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.

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Summary of Crimes in Doncaster This Year

 Doncaster
CrimeCountRate
Anti-Social Behaviour5,02116.10
Bicycle Theft1760.56
Burglary1,6145.17
Criminal Damage and Arson2,3287.46
Drugs6221.99
Other Crime7312.34
Other Theft1,5254.89
Possession of Weapons2490.80
Public Order2,3367.49
Robbery2290.73
Shoplifting1,2193.91
Theft From the Person1740.56
Vehicle Crime1,3954.47
Violence and Sexual Offences7,86525.22

Doncaster Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2017201820192020Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour29211616Safer
Bicycle Theft0.770.970.650.56Safer
Burglary7675Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson11997Safer
Drugs1.21.62.12.0Getting worse
Other Crime1.82.12.62.3Getting worse
Other Theft7774.9Safer
Possession of Weapons0.640.780.880.80Getting worse
Public Order6777Getting worse
Robbery0.670.770.770.73Safer
Shoplifting8763.9Safer
Theft From the Person0.921.00.800.56Safer
Vehicle Crime6664.5Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences23252525Getting worse

Comparing Doncaster to the UK's Major Cities

CitiesCrime RateRate Difference
Doncaster65.61-
Coventry71.508% more dangerous
Sheffield73.9911% more dangerous
Kirklees74.2312% more dangerous
Croydon77.1815% more dangerous
Bradford79.1917% more dangerous
London80.7019% more dangerous
Birmingham89.0226% more dangerous
Bristol91.5728% more dangerous
Leeds91.9029% more dangerous
Leicester102.5136% more dangerous
Liverpool105.9438% 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