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Crime and Safety in Wetherby

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Wetherby is among the top 20 safest small towns in West Yorkshire, and is the 55th safest overall out of West Yorkshire's 118 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Wetherby in 2021 was 68 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to West Yorkshire's overall crime rate, coming in 67% lower than the West Yorkshire rate of 113 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Wetherby is the 273rd most dangerous small town, and the 1,669th most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In December 2021, Wetherby was the worst small town in West Yorkshire for other crime, with 9 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.82 per 1,000 inhabitants. May 2021 was also a bad month for Wetherby residents, when it was West Yorkshire's most dangerous small town for theft from the person, recording 4 crimes at a rate of 0.37 per 1,000 residents. Wetherby recorded 18 reports of shoplifting during May 2016, making its crime rate of 1.6 the worst small town for shoplifting in West Yorkshire that month.

The most common crimes in Wetherby are violence and sexual offences, with 331 offences during 2021, giving a crime rate of 30. This is 1.8% lower than 2020's figure of 337 offences and a difference of 0.55 from 2020's crime rate of 31. Wetherby's least common crime is bicycle theft, with 1 offence recorded in 2021, a decrease of 400% from 2020's figure of 5 crimes.

Wetherby 2022 Crime Scorecard

Top 20 Safest

Small Towns, West Yorkshire

43% lower, regional crime rate

Yorkshire and The Humber

13% lower, national crime rate

England, Wales & NI

Local Crime in Context

As of 2022, the crime rate in Wetherby is 43% lower than Yorkshire and The Humber and 13% lower than the England, Wales & Northern Ireland overall figure.

Wetherby Crime Rate Over Time

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Incidents mapped in Wetherby 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 Wetherby

YearCrime Rate per
1,000 people
Total Crimes
202168741
202072790
201974804
201871773
201767733
201676827

Crime in Wetherby Compared To West Yorkshire

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Summary of Crimes in Wetherby This Year

 WetherbyWest Yorkshire 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour11610.6137,27115.98 51% safer
Bicycle Theft10.091,8150.78 767% safer
Burglary373.3911,8695.09 50% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson605.4925,78711.06 101% safer
Drugs111.017,8663.37 234% safer
Other Crime312.846,2402.68 6% more dangerous
Other Theft857.7817,2507.40 4.9% more dangerous
Possession of Weapons40.372,1340.91 146% safer
Public Order1089.8837,73016.18 64% safer
Robbery70.642,2520.97 52% safer
Shoplifting514.6712,8335.50 18% safer
Theft From the Person70.642,2220.95 48% safer
Vehicle Crime80.7313,2225.67 677% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences33130.29122,10552.35 73% safer

Wetherby Compared to Nearby Small Towns)

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Ilkley82255.5022% safer
Meltham53559.7613% safer
Guiseley76261.8510% safer
Kippax61265.044.2% safer
Horsforth1,32967.240.83% safer
Wetherby74167.80-
Yeadon1,37674.489% more dangerous
Bingley1,66674.879% more dangerous
Baildon1,28177.0212% more dangerous
Ossett1,70477.4412% more dangerous
Hebden Royd74077.4712% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Wetherby

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Recent Crimes in Wetherby

DateCrime TypeLocationOutcome
April 2022BurglaryOn or near Esk GardensInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near High StreetInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022BurglaryOn or near Deighton CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Micklethwaite StablesInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near York PlaceInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Glebe Field ChaseUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Hudson CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near The BeechesInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022BurglaryOn or near West GateInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Bicycle theftOn or near Further/Higher Educational BuildingInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Public orderOn or near Castle GateUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Public orderOn or near Parsons GreenUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Public orderOn or near Hudson CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Public orderOn or near Derwent RiseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Public orderOn or near North StreetInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022BurglaryOn or near The ChaseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Hudson CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Other theftOn or near Petrol StationInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Public orderOn or near The SpinneyInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Glebe Field ChaseUnable to prosecute suspect

Wetherby Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2018201920202021Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour13151311 Safer
Bicycle Theft0.270.640.460.09 Safer
Burglary7763.4 Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson5665 Safer
Drugs0.550.911.01.0 Getting worse
Other Crime3.23.53.42.8 Safer
Other Theft69108 Getting worse
Possession of Weapons0.37-0.180.37No change
Public Order4.87910 Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)1.20.270.370.64 Getting worse
Shoplifting112.42.24.7 Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.730.640.090.64 Safer
Vehicle Crime3.63.93.60.73 Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences28323130 Getting worse

Changes In Wetherby's Crime Rates Over Time

Comparing Wetherby to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Barnet67.081.1% safer
Wetherby67.80-
Croydon82.4818% more dangerous
Sheffield90.0525% more dangerous
Bristol90.5225% more dangerous
Coventry102.2434% more dangerous
Leicester111.5939% more dangerous
Liverpool123.0645% more dangerous
Birmingham129.6448% more dangerous
Bradford132.2849% more dangerous
Leeds150.9455% more dangerous

Crime in Wetherby During Coronavirus Lockdowns

Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Wetherby change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in August, when Wetherby saw a 900% increase in criminal damage and arson. Wetherby saw a large fall in vehicle crime during December, when it fell by 86% compared to December in 2019.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour+14%-50%-17%+67%-39%-21%-8%+10%+33%-22%
Bicycle Theft----------
Burglary+50%-+75%-14%+67%-25%-13%-57%--83%
Criminal Damage and Arson-33%-67%-82%+450%+400%+900%-65%-+133%-80%
Drugs----------
Other Crime+200%--67%-25%---67%-+50%+50%
Other Theft+167%-13%-8%-13%+200%-80%+80%+17%-60%-63%
Public Order-44%+40%+33%-50%-25%+38%+50%-+275%+225%
Robbery----------
Shoplifting-75%--+200%-50%-50%--50%+300%-
Theft From the Person----------
Vehicle Crime--33%-50%-25%+250%+33%--67%-17%-86%
Violence and Sexual Offences-27%-30%-37%+15%+17%+153%-22%-8%+41%-22%

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in Wetherby

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

How dangerous is Wetherby?
Wetherby is among the top 20 safest small town in West Yorkshire.

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

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

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