Armthorpe Crime Overview

Armthorpe is among the top 20 safest small towns in South Yorkshire, and is the 50th most dangerous overall out of South Yorkshire's 110 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Armthorpe in 2020 was 76 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to South Yorkshire's overall crime rate, coming in 17% lower than the South Yorkshire rate of 90 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Armthorpe is the 148th most dangerous small town, and the 1,124th most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In December 2020, Armthorpe was the worst small town in South Yorkshire for bicycle theft, with 2 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.14 per 1,000 inhabitants. September 2020 was also a bad month for Armthorpe residents, when it was South Yorkshire's most dangerous small town for shoplifting, recording 20 crimes at a rate of 1.4 per 1,000 residents. Armthorpe recorded 1 report of theft from the person during September 2020, making its crime rate of 0.07 the worst small town for theft from the person in South Yorkshire that month.

The most common crimes in Armthorpe are violence and sexual offences, with 426 offences during 2020, giving a crime rate of 30. This is 2.8% higher than 2019's figure of 414 offences and a difference of 0.83 from 2019's crime rate of 29. Armthorpe's least common crime is theft from the person, with 2 offences recorded in 2020, a decrease of 50% from 2019's figure of 3 crimes.

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Crime in Armthorpe Compared To South Yorkshire

Summary of Crimes in Armthorpe This Year

 ArmthorpeSouth Yorkshire 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour23416.2434,85824.7452% safer
Bicycle Theft100.698860.639% more dangerous
Burglary1057.2910,0317.122.3% more dangerous
Criminal Damage and Arson1087.5014,69110.4339% safer
Drugs201.393,9992.84104% safer
Other Crime292.014,3183.0652% safer
Other Theft926.399,0806.440.78% safer
Possession of Weapons120.831,5391.0931% safer
Public Order1037.1514,28310.1442% safer
Robbery110.761,3190.9424% safer
Shoplifting503.476,6874.7537% safer
Theft From the Person20.148430.60329% safer
Vehicle Crime1349.3010,1857.2322% more dangerous
Violence and Sexual Offences42629.5748,40334.3516% safer

Armthorpe Compared to Nearby Small Towns

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Barnby Dun with Kirk Sandall42350.7151% safer
North and South Anston51655.8737% safer
Aston cum Aughton87757.3533% safer
Stocksbridge79158.8830% safer
Edlington55168.1812% safer
Armthorpe1,10276.50-
Royston87081.776% more dangerous
Rossington1,11881.877% more dangerous
Maltby1,40385.1710% more dangerous
Dinnington St. John's79988.0113% more dangerous
Adwick le Street1,65589.8415% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Armthorpe

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Armthorpe Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2017201820192020Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour26201816Safer
Bicycle Theft0.691.10.490.69Safer
Burglary812107Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson912118Safer
Drugs0.560.691.01.4Getting worse
Other Crime1.11.51.72.0Getting worse
Other Theft7976Safer
Possession of Weapons0.620.760.560.83Getting worse
Public Order3.6777Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.830.560.490.76Getting worse
Shoplifting674.53.5Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.350.070.210.14Safer
Vehicle Crime91299Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences19262930Getting worse

Changes In Armthorpe's Crime Rates Over Time

Comparing Armthorpe to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Barnet67.7113% safer
Armthorpe76.50-
Coventry77.411.2% more dangerous
Croydon83.228% more dangerous
Sheffield85.8111% more dangerous
Bristol86.2111% more dangerous
Leicester97.4421% more dangerous
Birmingham102.8726% more dangerous
Liverpool107.2829% more dangerous
Bradford133.0242% more dangerous
Leeds137.1044% more dangerous

Crime in Armthorpe's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Armthorpe North67586First
Armthorpe South27853Second

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 theft from the person (inc. pickpocketing).

Last updated: 07 May 2021