 2021, making its crime rate of 0.96 the worst small town for vehicle crime in West Yorkshire that month.

The most common crimes in Baildon are violence and sexual offences, with 615 offences during 2021, giving a crime rate of 37. This is 0.98% higher than 2020's figure of 609 offences and a difference of 0.36 from 2020's crime rate of 37. Baildon's least common crime is robbery, with 2 offences recorded in 2021, a decrease of 250% from 2020's figure of 7 crimes.

Baildon 2022 Crime Scorecard

Top 20 Safest

Small Towns, West Yorkshire

26% lower, regional crime rate

Yorkshire and The Humber

0.75% higher, national crime rate

England, Wales & NI

Local Crime in Context

As of 2022, the crime rate in Baildon is 26% lower than Yorkshire and The Humber and 0.75% higher than the England, Wales & Northern Ireland overall figure.

Baildon Crime Rate Over Time

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Incidents mapped in Baildon 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 Baildon

YearCrime Rate per
1,000 people
Total Crimes
2021771,281
2020801,336
2019861,429
2018891,481
2017721,197
201656939

Crime in Baildon Compared To West Yorkshire

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Summary of Crimes in Baildon This Year

 BaildonWest Yorkshire 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour20712.4537,27115.98 28% safer
Bicycle Theft50.301,8150.78 160% safer
Burglary744.4511,8695.09 14% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson1428.5425,78711.06 30% safer
Drugs241.447,8663.37 134% safer
Other Crime362.166,2402.68 24% safer
Other Theft694.1517,2507.40 78% safer
Possession of Weapons150.902,1340.91 1.1% safer
Public Order19811.9137,73016.18 36% safer
Robbery20.122,2520.97 708% safer
Shoplifting261.5612,8335.50 253% safer
Theft From the Person30.182,2220.95 428% safer
Vehicle Crime724.3313,2225.67 31% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences61536.98122,10552.35 42% safer

Baildon Compared to Nearby Small Towns)

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Kippax61265.0418% safer
Horsforth1,32967.2415% safer
Wetherby74167.8014% safer
Yeadon1,37674.483.4% safer
Bingley1,66674.872.9% safer
Baildon1,28177.02-
Ossett1,70477.440.54% more dangerous
Hebden Royd74077.470.58% more dangerous
Mirfield1,59179.783.5% more dangerous
Horbury91086.1211% more dangerous
Rothwell1,70588.6913% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Baildon

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Recent Crimes in Baildon

DateCrime TypeLocationOutcome
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Stubbings RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Bicycle theftOn or near Farfield RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Public orderOn or near Aireview CrescentInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022BurglaryOn or near Cliffe Lane SouthInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Whitelands RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Public orderOn or near Buck LaneInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Public orderOn or near Southcliffe DriveUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022BurglaryOn or near Sports/Recreation AreaInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Bank CrestInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Public orderOn or near Sports/Recreation AreaInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Hope LaneUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Public orderOn or near Reins AvenueInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Prod LaneUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Higher Coach RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near East ParadeInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Sorrell WayInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Rockcliffe AvenueInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Public orderOn or near Cliffe AvenueInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Aireview CrescentInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Cliffe Lane SouthInvestigation complete; no suspect identified

Baildon Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2018201920202021Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour17132112 Safer
Bicycle Theft0.360.720.240.30 Safer
Burglary131194.4 Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson111099 Safer
Drugs0.600.961.71.4 Getting worse
Other Crime1.72.21.32.2 Getting worse
Other Theft863.54.2 Safer
Possession of Weapons0.480.420.600.90 Getting worse
Public Order881112 Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.360.600.420.12 Safer
Shoplifting2.52.51.91.6 Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.420.120.360.18 Safer
Vehicle Crime1174.84.3 Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences32363737 Getting 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 2021.

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
Barnet67.0815% safer
Baildon77.02-
Croydon82.487% more dangerous
Sheffield90.0514% more dangerous
Bristol90.5215% more dangerous
Coventry102.2425% more dangerous
Leicester111.5931% more dangerous
Liverpool123.0637% more dangerous
Birmingham129.6441% more dangerous
Bradford132.2842% more dangerous
Leeds150.9449% more dangerous

Crime in Baildon's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Baildon North32852Second
Baildon South76595First

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.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour+118%+8%+173%+124%+12%+123%+32%+125%-6%+43%
Bicycle Theft-------50%---
Burglary+55%-42%--8%-69%-38%-76%-47%-59%-36%
Criminal Damage and Arson-63%-22%+7%-6%+17%+163%+214%-18%-53%-63%
Drugs-83%+200%+500%+300%--+300%---
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%
Robbery+300%---------
Shoplifting+17%-90%-67%+100%---50%-43%-+100%
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 safest 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 robbery (inc. mugging).

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