Ecclesfield Crime Overview

Ecclesfield is the safest medium-sized town in South Yorkshire, and is the 36th safest overall out of South Yorkshire's 110 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Ecclesfield in 2020 was 52 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to South Yorkshire's overall crime rate, coming in 74% lower than the South Yorkshire rate of 90 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Ecclesfield is the 43rd safest medium-sized town, and the 2,885th most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In August 2020, Ecclesfield was the worst medium-sized town in South Yorkshire for burglary, with 16 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.52 per 1,000 inhabitants. July 2020 was also a bad month for Ecclesfield residents, when it was South Yorkshire's most dangerous medium-sized town for robbery, recording 1 crime at a rate of 0.03 per 1,000 residents. Ecclesfield recorded 21 reports of vehicle crime during October 2020, making its crime rate of 0.68 the worst medium-sized town for vehicle crime in South Yorkshire that month.

The most common crimes in Ecclesfield are violence and sexual offences, with 609 offences during 2020, giving a crime rate of 20. This is 3.0% higher than 2019's figure of 591 offences and a difference of 0.59 from 2019's crime rate of 19. Ecclesfield's least common crime is theft from the person, with 4 offences recorded in 2020, a decrease of 100% from 2019's figure of 8 crimes.

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Crime in Ecclesfield Compared To South Yorkshire

Summary of Crimes in Ecclesfield This Year

 EcclesfieldSouth Yorkshire 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour59219.1334,85824.7429% safer
Bicycle Theft70.238860.63174% safer
Burglary1364.3910,0317.1262% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson2166.9814,69110.4349% safer
Drugs341.103,9992.84158% safer
Other Crime501.624,3183.0689% safer
Other Theft1053.399,0806.4490% safer
Possession of Weapons140.451,5391.09142% safer
Public Order1835.9114,28310.1472% safer
Robbery100.321,3190.94194% safer
Shoplifting481.556,6874.75206% safer
Theft From the Person40.138430.60362% safer
Vehicle Crime1785.7510,1857.2326% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences60919.6848,40334.3575% safer

Ecclesfield Compared to Nearby Medium-Sized Towns

Medium-Sized TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Ecclesfield1,59451.50-
Wath upon Dearne2,61672.0329% more dangerous
Wombwell2,08082.4438% more dangerous
Bentley2,49091.2244% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Ecclesfield

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Ecclesfield Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2017201820192020Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour35191519Safer
Bicycle Theft0.160.26-0.23Getting worse
Burglary664.64.4Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson10767Safer
Drugs0.520.840.651.1Getting worse
Other Crime0.971.61.81.6Getting worse
Other Theft54.03.53.4Safer
Possession of Weapons0.230.290.450.45Getting worse
Public Order4.04.14.86Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.520.550.450.32Safer
Shoplifting1.80.941.91.6Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.260.160.260.13Safer
Vehicle Crime8656Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences17181920Getting 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 2020.

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
Ecclesfield51.50-
Barnet67.7124% more dangerous
Coventry77.4133% more dangerous
Croydon83.2238% more dangerous
Sheffield85.8140% more dangerous
Bristol86.2140% more dangerous
Leicester97.4447% more dangerous
Birmingham102.8750% more dangerous
Liverpool107.2852% more dangerous
Bradford133.0261% more dangerous
Leeds137.1062% more dangerous

Crime in Ecclesfield's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Chapeltown64660Second
Grenoside & Ecclesfield North56278First
High Green & Burncross59558Third

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 December, when Ecclesfield saw a 500% increase in drugs. Ecclesfield saw a large fall in other crime during September, when it fell by 90% compared to September in 2019.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour+31%+57%+97%+8%+24%-+42%+27%-6%+37%
Burglary+18%-47%-57%+10%+33%+100%-60%-50%-33%-41%
Criminal Damage and Arson+8%-32%-27%+18%+13%-22%+56%+125%-28%+91%
Drugs-33%--+100%+200%--+50%+200%+500%
Other Crime-43%+50%+25%---67%-90%+50%+100%+33%
Other Theft+17%-17%+120%-14%+44%-45%+38%-50%+20%-
Possession of Weapons+100%---80%----+300%-
Public Order-15%-43%+54%+450%+100%-15%-18%+38%+38%-42%
Robbery------50%----
Shoplifting-75%+50%-82%-+33%-20%-50%-50%-+150%
Theft From the Person---+100%------
Vehicle Crime--33%-75%+267%+120%+33%+50%+31%-32%-50%
Violence and Sexual Offences-4%-25%+81%+54%-10%+5%-2%+26%-8%-18%

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).

Last updated: 07 May 2021