Crime Statistics for Birstall, Kirklees, Kirklees, 2024

There were a total of 231 street level crime incidents in Birstall in March 2024. See where they were on the map below and broken down by categories. The largest category was Violent Crime, followed by Vehicle Crime.

Although violent crime represents the largest incidents category in Birstall, 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 Crime105
Vehicle Crime24
Anti Social Behaviour23
Criminal Damage Arson23
Public Order15
Other Theft13
Other Crime9
Theft From The Person2
All Crime231

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 Birstall. 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 Birstall

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

LocationCrime Incidents
Healey (1.24 miles)334
Birstall Smithies (0.62 miles)277
Upper Batley (1.39 miles)264
Copley Hill (0.62 miles)208
Gomersal (1.24 miles)168
Oakwell (0.88 miles)128
Birkenshaw Bottoms (0.88 miles)128
Drighlington (1.24 miles)97
Moorside (1.24 miles)97

of Birstall and Birkenshaw residents were born outside of the UK, according to the 2021 Census

Where are the most violent places near Birstall?

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

LocationViolent Incidents
Birstall Smithies130
Upper Batley114
Copley Hill103
Birkenshaw Bottoms50

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

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 Birstall 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 Birstall compare to surrounding wards?

We have taken the 10 nearest wards to Birstall and ranked them using our crime score based on the Index of Multiple Deprivation average rank for the ward. Birstall is ranked #7.

2Dewsbury West89
3Batley West88
4Dewsbury East81
6Batley East76
7Birstall and Birkenshaw73
9Liversedge and Gomersal69
10Morley South65
11Morley North64

Which road in Birstall has the highest level of crime?

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

Last updated: March 2024
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