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Crime and Safety in Featherstone, West Yorkshire

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Featherstone is among the top 10 most dangerous small towns in West Yorkshire, and is the 23rd most dangerous overall out of West Yorkshire's 118 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Featherstone in 2021 was 105 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to West Yorkshire's overall crime rate, coming in 8% lower than the West Yorkshire rate of 113 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Featherstone is the 70th most dangerous small town, and the 506th most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In March 2021, Featherstone was the worst small town in West Yorkshire for bicycle theft, with 3 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.17 per 1,000 inhabitants. September 2021 was also a bad month for Featherstone residents, when it was West Yorkshire's most dangerous small town for possession of weapons, recording 2 crimes at a rate of 0.12 per 1,000 residents. Featherstone recorded 7 reports of other crime during April 2021, making its crime rate of 0.40 the worst small town for other crime in West Yorkshire that month.

The most common crimes in Featherstone are violence and sexual offences, with 858 offences during 2021, giving a crime rate of 49. This is 3.4% lower than 2020's figure of 887 offences and a difference of 1.68 from 2020's crime rate of 51. Featherstone's least common crime is robbery, with 4 offences recorded in 2021, a decrease of 150% from 2020's figure of 10 crimes.

Featherstone 2022 Crime Scorecard

Top 10 Most Dangerous

Small Towns, West Yorkshire

7% higher, regional crime rate

Yorkshire and The Humber

27% higher, national crime rate

England, Wales & NI

Local Crime in Context

As of 2022, the crime rate in Featherstone is 7% higher than Yorkshire and The Humber and 27% higher than the England, Wales & Northern Ireland overall figure.

Featherstone Crime Rate Over Time

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Incidents mapped in Featherstone 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 Featherstone

YearCrime Rate per
1,000 people
Total Crimes
20211051,814
20201101,900
2019941,637
20181041,796
2017871,504
2016801,387

Crime in Featherstone Compared To West Yorkshire

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Summary of Crimes in Featherstone This Year

 FeatherstoneWest Yorkshire 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour24314.0137,27115.98 14% safer
Bicycle Theft70.401,8150.78 95% safer
Burglary663.8111,8695.09 34% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson17410.0425,78711.06 10% safer
Drugs1196.867,8663.37 51% more dangerous
Other Crime492.836,2402.68 5% more dangerous
Other Theft995.7117,2507.40 30% safer
Possession of Weapons150.872,1340.91 4.6% safer
Public Order26515.2837,73016.18 6% safer
Robbery40.232,2520.97 322% safer
Shoplifting895.1312,8335.50 7% safer
Theft From the Person40.232,2220.95 313% safer
Vehicle Crime653.7513,2225.67 51% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences85849.48122,10552.35 6% safer

Featherstone Compared to Nearby Small Towns)

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Rothwell1,70588.6918% safer
Liversedge1,64891.0915% safer
Normanton2,02593.5312% safer
Elland1,53794.5611% safer
Todmorden1,56597.617% safer
Featherstone1,814104.62-
Clayton927110.285% more dangerous
South Elmsall837111.326% more dangerous
South Kirkby and Moorthorpe1,383119.0912% more dangerous
Hemsworth1,718121.5314% more dangerous
Heckmondwike1,645130.6420% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Featherstone

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Recent Crimes in Featherstone

DateCrime TypeLocationOutcome
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Hall StreetUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Verner StreetUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Priordale RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Back Duke StreetInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Public orderOn or near Durban CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Public orderOn or near Green LaneUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Vicarage GardensUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Loscoe LaneUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Wentbridge RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Hawthorne AvenueInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near MeadwayInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Public orderOn or near Purston Park CourtUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Regent StreetInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Litell RoydUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Theft from the personOn or near Post Office RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Other theftOn or near Petrol StationInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near St Martins CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Oxford StreetInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Farm GardensInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Public orderOn or near Farm RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified

Featherstone Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2018201920202021Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour18151814 Safer
Bicycle Theft0.870.400.460.40 Safer
Burglary864.73.8 Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson12101110 Safer
Drugs84.277 Getting worse
Other Crime2.83.43.22.8 Getting worse
Other Theft8666 Safer
Possession of Weapons1.30.980.750.87 Safer
Public Order11111515 Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.401.20.580.23 Safer
Shoplifting4.84.55.05 Getting worse
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.290.230.290.23 Safer
Vehicle Crime654.53.8 Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences42405149 Getting worse

Changes In Featherstone's Crime Rates Over Time

Offences in Featherstone's Green Spaces

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

NameASBDrugsPublic OrderRobberyVSOAll OthersCrimes per Hectare
Purston Park8-41131.5

Comparing Featherstone to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Barnet67.0856% safer
Croydon82.4827% safer
Sheffield90.0516% safer
Bristol90.5216% safer
Coventry102.242.3% safer
Featherstone104.62-
Leicester111.596% more dangerous
Liverpool123.0615% more dangerous
Birmingham129.6419% more dangerous
Bradford132.2821% more dangerous
Leeds150.9431% more dangerous

Crime in Featherstone's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Featherstone1,017117First
Streethouse & Sharlston Common1,13999Second

Crime in Featherstone During Coronavirus Lockdowns

Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Featherstone change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in May, when Featherstone saw a 800% increase in drugs. Featherstone saw a large fall in burglary during April, when it fell by 75% compared to April in 2019.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour+6%+35%-5%+72%+82%-39%+13%+67%+28%+33%
Bicycle Theft--+200%-------
Burglary-44%-75%+180%-38%-64%-33%-57%--11%+60%
Criminal Damage and Arson-+36%+53%+58%-+55%-36%-5%+13%-60%
Drugs-53%+233%+800%+233%-+138%+33%-+180%+120%
Other Crime-33%-29%-+300%-+200%+200%+25%-25%-44%
Other Theft-33%+86%-+200%+83%+43%-36%---56%
Possession of Weapons---+300%-----67%-67%
Public Order+17%+77%+129%+144%-17%+35%-9%-9%+42%-
Robbery-----50%-75%-+100%--50%
Shoplifting+160%+25%+500%+40%+500%--42%+60%-73%-70%
Vehicle Crime+89%--56%-67%-17%+13%-29%-73%-14%-25%
Violence and Sexual Offences+51%+63%+64%+94%+95%+63%+11%+5%-15%-14%

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in Featherstone

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

How dangerous is Featherstone?
Featherstone is among the top 10 most dangerous small towns in West Yorkshire.

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

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

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