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Crime and Safety in Dalton, South Yorkshire

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Dalton is the second safest small town in South Yorkshire, and is among the top 5 safest overall out of South Yorkshire's 109 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Dalton in 2021 was 1.6 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares similarly to South Yorkshire's overall crime rate, coming in 5846% lower than the South Yorkshire rate of 94 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Dalton is the 31st safest small town, and the 140th safest location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

The most common crime in Dalton is vehicle crime, with 3 offences during 2021, giving a crime rate of 0.30. This is the same as 2020's figure of 3 offences and a difference of 0.00 from 2020's crime rate of 0.30. Dalton's least common crime is drugs, with 1 offence recorded in 2021.

Dalton 2022 Crime Scorecard

Second Safest

Small Towns, South Yorkshire

6041% lower, regional crime rate

Yorkshire and The Humber

4738% lower, national crime rate

England, Wales & NI

Local Crime in Context

As of 2022, the crime rate in Dalton is 6041% lower than Yorkshire and The Humber and 4738% lower than the England, Wales & Northern Ireland overall figure.

Dalton Crime Map

Incidents mapped in Dalton 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 Dalton

YearCrime Rate per
1,000 people
Total Crimes
20211.616
20200.596
20190.9910
20182.323
20171.919
20160.394

Crime in Dalton Compared To South Yorkshire

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Summary of Crimes in Dalton This Year

 DaltonSouth Yorkshire 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour10.1027,46519.49 19390% safer
Burglary20.209,3476.63 3215% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson20.2015,61911.09 5445% safer
Drugs10.103,9502.80 2700% safer
Other Crime20.204,5703.24 1520% safer
Other Theft20.209,3346.62 3210% safer
Public Order10.1014,91610.59 10490% safer
Vehicle Crime30.309,6956.88 2193% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences30.3053,63438.06 12587% safer

Dalton Compared to Nearby Small Towns)

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Brinsworth80.9174% safer
Dalton161.58-
Edlington334.0861% more dangerous
Barnby Dun with Kirk Sandall19223.0293% more dangerous
Bradfield40623.4393% more dangerous
Penistone43433.8295% more dangerous
North and South Anston47751.6597% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Dalton

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Recent Crimes in Dalton

DateCrime TypeLocationOutcome
December 2021BurglaryOn or near Sports/Recreation AreaInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
September 2021Other theftOn or near Dean LaneInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
August 2021Vehicle crimeOn or near Sports/Recreation AreaInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
August 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Oldgate LaneUnable to prosecute suspect
August 2021Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Dean LaneInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
August 2021Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Dean LaneInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
August 2021Other theftOn or near Dean LaneInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
May 2021Vehicle crimeOn or near Sports/Recreation AreaInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
May 2021BurglaryOn or near Dean LaneInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Oldgate LaneOffender given a caution
April 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Oldgate LaneOffender given a caution
March 2021Other crimeOn or near Oldgate LaneFurther investigation is not in the public interest
February 2021Other crimeOn or near Dean LaneUnable to prosecute suspect
November 2020Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Sports/Recreation AreaInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
May 2020Vehicle crimeOn or near Oldgate LaneInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2020Vehicle crimeOn or near Oldgate LaneInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
February 2020Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Sports/Recreation AreaInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
January 2020Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Dean LaneInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
January 2020Vehicle crimeOn or near Oldgate LaneInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
November 2019BurglaryOn or near Dean LaneInvestigation complete; no suspect identified

Dalton Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2018201920202021Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour0.891.10.690.10 Safer
Burglary0.390.20-0.20 Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson0.390.100.300.20 Safer
Other Crime-0.10-0.20 Getting worse
Other Theft-0.10-0.20 Getting worse
Public Order0.200.10-0.10 Safer
Vehicle Crime-0.200.300.30 Getting worse
Violence and Sexual Offences1.20.20-0.30 Safer

Changes In Dalton's Crime Rates Over Time

Offences in Dalton's Green Spaces

We only display green spaces in Dalton that are named, and have had crimes recorded within their boundaries during 2021.

NameASBDrugsPublic OrderRobberyVSOAll OthersCrimes per Hectare
Silverwood Miners' Welfare Sports Ground2----00.75

Comparing Dalton to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Dalton1.58-
Barnet67.0898% more dangerous
Croydon82.4898% more dangerous
Sheffield90.0598% more dangerous
Bristol90.5298% more dangerous
Coventry102.2498% more dangerous
Leicester111.5999% more dangerous
Liverpool123.0699% more dangerous
Birmingham129.6499% more dangerous
Bradford132.2899% more dangerous
Leeds150.9499% more dangerous

Crime in Dalton During Coronavirus Lockdowns

Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Dalton change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in March, when Dalton saw a 0% increase in anti-social behaviour. Dalton saw a large fall in anti-social behaviour during March, when it fell by 0% compared to March in 2019.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour----------

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in Dalton

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

How dangerous is Dalton?
Dalton is the second safest small town in South Yorkshire.

What is Dalton's most common crime?
The most common crime in Dalton is vehicle crime.

What is the least common crime in Dalton?
Dalton's least common crime is drugs.

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