Crime Statistics for Oakwell, Kirklees, Kirklees, November 2019

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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 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 154 street level crime incidents in Oakwell in November 2019. 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 Oakwell, 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 Crime53
Anti Social Behaviour34
Burglary14
Criminal Damage Arson12
Vehicle Crime11
Public Order10
Other Theft9
Drugs4
Shoplifting2
Other Crime2
Possession Of Weapons1
Robbery1
Theft From The Person1
All Crime154

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 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
Copley Hill (1.39 miles)229
Birstall (0.88 miles)207
Adwalton (1.39 miles)183
Drub (1.39 miles)180
Moorside (0.88 miles)167
Drighlington (0.88 miles)167
Oakwell154
Birkenshaw Bottoms154
Gomersal (0.88 miles)140
Birkenshaw (0.88 miles)62



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
Copley Hill83
Birstall74
Oakwell53
Birkenshaw Bottoms53
Adwalton50
Drub48
Moorside44
Drighlington44
Gomersal41
Birkenshaw13

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


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