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Crime and Safety in Pudsey, West Yorkshire

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Pudsey is among the top 5 safest medium-sized towns in West Yorkshire, and is the 41st most dangerous overall out of West Yorkshire's 118 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Pudsey in 2021 was 85 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to West Yorkshire's overall crime rate, coming in 33% lower than the West Yorkshire rate of 113 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Pudsey is the 80th most dangerous medium-sized town, and the 930th most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In November 2021, Pudsey was the worst medium-sized town in West Yorkshire for burglary, with 24 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.71 per 1,000 inhabitants. February 2021 was also a bad month for Pudsey residents, when it was West Yorkshire's most dangerous medium-sized town for possession of weapons, recording 3 crimes at a rate of 0.09 per 1,000 residents. Pudsey recorded 7 reports of robbery during October 2021, making its crime rate of 0.21 the worst medium-sized town for robbery in West Yorkshire that month.

The most common crimes in Pudsey are violence and sexual offences, with 1,168 offences during 2021, giving a crime rate of 35. This is 18% higher than 2020's figure of 962 offences and a difference of 6.10 from 2020's crime rate of 28. Pudsey's least common crime is bicycle theft, with 7 offences recorded in 2021, a decrease of 71% from 2020's figure of 12 crimes.

Pudsey 2022 Crime Scorecard

Top 5 Safest

Medium-Sized Towns, West Yorkshire

14% lower, regional crime rate

Yorkshire and The Humber

10% higher, national crime rate

England, Wales & NI

Local Crime in Context

As of 2022, the crime rate in Pudsey is 14% lower than Yorkshire and The Humber and 10% higher than the England, Wales & Northern Ireland overall figure.

Pudsey Crime Rate Over Time

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Incidents mapped in Pudsey 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 Pudsey

YearCrime Rate per
1,000 people
Total Crimes
2021852,873
2020722,447
2019832,795
2018872,942
2017752,545
2016702,360

Crime in Pudsey Compared To West Yorkshire

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Summary of Crimes in Pudsey This Year

 PudseyWest Yorkshire 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour45513.4837,27115.98 19% safer
Bicycle Theft70.211,8150.78 271% safer
Burglary2286.7511,8695.09 25% more dangerous
Criminal Damage and Arson2627.7625,78711.06 43% safer
Drugs802.377,8663.37 42% safer
Other Crime782.316,2402.68 16% safer
Other Theft1775.2417,2507.40 41% safer
Possession of Weapons230.682,1340.91 34% safer
Public Order36510.8137,73016.18 50% safer
Robbery180.532,2520.97 83% safer
Shoplifting2176.4312,8335.50 14% more dangerous
Theft From the Person90.272,2220.95 252% safer
Vehicle Crime2417.1413,2225.67 21% more dangerous
Violence and Sexual Offences1,16834.59122,10552.35 51% safer

Pudsey Compared to Nearby Medium-Sized Towns)

Medium-Sized TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Kirkburton1,23147.1481% safer
Holme Valley1,37850.0970% safer
Brighouse2,69479.537% safer
Pudsey2,87385.09-
Shipley3,361116.7927% more dangerous
Pontefract3,624118.6628% more dangerous
Keighley7,657135.4537% more dangerous
Morley4,365142.5440% more dangerous
Castleford6,218144.7141% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Pudsey

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Recent Crimes in Pudsey

DateCrime TypeLocationOutcome
April 2022Public orderOn or near Clifton RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Fairfield AvenueUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Rockwood Hill CourtInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Womersley PlaceInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Other crimeOn or near Beech LeesInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Providence StreetInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Moorland CrescentUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022BurglaryOn or near Farfield AvenueInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near SupermarketInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Sunnyridge AvenueUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Back Somerset RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Other theftOn or near B6155Investigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Public orderOn or near Low Bank StreetInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Daleside GroveUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Melbourne StreetInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Old MarshUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Clifton RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Bicycle theftOn or near Westdale GroveInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Woodhall Park DriveUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Parking AreaUnable to prosecute suspect

Pudsey Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2018201920202021Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour15161713 Safer
Bicycle Theft0.560.410.360.21 Safer
Burglary10977 Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson9868 Safer
Drugs0.981.71.62.4 Getting worse
Other Crime2.02.01.82.3 Getting worse
Other Theft774.85 Safer
Possession of Weapons0.440.360.830.68 Getting worse
Public Order77811 Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.620.800.710.53 Safer
Shoplifting10866 Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.560.470.410.27 Safer
Vehicle Crime10867 Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences28292835 Getting 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 2021.

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
Barnet67.0827% safer
Croydon82.483.2% safer
Pudsey85.09-
Sheffield90.056% more dangerous
Bristol90.526% more dangerous
Coventry102.2417% more dangerous
Leicester111.5924% more dangerous
Liverpool123.0631% more dangerous
Birmingham129.6434% more dangerous
Bradford132.2836% more dangerous
Leeds150.9444% more dangerous

Crime in Pudsey's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Farsley South, Stanningley & Pudsey North West904122First
New Pudsey55581Third
Pudsey South East750104Second

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 among the top 5 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.

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