Wakefield crime stats

The overall crime rate in Wakefield postcode area is 144.7 crimes per 1,000. Most crimes, 29.6k crimes were violent crimes which is 41.2% of all crimes committed in the area. Violent crime rate is at 168% of national crime rate. Drugs crime was the fastest growing crime and it increased by 11.0% over the last twelve months.The category of "other crime" is the highest ranking crime category when category crime rate is compared to the national average. "Other crime" rate is at 216% of national crime rate which puts Wakefield on 1. position out of 99 England's and Wales' postcode areas in this crime category. "Other crime" makes up 2.8% of all crimes committed in the area. The total number of "other crime" is 2.0k cases and has increased by 7.8% when compared year-over-year in the period of May 2023 - April 2024.

Wakefield crime statistics
Crime statisticShare of all crimesRanking (99 postcode areas)% of national crime rateCrime volume% annual change
Violent crime →41.2%2. highest168%29.6k-10.4%
Antisocial behaviour crime →10.2%44. lowest91%7.3k10.0%
Public order crime →9.9%1. highest189%7.1k-26.8%
Criminal damage and arson crime →8.1%10. highest150%5.8k-11.9%
Shoplifting crime →7.3%8. highest141%5.3k-1.5%
Other theft crime →6.3%21. highest114%4.6k-4.8%
Vehicle crime →5.2%30. highest118%3.7k-1.0%
Burglary crime →4.1%17. highest137%3.0k-4.8%
Other crime →2.8%1. highest216%2.0k7.8%
Drugs crime →2.5%21. highest128%1.8k11.0%
Robbery crime →0.7%35. highest80%520-6.0%
Possession of weapons crime →0.7%36. highest108%497-7.4%
Theft from the person crime →0.6%37. highest41%455-14.6%
Bicycle theft crime →0.4%23. lowest53%296-10.8%
Crime statisticShare of all crimesCrime rate ranking% of national crime rateCrime volume% annual change
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Wakefield crime rate by crime statistic

This graph compares crime rate in Wakefield postcode area to the national crime rate for each crime statistic.

Wakefield crime rate by crime statistic
Crime statisticWakefield postcode area crime rateEngland and Wales - national crime rate
Anti-social behaviour14.716.1
Bicycle theft0.61.1
Burglary5.94.3
Criminal damage and arson11.77.8
Drugs3.62.8
Other crime4.01.9
Other theft9.28.0
Possession of weapons1.00.9
Public order14.37.6
Robbery1.01.3
Shoplifting10.67.5
Theft from the person0.92.2
Vehicle crime7.56.3
Violent crime59.635.4

Wakefield crime rate comparison map

Wakefield crime rate comparison map

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