Crigglestone Crime Overview

Crigglestone is the third safest small town in West Yorkshire, and is the 34th safest overall out of West Yorkshire's 121 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Crigglestone in 2020 was 41 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to West Yorkshire's overall crime rate, coming in 152% lower than the West Yorkshire rate of 104 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Crigglestone is the 270th safest small town, and the 4,171st most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In July 2020, Crigglestone was the worst small town in West Yorkshire for burglary, with 16 crimes reported and a crime rate of 1.6 per 1,000 inhabitants. November 2020 was also a bad month for Crigglestone residents, when it was West Yorkshire's most dangerous small town for possession of weapons, recording 2 crimes at a rate of 0.20 per 1,000 residents. Crigglestone recorded 4 reports of robbery during July 2020, making its crime rate of 0.41 the worst small town for robbery in West Yorkshire that month.

The most common crimes in Crigglestone are violence and sexual offences, with 116 offences during 2020, giving a crime rate of 12. This is 8% lower than 2019's figure of 125 offences and a difference of 0.91 from 2019's crime rate of 13. Crigglestone's least common crime is theft from the person, with 1 offence recorded in 2020, a decrease of 100% from 2019's figure of 2 crimes.

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Crime in Crigglestone Compared To West Yorkshire

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Summary of Crimes in Crigglestone This Year

 CrigglestoneWest Yorkshire 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour10811.0348,24020.6887% safer
Bicycle Theft60.611,7620.7625% safer
Burglary626.3315,1026.472.2% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson373.7825,48710.93189% safer
Drugs70.718,3433.58404% safer
Other Crime131.336,6132.84114% safer
Other Theft656.6416,3707.026% safer
Possession of Weapons20.202,1200.91355% safer
Public Order555.6230,32813.00131% safer
Robbery50.512,4431.05106% safer
Shoplifting50.5111,6474.99878% safer
Theft From the Person10.102,0400.87770% safer
Vehicle Crime313.1713,6605.8685% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences11611.85107,15745.94288% safer

Crigglestone Compared to Nearby Small Towns

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Alwoodley23126.7355% safer
Ripponden30438.837% safer
Denby Dale71742.893.6% more dangerous
Ackworth37847.5513% more dangerous
Clayton40247.8214% more dangerous
Ilkley73349.4916% more dangerous
Silsden42751.0919% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Crigglestone

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Crigglestone Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Anti-Social Behaviour149711Getting worse
Bicycle Theft0. worse
Burglary4.94.956Getting worse
Criminal Damage and Arson4.
Drugs0.510.610.200.71Getting worse
Other Crime0.710.610.921.3Getting worse
Other Theft8677Safer
Possession of Weapons-0.310.100.20Safer
Public Order3.43.43.56Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)- worse
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.310.310.200.10Safer
Vehicle Crime4.
Violence and Sexual Offences9111312Getting 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 2020.

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

Comparing Crigglestone to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Barnet67.7139% more dangerous
Coventry77.4147% more dangerous
Croydon83.2250% more dangerous
Sheffield85.8152% more dangerous
Bristol86.2152% more dangerous
Leicester97.4458% more dangerous
Birmingham102.8760% more dangerous
Liverpool107.2861% more dangerous
Bradford133.0269% more dangerous
Leeds137.1070% more dangerous

Crime in Crigglestone's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Durkar & Crigglestone51678Second
Kettlethorpe & Chapelthorpe53780First

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 July, when Crigglestone saw a 1,500% increase in burglary. Crigglestone saw a large fall in vehicle crime during May, when it fell by 83% compared to May in 2019.

Anti-Social Behaviour-73%+33%-22%+367%+100%+88%-+133%+600%+300%
Bicycle Theft----------
Criminal Damage and Arson--33%+25%-+33%+167%+67%---75%
Other Crime----------
Other Theft-36%-17%-67%-57%-+233%-+50%-+150%
Public Order-80%-+600%+100%+250%+233%+67%--+100%
Vehicle Crime+100%--83%+700%-33%--67%--25%-80%
Violence and Sexual Offences-44%---8%-45%-29%+44%+138%-11%-18%

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 third 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 crime is theft from the person (inc. pickpocketing).

Last updated: 07 May 2021