Crime Statistics for Upper Batley, Kirklees, Kirklees, April 2020

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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 April 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 215 street level crime incidents in Upper Batley in April 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 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 Crime74
Anti Social Behaviour49
Public Order24
Criminal Damage Arson23
Vehicle Crime10
Other Crime9
Other Theft5
Possession Of Weapons2
All Crime215

Map of street level crime incidents in April 2020

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.

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)466
Healey (1.39 miles)386
Batley (0.62 miles)349
Birstall Smithies (1.24 miles)331
Hanging Heaton (1.39 miles)301
Birstall (1.39 miles)223
Copley Hill (0.88 miles)216
Upper Batley215
Lower Soothill (0.88 miles)205
Birks (1.39 miles)93

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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 Heaton113
Birstall Smithies112
Lower Soothill83
Copley Hill76
Upper Batley74

Last updated: June 7, 2020
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