Crime Statistics for South Kirkby, Wakefield, Wakefield, Feb 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 February 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 66 street level crime incidents in South Kirkby in February 2020. 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 Crime21
Shoplifting19
Anti Social Behaviour7
Other Crime6
Vehicle Crime4
Criminal Damage Arson3
Other Theft3
Public Order2
Drugs1
All Crime66

Map of street level crime incidents in February 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)143
Hemsworth (2.24 miles)118
South Elmsall (1.96 miles)104
Royd Moor (1.86 miles)80
Brierley (1.86 miles)69
South Kirkby66
Grimethorpe (1.96 miles)49
Moorhouse (2.48 miles)36
Sandhill (2.56 miles)16
Great Houghton (2.56 miles)16



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
Moorthorpe49
Hemsworth41
South Elmsall36
Brierley30
Royd Moor24
Grimethorpe22
South Kirkby21
Moorhouse15
Sandhill2
Great Houghton2

Last updated: April 3, 2020
Information provided by data.police.uk
Published under the Open Government Licence v3.0


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