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Crime and Safety in North and South Anston

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North and South Anston is among the top 10 safest small towns in South Yorkshire, and is the 36th safest overall out of South Yorkshire's 109 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in North and South Anston in 2021 was 52 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to South Yorkshire's overall crime rate, coming in 82% lower than the South Yorkshire rate of 94 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, North and South Anston is the 359th safest small town, and the 3,073rd most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In June 2020, North and South Anston was the worst small town in South Yorkshire for theft from the person, with 1 crime reported and a crime rate of 0.11 per 1,000 inhabitants.

The most common crimes in North and South Anston are violence and sexual offences, with 189 offences during 2021, giving a crime rate of 20. This is 19% lower than 2020's figure of 225 offences and a difference of 3.90 from 2020's crime rate of 24. North and South Anston's least common crime is robbery, with 2 offences recorded in 2021, a decrease of 150% from 2020's figure of 5 crimes.

North and South Anston 2022 Crime Scorecard

Top 10 Safest

Small Towns, South Yorkshire

88% lower, regional crime rate

Yorkshire and The Humber

48% lower, national crime rate

England, Wales & NI

Local Crime in Context

As of 2022, the crime rate in North and South Anston is 88% lower than Yorkshire and The Humber and 48% lower than the England, Wales & Northern Ireland overall figure.

North and South Anston Crime Rate Over Time

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North and South Anston Crime Map

Incidents mapped in North and South Anston 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 North and South Anston

YearCrime Rate per
1,000 people
Total Crimes
202152477
202056516
201953491
201846425
201743394
201633303

Crime in North and South Anston Compared To South Yorkshire

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Summary of Crimes in North and South Anston This Year

 North and South AnstonSouth Yorkshire 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour13614.7227,46519.49 32% safer
Burglary333.579,3476.63 86% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson596.3915,61911.09 74% safer
Drugs141.523,9502.80 84% safer
Other Crime232.494,5703.24 30% safer
Other Theft404.339,3346.62 53% safer
Possession of Weapons30.321,4551.03 222% safer
Public Order576.1714,91610.59 72% safer
Robbery20.221,3970.99 350% safer
Shoplifting40.436,6454.72 998% safer
Theft From the Person20.228100.57 159% safer
Vehicle Crime515.529,6956.88 25% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences18920.4653,63438.06 86% safer

North and South Anston Compared to Nearby Small Towns)

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Dalton161.583169% safer
Edlington334.081166% safer
Barnby Dun with Kirk Sandall19223.02124% safer
Bradfield40623.43120% safer
Penistone43433.8253% safer
North and South Anston47751.65-
Sprotbrough and Cusworth69159.1813% more dangerous
Aston cum Aughton96062.7818% more dangerous
Stocksbridge85963.9419% more dangerous
Armthorpe1,16881.0836% more dangerous
Thurcroft67882.0737% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in North and South Anston

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Recent Crimes in North and South Anston

DateCrime TypeLocationOutcome
April 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Hawkshead CrescentInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Public orderOn or near Hanging Bank CourtUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Eastwood AvenueUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Grasmere CloseLocal resolution
April 2022Public orderOn or near Anston CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Sheffield RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Caperns RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Other theftOn or near St David'S DriveInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Caperns RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Beech GroveInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Caperns RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Sheffield RoadLocal resolution
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Caperns RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near The HavenInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Caperns RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Windermere CourtInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near The HavenInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near The HavenInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Public orderOn or near The HavenInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Other crimeOn or near Cramfit CloseFurther investigation is not in the public interest

North and South Anston Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2018201920202021Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour12111915 Getting worse
Burglary784.73.6 Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson7566 Getting worse
Drugs0.110.652.01.5 Getting worse
Other Crime0.871.31.62.5 Getting worse
Other Theft795.04.3 Safer
Possession of Weapons0.220.110.760.32 Getting worse
Public Order2.13.466 Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.320.430.540.22 Safer
Shoplifting0.970.970.430.43 Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.430.430.110.22 Safer
Vehicle Crime4.764.96 Getting worse
Violence and Sexual Offences16182420 Getting 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 Anston51.65-
Barnet67.0823% more dangerous
Croydon82.4837% more dangerous
Sheffield90.0543% more dangerous
Bristol90.5243% more dangerous
Coventry102.2449% more dangerous
Leicester111.5954% more dangerous
Liverpool123.0658% more dangerous
Birmingham129.6460% more dangerous
Bradford132.2861% more dangerous
Leeds150.9466% more dangerous

Crime in North and South Anston's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Anston & Woodsetts47156First

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 robbery (inc. mugging).

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