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Crime and Safety in Bentley, South Yorkshire

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Bentley is the second most dangerous medium-sized towns in South Yorkshire, and is the 48th most dangerous overall out of South Yorkshire's 109 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Bentley in 2021 was 85 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to South Yorkshire's overall crime rate, coming in 10% lower than the South Yorkshire rate of 94 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Bentley is the 78th most dangerous medium-sized town, and the 921st most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In October 2021, Bentley was the worst medium-sized town in South Yorkshire for bicycle theft, with 2 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.07 per 1,000 inhabitants. October 2021 was also a bad month for Bentley residents, when it was South Yorkshire's most dangerous medium-sized town for burglary, recording 20 crimes at a rate of 0.73 per 1,000 residents. Bentley recorded 10 reports of drugs during December 2021, making its crime rate of 0.37 the worst medium-sized town for drugs in South Yorkshire that month.

The most common crimes in Bentley are violence and sexual offences, with 908 offences during 2021, giving a crime rate of 33. This is 3.7% higher than 2020's figure of 874 offences and a difference of 1.24 from 2020's crime rate of 32. Bentley's least common crime is theft from the person, with 7 offences recorded in 2021, an increase of 14% from 2020's figure of 6 crimes.

Bentley 2022 Crime Scorecard

Second Most Dangerous

Medium-Sized Towns, South Yorkshire

14% lower, regional crime rate

Yorkshire and The Humber

10% higher, national crime rate

England, Wales & NI

Local Crime in Context

As of 2022, the crime rate in Bentley is 14% lower than Yorkshire and The Humber and 10% higher than the England, Wales & Northern Ireland overall figure.

Bentley Crime Rate Over Time

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Incidents mapped in Bentley 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 Bentley

YearCrime Rate per
1,000 people
Total Crimes
2021852,328
2020852,324
2019792,149
2018842,282
2017862,337
2016651,774

Crime in Bentley Compared To South Yorkshire

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Summary of Crimes in Bentley This Year

 BentleySouth Yorkshire 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour47517.4027,46519.49 12% safer
Bicycle Theft220.811,0020.71 12% more dangerous
Burglary1856.789,3476.63 2.2% more dangerous
Criminal Damage and Arson2649.6715,61911.09 15% safer
Drugs511.873,9502.80 50% safer
Other Crime802.934,5703.24 11% safer
Other Theft1997.299,3346.62 9% more dangerous
Possession of Weapons210.771,4551.03 34% safer
Public Order2077.5814,91610.59 40% safer
Robbery281.031,3970.99 3.9% more dangerous
Shoplifting1937.076,6454.72 33% more dangerous
Theft From the Person70.268100.57 119% safer
Vehicle Crime1635.979,6956.88 15% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences90833.2653,63438.06 14% safer

Bentley Compared to Nearby Medium-Sized Towns)

Medium-Sized TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Ecclesfield2,00664.8132% safer
Wath upon Dearne3,04383.791.8% safer
Bentley2,32885.28-
Wombwell2,33292.438% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Bentley

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Recent Crimes in Bentley

DateCrime TypeLocationOutcome
April 2022Other theftOn or near Daw LaneInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Springwood RoadLocal resolution
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Amersall CrescentUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Other theftOn or near DaneswayUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Public orderOn or near PiccadillyInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Parking AreaUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Other theftOn or near Petrol StationInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022BurglaryOn or near Thorn GarthInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Redbourne RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Theft from the personOn or near Norwood DriveFurther action is not in the public interest
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Queen'S DriveInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Pedestrian SubwayInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Poplar TerraceUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Marsh LaneInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near George StreetInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022BurglaryOn or near Amersall CourtInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Public orderOn or near Central AvenueUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Other theftOn or near York RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Other theftOn or near Amersall CrescentInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Arksey LaneInvestigation complete; no suspect identified

Bentley Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2018201920202021Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour21191817 Safer
Bicycle Theft1.20.620.920.81 Safer
Burglary5687 Getting worse
Criminal Damage and Arson1091110 Safer
Drugs0.730.951.41.9 Getting worse
Other Crime2.02.12.22.9 Getting worse
Other Theft91187 Safer
Possession of Weapons0.510.920.950.77 Getting worse
Public Order6688 Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.620.810.731.0 Getting worse
Shoplifting1184.67 Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.440.400.220.26 Safer
Vehicle Crime9776 Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences28273233 Getting worse

Changes In Bentley's Crime Rates Over Time

Comparing Bentley to the UK's Major Cities

Medium-Sized TownCrime RateRate Difference
Barnet67.0827% safer
Croydon82.483.4% safer
Bentley85.28-
Sheffield90.055% more dangerous
Bristol90.526% more dangerous
Coventry102.2417% more dangerous
Leicester111.5924% more dangerous
Liverpool123.0631% more dangerous
Birmingham129.6434% more dangerous
Bradford132.2836% more dangerous
Leeds150.9444% more dangerous

Crime in Bentley's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Scawthorpe55672First

Crime in Bentley During Coronavirus Lockdowns

Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Bentley change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in June, when Bentley saw a 600% increase in burglary. Bentley saw a large fall in shoplifting during May, when it fell by 86% compared to May in 2019.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour-69%-9%+72%-6%+32%-3%+90%+25%+12%+6%
Bicycle Theft+100%+300%-33%-33%-+100%+200%---
Burglary-10%+38%+19%+600%-47%-45%+550%+175%+60%+59%
Criminal Damage and Arson-5%-38%+7%-30%+33%+45%+16%+57%+8%+47%
Drugs+100%--75%+100%-50%-+400%-+200%-50%
Other Crime+25%-67%+100%-63%-25%+67%-13%+50%+25%+300%
Other Theft-12%-57%-56%+56%-14%+5%-26%-63%-33%-36%
Possession of Weapons+50%--33%+100%--67%-+300%+600%-
Public Order+9%+8%+54%+46%+15%+21%-14%+229%+156%+46%
Robbery+100%-+50%---50%--75%--50%
Shoplifting-24%-60%-86%-21%--77%-50%+25%--69%
Theft From the Person---+100%-----50%-
Vehicle Crime+54%-22%-7%-69%-52%-36%+138%+64%+59%-13%
Violence and Sexual Offences-3%+16%-13%+45%-20%+16%+63%+53%+6%+17%

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in Bentley

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

How dangerous is Bentley?
Bentley is the second most dangerous medium-sized town in South Yorkshire.

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

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

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