Crime Statistics for Spen, Kirklees, Kirklees, November 2019

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Crime Statistics for Spen, Kirklees, Kirklees

The aim of this article is to provide a brief overview of street level crime in Spen 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 200 street level crime incidents in Spen 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 Spen, 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 Crime66
Anti Social Behaviour25
Burglary22
Criminal Damage Arson19
Vehicle Crime16
Public Order11
Other Crime10
Other Theft9
Shoplifting8
Drugs7
Possession Of Weapons3
Bicycle Theft2
Robbery2
All Crime200

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 Spen. 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 Spen

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

LocationCrime Incidents
Birkenshaw Bottoms (1.75 miles)201
Spen200
Littletown (0.88 miles)198
Rawfolds (0.62 miles)181
Drub (0.62 miles)168
Oakwell (1.75 miles)168
Liversedge (1.39 miles)151
Gomersal (0.88 miles)150
Oakenshaw (1.75 miles)81
Hartshead Moor Side (1.39 miles)58



Most violent places near Spen

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

LocationViolent Incidents
Rawfolds73
Littletown71
Liversedge67
Spen66
Birkenshaw Bottoms59
Drub52
Oakwell46
Gomersal41
Oakenshaw23
Hartshead Moor Side22

Last updated: December 25, 2019
Information provided by data.police.uk
Published under the Open Government Licence v3.0


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