Adwick le Street Crime Overview

Adwick le Street is among the top 10 most dangerous small towns in South Yorkshire, and is the 38th most dangerous overall out of South Yorkshire's 110 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Adwick le Street in 2020 was 90 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares poorly to South Yorkshire's overall crime rate, coming in 0.26% higher than the South Yorkshire rate of 90 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Adwick le Street is the 82nd most dangerous small town, and the 706th most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In December 2020, Adwick le Street was the worst small town in South Yorkshire for burglary, with 22 crimes reported and a crime rate of 1.2 per 1,000 inhabitants. May 2020 was also a bad month for Adwick le Street residents, when it was South Yorkshire's most dangerous small town for criminal damage and arson, recording 21 crimes at a rate of 1.1 per 1,000 residents. Adwick le Street recorded 4 reports of drugs during September 2020, making its crime rate of 0.22 the worst small town for drugs in South Yorkshire that month.

The most common crimes in Adwick le Street are violence and sexual offences, with 661 offences during 2020, giving a crime rate of 36. This is 7% lower than 2019's figure of 710 offences and a difference of 2.66 from 2019's crime rate of 39. Adwick le Street's least common crime is theft from the person, with 5 offences recorded in 2020, an increase of 20% from 2019's figure of 4 crimes.

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Crime in Adwick le Street Compared To South Yorkshire

Summary of Crimes in Adwick le Street This Year

 Adwick le StreetSouth Yorkshire 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour43623.6734,85824.744.5% safer
Bicycle Theft80.438860.6347% safer
Burglary1638.8510,0317.1220% more dangerous
Criminal Damage and Arson22212.0514,69110.4313% more dangerous
Drugs281.523,9992.8487% safer
Other Crime844.564,3183.0633% more dangerous
Other Theft774.189,0806.4454% safer
Possession of Weapons130.711,5391.0954% safer
Public Order1789.6614,28310.145.0% safer
Robbery170.921,3190.942.2% safer
Shoplifting573.096,6874.7554% safer
Theft From the Person50.278430.60122% safer
Vehicle Crime1427.7110,1857.236% more dangerous
Violence and Sexual Offences66135.8848,40334.354.3% more dangerous

Adwick le Street Compared to Nearby Small Towns

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Armthorpe1,10276.5017% safer
Royston87081.7710% safer
Rossington1,11881.8710% safer
Maltby1,40385.175% safer
Dinnington St. John's79988.012.1% safer
Adwick le Street1,65589.84-
Thurcroft77393.574.0% more dangerous
Rawmarsh1,956102.0812% more dangerous
Brierley814104.8814% more dangerous
Thorne1,878106.3516% more dangerous
Worsbrough949106.3516% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Adwick le Street

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Adwick le Street Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Anti-Social Behaviour45292324Safer
Bicycle Theft0.710.810.600.43Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson22151512Safer
Drugs1. worse
Other Crime2. worse
Other Theft107114.2Safer
Possession of Weapons0.600.760.650.71Getting worse
Public Order99810Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.710.870.490.92Getting worse
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.270.430.220.27Safer
Vehicle Crime8888Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences33363936Safer

Changes In Adwick le Street's Crime Rates Over Time

Comparing Adwick le Street to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Barnet67.7133% safer
Coventry77.4116% safer
Croydon83.228% safer
Sheffield85.814.7% safer
Bristol86.214.2% safer
Adwick le Street89.84-
Leicester97.448% more dangerous
Birmingham102.8713% more dangerous
Liverpool107.2816% more dangerous
Bradford133.0232% more dangerous
Leeds137.1034% more dangerous

Crime in Adwick le Street's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Adwick le Street & Woodlands1,187109First

Crime in Adwick le Street During Coronavirus Lockdowns

Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Adwick le Street change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in September, when Adwick le Street saw a 300% increase in drugs. Adwick le Street saw a large fall in shoplifting during April, when it fell by 86% compared to April in 2019. Other Theft saw a fall in every month of Adwick le Street's lockdown.

Anti-Social Behaviour-36%+28%+94%+43%-50%-27%+60%+86%+61%-3%
Bicycle Theft----50%-+100%-50%---
Criminal Damage and Arson-40%-18%-25%-10%-55%-41%+21%-18%+11%+4%
Other Crime-71%-33%-13%--22%+56%+300%+14%+75%+75%
Other Theft-28%-67%-50%-56%-68%-83%-36%-85%--25%
Possession of Weapons---60%------+100%
Public Order-18%-29%+133%+42%+13%+31%-50%+64%-33%+36%
Theft From the Person----------
Vehicle Crime+17%-69%--27%-31%+9%+57%+85%+40%-7%
Violence and Sexual Offences+20%-25%-39%-39%+7%+27%+2%-6%-42%+10%

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in Adwick le Street

What police force serves Adwick le Street?
Adwick le Street's local territorial police force is the South Yorkshire Police.
How dangerous is Adwick le Street?
Adwick le Street is among the top 10 most dangerous small towns in South Yorkshire.
What is Adwick le Street's most common crime?
The most common crimes in Adwick le Street are violence and sexual offences.
What is the least common crime in Adwick le Street?
Adwick le Street's least common crime is theft from the person (inc. pickpocketing).

Last updated: 07 May 2021