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Crime and Safety in Rossington

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Rossington is among the top 20 most dangerous small towns in South Yorkshire, and is the 47th most dangerous overall out of South Yorkshire's 109 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Rossington in 2021 was 86 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to South Yorkshire's overall crime rate, coming in 9% lower than the South Yorkshire rate of 94 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Rossington is the 143rd most dangerous small town, and the 902nd most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In December 2021, Rossington was the worst small town in South Yorkshire for bicycle theft, with 2 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.15 per 1,000 inhabitants. October 2020 was also a bad month for Rossington residents, when it was South Yorkshire's most dangerous small town for theft from the person, recording 1 crime at a rate of 0.07 per 1,000 residents. Rossington recorded 4 reports of possession of weapons during August 2019, making its crime rate of 0.29 the worst small town for possession of weapons in South Yorkshire that month.

The most common crimes in Rossington are violence and sexual offences, with 547 offences during 2021, giving a crime rate of 40. This is 5% higher than 2020's figure of 519 offences and a difference of 2.05 from 2020's crime rate of 38. Rossington's least common crime is theft from the person, with 3 offences recorded in 2021, the same as 2020's figure of 3 crimes.

Rossington 2022 Crime Scorecard

Top 20 Most Dangerous

Small Towns, South Yorkshire

13% lower, regional crime rate

Yorkshire and The Humber

11% higher, national crime rate

England, Wales & NI

Local Crime in Context

As of 2022, the crime rate in Rossington is 13% lower than Yorkshire and The Humber and 11% higher than the England, Wales & Northern Ireland overall figure.

Rossington Crime Rate Over Time

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Incidents mapped in Rossington 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 Rossington

YearCrime Rate per
1,000 people
Total Crimes
2021861,174
2020821,118
2019771,053
2018791,079
2017931,276
201661839

Crime in Rossington Compared To South Yorkshire

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Summary of Crimes in Rossington This Year

 RossingtonSouth Yorkshire 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour19214.0627,46519.49 39% safer
Bicycle Theft130.951,0020.71 25% more dangerous
Burglary735.359,3476.63 24% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson16111.7915,61911.09 6% more dangerous
Drugs211.543,9502.80 82% safer
Other Crime705.134,5703.24 37% more dangerous
Other Theft513.739,3346.62 77% safer
Possession of Weapons90.661,4551.03 56% safer
Public Order1108.0614,91610.59 31% safer
Robbery50.371,3970.99 168% safer
Shoplifting554.036,6454.72 17% safer
Theft From the Person30.228100.57 159% safer
Vehicle Crime564.109,6956.88 68% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences54740.0653,63438.06 5.0% more dangerous

Rossington Compared to Nearby Small Towns)

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Sprotbrough and Cusworth69159.1845% safer
Aston cum Aughton96062.7837% safer
Stocksbridge85963.9434% safer
Armthorpe1,16881.086% safer
Thurcroft67882.074.8% safer
Rossington1,17485.97-
Hatfield1,55188.192.5% more dangerous
Royston94388.633.0% more dangerous
Maltby1,50691.436% more dangerous
Thorne1,67194.639% more dangerous
Adwick le Street1,843100.0414% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Rossington

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Recent Crimes in Rossington

DateCrime TypeLocationOutcome
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Pedestrian SubwayInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Earl AvenueInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Granby LaneInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Norman CrescentInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Lime Tree CrescentFurther action is not in the public interest
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Bond StreetOffender given a caution
April 2022Other theftOn or near Grange RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022ShopliftingOn or near SupermarketUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Pedestrian SubwayUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Hadrians CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Persimmon CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Public orderOn or near Radburn RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Bishopsgate LaneUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Junction RoadFurther action is not in the public interest
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Windsor ViewUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near SupermarketUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Granby LaneInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Rufus LaneInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Richard LaneInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022ShopliftingOn or near Norman CrescentFurther investigation is not in the public interest

Rossington Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2018201920202021Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour22131614 Safer
Bicycle Theft0.730.290.590.95 Getting worse
Burglary7665 Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson12111012 Safer
Drugs0.440.950.811.5 Getting worse
Other Crime3.21.84.05 Getting worse
Other Theft64.84.03.7 Safer
Possession of Weapons0.590.950.880.66No change
Public Order6788 Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.370.220.370.37 Safer
Shoplifting64.54.04.0 Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.510.440.220.22 Safer
Vehicle Crime4.54.64.84.1 Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences31343840 Getting worse

Changes In Rossington's Crime Rates Over Time

Comparing Rossington to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Barnet67.0828% safer
Croydon82.484.2% safer
Rossington85.97-
Sheffield90.054.5% more dangerous
Bristol90.525% more dangerous
Coventry102.2416% more dangerous
Leicester111.5923% more dangerous
Liverpool123.0630% more dangerous
Birmingham129.6434% more dangerous
Bradford132.2835% more dangerous
Leeds150.9443% more dangerous

Crime in Rossington's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
New Rossington868115First
Rossington30650Second

Crime in Rossington During Coronavirus Lockdowns

Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Rossington change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in July, when Rossington saw a 600% increase in other crime. Rossington saw a large fall in shoplifting during April, when it fell by 91% compared to April in 2019.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour+17%+60%+120%+109%-35%+110%-16%-45%-23%+133%
Bicycle Theft+200%--+100%------
Burglary-50%+100%+500%-43%+125%-14%-29%-17%-56%-56%
Criminal Damage and Arson+140%-25%+57%-43%+56%+100%-6%-40%-29%-74%
Drugs--50%-+100%-----50%-
Other Crime+200%+33%+50%+300%+600%+67%----
Other Theft+67%-40%+250%-57%-33%-33%--25%+75%-63%
Possession of Weapons----50%+100%-50%---+100%
Public Order+11%-33%+17%-8%+88%-23%+180%+9%-43%+17%
Robbery----------
Shoplifting-33%-91%-50%-+100%-25%+50%+300%+100%+33%
Theft From the Person----------
Vehicle Crime-33%--50%+150%-44%+25%-70%+50%-17%+50%
Violence and Sexual Offences-+11%-8%+28%-30%+12%+37%-6%+62%+4%

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in Rossington

What police force serves Rossington?
Rossington's local territorial police force is the South Yorkshire Police.

How dangerous is Rossington?
Rossington is among the top 20 most dangerous small towns in South Yorkshire.

What is Rossington's most common crime?
The most common crimes in Rossington are violence and sexual offences.

What is the least common crime in Rossington?
Rossington's least common crime is theft from the person (inc. pickpocketing).

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