Aston cum Aughton Crime Overview

Aston cum Aughton is among the top 10 safest small towns in South Yorkshire, and is the 38th safest overall out of South Yorkshire's 110 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Aston cum Aughton in 2020 was 57 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to South Yorkshire's overall crime rate, coming in 56% lower than the South Yorkshire rate of 90 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Aston cum Aughton is the 352nd most dangerous small town, and the 2,306th most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

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

The most common crimes in Aston cum Aughton are violence and sexual offences, with 350 offences during 2020, giving a crime rate of 23. This is 2.0% higher than 2019's figure of 343 offences and a difference of 0.46 from 2019's crime rate of 22. Aston cum Aughton's least common crime is theft from the person, with 2 offences recorded in 2020, the same as 2019's figure of 2 crimes.

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Summary of Crimes in Aston cum Aughton This Year

 Aston cum AughtonSouth Yorkshire 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour34522.5634,85824.7410% safer
Bicycle Theft60.398860.6362% safer
Burglary805.2310,0317.1236% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson1177.6514,69110.4336% safer
Drugs181.183,9992.84141% safer
Other Crime291.904,3183.0661% safer
Other Theft533.479,0806.4486% safer
Possession of Weapons110.721,5391.0951% safer
Public Order946.1514,28310.1465% safer
Robbery110.721,3190.9431% safer
Shoplifting110.726,6874.75560% safer
Theft From the Person20.138430.60362% safer
Vehicle Crime956.2110,1857.2316% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences35022.8948,40334.3550% safer

Aston cum Aughton Compared to Nearby Small Towns

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Dalton37937.3853% safer
Sprotbrough and Cusworth44337.9451% safer
Penistone49838.8148% safer
Barnby Dun with Kirk Sandall42350.7113% safer
North and South Anston51655.872.6% safer
Aston cum Aughton87757.35-
Stocksbridge79158.882.6% more dangerous
Edlington55168.1816% more dangerous
Armthorpe1,10276.5025% more dangerous
Royston87081.7730% more dangerous
Rossington1,11881.8730% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Aston cum Aughton

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Aston cum Aughton Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2017201820192020Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour43281523Safer
Bicycle Theft0.070.130.260.39Getting worse
Burglary111095Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson14988Safer
Drugs0.920.780.461.2Getting worse
Other Crime2.32.02.21.9Safer
Other Theft64.173.5Safer
Possession of Weapons1.10.650.780.72Safer
Public Order6656Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.780.780.590.72Getting worse
Shoplifting4.33.32.80.72Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.330.260.130.13Safer
Vehicle Crime9796Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences20222223Getting 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 Aughton57.35-
Barnet67.7115% more dangerous
Coventry77.4126% more dangerous
Croydon83.2231% more dangerous
Sheffield85.8133% more dangerous
Bristol86.2133% more dangerous
Leicester97.4441% more dangerous
Birmingham102.8744% more dangerous
Liverpool107.2847% more dangerous
Bradford133.0257% more dangerous
Leeds137.1058% more dangerous

Crime in Aston cum Aughton's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Aston56763First

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).

Last updated: 07 May 2021