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Crime and Safety in Liversedge, West Yorkshire

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Liversedge is among the top 20 most dangerous small towns in West Yorkshire, and is the 34th most dangerous overall out of West Yorkshire's 118 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Liversedge in 2021 was 91 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to West Yorkshire's overall crime rate, coming in 24% lower than the West Yorkshire rate of 113 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Liversedge is the 117th most dangerous small town, and the 772nd most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In December 2021, Liversedge was the worst small town in West Yorkshire for burglary, with 15 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.83 per 1,000 inhabitants. October 2021 was also a bad month for Liversedge residents, when it was West Yorkshire's most dangerous small town for other crime, recording 8 crimes at a rate of 0.44 per 1,000 residents. Liversedge recorded 15 reports of other theft during March 2021, making its crime rate of 0.83 the worst small town for other theft in West Yorkshire that month.

The most common crimes in Liversedge are violence and sexual offences, with 817 offences during 2021, giving a crime rate of 45. This is 6% higher than 2020's figure of 772 offences and a difference of 2.49 from 2020's crime rate of 43. Liversedge's least common crime is bicycle theft, with 2 offences recorded in 2021, a decrease of 250% from 2020's figure of 7 crimes.

Liversedge 2022 Crime Scorecard

Top 20 Most Dangerous

Small Towns, West Yorkshire

7% lower, regional crime rate

Yorkshire and The Humber

16% higher, national crime rate

England, Wales & NI

Local Crime in Context

As of 2022, the crime rate in Liversedge is 7% lower than Yorkshire and The Humber and 16% higher than the England, Wales & Northern Ireland overall figure.

Liversedge Crime Rate Over Time

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Incidents mapped in Liversedge 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 Liversedge

YearCrime Rate per
1,000 people
Total Crimes
2021911,648
2020891,614
2019951,713
2018841,517
2017691,243
2016631,145

Crime in Liversedge Compared To West Yorkshire

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Summary of Crimes in Liversedge This Year

 LiversedgeWest Yorkshire 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour26114.4337,27115.98 11% safer
Bicycle Theft20.111,8150.78 609% safer
Burglary874.8111,8695.09 6% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson1669.1825,78711.06 20% safer
Drugs231.277,8663.37 165% safer
Other Crime593.266,2402.68 18% more dangerous
Other Theft1136.2517,2507.40 18% safer
Possession of Weapons120.662,1340.91 38% safer
Public Order25514.0937,73016.18 15% safer
Robbery140.772,2520.97 26% safer
Shoplifting331.8212,8335.50 202% safer
Theft From the Person60.332,2220.95 188% safer
Vehicle Crime613.3713,2225.67 68% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences81745.16122,10552.35 16% safer

Liversedge Compared to Nearby Small Towns)

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Ossett1,70477.4418% safer
Hebden Royd74077.4718% safer
Mirfield1,59179.7814% safer
Horbury91086.126% safer
Rothwell1,70588.692.7% safer
Liversedge1,64891.09-
Normanton2,02593.532.6% more dangerous
Elland1,53794.563.7% more dangerous
Todmorden1,56597.617% more dangerous
Featherstone1,814104.6213% more dangerous
Clayton927110.2817% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Liversedge

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Recent Crimes in Liversedge

DateCrime TypeLocationOutcome
April 2022Public orderOn or near Robert CourtUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Tenth AvenueUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Central AvenueInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Grove StreetInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Windy Bank LaneUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Public orderOn or near Fern CroftUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Public orderOn or near Hare Park CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Wakefield RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Theft from the personOn or near Cornmill CrescentInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Eighth AvenueInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Central AvenueInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Other crimeOn or near Holme StreetInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Public orderOn or near Huddersfield RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Glencoe TerraceUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Prospect ViewInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Public orderOn or near Saxton StreetUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Cornmill LaneInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Public orderOn or near Twelfth AvenueInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Central AvenueInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Alfred StreetInvestigation complete; no suspect identified

Liversedge Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2018201920202021Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour22131714 Safer
Bicycle Theft0.220.660.390.11 Safer
Burglary10854.8 Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson1213129 Safer
Drugs1.00.722.41.3 Getting worse
Other Crime2.12.62.43.3 Getting worse
Other Theft6766 Getting worse
Possession of Weapons0.440.500.880.66 Getting worse
Public Order8101214 Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)1.10.770.440.77 Safer
Shoplifting0.771.51.71.8 Getting worse
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.280.500.390.33 Getting worse
Vehicle Crime774.13.4 Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences35424345 Getting 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 2021.

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

Comparing Liversedge to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Barnet67.0836% safer
Croydon82.4810% safer
Sheffield90.051.2% safer
Bristol90.520.63% safer
Liversedge91.09-
Coventry102.2411% more dangerous
Leicester111.5918% more dangerous
Liverpool123.0626% more dangerous
Birmingham129.6430% more dangerous
Bradford132.2831% more dangerous
Leeds150.9440% more dangerous

Crime in Liversedge's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Hightown & Hartshead Moor58286Second
Liversedge, Littletown & Millbridge823132First

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.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour+233%+56%+30%+50%+80%-3%-+4%-10%+108%
Bicycle Theft+50%---------
Burglary-31%+11%--9%-89%+25%-20%--50%-75%
Criminal Damage and Arson-46%-67%-65%-28%-5%+67%+58%+65%+27%+6%
Drugs+200%+100%+50%+200%+300%-50%--+600%+50%
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%
Robbery-50%---------
Shoplifting-+100%----60%+200%-+100%+67%
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 20 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.

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