Worksop Crime Overview

Worksop is the third most dangerous medium-sized town in Nottinghamshire, and is the 26th most dangerous overall out of Nottinghamshire's 245 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Worksop in 2020 was 91 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares poorly to Nottinghamshire's overall crime rate, coming in 20% higher than the Nottinghamshire rate of 73 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Worksop is the 54th most dangerous medium-sized town, and the 669th most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In December 2020, Worksop was the worst medium-sized town in Nottinghamshire for burglary, with 26 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.60 per 1,000 inhabitants. December 2020 was also a bad month for Worksop residents, when it was Nottinghamshire's most dangerous medium-sized town for criminal damage and arson, recording 37 crimes at a rate of 0.85 per 1,000 residents. Worksop recorded 16 reports of drugs during November 2020, making its crime rate of 0.37 the worst medium-sized town for drugs in Nottinghamshire that month.

The most common crimes in Worksop are violence and sexual offences, with 1,329 offences during 2020, giving a crime rate of 30. This is 16% lower than 2019's figure of 1,544 offences and a difference of 4.93 from 2019's crime rate of 35. Worksop's least common crime is robbery, with 21 offences recorded in 2020, a decrease of 57% from 2019's figure of 33 crimes.

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Crime in Worksop Compared To Nottinghamshire

Summary of Crimes in Worksop This Year

 WorksopNottinghamshire 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour1,63837.5642,34436.472.9% more dangerous
Bicycle Theft581.331,3371.1514% more dangerous
Burglary2846.515,3854.6429% more dangerous
Criminal Damage and Arson43910.079,8068.4516% more dangerous
Drugs1403.214,1093.5410% safer
Other Crime1142.612,6512.2813% more dangerous
Other Theft3778.646,7615.8233% more dangerous
Possession of Weapons410.949910.8510% more dangerous
Public Order3357.686,8495.9023% more dangerous
Robbery210.487970.6944% safer
Shoplifting48811.197,7256.6541% more dangerous
Theft From the Person330.761,0720.9221% safer
Vehicle Crime3247.435,9115.0931% more dangerous
Violence and Sexual Offences1,32930.4731,87527.4510% more dangerous

Worksop Compared to Nearby Medium-Sized Towns

Medium-Sized TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
West Bridgford2,25446.1498% safer
Beeston2,52946.7295% safer
Arnold1,96450.1482% safer
Hucknall2,36767.2836% safer
Kirkby-in-Ashfield1,93171.0029% safer
Worksop3,98391.33-
Sutton in Ashfield4,55495.334.2% more dangerous
Newark3,843125.5127% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Worksop

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Worksop Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2017201820192020Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour31282738Getting worse
Bicycle Theft0.851.31.51.3Getting worse
Burglary7897Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson11101110Safer
Drugs1.41.73.23.2Getting worse
Other Crime1.72.32.82.6Getting worse
Other Theft1712109Safer
Possession of Weapons0.600.570.890.94Getting worse
Public Order7998Safer
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.710.570.760.48Safer
Shoplifting15151511Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.500.730.850.76Getting worse
Vehicle Crime8687Getting worse
Violence and Sexual Offences26353530Safer

Changes In Worksop's Crime Rates Over Time

Offences in Worksop's Green Spaces

We only display green spaces in Worksop that are named, and have had crimes recorded within their boundaries during 2020.

NameASBDrugsPublic OrderRobberyVSOAll OthersCrimes per Hectare
Canch Recreation Ground5---223.8
Memorial Avenue Gardens5---222.1

Comparing Worksop to the UK's Major Cities

Medium-Sized TownCrime RateRate Difference
Barnet67.7135% safer
Coventry77.4118% safer
Croydon83.2210% safer
Sheffield85.816% safer
Bristol86.216% safer
Worksop91.33-
Leicester97.446% more dangerous
Birmingham102.8711% more dangerous
Liverpool107.2815% more dangerous
Bradford133.0231% more dangerous
Leeds137.1033% more dangerous

Crime in Worksop's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Worksop Cheapside1,206166First
Worksop Kilton56350Third
Worksop Town & South1,060148Second

Crime in Worksop During Coronavirus Lockdowns

Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Worksop change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in November, when Worksop saw a 200% increase in bicycle theft. Worksop saw a large fall in bicycle theft during May, when it fell by 83% compared to May in 2019.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour+13%+92%+75%+81%+33%+25%+23%+80%+46%+23%
Bicycle Theft-50%-80%-83%-20%+67%-50%-20%+125%+200%-17%
Burglary-24%+38%-47%-44%-58%-18%-8%+35%-22%-30%
Criminal Damage and Arson-23%-13%-44%+8%-8%-15%-6%-26%-3%+3%
Drugs+25%--7%+6%-7%+60%+71%-41%+78%-37%
Other Crime-47%-56%-9%-8%-+83%+17%+150%+89%-11%
Other Theft+16%-33%+5%-46%-9%-11%-23%-21%+68%+15%
Possession of Weapons+13%+50%-75%+67%+50%--+50%-67%+150%
Public Order-26%-25%+25%-19%-8%-13%-3%-28%+14%-48%
Robbery-+100%-----33%--50%-67%
Shoplifting-48%-71%-19%-56%-29%-16%+8%-23%+8%-17%
Theft From the Person+200%+100%--60%-25%-40%+75%-50%-33%-
Vehicle Crime+143%-13%-62%-58%-22%-6%-21%-8%+8%+14%
Violence and Sexual Offences-9%-27%-25%-2%-7%-12%-15%-7%-19%-33%

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in Worksop

What police force serves Worksop?
Worksop's local territorial police force is the Nottinghamshire Police.
How dangerous is Worksop?
Worksop is the third most dangerous medium-sized town in Nottinghamshire.
What is Worksop's most common crime?
The most common crimes in Worksop are violence and sexual offences.
What is the least common crime in Worksop?
Worksop's least common crime is robbery (inc. mugging).

Last updated: 07 May 2021