Silsden Crime Overview

Silsden is among the top 10 safest small towns in West Yorkshire, and is the 42nd safest overall out of West Yorkshire's 121 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Silsden in 2020 was 51 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to West Yorkshire's overall crime rate, coming in 104% lower than the West Yorkshire rate of 104 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Silsden is the 414th safest small town, and the 2,925th most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In April 2017, Silsden was the worst small town in West Yorkshire for vehicle crime, with 30 crimes reported and a crime rate of 3.6 per 1,000 inhabitants. December 2015 was also a bad month for Silsden residents, when it was West Yorkshire's most dangerous small town for possession of weapons, recording 2 crimes at a rate of 0.24 per 1,000 residents.

The most common crimes in Silsden are violence and sexual offences, with 224 offences during 2020, giving a crime rate of 27. This is 17% higher than 2019's figure of 185 offences and a difference of 4.67 from 2019's crime rate of 22. Silsden's least common crime is bicycle theft, with 1 offence recorded in 2020, a decrease of 100% from 2019's figure of 2 crimes.

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Crime in Silsden Compared To West Yorkshire

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Summary of Crimes in Silsden This Year

 SilsdenWest Yorkshire 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour516.1048,24020.68239% safer
Bicycle Theft10.121,7620.76533% safer
Burglary384.5515,1026.4742% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson394.6725,48710.93134% safer
Drugs50.608,3433.58497% safer
Other Crime80.966,6132.84196% safer
Other Theft283.3516,3707.02110% safer
Possession of Weapons20.242,1200.91279% safer
Public Order455.3830,32813.00142% safer
Robbery20.242,4431.05338% safer
Shoplifting70.8411,6474.99494% safer
Theft From the Person20.242,0400.87262% safer
Vehicle Crime263.1113,6605.8688% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences22426.80107,15745.9471% safer

Silsden Compared to Nearby Small Towns

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Crigglestone40541.3624% safer
Denby Dale71742.8919% safer
Ackworth37847.557% safer
Clayton40247.827% safer
Ilkley73349.493.2% safer
Silsden42751.09-
Garforth73951.090% safer
Otley70651.230.27% more dangerous
Kippax56059.5114% more dangerous
Trident1,28161.1917% more dangerous
Meltham54861.2217% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Silsden

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Silsden Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2017201820192020Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour8566Safer
Bicycle Theft0.240.360.240.12Safer
Burglary7864.6Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson3.7654.7Safer
Drugs0.240.480.480.60Getting worse
Other Crime0.481.31.70.96Safer
Other Theft4.84.42.93.4Safer
Possession of Weapons0.360.12-0.24No change
Public Order2.42.655Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)-0.240.240.24No change
Shoplifting3.01.74.20.84Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.120.480.240.24Safer
Vehicle Crime9663.1Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences17202227Getting worse

Changes In Silsden's Crime Rates Over Time

Comparing Silsden to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Silsden51.09-
Barnet67.7125% more dangerous
Coventry77.4134% more dangerous
Croydon83.2239% more dangerous
Sheffield85.8140% more dangerous
Bristol86.2141% more dangerous
Leicester97.4448% more dangerous
Birmingham102.8750% more dangerous
Liverpool107.2852% more dangerous
Bradford133.0262% more dangerous
Leeds137.1063% more dangerous

Crime in Silsden's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Steeton & Silsden81661First

Crime in Silsden During Coronavirus Lockdowns

Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Silsden change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in October, when Silsden saw a 325% increase in violence and sexual offences. Silsden saw a large fall in burglary during March, when it fell by 83% compared to March in 2019.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour-25%+17%-40%+100%-43%+75%+20%-57%-+100%
Burglary-83%-+67%--33%-50%-33%-40%-25%-
Criminal Damage and Arson-43%+300%-+100%+50%-50%-60%-+100%-50%
Drugs----------
Other Crime+100%----67%+100%----
Other Theft-67%-75%-75%-+100%+200%-+200%--
Public Order-+67%+50%+50%-63%-20%-25%-50%-60%-
Shoplifting-67%-75%----67%--33%--
Vehicle Crime-33%--50%----83%-67%--
Violence and Sexual Offences-5%+54%+100%-50%+60%-7%+31%+325%+14%-5%

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in Silsden

What police force serves Silsden?
Silsden's local territorial police force is the West Yorkshire Police.
How dangerous is Silsden?
Silsden is among the top 10 safest small towns in West Yorkshire.
What is Silsden's most common crime?
The most common crimes in Silsden are violence and sexual offences.
What is the least common crime in Silsden?
Silsden's least common crime is bicycle theft.

Last updated: 07 May 2021