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Crime and Safety in Shipley, West Yorkshire

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Shipley is among the top 5 most dangerous medium-sized towns in West Yorkshire, and is among the top 20 most dangerous overall out of West Yorkshire's 118 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Shipley in 2021 was 117 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares poorly to West Yorkshire's overall crime rate, coming in 3.3% higher than the West Yorkshire rate of 113 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Shipley is the 28th most dangerous medium-sized town, and the 370th most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In May 2021, Shipley was the worst medium-sized town in West Yorkshire for bicycle theft, with 3 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.10 per 1,000 inhabitants. August 2021 was also a bad month for Shipley residents, when it was West Yorkshire's most dangerous medium-sized town for robbery, recording 4 crimes at a rate of 0.14 per 1,000 residents. Shipley recorded 36 reports of burglary during December 2020, making its crime rate of 1.2 the worst medium-sized town for burglary in West Yorkshire that month.

The most common crimes in Shipley are violence and sexual offences, with 1,606 offences during 2021, giving a crime rate of 56. This is 11% higher than 2020's figure of 1,425 offences and a difference of 6.28 from 2020's crime rate of 50. Shipley's least common crime is bicycle theft, with 20 offences recorded in 2021, a decrease of 45% from 2020's figure of 29 crimes.

Shipley 2022 Crime Scorecard

Top 5 Most Dangerous

Medium-Sized Towns, West Yorkshire

17% higher, regional crime rate

Yorkshire and The Humber

35% higher, national crime rate

England, Wales & NI

Local Crime in Context

As of 2022, the crime rate in Shipley is 17% higher than Yorkshire and The Humber and 35% higher than the England, Wales & Northern Ireland overall figure.

Shipley Crime Rate Over Time

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Last updated: 02 Jun, 2022

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Historical Crime Rates for Shipley

YearCrime Rate per
1,000 people
Total Crimes
20211173,361
20201193,436
20191313,758
20181233,540
20171143,284
2016862,474

Crime in Shipley Compared To West Yorkshire

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Summary of Crimes in Shipley This Year

 ShipleyWest Yorkshire 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour55219.1837,27115.98 17% more dangerous
Bicycle Theft200.691,8150.78 13% safer
Burglary2037.0511,8695.09 28% more dangerous
Criminal Damage and Arson33011.4725,78711.06 3.6% more dangerous
Drugs963.347,8663.37 0.90% safer
Other Crime692.406,2402.68 12% safer
Other Theft1916.6417,2507.40 11% safer
Possession of Weapons210.732,1340.91 25% safer
Public Order53018.4237,73016.18 12% more dangerous
Robbery291.012,2520.97 4.0% more dangerous
Shoplifting983.4112,8335.50 61% safer
Theft From the Person210.732,2220.95 30% safer
Vehicle Crime1475.1113,2225.67 11% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences1,60655.80122,10552.35 6% more dangerous

Shipley Compared to Nearby Medium-Sized Towns)

Medium-Sized TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Kirkburton1,23147.14148% safer
Holme Valley1,37850.09133% safer
Brighouse2,69479.5347% safer
Pudsey2,87385.0937% safer
Shipley3,361116.79-
Pontefract3,624118.661.6% more dangerous
Keighley7,657135.4514% more dangerous
Morley4,365142.5418% more dangerous
Castleford6,218144.7119% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Shipley

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Recent Crimes in Shipley

DateCrime TypeLocationOutcome
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Parking AreaInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Leeds RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Central AvenueInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Other theftOn or near Dockfield RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Victoria RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Public orderOn or near The HoltUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Marion DriveInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Possession of weaponsOn or near Red Beck ValeUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022BurglaryOn or near Wycliffe GardensInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Other theftOn or near Norman StreetUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Bank StreetInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Public orderOn or near Back Baker StreetInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Public orderOn or near Alexandra RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Public orderOn or near Hall LaneUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Nab Wood GardensInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Sports/Recreation AreaUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Other theftOn or near Sports/Recreation AreaInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Shopping AreaUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Public orderOn or near Central AvenueInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Theft from the personOn or near Beamsley RoadUnable to prosecute suspect

