Crime Statistics for Pontefract, Wakefield, Wakefield, May 2020

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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 May 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 198 street level crime incidents in Pontefract in May 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 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 Crime66
Anti Social Behaviour33
Public Order25
Criminal Damage Arson18
Other Theft15
Shoplifting11
Drugs9
Burglary6
Vehicle Crime5
Other Crime4
Bicycle Theft2
Robbery2
Possession Of Weapons1
Theft From The Person1
All Crime198

Map of street level crime incidents in May 2020

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.



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)291
Monkhill (0.62 miles)237
Pontefract198
Airedale (2.48 miles)195
Featherstone (1.96 miles)151
Strawberry Hill (1.86 miles)125
Ferrybridge (2.24 miles)98
Ackton (2.48 miles)89
Carleton (0.88 miles)69
Chequerfield (0.88 miles)69

5.4%
of Wakefield 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 Hill108
Monkhill79
Featherstone79
Airedale76
Pontefract66
Ackton42
Strawberry Hill41
Ferrybridge32
Carleton16
Chequerfield16

Last updated: July 6, 2020
Information provided by data.police.uk
Published under the Open Government Licence v3.0


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