Castleford is the most dangerous medium-sized towns in West Yorkshire, and is among the top 5 most dangerous overall out of West Yorkshire's 118 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Castleford in 2021 was 145 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares poorly to West Yorkshire's overall crime rate, coming in 22% higher than the West Yorkshire rate of 113 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Castleford is among the top 10 most dangerous medium-sized town, and the 189th most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.
In November 2021, Castleford was the worst medium-sized town in West Yorkshire for bicycle theft, with 7 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.16 per 1,000 inhabitants. March 2021 was also a bad month for Castleford residents, when it was West Yorkshire's most dangerous medium-sized town for burglary, recording 23 crimes at a rate of 0.54 per 1,000 residents. Castleford recorded 33 reports of other theft during November 2021, making its crime rate of 0.77 the worst medium-sized town for other theft in West Yorkshire that month.
The most common crimes in Castleford are violence and sexual offences, with 2,698 offences during 2021, giving a crime rate of 63. This is 13% higher than 2020's figure of 2,354 offences and a difference of 8.01 from 2020's crime rate of 55. Castleford's least common crimes are possession of weapons, with 29 offences recorded in 2021, a decrease of 41% from 2020's figure of 41 crimes.
Medium-Sized Towns, West Yorkshire
33% higher, regional crime rate
Yorkshire and The Humber
47% higher, national crime rate
England, Wales & NI
As of 2022, the crime rate in Castleford is 33% higher than Yorkshire and The Humber and 47% higher than the England, Wales & Northern Ireland overall figure.
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|England, Wales & NI|
Incidents mapped in Castleford 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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Last updated: 02 Jun, 2022
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|Year||Crime Rate per|
|Anti-Social Behaviour||814||18.94||37,271||15.98||16% more dangerous|
|Bicycle Theft||43||1.00||1,815||0.78||22% more dangerous|
|Criminal Damage and Arson||528||12.29||25,787||11.06||10% more dangerous|
|Other Crime||102||2.37||6,240||2.68||13% safer|
|Other Theft||402||9.36||17,250||7.40||21% more dangerous|
|Possession of Weapons||29||0.67||2,134||0.91||36% safer|
|Public Order||856||19.92||37,730||16.18||19% more dangerous|
|Shoplifting||901||20.97||12,833||5.50||74% more dangerous|
|Theft From the Person||35||0.81||2,222||0.95||17% safer|
|Vehicle Crime||286||6.66||13,222||5.67||15% more dangerous|
|Violence and Sexual Offences||2,698||62.79||122,105||52.35||17% more dangerous|
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|April 2022||Criminal damage and arson||On or near Hobart Road||Unable to prosecute suspect|
|April 2022||Criminal damage and arson||On or near Tarn Close||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|April 2022||Other theft||On or near Carr Lane||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|April 2022||Criminal damage and arson||On or near Mill Street||Unable to prosecute suspect|
|April 2022||Burglary||On or near Stansfield Road||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|April 2022||Violence and sexual offences||On or near Ruskin Close||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|April 2022||Vehicle crime||On or near Daisy Way||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|April 2022||Criminal damage and arson||On or near Bland'S Close||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|April 2022||Other theft||On or near Petrol Station||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|April 2022||Shoplifting||On or near Blossom Way||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|April 2022||Vehicle crime||On or near Thomas Street||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|April 2022||Public order||On or near The Green||Unable to prosecute suspect|
|April 2022||Violence and sexual offences||On or near Sports/Recreation Area||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|April 2022||Violence and sexual offences||On or near Roundhill Road||Unable to prosecute suspect|
|April 2022||Violence and sexual offences||On or near Crewe Road||Unable to prosecute suspect|
|April 2022||Other theft||On or near Princess Street||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|April 2022||Violence and sexual offences||On or near Hobart Road||Unable to prosecute suspect|
|April 2022||Violence and sexual offences||On or near The Square||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|April 2022||Shoplifting||On or near Carr Lane||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|April 2022||Public order||On or near Bryan Close||Unable to prosecute suspect|
|Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents|
|Criminal Damage and Arson||15||14||14||12||Safer|
|Possession of Weapons||0.93||0.63||0.95||0.67||Getting worse|
|Public Order||17||15||16||20||Getting worse|
|Robbery (inc. mugging)||1.0||1.3||0.81||0.72||Safer|
|Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)||1.1||1.0||0.74||0.81||Safer|
|Violence and Sexual Offences||54||54||55||63||Getting worse|
We only display green spaces in Castleford that are named, and have had crimes recorded within their boundaries during 2021.
|Name||ASB||Drugs||Public Order||Robbery||VSO||All Others||Crimes per Hectare|
|Neighbourhood||Crime Count||Crime Rate||Danger Rank|
|Crime Type||Safest Neighbourhood||Most Dangerous Neighbourhood|
|Anti-Social Behaviour||Airedale (115)||Castleford Town (202)|
|Bicycle Theft||Castleford West (6)||Castleford Town (17)|
|Burglary||Airedale (19)||Castleford Town (63)|
|Criminal Damage and Arson||Airedale (58)||Castleford Town (152)|
|Drugs||Airedale (8)||Castleford Town (36)|
|Other Crime||Airedale (10)||Castleford Town (30)|
|Other Theft||Airedale (42)||Glasshoughton (298)|
|Possession of Weapons||Castleford West (5)||Glasshoughton (7)|
|Public Order||Airedale (106)||Castleford Town (261)|
|Robbery (inc. mugging)||Airedale (2)||Castleford Town (13)|
|Shoplifting||Airedale (10)||Glasshoughton (576)|
|Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)||Airedale (3)||Castleford Town (15)|
|Vehicle Crime||Airedale (28)||Glasshoughton (95)|
|Violence and Sexual Offences||Glasshoughton (340)||Castleford Town (720)|
Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Castleford change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in December, when Castleford saw a 300% increase in drugs. Castleford saw a large fall in robbery during May, when it fell by 83% compared to May in 2019. Rates of burglary and vehicle crime both fell year-on-year for every month during Castleford's lockdown.
|Criminal Damage and Arson||+32%||-30%||-18%||-34%||-23%||+20%||+17%||+9%||+33%||+38%|
|Possession of Weapons||-67%||-||+50%||-||+200%||+100%||+300%||+100%||-||-|
|Theft From the Person||-50%||-50%||-||-50%||-20%||-33%||+100%||+200%||-33%||-83%|
|Violence and Sexual Offences||-16%||+16%||-22%||-1%||+14%||+20%||-1%||+9%||+3%||-11%|