Bentley Crime Overview

Bentley is the most dangerous medium-sized town in South Yorkshire, and is the 36th most dangerous overall out of South Yorkshire's 110 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Bentley in 2020 was 91 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares poorly to South Yorkshire's overall crime rate, coming in 1.8% higher than the South Yorkshire rate of 90 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Bentley is the 55th most dangerous medium-sized town, and the 672nd most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In December 2020, 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. December 2020 was also a bad month for Bentley residents, when it was South Yorkshire's most dangerous medium-sized town for burglary, recording 29 crimes at a rate of 1.1 per 1,000 residents. Bentley recorded 31 reports of criminal damage and arson during November 2020, making its crime rate of 1.1 the worst medium-sized town for criminal damage and arson in South Yorkshire that month.

The most common crimes in Bentley are violence and sexual offences, with 933 offences during 2020, giving a crime rate of 34. This is 17% higher than 2019's figure of 773 offences and a difference of 5.86 from 2019's crime rate of 28. Bentley's least common crime is theft from the person, with 6 offences recorded in 2020, a decrease of 100% from 2019's figure of 12 crimes.

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Crime in Bentley Compared To South Yorkshire

Summary of Crimes in Bentley This Year

 BentleySouth Yorkshire 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour54820.0834,85824.7423% safer
Bicycle Theft260.958860.6334% more dangerous
Burglary2388.7210,0317.1218% more dangerous
Criminal Damage and Arson30911.3214,69110.438% more dangerous
Drugs391.433,9992.8499% safer
Other Crime622.274,3183.0635% safer
Other Theft2469.019,0806.4429% more dangerous
Possession of Weapons270.991,5391.0910% safer
Public Order2328.5014,28310.1419% safer
Robbery210.771,3190.9422% safer
Shoplifting1485.426,6874.7512% more dangerous
Theft From the Person60.228430.60173% safer
Vehicle Crime2037.4410,1857.232.8% more dangerous
Violence and Sexual Offences93334.1848,40334.350.50% safer

Bentley Compared to Nearby Medium-Sized Towns

Medium-Sized TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Ecclesfield1,59451.5077% safer
Wath upon Dearne2,61672.0327% safer
Wombwell2,08082.4411% safer
Bentley2,49091.22-

Crime Over Time in Bentley

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Bentley Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2017201820192020Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour30232120Safer
Bicycle Theft0.771.20.660.95Getting worse
Burglary9679Getting worse
Criminal Damage and Arson12111011Getting worse
Drugs0.990.810.951.4Getting worse
Other Crime2.12.32.22.3Getting worse
Other Theft109129Safer
Possession of Weapons0.620.510.990.99Getting worse
Public Order8768Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)1.00.700.810.77Safer
Shoplifting101285Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.550.510.440.22Safer
Vehicle Crime9977Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences29302834Getting worse

Changes In Bentley's Crime Rates Over Time

Comparing Bentley to the UK's Major Cities

Medium-Sized TownCrime RateRate Difference
Barnet67.7135% safer
Coventry77.4118% safer
Croydon83.2210% safer
Sheffield85.816% safer
Bristol86.216% safer
Bentley91.22-
Leicester97.446% more dangerous
Birmingham102.8711% more dangerous
Liverpool107.2815% more dangerous
Bradford133.0231% more dangerous
Leeds137.1033% more dangerous

Crime in Bentley's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Scawthorpe64283First

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 November, when Bentley saw a 600% increase in possession of weapons. Bentley saw a large fall in drugs during May, when it fell by 75% compared to May in 2019.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour-72%-5%+76%-11%+38%-8%+71%+15%+13%+15%
Bicycle Theft+150%+300%-33%-33%-+100%+200%---
Burglary-8%+44%-+33%-43%-25%+433%+133%+29%+71%
Criminal Damage and Arson-10%-34%--26%+30%+43%+10%+41%+7%+29%
Drugs+100%--75%+100%-50%-+400%-+250%-50%
Other Crime+25%-57%+50%-63%-25%+67%-+50%+25%+200%
Other Theft-27%-56%-50%+47%-13%+4%-21%-63%-33%-28%
Possession of Weapons+50%--33%+100%--67%-+300%+600%-
Public Order+8%+33%+54%+36%+29%+10%-7%+243%+167%+43%
Robbery+100%-+50%---50%--75%--50%
Shoplifting-29%-61%-70%-21%--67%-45%+33%-10%-53%
Theft From the Person---+100%-----50%-
Vehicle Crime+40%-15%-22%-69%-52%-33%+144%+58%+50%-17%
Violence and Sexual Offences-4%+13%-20%+53%-18%+20%+73%+49%+11%+12%

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 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).

Last updated: 07 May 2021