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Crime and Safety in Holme Valley

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Holme Valley is the second safest medium-sized town in West Yorkshire, and is the 35th safest overall out of West Yorkshire's 118 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Holme Valley in 2021 was 50 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to West Yorkshire's overall crime rate, coming in 125% lower than the West Yorkshire rate of 113 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Holme Valley is the 29th safest medium-sized town, and the 3,258th most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In September 2018, Holme Valley was the worst medium-sized town in West Yorkshire for possession of weapons, with 4 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.15 per 1,000 inhabitants. July 2015 was also a bad month for Holme Valley residents, when it was West Yorkshire's most dangerous medium-sized town for burglary, recording 41 crimes at a rate of 1.5 per 1,000 residents.

The most common crimes in Holme Valley are violence and sexual offences, with 678 offences during 2021, giving a crime rate of 25. This is 5% higher than 2020's figure of 641 offences and a difference of 1.35 from 2020's crime rate of 23. Holme Valley's least common crime is bicycle theft, with 3 offences recorded in 2021.

Holme Valley 2022 Crime Scorecard

Second Safest

Medium-Sized Towns, West Yorkshire

94% lower, regional crime rate

Yorkshire and The Humber

53% lower, national crime rate

England, Wales & NI

Local Crime in Context

As of 2022, the crime rate in Holme Valley is 94% lower than Yorkshire and The Humber and 53% lower than the England, Wales & Northern Ireland overall figure.

Holme Valley Crime Rate Over Time

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Holme Valley Crime Map

Incidents mapped in Holme Valley 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 Holme Valley

YearCrime Rate per
1,000 people
Total Crimes
2021501,378
2020521,432
2019591,629
2018521,419
2017441,212
2016441,218

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 Behaviour32911.9637,27115.98 34% safer
Bicycle Theft30.111,8150.78 609% safer
Burglary752.7311,8695.09 86% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson1585.7425,78711.06 93% safer
Drugs311.137,8663.37 198% safer
Other Crime210.766,2402.68 253% safer
Other Theft742.6917,2507.40 175% safer
Possession of Weapons50.182,1340.91 406% safer
Public Order2017.3137,73016.18 121% safer
Robbery80.292,2520.97 234% safer
Shoplifting411.4912,8335.50 269% safer
Theft From the Person30.112,2220.95 764% safer
Vehicle Crime802.9113,2225.67 95% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences67824.65122,10552.35 112% safer

Holme Valley Compared to Nearby Medium-Sized Towns)

Medium-Sized TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Kirkburton1,23147.146% safer
Holme Valley1,37850.09-
Brighouse2,69479.5337% more dangerous
Pudsey2,87385.0941% more dangerous
Shipley3,361116.7957% more dangerous
Pontefract3,624118.6658% more dangerous
Keighley7,657135.4563% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Holme Valley

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Recent Crimes in Holme Valley

DateCrime TypeLocationOutcome
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near New Mill RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Public orderOn or near Bromley AvenueInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Public orderOn or near SupermarketInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Norridge BottomUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near New Mill RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Theft from the personOn or near Police StationInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Other theftOn or near Piper Well LaneInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Public orderOn or near Royds CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Public orderOn or near SupermarketInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Hightown LaneInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Back Bradshaw RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Theatre/Concert HallInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Public orderOn or near Parking AreaInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Lower Mill LaneInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Jaggar LaneInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Other theftOn or near Moorbrook Mill DriveInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Cliff LaneInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Oakes AvenueInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Public orderOn or near SupermarketInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Norridge BottomInvestigation complete; no suspect identified

Holme Valley Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2018201920202021Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour871212 Getting worse
Bicycle Theft0.360.18-0.11 Safer
Burglary8104.72.7 Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson7656 Safer
Drugs0.690.981.01.1 Getting worse
Other Crime1.01.51.50.76 Safer
Other Theft4.44.52.52.7 Safer
Possession of Weapons0.330.250.290.18 Safer
Public Order4.7777 Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.110.330.290.29 Getting worse
Shoplifting1.12.11.61.5 Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.040.150.070.11 Safer
Vehicle Crime7552.9 Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences17222325 Getting 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 2021.

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 Valley50.09-
Barnet67.0825% more dangerous
Croydon82.4839% more dangerous
Sheffield90.0544% more dangerous
Bristol90.5245% more dangerous
Coventry102.2451% more dangerous
Leicester111.5955% more dangerous
Liverpool123.0659% more dangerous
Birmingham129.6461% more dangerous
Bradford132.2862% more dangerous
Leeds150.9467% more dangerous

Crime in Holme Valley's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Holmfirth, New Mill & Hepworth62151Second
Honley & Brockholes40147Third
Upperthong & Holmbridge36552First

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 bicycle theft.

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