Crime Statistics for Birkenshaw, Kirklees, Kirklees, May 2022

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The aim of this article is to provide a brief overview of street level crime in Birkenshaw using the latest Police statistics. Police data is usually published two months in arrears, so May 2022 are the latest figures. The data published by the Police are incidents that were reported to them in that month, not the crimes that were prosecuted and/or had further action taken. In by far the majority of incidents, no further action is taken.

There were a total of 86 street level crime incidents in Birkenshaw in May 2022. The largest category was Violent Crime, followed by Anti Social Behaviour. Below are these incidents broken down by category.

Although violent crime represents the largest incidents category in Birkenshaw, 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 Crime24
Anti Social Behaviour20
Vehicle Crime10
Public Order7
Criminal Damage Arson4
Bicycle Theft3
Other Theft3
All Crime86

Map of street level crime incidents in May 2022

Police data is divided in Policing Neighbourhoods. We have taken the 'best fit' neighbourhood that includes Birkenshaw. 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 Birkenshaw

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

LocationCrime Incidents
Bierley (1.75 miles)363
Tong Street (1.39 miles)344
Drub (1.39 miles)158
Gomersal (1.24 miles)150
Oakwell (0.88 miles)132
Moorside (1.24 miles)125
Drighlington (1.24 miles)125
Birkenshaw Bottoms (0.88 miles)112
Toftshaw (1.39 miles)106

Most violent places near Birkenshaw

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

LocationViolent Incidents
Tong Street137
Birkenshaw Bottoms44

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Last updated: May 2022
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