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Crime and Safety in Normanton, West Yorkshire

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Normanton is among the top 20 most dangerous small towns in West Yorkshire, and is the 33rd most dangerous overall out of West Yorkshire's 118 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Normanton in 2021 was 94 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to West Yorkshire's overall crime rate, coming in 21% lower than the West Yorkshire rate of 113 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Normanton is the 104th most dangerous small town, and the 715th most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In October 2021, Normanton was the worst small town in West Yorkshire for bicycle theft, with 3 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.14 per 1,000 inhabitants. February 2021 was also a bad month for Normanton residents, when it was West Yorkshire's most dangerous small town for criminal damage and arson, recording 26 crimes at a rate of 1.2 per 1,000 residents. Normanton recorded 15 reports of other theft during August 2021, making its crime rate of 0.69 the worst small town for other theft in West Yorkshire that month.

The most common crimes in Normanton are violence and sexual offences, with 988 offences during 2021, giving a crime rate of 46. This is 3.9% higher than 2020's figure of 949 offences and a difference of 1.81 from 2020's crime rate of 44. Normanton's least common crimes are possession of weapons, with 9 offences recorded in 2021, a decrease of 11% from 2020's figure of 10 crimes.

Normanton 2022 Crime Scorecard

Top 20 Most Dangerous

Small Towns, West Yorkshire

3.7% lower, regional crime rate

Yorkshire and The Humber

18% higher, national crime rate

England, Wales & NI

Local Crime in Context

As of 2022, the crime rate in Normanton is 3.7% lower than Yorkshire and The Humber and 18% higher than the England, Wales & Northern Ireland overall figure.

Normanton Crime Rate Over Time

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Incidents mapped in Normanton 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 Normanton

YearCrime Rate per
1,000 people
Total Crimes
2021942,025
2020992,141
2019972,107
20181002,171
2017761,652
2016731,591

Crime in Normanton Compared To West Yorkshire

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Summary of Crimes in Normanton This Year

 NormantonWest Yorkshire 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour43520.0937,27115.98 20% more dangerous
Bicycle Theft150.691,8150.78 13% safer
Burglary713.2811,8695.09 55% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson25611.8225,78711.06 6% more dangerous
Drugs301.397,8663.37 142% safer
Other Crime442.036,2402.68 32% safer
Other Theft1245.7317,2507.40 29% safer
Possession of Weapons90.422,1340.91 117% safer
Public Order29713.7237,73016.18 18% safer
Robbery130.602,2520.97 62% safer
Shoplifting863.9712,8335.50 39% safer
Theft From the Person110.512,2220.95 86% safer
Vehicle Crime813.7413,2225.67 52% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences98845.64122,10552.35 15% safer

Normanton Compared to Nearby Small Towns)

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Hebden Royd74077.4721% safer
Mirfield1,59179.7817% safer
Horbury91086.129% safer
Rothwell1,70588.695% safer
Liversedge1,64891.092.7% safer
Normanton2,02593.53-
Elland1,53794.561.1% more dangerous
Todmorden1,56597.614.2% more dangerous
Featherstone1,814104.6211% more dangerous
Clayton927110.2815% more dangerous
South Elmsall837111.3216% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Normanton

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Recent Crimes in Normanton

DateCrime TypeLocationOutcome
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Bevan AvenueInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Henderson AvenueInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Public orderOn or near St Michaels GreenInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Hanby AvenueUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Bicycle theftOn or near Sycamore GroveInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Other theftOn or near Petrol StationInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Public orderOn or near Coronation StreetUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Public orderOn or near Favell AvenueInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Other theftOn or near Bevan AvenueUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Public orderOn or near Bridge StreetUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Public orderOn or near Sports/Recreation AreaInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Loscoe CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Eastfield GroveUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Other theftOn or near March StreetInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Other theftOn or near Market PlaceInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Ryedale PlaceUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Coronation StreetUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near KingswayUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Buckle LaneInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Public orderOn or near Temple GardensUnable to prosecute suspect

Normanton Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2018201920202021Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour22202220 Safer
Bicycle Theft1.00.830.420.69 Safer
Burglary8963.3 Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson13101412 Safer
Drugs1.10.971.61.4 Getting worse
Other Crime2.12.02.72.0No change
Other Theft8666 Safer
Possession of Weapons0.420.550.460.42 Safer
Public Order11121214 Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.510.970.600.60 Getting worse
Shoplifting63.74.54.0 Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.460.420.280.51 Getting worse
Vehicle Crime8963.7 Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences41414446 Getting 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 2021.

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

Comparing Normanton to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Barnet67.0839% safer
Croydon82.4813% safer
Sheffield90.053.9% safer
Bristol90.523.3% safer
Normanton93.53-
Coventry102.249% more dangerous
Leicester111.5916% more dangerous
Liverpool123.0624% more dangerous
Birmingham129.6428% more dangerous
Bradford132.2829% more dangerous
Leeds150.9438% more dangerous

Crime in Normanton's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Altofts27346Second
Normanton East67292First

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.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour-19%-13%-26%+45%+22%+6%+61%+31%+44%+71%
Bicycle Theft---+50%------
Burglary+11%-25%-36%-39%-29%+13%-50%-41%-32%-50%
Criminal Damage and Arson+83%+28%+37%-5%-33%+55%+129%-6%+10%+24%
Drugs+100%-+150%+150%-----+200%
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%
Robbery---67%-33%---+100%-50%-
Shoplifting-45%-+133%--20%+60%+13%+80%+300%+700%
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 20 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 crimes are possession of weapons.

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