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Crime and Safety in Cleckheaton, West Yorkshire

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Cleckheaton is the third most dangerous small towns in West Yorkshire, and is among the top 10 most dangerous overall out of West Yorkshire's 118 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Cleckheaton in 2021 was 135 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares poorly to West Yorkshire's overall crime rate, coming in 16% higher than the West Yorkshire rate of 113 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Cleckheaton is the 24th most dangerous small town, and the 231st most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In October 2021, Cleckheaton was the worst small town in West Yorkshire for burglary, with 22 crimes reported and a crime rate of 2.0 per 1,000 inhabitants. April 2021 was also a bad month for Cleckheaton residents, when it was West Yorkshire's most dangerous small town for robbery, recording 4 crimes at a rate of 0.36 per 1,000 residents. Cleckheaton recorded 12 reports of vehicle crime during April 2021, making its crime rate of 1.1 the worst small town for vehicle crime in West Yorkshire that month.

The most common crimes in Cleckheaton are violence and sexual offences, with 635 offences during 2021, giving a crime rate of 56. This is 9% higher than 2020's figure of 576 offences and a difference of 5.24 from 2020's crime rate of 51. Cleckheaton's least common crime is theft from the person, with 4 offences recorded in 2021, a decrease of 50% from 2020's figure of 6 crimes.

Cleckheaton 2022 Crime Scorecard

Third Most Dangerous

Small Towns, West Yorkshire

28% higher, regional crime rate

Yorkshire and The Humber

43% higher, national crime rate

England, Wales & NI

Local Crime in Context

As of 2022, the crime rate in Cleckheaton is 28% higher than Yorkshire and The Humber and 43% higher than the England, Wales & Northern Ireland overall figure.

Cleckheaton Crime Rate Over Time

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Incidents mapped in Cleckheaton 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 Cleckheaton

YearCrime Rate per
1,000 people
Total Crimes
20211351,520
20201131,271
20191341,503
20181171,318
20171081,210
2016921,041

Crime in Cleckheaton Compared To West Yorkshire

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Summary of Crimes in Cleckheaton This Year

 CleckheatonWest Yorkshire 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour17415.4637,27115.98 3.4% safer
Bicycle Theft60.531,8150.78 47% safer
Burglary797.0211,8695.09 27% more dangerous
Criminal Damage and Arson15513.7725,78711.06 20% more dangerous
Drugs312.757,8663.37 23% safer
Other Crime423.736,2402.68 28% more dangerous
Other Theft897.9117,2507.40 6% more dangerous
Possession of Weapons171.512,1340.91 40% more dangerous
Public Order26723.7237,73016.18 32% more dangerous
Robbery141.242,2520.97 22% more dangerous
Shoplifting1018.9712,8335.50 39% more dangerous
Theft From the Person40.362,2220.95 164% safer
Vehicle Crime807.1113,2225.67 20% more dangerous
Violence and Sexual Offences63556.41122,10552.35 7% more dangerous

Cleckheaton Compared to Nearby Small Towns)

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Clayton927110.2822% safer
South Elmsall837111.3221% safer
South Kirkby and Moorthorpe1,383119.0913% safer
Hemsworth1,718121.5311% safer
Heckmondwike1,645130.643.4% safer
Cleckheaton1,520135.04-
Knottingley1,899136.110.79% more dangerous
Trident3,422163.4617% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Cleckheaton

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Recent Crimes in Cleckheaton

DateCrime TypeLocationOutcome
April 2022BurglaryOn or near Church StreetInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Other theftOn or near Kenmore WayInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Turnsteads CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Public orderOn or near Turnsteads AvenueInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022ShopliftingOn or near West StreetInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Kenmore CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022BurglaryOn or near CheapsideInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Westcliffe RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Public orderOn or near Church StreetUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near St Johns PlaceUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Mount StreetUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Rustless AvenueInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Brookfield ViewUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Farfield StreetInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Public orderOn or near NorthgateUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Other crimeOn or near Snelsins LaneInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Public orderOn or near Westburn PlaceUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Public orderOn or near St Peg CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Mount StreetUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Other theftOn or near Little Wood DriveInvestigation complete; no suspect identified

Cleckheaton Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2018201920202021Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour28202615 Safer
Bicycle Theft0.360.890.710.53 Getting worse
Burglary141477 Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson12141114 Getting worse
Drugs1.32.22.82.8 Getting worse
Other Crime3.23.62.53.7 Getting worse
Other Theft11978 Safer
Possession of Weapons0.981.70.981.5 Getting worse
Public Order11162124 Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.801.50.361.2 Getting worse
Shoplifting663.29 Getting worse
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.621.20.530.36 Safer
Vehicle Crime12124.47 Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences45535156 Getting worse

Changes In Cleckheaton's Crime Rates Over Time

Comparing Cleckheaton to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Barnet67.08101% safer
Croydon82.4864% safer
Sheffield90.0550% safer
Bristol90.5249% safer
Coventry102.2432% safer
Leicester111.5921% safer
Liverpool123.0610% safer
Birmingham129.644.2% safer
Bradford132.282.1% safer
Cleckheaton135.04-
Leeds150.9411% more dangerous

Crime in Cleckheaton's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Cleckheaton1,332155First

Crime in Cleckheaton During Coronavirus Lockdowns

Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Cleckheaton change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in May, when Cleckheaton saw a 700% increase in drugs. Cleckheaton saw a large fall in vehicle crime during May, when it fell by 91% compared to May in 2019.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour+263%+22%+120%+21%+70%+20%+21%-11%-10%-27%
Bicycle Theft----33%-----33%-
Burglary-20%-13%-50%-85%-85%-83%-67%-56%-75%-8%
Criminal Damage and Arson+17%-71%+17%-50%-8%+50%-60%+100%-50%-37%
Drugs-+200%+700%-33%-50%-+25%---
Other Crime-+100%-50%-50%--67%--57%-71%-
Other Theft-20%-38%-50%-36%-8%--38%-50%-+80%
Possession of Weapons--80%-+100%---67%--+50%
Public Order+100%+54%--17%+63%+73%-33%+57%-11%+36%
Robbery----------
Shoplifting--90%--80%-33%-17%-67%--38%-80%
Theft From the Person-----50%+100%-+100%--
Vehicle Crime-14%-17%-91%-57%-78%-75%-85%-67%-76%-20%
Violence and Sexual Offences-30%-2%-2%-3%+42%-22%-49%+35%+3%+15%

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in Cleckheaton

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

How dangerous is Cleckheaton?
Cleckheaton is the third most dangerous small town in West Yorkshire.

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

What is the least common crime in Cleckheaton?
Cleckheaton's least common crime is theft from the person (inc. pickpocketing).

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