Hemsworth is among the top 5 most dangerous small towns in West Yorkshire, and is among the top 20 most dangerous overall out of West Yorkshire's 118 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Hemsworth in 2021 was 122 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares poorly to West Yorkshire's overall crime rate, coming in 7% higher than the West Yorkshire rate of 113 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Hemsworth is the 39th most dangerous small town, and the 325th most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.
In April 2021, Hemsworth was the worst small town in West Yorkshire for bicycle theft, with 3 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.21 per 1,000 inhabitants. December 2021 was also a bad month for Hemsworth residents, when it was West Yorkshire's most dangerous small town for shoplifting, recording 13 crimes at a rate of 0.92 per 1,000 residents. Hemsworth recorded 4 reports of theft from the person during October 2021, making its crime rate of 0.28 the worst small town for theft from the person in West Yorkshire that month.
The most common crimes in Hemsworth are violence and sexual offences, with 818 offences during 2021, giving a crime rate of 58. This is 10% higher than 2020's figure of 733 offences and a difference of 6.02 from 2020's crime rate of 52. Hemsworth's least common crime is bicycle theft, with 6 offences recorded in 2021, a decrease of 67% from 2020's figure of 10 crimes.
Top 5 Most Dangerous
Small Towns, West Yorkshire
20% higher, regional crime rate
Yorkshire and The Humber
37% higher, national crime rate
England, Wales & NI
As of 2022, the crime rate in Hemsworth is 20% higher than Yorkshire and The Humber and 37% higher than the England, Wales & Northern Ireland overall figure.
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|England, Wales & NI|
Incidents mapped in Hemsworth 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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Last updated: 02 Jun, 2022
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|Year||Crime Rate per|
|Anti-Social Behaviour||153||10.82||37,271||15.98||48% safer|
|Bicycle Theft||6||0.42||1,815||0.78||86% safer|
|Burglary||73||5.16||11,869||5.09||1.4% more dangerous|
|Criminal Damage and Arson||186||13.16||25,787||11.06||16% more dangerous|
|Other Crime||36||2.55||6,240||2.68||5% safer|
|Other Theft||85||6.01||17,250||7.40||23% safer|
|Possession of Weapons||15||1.06||2,134||0.91||14% more dangerous|
|Public Order||258||18.25||37,730||16.18||11% more dangerous|
|Shoplifting||136||9.62||12,833||5.50||43% more dangerous|
|Theft From the Person||7||0.50||2,222||0.95||90% safer|
|Vehicle Crime||68||4.81||13,222||5.67||18% safer|
|Violence and Sexual Offences||818||57.87||122,105||52.35||10% more dangerous|
|Small Town||Total Crimes||Crime Rate||Rate Difference|
|South Elmsall||837||111.32||9% safer|
|South Kirkby and Moorthorpe||1,383||119.09||2.0% safer|
|Heckmondwike||1,645||130.64||7% more dangerous|
|Cleckheaton||1,520||135.04||10% more dangerous|
|Knottingley||1,899||136.11||11% more dangerous|
|Trident||3,422||163.46||26% more dangerous|
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|April 2022||Other theft||On or near Grove Lea Close||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|April 2022||Criminal damage and arson||On or near Central Avenue||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|April 2022||Public order||On or near Highfield Place||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|April 2022||Vehicle crime||On or near Second Avenue||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|April 2022||Robbery||On or near Lavender Court||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|April 2022||Violence and sexual offences||On or near Holly Street||Unable to prosecute suspect|
|April 2022||Public order||On or near Hague Crescent||Unable to prosecute suspect|
|April 2022||Criminal damage and arson||On or near Market Street||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|April 2022||Burglary||On or near Hawthorne Avenue||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|April 2022||Vehicle crime||On or near Grove Avenue||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|April 2022||Burglary||On or near Parking Area||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|April 2022||Other theft||On or near Lane Ends Close||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|April 2022||Burglary||On or near Sports/Recreation Area||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|April 2022||Other theft||On or near Cross Street||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|April 2022||Criminal damage and arson||On or near Sycamore Road||Unable to prosecute suspect|
|April 2022||Violence and sexual offences||On or near Park/Open Space||Unable to prosecute suspect|
|April 2022||Vehicle crime||On or near Grove Lea Close||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|April 2022||Violence and sexual offences||On or near Regent Street||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|April 2022||Criminal damage and arson||On or near Hilmian Way||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|April 2022||Public order||On or near Plimsoll Street||Unable to prosecute suspect|
|Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents|
|Criminal Damage and Arson||13||10||14||13||Getting worse|
|Other Crime||2.1||2.8||2.5||2.6||Getting worse|
|Possession of Weapons||1.1||1.1||0.99||1.1||Getting worse|
|Public Order||11||12||12||18||Getting worse|
|Robbery (inc. mugging)||0.50||0.78||0.92||0.42||Safer|
|Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)||0.57||0.50||0.50||0.50||Getting worse|
|Violence and Sexual Offences||44||50||52||58||Getting worse|
We only display green spaces in Hemsworth that are named, and have had crimes recorded within their boundaries during 2021.
|Name||ASB||Drugs||Public Order||Robbery||VSO||All Others||Crimes per Hectare|
|Fitzwilliam Country Park||7||-||1||-||-||0||0.12|
|Vale Head Park||1||-||-||-||1||2||0.29|
|Small Town||Crime Rate||Rate Difference|
|Liverpool||123.06||1.2% more dangerous|
|Birmingham||129.64||6% more dangerous|
|Bradford||132.28||8% more dangerous|
|Leeds||150.94||19% more dangerous|
|Neighbourhood||Crime Count||Crime Rate||Danger Rank|
|Kinsley & Fitzwilliam||707||110||Second|
Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Hemsworth change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in March, when Hemsworth saw a 222% increase in anti-social behaviour. Hemsworth saw a large fall in shoplifting during May, when it fell by 86% compared to May in 2019.
|Criminal Damage and Arson||+36%||-||+180%||+83%||+21%||-6%||-||+33%||+54%||-|
|Possession of Weapons||-||-||-75%||-||-67%||+200%||-||-||-||-|
|Theft From the Person||-||-||-||-50%||+100%||-50%||-||-||-||-|
|Violence and Sexual Offences||+34%||-9%||-3%||-5%||+22%||-||+4%||+12%||-2%||-21%|