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Crime and Safety in Brierley

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Brierley is among the top 10 most dangerous small towns in South Yorkshire, and is the 30th most dangerous overall out of South Yorkshire's 110 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Brierley in 2021 was 107 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares poorly to South Yorkshire's overall crime rate, coming in 12% higher than the South Yorkshire rate of 94 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Brierley is the 59th most dangerous small town, and the 462nd most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In June 2019, Brierley was the worst SmallTown.ToInlineText() in South Yorkshire for bicycle theft, with 2 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.26 per 1,000 inhabitants. November 2019 was also a bad month for Brierley residents, when it was South Yorkshire's most dangerous SmallTown.ToInlineText() for theft from the person, recording 1 crime at a rate of 0.13 per 1,000 residents. Brierley recorded 18 reports of vehicle crime during February 2016, making its crime rate of 2.3 the worst SmallTown.ToInlineText() for vehicle crime in South Yorkshire that month.

The most common crimes in Brierley are violence and sexual offences, with 381 offences during 2021, giving a crime rate of 49. This is 4.2% higher than 2020's figure of 365 offences and a difference of 2.06 from 2020's crime rate of 47. Brierley's least common crime is theft from the person, with 1 offence recorded in 2021, a decrease of 100% from 2020's figure of 2 crimes.

Brierley 2022 Crime Scorecard

Top 10 Most Dangerous

Small Towns, South Yorkshire

9% higher, regional crime rate

Yorkshire and The Humber

32% higher, national crime rate

England, Wales & NI

Local Crime in Context

As of 2022, the crime rate in Brierley is 9% higher than Yorkshire and The Humber and 32% higher than the England, Wales & Northern Ireland overall figure.

Brierley Crime Rate Over Time

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Incidents mapped in Brierley represent the time frame between April 2019 and March 2022. Each point on the map represents an area where crimes have been recorded locally.

Last updated: 11 May, 2022

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Historical Crime Rates for Brierley

YearCrime Rate per
1,000 people
Total Crimes
2021107828
2020105814
2019104811
201890698
2017103803
201682636

Crime in Brierley Compared To South Yorkshire

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Summary of Crimes in Brierley This Year

 BrierleySouth Yorkshire 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour25232.4727,46519.49 40% more dangerous
Bicycle Theft40.521,0020.71 37% safer
Burglary334.259,3466.63 56% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson12516.1115,61911.09 31% more dangerous
Drugs162.063,9502.80 36% safer
Other Crime435.544,5693.24 42% more dangerous
Other Theft465.939,3336.62 12% safer
Possession of Weapons151.931,4551.03 47% more dangerous
Public Order8410.8214,91610.59 2.1% more dangerous
Robbery50.641,3970.99 55% safer
Shoplifting253.226,6454.72 47% safer
Theft From the Person10.138100.57 338% safer
Vehicle Crime506.449,6946.88 7% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences38149.0953,62338.06 22% more dangerous

Brierley Compared to Nearby Small Towns)

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Royston94388.6320% safer
Maltby1,50691.4317% safer
Thorne1,67194.6313% safer
Adwick le Street1,843100.047% safer
Dinnington St. John's931102.564.0% safer
Brierley828106.69-
Conisbrough1,744109.872.9% more dangerous
Worsbrough1,027115.107% more dangerous
Rawmarsh2,301120.0911% more dangerous
Mexborough1,870120.1011% more dangerous
Thurnscoe1,118127.9817% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Brierley

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Recent Crimes in Brierley

DateCrime TypeLocationOutcome
March 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Acorn WayInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Manor GroveUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Park Spring RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Public orderOn or near Willow Dene RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Mount RoadFurther action is not in the public interest
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Bedford StreetUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Park Spring RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near QueenswayInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Public orderOn or near Meadow CrescentUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Other theftOn or near A6195Investigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Park Spring RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Hillside MountUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near King'S StreetInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Taylor CrescentInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Other theftOn or near Park Spring RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Hillside CrescentUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Mount RoadFurther action is not in the public interest
March 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Dewfield CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Other theftOn or near Park Spring RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Other crimeOn or near Hillside MountUnable to prosecute suspect

Brierley Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2018201920202021Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour39243232 Safer
Bicycle Theft0.130.640.390.52 Getting worse
Burglary91194.2 Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson14121416 Getting worse
Drugs1.40.902.42.1 Getting worse
Other Crime2.22.456 Getting worse
Other Theft10976 Safer
Possession of Weapons0.390.900.901.9 Getting worse
Public Order891211 Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.260.770.640.64 Getting worse
Shoplifting52.61.23.2 Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.130.130.260.13No change
Vehicle Crime61356 Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences33414749 Getting worse

Changes In Brierley's Crime Rates Over Time

Comparing Brierley to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Coventry39.93167% safer
Birmingham49.60115% safer
Barnet67.0859% safer
Croydon82.4829% safer
Sheffield90.0319% safer
Bristol90.5218% safer
Brierley106.69-
Leicester111.594.4% more dangerous
Liverpool123.0613% more dangerous
Bradford132.2819% more dangerous
Leeds150.9429% more dangerous

Crime in Brierley's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Grimethorpe & Brierley828107First

Crime in Brierley During Coronavirus Lockdowns

Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Brierley change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in May, when Brierley saw a 600% increase in other crime. Brierley saw a large fall in burglary during March, when it fell by 90% compared to March in 2019.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour-37%+112%+3%+189%+42%+164%+33%+25%+33%+57%
Bicycle Theft----------
Burglary-90%+500%-22%+133%+25%-47%-88%+125%--
Criminal Damage and Arson-75%-10%-14%+57%+300%+14%-45%-20%+180%+89%
Drugs-------67%+200%-50%-
Other Crime--67%+600%+500%+100%+100%-+150%-+200%
Other Theft-38%+20%-22%-33%-40%-20%-50%--17%-57%
Possession of Weapons----------
Public Order+125%-33%+140%-25%-13%-45%+75%+150%--17%
Robbery----------
Shoplifting---33%------80%-
Vehicle Crime-62%--69%-40%--78%-71%+233%--
Violence and Sexual Offences-14%-10%+35%+71%-19%+4%+4%+25%+70%+19%

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in Brierley

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

How dangerous is Brierley?
Brierley is among the top 10 most dangerous small towns in South Yorkshire.

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

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

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