Crime Statistics for South Kirkby, Wakefield, Wakefield, Dec 2020

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Crime Statistics for South Kirkby, Wakefield, Wakefield

The aim of this article is to provide a brief overview of street level crime in South Kirkby using the latest Police statistics. Police data is usually published two months in arrears, so December 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 65 street level crime incidents in South Kirkby in December 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 South Kirkby, 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 Crime19
Anti Social Behaviour11
Criminal Damage Arson10
Other Theft9
Burglary5
Public Order4
Shoplifting4
Drugs1
Vehicle Crime1
Other Crime1
All Crime65

Map of street level crime incidents in December 2020

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

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

LocationCrime Incidents
Moorthorpe (1.39 miles)176
South Elmsall (1.96 miles)144
Hemsworth (2.24 miles)92
Brierley (1.86 miles)81
Grimethorpe (1.96 miles)66
South Kirkby65
Royd Moor (1.86 miles)57
Moorhouse (2.48 miles)49
Sandhill (2.56 miles)37
Great Houghton (2.56 miles)37

5.4%
of Wakefield residents were born outside of the UK, according to the 2011 Census



Most violent places near South Kirkby

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

LocationViolent Incidents
Moorthorpe60
South Elmsall45
Hemsworth40
Royd Moor29
Brierley23
Grimethorpe21
South Kirkby19
Moorhouse19
Sandhill10
Great Houghton10

Last updated: February 4, 2021
Information provided by data.police.uk
Published under the Open Government Licence v3.0


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