Crime Statistics for Halifax, Calderdale, Calderdale, 2024

There were a total of 692 street level crime incidents in Halifax in March 2024. See where they were on the map below and broken down by categories. The largest category was Violent Crime, followed by Shoplifting.

Although violent crime represents the largest incidents category in Halifax, this category is usually the largest in any urban area. This is partly because 'Violent Crime' covers so many offences compared to say Burglary

Crime CategoryIncidents
Violent Crime293
Shoplifting103
Public Order64
Criminal Damage Arson44
Drugs36
Anti Social Behaviour35
Other Theft31
Burglary28
Other Crime20
Vehicle Crime14
Theft From The Person11
Robbery7
Possession Of Weapons6
All Crime692

Map of street level crime incidents in March 2024

Police data is divided in Policing Neighbourhoods. We have taken the 'best fit' neighbourhood that includes Halifax. This map shows if incidents are evenly distributed over the district or if there are hot spots in certain streets or areas.

Where Police data is not specific to an address for privacy reasons, most roads are represented by 1 to 2 markers or clusters. However, this should be enough to ascertain if the road you live in or are thinking of moving to, is a crime hot spot. The only exception could be where there is a large cluster of a single crime category on a street, as this could but not necessarily be related to multiple incidents at one address.



Crime incidents in neighbouring areas to Halifax

We've taken the ten nearest places to Halifax and ranked them by the number of crime incidents in each. This should allow you to see if Halifax has more crime than other surrounding areas.

LocationCrime Incidents
Boothtown (0.88 miles)730
Claremount692
Halifax692
Stoney Royd (0.62 miles)554
Pellon (1.24 miles)401
Bank Top (0.88 miles)365
Dam Head (1.39 miles)135
Siddal (1.39 miles)103
Northowram (1.39 miles)80
Southowram (1.75 miles)64

10.43%
of Town (Calderdale) residents were born outside of the UK, according to the 2021 Census


Where are the most violent places near Halifax?

The category of crime that most concerns people is violent crime. We have taken the ten nearest place to Halifax and ranked them according to the number of violent incidents in the 'best fit' Policing neighbourhood.

LocationViolent Incidents
Boothtown353
Claremount293
Halifax293
Pellon240
Stoney Royd224
Bank Top133
Siddal49
Dam Head47
Southowram33
Northowram27

How likely are you to be a victim of crime in Halifax?

Every two years the government publishes the Index of Multiple Deprivation. One of those domains is crime, more precisely, how likely you are to be the victim of a what is known as 'personal crime', such as muggings or burglary. The governemnt publish these statitsics down to the Lower Super Output Area (LSOA) or in simple geographic terms, a few roads. These statistics are also published on a ward level as an average of the LSOAs in that area. We have taken the average rank and converted it into a more accessble form, a score out of 100. Where the higher the score, the more likely you are in Halifax to be a victim of personal crime. Note that the following score has been generated from the 2019 statistics. At the time of writing, these have not been updated by the government during and since the COVID 19 pandemic.

How does crime in Halifax compare to surrounding wards?

We have taken the 10 nearest wards to Halifax and ranked them using our crime score based on the Index of Multiple Deprivation average rank for the ward. Halifax is ranked #5.

#WardScore
1Ovenden95
2Clayton and Fairweather Green91
3Park86
4Warley81
5Town79
6Queensbury78
7Skircoat76
8Sowerby Bridge72
9Elland68
10Northowram and Shelf66
11Luddendenfoot64

Which road in Halifax has the highest level of crime?

We have used the Index of Multiple Deprivation to find the Lower Super Output Area (LSOA) in Halifax with the highest crime score. Accoding to the 2019 statistics, that is in and around this marker.

Last updated: March 2024
Information provided by data.police.uk
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