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Aston cum Aughton is among the top 10 safest small towns in South Yorkshire, and is the 47th safest overall out of South Yorkshire's 109 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Aston cum Aughton in 2021 was 63 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to South Yorkshire's overall crime rate, coming in 50% lower than the South Yorkshire rate of 94 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Aston cum Aughton is the 326th most dangerous small town, and the 2,005th most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In June 2021, Aston cum Aughton was the worst small town in South Yorkshire for robbery, with 3 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.20 per 1,000 inhabitants. January 2020 was also a bad month for Aston cum Aughton residents, when it was South Yorkshire's most dangerous small town for theft from the person, recording 2 crimes at a rate of 0.13 per 1,000 residents. Aston cum Aughton recorded 3 reports of bicycle theft during August 2020, making its crime rate of 0.20 the worst small town for bicycle theft in South Yorkshire that month.

The most common crimes in Aston cum Aughton are violence and sexual offences, with 426 offences during 2021, giving a crime rate of 28. This is 18% higher than 2020's figure of 350 offences and a difference of 4.97 from 2020's crime rate of 23. Aston cum Aughton's least common crime is theft from the person, with 1 offence recorded in 2021, a decrease of 100% from 2020's figure of 2 crimes.

Aston cum Aughton 2022 Crime Scorecard

Top 10 Safest

Small Towns, South Yorkshire

55% lower, regional crime rate

Yorkshire and The Humber

22% lower, national crime rate

England, Wales & NI

Local Crime in Context

As of 2022, the crime rate in Aston cum Aughton is 55% lower than Yorkshire and The Humber and 22% lower than the England, Wales & Northern Ireland overall figure.

Aston cum Aughton Crime Rate Over Time

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Last updated: 02 Jun, 2022

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Historical Crime Rates for Aston cum Aughton

YearCrime Rate per
1,000 people
Total Crimes
202163960
202057877
2019671,032
2018671,023
2017761,162
201658882

Crime in Aston cum Aughton Compared To South Yorkshire

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Summary of Crimes in Aston cum Aughton This Year

 Aston cum AughtonSouth Yorkshire 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour29619.3627,46519.49 0.67% safer
Bicycle Theft30.201,0020.71 255% safer
Burglary493.209,3476.63 107% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson1268.2415,61911.09 35% safer
Drugs291.903,9502.80 47% safer
Other Crime271.774,5703.24 83% safer
Other Theft452.949,3346.62 125% safer
Possession of Weapons50.331,4551.03 212% safer
Public Order1449.4214,91610.59 12% safer
Robbery161.051,3970.99 6% more dangerous
Shoplifting201.316,6454.72 260% safer
Theft From the Person10.078100.57 714% safer
Vehicle Crime694.519,6956.88 53% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences42627.8653,63438.06 37% safer

Aston cum Aughton Compared to Nearby Small Towns)

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Barnby Dun with Kirk Sandall19223.02173% safer
Bradfield40623.43168% safer
Penistone43433.8286% safer
North and South Anston47751.6522% safer
Sprotbrough and Cusworth69159.186% safer
Aston cum Aughton96062.78-
Stocksbridge85963.941.8% more dangerous
Armthorpe1,16881.0823% more dangerous
Thurcroft67882.0724% more dangerous
Rossington1,17485.9727% more dangerous
Hatfield1,55188.1929% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Aston cum Aughton

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Recent Crimes in Aston cum Aughton

DateCrime TypeLocationOutcome
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Mason DriveUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Westcott MewsUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Verelst AvenueInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Hall Farm CloseLocal resolution
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Westfield AvenueUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Belgrave PlaceUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Orchard Lea DriveUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022ShopliftingOn or near Rother View CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Lovetot AvenueInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Wharton AvenueInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Verelst AvenueInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022BurglaryOn or near Cantilupe CrescentInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Westfield AvenueAction to be taken by another organisation
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Ilkley CrescentUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Other theftOn or near Larch GroveInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Other theftOn or near Chesterfield RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Mason DriveUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Westcott MewsUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Chelmsford AvenueInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Public orderOn or near Leyburn DriveInvestigation complete; no suspect identified

Aston cum Aughton Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2018201920202021Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour28152319 Safer
Bicycle Theft0.130.260.390.20 Getting worse
Burglary10953.2 Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson9888 Safer
Drugs0.780.461.21.9 Getting worse
Other Crime2.02.21.91.8 Safer
Other Theft4.173.52.9 Safer
Possession of Weapons0.650.780.720.33 Safer
Public Order6569 Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.780.590.721.0 Getting worse
Shoplifting3.32.80.721.3 Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.260.130.130.07 Safer
Vehicle Crime7964.5 Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences22222328 Getting worse

Changes In Aston cum Aughton's Crime Rates Over Time

Comparing Aston cum Aughton to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Aston cum Aughton62.78-
Barnet67.086% more dangerous
Croydon82.4824% more dangerous
Sheffield90.0530% more dangerous
Bristol90.5231% more dangerous
Coventry102.2439% more dangerous
Leicester111.5944% more dangerous
Liverpool123.0649% more dangerous
Birmingham129.6452% more dangerous
Bradford132.2853% more dangerous
Leeds150.9458% more dangerous

Crime in Aston cum Aughton's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Aston60668First

Crime in Aston cum Aughton During Coronavirus Lockdowns

Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Aston cum Aughton change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in December, when Aston cum Aughton saw a 600% increase in public order. Aston cum Aughton saw a large fall in burglary during October, when it fell by 92% compared to October in 2019. Burglary saw a fall in every month of Aston cum Aughton's lockdown.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour-11%+27%+117%+106%+58%+83%+242%+38%+140%+29%
Bicycle Theft----+200%+200%----
Burglary+23%-30%-71%-60%-67%-50%-75%-92%-29%-71%
Criminal Damage and Arson-8%-58%-75%+200%-83%+50%+140%+14%+71%-33%
Drugs----+100%-----
Other Crime-25%-25%+100%-50%+100%-80%-50%-+100%-50%
Other Theft-71%-77%-38%-33%--25%-29%-67%+50%-50%
Possession of Weapons--------50%-50%-
Public Order-40%-+20%-+33%-10%+125%+25%+29%+600%
Robbery------+100%---
Shoplifting-67%-90%---75%----+100%
Vehicle Crime-59%-63%-69%-55%+33%+67%-57%-21%-22%+100%
Violence and Sexual Offences-29%-12%+38%+40%-14%+25%+38%-26%-10%-39%

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in Aston cum Aughton

What police force serves Aston cum Aughton?
Aston cum Aughton's local territorial police force is the South Yorkshire Police.

How dangerous is Aston cum Aughton?
Aston cum Aughton is among the top 10 safest small towns in South Yorkshire.

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

What is the least common crime in Aston cum Aughton?
Aston cum Aughton's least common crime is theft from the person (inc. pickpocketing).

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