Crime Statistics for Hemsworth, Wakefield, Wakefield, September 2019

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Crime Statistics for Hemsworth, Wakefield, Wakefield

The aim of this article is to provide a brief overview of street level crime in Hemsworth using the latest Police statistics. Police data is usually published two months in arrears, so September 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 145 street level crime incidents in Hemsworth in September 2019. The largest category was Violent Crime, followed by Shoplifting. Below are these incidents broken down by category.

Although violent crime represents the largest incidents category in Hemsworth, 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 Crime56
Shoplifting16
Anti Social Behaviour15
Criminal Damage Arson12
Public Order12
Other Theft8
Vehicle Crime8
Burglary7
Bicycle Theft3
Drugs3
Other Crime3
Possession Of Weapons2
All Crime145

Map of street level crime incidents in September 2019

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

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

LocationCrime Incidents
Hemsworth145
Royd Moor (1.24 miles)87
Brierley (1.96 miles)87
South Kirkby (2.24 miles)84
Fitzwilliam (1.39 miles)51
Ackworth Moor Top (1.96 miles)38
South Hiendley (1.96 miles)37
Newstead (1.96 miles)33
Ryhill (2.56 miles)28
Badsworth (2.56 miles)23



Most violent places near Hemsworth

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

LocationViolent Incidents
Hemsworth56
South Kirkby33
Royd Moor31
Brierley29
South Hiendley20
Fitzwilliam18
Newstead14
Ryhill13
Badsworth11
Ackworth Moor Top5

Last updated: November 1, 2019
Information provided by data.police.uk
Published under the Open Government Licence v3.0


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