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Crime and Safety in Mirfield

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Mirfield is among the top 20 most dangerous small towns in West Yorkshire, and is the 48th most dangerous overall out of West Yorkshire's 118 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Mirfield in 2021 was 80 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to West Yorkshire's overall crime rate, coming in 42% lower than the West Yorkshire rate of 113 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Mirfield is the 179th most dangerous small town, and the 1,108th most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In August 2021, Mirfield was the worst small town in West Yorkshire for other crime, with 7 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.35 per 1,000 inhabitants. December 2021 was also a bad month for Mirfield residents, when it was West Yorkshire's most dangerous small town for robbery, recording 4 crimes at a rate of 0.20 per 1,000 residents. Mirfield recorded 23 reports of shoplifting during November 2021, making its crime rate of 1.2 the worst small town for shoplifting in West Yorkshire that month.

The most common crimes in Mirfield are violence and sexual offences, with 712 offences during 2021, giving a crime rate of 36. This is 14% higher than 2020's figure of 612 offences and a difference of 5.01 from 2020's crime rate of 31. Mirfield's least common crime is bicycle theft, with 3 offences recorded in 2021, the same as 2020's figure of 3 crimes.

Mirfield 2022 Crime Scorecard

Top 20 Most Dangerous

Small Towns, West Yorkshire

22% lower, regional crime rate

Yorkshire and The Humber

4.2% higher, national crime rate

England, Wales & NI

Local Crime in Context

As of 2022, the crime rate in Mirfield is 22% lower than Yorkshire and The Humber and 4.2% higher than the England, Wales & Northern Ireland overall figure.

Mirfield Crime Rate Over Time

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Mirfield Crime Map

Incidents mapped in Mirfield 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 Mirfield

YearCrime Rate per
1,000 people
Total Crimes
2021801,591
2020671,330
2019681,349
2018681,350
2017541,077
2016511,009

Crime in Mirfield Compared To West Yorkshire

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Summary of Crimes in Mirfield This Year

 MirfieldWest Yorkshire 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour27313.6937,27115.98 17% safer
Bicycle Theft30.151,8150.78 420% safer
Burglary532.6611,8695.09 91% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson1788.9325,78711.06 24% safer
Drugs190.957,8663.37 255% safer
Other Crime432.166,2402.68 24% safer
Other Theft763.8117,2507.40 94% safer
Possession of Weapons160.802,1340.91 14% safer
Public Order28014.0437,73016.18 15% safer
Robbery50.252,2520.97 288% safer
Shoplifting1296.4712,8335.50 15% more dangerous
Theft From the Person30.152,2220.95 533% safer
Vehicle Crime743.7113,2225.67 53% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences71235.70122,10552.35 47% safer

Mirfield Compared to Nearby Small Towns)

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Yeadon1,37674.487% safer
Bingley1,66674.877% safer
Baildon1,28177.023.6% safer
Ossett1,70477.443.0% safer
Hebden Royd74077.473.0% safer
Mirfield1,59179.78-
Horbury91086.127% more dangerous
Rothwell1,70588.6910% more dangerous
Liversedge1,64891.0912% more dangerous
Normanton2,02593.5315% more dangerous
Elland1,53794.5616% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Mirfield

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Recent Crimes in Mirfield

DateCrime TypeLocationOutcome
April 2022BurglaryOn or near Huddleston CourtInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Uplands DriveInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Woodsome AvenueInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022BurglaryOn or near Huddersfield RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Public orderOn or near Boathouse LaneInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Chiltern DriveUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Chadwick LaneInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Public orderOn or near Sports/Recreation AreaInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near SouthwayUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Other theftOn or near Back LaneInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near North StreetInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Northway CrescentInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022ShopliftingOn or near King StreetInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Sports/Recreation AreaInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022BurglaryOn or near Cross Bank StreetInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Parkfield AvenueInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022BurglaryOn or near Huddleston CourtInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022BurglaryOn or near Granny LaneInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Public orderOn or near The CloughInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Brewery WharfInvestigation complete; no suspect identified

Mirfield Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2018201920202021Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour16152114 Safer
Bicycle Theft0.300.100.150.15 Safer
Burglary973.82.7 Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson8889 Getting worse
Drugs0.550.951.10.95 Getting worse
Other Crime1.62.02.22.2 Getting worse
Other Theft4.54.43.53.8 Safer
Possession of Weapons0.500.550.400.80 Getting worse
Public Order67914 Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.550.700.300.25 Safer
Shoplifting2.164.06 Getting worse
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.250.350.100.15 Safer
Vehicle Crime74.23.33.7 Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences27273136 Getting 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 2021.

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
Barnet67.0819% safer
Mirfield79.78-
Croydon82.483.3% more dangerous
Sheffield90.0511% more dangerous
Bristol90.5212% more dangerous
Coventry102.2422% more dangerous
Leicester111.5929% more dangerous
Liverpool123.0635% more dangerous
Birmingham129.6438% more dangerous
Bradford132.2840% more dangerous
Leeds150.9447% more dangerous

Crime in Mirfield's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Battyeford57487First
Mirfield Central & Hopton57182Second
Northorpe & Crossley46372Third

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.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour+29%-37%+89%+41%+38%+45%-27%+179%+94%+100%
Bicycle Theft------+100%---
Burglary-7%-57%-44%-56%-75%-70%-43%+17%-50%-33%
Criminal Damage and Arson-44%-60%-15%+18%+8%+180%+45%-+27%+100%
Drugs-33%-50%--33%-----67%-
Other Crime+200%-67%-20%+100%+200%-50%+50%+100%-78%-33%
Other Theft+38%-71%-50%--38%-17%-67%--14%-45%
Possession of Weapons----------
Public Order-36%-43%+30%-47%+100%+114%+50%+100%+100%+133%
Robbery----------
Shoplifting+300%-43%+17%-43%-92%-17%-64%-75%-67%+38%
Theft From the Person-----50%-----
Vehicle Crime-29%+75%-86%-40%-94%-50%-+40%+120%+100%
Violence and Sexual Offences-22%+16%+97%-20%+63%+33%+4%+43%-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 most dangerous small town 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 bicycle theft.

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