Guiseley Crime Overview

Guiseley is among the top 20 safest small towns in West Yorkshire, and is the 59th safest overall out of West Yorkshire's 121 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Guiseley in 2020 was 66 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to West Yorkshire's overall crime rate, coming in 58% lower than the West Yorkshire rate of 104 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Guiseley is the 241st most dangerous small town, and the 1,671st most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In July 2020, Guiseley was the worst small town in West Yorkshire for shoplifting, with 15 crimes reported and a crime rate of 1.2 per 1,000 inhabitants. March 2020 was also a bad month for Guiseley residents, when it was West Yorkshire's most dangerous small town for theft from the person, recording 1 crime at a rate of 0.08 per 1,000 residents. Guiseley recorded 7 reports of other crime during November 2018, making its crime rate of 0.57 the worst small town for other crime in West Yorkshire that month.

The most common crimes in Guiseley are violence and sexual offences, with 314 offences during 2020, giving a crime rate of 25. This is 4.1% higher than 2019's figure of 301 offences and a difference of 1.06 from 2019's crime rate of 24. Guiseley's least common crime is theft from the person, with 4 offences recorded in 2020, a decrease of 50% from 2019's figure of 6 crimes.

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Crime in Guiseley Compared To West Yorkshire

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Summary of Crimes in Guiseley This Year

 GuiseleyWest Yorkshire 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour1219.8248,24020.68111% safer
Bicycle Theft80.651,7620.7617% safer
Burglary685.5215,1026.4717% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson665.3625,48710.93104% safer
Drugs171.388,3433.58159% safer
Other Crime201.626,6132.8475% safer
Other Theft504.0616,3707.0273% safer
Possession of Weapons50.412,1200.91122% safer
Public Order836.7430,32813.0093% safer
Robbery70.572,4431.0584% safer
Shoplifting13611.0411,6474.9955% more dangerous
Theft From the Person40.322,0400.87172% safer
Vehicle Crime362.9213,6605.86101% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences31425.49107,15745.9480% safer

Guiseley Compared to Nearby Small Towns

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Garforth73951.0929% safer
Otley70651.2329% safer
Kippax56059.5111% safer
Trident1,28161.198% safer
Meltham54861.228% safer
Ossett1,45966.300.35% more dangerous
Horsforth1,33367.442.0% more dangerous
Mirfield1,34967.642.3% more dangerous
Horbury72068.143.0% more dangerous
Bingley1,53468.944.2% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Guiseley

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Guiseley Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Anti-Social Behaviour22151010Safer
Bicycle Theft0.240.890.240.65Getting worse
Criminal Damage and Arson8755Safer
Drugs0.650.490.571.4Getting worse
Other Crime1.92.30.891.6Safer
Other Theft8574.1Safer
Possession of Weapons0.570.490.160.41Getting worse
Public Order3.24.567Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.410.890.570.57Safer
Shoplifting7121211Getting worse
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.810.890.490.32Safer
Vehicle Crime8972.9Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences18252425Getting worse

Changes In Guiseley's Crime Rates Over Time

Comparing Guiseley to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Barnet67.712.4% more dangerous
Coventry77.4115% more dangerous
Croydon83.2221% more dangerous
Sheffield85.8123% more dangerous
Bristol86.2123% more dangerous
Leicester97.4432% more dangerous
Birmingham102.8736% more dangerous
Liverpool107.2838% more dangerous
Bradford133.0250% more dangerous
Leeds137.1052% more dangerous

Crime in Guiseley's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Guiseley East & South50674First

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.

Anti-Social Behaviour-38%+14%-13%+150%+12%+8%-38%-41%+33%-
Bicycle Theft----------
Criminal Damage and Arson+500%-71%-71%--33%+20%-71%-45%-29%-60%
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%
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 theft from the person (inc. pickpocketing).

Last updated: 07 May 2021