Doncaster Crime Overview
Doncaster is the third safest city in Yorkshire and The Humber, and the 37th safest overall out of the UK's cities. The overall crime rate in Doncaster in 2020 was 66 crimes per 1,000 people.
The most common crimes in Doncaster are violence and sexual offences, with 7,865 offences during 2020, giving a crime rate of 25. This is 2.8% higher than 2019's figure of 7,647 offences and a difference of 0.70 from 2019's crime rate of 25. Doncaster's least common crime is theft from the person, with 174 offences recorded in 2020, a decrease of 43% from 2019's figure of 249 crimes.
Doncaster Crime Map
Summary of Crimes in Doncaster This Year
|Criminal Damage and Arson||2,328||7.46|
|Possession of Weapons||249||0.80|
|Theft From the Person||174||0.56|
|Violence and Sexual Offences||7,865||25.22|
Doncaster Crime Trends
|Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents|
|Criminal Damage and Arson||11||9||9||7||Safer|
|Other Crime||1.8||2.1||2.6||2.3||Getting worse|
|Possession of Weapons||0.64||0.78||0.88||0.80||Getting worse|
|Public Order||6||7||7||7||Getting worse|
|Theft From the Person||0.92||1.0||0.80||0.56||Safer|
|Violence and Sexual Offences||23||25||25||25||Getting worse|
Comparing Doncaster to the UK's Major Cities
|Cities||Crime Rate||Rate Difference|
|Coventry||71.50||8% more dangerous|
|Sheffield||73.99||11% more dangerous|
|Kirklees||74.23||12% more dangerous|
|Croydon||77.18||15% more dangerous|
|Bradford||79.19||17% more dangerous|
|London||80.70||19% more dangerous|
|Birmingham||89.02||26% more dangerous|
|Bristol||91.57||28% more dangerous|
|Leeds||91.90||29% more dangerous|
|Leicester||102.51||36% more dangerous|
|Liverpool||105.94||38% more dangerous|
Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in Doncaster
What police force serves Doncaster?Doncaster's local territorial police force is the South Yorkshire Police.
How dangerous is Doncaster?Doncaster is the third safest city in Yorkshire and The Humber.
What is Doncaster's most common crime?The most common crimes in Doncaster are violence and sexual offences.
What is the least common crime in Doncaster?Doncaster's least common crime is theft from the person.
Last updated: 18 Feb 2021