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Crime and Safety in Guiseley, West Yorkshire

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Guiseley is among the top 20 safest small towns in West Yorkshire, and is the 49th safest overall out of West Yorkshire's 118 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Guiseley in 2021 was 62 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to West Yorkshire's overall crime rate, coming in 83% lower than the West Yorkshire rate of 113 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Guiseley is the 338th most dangerous small town, and the 2,084th most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In August 2021, Guiseley was the worst small town in West Yorkshire for theft from the person, with 2 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.16 per 1,000 inhabitants. February 2020 was also a bad month for Guiseley residents, when it was West Yorkshire's most dangerous small town for other crime, recording 7 crimes at a rate of 0.57 per 1,000 residents. Guiseley recorded 9 reports of shoplifting during September 2020, making its crime rate of 0.73 the worst small town for shoplifting in West Yorkshire that month.

The most common crimes in Guiseley are violence and sexual offences, with 359 offences during 2021, giving a crime rate of 29. This is 13% higher than 2020's figure of 314 offences and a difference of 3.65 from 2020's crime rate of 25. Guiseley's least common crime is bicycle theft, with 2 offences recorded in 2021, a decrease of 300% from 2020's figure of 8 crimes.

Guiseley 2022 Crime Scorecard

Top 20 Safest

Small Towns, West Yorkshire

57% lower, regional crime rate

Yorkshire and The Humber

24% lower, national crime rate

England, Wales & NI

Local Crime in Context

As of 2022, the crime rate in Guiseley is 57% lower than Yorkshire and The Humber and 24% lower than the England, Wales & Northern Ireland overall figure.

Guiseley Crime Rate Over Time

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Incidents mapped in Guiseley 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 Guiseley

YearCrime Rate per
1,000 people
Total Crimes
202162762
202066814
201974909
201880990
201767829
201659731

Crime in Guiseley Compared To West Yorkshire

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Summary of Crimes in Guiseley This Year

 GuiseleyWest Yorkshire 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour998.0437,27115.98 99% safer
Bicycle Theft20.161,8150.78 388% safer
Burglary564.5511,8695.09 12% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson594.7925,78711.06 131% safer
Drugs151.227,8663.37 176% safer
Other Crime151.226,2402.68 120% safer
Other Theft373.0017,2507.40 147% safer
Possession of Weapons40.322,1340.91 184% safer
Public Order977.8737,73016.18 106% safer
Robbery30.242,2520.97 304% safer
Shoplifting725.8412,8335.50 6% more dangerous
Theft From the Person80.652,2220.95 46% safer
Vehicle Crime352.8413,2225.67 100% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences35929.14122,10552.35 80% safer

Guiseley Compared to Nearby Small Towns)

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Garforth74251.3021% safer
Otley74954.3514% safer
Ackworth43554.7213% safer
Ilkley82255.5011% safer
Meltham53559.763.5% safer
Guiseley76261.85-
Kippax61265.044.9% more dangerous
Horsforth1,32967.248% more dangerous
Wetherby74167.809% more dangerous
Yeadon1,37674.4817% more dangerous
Bingley1,66674.8717% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Guiseley

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Recent Crimes in Guiseley

DateCrime TypeLocationOutcome
April 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Kelcliffe AvenueInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Silverdale DriveInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Public orderOn or near GreenwayInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Other theftOn or near Moorland DriveInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Other theftOn or near Back Park RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near The CrescentInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Spenser RiseUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Hallam StreetInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Well ViewUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Howson CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near RidgewayInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Public orderOn or near Fieldhead GroveUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Town Gate CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Public orderOn or near Hawksworth DriveInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Spenser RiseUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Hawkstone AvenueInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Town Gate CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Hawkhill AvenueUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Parking AreaInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Moorland DriveInvestigation complete; no suspect identified

Guiseley Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2018201920202021Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour1510108 Safer
Bicycle Theft0.890.240.650.16 Safer
Burglary12964.6 Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson7554.8 Safer
Drugs0.490.571.41.2 Getting worse
Other Crime2.30.891.61.2 Safer
Other Theft574.13.0 Safer
Possession of Weapons0.490.160.410.32 Safer
Public Order4.5678 Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.890.570.570.24 Safer
Shoplifting1212116 Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.890.490.320.65 Safer
Vehicle Crime972.92.8 Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences25242529 Getting worse

Changes In Guiseley's Crime Rates Over Time

Comparing Guiseley to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Guiseley61.85-
Barnet67.088% more dangerous
Croydon82.4825% more dangerous
Sheffield90.0531% more dangerous
Bristol90.5232% more dangerous
Coventry102.2440% more dangerous
Leicester111.5945% more dangerous
Liverpool123.0650% more dangerous
Birmingham129.6452% more dangerous
Bradford132.2853% more dangerous
Leeds150.9459% more dangerous

Crime in Guiseley's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Guiseley East & South55682First

Crime in Guiseley During Coronavirus Lockdowns

Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Guiseley change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in March, when Guiseley saw a 500% increase in criminal damage and arson. Guiseley saw a large fall in vehicle crime during April, when it fell by 91% compared to April in 2019.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour-38%+14%-13%+150%+12%+8%-38%-41%+33%-
Bicycle Theft----------
Burglary-33%-38%-+25%-17%-42%-22%-30%-86%-
Criminal Damage and Arson+500%-71%-71%--33%+20%-71%-45%-29%-60%
Drugs---50%-----+200%-
Other Crime--------+100%-40%
Other Theft-90%-64%-40%-43%-56%+40%+100%-75%-18%-57%
Possession of Weapons----------
Public Order+20%+100%-11%--36%+150%-40%-+11%-67%
Robbery----------
Shoplifting+60%-14%-64%-43%+25%--50%-15%-80%-78%
Theft From the Person----------
Vehicle Crime-56%-91%-88%+33%-50%--80%-75%-63%-75%
Violence and Sexual Offences+4%+44%+3%-19%+24%+4%--13%+13%-4%

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in Guiseley

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

How dangerous is Guiseley?
Guiseley is among the top 20 safest small towns in West Yorkshire.

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

What is the least common crime in Guiseley?
Guiseley's least common crime is bicycle theft.

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