Crime Statistics for Oakenshaw, Kirklees, Kirklees, November 2019

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Crime Statistics for Oakenshaw, Kirklees, Kirklees

The aim of this article is to provide a brief overview of street level crime in Oakenshaw using the latest Police statistics. Police data is usually published two months in arrears, so November 2019 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 72 street level crime incidents in Oakenshaw in November 2019. The largest category was Violent Crime, followed by Vehicle Crime. Below are these incidents broken down by category.

Although violent crime represents the largest incidents category in Oakenshaw, 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 Crime20
Vehicle Crime15
Anti Social Behaviour9
Criminal Damage Arson8
Public Order8
Burglary4
Other Theft4
Other Crime2
Bicycle Theft1
Drugs1
All Crime72

Map of street level crime incidents in November 2019

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

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

LocationCrime Incidents
Odsal (1.75 miles)366
Spen (1.75 miles)200
Drub (1.39 miles)180
New Road Side (1.24 miles)143
Gomersal (1.96 miles)140
Toftshaw (1.39 miles)99
Hartshead Moor Side (1.86 miles)73
Oakenshaw72
Hartshead Moor Top (1.39 miles)65
Birkenshaw (1.96 miles)62



Most violent places near Oakenshaw

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

LocationViolent Incidents
Odsal129
Spen66
New Road Side55
Drub48
Gomersal41
Toftshaw34
Hartshead Moor Side24
Oakenshaw20
Hartshead Moor Top16
Birkenshaw13

Last updated: December 22, 2019
Information provided by data.police.uk
Published under the Open Government Licence v3.0


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