Crime Statistics for South Kirkby, Wakefield, Wakefield, Jul 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 July 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 69 street level crime incidents in South Kirkby in July 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 Crime26
Anti Social Behaviour12
Public Order10
Shoplifting8
Other Theft6
Burglary3
Vehicle Crime3
Criminal Damage Arson1
All Crime69

Map of street level crime incidents in July 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)191
Hemsworth (2.24 miles)159
South Elmsall (1.96 miles)154
Royd Moor (1.86 miles)110
Brierley (1.86 miles)78
South Kirkby69
Grimethorpe (1.96 miles)54
Moorhouse (2.48 miles)48
Sandhill (2.56 miles)46
Great Houghton (2.56 miles)46

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
Moorthorpe70
Hemsworth58
South Elmsall53
Royd Moor46
Brierley29
South Kirkby26
Moorhouse19
Grimethorpe18
Sandhill18
Great Houghton18

Last updated: September 16, 2020
Information provided by data.police.uk
Published under the Open Government Licence v3.0


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