Mexborough Crime Overview

Mexborough is the 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 2020 was 127 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares poorly to South Yorkshire's overall crime rate, coming in 30% higher than the South Yorkshire rate of 90 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Mexborough is the 22nd most dangerous small town, and the 227th most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In January 2020, Mexborough was the worst small town in South Yorkshire for burglary, with 20 crimes reported and a crime rate of 1.3 per 1,000 inhabitants. June 2020 was also a bad month for Mexborough residents, when it was South Yorkshire's most dangerous small town for criminal damage and arson, recording 27 crimes at a rate of 1.7 per 1,000 residents. Mexborough recorded 9 reports of drugs during December 2020, making its crime rate of 0.58 the worst small town for drugs in South Yorkshire that month.

The most common crimes in Mexborough are violence and sexual offences, with 868 offences during 2020, giving a crime rate of 56. This is 15% higher than 2019's figure of 740 offences and a difference of 8.22 from 2019's crime rate of 48. Mexborough's least common crime is bicycle theft, with 7 offences recorded in 2020, a decrease of 14% from 2019's figure of 8 crimes.

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

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Crime in Mexborough Compared To South Yorkshire

Summary of Crimes in Mexborough This Year

 MexboroughSouth Yorkshire 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour50232.2434,85824.7423% more dangerous
Bicycle Theft70.458860.6340% safer
Burglary1016.4910,0317.1210% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson24115.4814,69110.4333% more dangerous
Drugs774.953,9992.8443% more dangerous
Other Crime754.824,3183.0637% more dangerous
Other Theft16110.349,0806.4438% more dangerous
Possession of Weapons211.351,5391.0919% more dangerous
Public Order23715.2214,28310.1433% more dangerous
Robbery281.801,3190.9448% more dangerous
Shoplifting1026.556,6874.7527% more dangerous
Theft From the Person70.458430.6033% safer
Vehicle Crime593.7910,1857.2391% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences86855.7548,40334.3538% more dangerous

Mexborough Compared to Nearby Small Towns

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Thorne1,878106.3520% safer
Worsbrough949106.3520% safer
Hatfield1,883107.0719% safer
Conisbrough1,710107.7318% safer
Thurnscoe953109.0917% safer

Crime Over Time in Mexborough

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Mexborough Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Anti-Social Behaviour51362832Safer
Bicycle Theft0.510.580.510.45Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson26191915Safer
Drugs2.72.965.0Getting worse
Other Crime2. worse
Other Theft1212910Safer
Possession of Weapons1.60.772.31.4Safer
Public Order11111315Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.961.21.21.8Getting worse
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.390.830.390.45Safer
Vehicle Crime84.373.8Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences40534856Getting worse

Changes In Mexborough's Crime Rates Over Time

Comparing Mexborough to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Barnet67.7188% safer
Coventry77.4165% safer
Croydon83.2253% safer
Sheffield85.8148% safer
Bristol86.2148% safer
Leicester97.4431% safer
Birmingham102.8724% safer
Liverpool107.2819% safer
Bradford133.024.2% more dangerous
Leeds137.107% more dangerous

Crime in Mexborough's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Mexborough West1,276142First

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.

Anti-Social Behaviour-42%+49%+82%+122%-5%-+57%+39%+12%+11%
Bicycle Theft-----+50%-75%---
Criminal Damage and Arson-33%-50%-20%+50%-50%+25%+20%+37%-7%+50%
Other Crime+33%-13%-+20%+17%-+40%+160%+100%+50%
Other Theft+125%-21%+46%+92%-46%-6%-54%-+40%-50%
Possession of Weapons-80%--40%-50%---50%--+100%
Public Order-45%+59%-7%+60%-29%+19%+30%+53%+50%+9%
Theft From the Person----------67%
Vehicle Crime-40%-67%-80%-44%-80%+200%+150%-80%-73%-60%
Violence and Sexual Offences+19%+44%-+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 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.

Last updated: 07 May 2021