Cleckheaton Crime Overview

Cleckheaton is among the top 5 most dangerous small towns in West Yorkshire, and is among the top 20 most dangerous overall out of West Yorkshire's 121 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Cleckheaton in 2020 was 113 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares poorly to West Yorkshire's overall crime rate, coming in 8% higher than the West Yorkshire rate of 104 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Cleckheaton is the 34th most dangerous small town, and the 334th most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In December 2020, Cleckheaton was the worst small town in West Yorkshire for possession of weapons, with 3 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.27 per 1,000 inhabitants. July 2020 was also a bad month for Cleckheaton residents, when it was West Yorkshire's most dangerous small town for public order, recording 39 crimes at a rate of 3.5 per 1,000 residents. Cleckheaton recorded 2 reports of theft from the person during October 2020, making its crime rate of 0.18 the worst small town for theft from the person in West Yorkshire that month.

The most common crimes in Cleckheaton are violence and sexual offences, with 576 offences during 2020, giving a crime rate of 51. This is 3.0% lower than 2019's figure of 593 offences and a difference of 1.51 from 2019's crime rate of 53. Cleckheaton's least common crime is robbery, with 4 offences recorded in 2020, a decrease of 325% from 2019's figure of 17 crimes.

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Crime in Cleckheaton Compared To West Yorkshire

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Summary of Crimes in Cleckheaton This Year

 CleckheatonWest Yorkshire 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour29426.1248,24020.6821% more dangerous
Bicycle Theft80.711,7620.767% safer
Burglary827.2915,1026.4711% more dangerous
Criminal Damage and Arson12511.1125,48710.931.6% more dangerous
Drugs322.848,3433.5826% safer
Other Crime282.496,6132.8414% safer
Other Theft827.2916,3707.023.7% more dangerous
Possession of Weapons110.982,1200.917% more dangerous
Public Order23220.6130,32813.0037% more dangerous
Robbery40.362,4431.05192% safer
Shoplifting363.2011,6474.9956% safer
Theft From the Person60.532,0400.8764% safer
Vehicle Crime494.3513,6605.8635% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences57651.17107,15745.9410% more dangerous

Cleckheaton Compared to Nearby Small Towns

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Elland1,45389.3926% safer
Normanton2,14198.8914% safer
Heckmondwike1,343106.666% safer
South Kirkby and Moorthorpe1,269109.273.3% safer
Hemsworth1,592112.620.27% safer
Featherstone1,980114.191.1% more dangerous
South Elmsall871115.842.5% more dangerous
Knottingley1,784127.8712% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Cleckheaton

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Cleckheaton Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Anti-Social Behaviour32282026Safer
Bicycle Theft0.090.360.890.71Getting worse
Criminal Damage and Arson13121411Safer
Drugs1. worse
Other Crime2.
Other Theft121197Safer
Possession of Weapons0.530.981.70.98Safer
Public Order8111621Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.710.801.50.36Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.710.621.20.53Safer
Vehicle Crime1212124.4Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences33455351Getting worse

Changes In Cleckheaton's Crime Rates Over Time

Comparing Cleckheaton to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Barnet67.7167% safer
Coventry77.4146% safer
Croydon83.2236% safer
Sheffield85.8132% safer
Bristol86.2131% safer
Leicester97.4416% safer
Birmingham102.8710% safer
Liverpool107.285% safer
Bradford133.0215% more dangerous
Leeds137.1018% more dangerous

Crime in Cleckheaton's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank

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.

Anti-Social Behaviour+263%+22%+120%+21%+70%+20%+21%-11%-10%-27%
Bicycle Theft----33%-----33%-
Criminal Damage and Arson+17%-71%+17%-50%-8%+50%-60%+100%-50%-37%
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%
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 among the top 5 most dangerous small towns 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 robbery (inc. mugging).

Last updated: 07 May 2021