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Crime and Safety in Horbury, West Yorkshire

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Horbury is among the top 20 most dangerous small towns in West Yorkshire, and is the 40th most dangerous overall out of West Yorkshire's 118 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Horbury in 2021 was 86 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to West Yorkshire's overall crime rate, coming in 31% lower than the West Yorkshire rate of 113 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Horbury is the 140th most dangerous small town, and the 897th most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In February 2021, Horbury was the worst small town in West Yorkshire for bicycle theft, with 3 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.28 per 1,000 inhabitants. October 2021 was also a bad month for Horbury residents, when it was West Yorkshire's most dangerous small town for possession of weapons, recording 4 crimes at a rate of 0.38 per 1,000 residents.

The most common crimes in Horbury are violence and sexual offences, with 432 offences during 2021, giving a crime rate of 41. This is 21% higher than 2020's figure of 342 offences and a difference of 8.52 from 2020's crime rate of 32. Horbury's least common crime is theft from the person, with 1 offence recorded in 2021, the same as 2020's figure of 1 crime.

Horbury 2022 Crime Scorecard

Top 20 Most Dangerous

Small Towns, West Yorkshire

13% lower, regional crime rate

Yorkshire and The Humber

11% higher, national crime rate

England, Wales & NI

Local Crime in Context

As of 2022, the crime rate in Horbury is 13% lower than Yorkshire and The Humber and 11% higher than the England, Wales & Northern Ireland overall figure.

Horbury Crime Rate Over Time

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Incidents mapped in Horbury 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 Horbury

YearCrime Rate per
1,000 people
Total Crimes
202186910
202072758
201979832
201883877
201761646
201652554

Crime in Horbury Compared To West Yorkshire

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Summary of Crimes in Horbury This Year

 HorburyWest Yorkshire 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour10810.2237,27115.98 56% safer
Bicycle Theft90.851,8150.78 8% more dangerous
Burglary474.4511,8695.09 14% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson868.1425,78711.06 36% safer
Drugs201.897,8663.37 78% safer
Other Crime191.806,2402.68 49% safer
Other Theft474.4517,2507.40 66% safer
Possession of Weapons100.952,1340.91 4.2% more dangerous
Public Order13813.0637,73016.18 24% safer
Robbery40.382,2520.97 155% safer
Shoplifting333.1212,8335.50 76% safer
Theft From the Person10.092,2220.95 956% safer
Vehicle Crime646.0613,2225.67 6% more dangerous
Violence and Sexual Offences43240.88122,10552.35 28% safer

Horbury Compared to Nearby Small Towns)

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Bingley1,66674.8715% safer
Baildon1,28177.0212% safer
Ossett1,70477.4411% safer
Hebden Royd74077.4711% safer
Mirfield1,59179.788% safer
Horbury91086.12-
Rothwell1,70588.692.9% more dangerous
Liversedge1,64891.095% more dangerous
Normanton2,02593.538% more dangerous
Elland1,53794.569% more dangerous
Todmorden1,56597.6112% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Horbury

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Recent Crimes in Horbury

DateCrime TypeLocationOutcome
April 2022Other theftOn or near Parking AreaInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Victoria StreetUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near The SycamoresInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near St Peter'S CourtUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Wensley StreetInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near First AvenueUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Oakwood GroveInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Highfield RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Wensley StreetInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Parking AreaUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near The SycamoresInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Castle GroveInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Public orderOn or near Gaskell DriveUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Medlock RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Other crimeOn or near John Carr AvenueUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022ShopliftingOn or near Ken Churchill DriveUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Public orderOn or near Gaskell DriveUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Other theftOn or near Hawkingcroft RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Gaskell DriveUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Ken Churchill DriveInvestigation complete; no suspect identified

Horbury Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2018201920202021Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour19151510 Safer
Bicycle Theft1.0-0.190.85 Getting worse
Burglary7664.4 Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson9988 Safer
Drugs0.951.42.21.9 Getting worse
Other Crime1.32.81.61.8 Safer
Other Theft74.53.14.4 Safer
Possession of Weapons0.380.380.380.95 Getting worse
Public Order77713 Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.570.950.470.38 Safer
Shoplifting2.8763.1 Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.280.090.090.09 Safer
Vehicle Crime764.06 Getting worse
Violence and Sexual Offences37343241 Getting worse

Changes In Horbury's Crime Rates Over Time

Comparing Horbury to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Barnet67.0828% safer
Croydon82.484.4% safer
Horbury86.12-
Sheffield90.054.4% more dangerous
Bristol90.524.9% more dangerous
Coventry102.2416% more dangerous
Leicester111.5923% more dangerous
Liverpool123.0630% more dangerous
Birmingham129.6434% more dangerous
Bradford132.2835% more dangerous
Leeds150.9443% more dangerous

Crime in Horbury's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Horbury52985First

Crime in Horbury During Coronavirus Lockdowns

Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Horbury change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in August, when Horbury saw a 1,000% increase in public order. Horbury saw a large fall in shoplifting during November, when it fell by 91% compared to November in 2019.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour-19%+15%+89%+86%-24%+77%+29%+70%-47%+50%
Burglary+500%-70%+50%+83%-+17%+33%-33%-57%-
Criminal Damage and Arson-33%-+83%-33%-18%+100%-13%-11%-13%-13%
Drugs--+300%-+25%---+100%-
Other Crime+400%--86%--+200%--67%--
Other Theft---29%+67%-71%--60%-20%-75%+100%
Public Order+80%+50%-33%-55%+20%+1,000%-50%-+67%-80%
Robbery-------50%---
Shoplifting+267%-67%-67%-+100%-90%-57%-83%-91%+400%
Vehicle Crime+100%-44%-56%+29%-20%-75%-20%-+100%-25%
Violence and Sexual Offences+31%+18%-46%-42%-10%-17%+24%-6%+28%-4%

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in Horbury

What police force serves Horbury?
Horbury's local territorial police force is the West Yorkshire Police.

How dangerous is Horbury?
Horbury is among the top 20 most dangerous small towns in West Yorkshire.

What is Horbury's most common crime?
The most common crimes in Horbury are violence and sexual offences.

What is the least common crime in Horbury?
Horbury's least common crime is theft from the person (inc. pickpocketing).

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