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Crime and Safety in Kippax

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Kippax is among the top 20 safest small towns in West Yorkshire, and is the 51st safest overall out of West Yorkshire's 118 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Kippax in 2021 was 65 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to West Yorkshire's overall crime rate, coming in 74% lower than the West Yorkshire rate of 113 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Kippax is the 298th most dangerous small town, and the 1,844th most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In February 2021, Kippax was the worst small town in West Yorkshire for robbery, with 3 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.32 per 1,000 inhabitants.

The most common crimes in Kippax are violence and sexual offences, with 287 offences during 2021, giving a crime rate of 30. This is 14% higher than 2020's figure of 246 offences and a difference of 4.36 from 2020's crime rate of 26. Kippax's least common crime is theft from the person, with 1 offence recorded in 2021.

Kippax 2022 Crime Scorecard

Top 20 Safest

Small Towns, West Yorkshire

49% lower, regional crime rate

Yorkshire and The Humber

18% lower, national crime rate

England, Wales & NI

Local Crime in Context

As of 2022, the crime rate in Kippax is 49% lower than Yorkshire and The Humber and 18% lower than the England, Wales & Northern Ireland overall figure.

Kippax Crime Rate Over Time

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Incidents mapped in Kippax 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 Kippax

YearCrime Rate per
1,000 people
Total Crimes
202165612
202060560
201970658
201868643
201752485
201639364

Crime in Kippax Compared To West Yorkshire

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Summary of Crimes in Kippax This Year

 KippaxWest Yorkshire 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour889.3537,27115.98 71% safer
Burglary232.4411,8695.09 109% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson626.5925,78711.06 68% safer
Drugs70.747,8663.37 355% safer
Other Crime161.706,2402.68 58% safer
Other Theft192.0217,2507.40 266% safer
Public Order10310.9537,73016.18 48% safer
Robbery70.742,2520.97 31% safer
Shoplifting717.5512,8335.50 27% more dangerous
Theft From the Person10.112,2220.95 764% safer
Vehicle Crime161.7013,2225.67 234% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences28730.50122,10552.35 72% safer

Kippax Compared to Nearby Small Towns)

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Otley74954.3520% safer
Ackworth43554.7219% safer
Ilkley82255.5017% safer
Meltham53559.769% safer
Guiseley76261.855% safer
Kippax61265.04-
Horsforth1,32967.243.3% more dangerous
Wetherby74167.804.1% more dangerous
Yeadon1,37674.4813% more dangerous
Bingley1,66674.8713% more dangerous
Baildon1,28177.0216% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Kippax

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Recent Crimes in Kippax

DateCrime TypeLocationOutcome
April 2022Other theftOn or near Cross Hills GardensInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Helena CourtInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Leeds RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Manor Garth RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Rutland CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Hanover PlaceInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Other theftOn or near Shuttocks CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near West ViewInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Rutland CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Gibson LaneInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Bargess TerraceInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Public orderOn or near Moorgate AvenueUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Shuttocks CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Public orderOn or near Medhurst AvenueUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Bargess TerraceInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Thirsk DriveInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Clifford WayInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Other theftOn or near Roger FoldInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Helena StreetInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Other theftOn or near Cross Hills DriveInvestigation complete; no suspect identified

Kippax Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2018201920202021Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour1610129 Safer
Burglary794.72.4 Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson5.04.957 Getting worse
Drugs0.321.21.60.74 Safer
Other Crime1.82.10.851.7 Getting worse
Other Theft4.93.23.12.0 Safer
Public Order67711 Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.320.640.110.74 Getting worse
Shoplifting111078 Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)-0.11-0.11No change
Vehicle Crime3.22.62.61.7 Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences28292630 Getting worse

Changes In Kippax's Crime Rates Over Time

Comparing Kippax to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Kippax65.04-
Barnet67.083.0% more dangerous
Croydon82.4821% more dangerous
Sheffield90.0528% more dangerous
Bristol90.5228% more dangerous
Coventry102.2436% more dangerous
Leicester111.5942% more dangerous
Liverpool123.0647% more dangerous
Birmingham129.6450% more dangerous
Bradford132.2851% more dangerous
Leeds150.9457% more dangerous

Crime in Kippax's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Kippax West50673First

Crime in Kippax During Coronavirus Lockdowns

Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Kippax change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in December, when Kippax saw a 400% increase in drugs. Kippax saw a large fall in burglary during November, when it fell by 92% compared to November in 2019.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour-17%-+14%+100%+57%--27%-21%+140%+43%
Burglary-81%-75%-33%+150%-71%-33%-40%+175%-92%-67%
Criminal Damage and Arson-+25%-67%-67%-25%-+67%-+200%-
Drugs-+100%-------+400%
Other Crime------50%-50%-67%--
Other Theft-+50%-25%-25%-60%---50%-+100%
Possession of Weapons------50%+100%---
Public Order+20%+167%-50%-75%-25%+125%-20%+67%+350%-
Robbery----------
Shoplifting-60%-83%-88%-67%+18%+29%-14%+67%+40%+200%
Vehicle Crime-+50%----71%+200%-50%--
Violence and Sexual Offences+50%-17%-52%-49%+9%+35%+108%--30%-48%

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in Kippax

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

How dangerous is Kippax?
Kippax is among the top 20 safest small town in West Yorkshire.

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

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

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