Liversedge Crime Overview

Liversedge is among the top 10 most dangerous small towns in West Yorkshire, and is the 31st most dangerous overall out of West Yorkshire's 121 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Liversedge in 2020 was 89 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to West Yorkshire's overall crime rate, coming in 17% lower than the West Yorkshire rate of 104 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Liversedge is the 85th most dangerous small town, and the 725th most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In November 2020, Liversedge was the worst small town in West Yorkshire for criminal damage and arson, with 28 crimes reported and a crime rate of 1.6 per 1,000 inhabitants. September 2020 was also a bad month for Liversedge residents, when it was West Yorkshire's most dangerous small town for possession of weapons, recording 3 crimes at a rate of 0.17 per 1,000 residents. Liversedge recorded 3 reports of bicycle theft during March 2020, making its crime rate of 0.17 the worst small town for bicycle theft in West Yorkshire that month.

The most common crimes in Liversedge are violence and sexual offences, with 772 offences during 2020, giving a crime rate of 43. This is 0.91% higher than 2019's figure of 765 offences and a difference of 0.39 from 2019's crime rate of 42. Liversedge's least common crime is bicycle theft, with 7 offences recorded in 2020, a decrease of 71% from 2019's figure of 12 crimes.

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Crime in Liversedge Compared To West Yorkshire

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Summary of Crimes in Liversedge This Year

 LiversedgeWest Yorkshire 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour30216.6948,24020.6824% safer
Bicycle Theft70.391,7620.7695% safer
Burglary925.0915,1026.4727% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson20911.5525,48710.935% more dangerous
Drugs432.388,3433.5850% safer
Other Crime432.386,6132.8419% safer
Other Theft1015.5816,3707.0226% safer
Possession of Weapons160.882,1200.913.4% safer
Public Order21211.7230,32813.0011% safer
Robbery80.442,4431.05139% safer
Shoplifting301.6611,6474.99201% safer
Theft From the Person70.392,0400.87123% safer
Vehicle Crime744.0913,6605.8643% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences77242.67107,15745.948% safer

Liversedge Compared to Nearby Small Towns

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Hebden Royd68271.4025% safer
Wetherby79072.2823% safer
Yeadon1,38975.1819% safer
Baildon1,33680.3311% safer
Todmorden1,42789.000.24% safer
Elland1,45389.390.20% more dangerous
Normanton2,14198.8910% more dangerous
Heckmondwike1,343106.6616% more dangerous
South Kirkby and Moorthorpe1,269109.2718% more dangerous
Hemsworth1,592112.6221% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Liversedge

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Liversedge Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Anti-Social Behaviour22221317Safer
Bicycle Theft0.390.220.660.39Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson11121312Safer
Drugs0.551.00.722.4Getting worse
Other Crime2. worse
Other Theft6676Safer
Possession of Weapons0.500.440.500.88Getting worse
Public Order681012Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.501.10.770.44Safer
Shoplifting0.830.771.51.7Getting worse
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing) worse
Vehicle Crime8774.1Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences23354243Getting worse

Changes In Liversedge's Crime Rates Over Time

Offences in Liversedge's Green Spaces

We only display green spaces in Liversedge that are named, and have had crimes recorded within their boundaries during 2020.

NameASBDrugsPublic OrderRobberyVSOAll OthersCrimes per Hectare
Liversedge Cricket Ground----100.56

Comparing Liversedge to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Barnet67.7132% safer
Coventry77.4115% safer
Croydon83.227% safer
Sheffield85.814.0% safer
Bristol86.213.5% safer
Leicester97.448% more dangerous
Birmingham102.8713% more dangerous
Liverpool107.2817% more dangerous
Bradford133.0233% more dangerous
Leeds137.1035% more dangerous

Crime in Liversedge's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Hightown & Hartshead Moor61390Second
Liversedge, Littletown & Millbridge787126First

Crime in Liversedge During Coronavirus Lockdowns

Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Liversedge change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in November, when Liversedge saw a 600% increase in drugs. Liversedge saw a large fall in vehicle crime during July, when it fell by 90% compared to July in 2019.

Anti-Social Behaviour+233%+56%+30%+50%+80%-3%-+4%-10%+108%
Bicycle Theft+50%---------
Criminal Damage and Arson-46%-67%-65%-28%-5%+67%+58%+65%+27%+6%
Other Crime+150%-86%-33%--25%-25%--29%-25%+67%
Other Theft-18%-10%+167%-25%+33%-63%-40%-57%-+9%
Possession of Weapons-33%+200%----+200%-+100%-
Public Order-25%+35%+36%+10%+87%-5%+28%-26%+42%-13%
Theft From the Person---67%-------
Vehicle Crime--14%-40%+22%-90%-79%-58%-69%--33%
Violence and Sexual Offences-25%+58%-2%-5%+1%-19%+21%-6%+10%+18%

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in Liversedge

What police force serves Liversedge?
Liversedge's local territorial police force is the West Yorkshire Police.
How dangerous is Liversedge?
Liversedge is among the top 10 most dangerous small towns in West Yorkshire.
What is Liversedge's most common crime?
The most common crimes in Liversedge are violence and sexual offences.
What is the least common crime in Liversedge?
Liversedge's least common crime is bicycle theft.

Last updated: 07 May 2021