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Crime and Safety in South Elmsall

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South Elmsall is among the top 10 most dangerous small 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 South Elmsall in 2021 was 111 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to West Yorkshire's overall crime rate, coming in 1.4% lower than the West Yorkshire rate of 113 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, South Elmsall is the 52nd most dangerous small town, and the 432nd most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In October 2021, South Elmsall was the worst small town in West Yorkshire for robbery, with 3 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.40 per 1,000 inhabitants. June 2015 was also a bad month for South Elmsall residents, when it was West Yorkshire's most dangerous small town for shoplifting, recording 13 crimes at a rate of 1.7 per 1,000 residents.

The most common crimes in South Elmsall are violence and sexual offences, with 378 offences during 2021, giving a crime rate of 50. This is 2.9% higher than 2020's figure of 367 offences and a difference of 1.46 from 2020's crime rate of 49. South Elmsall's least common crime is bicycle theft, with 1 offence recorded in 2021, a decrease of 500% from 2020's figure of 6 crimes.

South Elmsall 2022 Crime Scorecard

Top 10 Most Dangerous

Small Towns, West Yorkshire

13% higher, regional crime rate

Yorkshire and The Humber

31% higher, national crime rate

England, Wales & NI

Local Crime in Context

As of 2022, the crime rate in South Elmsall is 13% higher than Yorkshire and The Humber and 31% higher than the England, Wales & Northern Ireland overall figure.

South Elmsall Crime Rate Over Time

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South Elmsall Crime Map

Incidents mapped in South Elmsall 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 South Elmsall

YearCrime Rate per
1,000 people
Total Crimes
2021111837
2020116871
2019105788
2018100755
201796725
201691686

Crime in South Elmsall Compared To West Yorkshire

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Summary of Crimes in South Elmsall This Year

 South ElmsallWest Yorkshire 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour8411.1737,27115.98 43% safer
Bicycle Theft10.131,8150.78 500% safer
Burglary324.2611,8695.09 19% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson729.5825,78711.06 15% safer
Drugs233.067,8663.37 10% safer
Other Crime212.796,2402.68 3.9% more dangerous
Other Theft435.7217,2507.40 29% safer
Possession of Weapons30.402,1340.91 128% safer
Public Order11615.4337,73016.18 4.9% safer
Robbery70.932,2520.97 4.3% safer
Shoplifting9612.7712,8335.50 57% more dangerous
Theft From the Person40.532,2220.95 79% safer
Vehicle Crime415.4513,2225.67 4.0% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences37850.27122,10552.35 4.1% safer

South Elmsall Compared to Nearby Small Towns)

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Normanton2,02593.5319% safer
Elland1,53794.5618% safer
Todmorden1,56597.6114% safer
Featherstone1,814104.626% safer
Clayton927110.280.94% safer
South Elmsall837111.32-
South Kirkby and Moorthorpe1,383119.097% more dangerous
Hemsworth1,718121.538% more dangerous
Heckmondwike1,645130.6415% more dangerous
Cleckheaton1,520135.0418% more dangerous
Knottingley1,899136.1118% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in South Elmsall

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Recent Crimes in South Elmsall

DateCrime TypeLocationOutcome
April 2022ShopliftingOn or near Dearne StreetInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Coal Pit LaneInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Public orderOn or near HillfoldInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Walnut StreetInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Albany StreetInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Church StreetUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Valley StreetInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Hebble WayUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Chapel LaneInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Palmer'S AvenueInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022BurglaryOn or near Victor StreetInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Langthwaite LaneInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Albany StreetInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Other theftOn or near BroadwayInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Other theftOn or near Chestnut StreetInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Ivy TerraceUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022ShopliftingOn or near Dearne StreetInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022BurglaryOn or near Priory EstateUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Other theftOn or near West StreetInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Lancelot CourtInvestigation complete; no suspect identified

South Elmsall Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2018201920202021Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour22182211 Safer
Bicycle Theft0.270.130.800.13 Safer
Burglary54.954.3 Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson14111310 Safer
Drugs2.01.62.73.1 Getting worse
Other Crime1.71.63.72.8 Getting worse
Other Theft8766 Safer
Possession of Weapons0.930.530.800.40 Safer
Public Order1091715 Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.660.930.530.93 Getting worse
Shoplifting5111013 Getting worse
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)1.10.270.270.53 Safer
Vehicle Crime7965 Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences43484950 Getting worse

Changes In South Elmsall's Crime Rates Over Time

Comparing South Elmsall to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Barnet67.0866% safer
Croydon82.4835% safer
Sheffield90.0524% safer
Bristol90.5223% safer
Coventry102.249% safer
South Elmsall111.32-
Leicester111.590.24% more dangerous
Liverpool123.0610% more dangerous
Birmingham129.6414% more dangerous
Bradford132.2816% more dangerous
Leeds150.9426% more dangerous

Crime in South Elmsall's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
South Elmsall819112First

Crime in South Elmsall During Coronavirus Lockdowns

Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in South Elmsall change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in August, when South Elmsall saw a 600% increase in shoplifting. South Elmsall saw a large fall in vehicle crime during April, when it fell by 88% compared to April in 2019.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour+50%-64%+300%+240%+67%-43%+83%-29%-28%+36%
Bicycle Theft----------
Burglary-67%+200%+233%-17%--67%+100%-67%+100%-
Criminal Damage and Arson-38%+143%+100%+67%-14%-14%+14%+50%-20%-8%
Drugs+100%--50%--+100%--+200%+100%
Other Crime+33%---+100%-----
Other Theft+300%-60%-75%--17%+200%---29%-33%
Possession of Weapons-----50%-----
Public Order+100%+50%-27%+300%+100%+317%+71%+250%+29%-20%
Shoplifting+100%--14%+22%-38%+600%-50%-56%-60%-33%
Vehicle Crime-40%-88%-80%-29%-14%+20%-+67%-63%+20%
Violence and Sexual Offences+81%+6%+44%-9%-28%+9%-27%+37%+38%-32%

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in South Elmsall

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

How dangerous is South Elmsall?
South Elmsall is among the top 10 most dangerous small towns in West Yorkshire.

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

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

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