Dinnington St. John's Crime Overview

Dinnington St. John's is among the top 20 most dangerous small towns in South Yorkshire, and is the 40th most dangerous overall out of South Yorkshire's 110 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Dinnington St. John's in 2020 was 88 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to South Yorkshire's overall crime rate, coming in 1.8% lower than the South Yorkshire rate of 90 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Dinnington St. John's is the 90th most dangerous small town, and the 749th most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In October 2019, Dinnington St. John's was the worst small town in South Yorkshire for bicycle theft, with 1 crime reported and a crime rate of 0.11 per 1,000 inhabitants. October 2018 was also a bad month for Dinnington St. John's residents, when it was South Yorkshire's most dangerous small town for possession of weapons, recording 3 crimes at a rate of 0.33 per 1,000 residents. Dinnington St. John's recorded 2 reports of robbery during April 2018, making its crime rate of 0.22 the worst small town for robbery in South Yorkshire that month.

The most common crimes in Dinnington St. John's are violence and sexual offences, with 348 offences during 2020, giving a crime rate of 38. This is 4.9% lower than 2019's figure of 365 offences and a difference of 1.88 from 2019's crime rate of 40. Dinnington St. John's's least common crime is bicycle theft, with 2 offences recorded in 2020, the same as 2019's figure of 2 crimes.

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Crime in Dinnington St. John's Compared To South Yorkshire

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Summary of Crimes in Dinnington St. John's This Year

 Dinnington St. John'sSouth Yorkshire 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour21123.2434,85824.746% safer
Bicycle Theft20.228860.63186% safer
Burglary545.9510,0317.1220% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson10611.6814,69110.4311% more dangerous
Drugs181.983,9992.8443% safer
Other Crime313.414,3183.0610% more dangerous
Other Theft444.859,0806.4433% safer
Possession of Weapons30.331,5391.09230% safer
Public Order798.7014,28310.1417% safer
Robbery90.991,3190.945% more dangerous
Shoplifting424.636,6874.752.6% safer
Vehicle Crime636.9410,1857.234.2% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences34838.3348,40334.3510% more dangerous

Dinnington St. John's Compared to Nearby Small Towns

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Edlington55168.1829% safer
Armthorpe1,10276.5015% safer
Royston87081.778% safer
Rossington1,11881.877% safer
Maltby1,40385.173.3% safer
Dinnington St. John's79988.01-
Adwick le Street1,65589.842.0% more dangerous
Thurcroft77393.576% more dangerous
Rawmarsh1,956102.0814% more dangerous
Brierley814104.8816% more dangerous
Thorne1,878106.3517% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Dinnington St. John's

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Recent Crimes in Dinnington St. John's

DateCrime TypeLocationOutcome
August 2021Vehicle crimeOn or near Colliery CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
August 2021Public orderOn or near Central MewsInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
August 2021Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Central AvenueLocal resolution
August 2021Public orderOn or near St Leonard'S CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
August 2021Theft from the personOn or near Outgang LaneUnable to prosecute suspect
August 2021Vehicle crimeOn or near Outgang LaneInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
August 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Coronation AvenueUnable to prosecute suspect
August 2021Other theftOn or near Constable LaneInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
August 2021Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Walnut DriveInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
August 2021Vehicle crimeOn or near Roddis CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
August 2021DrugsOn or near Doe Quarry PlaceUnable to prosecute suspect
August 2021DrugsOn or near Doe Quarry PlaceLocal resolution
August 2021Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Blenheim CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
August 2021Other theftOn or near Manor DriveInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
August 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Manor RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
August 2021DrugsOn or near Eastern CloseFurther action is not in the public interest
August 2021DrugsOn or near Eastern CloseFurther action is not in the public interest
August 2021Public orderOn or near Sports/Recreation AreaUnable to prosecute suspect
August 2021Criminal damage and arsonOn or near B6060Investigation complete; no suspect identified
August 2021Other theftOn or near SupermarketInvestigation complete; no suspect identified

Dinnington St. John's Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2017201820192020Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour37282523Safer
Bicycle Theft0.330.330.220.22Safer
Burglary71196Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson14151612Safer
Drugs1.31.81.22.0Getting worse
Other Crime3.63.23.03.4Getting worse
Other Theft121374.8Safer
Possession of Weapons0.550.990.440.33Safer
Public Order10899Safer
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.220.660.550.99Getting worse
Shoplifting913104.6Safer
Vehicle Crime84.567Getting worse
Violence and Sexual Offences33364038Getting worse

Changes In Dinnington St. John's's Crime Rates Over Time

Offences in Dinnington St. John's's Green Spaces

We only display green spaces in Dinnington St. John's that are named, and have had crimes recorded within their boundaries during 2020.

NameASBDrugsPublic OrderRobberyVSOAll OthersCrimes per Hectare
Dinnington Town Football Club-----10.30

Comparing Dinnington St. John's to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Barnet67.7130% safer
Coventry77.4114% safer
Croydon83.226% safer
Sheffield85.812.6% safer
Bristol86.212.1% safer
Dinnington St. John's88.01-
Leicester97.4410% more dangerous
Birmingham102.8714% more dangerous
Liverpool107.2818% more dangerous
Bradford133.0234% more dangerous
Leeds137.1036% more dangerous

Crime in Dinnington St. John's's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Dinnington61276First
Laughton & Throapham50465Second

Crime in Dinnington St. John's During Coronavirus Lockdowns

Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Dinnington St. John's change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in July, when Dinnington St. John's saw a 600% increase in vehicle crime. Dinnington St. John's saw a large fall in public order during November, when it fell by 89% compared to November in 2019.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour-32%+45%-35%-14%+63%-9%+15%-5%+18%-
Burglary+17%-83%-38%-88%-40%--83%-60%+33%+50%
Criminal Damage and Arson-10%-40%-25%-25%-44%-43%--60%+13%-27%
Drugs--------+100%-
Other Crime--33%-33%+100%+100%+50%-33%-40%-+20%
Other Theft-40%-50%-17%-50%-33%-25%-40%-17%-75%-40%
Possession of Weapons----------50%
Public Order-63%-67%-+450%-42%+67%+14%+17%-89%+250%
Robbery+200%-------+100%-
Shoplifting--78%--67%-33%-25%-67%+17%+100%-
Vehicle Crime-33%+67%+25%-33%+600%--88%-25%-29%+500%
Violence and Sexual Offences+21%-48%-+30%-40%-13%+10%-18%+25%+10%

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in Dinnington St. John's

What police force serves Dinnington St. John's?
Dinnington St. John's's local territorial police force is the South Yorkshire Police.
How dangerous is Dinnington St. John's?
Dinnington St. John's is among the top 20 most dangerous small towns in South Yorkshire.
What is Dinnington St. John's's most common crime?
The most common crimes in Dinnington St. John's are violence and sexual offences.
What is the least common crime in Dinnington St. John's?
Dinnington St. John's's least common crime is bicycle theft.

Last updated: 05 Oct 2021