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Crime and Safety in Armthorpe

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Armthorpe is among the top 20 safest small towns in South Yorkshire, and is the 52nd most dangerous overall out of South Yorkshire's 109 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Armthorpe in 2021 was 81 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to South Yorkshire's overall crime rate, coming in 16% lower than the South Yorkshire rate of 94 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Armthorpe is the 170th most dangerous small town, and the 1,059th most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In May 2021, Armthorpe was the worst small town in South Yorkshire for bicycle theft, with 1 crime reported and a crime rate of 0.07 per 1,000 inhabitants. December 2021 was also a bad month for Armthorpe residents, when it was South Yorkshire's most dangerous small town for burglary, recording 19 crimes at a rate of 1.3 per 1,000 residents. Armthorpe recorded 3 reports of robbery during October 2021, making its crime rate of 0.21 the worst small town for robbery in South Yorkshire that month.

The most common crimes in Armthorpe are violence and sexual offences, with 436 offences during 2021, giving a crime rate of 30. This is 2.3% higher than 2020's figure of 426 offences and a difference of 0.70 from 2020's crime rate of 30. Armthorpe's least common crime is bicycle theft, with 8 offences recorded in 2021, a decrease of 25% from 2020's figure of 10 crimes.

Armthorpe 2022 Crime Scorecard

Top 20 Safest

Small Towns, South Yorkshire

20% lower, regional crime rate

Yorkshire and The Humber

6% higher, national crime rate

England, Wales & NI

Local Crime in Context

As of 2022, the crime rate in Armthorpe is 20% lower than Yorkshire and The Humber and 6% higher than the England, Wales & Northern Ireland overall figure.

Armthorpe Crime Rate Over Time

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

Last updated: 02 Jun, 2022

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Historical Crime Rates for Armthorpe

YearCrime Rate per
1,000 people
Total Crimes
2021811,168
2020761,102
2019821,187
2018891,276
201766947
201650726

Crime in Armthorpe Compared To South Yorkshire

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Summary of Crimes in Armthorpe This Year

 ArmthorpeSouth Yorkshire 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour19113.2627,46519.49 47% safer
Bicycle Theft80.561,0020.71 27% safer
Burglary14910.349,3476.63 36% more dangerous
Criminal Damage and Arson1137.8415,61911.09 41% safer
Drugs241.673,9502.80 68% safer
Other Crime382.644,5703.24 23% safer
Other Theft1006.949,3346.62 4.6% more dangerous
Possession of Weapons80.561,4551.03 84% safer
Public Order1097.5714,91610.59 40% safer
Robbery90.621,3970.99 60% safer
Shoplifting694.796,6454.72 1.5% more dangerous
Vehicle Crime1057.299,6956.88 6% more dangerous
Violence and Sexual Offences43630.2753,63438.06 26% safer

Armthorpe Compared to Nearby Small Towns)

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Penistone43433.82140% safer
North and South Anston47751.6557% safer
Sprotbrough and Cusworth69159.1837% safer
Aston cum Aughton96062.7829% safer
Stocksbridge85963.9427% safer
Armthorpe1,16881.08-
Thurcroft67882.071.2% more dangerous
Rossington1,17485.976% more dangerous
Hatfield1,55188.198% more dangerous
Royston94388.639% more dangerous
Maltby1,50691.4311% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Armthorpe

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Recent Crimes in Armthorpe

DateCrime TypeLocationOutcome
April 2022Other theftOn or near Durham LaneInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Public orderOn or near WinholmeInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near ToftsteadFurther action is not in the public interest
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Walstow CrescentInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near New IngsInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022ShopliftingOn or near Thorne RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Mere GroveInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Laurel RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Public orderOn or near Haller CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Glebe Farm CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Acer CroftUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Elm PlaceInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Woodlea GroveInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022BurglaryOn or near Poplar PlaceInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Harris RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Hawksley CourtInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Haller CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022ShopliftingOn or near King StreetInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022ShopliftingOn or near Petrol StationInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Evans CourtInvestigation complete; no suspect identified

Armthorpe Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2018201920202021Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour20181613 Safer
Bicycle Theft1.10.490.690.56 Safer
Burglary1210710 Getting worse
Criminal Damage and Arson121188 Safer
Drugs0.691.01.41.7 Getting worse
Other Crime1.51.72.02.6 Getting worse
Other Theft9767 Safer
Possession of Weapons0.760.560.830.56 Safer
Public Order7778 Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.560.490.760.62 Safer
Shoplifting74.53.54.8 Safer
Vehicle Crime12997 Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences26293030 Getting worse

Changes In Armthorpe's Crime Rates Over Time

Comparing Armthorpe to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Barnet67.0821% safer
Armthorpe81.08-
Croydon82.481.7% more dangerous
Sheffield90.0510% more dangerous
Bristol90.5210% more dangerous
Coventry102.2421% more dangerous
Leicester111.5927% more dangerous
Liverpool123.0634% more dangerous
Birmingham129.6437% more dangerous
Bradford132.2839% more dangerous
Leeds150.9446% more dangerous

Crime in Armthorpe's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Armthorpe North72492First
Armthorpe South27953Second

Crime in Armthorpe During Coronavirus Lockdowns

Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Armthorpe change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in September, when Armthorpe saw a 567% increase in shoplifting. Armthorpe saw a large fall in burglary during April, when it fell by 88% compared to April in 2019.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour+14%-32%+107%-4%-50%+4%+90%-38%-46%+6%
Bicycle Theft----------
Burglary+13%-88%-20%--57%-38%-32%+18%-13%+33%
Criminal Damage and Arson-84%-76%+125%+33%-53%-50%-62%-33%-19%+63%
Drugs+100%-+100%----50%--50%-33%
Other Crime-50%+67%-67%-+200%--+100%-+100%
Other Theft--25%-85%-17%-18%-23%+25%-33%+71%+175%
Possession of Weapons--------50%+200%-
Public Order--44%-38%+133%-21%-+11%-10%-20%-27%
Robbery--+300%----67%---
Shoplifting+100%-67%---14%+20%+567%-36%--
Vehicle Crime+300%-67%+120%+114%-27%-60%+13%-33%-24%+91%
Violence and Sexual Offences-31%+37%-+11%-32%+3%-10%--7%+32%

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in Armthorpe

What police force serves Armthorpe?
Armthorpe's local territorial police force is the South Yorkshire Police.

How dangerous is Armthorpe?
Armthorpe is among the top 20 safest small towns in South Yorkshire.

What is Armthorpe's most common crime?
The most common crimes in Armthorpe are violence and sexual offences.

What is the least common crime in Armthorpe?
Armthorpe's least common crime is bicycle theft.

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