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.
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Small Towns, West Yorkshire
7% higher, regional crime rate
Yorkshire and The Humber
27% higher, national crime rate
England, Wales & NI
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.
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|England, Wales & NI|
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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Last updated: 02 Jun, 2022
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|Year||Crime Rate per|
|Anti-Social Behaviour||243||14.01||37,271||15.98||14% safer|
|Bicycle Theft||7||0.40||1,815||0.78||95% safer|
|Criminal Damage and Arson||174||10.04||25,787||11.06||10% safer|
|Drugs||119||6.86||7,866||3.37||51% more dangerous|
|Other Crime||49||2.83||6,240||2.68||5% more dangerous|
|Other Theft||99||5.71||17,250||7.40||30% safer|
|Possession of Weapons||15||0.87||2,134||0.91||4.6% safer|
|Public Order||265||15.28||37,730||16.18||6% safer|
|Theft From the Person||4||0.23||2,222||0.95||313% safer|
|Vehicle Crime||65||3.75||13,222||5.67||51% safer|
|Violence and Sexual Offences||858||49.48||122,105||52.35||6% safer|
|Small Town||Total Crimes||Crime Rate||Rate Difference|
|Clayton||927||110.28||5% more dangerous|
|South Elmsall||837||111.32||6% more dangerous|
|South Kirkby and Moorthorpe||1,383||119.09||12% more dangerous|
|Hemsworth||1,718||121.53||14% more dangerous|
|Heckmondwike||1,645||130.64||20% more dangerous|
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|April 2022||Violence and sexual offences||On or near Hall Street||Unable to prosecute suspect|
|April 2022||Violence and sexual offences||On or near Verner Street||Unable to prosecute suspect|
|April 2022||Criminal damage and arson||On or near Priordale Road||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|April 2022||Violence and sexual offences||On or near Back Duke Street||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|April 2022||Public order||On or near Durban Close||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|April 2022||Public order||On or near Green Lane||Unable to prosecute suspect|
|April 2022||Violence and sexual offences||On or near Vicarage Gardens||Unable to prosecute suspect|
|April 2022||Criminal damage and arson||On or near Loscoe Lane||Unable to prosecute suspect|
|April 2022||Vehicle crime||On or near Wentbridge Road||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|April 2022||Vehicle crime||On or near Hawthorne Avenue||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|April 2022||Violence and sexual offences||On or near Meadway||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|April 2022||Public order||On or near Purston Park Court||Unable to prosecute suspect|
|April 2022||Violence and sexual offences||On or near Regent Street||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|April 2022||Violence and sexual offences||On or near Litell Royd||Unable to prosecute suspect|
|April 2022||Theft from the person||On or near Post Office Road||Unable to prosecute suspect|
|April 2022||Other theft||On or near Petrol Station||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|April 2022||Violence and sexual offences||On or near St Martins Close||Unable to prosecute suspect|
|April 2022||Violence and sexual offences||On or near Oxford Street||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|April 2022||Criminal damage and arson||On or near Farm Gardens||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|April 2022||Public order||On or near Farm Road||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents|
|Criminal Damage and Arson||12||10||11||10||Safer|
|Other Crime||2.8||3.4||3.2||2.8||Getting worse|
|Possession of Weapons||1.3||0.98||0.75||0.87||Safer|
|Public Order||11||11||15||15||Getting worse|
|Robbery (inc. mugging)||0.40||1.2||0.58||0.23||Safer|
|Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)||0.29||0.23||0.29||0.23||Safer|
|Violence and Sexual Offences||42||40||51||49||Getting worse|
We only display green spaces in Featherstone that are named, and have had crimes recorded within their boundaries during 2021.
|Name||ASB||Drugs||Public Order||Robbery||VSO||All Others||Crimes per Hectare|
|Small Town||Crime Rate||Rate Difference|
|Leicester||111.59||6% more dangerous|
|Liverpool||123.06||15% more dangerous|
|Birmingham||129.64||19% more dangerous|
|Bradford||132.28||21% more dangerous|
|Leeds||150.94||31% more dangerous|
|Neighbourhood||Crime Count||Crime Rate||Danger Rank|
|Streethouse & Sharlston Common||1,139||99||Second|
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.
|Criminal Damage and Arson||-||+36%||+53%||+58%||-||+55%||-36%||-5%||+13%||-60%|
|Possession of Weapons||-||-||-||+300%||-||-||-||-||-67%||-67%|
|Violence and Sexual Offences||+51%||+63%||+64%||+94%||+95%||+63%||+11%||+5%||-15%||-14%|