Horbury Crime Overview

Horbury is among the top 20 most dangerous small towns in West Yorkshire, and is the 55th most dangerous overall out of West Yorkshire's 121 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Horbury in 2020 was 68 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to West Yorkshire's overall crime rate, coming in 53% lower than the West Yorkshire rate of 104 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Horbury is the 217th most dangerous small town, and the 1,532nd most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In August 2019, Horbury was the worst small town in West Yorkshire for shoplifting, with 20 crimes reported and a crime rate of 1.9 per 1,000 inhabitants. August 2018 was also a bad month for Horbury residents, when it was West Yorkshire's most dangerous small town for bicycle theft, recording 3 crimes at a rate of 0.28 per 1,000 residents. Horbury recorded 1 report of possession of weapons during January 2016, making its crime rate of 0.09 the worst small town for possession of weapons in West Yorkshire that month.

The most common crimes in Horbury are violence and sexual offences, with 330 offences during 2020, giving a crime rate of 31. This is 7% lower than 2019's figure of 353 offences and a difference of 2.18 from 2019's crime rate of 33. Horbury's least common crime is theft from the person, with 1 offence recorded in 2020, the same as 2019's figure of 1 crime.

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Crime in Horbury Compared To West Yorkshire

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Summary of Crimes in Horbury This Year

 HorburyWest Yorkshire 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour15614.7648,24020.6840% safer
Bicycle Theft20.191,7620.76300% safer
Burglary635.9615,1026.479% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson817.6725,48710.9343% safer
Drugs191.808,3433.5899% safer
Other Crime161.516,6132.8488% safer
Other Theft282.6516,3707.02165% safer
Possession of Weapons40.382,1200.91139% safer
Public Order716.7230,32813.0093% safer
Robbery50.472,4431.05123% safer
Shoplifting595.5811,6474.9911% more dangerous
Theft From the Person10.092,0400.87867% safer
Vehicle Crime413.8813,6605.8651% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences33031.23107,15745.9447% safer

Horbury Compared to Nearby Small Towns

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Meltham54861.2211% safer
Guiseley81466.073.1% safer
Ossett1,45966.302.8% safer
Horsforth1,33367.441.0% safer
Mirfield1,34967.640.74% safer
Bingley1,53468.941.2% more dangerous
Rothwell1,34169.752.3% more dangerous
Hebden Royd68271.404.6% more dangerous
Wetherby79072.286% more dangerous
Yeadon1,38975.189% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Horbury

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Horbury Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Anti-Social Behaviour20191515Safer
Bicycle Theft0.281.0-0.19Safer
Burglary6656Getting worse
Criminal Damage and Arson8998Safer
Drugs0.280.951.31.8Getting worse
Other Crime1.
Other Theft673.62.6Safer
Possession of Weapons0.470.380.380.38Safer
Public Order8777Safer
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.280.570.950.47Safer
Shoplifting2.22.866Getting worse
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.760.280.090.09Safer
Vehicle Crime3.4753.9Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences21373331Getting worse

Changes In Horbury's Crime Rates Over Time

Comparing Horbury to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Barnet67.710.64% safer
Coventry77.4112% more dangerous
Croydon83.2218% more dangerous
Sheffield85.8121% more dangerous
Bristol86.2121% more dangerous
Leicester97.4430% more dangerous
Birmingham102.8734% more dangerous
Liverpool107.2836% more dangerous
Bradford133.0249% more dangerous
Leeds137.1050% more dangerous

Crime in Horbury's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank

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 October, when it fell by 92% compared to October in 2019.

Anti-Social Behaviour-19%+8%+67%+117%-20%+77%+29%+70%-47%+100%
Criminal Damage and Arson-33%-+83%-33%-18%+100%-13%-11%--13%
Other Crime+400%--86%--+200%--50%--
Other Theft---33%--60%+100%-60%-20%-67%+100%
Public Order+75%+25%-33%-55%-+1,000%-40%-+67%-75%
Vehicle Crime+300%-44%-50%+29%-20%-75%-20%---50%
Violence and Sexual Offences+31%+18%-46%-42%-10%-20%+8%-3%+14%+10%

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).

Last updated: 07 May 2021