Shipley Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2018201920202021Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour22222319 Safer
Bicycle Theft0.970.631.00.69 Safer
Burglary1513117 Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson13141411 Safer
Drugs2.02.03.83.3 Getting worse
Other Crime3.53.53.22.4 Safer
Other Theft111177 Safer
Possession of Weapons0.971.11.20.73 Safer
Public Order13171718 Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)1.31.60.871.0 Safer
Shoplifting7653.4 Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.971.30.730.73 Safer
Vehicle Crime10965 Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences45515056 Getting worse

Changes In Shipley's Crime Rates Over Time

Comparing Shipley to the UK's Major Cities

Medium-Sized TownCrime RateRate Difference
Barnet67.0874% safer
Croydon82.4842% safer
Sheffield90.0530% safer
Bristol90.5229% safer
Coventry102.2414% safer
Leicester111.594.7% safer
Shipley116.79-
Liverpool123.065% more dangerous
Birmingham129.6410% more dangerous
Bradford132.2812% more dangerous
Leeds150.9423% more dangerous

Crime in Shipley's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Frizinghall & Heaton Grove69992Third
Saltaire & Baildon West79790Fourth
Shipley Town1,495203First
Windhill993130Second

Shipley Neighbourhood Crime Breakdown

Crime TypeSafest NeighbourhoodMost Dangerous Neighbourhood
Anti-Social BehaviourSaltaire & Baildon West (115)Shipley Town (229)
Bicycle TheftWindhill (1)Shipley Town (9)
BurglaryFrizinghall & Heaton Grove (33)Windhill (87)
Criminal Damage and ArsonFrizinghall & Heaton Grove (64)Shipley Town (130)
DrugsWindhill (17)Shipley Town (47)
Other CrimeSaltaire & Baildon West (20)Shipley Town (30)
Other TheftWindhill (43)Shipley Town (80)
Possession of WeaponsFrizinghall & Heaton Grove (4)Shipley Town (9)
Public OrderFrizinghall & Heaton Grove (88)Shipley Town (261)
Robbery (inc. mugging)Saltaire & Baildon West (2)Shipley Town (14)
ShopliftingFrizinghall & Heaton Grove (2)Shipley Town (74)
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)Frizinghall & Heaton Grove (2)Shipley Town (13)
Vehicle CrimeFrizinghall & Heaton Grove (24)Windhill (68)
Violence and Sexual OffencesSaltaire & Baildon West (348)Shipley Town (702)

Crime in Shipley During Coronavirus Lockdowns

Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Shipley change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in March, when Shipley saw a 500% increase in bicycle theft. Shipley saw a large fall in theft from the person during October, when it fell by 80% compared to October in 2019. Rates of other theft and vehicle crime both fell year-on-year for every month during Shipley's lockdown.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour+39%-12%+40%+2%-1%-20%+30%-15%-25%-16%
Bicycle Theft+500%+200%+300%+100%-+200%-75%--75%-
Burglary-10%-16%-47%-57%-34%-24%-39%-39%-21%-23%
Criminal Damage and Arson+3%+17%+7%-22%-25%+7%-31%-26%-14%-33%
Drugs+100%+300%+83%+100%+450%+83%-+140%+10%+43%
Other Crime-33%+167%+200%--8%-+20%-50%-60%-55%
Other Theft-63%+10%-27%-4%-33%-29%-38%-17%-33%-48%
Possession of Weapons-67%--20%+50%+400%-67%+500%-25%--
Public Order+67%-7%-5%+24%-6%+119%+2%-25%-12%-40%
Robbery-75%--+50%+50%-67%-60%-50%-50%-43%
Shoplifting-24%-50%-35%-56%+123%-64%-35%-50%+10%+100%
Theft From the Person-33%-75%---60%--33%-80%+50%-
Vehicle Crime+14%-55%-50%-41%-71%-63%-50%-45%-41%-39%
Violence and Sexual Offences+17%-7%-5%-14%-16%-18%+7%-20%+2%-4%

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in Shipley

What police force serves Shipley?
Shipley's local territorial police force is the West Yorkshire Police.

How dangerous is Shipley?
Shipley is among the top 5 most dangerous medium-sized town in West Yorkshire.

What is Shipley's most common crime?
The most common crimes in Shipley are violence and sexual offences.

What is the least common crime in Shipley?
Shipley's least common crime is bicycle theft.

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