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Crime and Safety in Brighouse, West Yorkshire

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Brighouse is the third safest medium-sized towns in West Yorkshire, and is the 49th most dangerous overall out of West Yorkshire's 118 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Brighouse in 2021 was 80 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to West Yorkshire's overall crime rate, coming in 42% lower than the West Yorkshire rate of 113 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Brighouse is the 93rd most dangerous medium-sized town, and the 1,115th most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In January 2020, Brighouse was the worst medium-sized town in West Yorkshire for robbery, with 7 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.21 per 1,000 inhabitants. December 2020 was also a bad month for Brighouse residents, when it was West Yorkshire's most dangerous medium-sized town for possession of weapons, recording 5 crimes at a rate of 0.15 per 1,000 residents. Brighouse recorded 49 reports of burglary during February 2018, making its crime rate of 1.4 the worst medium-sized town for burglary in West Yorkshire that month.

The most common crimes in Brighouse are violence and sexual offences, with 1,335 offences during 2021, giving a crime rate of 39. This is 10% higher than 2020's figure of 1,199 offences and a difference of 4.01 from 2020's crime rate of 35. Brighouse's least common crime is bicycle theft, with 2 offences recorded in 2021, a decrease of 450% from 2020's figure of 11 crimes.

Brighouse 2022 Crime Scorecard

Third Safest

Medium-Sized Towns, West Yorkshire

22% lower, regional crime rate

Yorkshire and The Humber

3.9% higher, national crime rate

England, Wales & NI

Local Crime in Context

As of 2022, the crime rate in Brighouse is 22% lower than Yorkshire and The Humber and 3.9% higher than the England, Wales & Northern Ireland overall figure.

Brighouse Crime Rate Over Time

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Incidents mapped in Brighouse 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 Brighouse

YearCrime Rate per
1,000 people
Total Crimes
2021802,694
2020792,668
2019862,899
2018882,983
2017762,589
2016702,355

Crime in Brighouse Compared To West Yorkshire

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Summary of Crimes in Brighouse This Year

 BrighouseWest Yorkshire 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour42412.5237,27115.98 28% safer
Bicycle Theft20.061,8150.78 1200% safer
Burglary1273.7511,8695.09 36% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson2758.1225,78711.06 36% safer
Drugs722.137,8663.37 58% safer
Other Crime692.046,2402.68 31% safer
Other Theft1684.9617,2507.40 49% safer
Possession of Weapons130.382,1340.91 139% safer
Public Order40511.9637,73016.18 35% safer
Robbery180.532,2520.97 83% safer
Shoplifting852.5112,8335.50 119% safer
Theft From the Person100.302,2220.95 217% safer
Vehicle Crime1153.3913,2225.67 67% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences1,33539.41122,10552.35 33% safer

Brighouse Compared to Nearby Medium-Sized Towns)

Medium-Sized TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Kirkburton1,23147.1469% safer
Holme Valley1,37850.0959% safer
Brighouse2,69479.53-
Pudsey2,87385.097% more dangerous
Shipley3,361116.7932% more dangerous
Pontefract3,624118.6633% more dangerous
Keighley7,657135.4541% more dangerous
Morley4,365142.5444% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Brighouse

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Recent Crimes in Brighouse

DateCrime TypeLocationOutcome
April 2022Theft from the personOn or near King StreetInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022BurglaryOn or near Fairless AvenueInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Sports/Recreation AreaInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Public orderOn or near Kimberley StreetUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Brooklyn TerraceInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Public orderOn or near Armytage WayInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Park/Open SpaceInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Other theftOn or near Princess StreetInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Bracken CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Bradford RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near West StreetUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022BurglaryOn or near Atherton LaneInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022BurglaryOn or near Crowtrees CrescentInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Birdswell AvenueInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Thornes ParkInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Smith CrescentInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Public orderOn or near Bramley ViewInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Victoria RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Public orderOn or near Mayster GroveInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Elland RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified

Brighouse Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2018201920202021Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour14141813 Safer
Bicycle Theft0.300.270.320.06 Safer
Burglary1174.23.8 Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson8888 Safer
Drugs1.11.51.82.1 Getting worse
Other Crime2.51.62.72.0 Getting worse
Other Theft7755.0 Safer
Possession of Weapons0.440.320.710.38 Safer
Public Order8101112 Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.860.970.530.53 Safer
Shoplifting4.63.43.02.5 Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.650.530.470.30 Safer
Vehicle Crime74.953.4 Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences37403539 Getting worse

Changes In Brighouse's Crime Rates Over Time

Comparing Brighouse to the UK's Major Cities

Medium-Sized TownCrime RateRate Difference
Barnet67.0819% safer
Brighouse79.53-
Croydon82.483.6% more dangerous
Sheffield90.0512% more dangerous
Bristol90.5212% more dangerous
Coventry102.2422% more dangerous
Leicester111.5929% more dangerous
Liverpool123.0635% more dangerous
Birmingham129.6439% more dangerous
Bradford132.2840% more dangerous
Leeds150.9447% more dangerous

Crime in Brighouse's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Hipperholme32652First

Crime in Brighouse During Coronavirus Lockdowns

Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Brighouse change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in October, when Brighouse saw a 333% increase in other crime. Brighouse saw a large fall in robbery during December, when it fell by 83% compared to December in 2019. Rates of burglary and other theft both fell year-on-year for every month during Brighouse's lockdown.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour+28%-9%+69%+10%+85%+54%-6%+47%+30%+25%
Bicycle Theft-----+100%---67%-
Burglary-35%-67%-8%-48%-52%-80%-12%-71%-36%-
Criminal Damage and Arson+40%-18%-33%-5%+6%+32%-40%+6%+74%-50%
Drugs+150%+100%+20%-40%-+50%+60%-38%--
Other Crime-43%+250%+100%+225%+75%-67%-50%+333%+50%-20%
Other Theft-19%-11%-29%-29%-50%-7%+38%-42%-38%-77%
Possession of Weapons------+100%+100%+100%+25%
Public Order+7%+24%+48%+72%+48%+17%+38%-13%+23%-48%
Robbery---75%--50%----75%-83%
Shoplifting-53%+17%-44%-27%--20%+43%+67%-38%-40%
Theft From the Person-------+50%-67%-
Vehicle Crime+6%+8%-61%+23%-40%--21%+11%--33%
Violence and Sexual Offences+8%-24%-19%-23%+11%+9%-6%-29%-29%-24%

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in Brighouse

What police force serves Brighouse?
Brighouse's local territorial police force is the West Yorkshire Police.

How dangerous is Brighouse?
Brighouse is the third safest medium-sized town in West Yorkshire.

What is Brighouse's most common crime?
The most common crimes in Brighouse are violence and sexual offences.

What is the least common crime in Brighouse?
Brighouse's least common crime is bicycle theft.

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