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Crime and Safety in Kirkburton

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Kirkburton is the safest medium-sized town in West Yorkshire, and is the 31st safest overall out of West Yorkshire's 118 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Kirkburton in 2021 was 47 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to West Yorkshire's overall crime rate, coming in 139% lower than the West Yorkshire rate of 113 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Kirkburton is the 22nd safest medium-sized town, and the 3,641st most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

The most common crimes in Kirkburton are violence and sexual offences, with 574 offences during 2021, giving a crime rate of 22. This is 3.8% higher than 2020's figure of 552 offences and a difference of 0.84 from 2020's crime rate of 21. Kirkburton's least common crime is bicycle theft, with 1 offence recorded in 2021, a decrease of 800% from 2020's figure of 9 crimes.

Kirkburton 2022 Crime Scorecard

Safest

Medium-Sized Towns, West Yorkshire

106% lower, regional crime rate

Yorkshire and The Humber

62% lower, national crime rate

England, Wales & NI

Local Crime in Context

As of 2022, the crime rate in Kirkburton is 106% lower than Yorkshire and The Humber and 62% lower than the England, Wales & Northern Ireland overall figure.

Kirkburton Crime Rate Over Time

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Incidents mapped in Kirkburton 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 Kirkburton

YearCrime Rate per
1,000 people
Total Crimes
2021471,231
2020471,235
2019481,254
2018471,218
201735922
2016391,010

Crime in Kirkburton Compared To West Yorkshire

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Summary of Crimes in Kirkburton This Year

 KirkburtonWest Yorkshire 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour2007.6637,27115.98 109% safer
Bicycle Theft10.041,8150.78 1850% safer
Burglary542.0711,8695.09 146% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson1244.7525,78711.06 133% safer
Drugs170.657,8663.37 418% safer
Other Crime220.846,2402.68 219% safer
Other Theft1023.9117,2507.40 89% safer
Possession of Weapons70.272,1340.91 237% safer
Public Order2087.9737,73016.18 103% safer
Robbery50.192,2520.97 411% safer
Shoplifting321.2312,8335.50 347% safer
Theft From the Person40.152,2220.95 533% safer
Vehicle Crime813.1013,2225.67 83% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences57421.98122,10552.35 138% safer

Kirkburton Compared to Nearby Medium-Sized Towns)

Medium-Sized TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Kirkburton1,23147.14-
Holme Valley1,37850.096% more dangerous
Brighouse2,69479.5341% more dangerous
Pudsey2,87385.0945% more dangerous
Shipley3,361116.7960% more dangerous
Pontefract3,624118.6660% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Kirkburton

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Recent Crimes in Kirkburton

DateCrime TypeLocationOutcome
April 2022ShopliftingOn or near Petrol StationInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Other theftOn or near Highgate AvenueInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Jubilee WayUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near St John'S RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near St John'S AvenueUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Public orderOn or near MeresideInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Westerley CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Other theftOn or near SupermarketInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Petrol StationInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Other theftOn or near HighroydInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Moor ViewUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Public orderOn or near SupermarketInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Spa Court YardInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Queens WayUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Public orderOn or near Abbey DriveUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Public orderOn or near Newbury WalkInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Other theftOn or near SupermarketInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022BurglaryOn or near Ings Way WestInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022RobberyOn or near Glen View RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022ShopliftingOn or near Mount Pleasant LaneInvestigation complete; no suspect identified

Kirkburton Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2018201920202021Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour76108 Getting worse
Bicycle Theft0.08-0.340.04 Safer
Burglary4.864.32.1 Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson64.84.34.8 Safer
Drugs0.540.540.690.65 Getting worse
Other Crime0.800.880.880.84 Getting worse
Other Theft4.64.54.63.9 Safer
Possession of Weapons0.080.310.500.27 Getting worse
Public Order3.84.768 Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.340.150.110.19 Safer
Shoplifting2.02.91.81.2 Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.080.040.150.15 Getting worse
Vehicle Crime64.73.03.1 Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences18182122 Getting worse

Changes In Kirkburton's Crime Rates Over Time

Comparing Kirkburton to the UK's Major Cities

Medium-Sized TownCrime RateRate Difference
Kirkburton47.14-
Barnet67.0830% more dangerous
Croydon82.4843% more dangerous
Sheffield90.0548% more dangerous
Bristol90.5248% more dangerous
Coventry102.2454% more dangerous
Leicester111.5958% more dangerous
Liverpool123.0662% more dangerous
Birmingham129.6464% more dangerous
Bradford132.2864% more dangerous
Leeds150.9469% more dangerous

Crime in Kirkburton's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Kirkburton & Farnley Tyas25937Fourth
Kirkheaton37259First
Lepton, Grange Moor & Flockton35955Second
Shelley & Shepley23638Third

Kirkburton Neighbourhood Crime Breakdown

Crime TypeSafest NeighbourhoodMost Dangerous Neighbourhood
Anti-Social BehaviourShelley & Shepley (26)Kirkheaton (81)
Bicycle TheftShelley & Shepley (1)Shelley & Shepley (1)
BurglaryLepton, Grange Moor & Flockton (9)Kirkburton & Farnley Tyas (20)
Criminal Damage and ArsonShelley & Shepley (18)Lepton, Grange Moor & Flockton (42)
DrugsKirkburton & Farnley Tyas (3)Kirkheaton (6)
Other CrimeShelley & Shepley (2)Kirkburton & Farnley Tyas (8)
Other TheftLepton, Grange Moor & Flockton (14)Kirkheaton (34)
Possession of WeaponsShelley & Shepley (1)Kirkheaton (3)
Public OrderShelley & Shepley (30)Lepton, Grange Moor & Flockton (72)
Robbery (inc. mugging)Kirkheaton (1)Lepton, Grange Moor & Flockton (3)
ShopliftingLepton, Grange Moor & Flockton (1)Kirkheaton (18)
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)Kirkheaton (4)Kirkheaton (4)
Vehicle CrimeKirkheaton (11)Shelley & Shepley (24)
Violence and Sexual OffencesKirkburton & Farnley Tyas (101)Kirkheaton (182)

Crime in Kirkburton During Coronavirus Lockdowns

Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Kirkburton change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in June, when Kirkburton saw a 867% increase in anti-social behaviour. Kirkburton saw a large fall in shoplifting during July, when it fell by 86% compared to July in 2019.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour+63%-33%-21%+867%+61%+40%+80%-60%+156%+271%
Burglary-21%+100%+11%-71%+20%-74%-70%-78%-46%-33%
Criminal Damage and Arson+33%+60%-63%-20%-29%-45%--38%-38%+57%
Drugs-67%-+100%----75%+100%-+100%
Other Crime--+300%-40%------
Other Theft+29%-20%+29%+63%-7%+9%-56%-20%--38%
Possession of Weapons----50%+100%-----
Public Order-18%+83%+44%+89%+50%+120%+17%-57%+71%-83%
Robbery----------
Shoplifting+20%+25%-50%-80%-86%-33%+50%-29%-86%-86%
Vehicle Crime+100%+100%--73%-64%-70%-33%-50%-79%-45%
Violence and Sexual Offences-17%+18%-3%+10%+10%+100%+20%-4%+158%+7%

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in Kirkburton

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

How dangerous is Kirkburton?
Kirkburton is the safest medium-sized town in West Yorkshire.

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

What is the least common crime in Kirkburton?
Kirkburton's least common crime is bicycle theft.

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