Crime Statistics for South Ossett, Wakefield, Wakefield, May 2020

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Crime Statistics for South Ossett, Wakefield, Wakefield

The aim of this article is to provide a brief overview of street level crime in South Ossett using the latest Police statistics. Police data is usually published two months in arrears, so May 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 122 street level crime incidents in South Ossett in May 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 Ossett, 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 Crime34
Anti Social Behaviour25
Burglary17
Public Order11
Criminal Damage Arson10
Other Theft10
Vehicle Crime6
Drugs5
Bicycle Theft1
Robbery1
Shoplifting1
Theft From The Person1
All Crime122

Map of street level crime incidents in May 2020

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

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

LocationCrime Incidents
Chickenley (1.75 miles)181
Gawthorpe (1.96 miles)171
Calder and Hebble Navigation (1.8 miles)134
Shepherd Hill (0.62 miles)127
South Ossett122
Horbury (0.88 miles)98
Horbury Junction (1.75 miles)94
Healey (0.62 miles)61
Netherton (1.96 miles)29
Horbury Bridge (1.24 miles)28

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



Most violent places near South Ossett

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

LocationViolent Incidents
Gawthorpe72
Chickenley67
Calder and Hebble Navigation47
Shepherd Hill34
South Ossett34
Horbury Junction23
Horbury22
Healey11
Netherton8
Horbury Bridge1

Last updated: July 7, 2020
Information provided by data.police.uk
Published under the Open Government Licence v3.0


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