North and South Anston Crime Overview

North and South Anston is among the top 10 safest small towns in South Yorkshire, and is the 37th safest overall out of South Yorkshire's 110 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in North and South Anston in 2020 was 56 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to South Yorkshire's overall crime rate, coming in 60% lower than the South Yorkshire rate of 90 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, North and South Anston is the 376th most dangerous small town, and the 2,445th most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In May 2019, North and South Anston was the worst small town in South Yorkshire for robbery, with 2 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.22 per 1,000 inhabitants. August 2019 was also a bad month for North and South Anston residents, when it was South Yorkshire's most dangerous small town for theft from the person, recording 1 crime at a rate of 0.11 per 1,000 residents.

The most common crimes in North and South Anston are violence and sexual offences, with 225 offences during 2020, giving a crime rate of 24. This is 27% higher than 2019's figure of 165 offences and a difference of 6.50 from 2019's crime rate of 18. North and South Anston's least common crime is theft from the person, with 1 offence recorded in 2020, a decrease of 300% from 2019's figure of 4 crimes.

Compare North and South Anston to other towns and cities

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

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Crime in North and South Anston Compared To South Yorkshire

Summary of Crimes in North and South Anston This Year

 North and South AnstonSouth Yorkshire 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour17418.8434,85824.7431% safer
Burglary434.6610,0317.1253% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson555.9514,69110.4375% safer
Drugs181.953,9992.8446% safer
Other Crime151.624,3183.0689% safer
Other Theft464.989,0806.4429% safer
Possession of Weapons70.761,5391.0943% safer
Public Order525.6314,28310.1480% safer
Robbery50.541,3190.9474% safer
Shoplifting40.436,6874.751005% safer
Theft From the Person10.118430.60445% safer
Vehicle Crime454.8710,1857.2348% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences22524.3648,40334.3541% safer

North and South Anston Compared to Nearby Small Towns

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Brinsworth27831.7576% safer
Dalton37937.3849% safer
Sprotbrough and Cusworth44337.9447% safer
Penistone49838.8144% safer
Barnby Dun with Kirk Sandall42350.7110% safer
North and South Anston51655.87-
Aston cum Aughton87757.352.6% more dangerous
Stocksbridge79158.885% more dangerous
Edlington55168.1818% more dangerous
Armthorpe1,10276.5027% more dangerous
Royston87081.7732% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in North and South Anston

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North and South Anston Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2017201820192020Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour19121119Getting worse
Burglary5.0784.7Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson5.0756Getting worse
Drugs0.870.110.652.0Getting worse
Other Crime0.970.871.31.6Getting worse
Other Theft10795.0Safer
Possession of Weapons0.320.220.110.76Getting worse
Public Order2.92.13.46Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)-0.320.430.54Getting worse
Shoplifting0.320.970.970.43Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.110.430.430.11Safer
Vehicle Crime4.64.764.9Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences13161824Getting worse

Changes In North and South Anston's Crime Rates Over Time

Comparing North and South Anston to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
North and South Anston55.87-
Barnet67.7117% more dangerous
Coventry77.4128% more dangerous
Croydon83.2233% more dangerous
Sheffield85.8135% more dangerous
Bristol86.2135% more dangerous
Leicester97.4443% more dangerous
Birmingham102.8746% more dangerous
Liverpool107.2848% more dangerous
Bradford133.0258% more dangerous
Leeds137.1059% more dangerous

Crime in North and South Anston's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Anston & Woodsetts49359First

Crime in North and South Anston During Coronavirus Lockdowns

Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in North and South Anston change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in October, when North and South Anston saw a 600% increase in criminal damage and arson. North and South Anston saw a large fall in other theft during July, when it fell by 90% compared to July in 2019.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour+200%+117%+76%+244%+71%+5%+380%+22%+167%+13%
Burglary---50%+100%-50%-78%-67%-88%-29%-70%
Criminal Damage and Arson--25%+100%-17%-67%-75%-60%+600%+50%-50%
Other Crime------+100%+100%--
Other Theft+300%-67%+25%-71%-90%-60%-36%-70%-33%-50%
Public Order-60%-+150%+67%+33%+100%+100%-40%+100%+150%
Shoplifting----------
Vehicle Crime-64%-50%---71%--17%+25%-40%-
Violence and Sexual Offences+290%-31%-+63%+131%+21%+8%+42%-60%+21%

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in North and South Anston

What police force serves North and South Anston?
North and South Anston's local territorial police force is the South Yorkshire Police.
How dangerous is North and South Anston?
North and South Anston is among the top 10 safest small towns in South Yorkshire.
What is North and South Anston's most common crime?
The most common crimes in North and South Anston are violence and sexual offences.
What is the least common crime in North and South Anston?
North and South Anston's least common crime is theft from the person (inc. pickpocketing).

Last updated: 07 May 2021