THE total number of crimes reported across Bradford in a month has risen, according to the latest figures for September.

There were 6,644 crimes reported to police in the district in September according to the figures published by the website.

This compares to 6,587 crimes in August – a rise of 0.9 per cent.

It follows a drop in the monthly crime figure for the three previous months in a row, with 6,767 crimes in July, 7,187 in June and 7,668 in May.

The lowest month so far this year is still January with 6,375 – so the latest figure is 4.2 per cent higher than that.

The most common reported crime continues to be violence and sexual offences, with 2,880 incidences in August, along with 706 public order offences and 652 incidents of anti-social behaviour.

There were also 547 reports of criminal damage and arson, and 418 reports classified as “other theft”. This includes theft by an employee, blackmail and making off without payment.

There were also 320 incidents of shoplifting, 303 vehicle crimes and 242 burglaries.

In total there were 181 drugs offences as well as 172 classed as “other crimes”, which includes forgery, perjury and other miscellaneous crimes.

There were also 66 reports of theft from the person, 59 robberies, 55 possession of a weapon incidents and 42 bicycle thefts.

You can browse through the map or search for a street name or postcode, to see the level of each type of crime on every road in the whole of the Bradford district.

Read more in our series of crime maps: Every crime across Bradford in August 2023

In 2022 there were just over 82,800 recorded crimes across Bradford. This can be broken down as follows:

Violence and sexual offences (36098); public order (10577); criminal damage and arson (7266); anti-social behaviour (7256); other theft (5018); vehicle crime (3978); shoplifting (3072); burglary (3008); drugs (2322); other crime (1916); robbery (709); theft from person (706); possession of weapons (621); and bicycle theft (325).

The points on the map represent the approximate location of a crime or incident - not the exact place it happened.