Wakefield crime stats

January 2024

Most crimes, 31.8k crimes were violent crimes which is 41.6% of all crimes committed in the area. Violent crime rate is at 180% of national crime rate. Other crime was the fastest growing crime and it increased by 26.7% over the last twelve months.Wakefield crime statistics
Crime categoryShare of all crimesRanking (95 postcode areas)% of national crime rateCrime volume% annual change
Violent crime →41.6%2. highest180%31.8k-1.5%
Public order crime →10.7%1. highest204%8.2k-17.3%
Antisocial behaviour crime →9.4%42. lowest92%7.2k10.2%
Criminal damage and arson crime →8.3%6. highest159%6.3k-2.2%
Shoplifting crime →7.4%6. highest161%5.6k12.8%
Other theft crime →6.1%19. highest116%4.7k-1.9%
Vehicle crime →4.9%31. highest118%3.7k9.0%
Burglary crime →4.1%15. highest145%3.1k10.2%
Other crime →2.7%2. highest226%2.1k26.7%
Drugs crime →2.3%21. highest131%1.8k14.8%
Robbery crime →0.7%34. highest83%5372.1%
Possession of weapons crime →0.7%36. highest113%508-1.0%
Theft from the person crime →0.6%38. highest45%455-18.9%
Bicycle theft crime →0.4%25. lowest59%3325.1%
Crime categoryShare of all crimesCrime rate ranking% of national crime rateCrime volume% annual change
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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 226% of national crime rate which puts Wakefield on 2. position out of 95 England's and Wales' postcode areas in this crime category. "Other crime" makes up 2.7% of all crimes committed in the area. The total number of "other crime" is 2.1k cases and has increased by 26.7% when compared year-over-year in the period of January 2023 - December 2023.

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