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Crime and Safety in Bradfield, South Yorkshire

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Bradfield is among the top 5 safest small towns in South Yorkshire, and is among the top 20 safest overall out of South Yorkshire's 109 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Bradfield in 2021 was 23 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to South Yorkshire's overall crime rate, coming in 301% lower than the South Yorkshire rate of 94 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Bradfield is the 88th safest small town, and the 3,164th safest location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In June 2020, Bradfield was the worst small town in South Yorkshire for drugs, with 6 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.35 per 1,000 inhabitants. July 2019 was also a bad month for Bradfield residents, when it was South Yorkshire's most dangerous small town for robbery, recording 4 crimes at a rate of 0.23 per 1,000 residents. Bradfield recorded 1 report of theft from the person during March 2019, making its crime rate of 0.06 the worst small town for theft from the person in South Yorkshire that month.

The most common crimes in Bradfield are violence and sexual offences, with 145 offences during 2021, giving a crime rate of 8. This is 10% higher than 2020's figure of 131 offences and a difference of 0.81 from 2020's crime rate of 8. Bradfield's least common crime is bicycle theft, with 3 offences recorded in 2021, an increase of 33% from 2020's figure of 2 crimes.

Bradfield 2022 Crime Scorecard

Top 5 Safest

Small Towns, South Yorkshire

314% lower, regional crime rate

Yorkshire and The Humber

226% lower, national crime rate

England, Wales & NI

Local Crime in Context

As of 2022, the crime rate in Bradfield is 314% lower than Yorkshire and The Humber and 226% lower than the England, Wales & Northern Ireland overall figure.

Bradfield Crime Rate Over Time

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Incidents mapped in Bradfield 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 Bradfield

YearCrime Rate per
1,000 people
Total Crimes
202123406
202023395
201921369
201827468
201722380
201618319

Crime in Bradfield Compared To South Yorkshire

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Summary of Crimes in Bradfield This Year

 BradfieldSouth Yorkshire 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour1106.3527,46519.49 207% safer
Bicycle Theft30.171,0020.71 318% safer
Burglary623.589,3476.63 85% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson362.0815,61911.09 433% safer
Drugs110.633,9502.80 344% safer
Other Crime140.814,5703.24 300% safer
Other Theft251.449,3346.62 360% safer
Possession of Weapons30.171,4551.03 506% safer
Public Order492.8314,91610.59 274% safer
Robbery50.291,3970.99 241% safer
Shoplifting70.406,6454.72 1080% safer
Vehicle Crime462.659,6956.88 160% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences1458.3753,63438.06 355% safer

Bradfield Compared to Nearby Small Towns)

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Brinsworth80.912475% safer
Dalton161.581383% safer
Edlington334.08474% safer
Barnby Dun with Kirk Sandall19223.021.8% safer
Bradfield40623.43-
Penistone43433.8231% more dangerous
North and South Anston47751.6555% more dangerous
Sprotbrough and Cusworth69159.1860% more dangerous
Aston cum Aughton96062.7863% more dangerous
Stocksbridge85963.9463% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Bradfield

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Recent Crimes in Bradfield

DateCrime TypeLocationOutcome
April 2022BurglaryOn or near Sycamore CourtInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Forge HillInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Dixon DriveUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Beeton GreenUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022BurglaryOn or near Birch GroveInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Acorn CourtInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Public orderOn or near New RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022BurglaryOn or near Spring Grove GardensInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022BurglaryOn or near Delf RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Other theftOn or near Fairholme HeightsInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Woodfall LaneInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Other crimeOn or near Bingley LaneUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Broom RoydInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Kirk Edge DriveUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Damasel RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022BurglaryOn or near Riggs Low RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Broom RoydInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Other crimeOn or near Kirk Edge DriveUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Dixon DriveAction to be taken by another organisation
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Sports/Recreation AreaLocal resolution

Bradfield Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2018201920202021Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour85106 Safer
Bicycle Theft0.060.120.120.17 Getting worse
Burglary54.03.13.6 Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson2.21.72.12.1 Safer
Drugs0.400.170.870.63 Getting worse
Other Crime0.690.690.630.81 Getting worse
Other Theft2.82.21.81.4 Safer
Possession of Weapons0.400.290.120.17 Safer
Public Order2.71.42.42.8 Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.120.400.120.29 Getting worse
Shoplifting0.06-0.400.40 Getting worse
Vehicle Crime4.12.53.42.6 Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences8788 Getting worse

Changes In Bradfield's Crime Rates Over Time

Comparing Bradfield to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Bradfield23.43-
Barnet67.0865% more dangerous
Croydon82.4872% more dangerous
Sheffield90.0574% more dangerous
Bristol90.5274% more dangerous
Coventry102.2477% more dangerous
Leicester111.5979% more dangerous
Liverpool123.0681% more dangerous
Birmingham129.6482% more dangerous
Bradford132.2882% more dangerous
Leeds150.9484% more dangerous

Crime in Bradfield's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Oughtibridge & Bradfield48149First
Upper Stannington & Loxley27337Second

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 June, when Bradfield saw a 300% increase in anti-social behaviour. Bradfield saw a large fall in burglary during April, when it fell by 83% compared to April in 2019.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour+60%+36%+225%+300%+43%+200%+122%+40%+160%+167%
Burglary-67%-83%+67%+50%-33%-50%-33%-60%+36%-50%
Criminal Damage and Arson-+50%-+100%--+300%+100%--
Drugs----------
Other Crime--50%--------
Other Theft-67%-40%+50%+25%-43%--50%-33%-33%-
Public Order+100%+300%+200%--50%+67%----
Robbery-----75%-----
Theft From the Person----------
Vehicle Crime+100%+25%-71%+200%-71%+100%---+14%
Violence and Sexual Offences+10%+180%+11%-69%-33%+171%-36%-+40%-42%

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 among the top 5 safest small towns 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 bicycle theft.

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