Wakefield crime stats

March 2024

Most crimes, 30.5k crimes were violent crimes which is 41.3% of all crimes committed in the area. Violent crime rate is at 173% of national crime rate. Other crime was the fastest growing crime and it increased by 15.9% 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 →41.3%3. highest173%30.5k-7.4%
Public order crime →10.4%1. highest198%7.7k-22.9%
Antisocial behaviour crime →9.8%42. lowest92%7.2k9.4%
Criminal damage and arson crime →8.3%7. highest154%6.1k-7.5%
Shoplifting crime →7.3%8. highest150%5.4k1.7%
Other theft crime →6.3%19. highest117%4.6k-5.2%
Vehicle crime →5.0%32. highest119%3.7k3.4%
Burglary crime →4.1%15. highest142%3.0k0.0%
Other crime →2.7%2. highest222%2.0k15.9%
Drugs crime →2.4%20. highest132%1.8k14.0%
Robbery crime →0.7%33. highest84%530-4.7%
Possession of weapons crime →0.7%38. highest107%490-7.2%
Theft from the person crime →0.6%39. highest46%454-15.5%
Bicycle theft crime →0.4%24. lowest58%317-4.2%
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 222% 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 2.0k cases and has increased by 15.9% when compared year-over-year in the period of March 2023 - February 2024.

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