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Crime and Safety in Ecclesfield

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Ecclesfield is the safest medium-sized town in South Yorkshire, and is the 49th safest overall out of South Yorkshire's 109 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Ecclesfield in 2021 was 65 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to South Yorkshire's overall crime rate, coming in 45% lower than the South Yorkshire rate of 94 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Ecclesfield is the 72nd safest medium-sized town, and the 1,854th most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In December 2021, Ecclesfield was the worst medium-sized town in South Yorkshire for burglary, with 19 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.61 per 1,000 inhabitants. June 2021 was also a bad month for Ecclesfield residents, when it was South Yorkshire's most dangerous medium-sized town for drugs, recording 8 crimes at a rate of 0.26 per 1,000 residents. Ecclesfield recorded 6 reports of other crime during May 2021, making its crime rate of 0.19 the worst medium-sized town for other crime in South Yorkshire that month.

The most common crimes in Ecclesfield are violence and sexual offences, with 773 offences during 2021, giving a crime rate of 25. This is 7% higher than 2020's figure of 717 offences and a difference of 1.80 from 2020's crime rate of 23. Ecclesfield's least common crime is theft from the person, with 4 offences recorded in 2021, a decrease of 50% from 2020's figure of 6 crimes.

Ecclesfield 2022 Crime Scorecard

Safest

Medium-Sized Towns, South Yorkshire

50% lower, regional crime rate

Yorkshire and The Humber

18% lower, national crime rate

England, Wales & NI

Local Crime in Context

As of 2022, the crime rate in Ecclesfield is 50% lower than Yorkshire and The Humber and 18% lower than the England, Wales & Northern Ireland overall figure.

Ecclesfield Crime Rate Over Time

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Incidents mapped in Ecclesfield 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 Ecclesfield

YearCrime Rate per
1,000 people
Total Crimes
2021652,006
2020641,990
2019601,862
2018631,940
2017662,035
2016531,647

Crime in Ecclesfield Compared To South Yorkshire

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Summary of Crimes in Ecclesfield This Year

 EcclesfieldSouth Yorkshire 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour56618.2927,46519.49 7% safer
Bicycle Theft50.161,0020.71 344% safer
Burglary1484.789,3476.63 39% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson2177.0115,61911.09 58% safer
Drugs521.683,9502.80 67% safer
Other Crime632.044,5703.24 59% safer
Other Theft1404.529,3346.62 46% safer
Possession of Weapons220.711,4551.03 45% safer
Public Order2267.3014,91610.59 45% safer
Robbery130.421,3970.99 136% safer
Shoplifting1264.076,6454.72 16% safer
Theft From the Person40.138100.57 338% safer
Vehicle Crime2177.019,6956.88 1.9% more dangerous
Violence and Sexual Offences77324.9753,63438.06 52% safer

Ecclesfield Compared to Nearby Medium-Sized Towns)

Medium-Sized TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Ecclesfield2,00664.81-
Wath upon Dearne3,04383.7923% more dangerous
Bentley2,32885.2824% more dangerous
Wombwell2,33292.4330% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Ecclesfield

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Recent Crimes in Ecclesfield

DateCrime TypeLocationOutcome
April 2022BurglaryOn or near Hesley BarInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Lound SideInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Public orderOn or near King StreetInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Priory CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near White LaneFurther action is not in the public interest
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Miles RoadFurther action is not in the public interest
April 2022Other theftOn or near Wharncliffe RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Public orderOn or near Sports/Recreation AreaInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near New StreetUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Acre GateUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Public orderOn or near Burns CourtUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Grenomoor CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Bicycle theftOn or near Lime GroveInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022BurglaryOn or near Woodside LaneInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Public orderOn or near Hallam WayInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Caldbeck GroveInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Shepherd DriveInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Angram RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022ShopliftingOn or near Market StreetInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Ironstone CrescentOffender given a caution

Ecclesfield Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2018201920202021Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour23192418 Safer
Bicycle Theft0.320.100.320.16 Safer
Burglary7664.8 Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson9797 Safer
Drugs1.00.841.31.7 Getting worse
Other Crime1.82.01.92.0 Getting worse
Other Theft664.54.5 Safer
Possession of Weapons0.390.550.650.71 Getting worse
Public Order6687 Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.740.480.390.42 Safer
Shoplifting1.93.32.24.1 Getting worse
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.260.320.190.13 Safer
Vehicle Crime8677 Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences21222325 Getting worse

Changes In Ecclesfield's Crime Rates Over Time

Offences in Ecclesfield's Green Spaces

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

NameASBDrugsPublic OrderRobberyVSOAll OthersCrimes per Hectare
Thornecliffe Cricket and Social Club19-1--015

Comparing Ecclesfield to the UK's Major Cities

Medium-Sized TownCrime RateRate Difference
Ecclesfield64.81-
Barnet67.083.4% more dangerous
Croydon82.4821% more dangerous
Sheffield90.0528% more dangerous
Bristol90.5228% more dangerous
Coventry102.2437% more dangerous
Leicester111.5942% more dangerous
Liverpool123.0647% more dangerous
Birmingham129.6450% more dangerous
Bradford132.2851% more dangerous
Leeds150.9457% more dangerous

Crime in Ecclesfield's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Chapeltown73468Second
Grenoside & Ecclesfield North54075First
High Green & Burncross60259Third

Crime in Ecclesfield During Coronavirus Lockdowns

Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Ecclesfield change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in November, when Ecclesfield saw a 500% increase in possession of weapons. Ecclesfield saw a large fall in shoplifting during November, when it fell by 86% compared to November in 2019.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour-4%+46%+71%+14%+29%+9%+46%+36%+11%+20%
Bicycle Theft----------
Burglary+33%-39%-50%+31%+70%+42%-58%-36%-41%-39%
Criminal Damage and Arson--33%-17%+25%+5%-5%+39%+147%+20%+73%
Drugs-33%-33%-+50%+100%--+50%+150%+200%
Other Crime-50%+75%+75%---50%-80%-+100%+33%
Other Theft+71%-55%+8%-27%-24%-39%+27%-60%-25%-20%
Possession of Weapons+100%+100%--40%--+200%-+500%-
Public Order-24%-35%+31%+317%+120%-13%+14%+47%+47%-27%
Robbery------50%-+100%--
Shoplifting-71%-60%-81%-50%+100%-58%-15%-70%-86%+100%
Theft From the Person-50%--+100%------
Vehicle Crime+19%-35%-72%+133%+108%+114%+64%+29%-33%-23%
Violence and Sexual Offences+5%-29%+54%+34%-7%+4%+2%+48%-7%-9%

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in Ecclesfield

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

How dangerous is Ecclesfield?
Ecclesfield is the safest medium-sized town in South Yorkshire.

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

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

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