Top 10 Most Dangerous Areas In Leeds

Written by regionadmin

8th November 2022

Leeds was a massive city during the Industrial Revolution, attracting many tourists who were interested in living in the area. Over the course of 100 years, Leeds has gained a big reputation for being a crime-ridden city. But how safe is Leeds? We’ll be discussing this and more such as what are the top 10 most dangerous areas in Leeds.

Is Leeds A Dangerous City?

A survey by Confused.com reveals that Leeds is the 14th least secure postcode in the UK. This survey took in several factors such as the number of CCTV cameras a city has, the number of police officers, crime rates per 1,000 people and overall resident safety.

It’s no wonder that Leeds is ranked as the UK’s 14th least secure postcode when it’s also the most dangerous city in the West of Yorkshire. Crimerate reports that last year Leeds had an overall crime rate of 151 crimes committed per 1,000 people. This was 17% higher than West Yorkshire’s own crime rate of 129 crimes.

Many crimes affect Leeds’s safety, but its most common one is violent crimes. Last year, violent crimes were committed 40,224 times and had an average crime rate of 62.

Top 10 Most Dangerous Areas In Leeds

What Parts Of Leeds Are Dangerous?

From using data from Crimerate, we’ve been able to uncover Leeds’s most dangerous wards.

Wards

Total Crimes

Total Crimes per 1000 People

Little London & Woodhouse

13,342

136

Hunslet & Riverside

7,877

126

Gipton & Harehills

6,031

220

Beeston & Holbeck

5,653

151

Armley

5,321

211

Killingbeck & Seacroft

5,217

231

Burnmantofts & Richmond Hill

5,112

164

Middleton Park

4,198

224

Bramley & Stanningley

3,570

209

Farnley & Wortley

3,455

167

The statistics above show that Little London and Woodhouse are Leeds’s most dangerous area. This ward is quite close to the city centre. City centres are often a hotspot for crime so maybe this is why the area is experiencing a high number of criminal activity.

What Crimes Happen The Most In Leeds?

The West Yorkshire Police that last year Leeds had 138.93 crimes recorded to the police per 1,000 people. From using data they’ve collected we have been able to determine which crimes happen the most in Leeds.

Type of Crime

Police Recorded Crimes Per 1,000 People

Bicycle Theft

1.51

Burglary

8.27

Criminal Damage & Arson

11.67

Drugs

3.97

Other Crime

3.3

Other Theft

10.44

Possession of Weapons

1.09

Public Order

15.33

Robbery

1.89

Shoplifting

12.6

Theft From the Person

2.06

Vehicle Crime

8.8

Violence & Sexual Offences

58

most dangerous places in leeds

Conclusion

Leeds does get a bad reputation for being a dangerous city but is this really warranted? Sadly, I would say yes. Leeds reports high numbers of crime on a consistent basis and is regularly voted one of the most dangerous cities in the UK. Every city has dangerous and safe areas. I would personally advise checking current crime rates in the area before visiting.

To stay protected just like other businesses in Leeds, you will want to hire security guards to protect you and your workers from becoming victims of crime. Hiring a security agency is one way to reduce your risk of being targeted by criminals. A security business like ours can install CCTV cameras to monitor the property or hire security guards to deter potential criminals. Region security also evaluates your current security procedures and advises you on how to make your organisation safer.

To stay up to date with all the latest Leeds or Yorkshire & Humber news, check out of latest articles like; ‘Is Leeds A Safe Place To Live? or Leeds Crime Revealed

In addition to this, why not take a look at our Youtube Channel where we share various security tips, facts and statics you may find interesting such as How To Secure A Hotel Door?

 

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