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Crime and Safety in Rawmarsh, South Yorkshire

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Rawmarsh is the third 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 Rawmarsh 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, Rawmarsh is the 37th most dangerous small town, and the 323rd most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In August 2021, Rawmarsh was the worst SmallTown.ToInlineText() in South Yorkshire for burglary, with 13 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.68 per 1,000 inhabitants. April 2021 was also a bad month for Rawmarsh residents, when it was South Yorkshire's most dangerous SmallTown.ToInlineText() for criminal damage and arson, recording 32 crimes at a rate of 1.7 per 1,000 residents. Rawmarsh recorded 9 reports of drugs during March 2021, making its crime rate of 0.47 the worst SmallTown.ToInlineText() for drugs in South Yorkshire that month.

The most common crimes in Rawmarsh are violence and sexual offences, with 876 offences during 2021, giving a crime rate of 46. This is 12% higher than 2020's figure of 769 offences and a difference of 5.59 from 2020's crime rate of 40. Rawmarsh's least common crime is theft from the person, with 7 offences recorded in 2021, a decrease of 86% from 2020's figure of 13 crimes.

Rawmarsh 2022 Crime Scorecard

Third 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 Rawmarsh is 19% higher than Yorkshire and The Humber and 39% higher than the England, Wales & Northern Ireland overall figure.

Rawmarsh Crime Rate Over Time

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Incidents mapped in Rawmarsh 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 Rawmarsh

YearCrime Rate per
1,000 people
Total Crimes
20211202,301
20201021,956
20191222,342
20181192,273
20171112,119
2016891,704

Crime in Rawmarsh Compared To South Yorkshire

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Summary of Crimes in Rawmarsh This Year

 RawmarshSouth Yorkshire 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour38319.9927,46519.49 2.5% more dangerous
Bicycle Theft90.471,0020.71 51% safer
Burglary1548.049,3466.63 18% more dangerous
Criminal Damage and Arson25713.4115,61911.09 17% more dangerous
Drugs633.293,9502.80 15% more dangerous
Other Crime774.024,5693.24 19% more dangerous
Other Theft1889.819,3336.62 33% more dangerous
Possession of Weapons341.771,4551.03 42% more dangerous
Public Order27914.5614,91610.59 27% more dangerous
Robbery211.101,3970.99 10% more dangerous
Shoplifting22511.746,6454.72 60% more dangerous
Theft From the Person70.378100.57 54% safer
Vehicle Crime1115.799,6946.88 19% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences87645.7253,62338.06 17% more dangerous

Rawmarsh Compared to Nearby Small Towns)

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Adwick le Street1,843100.0420% safer
Dinnington St. John's931102.5617% safer
Brierley828106.6913% safer
Conisbrough1,744109.879% safer
Worsbrough1,027115.104.3% safer
Rawmarsh2,301120.09-
Mexborough1,870120.100.01% more dangerous
Thurnscoe1,118127.986% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Rawmarsh

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Recent Crimes in Rawmarsh

DateCrime TypeLocationOutcome
March 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Creighton AvenueInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Public orderOn or near Shopping AreaUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Public orderOn or near Alderson AvenueAction to be taken by another organisation
March 2022BurglaryOn or near Marriott PlaceInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Dudley StreetInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Spalton RoadFurther action is not in the public interest
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near New StreetLocal resolution
March 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Clay Pit LaneInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Other crimeOn or near Peashill StreetUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022BurglaryOn or near Thrybergh Hall RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022BurglaryOn or near Whitfield RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Holm Flatt StreetInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Public orderOn or near Payne CrescentUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Possession of weaponsOn or near Kirklands DriveAction to be taken by another organisation
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Woodhouse CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022BurglaryOn or near Stadium CourtInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Coronation RoadFurther action is not in the public interest
March 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Marrion RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Central DriveUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Hawley StreetInvestigation complete; no suspect identified

Rawmarsh Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2018201920202021Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour29242220 Safer
Bicycle Theft0.680.310.260.47 Safer
Burglary91378 Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson1512913 Safer
Drugs1.23.23.43.3 Getting worse
Other Crime2.53.63.44.0 Getting worse
Other Theft119810 Safer
Possession of Weapons1.20.941.71.8 Getting worse
Public Order11101215 Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.991.40.891.1 Getting worse
Shoplifting1617912 Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.990.370.680.37 Safer
Vehicle Crime61076 Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences42424046 Getting worse

Changes In Rawmarsh's Crime Rates Over Time

Comparing Rawmarsh 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
Rawmarsh120.09-
Liverpool123.062.4% more dangerous
Bradford132.289% more dangerous
Leeds150.9420% more dangerous

Crime in Rawmarsh's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Rawmarsh North West56773Second
Rawmarsh South1,262196First

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 the third most dangerous small town 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 theft from the person (inc. pickpocketing).

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