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Crime and Safety in Clayton

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Clayton is among the top 10 most dangerous small towns in West Yorkshire, and is the 21st most dangerous overall out of West Yorkshire's 118 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Clayton in 2021 was 110 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to West Yorkshire's overall crime rate, coming in 2.4% lower than the West Yorkshire rate of 113 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Clayton is the 58th most dangerous small town, and the 450th most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In September 2021, Clayton was the worst small town in West Yorkshire for burglary, with 19 crimes reported and a crime rate of 2.3 per 1,000 inhabitants. August 2020 was also a bad month for Clayton residents, when it was West Yorkshire's most dangerous small town for other crime, recording 8 crimes at a rate of 0.95 per 1,000 residents. Clayton recorded 3 reports of possession of weapons during May 2020, making its crime rate of 0.36 the worst small town for possession of weapons in West Yorkshire that month.

The most common crimes in Clayton are violence and sexual offences, with 499 offences during 2021, giving a crime rate of 59. This is 23% higher than 2020's figure of 383 offences and a difference of 13.80 from 2020's crime rate of 46. Clayton's least common crime is bicycle theft, with 2 offences recorded in 2021, an increase of 50% from 2020's figure of 1 crime.

Clayton 2022 Crime Scorecard

Top 10 Most Dangerous

Small Towns, West Yorkshire

12% higher, regional crime rate

Yorkshire and The Humber

31% higher, national crime rate

England, Wales & NI

Local Crime in Context

As of 2022, the crime rate in Clayton is 12% higher than Yorkshire and The Humber and 31% higher than the England, Wales & Northern Ireland overall figure.

Clayton Crime Rate Over Time

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Clayton Crime Map

Incidents mapped in Clayton 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 Clayton

YearCrime Rate per
1,000 people
Total Crimes
2021110927
202098820
2019111931
20181261,062
2017108909
201673617

Crime in Clayton Compared To West Yorkshire

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Summary of Crimes in Clayton This Year

 ClaytonWest Yorkshire 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour15818.8037,27115.98 15% more dangerous
Bicycle Theft20.241,8150.78 225% safer
Burglary576.7811,8695.09 25% more dangerous
Criminal Damage and Arson8810.4725,78711.06 6% safer
Drugs161.907,8663.37 77% safer
Other Crime192.266,2402.68 19% safer
Other Theft394.6417,2507.40 59% safer
Possession of Weapons91.072,1340.91 15% more dangerous
Public Order12715.1137,73016.18 7% safer
Robbery30.362,2520.97 169% safer
Shoplifting121.4312,8335.50 285% safer
Theft From the Person20.242,2220.95 296% safer
Vehicle Crime546.4213,2225.67 12% more dangerous
Violence and Sexual Offences49959.36122,10552.35 12% more dangerous

Clayton Compared to Nearby Small Towns)

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Liversedge1,64891.0921% safer
Normanton2,02593.5318% safer
Elland1,53794.5617% safer
Todmorden1,56597.6113% safer
Featherstone1,814104.625% safer
Clayton927110.28-
South Elmsall837111.320.93% more dangerous
South Kirkby and Moorthorpe1,383119.097% more dangerous
Hemsworth1,718121.539% more dangerous
Heckmondwike1,645130.6416% more dangerous
Cleckheaton1,520135.0418% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Clayton

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Recent Crimes in Clayton

DateCrime TypeLocationOutcome
April 2022Other theftOn or near Maythorne CrescentInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Public orderOn or near Bradford RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Delph TerraceUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Other theftOn or near Oakleigh RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Westfield RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near The AvenueUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Granville StreetInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Public orderOn or near Reva Syke RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Public orderOn or near Edgar StreetUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Cobden StreetInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Delph TerraceUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Bright StreetInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Upper Syke GardensInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Sandringham CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Other theftOn or near Tanton CrescentInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Reva Syke RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near The MaltingsInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Public orderOn or near Bradford RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Granville StreetUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Oakleigh RoadUnable to prosecute suspect

Clayton Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2018201920202021Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour20162019 Safer
Bicycle Theft0.120.240.120.24 Safer
Burglary121067 Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson1713910 Safer
Drugs2.02.51.81.9 Safer
Other Crime4.04.23.42.3 Safer
Other Theft64.54.94.6 Safer
Possession of Weapons0.480.121.11.1 Getting worse
Public Order13131515 Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)1.30.480.480.36 Safer
Shoplifting52.31.41.4 Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.120.240.710.24No change
Vehicle Crime141096 Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences51514659 Getting worse

Changes In Clayton's Crime Rates Over Time

Comparing Clayton to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Barnet67.0864% safer
Croydon82.4834% safer
Sheffield90.0522% safer
Bristol90.5222% safer
Coventry102.248% safer
Clayton110.28-
Leicester111.591.2% more dangerous
Liverpool123.0610% more dangerous
Birmingham129.6415% more dangerous
Bradford132.2817% more dangerous
Leeds150.9427% more dangerous

Crime in Clayton During Coronavirus Lockdowns

Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Clayton change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in August, when Clayton saw a 700% increase in other crime. Clayton saw a large fall in vehicle crime during July, when it fell by 83% compared to July in 2019.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour+83%-+157%+33%+44%-6%+200%-54%+10%+14%
Burglary-75%+33%--20%+50%+250%-60%+33%-38%-25%
Criminal Damage and Arson-57%-67%--55%+38%-62%+75%-50%-57%-36%
Drugs+100%-80%---50%---+33%-
Other Crime+50%-67%-33%-33%-+700%---25%-
Other Theft-25%+60%--57%-75%-+300%-40%-+100%
Public Order-36%+33%+175%+25%+129%-8%--33%-10%-44%
Shoplifting--33%--75%-75%-33%----
Vehicle Crime+100%+25%-29%-60%-83%+75%-+50%-69%-13%
Violence and Sexual Offences+42%-3%-9%+6%-9%-6%-39%-26%-37%+32%

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in Clayton

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

How dangerous is Clayton?
Clayton is among the top 10 most dangerous small town in West Yorkshire.

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

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

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