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Crime and Safety in Garforth, West Yorkshire

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Garforth is among the top 10 safest small towns in West Yorkshire, and is the 37th safest overall out of West Yorkshire's 118 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Garforth in 2021 was 51 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to West Yorkshire's overall crime rate, coming in 120% lower than the West Yorkshire rate of 113 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Garforth is the 355th safest small town, and the 3,106th most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In March 2020, Garforth was the worst small town in West Yorkshire for theft from the person, with 1 crime reported and a crime rate of 0.07 per 1,000 inhabitants. November 2017 was also a bad month for Garforth residents, when it was West Yorkshire's most dangerous small town for possession of weapons, recording 5 crimes at a rate of 0.35 per 1,000 residents. Garforth recorded 6 reports of other crime during March 2016, making its crime rate of 0.41 the worst small town for other crime in West Yorkshire that month.

The most common crimes in Garforth are violence and sexual offences, with 327 offences during 2021, giving a crime rate of 23. This is 0.61% higher than 2020's figure of 325 offences and a difference of 0.14 from 2020's crime rate of 22. Garforth's least common crimes are possession of weapons, with 2 offences recorded in 2021, a decrease of 200% from 2020's figure of 6 crimes.

Garforth 2022 Crime Scorecard

Top 10 Safest

Small Towns, West Yorkshire

89% lower, regional crime rate

Yorkshire and The Humber

49% lower, national crime rate

England, Wales & NI

Local Crime in Context

As of 2022, the crime rate in Garforth is 89% lower than Yorkshire and The Humber and 49% lower than the England, Wales & Northern Ireland overall figure.

Garforth Crime Rate Over Time

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Incidents mapped in Garforth 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 Garforth

YearCrime Rate per
1,000 people
Total Crimes
202151742
202051742
201958832
201854780
201749706
201637538

Crime in Garforth Compared To West Yorkshire

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Summary of Crimes in Garforth This Year

 GarforthWest Yorkshire 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour15510.7237,27115.98 49% safer
Bicycle Theft30.211,8150.78 271% safer
Burglary312.1411,8695.09 138% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson845.8125,78711.06 90% safer
Drugs70.487,8663.37 602% safer
Other Crime181.246,2402.68 116% safer
Other Theft634.3617,2507.40 70% safer
Possession of Weapons20.142,1340.91 550% safer
Public Order1278.7837,73016.18 84% safer
Robbery70.482,2520.97 102% safer
Shoplifting493.3912,8335.50 62% safer
Theft From the Person30.212,2220.95 352% safer
Vehicle Crime211.4513,2225.67 291% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences32722.61122,10552.35 132% safer

Garforth Compared to Nearby Small Towns)

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Crigglestone868.78484% safer
Denby Dale71142.5321% safer
Alwoodley37543.3918% safer
Ripponden35345.0914% safer
Silsden40548.466% safer
Garforth74251.30-
Otley74954.356% more dangerous
Ackworth43554.726% more dangerous
Ilkley82255.508% more dangerous
Meltham53559.7614% more dangerous
Guiseley76261.8517% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Garforth

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Recent Crimes in Garforth

DateCrime TypeLocationOutcome
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Main StreetInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Wakefield RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Lidgett CourtInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Ribblesdale AvenueInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Alandale GroveUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Halliday RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Other theftOn or near Hazel MewsInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022ShopliftingOn or near SupermarketInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Other theftOn or near SupermarketInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Public orderOn or near QueenswayInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Glendale AvenueUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Ribblesdale AvenueInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near The CrescentUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Public orderOn or near Moorland TerraceInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Rose CourtUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Public orderOn or near Springfield PlaceInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Petrol StationInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022BurglaryOn or near Collingham DriveInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Chapel CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Public orderOn or near Barleyhill LaneInvestigation complete; no suspect identified

Garforth Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2018201920202021Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour8101711 Getting worse
Bicycle Theft0.210.140.210.21 Getting worse
Burglary754.42.1 Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson65.05.06 Getting worse
Drugs1.00.901.10.48 Safer
Other Crime1.11.41.01.2 Safer
Other Theft54.23.64.4 Safer
Possession of Weapons0.210.140.410.14 Safer
Public Order6669 Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.210.350.070.48 Getting worse
Shoplifting2.32.83.23.4 Getting worse
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.620.620.280.21 Safer
Vehicle Crime64.13.21.4 Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences19262223 Getting worse

Changes In Garforth's Crime Rates Over Time

Comparing Garforth to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Garforth51.30-
Barnet67.0824% more dangerous
Croydon82.4838% more dangerous
Sheffield90.0543% more dangerous
Bristol90.5243% more dangerous
Coventry102.2450% more dangerous
Leicester111.5954% more dangerous
Liverpool123.0658% more dangerous
Birmingham129.6460% more dangerous
Bradford132.2861% more dangerous
Leeds150.9466% more dangerous

Crime in Garforth's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Garforth East20330Second
Garforth West45877First

Crime in Garforth During Coronavirus Lockdowns

Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Garforth change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in October, when Garforth saw a 327% increase in anti-social behaviour. Garforth saw a large fall in burglary during December, when it fell by 83% compared to December in 2019.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour--73%+71%+44%+67%+33%+67%+327%+200%+163%
Bicycle Theft----------
Burglary-79%-56%-38%-67%-63%-33%+267%+143%-82%-83%
Criminal Damage and Arson-11%-78%+20%--50%-67%-20%+20%+140%+150%
Drugs--+100%---+100%+50%-33%+100%
Other Crime-25%+100%-33%--25%-+100%---
Other Theft+100%-57%-83%-57%-+75%--71%-33%-
Possession of Weapons--50%--------
Public Order+14%+83%-40%+33%+200%-33%-17%-44%-22%+29%
Shoplifting+100%+50%--25%+20%-+50%-64%+200%+75%
Theft From the Person-----50%-----
Vehicle Crime-40%+40%--75%-17%-25%+25%-+33%-
Violence and Sexual Offences-19%+12%-14%-38%-45%+37%-13%-11%-33%-18%

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in Garforth

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

How dangerous is Garforth?
Garforth is among the top 10 safest small town in West Yorkshire.

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

What is the least common crime in Garforth?
Garforth's least common crimes are possession of weapons.

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