Elland Crime Overview

Elland is among the top 10 most dangerous small towns in West Yorkshire, and is the 30th most dangerous overall out of West Yorkshire's 121 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Elland in 2020 was 89 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to West Yorkshire's overall crime rate, coming in 17% lower than the West Yorkshire rate of 104 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Elland is the 84th most dangerous small town, and the 720th most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In November 2020, Elland was the worst small town in West Yorkshire for other theft, with 12 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.74 per 1,000 inhabitants. March 2020 was also a bad month for Elland residents, when it was West Yorkshire's most dangerous small town for public order, recording 20 crimes at a rate of 1.2 per 1,000 residents. Elland recorded 2 reports of theft from the person during January 2020, making its crime rate of 0.12 the worst small town for theft from the person in West Yorkshire that month.

The most common crimes in Elland are violence and sexual offences, with 694 offences during 2020, giving a crime rate of 43. This is 10% lower than 2019's figure of 763 offences and a difference of 4.25 from 2019's crime rate of 47. Elland's least common crime is bicycle theft, with 3 offences recorded in 2020, the same as 2019's figure of 3 crimes.

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Crime in Elland Compared To West Yorkshire

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Summary of Crimes in Elland This Year

 EllandWest Yorkshire 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour37022.7648,24020.689% more dangerous
Bicycle Theft30.181,7620.76322% safer
Burglary754.6115,1026.4740% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson1539.4125,48710.9316% safer
Drugs191.178,3433.58206% safer
Other Crime382.346,6132.8421% safer
Other Theft1167.1416,3707.021.7% more dangerous
Possession of Weapons100.622,1200.9147% safer
Public Order18911.6330,32813.0012% safer
Robbery80.492,4431.05114% safer
Shoplifting684.1811,6474.9919% safer
Theft From the Person90.552,0400.8758% safer
Vehicle Crime714.3713,6605.8634% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences69442.69107,15745.948% safer

Elland Compared to Nearby Small Towns

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Wetherby79072.2824% safer
Yeadon1,38975.1819% safer
Baildon1,33680.3311% safer
Todmorden1,42789.000.44% safer
Liversedge1,61489.210.20% safer
Normanton2,14198.8910% more dangerous
Heckmondwike1,343106.6616% more dangerous
South Kirkby and Moorthorpe1,269109.2718% more dangerous
Hemsworth1,592112.6221% more dangerous
Cleckheaton1,271112.9221% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Elland

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Elland Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Anti-Social Behaviour25171923Getting worse
Bicycle Theft0.310.550.180.18Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson11999Safer
Drugs0.801.11.41.2Getting worse
Other Crime1. worse
Other Theft1110107Safer
Possession of Weapons0.550.250.550.62Getting worse
Public Order691012Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.490.620.490.49Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.800.740.490.55Safer
Vehicle Crime4.1874.4Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences31454743Getting worse

Changes In Elland's Crime Rates Over Time

Comparing Elland to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Barnet67.7132% safer
Coventry77.4115% safer
Croydon83.227% safer
Sheffield85.814.2% safer
Bristol86.213.7% safer
Leicester97.448% more dangerous
Birmingham102.8713% more dangerous
Liverpool107.2817% more dangerous
Bradford133.0233% more dangerous
Leeds137.1035% 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.

Anti-Social Behaviour+15%-16%+100%+39%+5%+56%-26%+32%+80%-
Bicycle Theft----------
Criminal Damage and Arson+300%-27%+17%-72%-8%-55%+13%-11%+57%+18%
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%
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 10 most dangerous small towns 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 bicycle theft.

Last updated: 07 May 2021