Top 10 areas for arson and deliberate fires in Leeds revealed - how does your area compare?

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The 10 areas in Leeds with the most reports of arson attacks have been revealed.

A Freedom of Information Act request submitted to West Yorkshire Police by the Yorkshire Evening Post has revealed the 10 policing wards with the most reports of arson between April 1 2016 and March 31 2017, the most recent full year of figures available.

'Policing wards' refer to the way the force manages each area, dividing Leeds up into zones for overseeing.

The top ward for arson was Armley, with 58, followed by Wetherby Road with 55 and Gipton and Harehills with 52.

Of course, many wards are not completely equal in geographic or population size, but this is how the police record crime figures by area on their official systems.

The top 10 areas for reports of arson (in descending order)

1. Armley - 58

2. Wetherby Road - 55

3. Gipton and Harehills - 52

4. City and Hunslet B - 44

5. Beeston and Holbeck - 41

6. Killingback and Seacroft - 32

7. Middleton Park - 32

8. Burmantofts and Richmond HIll - 30

9. Chapel Allerton - 29

10. Bramley and Stanningley - 25

Revealed: Top 10 crime hotspots in Leeds compared
THE ARSON FIGURES IN FULL FOR EACH AREA - How does your neighbourhood compare? (In alphabetical order)

Adel 8

Alwoodley 7

Armley 58

Beeston and Holbeck 41

Bramley and Stanningley 25

Burmantofts and Richmond HIll - 30

Calverley and Farsley - 3

Chapel Allerton - 29

City and Hunslet A - 9

City and Hunslet B - 44

Crossgates and Whinmoor Road- 7

Farnley and Wortley - 20

Garforth and Swillington - 2

Gipton and Harehills - 52

Guiseley and Rawdon - 13

Harewood - 4

Headingley - 3

Horsforth - 4

Hyde Park and Woodhouse - 18

Killingback and Seacroft - 32

Kippax and Methley - 11

Kirkstall - 12

Middleton Park - 32

Moortown - 3

Morley North - 8

Morley South - 4

Otley and Yeadon - 3

Pudsey Ward - 9

Rothwell - 6

Roundhay - 10

Temple Newsam - 17

Weetwood - 6

Wetherby Road - 55