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Crime and Safety in Hatfield, South Yorkshire

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Hatfield is among the top 20 most dangerous small towns in South Yorkshire, and is the 46th most dangerous overall out of South Yorkshire's 109 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Hatfield in 2021 was 88 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to South Yorkshire's overall crime rate, coming in 7% lower than the South Yorkshire rate of 94 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Hatfield is the 129th most dangerous small town, and the 841st 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 675 offences during 2021, giving a crime rate of 38. This is 17% lower than 2020's figure of 789 offences and a difference of 6.48 from 2020's crime rate of 45. Hatfield's least common crime is robbery, with 4 offences recorded in 2021, a decrease of 250% from 2020's figure of 14 crimes.

Hatfield 2022 Crime Scorecard

Top 20 Most Dangerous

Small Towns, South Yorkshire

10% lower, regional crime rate

Yorkshire and The Humber

13% higher, national crime rate

England, Wales & NI

Local Crime in Context

As of 2022, the crime rate in Hatfield is 10% lower than Yorkshire and The Humber and 13% higher than the England, Wales & Northern Ireland overall figure.

Hatfield Crime Rate Over Time

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Incidents mapped in Hatfield 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 Hatfield

YearCrime Rate per
1,000 people
Total Crimes
2021881,551
20201071,883
20191152,022
20181152,026
20171192,089
2016921,616

Crime in Hatfield Compared To South Yorkshire

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Summary of Crimes in Hatfield This Year

 HatfieldSouth Yorkshire 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour23113.1327,46519.49 48% safer
Bicycle Theft60.341,0020.71 109% safer
Burglary1176.659,3476.63 0.30% more dangerous
Criminal Damage and Arson1528.6415,61911.09 28% safer
Drugs372.103,9502.80 33% safer
Other Crime1367.734,5703.24 58% more dangerous
Other Theft1327.519,3346.62 12% more dangerous
Possession of Weapons130.741,4551.03 39% safer
Public Order1086.1414,91610.59 72% safer
Robbery40.231,3970.99 330% safer
Shoplifting311.766,6454.72 168% safer
Theft From the Person40.238100.57 148% safer
Vehicle Crime1367.739,6956.88 11% more dangerous
Violence and Sexual Offences67538.3853,63438.06 0.83% more dangerous

Hatfield Compared to Nearby Small Towns)

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Aston cum Aughton96062.7840% safer
Stocksbridge85963.9438% safer
Armthorpe1,16881.089% safer
Thurcroft67882.077% safer
Rossington1,17485.972.6% safer
Hatfield1,55188.19-
Royston94388.630.50% more dangerous
Maltby1,50691.433.5% more dangerous
Thorne1,67194.637% more dangerous
Adwick le Street1,843100.0412% more dangerous
Dinnington St. John's931102.5614% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Hatfield

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Recent Crimes in Hatfield

DateCrime TypeLocationOutcome
April 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Petrol StationInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Other theftOn or near Mosscroft WayInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Other crimeOn or near Battle CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Other theftOn or near Bawtry RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near King'S CloseLocal resolution
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Myrtle RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Coppice AvenueInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Other theftOn or near Mill Hill RoadLocal resolution
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near King'S CloseLocal resolution
April 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Park Lane CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Howville RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022BurglaryOn or near NettlehomeInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near SupermarketInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near St. Edwin ReachInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Tower GardensInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Other crimeOn or near Ayots GreenInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near SupermarketUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022DrugsOn or near PrisonOffender given a drugs possession warning
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Battle CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Lichfield RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified

Hatfield Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2018201920202021Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour16172113 Safer
Bicycle Theft0.450.400.340.34 Safer
Burglary111097 Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson131089 Safer
Drugs1.52.02.02.1 Getting worse
Other Crime1414118 Safer
Other Theft10998 Safer
Possession of Weapons0.911.10.400.74 Safer
Public Order5686 Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.510.340.800.23 Safer
Shoplifting3.12.83.11.8 Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.110.110.110.23 Getting worse
Vehicle Crime712108 Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences49484538 Safer

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 2021.

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
Barnet67.0831% safer
Croydon82.487% safer
Hatfield88.19-
Sheffield90.052.1% more dangerous
Bristol90.522.6% more dangerous
Coventry102.2414% more dangerous
Leicester111.5921% more dangerous
Liverpool123.0628% more dangerous
Birmingham129.6432% more dangerous
Bradford132.2833% more dangerous
Leeds150.9442% more dangerous

Crime in Hatfield's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Hatfield East83291First
Hatfield West71985Second

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 20 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 robbery (inc. mugging).

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