Crime Statistics for Oakwell, Kirklees, Kirklees, December 2020

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Crime Statistics for Oakwell, Kirklees, Kirklees

The aim of this article is to provide a brief overview of street level crime in Oakwell using the latest Police statistics. Police data is usually published two months in arrears, so December 2020 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 121 street level crime incidents in Oakwell in December 2020. The largest category was Anti Social Behaviour, followed by Violent Crime. Below are these incidents broken down by category.

Crime CategoryIncidents
Anti Social Behaviour32
Violent Crime30
Criminal Damage Arson16
Shoplifting13
Public Order11
Burglary6
Other Theft4
Vehicle Crime3
Possession Of Weapons2
Bicycle Theft1
Robbery1
Theft From The Person1
Other Crime1
All Crime121

Map of street level crime incidents in December 2020

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

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

LocationCrime Incidents
Birstall (0.88 miles)176
Copley Hill (1.39 miles)161
Drub (1.39 miles)138
Gomersal (0.88 miles)129
Birkenshaw Bottoms121
Oakwell121
Adwalton (1.39 miles)119
Moorside (0.88 miles)101
Drighlington (0.88 miles)101
Birkenshaw (0.88 miles)43

10.8%
of Kirklees residents were born outside of the UK, according to the 2011 Census



Most violent places near Oakwell

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

LocationViolent Incidents
Birstall59
Copley Hill56
Drub49
Gomersal39
Adwalton33
Birkenshaw Bottoms30
Oakwell30
Moorside26
Drighlington26
Birkenshaw17

Last updated: February 3, 2021
Information provided by data.police.uk
Published under the Open Government Licence v3.0


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