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Crime and Safety in Mexborough, South Yorkshire

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Mexborough is the second most dangerous small town in South Yorkshire, and is among the top 20 most dangerous overall out of South Yorkshire's 110 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Mexborough in 2021 was 120 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares poorly to South Yorkshire's overall crime rate, coming in 22% higher than the South Yorkshire rate of 94 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Mexborough is the 36th most dangerous small town, and the 322nd most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In December 2021, Mexborough was the worst SmallTown.ToInlineText() in South Yorkshire for drugs, with 6 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.39 per 1,000 inhabitants. June 2021 was also a bad month for Mexborough residents, when it was South Yorkshire's most dangerous SmallTown.ToInlineText() for criminal damage and arson, recording 27 crimes at a rate of 1.7 per 1,000 residents. Mexborough recorded 10 reports of other crime during June 2021, making its crime rate of 0.64 the worst SmallTown.ToInlineText() for other crime in South Yorkshire that month.

The most common crimes in Mexborough are violence and sexual offences, with 915 offences during 2021, giving a crime rate of 59. This is 5% higher than 2020's figure of 867 offences and a difference of 3.09 from 2020's crime rate of 56. Mexborough's least common crime is bicycle theft, with 1 offence recorded in 2021, a decrease of 600% from 2020's figure of 7 crimes.

Mexborough 2022 Crime Scorecard

Second Most Dangerous

Small Towns, South Yorkshire

19% higher, regional crime rate

Yorkshire and The Humber

39% higher, national crime rate

England, Wales & NI

Local Crime in Context

As of 2022, the crime rate in Mexborough is 19% higher than Yorkshire and The Humber and 39% higher than the England, Wales & Northern Ireland overall figure.

Mexborough Crime Rate Over Time

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Incidents mapped in Mexborough represent the time frame between April 2019 and March 2022. Each point on the map represents an area where crimes have been recorded locally.

Last updated: 11 May, 2022

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Historical Crime Rates for Mexborough

YearCrime Rate per
1,000 people
Total Crimes
20211201,870
20201271,981
20191231,921
20181221,896
20171292,016
2016731,129

Crime in Mexborough Compared To South Yorkshire

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Summary of Crimes in Mexborough This Year

 MexboroughSouth Yorkshire 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour30319.4627,46519.49 0.15% safer
Bicycle Theft10.061,0020.71 1083% safer
Burglary875.599,3466.63 19% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson23214.9015,61911.09 26% more dangerous
Drugs724.623,9502.80 39% more dangerous
Other Crime744.754,5693.24 32% more dangerous
Other Theft1097.009,3336.62 5% more dangerous
Possession of Weapons181.161,4551.03 11% more dangerous
Public Order21513.8114,91610.59 23% more dangerous
Robbery171.091,3970.99 9% more dangerous
Shoplifting694.436,6454.72 7% safer
Theft From the Person40.268100.57 119% safer
Vehicle Crime573.669,6946.88 88% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences91558.7753,62338.06 35% more dangerous

Mexborough Compared to Nearby Small Towns)

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Dinnington St. John's931102.5617% safer
Brierley828106.6913% safer
Conisbrough1,744109.879% safer
Worsbrough1,027115.104.3% safer
Rawmarsh2,301120.090.01% safer
Mexborough1,870120.10-
Thurnscoe1,118127.986% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Mexborough

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Recent Crimes in Mexborough

DateCrime TypeLocationOutcome
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Glen ViewUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near HospitalInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Pitt StreetUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Public orderOn or near Elm RoadAction to be taken by another organisation
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Wellington StreetOffender given a caution
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Willow DriveUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Pastures CourtInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Other theftOn or near Maple RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near James StreetInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Public orderOn or near Shopping AreaUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022ShopliftingOn or near Parking AreaInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Other crimeOn or near King'S RoadLocal resolution
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Cobden AvenueFurther action is not in the public interest
March 2022Public orderOn or near HospitalInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Browning RoadAction to be taken by another organisation
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Clayfield ViewUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022BurglaryOn or near Ferry Boat LaneInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Beaconsfield StreetInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Benita AvenueInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Other crimeOn or near Parking AreaInvestigation complete; no suspect identified

Mexborough Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2018201920202021Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour36283219 Safer
Bicycle Theft0.580.510.450.06 Safer
Burglary9766 Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson18191515 Safer
Drugs2.965.04.6 Getting worse
Other Crime2.63.54.84.8 Getting worse
Other Theft129107 Safer
Possession of Weapons0.772.31.41.2 Safer
Public Order11131514 Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)1.21.21.81.1 Safer
Shoplifting5774.4 Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.830.390.450.26 Safer
Vehicle Crime4.373.83.7 Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences53475659 Getting worse

Changes In Mexborough's Crime Rates Over Time

Comparing Mexborough to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Coventry39.93201% safer
Birmingham49.60142% safer
Barnet67.0879% safer
Croydon82.4846% safer
Sheffield90.0333% safer
Bristol90.5233% safer
Leicester111.598% safer
Mexborough120.10-
Liverpool123.062.4% more dangerous
Bradford132.289% more dangerous
Leeds150.9420% more dangerous

Crime in Mexborough's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Mexborough West1,265141First

Crime in Mexborough During Coronavirus Lockdowns

Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Mexborough change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in March, when Mexborough saw a 500% increase in robbery. Mexborough saw a large fall in drugs during July, when it fell by 82% compared to July in 2019.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour-42%+49%+79%+117%-3%-+57%+39%+12%+11%
Bicycle Theft-----+50%-75%---
Burglary-70%-8%-33%+75%-74%+167%+33%-25%-14%+40%
Criminal Damage and Arson-37%-49%-20%+50%-50%+25%+20%+37%-7%+50%
Drugs+133%-25%-10%-70%-82%+33%--45%-40%+125%
Other Crime+33%-13%+33%+20%+17%-+40%+160%+100%+50%
Other Theft+125%-21%+38%+92%-46%-6%-54%-+40%-50%
Possession of Weapons-80%--40%-50%---50%--+100%
Public Order-45%+59%-7%+60%-29%+19%+37%+53%+50%+9%
Robbery+500%--+200%--50%+50%-+200%-50%
Shoplifting+20%-53%+43%-50%-64%+200%-10%-57%-30%-
Theft From the Person----------67%
Vehicle Crime-40%-67%-80%-38%-80%+200%+150%-80%-73%-60%
Violence and Sexual Offences+19%+47%+2%+27%+24%+20%+37%-5%+33%-

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in Mexborough

What police force serves Mexborough?
Mexborough's local territorial police force is the South Yorkshire Police.

How dangerous is Mexborough?
Mexborough is the second most dangerous small town in South Yorkshire.

What is Mexborough's most common crime?
The most common crimes in Mexborough are violence and sexual offences.

What is the least common crime in Mexborough?
Mexborough's least common crime is bicycle theft.

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