Yeadon Crime Overview

Yeadon is among the top 20 most dangerous small towns in West Yorkshire, and is the 44th most dangerous overall out of West Yorkshire's 121 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Yeadon in 2020 was 75 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to West Yorkshire's overall crime rate, coming in 39% lower than the West Yorkshire rate of 104 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Yeadon is the 156th most dangerous small town, and the 1,174th most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In August 2020, Yeadon was the worst small town in West Yorkshire for other crime, with 7 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.38 per 1,000 inhabitants. September 2020 was also a bad month for Yeadon residents, when it was West Yorkshire's most dangerous small town for other theft, recording 15 crimes at a rate of 0.81 per 1,000 residents. Yeadon recorded 2 reports of possession of weapons during March 2020, making its crime rate of 0.11 the worst small town for possession of weapons in West Yorkshire that month.

The most common crimes in Yeadon are violence and sexual offences, with 573 offences during 2020, giving a crime rate of 31. This is 8% higher than 2019's figure of 526 offences and a difference of 2.54 from 2019's crime rate of 28. Yeadon's least common crime is theft from the person, with 2 offences recorded in 2020, a decrease of 800% from 2019's figure of 18 crimes.

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Crime in Yeadon Compared To West Yorkshire

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Summary of Crimes in Yeadon This Year

 YeadonWest Yorkshire 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour26814.5148,24020.6843% safer
Bicycle Theft60.321,7620.76138% safer
Burglary1377.4215,1026.4713% more dangerous
Criminal Damage and Arson1126.0625,48710.9380% safer
Drugs271.468,3433.58145% safer
Other Crime462.496,6132.8414% safer
Other Theft1156.2216,3707.0213% safer
Possession of Weapons110.602,1200.9152% safer
Public Order18510.0130,32813.0030% safer
Robbery100.542,4431.0594% safer
Shoplifting844.5511,6474.9910% safer
Theft From the Person20.112,0400.87691% safer
Vehicle Crime814.3813,6605.8634% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences57331.01107,15745.9448% safer

Yeadon Compared to Nearby Small Towns

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Horbury72068.1410% safer
Bingley1,53468.949% safer
Rothwell1,34169.758% safer
Hebden Royd68271.405% safer
Wetherby79072.284.0% safer
Yeadon1,38975.18-
Baildon1,33680.336% more dangerous
Todmorden1,42789.0016% more dangerous
Liversedge1,61489.2116% more dangerous
Elland1,45389.3916% more dangerous
Normanton2,14198.8924% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Yeadon

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Yeadon Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2017201820192020Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour15131015Getting worse
Bicycle Theft0.270.270.220.32Getting worse
Burglary9777Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson91086Safer
Drugs1.61.41.21.5Getting worse
Other Crime1.22.62.92.5Getting worse
Other Theft8776Safer
Possession of Weapons0.540.810.870.60Safer
Public Order4.46710Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.380.600.380.54Getting worse
Shoplifting4.64.364.6Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.920.650.970.11Safer
Vehicle Crime11964.4Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences17252831Getting worse

Changes In Yeadon's Crime Rates Over Time

Comparing Yeadon to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Barnet67.7111% safer
Yeadon75.18-
Coventry77.412.9% more dangerous
Croydon83.2210% more dangerous
Sheffield85.8112% more dangerous
Bristol86.2113% more dangerous
Leicester97.4423% more dangerous
Birmingham102.8727% more dangerous
Liverpool107.2830% more dangerous
Bradford133.0243% more dangerous
Leeds137.1045% more dangerous

Crime in Yeadon's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Yeadon East30054Second
Yeadon South30052Third
Yeadon West779146First

Crime in Yeadon During Coronavirus Lockdowns

Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Yeadon change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in March, when Yeadon saw a 300% increase in other crime. Yeadon saw a large fall in other crime during June, when it fell by 80% compared to June in 2019. Shoplifting saw a fall in every month of Yeadon's lockdown.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour+70%-36%-+25%+100%+162%+27%+25%+14%+92%
Burglary-33%-27%-+67%+50%+85%-6%+20%-45%-29%
Criminal Damage and Arson-50%-46%-38%+86%-31%-42%-64%+133%+10%-30%
Drugs+100%----50%+200%-+100%-+133%
Other Crime+300%--75%-80%-63%+17%----60%
Other Theft-70%--45%+75%-28%+82%---58%+43%
Possession of Weapons-----+100%-60%--50%+100%
Public Order+140%+29%+50%-24%-6%+175%+46%+55%+36%+44%
Robbery-----+100%----
Shoplifting-20%-57%-70%-72%-71%-76%-27%-45%--54%
Theft From the Person-50%---------
Vehicle Crime+125%-42%-15%--42%-29%-22%-43%-46%-33%
Violence and Sexual Offences+17%+39%+29%-11%-5%+16%+12%-24%+5%+39%

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in Yeadon

What police force serves Yeadon?
Yeadon's local territorial police force is the West Yorkshire Police.
How dangerous is Yeadon?
Yeadon is among the top 20 most dangerous small towns in West Yorkshire.
What is Yeadon's most common crime?
The most common crimes in Yeadon are violence and sexual offences.
What is the least common crime in Yeadon?
Yeadon's least common crime is theft from the person (inc. pickpocketing).

Last updated: 07 May 2021