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

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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 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 76 street level crime incidents in South Kirkby in August 2019. The largest category was Violent Crime, followed by Shoplifting. 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 Crime24
Shoplifting13
Anti Social Behaviour13
Other Theft11
Vehicle Crime5
Criminal Damage Arson4
Burglary3
Public Order1
Robbery1
Other Crime1
All Crime76

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 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)192
Hemsworth (2.24 miles)156
South Elmsall (1.96 miles)142
Royd Moor (1.86 miles)90
Brierley (1.86 miles)87
South Kirkby76
Grimethorpe (1.96 miles)68
Moorhouse (2.48 miles)51
Sandhill (2.56 miles)33
Great Houghton (2.56 miles)33



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
Moorthorpe79
South Elmsall58
Hemsworth48
Moorhouse26
Brierley25
South Kirkby24
Royd Moor22
Grimethorpe19
Sandhill8
Great Houghton8

Last updated: October 4, 2019
Information provided by data.police.uk
Published under the Open Government Licence v3.0


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