Kippax Crime Overview

Kippax is among the top 20 safest small towns in West Yorkshire, and is the 52nd safest overall out of West Yorkshire's 121 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Kippax in 2020 was 60 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to West Yorkshire's overall crime rate, coming in 75% lower than the West Yorkshire rate of 104 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Kippax is the 322nd most dangerous small town, and the 2,140th most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

The most common crimes in Kippax are violence and sexual offences, with 246 offences during 2020, giving a crime rate of 26. This is 12% lower than 2019's figure of 275 offences and a difference of 3.08 from 2019's crime rate of 29. Kippax's least common crime is robbery, with 1 offence recorded in 2020, a decrease of 500% from 2019's figure of 6 crimes.

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Crime in Kippax Compared To West Yorkshire

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Summary of Crimes in Kippax This Year

 KippaxWest Yorkshire 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour11011.6948,24020.6877% safer
Bicycle Theft30.321,7620.76138% safer
Burglary444.6815,1026.4738% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson505.3125,48710.93106% safer
Drugs151.598,3433.58125% safer
Other Crime80.856,6132.84234% safer
Other Theft293.0816,3707.02128% safer
Possession of Weapons40.432,1200.91112% safer
Public Order687.2330,32813.0080% safer
Robbery10.112,4431.05855% safer
Shoplifting687.2311,6474.9931% more dangerous
Vehicle Crime242.5513,6605.86130% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences24626.14107,15745.9476% safer

Kippax Compared to Nearby Small Towns

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Clayton40247.8224% safer
Ilkley73349.4920% safer
Silsden42751.0916% safer
Garforth73951.0916% safer
Otley70651.2316% safer
Trident1,28161.192.7% more dangerous
Meltham54861.222.8% more dangerous
Guiseley81466.0710% more dangerous
Ossett1,45966.3010% more dangerous
Horsforth1,33367.4412% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Kippax

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Kippax Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Anti-Social Behaviour20161012Safer
Bicycle Theft0.110.43-0.32Getting worse
Criminal Damage and Arson75.04.95Safer
Drugs0.740.321.21.6Getting worse
Other Crime0.961.82.10.85Safer
Other Theft54.93.23.1Safer
Possession of Weapons0.110.110.430.43Getting worse
Public Order3.9677Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.110.320.640.11Safer
Vehicle Crime2.
Violence and Sexual Offences19282926Getting worse

Changes In Kippax's Crime Rates Over Time

Comparing Kippax to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Barnet67.7112% more dangerous
Coventry77.4123% more dangerous
Croydon83.2228% more dangerous
Sheffield85.8131% more dangerous
Bristol86.2131% more dangerous
Leicester97.4439% more dangerous
Birmingham102.8742% more dangerous
Liverpool107.2845% more dangerous
Bradford133.0255% more dangerous
Leeds137.1057% more dangerous

Crime in Kippax's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Kippax West46167First

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.

Anti-Social Behaviour-17%-+14%+100%+57%--27%-21%+140%+43%
Criminal Damage and Arson-+25%-67%-67%-25%-+67%-+200%-
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%-
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 towns 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 robbery (inc. mugging).

Last updated: 07 May 2021