Brinsworth Crime Overview

Brinsworth is the second 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 Brinsworth in 2020 was 32 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to South Yorkshire's overall crime rate, coming in 182% lower than the South Yorkshire rate of 90 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Brinsworth is the 135th safest small town, and the 5,333rd safest location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In March 2019, Brinsworth was the worst small town in South Yorkshire for robbery, with 3 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.34 per 1,000 inhabitants.

The most common crimes in Brinsworth are violence and sexual offences, with 85 offences during 2020, giving a crime rate of 10. This is 8% lower than 2019's figure of 92 offences and a difference of 0.80 from 2019's crime rate of 11. Brinsworth's least common crime is bicycle theft, with 1 offence recorded in 2020.

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Crime in Brinsworth Compared To South Yorkshire

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Summary of Crimes in Brinsworth This Year

 BrinsworthSouth Yorkshire 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour616.9734,85824.74255% safer
Bicycle Theft10.118860.63473% safer
Burglary141.6010,0317.12345% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson252.8514,69110.43266% safer
Drugs80.913,9992.84212% safer
Other Crime60.694,3183.06343% safer
Other Theft707.999,0806.4419% more dangerous
Public Order333.7714,28310.14169% safer
Robbery20.231,3190.94309% safer
Shoplifting91.036,6874.75361% safer
Vehicle Crime252.8510,1857.23154% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences859.7148,40334.35254% safer

Brinsworth Compared to Nearby Small Towns

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Bradfield54931.680.22% safer
Brinsworth27831.75-
Dalton37937.3815% more dangerous
Sprotbrough and Cusworth44337.9416% more dangerous
Penistone49838.8118% more dangerous
Barnby Dun with Kirk Sandall42350.7137% more dangerous
North and South Anston51655.8743% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Brinsworth

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Recent Crimes in Brinsworth

DateCrime TypeLocationOutcome
August 2021Public orderOn or near Pike RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
August 2021Other theftOn or near Thornhill AvenueInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
August 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Whitehill AvenueInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
August 2021Bicycle theftOn or near SupermarketInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
August 2021Vehicle crimeOn or near Lodge WayInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
August 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Nelson CloseFurther action is not in the public interest
August 2021Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Alric DriveUnable to prosecute suspect
August 2021Other theftOn or near Petrol StationInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
August 2021Other theftOn or near Petrol StationInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
August 2021Other theftOn or near Petrol StationInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
August 2021Other theftOn or near Petrol StationInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
August 2021Other theftOn or near Petrol StationInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
August 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Cawdron RiseUnable to prosecute suspect
August 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Cawdron RiseUnable to prosecute suspect
August 2021Possession of weaponsOn or near Field ViewInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
August 2021Public orderOn or near Gresham AvenueUnable to prosecute suspect
August 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Gresham AvenueUnable to prosecute suspect
August 2021Vehicle crimeOn or near Balk LaneInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
July 2021BurglaryOn or near A630Investigation complete; no suspect identified
July 2021Criminal damage and arsonOn or near A630Unable to prosecute suspect

Brinsworth Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2017201820192020Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour251767Safer
Bicycle Theft-0.23-0.11Safer
Burglary3.92.83.51.6Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson64.22.82.8Safer
Drugs-0.571.00.91Getting worse
Other Crime0.910.461.30.69Safer
Other Theft3.94.088Getting worse
Public Order2.73.13.43.8Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.230.340.340.23Safer
Shoplifting0.230.800.801.0Getting worse
Vehicle Crime4.42.62.32.8Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences12121110Safer

Changes In Brinsworth's Crime Rates Over Time

Comparing Brinsworth to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Brinsworth31.75-
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 Brinsworth During Coronavirus Lockdowns

Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Brinsworth change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in August, when Brinsworth saw a 500% increase in burglary. Brinsworth saw a large fall in public order during March, when it fell by 86% compared to March in 2019.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour-50%+83%-13%+40%+233%+33%--+300%-67%
Burglary---33%--+500%-67%-80%+200%-
Criminal Damage and Arson-50%--50%+50%--+33%+33%+67%-
Drugs-75%---------
Other Crime----------
Other Theft+400%-33%-25%-20%-11%-50%-+43%-56%-38%
Public Order-86%-+33%+300%-67%-----38%
Shoplifting--50%--------
Vehicle Crime--+200%-+100%---+150%+400%
Violence and Sexual Offences+43%-25%-45%+20%-+20%-+17%+13%-64%

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in Brinsworth

What police force serves Brinsworth?
Brinsworth's local territorial police force is the South Yorkshire Police.
How dangerous is Brinsworth?
Brinsworth is the second safest small town in South Yorkshire.
What is Brinsworth's most common crime?
The most common crimes in Brinsworth are violence and sexual offences.
What is the least common crime in Brinsworth?
Brinsworth's least common crime is bicycle theft.

Last updated: 05 Oct 2021