Revealed: The worst Wakefield streets for violence, burglary and vehicle crime

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There has been an increase in crime in the Wakefield area, latest figures reveal.

There were a total of 1,483 of crimes reporter in April 2018 compared to 1,330 in March.

It is no surprise to see the streets in the city centre populated with pubs and clubs high on the list, along with shopping centres, which are high on reports of crimes including shoplifting.

Click the link above to see which streets have recorded the most crimes

Here, we take a look at the streets to find out what crimes have been committed and which streets are hotspots for certain types of criminals.

Vehicle crime

There were 81 reports made in April 2018, which is an increase on the 52 reports made in March.

Gelder Croft, Wakefield Road and Longfield Terrace were the streets with the most reports.

Violence and sexual offences

There were 489 offences of violent or sexual offences in April 2018, which is an increase on the 469 offences reported in March.

East Avenue, Elder Green, Spa Grove and Wicket Drive were the streets with the most reports were made from.


There were 103 burglaries committed in Wakefield during April, which is an increase on the 86 offences in March.

Fairway View, Thornes Moor Close and Naylor Street had the most reports.


There were 21 offences involving drugs in April, an increase on the 15 offences in March.

Tuke Grove, Bevan Place, and Green Road, were among the streets where most reports were made.

Public order

There were 117 offences reported in April, which is less than the 131 reported in March.

Woodville Court, Wicket Drive, and Arundal Close were among the streets where from reports were made.

*Statistics taken from