Mirfield Crime Overview

Mirfield is among the top 20 safest small towns in West Yorkshire, and is the 57th most dangerous overall out of West Yorkshire's 121 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Mirfield in 2020 was 68 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to West Yorkshire's overall crime rate, coming in 54% lower than the West Yorkshire rate of 104 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Mirfield is the 224th most dangerous small town, and the 1,561st most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In July 2020, Mirfield was the worst small town in West Yorkshire for other crime, with 9 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.45 per 1,000 inhabitants. September 2019 was also a bad month for Mirfield residents, when it was West Yorkshire's most dangerous small town for shoplifting, recording 22 crimes at a rate of 1.1 per 1,000 residents. Mirfield recorded 4 reports of possession of weapons during June 2019, making its crime rate of 0.20 the worst small town for possession of weapons in West Yorkshire that month.

The most common crimes in Mirfield are violence and sexual offences, with 625 offences during 2020, giving a crime rate of 31. This is 12% higher than 2019's figure of 548 offences and a difference of 3.86 from 2019's crime rate of 27. Mirfield's least common crime is theft from the person, with 2 offences recorded in 2020, a decrease of 250% from 2019's figure of 7 crimes.

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Crime in Mirfield Compared To West Yorkshire

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Summary of Crimes in Mirfield This Year

 MirfieldWest Yorkshire 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour42221.1648,24020.682.3% more dangerous
Bicycle Theft30.151,7620.76407% safer
Burglary763.8115,1026.4770% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson1718.5725,48710.9328% safer
Drugs221.108,3433.58225% safer
Other Crime432.166,6132.8431% safer
Other Theft703.5116,3707.02100% safer
Possession of Weapons80.402,1200.91128% safer
Public Order1798.9830,32813.0045% safer
Robbery60.302,4431.05250% safer
Shoplifting793.9611,6474.9926% safer
Theft From the Person20.102,0400.87770% safer
Vehicle Crime653.2613,6605.8680% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences62531.34107,15745.9447% safer

Mirfield Compared to Nearby Small Towns

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Trident1,28161.1911% safer
Meltham54861.2210% safer
Guiseley81466.072.4% safer
Ossett1,45966.302.0% safer
Horsforth1,33367.440.30% safer
Horbury72068.140.73% more dangerous
Bingley1,53468.941.9% more dangerous
Rothwell1,34169.753.0% more dangerous
Hebden Royd68271.405% more dangerous
Wetherby79072.286% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Mirfield

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Mirfield Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Anti-Social Behaviour19161521Getting worse
Bicycle Theft0.300.300.100.15Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson7889Getting worse
Drugs0.400.550.951.1Getting worse
Other Crime1. worse
Other Theft4.
Possession of Weapons0.300.500.550.40Safer
Public Order6679Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.200.550.700.30Safer
Shoplifting3.82.164.0Getting worse
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.500.250.350.10Safer
Vehicle Crime574.23.3Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences19272731Getting worse

Changes In Mirfield's Crime Rates Over Time

Offences in Mirfield's Green Spaces

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

NameASBDrugsPublic OrderRobberyVSOAll OthersCrimes per Hectare
Mirfield Memorial Recreation Ground13-2-234.0
St Mary's Church1---141.4

Comparing Mirfield to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Barnet67.710.10% more dangerous
Coventry77.4113% more dangerous
Croydon83.2219% more dangerous
Sheffield85.8121% more dangerous
Bristol86.2122% more dangerous
Leicester97.4431% more dangerous
Birmingham102.8734% more dangerous
Liverpool107.2837% more dangerous
Bradford133.0249% more dangerous
Leeds137.1051% more dangerous

Crime in Mirfield's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Mirfield Central & Hopton45565Second
Northorpe & Crossley37158Third

Crime in Mirfield During Coronavirus Lockdowns

Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Mirfield change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in March, when Mirfield saw a 300% increase in shoplifting. Mirfield saw a large fall in vehicle crime during July, when it fell by 94% compared to July in 2019. Burglary saw a fall in every month of Mirfield's lockdown.

Anti-Social Behaviour+29%-33%+95%+45%+43%+48%-26%+179%+94%+106%
Bicycle Theft------+100%---
Criminal Damage and Arson-44%-60%-15%+18%+15%+220%+55%-+27%+100%
Other Crime+200%-67%-20%+100%+200%-50%+50%+100%-78%-33%
Other Theft+38%-71%-50%--38%-17%-69%--14%-45%
Possession of Weapons----------
Public Order-36%-43%+30%-42%+100%+114%+38%+100%+100%+133%
Theft From the Person-----50%-----
Vehicle Crime-29%+75%-86%-40%-94%-50%-+40%+120%+100%
Violence and Sexual Offences-15%+19%+103%-18%+64%+33%+2%+45%-16%-31%

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in Mirfield

What police force serves Mirfield?
Mirfield's local territorial police force is the West Yorkshire Police.
How dangerous is Mirfield?
Mirfield is among the top 20 safest small towns in West Yorkshire.
What is Mirfield's most common crime?
The most common crimes in Mirfield are violence and sexual offences.
What is the least common crime in Mirfield?
Mirfield's least common crime is theft from the person (inc. pickpocketing).

Last updated: 07 May 2021