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Crime and Safety in Elland, West Yorkshire

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Elland is among the top 20 most dangerous small towns in West Yorkshire, and is the 32nd most dangerous overall out of West Yorkshire's 118 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Elland in 2021 was 95 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to West Yorkshire's overall crime rate, coming in 19% lower than the West Yorkshire rate of 113 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Elland is the 102nd most dangerous small town, and the 693rd most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In September 2021, Elland was the worst small town in West Yorkshire for bicycle theft, with 3 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.18 per 1,000 inhabitants. January 2020 was also a bad month for Elland residents, when it was West Yorkshire's most dangerous small town for theft from the person, recording 2 crimes at a rate of 0.12 per 1,000 residents. Elland recorded 25 reports of other theft during September 2019, making its crime rate of 1.5 the worst small town for other theft in West Yorkshire that month.

The most common crimes in Elland are violence and sexual offences, with 719 offences during 2021, giving a crime rate of 44. This is 3.5% higher than 2020's figure of 694 offences and a difference of 1.54 from 2020's crime rate of 43. Elland's least common crime is robbery, with 6 offences recorded in 2021, a decrease of 33% from 2020's figure of 8 crimes.

Elland 2022 Crime Scorecard

Top 20 Most Dangerous

Small Towns, West Yorkshire

2.6% lower, regional crime rate

Yorkshire and The Humber

19% higher, national crime rate

England, Wales & NI

Local Crime in Context

As of 2022, the crime rate in Elland is 2.6% lower than Yorkshire and The Humber and 19% higher than the England, Wales & Northern Ireland overall figure.

Elland Crime Rate Over Time

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Last updated: 02 Jun, 2022

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Historical Crime Rates for Elland

YearCrime Rate per
1,000 people
Total Crimes
2021951,537
2020891,453
20191051,710
20181041,687
2017881,433
2016761,234

Crime in Elland Compared To West Yorkshire

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Summary of Crimes in Elland This Year

 EllandWest Yorkshire 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour19512.0037,27115.98 33% safer
Bicycle Theft70.431,8150.78 81% safer
Burglary905.5411,8695.09 8% more dangerous
Criminal Damage and Arson17210.5825,78711.06 4.5% safer
Drugs271.667,8663.37 103% safer
Other Crime362.216,2402.68 21% safer
Other Theft1076.5817,2507.40 12% safer
Possession of Weapons90.552,1340.91 65% safer
Public Order24615.1337,73016.18 7% safer
Robbery60.372,2520.97 162% safer
Shoplifting623.8112,8335.50 44% safer
Theft From the Person70.432,2220.95 121% safer
Vehicle Crime493.0113,2225.67 88% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences71944.23122,10552.35 18% safer

Elland Compared to Nearby Small Towns)

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Mirfield1,59179.7819% safer
Horbury91086.1210% safer
Rothwell1,70588.697% safer
Liversedge1,64891.093.8% safer
Normanton2,02593.531.1% safer
Elland1,53794.56-
Todmorden1,56597.613.1% more dangerous
Featherstone1,814104.6210% more dangerous
Clayton927110.2814% more dangerous
South Elmsall837111.3215% more dangerous
South Kirkby and Moorthorpe1,383119.0921% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Elland

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Recent Crimes in Elland

DateCrime TypeLocationOutcome
April 2022Public orderOn or near Elland LaneUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022ShopliftingOn or near Thornfield RiseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Lambert StreetInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Other theftOn or near Lambert CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Public orderOn or near Princess StreetInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022ShopliftingOn or near Maude StreetInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Ellistones PlaceInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Elizabeth StreetInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Public orderOn or near Long WallInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Public orderOn or near John StreetInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Green RoydInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Victoria StreetInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Public orderOn or near WestgateUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Public orderOn or near Recreation LaneInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022ShopliftingOn or near Boxhill RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022ShopliftingOn or near Elizabeth StreetInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Victoria RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Heathfield StreetInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Jepson LaneInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Rosebery StreetInvestigation complete; no suspect identified

Elland Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2018201920202021Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour17192312 Safer
Bicycle Theft0.550.180.180.43 Getting worse
Burglary1074.66 Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson99911 Getting worse
Drugs1.11.41.21.7 Getting worse
Other Crime1.92.02.32.2 Getting worse
Other Theft101077 Safer
Possession of Weapons0.250.550.620.55 Getting worse
Public Order9101215 Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.620.490.490.37 Safer
Shoplifting9104.23.8 Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.740.490.550.43 Safer
Vehicle Crime874.43.0 Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences45474344 Getting worse

Changes In Elland's Crime Rates Over Time

Comparing Elland to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Barnet67.0841% safer
Croydon82.4815% safer
Sheffield90.055% safer
Bristol90.524.5% safer
Elland94.56-
Coventry102.248% more dangerous
Leicester111.5915% more dangerous
Liverpool123.0623% more dangerous
Birmingham129.6427% more dangerous
Bradford132.2829% more dangerous
Leeds150.9437% more dangerous

Crime in Elland During Coronavirus Lockdowns

Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Elland change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in March, when Elland saw a 300% increase in criminal damage and arson. Elland saw a large fall in burglary during November, when it fell by 82% compared to November in 2019. Shoplifting saw a fall in every month of Elland's lockdown.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour+15%-16%+100%+39%+5%+56%-26%+32%+80%-
Bicycle Theft----------
Burglary-55%+50%+14%+63%-57%-60%-77%-50%-82%-54%
Criminal Damage and Arson+300%-27%+17%-72%-8%-55%+13%-11%+57%+18%
Drugs--75%-+300%-----67%+100%
Other Crime--50%-40%-+50%-33%+200%-+17%-
Other Theft+10%-65%-+71%+13%-25%-60%+44%-37%-61%
Possession of Weapons+100%-------50%-67%-
Public Order+67%-41%-7%+110%+87%+133%+60%-29%-50%+10%
Robbery--------50%--
Shoplifting-72%-70%-62%-78%-69%-54%-27%-43%-62%+200%
Theft From the Person----------
Vehicle Crime-11%-20%-14%-79%-75%-43%-36%+25%-+20%
Violence and Sexual Offences+9%-36%-25%-5%+6%-18%-33%-3%+7%-3%

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in Elland

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

How dangerous is Elland?
Elland is among the top 20 most dangerous small town in West Yorkshire.

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

What is the least common crime in Elland?
Elland's least common crime is robbery (inc. mugging).

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