Normanton Crime Overview

Normanton is among the top 10 most dangerous small towns in West Yorkshire, and is the 24th most dangerous overall out of West Yorkshire's 121 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Normanton in 2020 was 99 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to West Yorkshire's overall crime rate, coming in 5% lower than the West Yorkshire rate of 104 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Normanton is the 62nd most dangerous small town, and the 516th most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In December 2020, Normanton was the worst small town in West Yorkshire for criminal damage and arson, with 21 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.97 per 1,000 inhabitants. December 2020 was also a bad month for Normanton residents, when it was West Yorkshire's most dangerous small town for other crime, recording 11 crimes at a rate of 0.51 per 1,000 residents. Normanton recorded 25 reports of public order during October 2020, making its crime rate of 1.2 the worst small town for public order in West Yorkshire that month.

The most common crimes in Normanton are violence and sexual offences, with 949 offences during 2020, giving a crime rate of 44. This is 6% higher than 2019's figure of 896 offences and a difference of 2.44 from 2019's crime rate of 41. Normanton's least common crime is theft from the person, with 6 offences recorded in 2020, a decrease of 50% from 2019's figure of 9 crimes.

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Crime in Normanton Compared To West Yorkshire

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Summary of Crimes in Normanton This Year

 NormantonWest Yorkshire 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour46821.6248,24020.684.3% more dangerous
Bicycle Theft90.421,7620.7681% safer
Burglary1396.4215,1026.470.78% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson29413.5825,48710.9320% more dangerous
Drugs351.628,3433.58121% safer
Other Crime582.686,6132.846% safer
Other Theft1316.0516,3707.0216% safer
Possession of Weapons100.462,1200.9198% safer
Public Order26712.3330,32813.005% safer
Robbery130.602,4431.0575% safer
Shoplifting984.5311,6474.9910% safer
Theft From the Person60.282,0400.87211% safer
Vehicle Crime1326.1013,6605.863.9% more dangerous
Violence and Sexual Offences94943.83107,15745.944.8% safer

Normanton Compared to Nearby Small Towns

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Yeadon1,38975.1832% safer
Baildon1,33680.3323% safer
Todmorden1,42789.0011% safer
Liversedge1,61489.2111% safer
Elland1,45389.3911% safer
Heckmondwike1,343106.667% more dangerous
South Kirkby and Moorthorpe1,269109.279% more dangerous
Hemsworth1,592112.6212% more dangerous
Cleckheaton1,271112.9212% more dangerous
Featherstone1,980114.1913% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Normanton

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Normanton Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Anti-Social Behaviour24222022Safer
Bicycle Theft0.881.00.830.42Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson12131014Getting worse
Drugs0.741.10.971.6Getting worse
Other Crime1. worse
Other Theft7866Safer
Possession of Weapons0.320.420.550.46Getting worse
Public Order8111212Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.090.510.970.60Getting worse
Shoplifting2.463.74.5Getting worse
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.280.460.420.28Safer
Vehicle Crime10896Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences27414144Getting worse

Changes In Normanton's Crime Rates Over Time

Offences in Normanton's Green Spaces

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

NameASBDrugsPublic OrderRobberyVSOAll OthersCrimes per Hectare
Smirthwaite Recreation Ground----425

Comparing Normanton to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Barnet67.7146% safer
Coventry77.4128% safer
Croydon83.2219% safer
Sheffield85.8115% safer
Bristol86.2115% safer
Leicester97.441.5% safer
Birmingham102.873.9% more dangerous
Liverpool107.288% more dangerous
Bradford133.0226% more dangerous
Leeds137.1028% more dangerous

Crime in Normanton's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Normanton East65289First

Crime in Normanton During Coronavirus Lockdowns

Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Normanton change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in December, when Normanton saw a 700% increase in shoplifting. Normanton saw a large fall in other crime during April, when it fell by 75% compared to April in 2019. Vehicle Crime saw a fall in every month of Normanton's lockdown.

Anti-Social Behaviour-19%-13%-26%+45%+22%+6%+61%+31%+44%+71%
Bicycle Theft---+50%------
Criminal Damage and Arson+83%+28%+37%-5%-33%+55%+129%-6%+10%+24%
Other Crime+200%-75%+200%-20%+67%+40%+400%+33%+50%+57%
Other Theft-10%-27%+13%-38%-15%+15%+83%-64%-31%-14%
Possession of Weapons---50%--+100%-33%---
Public Order+6%+18%--20%-14%-23%+81%+25%+33%+44%
Theft From the Person-50%--+100%------
Vehicle Crime-35%-13%-38%+50%-27%-7%-63%-73%-73%-53%
Violence and Sexual Offences+15%+9%-30%-24%+52%+15%+38%+13%+3%+9%

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in Normanton

What police force serves Normanton?
Normanton's local territorial police force is the West Yorkshire Police.
How dangerous is Normanton?
Normanton is among the top 10 most dangerous small towns in West Yorkshire.
What is Normanton's most common crime?
The most common crimes in Normanton are violence and sexual offences.
What is the least common crime in Normanton?
Normanton's least common crime is theft from the person (inc. pickpocketing).

Last updated: 07 May 2021