Holme Valley Crime Overview

Holme Valley is the second safest medium-sized town in West Yorkshire, and is the 45th safest overall out of West Yorkshire's 121 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Holme Valley in 2020 was 52 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to West Yorkshire's overall crime rate, coming in 100% lower than the West Yorkshire rate of 104 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Holme Valley is the 48th safest medium-sized town, and the 2,802nd most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In July 2015, Holme Valley was the worst medium-sized town in West Yorkshire for burglary, with 41 crimes reported and a crime rate of 1.5 per 1,000 inhabitants. June 2015 was also a bad month for Holme Valley residents, when it was West Yorkshire's most dangerous medium-sized town for robbery, recording 2 crimes at a rate of 0.07 per 1,000 residents.

The most common crimes in Holme Valley are violence and sexual offences, with 641 offences during 2020, giving a crime rate of 23. This is 7% higher than 2019's figure of 593 offences and a difference of 1.74 from 2019's crime rate of 22. Holme Valley's least common crime is theft from the person, with 2 offences recorded in 2020, a decrease of 100% from 2019's figure of 4 crimes.

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Crime in Holme Valley Compared To West Yorkshire

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Summary of Crimes in Holme Valley This Year

 Holme ValleyWest Yorkshire 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour32611.8548,24020.6875% safer
Burglary1294.6915,1026.4738% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson1385.0225,48710.93118% safer
Drugs291.058,3433.58241% safer
Other Crime421.536,6132.8486% safer
Other Theft702.5416,3707.02176% safer
Possession of Weapons80.292,1200.91214% safer
Public Order1836.6530,32813.0095% safer
Robbery80.292,4431.05262% safer
Shoplifting431.5611,6474.99220% safer
Theft From the Person20.072,0400.871143% safer
Vehicle Crime1395.0513,6605.8616% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences64123.30107,15745.9497% safer

Holme Valley Compared to Nearby Medium-Sized Towns

Medium-Sized TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Kirkburton82531.5965% safer
Holme Valley1,43252.05-
Pudsey2,44772.4728% more dangerous
Brighouse2,66878.7634% more dangerous
Pontefract3,076100.7148% more dangerous
Morley3,178103.7750% more dangerous
Castleford5,173120.3957% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Holme Valley

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Holme Valley Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2017201820192020Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour118712Getting worse
Burglary68104.7Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson7765Safer
Drugs0.440.690.981.0Getting worse
Other Crime1.01.01.51.5Getting worse
Other Theft4.24.44.52.5Safer
Possession of Weapons0.290.330.250.29No change
Public Order3.04.777Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.250.110.330.29Getting worse
Shoplifting1.71.12.11.6Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.220.040.150.07Safer
Vehicle Crime6755Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences14172223Getting worse

Changes In Holme Valley's Crime Rates Over Time

Offences in Holme Valley's Green Spaces

We only display green spaces in Holme Valley that are named, and have had crimes recorded within their boundaries during 2020.

NameASBDrugsPublic OrderRobberyVSOAll OthersCrimes per Hectare
Sands Recreation Area7---205.0

Comparing Holme Valley to the UK's Major Cities

Medium-Sized TownCrime RateRate Difference
Holme Valley52.05-
Barnet67.7123% more dangerous
Coventry77.4133% more dangerous
Croydon83.2237% more dangerous
Sheffield85.8139% more dangerous
Bristol86.2140% more dangerous
Leicester97.4447% more dangerous
Birmingham102.8749% more dangerous
Liverpool107.2851% more dangerous
Bradford133.0261% more dangerous
Leeds137.1062% more dangerous

Crime in Holme Valley's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Holmfirth, New Mill & Hepworth65153First
Honley & Brockholes43852Second
Upperthong & Holmbridge35650Third

Crime in Holme Valley During Coronavirus Lockdowns

Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Holme Valley change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in October, when Holme Valley saw a 600% increase in drugs. Holme Valley saw a large fall in burglary during November, when it fell by 88% compared to November in 2019. Other Theft saw a fall in every month of Holme Valley's lockdown.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour+70%-5%+60%+140%+15%+76%+37%+138%+273%+200%
Burglary-68%-55%-50%-14%-56%-86%-78%-71%-88%-79%
Criminal Damage and Arson-45%-44%--8%-11%-+133%-44%+17%-43%
Drugs-60%+200%-33%-33%---60%+600%+100%-75%
Other Crime+33%-33%-50%-13%+33%-67%-33%+150%-33%-
Other Theft-79%-62%-71%+33%-73%-56%-78%-14%-44%-50%
Possession of Weapons----------
Public Order+13%+20%+5%-21%-9%+20%-13%-40%+78%+18%
Robbery----------
Shoplifting-50%+33%+50%+33%-50%-60%-71%+20%-40%+50%
Vehicle Crime+83%-23%-31%+50%-6%-+60%-9%-43%-54%
Violence and Sexual Offences-2%-22%+6%+22%+33%+13%+6%-11%+5%+10%

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in Holme Valley

What police force serves Holme Valley?
Holme Valley's local territorial police force is the West Yorkshire Police.
How dangerous is Holme Valley?
Holme Valley is the second safest medium-sized town in West Yorkshire.
What is Holme Valley's most common crime?
The most common crimes in Holme Valley are violence and sexual offences.
What is the least common crime in Holme Valley?
Holme Valley's least common crime is theft from the person (inc. pickpocketing).

Last updated: 07 May 2021