Edlington Crime Overview

Edlington is among the top 10 safest small towns in South Yorkshire, and is the 53rd safest overall out of South Yorkshire's 110 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Edlington in 2020 was 68 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to South Yorkshire's overall crime rate, coming in 31% lower than the South Yorkshire rate of 90 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Edlington is the 216th most dangerous small town, and the 1,531st most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In November 2020, Edlington was the worst small town in South Yorkshire for bicycle theft, with 1 crime reported and a crime rate of 0.12 per 1,000 inhabitants. January 2017 was also a bad month for Edlington residents, when it was South Yorkshire's most dangerous small town for robbery, recording 5 crimes at a rate of 0.62 per 1,000 residents.

The most common crimes in Edlington are violence and sexual offences, with 190 offences during 2020, giving a crime rate of 24. This is 30% lower than 2019's figure of 247 offences and a difference of 7.05 from 2019's crime rate of 31. Edlington's least common crime is bicycle theft, with 2 offences recorded in 2020, a decrease of 50% from 2019's figure of 3 crimes.

Compare Edlington to other towns and cities

See how Edlington shapes up compared to other locations around the country, including side-by-side comparisons of specific crime types, and separate charting of how Edlington and your comparison town's crime rates stack up against one another.

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Crime in Edlington Compared To South Yorkshire

Summary of Crimes in Edlington This Year

 EdlingtonSouth Yorkshire 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour14818.3134,85824.7435% safer
Bicycle Theft20.258860.63152% safer
Burglary465.6910,0317.1225% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson9311.5114,69110.439% more dangerous
Drugs121.483,9992.8492% safer
Other Crime192.354,3183.0630% safer
Other Theft364.459,0806.4445% safer
Possession of Weapons50.621,5391.0976% safer
Public Order587.1814,28310.1441% safer
Robbery80.991,3190.945% more dangerous
Shoplifting404.956,6874.754.0% more dangerous
Theft From the Person20.258430.60140% safer
Vehicle Crime404.9510,1857.2346% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences19023.5148,40334.3546% safer

Edlington Compared to Nearby Small Towns

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Penistone49838.8176% safer
Barnby Dun with Kirk Sandall42350.7134% safer
North and South Anston51655.8722% safer
Aston cum Aughton87757.3519% safer
Stocksbridge79158.8816% safer
Edlington55168.18-
Armthorpe1,10276.5011% more dangerous
Royston87081.7717% more dangerous
Rossington1,11881.8717% more dangerous
Maltby1,40385.1720% more dangerous
Dinnington St. John's79988.0123% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Edlington

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Edlington Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2017201820192020Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour38241418Safer
Bicycle Theft0.120.120.370.25Getting worse
Burglary8696Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson15161812Safer
Drugs0.870.870.741.5Getting worse
Other Crime1.73.02.12.4Getting worse
Other Theft8674.4Safer
Possession of Weapons0.490.370.740.62Getting worse
Public Order5887Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.740.490.870.99Getting worse
Shoplifting191165.0Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.490.490.120.25Safer
Vehicle Crime2.74.355.0Getting worse
Violence and Sexual Offences22273124Safer

Changes In Edlington's Crime Rates Over Time

Comparing Edlington to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Barnet67.710.69% safer
Edlington68.18-
Coventry77.4112% more dangerous
Croydon83.2218% more dangerous
Sheffield85.8121% more dangerous
Bristol86.2121% more dangerous
Leicester97.4430% more dangerous
Birmingham102.8734% more dangerous
Liverpool107.2836% more dangerous
Bradford133.0249% more dangerous
Leeds137.1050% more dangerous

Crime in Edlington's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Edlington932125First

Crime in Edlington During Coronavirus Lockdowns

Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Edlington change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in March, when Edlington saw a 600% increase in vehicle crime. Edlington saw a large fall in shoplifting during July, when it fell by 86% compared to July in 2019.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour+33%+213%+122%+13%-22%+133%-22%-18%+10%+50%
Burglary-44%-13%----25%--60%+300%-50%
Criminal Damage and Arson-60%-25%+11%-44%--75%+150%-29%-57%-64%
Drugs----+100%-----
Other Crime-50%-----50%----
Other Theft-33%--63%-20%-71%-67%-75%+25%-25%+150%
Possession of Weapons------+100%---
Public Order-27%+20%-25%+200%--29%--56%+33%-20%
Robbery----------
Shoplifting+100%---50%-86%---75%-79%-86%
Vehicle Crime+600%-75%-67%-75%-+67%+17%+100%-63%+50%
Violence and Sexual Offences-23%+88%-7%-+72%-50%--52%-22%-65%

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in Edlington

What police force serves Edlington?
Edlington's local territorial police force is the South Yorkshire Police.
How dangerous is Edlington?
Edlington is among the top 10 safest small towns in South Yorkshire.
What is Edlington's most common crime?
The most common crimes in Edlington are violence and sexual offences.
What is the least common crime in Edlington?
Edlington's least common crime is bicycle theft.

Last updated: 07 May 2021