Rawmarsh Crime Overview

Rawmarsh is among the top 10 most dangerous small towns in South Yorkshire, and is the 28th most dangerous overall out of South Yorkshire's 110 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Rawmarsh in 2020 was 102 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares poorly to South Yorkshire's overall crime rate, coming in 12% higher than the South Yorkshire rate of 90 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Rawmarsh is the 56th most dangerous small town, and the 463rd most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In June 2020, Rawmarsh was the worst small town in South Yorkshire for burglary, with 16 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.84 per 1,000 inhabitants. October 2020 was also a bad month for Rawmarsh residents, when it was South Yorkshire's most dangerous small town for drugs, recording 7 crimes at a rate of 0.37 per 1,000 residents. Rawmarsh recorded 17 reports of other theft during October 2020, making its crime rate of 0.89 the worst small town for other theft in South Yorkshire that month.

The most common crimes in Rawmarsh are violence and sexual offences, with 769 offences during 2020, giving a crime rate of 40. This is 3.8% lower than 2019's figure of 798 offences and a difference of 1.52 from 2019's crime rate of 42. Rawmarsh's least common crime is bicycle theft, with 5 offences recorded in 2020, a decrease of 20% from 2019's figure of 6 crimes.

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Crime in Rawmarsh Compared To South Yorkshire

Summary of Crimes in Rawmarsh This Year

 RawmarshSouth Yorkshire 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour42422.1334,85824.7412% safer
Bicycle Theft50.268860.63142% safer
Burglary1377.1510,0317.120.42% more dangerous
Criminal Damage and Arson1799.3414,69110.4312% safer
Drugs653.393,9992.8416% more dangerous
Other Crime663.444,3183.0611% more dangerous
Other Theft1598.309,0806.4422% more dangerous
Possession of Weapons331.721,5391.0937% more dangerous
Public Order22211.5914,28310.1413% more dangerous
Robbery170.891,3190.946% safer
Shoplifting1658.616,6874.7545% more dangerous
Theft From the Person130.688430.6012% more dangerous
Vehicle Crime1266.5810,1857.2310% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences76940.1348,40334.3514% more dangerous

Rawmarsh Compared to Nearby Small Towns

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Rossington1,11881.8725% safer
Maltby1,40385.1720% safer
Dinnington St. John's79988.0116% safer
Adwick le Street1,65589.8414% safer
Thurcroft77393.579% safer
Rawmarsh1,956102.08-
Brierley814104.882.7% more dangerous
Thorne1,878106.354.0% more dangerous
Worsbrough949106.354.0% more dangerous
Hatfield1,883107.074.7% more dangerous
Conisbrough1,710107.735% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Rawmarsh

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Rawmarsh Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2017201820192020Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour44292422Safer
Bicycle Theft0.520.680.310.26Safer
Burglary99137Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson1515129Safer
Drugs1.21.23.23.4Getting worse
Other Crime2.22.53.63.4Getting worse
Other Theft121198Safer
Possession of Weapons1.81.20.941.7Getting worse
Public Order9111012Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.890.991.40.89Safer
Shoplifting1716179Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.370.990.370.68Getting worse
Vehicle Crime86107Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences34424240Getting worse

Changes In Rawmarsh's Crime Rates Over Time

Comparing Rawmarsh to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Barnet67.7151% safer
Coventry77.4132% safer
Croydon83.2223% safer
Sheffield85.8119% safer
Bristol86.2118% safer
Leicester97.444.8% safer
Rawmarsh102.08-
Birmingham102.870.77% more dangerous
Liverpool107.284.8% more dangerous
Bradford133.0223% more dangerous
Leeds137.1026% more dangerous

Crime in Rawmarsh's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Rawmarsh North West54771Second
Rawmarsh South1,002156First

Crime in Rawmarsh During Coronavirus Lockdowns

Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Rawmarsh change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in November, when Rawmarsh saw a 600% increase in possession of weapons. Rawmarsh saw a large fall in robbery during November, when it fell by 86% compared to November in 2019.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour-36%-4%+5%+19%-2%+36%+55%-50%-28%-9%
Bicycle Theft-----67%-----
Burglary-45%-69%-50%-11%-13%-18%-77%-65%-57%-18%
Criminal Damage and Arson-75%-29%-41%-50%-19%-32%-33%+53%+8%-22%
Drugs-50%+500%-38%+150%-13%--60%-22%-10%+150%
Other Crime-25%-38%-56%+150%+17%+14%+75%+200%--60%
Other Theft-59%-21%+70%-+83%-20%-39%+21%--42%
Possession of Weapons-75%+50%+150%-+300%+200%--+600%-
Public Order-32%-11%-+13%+10%+40%+31%-+27%-50%
Robbery-+200%----+200%+100%-86%-
Shoplifting-9%-81%-68%-81%-11%-38%-78%-72%-21%-42%
Theft From the Person--------+100%-
Vehicle Crime-44%-47%-23%-20%--14%--40%+43%-44%
Violence and Sexual Offences-14%-2%-19%-32%+25%+13%+69%-17%+27%-17%

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in Rawmarsh

What police force serves Rawmarsh?
Rawmarsh's local territorial police force is the South Yorkshire Police.
How dangerous is Rawmarsh?
Rawmarsh is among the top 10 most dangerous small towns in South Yorkshire.
What is Rawmarsh's most common crime?
The most common crimes in Rawmarsh are violence and sexual offences.
What is the least common crime in Rawmarsh?
Rawmarsh's least common crime is bicycle theft.

Last updated: 07 May 2021