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Crime and Safety in Yeadon, West Yorkshire

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Yeadon is among the top 20 safest small towns in West Yorkshire, and is the 56th most dangerous overall out of West Yorkshire's 118 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Yeadon in 2021 was 74 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to West Yorkshire's overall crime rate, coming in 52% lower than the West Yorkshire rate of 113 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Yeadon is the 216th most dangerous small town, and the 1,333rd most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In January 2021, Yeadon was the worst small town in West Yorkshire for other theft, with 23 crimes reported and a crime rate of 1.2 per 1,000 inhabitants. July 2021 was also a bad month for Yeadon residents, when it was West Yorkshire's most dangerous small town for burglary, recording 19 crimes at a rate of 1.0 per 1,000 residents. Yeadon recorded 13 reports of vehicle crime during January 2021, making its crime rate of 0.70 the worst small town for vehicle crime in West Yorkshire that month.

The most common crimes in Yeadon are violence and sexual offences, with 577 offences during 2021, giving a crime rate of 31. This is 0.69% higher than 2020's figure of 573 offences and a difference of 0.22 from 2020's crime rate of 31. Yeadon's least common crimes are possession of weapons, with 6 offences recorded in 2021, a decrease of 83% from 2020's figure of 11 crimes.

Yeadon 2022 Crime Scorecard

Top 20 Safest

Small Towns, West Yorkshire

30% lower, regional crime rate

Yorkshire and The Humber

2.6% lower, national crime rate

England, Wales & NI

Local Crime in Context

As of 2022, the crime rate in Yeadon is 30% lower than Yorkshire and The Humber and 2.6% lower than the England, Wales & Northern Ireland overall figure.

Yeadon Crime Rate Over Time

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Incidents mapped in Yeadon 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 Yeadon

YearCrime Rate per
1,000 people
Total Crimes
2021741,376
2020751,389
2019761,412
2018741,374
2017671,242
2016551,012

Crime in Yeadon Compared To West Yorkshire

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Summary of Crimes in Yeadon This Year

 YeadonWest Yorkshire 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour20310.9937,27115.98 45% safer
Bicycle Theft70.381,8150.78 105% safer
Burglary824.4411,8695.09 15% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson1477.9625,78711.06 39% safer
Drugs211.147,8663.37 196% safer
Other Crime301.626,2402.68 65% safer
Other Theft1196.4417,2507.40 15% safer
Possession of Weapons60.322,1340.91 184% safer
Public Order21811.8037,73016.18 37% safer
Robbery90.492,2520.97 98% safer
Shoplifting824.4412,8335.50 24% safer
Theft From the Person70.382,2220.95 150% safer
Vehicle Crime713.8413,2225.67 48% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences57731.23122,10552.35 68% safer

Yeadon Compared to Nearby Small Towns)

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Meltham53559.7625% safer
Guiseley76261.8520% safer
Kippax61265.0415% safer
Horsforth1,32967.2411% safer
Wetherby74167.8010% safer
Yeadon1,37674.48-
Bingley1,66674.870.52% more dangerous
Baildon1,28177.023.3% more dangerous
Ossett1,70477.443.8% more dangerous
Hebden Royd74077.473.9% more dangerous
Mirfield1,59179.787% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Yeadon

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Recent Crimes in Yeadon

DateCrime TypeLocationOutcome
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Greenlea CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Public orderOn or near High StreetInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near St John'S WayUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Shaw LeysInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Church CrescentUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022BurglaryOn or near Grange MountInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Other theftOn or near Henry TerraceInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Sports/Recreation AreaInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022ShopliftingOn or near Airport/AirfieldInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Banksfield AvenueUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Public orderOn or near St Andrews RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Green LaneInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022BurglaryOn or near A65Investigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Westfield GroveInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Public orderOn or near St John'S RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near South View TerraceInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022BurglaryOn or near Park/Open SpaceInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Woodlea RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Other theftOn or near Moorfield CrescentInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022BurglaryOn or near John StreetInvestigation complete; no suspect identified

Yeadon Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2018201920202021Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour13101511 Safer
Bicycle Theft0.270.220.320.38 Getting worse
Burglary7774.4 Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson10868 Safer
Drugs1.41.21.51.1 Safer
Other Crime2.62.92.51.6 Safer
Other Theft7766 Safer
Possession of Weapons0.810.870.600.32 Safer
Public Order671012 Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.600.380.540.49 Getting worse
Shoplifting4.364.64.4 Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.650.970.110.38 Safer
Vehicle Crime964.43.8 Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences25283131 Getting worse

Changes In Yeadon's Crime Rates Over Time

Comparing Yeadon to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Barnet67.0811% safer
Yeadon74.48-
Croydon82.4810% more dangerous
Sheffield90.0517% more dangerous
Bristol90.5218% more dangerous
Coventry102.2427% more dangerous
Leicester111.5933% more dangerous
Liverpool123.0639% more dangerous
Birmingham129.6443% more dangerous
Bradford132.2844% more dangerous
Leeds150.9451% more dangerous

Crime in Yeadon's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Yeadon East31256Second
Yeadon South26947Third
Yeadon West760142First

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 safest small town 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 crimes are possession of weapons.

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