Bradfield Crime Overview

Bradfield is the safest small town in South Yorkshire, and is among the top 20 safest overall out of South Yorkshire's 110 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Bradfield in 2020 was 32 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to South Yorkshire's overall crime rate, coming in 183% lower than the South Yorkshire rate of 90 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Bradfield is the 133rd safest small town, and the 5,312nd safest location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In November 2020, Bradfield was the worst small town in South Yorkshire for burglary, with 18 crimes reported and a crime rate of 1.0 per 1,000 inhabitants. June 2020 was also a bad month for Bradfield residents, when it was South Yorkshire's most dangerous small town for drugs, recording 6 crimes at a rate of 0.35 per 1,000 residents. Bradfield recorded 4 reports of robbery during July 2019, making its crime rate of 0.23 the worst small town for robbery in South Yorkshire that month.

The most common crimes in Bradfield are violence and sexual offences, with 197 offences during 2020, giving a crime rate of 11. This is 12% higher than 2019's figure of 174 offences and a difference of 1.33 from 2019's crime rate of 10. Bradfield's least common crime is theft from the person, with 1 offence recorded in 2020, a decrease of 300% from 2019's figure of 4 crimes.

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Crime in Bradfield Compared To South Yorkshire

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Summary of Crimes in Bradfield This Year

 BradfieldSouth Yorkshire 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour21212.2334,85824.74102% safer
Bicycle Theft20.128860.63425% safer
Burglary724.1510,0317.1272% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson482.7714,69110.43277% safer
Drugs170.983,9992.84190% safer
Other Crime160.924,3183.06233% safer
Other Theft422.429,0806.44166% safer
Possession of Weapons40.231,5391.09374% safer
Public Order553.1714,28310.14220% safer
Robbery20.121,3190.94683% safer
Shoplifting201.156,6874.75313% safer
Theft From the Person10.068430.60900% safer
Vehicle Crime734.2110,1857.2372% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences19711.3748,40334.35202% safer

Bradfield Compared to Nearby Small Towns

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Brinsworth27831.750.22% more dangerous
Dalton37937.3815% more dangerous
Sprotbrough and Cusworth44337.9416% more dangerous
Penistone49838.8118% more dangerous
Barnby Dun with Kirk Sandall42350.7138% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Bradfield

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Bradfield Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Anti-Social Behaviour2010712Safer
Bicycle Theft0. worse
Criminal Damage and Arson53.72.72.8Safer
Drugs0.230.400.230.98Getting worse
Other Crime0.520.810.920.92Getting worse
Other Theft2.
Possession of Weapons0.170.460.350.23Safer
Public Order2. worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)-
Vehicle Crime663.44.2Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences7111011Getting worse

Changes In Bradfield's Crime Rates Over Time

Comparing Bradfield to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Barnet67.7153% more dangerous
Coventry77.4159% more dangerous
Croydon83.2262% more dangerous
Sheffield85.8163% more dangerous
Bristol86.2163% more dangerous
Leicester97.4467% more dangerous
Birmingham102.8769% more dangerous
Liverpool107.2870% more dangerous
Bradford133.0276% more dangerous
Leeds137.1077% more dangerous

Crime in Bradfield's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Oughtibridge & Bradfield45947First
Upper Stannington & Loxley23031Second

Crime in Bradfield During Coronavirus Lockdowns

Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Bradfield change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in April, when Bradfield saw a 600% increase in public order. Bradfield saw a large fall in burglary during April, when it fell by 89% compared to April in 2019.

Anti-Social Behaviour+64%+21%+131%+300%+67%+155%+31%+14%+100%+70%
Criminal Damage and Arson-25%+50%---60%+67%+150%+67%+14%-50%
Other Crime--50%--------50%
Other Theft-71%-50%-50%+50%-44%--67%-33%+67%+25%
Public Order+167%+600%+167%--50%+133%---67%+50%
Theft From the Person----------
Vehicle Crime---44%+200%-38%---20%+250%+38%
Violence and Sexual Offences+10%+130%+24%-56%-16%+108%-18%+8%+46%-

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in Bradfield

What police force serves Bradfield?
Bradfield's local territorial police force is the South Yorkshire Police.
How dangerous is Bradfield?
Bradfield is the safest small town in South Yorkshire.
What is Bradfield's most common crime?
The most common crimes in Bradfield are violence and sexual offences.
What is the least common crime in Bradfield?
Bradfield's least common crime is theft from the person (inc. pickpocketing).

Last updated: 07 May 2021