Crime Statistics for Pontefract, Wakefield, Wakefield, March 2021

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Crime Statistics for Pontefract, Wakefield, Wakefield
Crime Statistics for Pontefract, Wakefield, Wakefield
The aim of this article is to provide a brief overview of street level crime in Pontefract using the latest Police statistics. Police data is usually published two months in arrears, so March 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 189 street level crime incidents in Pontefract in March 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 Pontefract, 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 Crime69
Anti Social Behaviour36
Public Order19
Criminal Damage Arson18
Other Theft9
Other Crime9
Vehicle Crime5
Bicycle Theft1
Possession Of Weapons1
Theft From The Person1
All Crime189

Map of street level crime incidents in March 2021

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

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

LocationCrime Incidents
Red Hill (2.56 miles)341
Monkhill (0.62 miles)229
Airedale (2.48 miles)228
Strawberry Hill (1.86 miles)126
Featherstone (1.96 miles)125
Ferrybridge (2.24 miles)102
Ackton (2.48 miles)72
Carleton (0.88 miles)56
Chequerfield (0.88 miles)56

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

Most violent places near Pontefract

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

LocationViolent Incidents
Red Hill68
Strawberry Hill44

Last updated: March 2021
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