Maltby Crime Overview

Maltby is among the top 20 most dangerous small towns in South Yorkshire, and is the 43rd most dangerous overall out of South Yorkshire's 110 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Maltby in 2020 was 85 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to South Yorkshire's overall crime rate, coming in 5% lower than the South Yorkshire rate of 90 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Maltby is the 99th most dangerous small town, and the 830th most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In December 2020, Maltby was the worst small town in South Yorkshire for criminal damage and arson, with 28 crimes reported and a crime rate of 1.7 per 1,000 inhabitants. December 2020 was also a bad month for Maltby residents, when it was South Yorkshire's most dangerous small town for possession of weapons, recording 6 crimes at a rate of 0.36 per 1,000 residents. Maltby recorded 28 reports of public order during September 2020, making its crime rate of 1.7 the worst small town for public order in South Yorkshire that month.

The most common crimes in Maltby are violence and sexual offences, with 627 offences during 2020, giving a crime rate of 38. This is 3.3% higher than 2019's figure of 606 offences and a difference of 1.27 from 2019's crime rate of 37. Maltby's least common crime is theft from the person, with 1 offence recorded in 2020, a decrease of 200% from 2019's figure of 3 crimes.

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Summary of Crimes in Maltby This Year

 MaltbySouth Yorkshire 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour41124.9534,85824.740.84% more dangerous
Bicycle Theft30.188860.63250% safer
Burglary814.9210,0317.1245% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson19611.9014,69110.4312% more dangerous
Drugs251.523,9992.8487% safer
Other Crime714.314,3183.0629% more dangerous
Other Theft804.869,0806.4433% safer
Possession of Weapons231.401,5391.0922% more dangerous
Public Order17510.6214,28310.144.5% more dangerous
Robbery80.491,3190.9492% safer
Shoplifting372.256,6874.75111% safer
Theft From the Person10.068430.60900% safer
Vehicle Crime764.6110,1857.2357% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences62738.0648,40334.3510% more dangerous

Crime in Maltby Compared To South Yorkshire

Maltby Compared to Nearby Small Towns

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Stocksbridge79158.8845% safer
Edlington55168.1825% safer
Armthorpe1,10276.5011% safer
Royston87081.774.2% safer
Rossington1,11881.874.0% safer
Maltby1,40385.17-
Dinnington St. John's79988.013.2% more dangerous
Adwick le Street1,65589.845% more dangerous
Thurcroft77393.579% more dangerous
Rawmarsh1,956102.0817% more dangerous
Brierley814104.8819% more dangerous

Maltby Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2017201820192020Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour39262225Safer
Bicycle Theft0.610.060.420.18Safer
Burglary8764.9Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson18131112Safer
Drugs0.611.10.731.5Getting worse
Other Crime2.03.62.44.3Getting worse
Other Theft9664.9Safer
Possession of Weapons0.300.971.21.4Getting worse
Public Order89811Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.550.610.670.49Safer
Shoplifting3.24.14.42.2Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.240.360.180.06Safer
Vehicle Crime5.064.54.6Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences32363738Getting worse

Changes In Maltby's Crime Rates Over Time

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Comparing Maltby to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Barnet67.7126% safer
Coventry77.4110% safer
Croydon83.222.3% safer
Maltby85.17-
Sheffield85.810.75% more dangerous
Bristol86.211.2% more dangerous
Leicester97.4413% more dangerous
Birmingham102.8717% more dangerous
Liverpool107.2821% more dangerous
Bradford133.0236% more dangerous
Leeds137.1038% more dangerous

Crime in Maltby's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Maltby East1,069113First

Crime in Maltby During Coronavirus Lockdowns

Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Maltby change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in March, when Maltby saw a 500% increase in other crime. Maltby saw a large fall in other theft during August, when it fell by 88% compared to August in 2019.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour+6%+52%+73%-11%+16%-3%-6%-28%+75%+60%
Bicycle Theft----------
Burglary+20%-50%+140%+267%+17%+11%-55%-60%+11%-
Criminal Damage and Arson+11%+38%-29%-27%+33%-20%+64%-32%-30%+47%
Drugs+200%-50%-50%+200%-50%--+100%--
Other Crime+500%+33%+150%+133%-+200%-40%+125%-50%+17%
Other Theft-14%+60%+120%-17%+50%-88%-+33%-11%-
Possession of Weapons+100%----50%--+50%-+500%
Public Order-40%+117%+200%+36%+67%-36%+47%+25%+22%+10%
Robbery---------+200%
Shoplifting-86%-50%+100%-75%+300%-63%-56%-43%-50%-77%
Vehicle Crime+175%+20%-17%-75%-13%+83%-+167%+20%+50%
Violence and Sexual Offences+33%-25%+4%+56%-19%-20%+25%-14%+5%-20%

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in Maltby

What police force serves Maltby?
Maltby's local territorial police force is the South Yorkshire Police.
How dangerous is Maltby?
Maltby is among the top 20 most dangerous small towns in South Yorkshire.
What is Maltby's most common crime?
The most common crimes in Maltby are violence and sexual offences.
What is the least common crime in Maltby?
Maltby's least common crime is theft from the person (inc. pickpocketing).

Last updated: 01 Apr 2021