Brierley Crime Overview

Brierley is among the top 10 most dangerous small towns in South Yorkshire, and is the 25th most dangerous overall out of South Yorkshire's 110 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Brierley in 2020 was 105 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares poorly to South Yorkshire's overall crime rate, coming in 15% higher than the South Yorkshire rate of 90 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Brierley is the 51st most dangerous small town, and the 428th most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In November 2019, Brierley was the worst small town in South Yorkshire for theft from the person, with 1 crime reported and a crime rate of 0.13 per 1,000 inhabitants. August 2017 was also a bad month for Brierley residents, when it was South Yorkshire's most dangerous small town for robbery, recording 2 crimes at a rate of 0.26 per 1,000 residents. Brierley recorded 21 reports of shoplifting during September 2016, making its crime rate of 2.7 the worst small town for shoplifting in South Yorkshire that month.

The most common crimes in Brierley are violence and sexual offences, with 365 offences during 2020, giving a crime rate of 47. This is 12% higher than 2019's figure of 322 offences and a difference of 5.54 from 2019's crime rate of 41. Brierley's least common crime is theft from the person, with 2 offences recorded in 2020, an increase of 50% from 2019's figure of 1 crime.

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Crime in Brierley Compared To South Yorkshire

Summary of Crimes in Brierley This Year

 BrierleySouth Yorkshire 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour24631.7034,85824.7422% more dangerous
Bicycle Theft30.398860.6362% safer
Burglary688.7610,0317.1219% more dangerous
Criminal Damage and Arson10914.0414,69110.4326% more dangerous
Drugs192.453,9992.8416% safer
Other Crime415.284,3183.0642% more dangerous
Other Theft546.969,0806.447% more dangerous
Possession of Weapons70.901,5391.0921% safer
Public Order9311.9814,28310.1415% more dangerous
Robbery50.641,3190.9447% safer
Shoplifting91.166,6874.75309% safer
Theft From the Person20.268430.60131% safer
Vehicle Crime395.0310,1857.2344% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences36547.0348,40334.3527% more dangerous

Brierley Compared to Nearby Small Towns

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Maltby1,40385.1723% safer
Dinnington St. John's79988.0119% safer
Adwick le Street1,65589.8417% safer
Thurcroft77393.5712% safer
Rawmarsh1,956102.082.7% safer
Brierley814104.88-
Thorne1,878106.351.4% more dangerous
Worsbrough949106.351.4% more dangerous
Hatfield1,883107.072.0% more dangerous
Conisbrough1,710107.732.6% more dangerous
Thurnscoe953109.093.9% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Brierley

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Brierley Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2017201820192020Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour58392432Safer
Bicycle Theft0.260.130.640.39Getting worse
Burglary149119Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson14141214Getting worse
Drugs0.641.40.902.4Getting worse
Other Crime2.72.22.45Getting worse
Other Theft161097Safer
Possession of Weapons0.260.390.900.90Getting worse
Public Order88912Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.520.260.770.64Getting worse
Shoplifting752.61.2Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)-0.130.130.26Getting worse
Vehicle Crime76135Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences33334147Getting worse

Changes In Brierley's Crime Rates Over Time

Comparing Brierley to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Barnet67.7155% safer
Coventry77.4135% safer
Croydon83.2226% safer
Sheffield85.8122% safer
Bristol86.2122% safer
Leicester97.448% safer
Birmingham102.872.0% safer
Brierley104.88-
Liverpool107.282.2% more dangerous
Bradford133.0221% more dangerous
Leeds137.1024% more dangerous

Crime in Brierley's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Grimethorpe & Brierley814105First

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).

Last updated: 07 May 2021