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Crime and Safety in Crigglestone

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Crigglestone is the safest small towns in West Yorkshire, and is the third safest overall out of West Yorkshire's 118 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Crigglestone in 2021 was 9 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares similarly to West Yorkshire's overall crime rate, coming in 1186% lower than the West Yorkshire rate of 113 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Crigglestone is the 71st safest small town, and the 815th safest location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

The most common crimes in Crigglestone are violence and sexual offences, with 30 offences during 2021, giving a crime rate of 3.1. This is 23% higher than 2020's figure of 23 offences and a difference of 0.71 from 2020's crime rate of 2.4. Crigglestone's least common crimes are possession of weapons, with 1 offence recorded in 2021.

Crigglestone 2022 Crime Scorecard

Safest

Small Towns, West Yorkshire

1005% lower, regional crime rate

Yorkshire and The Humber

771% lower, national crime rate

England, Wales & NI

Local Crime in Context

As of 2022, the crime rate in Crigglestone is 1005% lower than Yorkshire and The Humber and 771% lower than the England, Wales & Northern Ireland overall figure.

Crigglestone Crime Rate Over Time

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Crigglestone Crime Map

Incidents mapped in Crigglestone 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 Crigglestone

YearCrime Rate per
1,000 people
Total Crimes
2021986
202014138
2019882
201811108
2017985
2016992

Crime in Crigglestone Compared To West Yorkshire

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Summary of Crimes in Crigglestone This Year

 CrigglestoneWest Yorkshire 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour101.0237,27115.98 1467% safer
Burglary60.6111,8695.09 734% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson40.4125,78711.06 2598% safer
Drugs40.417,8663.37 722% safer
Other Crime20.206,2402.68 1240% safer
Other Theft121.2317,2507.40 502% safer
Possession of Weapons10.102,1340.91 810% safer
Public Order212.1437,73016.18 656% safer
Theft From the Person10.102,2220.95 850% safer
Vehicle Crime50.5113,2225.67 1012% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences303.06122,10552.35 1611% safer

Crigglestone Compared to Nearby Small Towns)

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Crigglestone868.78-
Denby Dale71142.5379% more dangerous
Alwoodley37543.3980% more dangerous
Ripponden35345.0981% more dangerous
Silsden40548.4682% more dangerous
Garforth74251.3083% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Crigglestone

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Recent Crimes in Crigglestone

DateCrime TypeLocationOutcome
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Cliff RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Denby Dale RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022BurglaryOn or near Bolton Wife HillInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Other theftOn or near Dennington LaneInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Other theftOn or near Dennington LaneInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Public orderOn or near Cliff DriveUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Public orderOn or near Oak Hall ParkInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Parking AreaInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Denby Dale RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
February 2022Public orderOn or near Denby Dale RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
January 2022Other theftOn or near Peel AvenueInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
January 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Denby Dale RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
January 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Denby Dale RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
January 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Denby Dale RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
December 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Denby Dale RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
November 2021Public orderOn or near Low Moor LaneUnable to prosecute suspect
November 2021Public orderOn or near Bretton LaneInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
November 2021Other theftOn or near Dennington LaneInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
November 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Parking AreaUnable to prosecute suspect
November 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Cliff DriveUnable to prosecute suspect

Crigglestone Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2018201920202021Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour1.91.82.61.0 Safer
Burglary2.11.52.10.61 Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson1.00.511.30.41 Safer
Drugs0.100.100.310.41 Getting worse
Other Crime0.410.310.410.20 Safer
Other Theft2.92.03.21.2 Safer
Possession of Weapons0.10--0.10No change
Public Order0.510.411.92.1 Getting worse
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.31--0.10 Safer
Vehicle Crime0.821.31.70.51 Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences2.61.92.43.1 Getting worse

Changes In Crigglestone's Crime Rates Over Time

Offences in Crigglestone's Green Spaces

We only display green spaces in Crigglestone that are named, and have had crimes recorded within their boundaries during 2021.

NameASBDrugsPublic OrderRobberyVSOAll OthersCrimes per Hectare
Newmillerdam Village Green2---131.4

Comparing Crigglestone to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Crigglestone8.78-
Barnet67.0887% more dangerous
Croydon82.4889% more dangerous
Sheffield90.0590% more dangerous
Bristol90.5290% more dangerous
Coventry102.2491% more dangerous
Leicester111.5992% more dangerous
Liverpool123.0693% more dangerous
Birmingham129.6493% more dangerous
Bradford132.2893% more dangerous
Leeds150.9494% more dangerous

Crime in Crigglestone's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Durkar & Crigglestone45468Second
Kettlethorpe & Chapelthorpe58487First

Crime in Crigglestone During Coronavirus Lockdowns

Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Crigglestone change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in June, when Crigglestone saw a 600% increase in vehicle crime. Crigglestone saw a large fall in violence and sexual offences during March, when it fell by 80% compared to March in 2019.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour+100%-50%+50%+300%-+14%----
Burglary-+33%-67%+400%------
Criminal Damage and Arson--50%--------
Other Theft+33%---67%----50%--
Public Order--+200%-------
Vehicle Crime---+600%------
Violence and Sexual Offences-80%+200%+200%--50%+100%-+200%-+50%

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in Crigglestone

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

How dangerous is Crigglestone?
Crigglestone is the safest small town in West Yorkshire.

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

What is the least common crime in Crigglestone?
Crigglestone's least common crimes are possession of weapons.

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