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Crime and Safety in Worksop, Nottinghamshire

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Worksop is the most dangerous medium-sized town in Nottinghamshire, and is among the top 20 most dangerous overall out of Nottinghamshire's 236 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Worksop in 2021 was 115 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares poorly to Nottinghamshire's overall crime rate, coming in 34% higher than the Nottinghamshire rate of 76 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Worksop is the 25th most dangerous medium-sized town, and the 372nd most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In September 2021, Worksop was the worst MediumTown.ToInlineText() in Nottinghamshire for burglary, with 27 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.62 per 1,000 inhabitants. December 2021 was also a bad month for Worksop residents, when it was Nottinghamshire's most dangerous MediumTown.ToInlineText() for criminal damage and arson, recording 56 crimes at a rate of 1.3 per 1,000 residents. Worksop recorded 30 reports of other theft during December 2021, making its crime rate of 0.69 the worst MediumTown.ToInlineText() for other theft in Nottinghamshire that month.

The most common crimes in Worksop are violence and sexual offences, with 1,569 offences during 2021, giving a crime rate of 36. This is 15% higher than 2020's figure of 1,329 offences and a difference of 5.51 from 2020's crime rate of 30. Worksop's least common crime is theft from the person, with 36 offences recorded in 2021, an increase of 8% from 2020's figure of 33 crimes.

Worksop 2022 Crime Scorecard

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Medium-Sized Towns, Nottinghamshire

29% higher, regional crime rate

East Midlands

37% higher, national crime rate

England, Wales & NI

Local Crime in Context

As of 2022, the crime rate in Worksop is 29% higher than the East Midlands and 37% higher than the England, Wales & Northern Ireland overall figure.

Worksop Crime Rate Over Time

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Incidents mapped in Worksop represent the time frame between April 2019 and March 2022. Each point on the map represents an area where crimes have been recorded locally.

Last updated: 11 May, 2022

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Historical Crime Rates for Worksop

YearCrime Rate per
1,000 people
Total Crimes
20211155,020
2020913,983
20191074,668
20181024,438
2017964,193
2016803,475

Crime in Worksop Compared To Nottinghamshire

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Summary of Crimes in Worksop This Year

 WorksopNottinghamshire 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour1,43532.9035,08530.22 8% more dangerous
Bicycle Theft761.741,2821.10 37% more dangerous
Burglary2786.374,2773.68 42% more dangerous
Criminal Damage and Arson59113.5510,3408.91 34% more dangerous
Drugs1292.963,9863.43 16% safer
Other Crime1343.072,5642.21 28% more dangerous
Other Theft3918.977,0176.04 33% more dangerous
Possession of Weapons451.031,0660.92 11% more dangerous
Public Order3848.807,6816.62 25% more dangerous
Robbery461.057610.66 37% more dangerous
Shoplifting95521.908,7167.51 66% more dangerous
Theft From the Person360.838400.72 13% more dangerous
Vehicle Crime3868.855,3034.57 48% more dangerous
Violence and Sexual Offences1,56935.9834,82729.99 17% more dangerous

Worksop Compared to Nearby Medium-Sized Towns)

Medium-Sized TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Beeston2,83552.37120% safer
Kirkby-in-Ashfield1,83467.4371% safer
Hucknall2,49170.8163% safer
Sutton in Ashfield4,57995.8520% safer
Newark3,353109.505% safer
Worksop5,020115.10-

Crime Over Time in Worksop

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Recent Crimes in Worksop

DateCrime TypeLocationOutcome
March 2022Other theftOn or near Newgate StreetUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022ShopliftingOn or near SupermarketInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Wessex RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near High Grounds WayInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Tenby GroveUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Parking AreaUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Byron WayOffender given a caution
March 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Richmond RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Newcastle AvenueUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Pelham StreetInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Further/Higher Educational BuildingUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Public orderOn or near Baker CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Lancastrian WayInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near B6045Investigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Langley StreetUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Bicycle theftOn or near Sports/Recreation AreaInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Parking AreaInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Public orderOn or near Sitwell CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near BembridgeUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022ShopliftingOn or near Boundary RowInvestigation complete; no suspect identified

Worksop Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2018201920202021Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour28273833 Getting worse
Bicycle Theft1.31.51.31.7 Getting worse
Burglary8976 Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson10111014 Getting worse
Drugs1.73.23.23.0 Getting worse
Other Crime2.32.82.63.1 Getting worse
Other Theft121099 Safer
Possession of Weapons0.570.890.941.0 Getting worse
Public Order9989 Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.570.760.481.0 Getting worse
Shoplifting15151122 Getting worse
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.730.850.760.83 Getting worse
Vehicle Crime6879 Getting worse
Violence and Sexual Offences35353036 Getting worse

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 2021.

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
Coventry39.93188% safer
Birmingham49.60132% safer
Barnet67.0872% safer
Croydon82.4840% safer
Sheffield90.0328% safer
Bristol90.5227% safer
Leicester111.593.1% safer
Worksop115.10-
Liverpool123.066% more dangerous
Bradford132.2813% more dangerous
Leeds150.9424% more dangerous

Crime in Worksop's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Worksop Cheapside1,567215First
Worksop Kilton69462Third
Worksop Town & South1,465204Second

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 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 theft from the person (inc. pickpocketing).

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