Bingley Crime Overview

Bingley is among the top 20 most dangerous small towns in West Yorkshire, and is the 54th most dangerous overall out of West Yorkshire's 121 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Bingley in 2020 was 69 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to West Yorkshire's overall crime rate, coming in 51% lower than the West Yorkshire rate of 104 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Bingley is the 204th most dangerous small town, and the 1,479th most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In October 2020, Bingley was the worst small town in West Yorkshire for burglary, with 17 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.76 per 1,000 inhabitants. April 2020 was also a bad month for Bingley residents, when it was West Yorkshire's most dangerous small town for bicycle theft, recording 3 crimes at a rate of 0.13 per 1,000 residents. Bingley recorded 29 reports of public order during September 2020, making its crime rate of 1.3 the worst small town for public order in West Yorkshire that month.

The most common crimes in Bingley are violence and sexual offences, with 731 offences during 2020, giving a crime rate of 33. This is 7% higher than 2019's figure of 680 offences and a difference of 2.29 from 2019's crime rate of 31. Bingley's least common crime is robbery, with 2 offences recorded in 2020, a decrease of 400% from 2019's figure of 10 crimes.

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Crime in Bingley Compared To West Yorkshire

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Summary of Crimes in Bingley This Year

 BingleyWest Yorkshire 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour27912.5448,24020.6865% safer
Bicycle Theft100.451,7620.7669% safer
Burglary1767.9115,1026.4718% more dangerous
Criminal Damage and Arson1376.1625,48710.9377% safer
Drugs441.988,3433.5881% safer
Other Crime421.896,6132.8450% safer
Other Theft743.3316,3707.02111% safer
Possession of Weapons110.492,1200.9186% safer
Public Order1888.4530,32813.0054% safer
Robbery20.092,4431.051067% safer
Shoplifting492.2011,6474.99127% safer
Theft From the Person50.222,0400.87295% safer
Vehicle Crime652.9213,6605.86101% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences73132.85107,15745.9440% safer

Bingley Compared to Nearby Small Towns

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Guiseley81466.074.3% safer
Ossett1,45966.304.0% safer
Horsforth1,33367.442.2% safer
Mirfield1,34967.641.9% safer
Horbury72068.141.2% safer
Rothwell1,34169.751.2% more dangerous
Hebden Royd68271.403.4% more dangerous
Wetherby79072.284.6% more dangerous
Yeadon1,38975.188% more dangerous
Baildon1,33680.3314% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Bingley

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Bingley Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Anti-Social Behaviour20121213Safer
Bicycle Theft0.670.270.310.45Getting worse
Criminal Damage and Arson11766Safer
Drugs1. worse
Other Crime2.
Other Theft14863.3Safer
Possession of Weapons0.360.310.670.49Getting worse
Public Order7888Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.720.360.450.09Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.810.630.450.22Safer
Vehicle Crime11672.9Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences26323133Getting worse

Changes In Bingley's Crime Rates Over Time

Comparing Bingley to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Barnet67.711.8% safer
Coventry77.4111% more dangerous
Croydon83.2217% more dangerous
Sheffield85.8120% more dangerous
Bristol86.2120% more dangerous
Leicester97.4429% more dangerous
Birmingham102.8733% more dangerous
Liverpool107.2836% more dangerous
Bradford133.0248% more dangerous
Leeds137.1050% more dangerous

Crime in Bingley During Coronavirus Lockdowns

Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Bingley change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in November, when Bingley saw a 400% increase in other theft. Bingley saw a large fall in vehicle crime during August, when it fell by 94% compared to August in 2019. Vehicle Crime saw a fall in every month of Bingley's lockdown.

Anti-Social Behaviour-4%-23%--4%-+138%+19%-14%-38%+111%
Bicycle Theft----------
Criminal Damage and Arson--15%-59%+25%-53%+114%-17%-11%-50%+31%
Other Crime-25%+20%-33%-40%-60%+100%-+200%-33%-
Other Theft-56%-30%-75%-76%-50%+13%+22%-79%+400%-22%
Possession of Weapons--75%----+100%---50%
Public Order-68%-24%-6%+31%-25%+8%+222%+55%+110%-21%
Theft From the Person-50%---------
Vehicle Crime+63%-80%-88%-75%-67%-94%-79%-50%-64%-78%
Violence and Sexual Offences+20%-31%+20%+5%-1%+76%-3%+17%-12%+6%

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in Bingley

What police force serves Bingley?
Bingley's local territorial police force is the West Yorkshire Police.
How dangerous is Bingley?
Bingley is among the top 20 most dangerous small towns in West Yorkshire.
What is Bingley's most common crime?
The most common crimes in Bingley are violence and sexual offences.
What is the least common crime in Bingley?
Bingley's least common crime is robbery (inc. mugging).

Last updated: 07 May 2021