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.
Medium-Sized Towns, South Yorkshire
50% lower, regional crime rate
Yorkshire and The Humber
18% lower, national crime rate
England, Wales & NI
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.
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|England, Wales & NI|
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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Last updated: 02 Jun, 2022
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|Year||Crime Rate per|
|Anti-Social Behaviour||566||18.29||27,465||19.49||7% safer|
|Bicycle Theft||5||0.16||1,002||0.71||344% safer|
|Criminal Damage and Arson||217||7.01||15,619||11.09||58% safer|
|Other Crime||63||2.04||4,570||3.24||59% safer|
|Other Theft||140||4.52||9,334||6.62||46% safer|
|Possession of Weapons||22||0.71||1,455||1.03||45% safer|
|Public Order||226||7.30||14,916||10.59||45% safer|
|Theft From the Person||4||0.13||810||0.57||338% safer|
|Vehicle Crime||217||7.01||9,695||6.88||1.9% more dangerous|
|Violence and Sexual Offences||773||24.97||53,634||38.06||52% safer|
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|April 2022||Burglary||On or near Hesley Bar||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|April 2022||Violence and sexual offences||On or near Lound Side||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|April 2022||Public order||On or near King Street||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|April 2022||Criminal damage and arson||On or near Priory Close||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|April 2022||Violence and sexual offences||On or near White Lane||Further action is not in the public interest|
|April 2022||Violence and sexual offences||On or near Miles Road||Further action is not in the public interest|
|April 2022||Other theft||On or near Wharncliffe Road||Unable to prosecute suspect|
|April 2022||Public order||On or near Sports/Recreation Area||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|April 2022||Criminal damage and arson||On or near New Street||Unable to prosecute suspect|
|April 2022||Criminal damage and arson||On or near Acre Gate||Unable to prosecute suspect|
|April 2022||Public order||On or near Burns Court||Unable to prosecute suspect|
|April 2022||Violence and sexual offences||On or near Grenomoor Close||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|April 2022||Bicycle theft||On or near Lime Grove||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|April 2022||Burglary||On or near Woodside Lane||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|April 2022||Public order||On or near Hallam Way||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|April 2022||Vehicle crime||On or near Caldbeck Grove||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|April 2022||Vehicle crime||On or near Shepherd Drive||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|April 2022||Vehicle crime||On or near Angram Road||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|April 2022||Shoplifting||On or near Market Street||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|April 2022||Violence and sexual offences||On or near Ironstone Crescent||Offender given a caution|
|Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents|
|Criminal Damage and Arson||9||7||9||7||Safer|
|Other Crime||1.8||2.0||1.9||2.0||Getting worse|
|Possession of Weapons||0.39||0.55||0.65||0.71||Getting worse|
|Public Order||6||6||8||7||Getting worse|
|Robbery (inc. mugging)||0.74||0.48||0.39||0.42||Safer|
|Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)||0.26||0.32||0.19||0.13||Safer|
|Violence and Sexual Offences||21||22||23||25||Getting worse|
We only display green spaces in Ecclesfield that are named, and have had crimes recorded within their boundaries during 2021.
|Name||ASB||Drugs||Public Order||Robbery||VSO||All Others||Crimes per Hectare|
|Thornecliffe Cricket and Social Club||19||-||1||-||-||0||15|
|Medium-Sized Town||Crime Rate||Rate Difference|
|Barnet||67.08||3.4% more dangerous|
|Croydon||82.48||21% more dangerous|
|Sheffield||90.05||28% more dangerous|
|Bristol||90.52||28% more dangerous|
|Coventry||102.24||37% more dangerous|
|Leicester||111.59||42% more dangerous|
|Liverpool||123.06||47% more dangerous|
|Birmingham||129.64||50% more dangerous|
|Bradford||132.28||51% more dangerous|
|Leeds||150.94||57% more dangerous|
|Neighbourhood||Crime Count||Crime Rate||Danger Rank|
|Grenoside & Ecclesfield North||540||75||First|
|High Green & Burncross||602||59||Third|
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.
|Criminal Damage and Arson||-||-33%||-17%||+25%||+5%||-5%||+39%||+147%||+20%||+73%|
|Possession of Weapons||+100%||+100%||-||-40%||-||-||+200%||-||+500%||-|
|Theft From the Person||-50%||-||-||+100%||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|Violence and Sexual Offences||+5%||-29%||+54%||+34%||-7%||+4%||+2%||+48%||-7%||-9%|