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Crime and Safety in Todmorden

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Todmorden is among the top 10 most dangerous small towns in West Yorkshire, and is the 29th most dangerous overall out of West Yorkshire's 118 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Todmorden in 2021 was 98 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to West Yorkshire's overall crime rate, coming in 16% lower than the West Yorkshire rate of 113 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Todmorden is the 92nd most dangerous small town, and the 627th 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. April 2020 was also a bad month for Todmorden residents, when it was West Yorkshire's most dangerous small town for public order, recording 24 crimes at a rate of 1.5 per 1,000 residents. Todmorden recorded 2 reports of theft from the person during September 2020, making its crime rate of 0.12 the worst small town for theft from the person in West Yorkshire that month.

The most common crimes in Todmorden are violence and sexual offences, with 799 offences during 2021, giving a crime rate of 50. This is 9% higher than 2020's figure of 725 offences and a difference of 4.61 from 2020's crime rate of 45. Todmorden's least common crime is theft from the person, with 5 offences recorded in 2021, a decrease of 100% from 2020's figure of 10 crimes.

Todmorden 2022 Crime Scorecard

Top 10 Most Dangerous

Small Towns, West Yorkshire

0.59% higher, regional crime rate

Yorkshire and The Humber

22% higher, national crime rate

England, Wales & NI

Local Crime in Context

As of 2022, the crime rate in Todmorden is 0.59% higher than Yorkshire and The Humber and 22% higher than the England, Wales & Northern Ireland overall figure.

Todmorden Crime Rate Over Time

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Todmorden Crime Map

Incidents mapped in Todmorden 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 Todmorden

YearCrime Rate per
1,000 people
Total Crimes
2021981,565
2020891,427
2019901,446
2018891,427
2017771,237
2016631,018

Crime in Todmorden Compared To West Yorkshire

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Summary of Crimes in Todmorden This Year

 TodmordenWest Yorkshire 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour18411.4837,27115.98 39% safer
Bicycle Theft70.441,8150.78 77% safer
Burglary553.4311,8695.09 48% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson1529.4825,78711.06 17% safer
Drugs332.067,8663.37 64% safer
Other Crime402.496,2402.68 8% safer
Other Theft1026.3617,2507.40 16% safer
Possession of Weapons120.752,1340.91 21% safer
Public Order24515.2837,73016.18 6% safer
Robbery60.372,2520.97 162% safer
Shoplifting472.9312,8335.50 88% safer
Theft From the Person50.312,2220.95 206% safer
Vehicle Crime623.8713,2225.67 47% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences79949.83122,10552.35 5% safer

Todmorden Compared to Nearby Small Towns)

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Horbury91086.1213% safer
Rothwell1,70588.6910% safer
Liversedge1,64891.097% safer
Normanton2,02593.534.4% safer
Elland1,53794.563.2% safer
Todmorden1,56597.61-
Featherstone1,814104.627% more dangerous
Clayton927110.2811% more dangerous
South Elmsall837111.3212% more dangerous
South Kirkby and Moorthorpe1,383119.0918% more dangerous
Hemsworth1,718121.5320% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Todmorden

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Recent Crimes in Todmorden

DateCrime TypeLocationOutcome
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Knowlwood RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Anchor StreetInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Public orderOn or near Plane StreetUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Hallroyd CrescentInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Railway StreetUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Bath StreetUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Farnboro StreetInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Bobbin Mill CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Sun TerraceInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Pioneer StreetUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Public orderOn or near Lord StreetInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Public orderOn or near Henshaw RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Maitland CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Lloyd StreetInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Other theftOn or near Fern Valley ChaseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Other theftOn or near Top StreetInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Beaconsfield StreetUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Other theftOn or near Osborne PlaceInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Public orderOn or near Park/Open SpaceUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Oxford StreetUnable to prosecute suspect

Todmorden Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2018201920202021Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour15101611 Safer
Bicycle Theft0.620.870.620.44 Safer
Burglary5104.23.4 Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson107109 Safer
Drugs1.41.81.32.1 Getting worse
Other Crime2.32.42.12.5 Getting worse
Other Theft9876 Safer
Possession of Weapons0.870.560.750.75 Getting worse
Public Order1091015 Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.500.370.810.37 Safer
Shoplifting2.42.32.42.9 Getting worse
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.750.310.620.31 Safer
Vehicle Crime774.03.9 Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences40404550 Getting worse

Changes In Todmorden's Crime Rates Over Time

Comparing Todmorden to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Barnet67.0846% safer
Croydon82.4818% safer
Sheffield90.058% safer
Bristol90.528% safer
Todmorden97.61-
Coventry102.244.5% more dangerous
Leicester111.5913% more dangerous
Liverpool123.0621% more dangerous
Birmingham129.6425% more dangerous
Bradford132.2826% more dangerous
Leeds150.9435% more dangerous

Crime in Todmorden's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Todmorden East & Walsden41473Second
Todmorden West & Cornholme1,106116First

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 10 most dangerous small town 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 theft from the person (inc. pickpocketing).

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