Crime Statistics for Spen, Kirklees, Kirklees, November 2020

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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 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 199 street level crime incidents in Spen in November 2020. 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 Crime78
Anti Social Behaviour32
Criminal Damage Arson25
Public Order17
Vehicle Crime7
Other Theft6
Other Crime6
Bicycle Theft2
Possession Of Weapons1
All Crime199

Map of street level crime incidents in November 2020

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
Rawfolds (0.62 miles)181
Birkenshaw Bottoms (1.75 miles)179
Oakwell (1.75 miles)179
Littletown (0.88 miles)171
Liversedge (1.39 miles)147
Gomersal (0.88 miles)133
Drub (0.62 miles)127
Hartshead Moor Side (1.39 miles)93
Oakenshaw (1.75 miles)59

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

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
Birkenshaw Bottoms45
Hartshead Moor Side30

Last updated: December 30, 2020
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