Crime in Bradford compared with crime in other similar areas

In the year ending June 2019, the crime rate in Bradford was higher than the average crime rate across similar areas.

The red and green lines show how far the crime rate would normally vary from the average. Bradford lies above the red line, so its crime rate is higher than normal for the group.

How to interpret this chart

This chart compares the crime rate in your local area to the average crime rate across similar areas. It shows the total number of crimes over a twelve month period per thousand residents, for the crime type selected.

Where your area lies in relation to the red and green lines is more important than its rank among similar areas. If your area lies between the red and green lines, its crime rate is normal for the group. If your area lies above the red line, its crime rate is higher than normal for the group, and similarly, if your area lies below the green line, its crime rate is lower than normal.

The areas shown in this chart are those that have been assessed to be most similar to your own. However, the circumstances within these areas do still vary and these variations can have an impact on the crime rates observed.

Data bounds Crime rate
Upper bound 135.11
Most Similar Group average 120.21
Lower bound 106.95
Area Crime rate
Walsall 86.34
Gateshead 103.16
Tameside 113.91
Halton 114.42
Stoke on Trent 117.69
Sunderland 119.22
Bolton 121.83
Rochdale 123.79
Oldham 124.31
Newport 129.97
North East Lincolnshire 130.75
Bradford 140.26

(Source: ONS)

Crime in Bradford compared with crime in the West Yorkshire force area

In the year ending June 2019, the crime rate in Bradford was higher than average for the West Yorkshire force area.

How to interpret this chart

This chart compares the crime rate in your local area to the average crime rate across the force area. It shows the total number of crimes over a twelve month period per thousand residents, for the crime type selected.

Area Crime rate
Force average 127.64
Kirklees 107.33
Calderdale 121.40
Wakefield 121.72
Leeds 134.60
Bradford 140.26

(Source: ONS)

Crime changes over time in Bradford and in the West Yorkshire force area

In the quarter ending June 2019, crime rates were:

  • down in Bradford
  • down in the West Yorkshire force area

compared with the corresponding quarter in 2018.

How to interpret this chart

This chart shows how crime rates in your local area and police force area have changed over time. It also shows how the average crime rates in similar areas to your local area have changed over time.

The chart shows the quarterly crimes per thousand residents, for the crime type selected, over a three year period. Note that some crime types have distinct seasonal patterns and this should be borne in mind when viewing the chart.

Crime rate
Date Bradford Most Similar Group average West Yorkshire Bradford
June 2016 21.28 24.01 25.15
September 2016 22.69 25.62 26.98
December 2016 24.06 26.59 29.07
March 2017 24.92 26.82 30.05
June 2017 26.76 27.70 31.33
September 2017 28.23 28.26 31.68
December 2017 28.31 29.55 33.18
March 2018 28.12 28.92 32.46
June 2018 31.97 31.35 35.77
September 2018 31.95 32.57 37.01
December 2018 30.40 32.58 35.07
March 2019 28.65 31.20 33.65
June 2019 29.21 31.30 34.53

(Source: ONS)

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