Crime Statistics for South Elmsall, Wakefield, Wakefield, Aug 2019

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Crime Statistics for South Elmsall, Wakefield, Wakefield

The aim of this article is to provide a brief overview of street level crime in South Elmsall using the latest Police statistics. Police data is usually published two months in arrears, so August 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 142 street level crime incidents in South Elmsall in August 2019. 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 South Elmsall, 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 Crime58
Anti Social Behaviour24
Criminal Damage Arson13
Public Order11
Vehicle Crime10
Other Theft6
Bicycle Theft1
Theft From The Person1
All Crime142

Map of street level crime incidents in August 2019

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

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

LocationCrime Incidents
Moorthorpe (0.62 miles)192
Hemsworth (3.34 miles)156
South Elmsall142
Royd Moor (2.24 miles)90
South Kirkby (1.96 miles)76
Moorhouse (0.88 miles)51
Badsworth (1.96 miles)15
Hampole (1.96 miles)2
Hooton Pagnell (1.96 miles)2
Brodsworth (3.1 miles)1

Most violent places near South Elmsall

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

LocationViolent Incidents
South Elmsall58
South Kirkby24
Royd Moor22
Hooton Pagnell0

Last updated: October 4, 2019
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