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Wakefield crime stats

The overall crime rate in Wakefield city is 160.7 crimes per 1,000. Most crimes, 6.5k crimes were violent crimes which is 39.4% of all crimes committed in the area. Violent crime rate is at 179% of national crime rate. Other crime was the fastest growing crime and it increased by 32.4% 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 234% of national crime rate which puts Wakefield on 10. position out of 99 England's and Wales' cities in this crime category. "Other crime" makes up 2.7% of all crimes committed in the area. The total number of "other crime" is 445 cases and has increased by 32.4% when compared year-over-year in the period of May 2023 - April 2024.

Wakefield crime statistics
Crime statisticShare of all crimesRanking (99 cities)% of national crime rateCrime volume% annual change
Violent crime39.4%8. highest179%6.5k-9.0%
Public order crime10.6%2. highest224%1.7k-16.0%
Shoplifting crime10.0%12. highest213%1.6k4.1%
Antisocial behaviour crime8.7%43. lowest87%1.4k21.6%
Other theft crime7.3%4. highest147%1.2k10.8%
Criminal damage and arson crime6.9%33. highest142%1.1k-12.9%
Vehicle crime4.2%47. highest108%69512.6%
Burglary crime3.7%26. highest138%6115.9%
Drugs crime3.2%13. highest186%52818.4%
Other crime2.7%10. highest234%44532.4%
Robbery crime0.9%23. highest116%156-19.6%
Theft from the person crime0.9%20. highest67%154-17.2%
Possession of weapons crime0.8%49. highest144%13617.2%
Bicycle theft crime0.6%25. lowest83%95-14.4%
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 city to the national crime rate for each crime statistic.

Wakefield crime rate by crime statistic
Crime statisticWakefield city crime rateEngland and Wales - national crime rate
Anti-social behaviour14.016.1
Bicycle theft0.91.1
Criminal damage and arson11.17.8
Other crime4.31.9
Other theft11.88.0
Possession of weapons1.30.9
Public order17.07.6
Theft from the person1.52.2
Vehicle crime6.86.3
Violent crime63.335.4

Wakefield crime rate comparison map

Wakefield crime rate comparison map

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