Crime Statistics for Upper Batley, Kirklees, Kirklees, February 2021

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Crime Statistics for Upper Batley, Kirklees, Kirklees

The aim of this article is to provide a brief overview of street level crime in Upper Batley using the latest Police statistics. Police data is usually published two months in arrears, so February 2021 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 214 street level crime incidents in Upper Batley in February 2021. 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 Upper Batley, 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 Crime86
Anti Social Behaviour37
Public Order26
Criminal Damage Arson21
Vehicle Crime11
Other Theft10
Other Crime3
Possession Of Weapons1
All Crime214

Map of street level crime incidents in February 2021

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

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Crime incidents in neighbouring areas to Upper Batley

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

LocationCrime Incidents
Carlinghow (0.88 miles)390
Healey (1.39 miles)336
Batley (0.62 miles)307
Birstall Smithies (1.24 miles)287
Hanging Heaton (1.39 miles)247
Upper Batley214
Birstall (1.39 miles)212
Copley Hill (0.88 miles)196
Lower Soothill (0.88 miles)185
Birks (1.39 miles)116

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

Most violent places near Upper Batley

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

LocationViolent Incidents
Hanging Heaton122
Birstall Smithies107
Upper Batley84
Lower Soothill76
Copley Hill56

Last updated: February 2021
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