Crime

The table below shows the number of offences and offence rate for different types of crime recorded across Wakefield District in the last 12 months. Some of the crime rates are lower than the regional average, some are higher. The selection of graphs low down the page show trends over time for a selection of crime types.

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Recorded crime rates, . Source: ONS (LG Inform API)

Vehicle crime

These offences include thefts of vehicles; thefts from vehicles; and offences where a vehicle has been interfered with in an attempt to steal the vehicle or its contents. The number of offences has increased over the past year, as they have across the region as a whole. Combined with burglar and robbery, serious acquisitive crime is a key priority for the Wakefield district Community Safety Partnership.

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Source: ONS Recorded Crime Data (LG Inform API).

Violent crime

Violence against the person with injury has increased over the past couple of years, and the offence rate is currently around 16% higher than the regional rate. Some of the increases have been due to improved adherence to crime recording rules, but this type of offence is another key priority of the Wakefield district Community Safety Partnership.

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Source: ONS Recorded Crime Data (LG Inform API).

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Source: ONS Recorded Crime Data (LG Inform API).

Other Resources

Counting rules for recorded crime
Home Office documents detailing the rules that help to ensure that crimes are recorded consistently and accurately.
A Community Safety Plan for Wakefield 2017 - 2019
Plan setting out the priorities for the Wakefield district Community Safety Partnership and details of how they will lead on the district Outcomes Framework objectives to ensure reductions in ‘priority’ crimes and that the most vulnerable are protected.