Pudsey Crime Overview

Pudsey is the third safest medium-sized town in West Yorkshire, and is the 46th most dangerous overall out of West Yorkshire's 121 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Pudsey in 2020 was 72 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to West Yorkshire's overall crime rate, coming in 44% lower than the West Yorkshire rate of 104 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Pudsey is the 100th most dangerous medium-sized town, and the 1,306th most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In September 2020, Pudsey was the worst medium-sized town in West Yorkshire for bicycle theft, with 3 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.09 per 1,000 inhabitants. November 2020 was also a bad month for Pudsey residents, when it was West Yorkshire's most dangerous medium-sized town for burglary, recording 42 crimes at a rate of 1.2 per 1,000 residents. Pudsey recorded 9 reports of possession of weapons during October 2020, making its crime rate of 0.27 the worst medium-sized town for possession of weapons in West Yorkshire that month.

The most common crimes in Pudsey are violence and sexual offences, with 962 offences during 2020, giving a crime rate of 28. This is 2.9% lower than 2019's figure of 990 offences and a difference of 0.83 from 2019's crime rate of 29. Pudsey's least common crime is bicycle theft, with 12 offences recorded in 2020, a decrease of 17% from 2019's figure of 14 crimes.

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Crime in Pudsey Compared To West Yorkshire

Summary of Crimes in Pudsey This Year

 PudseyWest Yorkshire 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour57216.9448,24020.6822% safer
Bicycle Theft120.361,7620.76111% safer
Burglary2477.3215,1026.4712% more dangerous
Criminal Damage and Arson2186.4625,48710.9369% safer
Drugs551.638,3433.58120% safer
Other Crime601.786,6132.8460% safer
Other Theft1634.8316,3707.0245% safer
Possession of Weapons280.832,1200.9110% safer
Public Order2818.3230,32813.0056% safer
Robbery240.712,4431.0548% safer
Shoplifting1935.7211,6474.9913% more dangerous
Theft From the Person140.412,0400.87112% safer
Vehicle Crime1905.6313,6605.864.1% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences96228.49107,15745.9461% safer

Pudsey Compared to Nearby Medium-Sized Towns

Medium-Sized TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Kirkburton82531.59129% safer
Holme Valley1,43252.0539% safer
Pudsey2,44772.47-
Brighouse2,66878.768% more dangerous
Pontefract3,076100.7128% more dangerous
Morley3,178103.7730% more dangerous
Castleford5,173120.3940% more dangerous
Keighley6,835120.9140% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Pudsey

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Pudsey Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2017201820192020Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour20151617Getting worse
Bicycle Theft0.770.560.410.36Safer
Burglary111097Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson10986Safer
Drugs0.770.981.71.6Getting worse
Other Crime1.72.02.01.8Safer
Other Theft8774.8Safer
Possession of Weapons0.300.440.360.83Getting worse
Public Order4.4778Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.440.620.800.71Getting worse
Shoplifting71086Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.650.560.470.41Safer
Vehicle Crime111086Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences19282928Getting worse

Changes In Pudsey's Crime Rates Over Time

Offences in Pudsey's Green Spaces

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

NameASBDrugsPublic OrderRobberyVSOAll OthersCrimes per Hectare
Pudsey St Lawrence Cricket Club2---102.3
Queen's Park1521-833.8

Comparing Pudsey to the UK's Major Cities

Medium-Sized TownCrime RateRate Difference
Barnet67.717% safer
Pudsey72.47-
Coventry77.416% more dangerous
Croydon83.2213% more dangerous
Sheffield85.8116% more dangerous
Bristol86.2116% more dangerous
Leicester97.4426% more dangerous
Birmingham102.8730% more dangerous
Liverpool107.2832% more dangerous
Bradford133.0246% more dangerous
Leeds137.1047% more dangerous

Crime in Pudsey's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Farsley South, Stanningley & Pudsey North West754102First
New Pudsey50574Third
Pudsey South East68094Second

Crime in Pudsey During Coronavirus Lockdowns

Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Pudsey change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in March, when Pudsey saw a 500% increase in drugs. Pudsey saw a large fall in burglary during April, when it fell by 90% compared to April in 2019. Other Theft saw a fall in every month of Pudsey's lockdown.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour+63%+6%+70%+103%-22%+9%-2%-31%-11%+5%
Bicycle Theft-+100%----50%+200%---
Burglary-70%-90%-61%-80%-43%+37%+33%-7%+121%+70%
Criminal Damage and Arson+64%-30%-21%-62%+6%-28%-30%-37%-35%+28%
Drugs+500%-+100%+25%-78%-43%+33%+40%-57%+100%
Other Crime+33%-+133%+67%-63%-20%--17%-58%-75%
Other Theft-26%-62%-53%-57%-25%-40%-52%-43%+18%-8%
Possession of Weapons--------+200%+200%
Public Order+59%-+10%+5%-12%+27%+56%+8%-9%+118%
Robbery-50%+100%-75%+100%--50%+300%--50%+200%
Shoplifting-48%-54%-55%-32%-42%+44%-45%-18%-48%-
Theft From the Person+100%--+100%------
Vehicle Crime-8%-68%-48%+5%-21%-59%+33%-63%-48%-35%
Violence and Sexual Offences+12%-29%+1%-5%-8%-3%+3%+10%-13%-1%

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in Pudsey

What police force serves Pudsey?
Pudsey's local territorial police force is the West Yorkshire Police.
How dangerous is Pudsey?
Pudsey is the third safest medium-sized town in West Yorkshire.
What is Pudsey's most common crime?
The most common crimes in Pudsey are violence and sexual offences.
What is the least common crime in Pudsey?
Pudsey's least common crime is bicycle theft.

Last updated: 07 May 2021