Todmorden Crime Overview

Todmorden is among the top 20 most dangerous small towns in West Yorkshire, and is the 32nd most dangerous overall out of West Yorkshire's 121 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Todmorden in 2020 was 89 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to West Yorkshire's overall crime rate, coming in 17% lower than the West Yorkshire rate of 104 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Todmorden is the 86th most dangerous small town, and the 729th most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In April 2020, Todmorden was the worst small town in West Yorkshire for other theft, with 19 crimes reported and a crime rate of 1.2 per 1,000 inhabitants. November 2020 was also a bad month for Todmorden residents, when it was West Yorkshire's most dangerous small town for robbery, recording 3 crimes at a rate of 0.19 per 1,000 residents. Todmorden recorded 98 reports of violence and sexual offences during August 2020, making its crime rate of 6 the worst small town for violence and sexual offences in West Yorkshire that month.

The most common crimes in Todmorden are violence and sexual offences, with 725 offences during 2020, giving a crime rate of 45. This is 12% higher than 2019's figure of 640 offences and a difference of 5.30 from 2019's crime rate of 40. Todmorden's least common crime is bicycle theft, with 10 offences recorded in 2020, a decrease of 40% from 2019's figure of 14 crimes.

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Crime in Todmorden Compared To West Yorkshire

Summary of Crimes in Todmorden This Year

 TodmordenWest Yorkshire 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour26116.2848,24020.6827% safer
Bicycle Theft100.621,7620.7623% safer
Burglary674.1815,1026.4755% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson16210.1025,48710.938% safer
Drugs211.318,3433.58173% safer
Other Crime342.126,6132.8434% safer
Other Theft1066.6116,3707.026% safer
Possession of Weapons120.752,1200.9121% safer
Public Order16310.1730,32813.0028% safer
Robbery130.812,4431.0530% safer
Shoplifting392.4311,6474.99105% safer
Theft From the Person100.622,0400.8740% safer
Vehicle Crime654.0513,6605.8645% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences72545.22107,15745.941.6% safer

Todmorden Compared to Nearby Small Towns

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Rothwell1,34169.7528% safer
Hebden Royd68271.4025% safer
Wetherby79072.2823% safer
Yeadon1,38975.1818% safer
Baildon1,33680.3311% safer
Todmorden1,42789.00-
Liversedge1,61489.210.24% more dangerous
Elland1,45389.390.44% more dangerous
Normanton2,14198.8910% more dangerous
Heckmondwike1,343106.6617% more dangerous
South Kirkby and Moorthorpe1,269109.2719% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Todmorden

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Todmorden Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2017201820192020Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour20151016Getting worse
Bicycle Theft1.20.620.870.62Safer
Burglary85104.2Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson1310710Getting worse
Drugs0.941.41.81.3Safer
Other Crime2.32.32.42.1Safer
Other Theft10987Safer
Possession of Weapons0.690.870.560.75Getting worse
Public Order610910Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.370.500.370.81Getting worse
Shoplifting1.92.42.32.4Getting worse
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.560.750.310.62Getting worse
Vehicle Crime7774.0Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences26404045Getting worse

Changes In Todmorden's Crime Rates Over Time

Comparing Todmorden to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Barnet67.7131% safer
Coventry77.4115% safer
Croydon83.227% safer
Sheffield85.813.7% safer
Bristol86.213.2% safer
Todmorden89.00-
Leicester97.449% more dangerous
Birmingham102.8713% more dangerous
Liverpool107.2817% more dangerous
Bradford133.0233% more dangerous
Leeds137.1035% more dangerous

Crime in Todmorden's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Todmorden East & Walsden46782Second
Todmorden West & Cornholme92296First

Crime in Todmorden During Coronavirus Lockdowns

Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Todmorden change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in October, when Todmorden saw a 400% increase in shoplifting. Todmorden saw a large fall in shoplifting during April, when it fell by 83% compared to April in 2019.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour+144%+57%+65%+217%+56%-+58%+150%+42%+64%
Bicycle Theft------67%----
Burglary-21%-79%-50%-80%-82%-68%-78%-73%-44%-9%
Criminal Damage and Arson+100%+11%+50%+40%-33%+136%+60%+100%-12%+113%
Drugs-67%-67%--25%-50%---67%+100%+50%
Other Crime+33%+100%-80%+67%--33%--+100%-
Other Theft-73%+58%-42%-33%-63%-+83%-50%+71%+14%
Possession of Weapons-------+200%+100%-
Public Order+40%+140%+60%-47%-+55%+90%-38%-29%+114%
Robbery--------+200%-
Shoplifting--83%--+67%-40%+33%+400%-+100%
Theft From the Person----+50%-----
Vehicle Crime+17%-76%-83%-60%+14%-62%-56%-62%-+14%
Violence and Sexual Offences-9%+4%+4%-33%-13%+104%+25%+18%+16%+62%

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in Todmorden

What police force serves Todmorden?
Todmorden's local territorial police force is the West Yorkshire Police.
How dangerous is Todmorden?
Todmorden is among the top 20 most dangerous small towns in West Yorkshire.
What is Todmorden's most common crime?
The most common crimes in Todmorden are violence and sexual offences.
What is the least common crime in Todmorden?
Todmorden's least common crime is bicycle theft.

Last updated: 07 May 2021