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Crime and Safety in Hebden Royd

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Hebden Royd is among the top 20 most dangerous small towns in West Yorkshire, and is the 52nd most dangerous overall out of West Yorkshire's 118 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Hebden Royd in 2021 was 77 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 113 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Hebden Royd is the 191st most dangerous small town, and the 1,204th 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 2 reports of possession of weapons during July 2016, making its crime rate of 0.21 the worst small town for possession of weapons in West Yorkshire that month.

The most common crimes in Hebden Royd are violence and sexual offences, with 303 offences during 2021, giving a crime rate of 32. This is 11% higher than 2020's figure of 271 offences and a difference of 3.35 from 2020's crime rate of 28. Hebden Royd's least common crime is theft from the person, with 2 offences recorded in 2021, the same as 2020's figure of 2 crimes.

Hebden Royd 2022 Crime Scorecard

Top 20 Most Dangerous

Small Towns, West Yorkshire

25% lower, regional crime rate

Yorkshire and The Humber

1.3% higher, national crime rate

England, Wales & NI

Local Crime in Context

As of 2022, the crime rate in Hebden Royd is 25% lower than Yorkshire and The Humber and 1.3% higher than the England, Wales & Northern Ireland overall figure.

Hebden Royd Crime Rate Over Time

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Hebden Royd Crime Map

Incidents mapped in Hebden Royd 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 Hebden Royd

YearCrime Rate per
1,000 people
Total Crimes
202177740
202071682
201990858
201884804
201757541
201669658

Crime in Hebden Royd Compared To West Yorkshire

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Summary of Crimes in Hebden Royd This Year

 Hebden RoydWest Yorkshire 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour12813.4037,27115.98 19% safer
Bicycle Theft40.421,8150.78 86% safer
Burglary434.5011,8695.09 13% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson697.2225,78711.06 53% safer
Drugs141.477,8663.37 129% safer
Other Crime202.096,2402.68 28% safer
Other Theft414.2917,2507.40 72% safer
Possession of Weapons70.732,1340.91 25% safer
Public Order11912.4637,73016.18 30% safer
Robbery50.522,2520.97 87% safer
Shoplifting596.1812,8335.50 11% more dangerous
Theft From the Person20.212,2220.95 352% safer
Vehicle Crime545.6513,2225.67 0.35% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences30331.72122,10552.35 65% safer

Hebden Royd Compared to Nearby Small Towns)

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Wetherby74167.8014% safer
Yeadon1,37674.484.0% safer
Bingley1,66674.873.5% safer
Baildon1,28177.020.58% safer
Ossett1,70477.440.04% safer
Hebden Royd74077.47-
Mirfield1,59179.782.9% more dangerous
Horbury91086.1210% more dangerous
Rothwell1,70588.6913% more dangerous
Liversedge1,64891.0915% more dangerous
Normanton2,02593.5317% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Hebden Royd

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Recent Crimes in Hebden Royd

DateCrime TypeLocationOutcome
April 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Station RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Cragg RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Other theftOn or near New LaneInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Other theftOn or near Windsor ViewInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near King StreetInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Other theftOn or near Sports/Recreation AreaInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Halifax RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Cambridge StreetInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Public orderOn or near The BrookInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Banksfield TerraceInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Brunswick StreetUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Manor DriveUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Orchard WalkUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Clarendon StreetInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Cragg RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Manor DriveInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Other theftOn or near Sports/Recreation AreaInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Public orderOn or near Shopping AreaUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Public orderOn or near Nordene CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Burnley RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified

Hebden Royd Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2018201920202021Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour14142413 Safer
Bicycle Theft1.63.81.00.42 Safer
Burglary101154.5 Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson9987 Safer
Drugs1.01.72.11.5 Getting worse
Other Crime1.91.72.02.1 Getting worse
Other Theft864.74.3 Safer
Possession of Weapons0.420.100.310.73 Getting worse
Public Order98912 Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.420.310.210.52 Safer
Shoplifting6756 Getting worse
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)1.20.210.210.21 Safer
Vehicle Crime8856 Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences27322832 Getting worse

Changes In Hebden Royd's Crime Rates Over Time

Comparing Hebden Royd to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Barnet67.0815% safer
Hebden Royd77.47-
Croydon82.486% more dangerous
Sheffield90.0514% more dangerous
Bristol90.5214% more dangerous
Coventry102.2424% more dangerous
Leicester111.5931% more dangerous
Liverpool123.0637% more dangerous
Birmingham129.6440% more dangerous
Bradford132.2841% more dangerous
Leeds150.9449% more dangerous

Crime in Hebden Royd's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Mytholmroyd & Cragg Vale59870First

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 theft from the person (inc. pickpocketing).

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