Dewsbury: A Crime Overview

December 4, 2014

Dewsbury: A Crime Overview

Dewsbury and Mirfield are part of the Metropolitan Borough of Kirklees and have a population of 75,926. These areas are served by West Yorkshire Police and the area is rated nationally as having a medium level crime rate. In September 2014, the total number of crimes reported by West Yorkshire Police in Dewsbury and Mirfield was 605. The highest amount of crimes committed in a specific area of Dewsbury and Mirfield was the 122 reported in Dewsbury town centre.

The most prevalent crime in Dewsbury and Mirfield is anti­social behaviour. Between May 2013 and September 2014, there were 5039 anti­social behavioural crimes committed; and this makes up a staggering 43% of all crime in Dewsbury and Mirfield. During this same time frame, there were also 1312 violent and sexual offences, and 1288 offences of criminal damage and arson in

Dewsbury and Mirfield. In Dewsbury and Mirfield, between May 2013 and September 2014, there were 234 cases where an offender was sent to court, and 770 cases where an offender was dealt with in court. These 770 cases where an offender was dealt with in court make up 11% of the outcome of crime in Dewsbury and Mirfield; and crimes ‘under investigation’ also make up 11%.

If you have been arrested or are facing charges for any crime committed within the Kirklees area you must contact Qamar Solicitors LLP who can provide you with a fair, professional defence against these charges. Qamar Solicitors LLP are a team of specialist defence solicitors based in Dewsbury, who have years of expertise in criminal defence.

Dewsbury Solicitors

We are a trusted name in the Kirklees area, and if you need a specialist criminal defence solicitor in Dewsbury, then please contact us. Our Dewsbury office is located on Halifax Road, or alternatively contact our friendly, expert team of defence lawyers on 07912842233.

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