Hatfield Crime Overview

Hatfield is among the top 5 most dangerous small towns in South Yorkshire, and is the 22nd most dangerous overall out of South Yorkshire's 110 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Hatfield in 2020 was 107 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares poorly to South Yorkshire's overall crime rate, coming in 16% higher than the South Yorkshire rate of 90 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Hatfield is the 44th most dangerous small town, and the 395th most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In December 2015, Hatfield had the worst crime rate in South Yorkshire for other crime, with 39 crimes reported and a crime rate of 2.2 per 1,000 inhabitants.

The most common crimes in Hatfield are violence and sexual offences, with 789 offences during 2020, giving a crime rate of 45. This is 8% lower than 2019's figure of 850 offences and a difference of 3.47 from 2019's crime rate of 48. Hatfield's least common crime is theft from the person, with 2 offences recorded in 2020, the same as 2019's figure of 2 crimes.

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

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Crime in Hatfield Compared To South Yorkshire

Summary of Crimes in Hatfield This Year

 HatfieldSouth Yorkshire 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour37121.1034,85824.7417% safer
Bicycle Theft60.348860.6385% safer
Burglary1599.0410,0317.1221% more dangerous
Criminal Damage and Arson1428.0714,69110.4329% safer
Drugs362.053,9992.8439% safer
Other Crime19310.974,3183.0672% more dangerous
Other Theft1538.709,0806.4426% more dangerous
Possession of Weapons70.401,5391.09172% safer
Public Order1438.1314,28310.1425% safer
Robbery140.801,3190.9418% safer
Shoplifting553.136,6874.7552% safer
Theft From the Person20.118430.60445% safer
Vehicle Crime18410.4610,1857.2331% more dangerous
Violence and Sexual Offences78944.8648,40334.3523% more dangerous

Hatfield Compared to Nearby Small Towns

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Thurcroft77393.5714% safer
Rawmarsh1,956102.084.9% safer
Brierley814104.882.1% safer
Thorne1,878106.350.68% safer
Worsbrough949106.350.68% safer
Hatfield1,883107.07-
Conisbrough1,710107.730.61% more dangerous
Thurnscoe953109.091.9% more dangerous
Mexborough1,984127.4216% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Hatfield

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Hatfield Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2017201820192020Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour30161721Getting worse
Bicycle Theft0.570.450.400.34Safer
Burglary1111109Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson1413108Safer
Drugs2.51.52.02.0Getting worse
Other Crime16141411Safer
Other Theft91099Safer
Possession of Weapons0.680.911.10.40Safer
Public Order6568Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.570.510.340.80Getting worse
Shoplifting4.43.12.83.1Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.170.110.110.11Safer
Vehicle Crime971210Getting worse
Violence and Sexual Offences44494845Safer

Changes In Hatfield's Crime Rates Over Time

Offences in Hatfield's Green Spaces

We only display green spaces in Hatfield that are named, and have had crimes recorded within their boundaries during 2020.

NameASBDrugsPublic OrderRobberyVSOAll OthersCrimes per Hectare
Jubilee Park15-41-01.8
Miners' Welfare Recreation Ground1----51.3

Comparing Hatfield to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Barnet67.7158% safer
Coventry77.4138% safer
Croydon83.2229% safer
Sheffield85.8125% safer
Bristol86.2124% safer
Leicester97.4410% safer
Birmingham102.874.1% safer
Hatfield107.07-
Liverpool107.280.20% more dangerous
Bradford133.0220% more dangerous
Leeds137.1022% more dangerous

Crime in Hatfield's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Hatfield East1,049115First
Hatfield West83498Second

Crime in Hatfield During Coronavirus Lockdowns

Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Hatfield change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in August, when Hatfield saw a 500% increase in burglary. Hatfield saw a large fall in shoplifting during September, when it fell by 80% compared to September in 2019. Violence and Sexual Offences saw a fall in every month of Hatfield's lockdown.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour-12%+25%+153%-29%+50%+33%+29%+9%+164%+67%
Bicycle Theft-+200%--------
Burglary-42%-23%-65%-20%+85%+500%-46%-56%-8%-55%
Criminal Damage and Arson-65%-25%+20%+33%+13%-18%+20%-44%-18%-50%
Drugs-50%+100%-25%+100%-50%+150%-50%--+100%
Other Crime-18%+57%-48%+23%+50%-22%-64%-50%-57%-28%
Other Theft+21%-50%-70%+38%+150%+7%+167%-33%+63%-14%
Possession of Weapons------33%----
Public Order--38%+83%+300%+63%+56%+15%+200%-17%+111%
Robbery-------+200%--
Shoplifting+120%+150%-29%--+100%-80%+150%-50%-
Theft From the Person----------
Vehicle Crime--37%-68%-35%+43%+200%-5%-42%-31%-37%
Violence and Sexual Offences-33%-24%-16%-11%-2%-4%-16%-2%-24%+29%

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in Hatfield

What police force serves Hatfield?
Hatfield's local territorial police force is the South Yorkshire Police.
How dangerous is Hatfield?
Hatfield is among the top 5 most dangerous small towns in South Yorkshire.
What is Hatfield's most common crime?
The most common crimes in Hatfield are violence and sexual offences.
What is the least common crime in Hatfield?
Hatfield's least common crime is theft from the person (inc. pickpocketing).

Last updated: 07 May 2021