Crime Statistics for Castleford, Wakefield, Wakefield, 2024

There were a total of 360 street level crime incidents in Castleford in March 2024. See where they were on the map below and broken down by categories. The largest category was Violent Crime, followed by Shoplifting.

Although violent crime represents the largest incidents category in Castleford, 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 Crime131
Criminal Damage Arson32
Other Theft31
Public Order24
Anti Social Behaviour21
Vehicle Crime19
Other Crime12
Bicycle Theft2
Theft From The Person2
Possession Of Weapons1
All Crime360

Map of street level crime incidents in March 2024

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

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

LocationCrime Incidents
Red Hill (1.24 miles)441
Cutsyke (0.62 miles)268
Airedale (1.86 miles)244
New Fryston (2.24 miles)166
Hopetown (2.24 miles)156
Loscoe (1.75 miles)134
Allerton Bywater (1.24 miles)129
Ledston (1.96 miles)22
Lower Mickletown (1.75 miles)19

of Altofts and Whitwood residents were born outside of the UK, according to the 2021 Census

Where are the most violent places near Castleford?

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

LocationViolent Incidents
Red Hill134
New Fryston60
Allerton Bywater41
Lower Mickletown8

How likely are you to be a victim of crime in Castleford?

Every two years the government publishes the Index of Multiple Deprivation. One of those domains is crime, more precisely, how likely you are to be the victim of a what is known as 'personal crime', such as muggings or burglary. The governemnt publish these statitsics down to the Lower Super Output Area (LSOA) or in simple geographic terms, a few roads. These statistics are also published on a ward level as an average of the LSOAs in that area. We have taken the average rank and converted it into a more accessble form, a score out of 100. Where the higher the score, the more likely you are in Castleford to be a victim of personal crime. Note that the following score has been generated from the 2019 statistics. At the time of writing, these have not been updated by the government during and since the COVID 19 pandemic.

How does crime in Castleford compare to surrounding wards?

We have taken the 10 nearest wards to Castleford and ranked them using our crime score based on the Index of Multiple Deprivation average rank for the ward. Castleford is ranked #7.

2Castleford Central and Glasshoughton83
3Pontefract South76
4Pontefract North75
5Airedale and Ferry Fryston73
7Altofts and Whitwood63
8Ackworth, North Elmsall and Upton61
9Stanley and Outwood East50
10Kippax & Methley50
11Byram & Brotherton38

Which road in Castleford has the highest level of crime?

We have used the Index of Multiple Deprivation to find the Lower Super Output Area (LSOA) in Castleford with the highest crime score. Accoding to the 2019 statistics, that is in and around Flass Lane.

Last updated: March 2024
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