Hebden Royd Crime Overview

Hebden Royd is among the top 20 most dangerous small towns in West Yorkshire, and is the 48th most dangerous overall out of West Yorkshire's 121 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Hebden Royd in 2020 was 71 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to West Yorkshire's overall crime rate, coming in 46% lower than the West Yorkshire rate of 104 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Hebden Royd is the 186th most dangerous small town, and the 1,349th most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In July 2020, Hebden Royd was the worst small town in West Yorkshire for bicycle theft, with 6 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.63 per 1,000 inhabitants. March 2019 was also a bad month for Hebden Royd residents, when it was West Yorkshire's most dangerous small town for shoplifting, recording 22 crimes at a rate of 2.3 per 1,000 residents. Hebden Royd recorded 3 reports of theft from the person during July 2018, making its crime rate of 0.31 the worst small town for theft from the person in West Yorkshire that month.

The most common crimes in Hebden Royd are violence and sexual offences, with 271 offences during 2020, giving a crime rate of 28. This is 13% lower than 2019's figure of 307 offences and a difference of 3.77 from 2019's crime rate of 32. Hebden Royd's least common crime is robbery, with 2 offences recorded in 2020, a decrease of 50% from 2019's figure of 3 crimes.

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Summary of Crimes in Hebden Royd This Year

 Hebden RoydWest Yorkshire 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour22723.7648,24020.6813% more dangerous
Bicycle Theft101.051,7620.7628% more dangerous
Burglary485.0315,1026.4729% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson767.9625,48710.9337% safer
Drugs202.098,3433.5871% safer
Other Crime191.996,6132.8443% safer
Other Theft454.7116,3707.0249% safer
Possession of Weapons30.312,1200.91194% safer
Public Order869.0030,32813.0044% safer
Robbery20.212,4431.05400% safer
Shoplifting515.3411,6474.997% more dangerous
Theft From the Person20.212,0400.87314% safer
Vehicle Crime495.1313,6605.8614% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences27128.37107,15745.9462% safer

Crime in Hebden Royd Compared To West Yorkshire

Hebden Royd Compared to Nearby Small Towns

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Horsforth1,33367.446% safer
Mirfield1,34967.646% safer
Horbury72068.144.8% safer
Bingley1,53468.943.6% safer
Rothwell1,34169.752.4% safer
Hebden Royd68271.40-
Wetherby79072.281.2% more dangerous
Yeadon1,38975.185% more dangerous
Baildon1,33680.3311% more dangerous
Todmorden1,42789.0020% more dangerous
Liversedge1,61489.2120% more dangerous

Hebden Royd Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2017201820192020Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour16141424Getting worse
Bicycle Theft1.41.63.81.0Safer
Burglary710115Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson8998Safer
Drugs0.521.01.72.1Getting worse
Other Crime0.841.91.72.0Getting worse
Other Theft6864.7Safer
Possession of Weapons0.420.420.100.31Safer
Public Order4.6989Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)1.00.420.310.21Safer
Shoplifting4.1675Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.941.20.210.21Safer
Vehicle Crime7885Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences15273228Getting worse

Changes In Hebden Royd's Crime Rates Over Time

Chart of CrimeRate.Front.Models.CombinedCityModel's crime rate trends over time

Comparing Hebden Royd to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Barnet67.715% safer
Hebden Royd71.40-
Coventry77.418% more dangerous
Croydon83.2214% more dangerous
Sheffield85.8117% more dangerous
Bristol86.2117% more dangerous
Leicester97.4427% more dangerous
Birmingham102.8731% more dangerous
Liverpool107.2833% more dangerous
Bradford133.0246% more dangerous
Leeds137.1048% more dangerous

Crime in Hebden Royd's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Mytholmroyd & Cragg Vale57968First

Crime in Hebden Royd During Coronavirus Lockdowns

Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Hebden Royd change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in April, when Hebden Royd saw a 400% increase in drugs. Hebden Royd saw a large fall in burglary during August, when it fell by 88% compared to August in 2019. Burglary saw a fall in every month of Hebden Royd's lockdown.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour+44%-30%+233%+300%+92%+208%+120%-13%-+127%
Bicycle Theft---75%-+20%-75%----
Burglary-25%-75%-46%-50%-50%-88%-33%-73%-43%+33%
Criminal Damage and Arson+25%-33%+160%+233%-46%-17%-38%-71%-33%-33%
Drugs-+400%+100%-75%--+67%---
Other Crime-----67%+300%+100%+50%--
Other Theft+200%-17%-25%+100%--50%+25%-57%-50%-50%
Public Order+80%+44%-40%+125%+13%-14%+50%-11%-25%-29%
Shoplifting-77%-33%-50%-33%+300%---29%-50%-50%
Vehicle Crime-22%-71%-50%+67%-78%-78%-50%+350%-20%-86%
Violence and Sexual Offences+10%-35%+82%-23%+65%-25%-36%-35%-60%-15%

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in Hebden Royd

What police force serves Hebden Royd?
Hebden Royd's local territorial police force is the West Yorkshire Police.
How dangerous is Hebden Royd?
Hebden Royd is among the top 20 most dangerous small towns in West Yorkshire.
What is Hebden Royd's most common crime?
The most common crimes in Hebden Royd are violence and sexual offences.
What is the least common crime in Hebden Royd?
Hebden Royd's least common crime is robbery (inc. mugging).

Last updated: 01 Apr 2021