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Crime and Safety in Bingley, West Yorkshire

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Bingley is among the top 20 safest small towns in West Yorkshire, and is the 55th most dangerous overall out of West Yorkshire's 118 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Bingley in 2021 was 75 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 113 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Bingley is the 212nd most dangerous small town, and the 1,321st most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In April 2021, Bingley was the worst small town in West Yorkshire for burglary, with 18 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.81 per 1,000 inhabitants. March 2021 was also a bad month for Bingley residents, when it was West Yorkshire's most dangerous small town for theft from the person, recording 2 crimes at a rate of 0.09 per 1,000 residents. Bingley recorded 8 reports of shoplifting during April 2020, making its crime rate of 0.36 the worst small town for shoplifting in West Yorkshire that month.

The most common crimes in Bingley are violence and sexual offences, with 846 offences during 2021, giving a crime rate of 38. This is 14% higher than 2020's figure of 731 offences and a difference of 5.17 from 2020's crime rate of 33. Bingley's least common crime is bicycle theft, with 4 offences recorded in 2021, a decrease of 150% from 2020's figure of 10 crimes.

Bingley 2022 Crime Scorecard

Top 20 Safest

Small Towns, West Yorkshire

30% lower, regional crime rate

Yorkshire and The Humber

2.1% lower, national crime rate

England, Wales & NI

Local Crime in Context

As of 2022, the crime rate in Bingley is 30% lower than Yorkshire and The Humber and 2.1% lower than the England, Wales & Northern Ireland overall figure.

Bingley Crime Rate Over Time

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Incidents mapped in Bingley 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 Bingley

YearCrime Rate per
1,000 people
Total Crimes
2021751,666
2020691,534
2019771,724
2018821,814
2017942,088
2016731,615

Crime in Bingley Compared To West Yorkshire

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Summary of Crimes in Bingley This Year

 BingleyWest Yorkshire 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour22910.2937,27115.98 55% safer
Bicycle Theft40.181,8150.78 333% safer
Burglary1034.6311,8695.09 10% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson1546.9225,78711.06 60% safer
Drugs532.387,8663.37 42% safer
Other Crime301.356,2402.68 99% safer
Other Theft743.3317,2507.40 122% safer
Possession of Weapons110.492,1340.91 86% safer
Public Order26011.6837,73016.18 39% safer
Robbery70.312,2520.97 213% safer
Shoplifting552.4712,8335.50 123% safer
Theft From the Person50.222,2220.95 332% safer
Vehicle Crime642.8813,2225.67 97% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences84638.02122,10552.35 38% safer

Bingley Compared to Nearby Small Towns)

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Guiseley76261.8521% safer
Kippax61265.0415% safer
Horsforth1,32967.2411% safer
Wetherby74167.8010% safer
Yeadon1,37674.480.52% safer
Bingley1,66674.87-
Baildon1,28177.022.8% more dangerous
Ossett1,70477.443.3% more dangerous
Hebden Royd74077.473.4% more dangerous
Mirfield1,59179.786% more dangerous
Horbury91086.1213% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Bingley

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Recent Crimes in Bingley

DateCrime TypeLocationOutcome
April 2022Other theftOn or near SupermarketInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Other theftOn or near Aire View AvenueInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Cornwall RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022DrugsOn or near Portland PlaceLocal resolution
April 2022Other theftOn or near The ParadeInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Kent MewsUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near LittlelandsUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Northfield CrescentUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Other theftOn or near Hazelmere AvenueInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Other theftOn or near Powell RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Ferncliffe RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near York StreetInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Other crimeOn or near Hazelmere AvenueFurther investigation is not in the public interest
April 2022Public orderOn or near Oakwood DriveUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Public orderOn or near Parking AreaInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Queen StreetInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Other theftOn or near Park AvenueInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Melilot CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Public orderOn or near Park AvenueInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Portland PlaceUnable to prosecute suspect

Bingley Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2018201920202021Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour12121310 Safer
Bicycle Theft0.270.310.450.18 Safer
Burglary111184.6 Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson7667 Safer
Drugs1.81.22.02.4 Getting worse
Other Crime2.32.21.91.4 Safer
Other Theft863.33.3 Safer
Possession of Weapons0.310.670.490.49 Getting worse
Public Order88812 Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.360.450.090.31 Safer
Shoplifting4.93.62.22.5 Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.630.450.220.22 Safer
Vehicle Crime672.92.9 Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences32313338 Getting worse

Changes In Bingley's Crime Rates Over Time

Comparing Bingley to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Barnet67.0812% safer
Bingley74.87-
Croydon82.489% more dangerous
Sheffield90.0517% more dangerous
Bristol90.5217% more dangerous
Coventry102.2427% more dangerous
Leicester111.5933% more dangerous
Liverpool123.0639% more dangerous
Birmingham129.6442% more dangerous
Bradford132.2843% more dangerous
Leeds150.9450% 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.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour-4%-23%--4%-+138%+19%-14%-38%+111%
Bicycle Theft----------
Burglary+222%+21%-21%+23%-58%-68%-64%-32%-61%-57%
Criminal Damage and Arson--15%-59%+25%-53%+114%-17%-11%-50%+31%
Drugs+300%--+100%+200%--+100%-+33%
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%
Robbery----------
Shoplifting-67%+14%-71%-+50%-67%-56%-50%+200%-20%
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 safest 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 bicycle theft.

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