Rossington Crime Overview

Rossington is among the top 20 most dangerous small towns in South Yorkshire, and is the 46th most dangerous overall out of South Yorkshire's 110 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Rossington in 2020 was 82 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 90 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Rossington is the 117th most dangerous small town, and the 931st most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In June 2020, 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 15 reports of vehicle crime during June 2020, making its crime rate of 1.1 the worst small town for vehicle crime in South Yorkshire that month.

The most common crimes in Rossington are violence and sexual offences, with 519 offences during 2020, giving a crime rate of 38. This is 9% higher than 2019's figure of 471 offences and a difference of 3.52 from 2019's crime rate of 34. Rossington's least common crime is theft from the person, with 3 offences recorded in 2020, a decrease of 100% from 2019's figure of 6 crimes.

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Crime in Rossington Compared To South Yorkshire

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Summary of Crimes in Rossington This Year

 RossingtonSouth Yorkshire 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour21515.7434,85824.7457% safer
Bicycle Theft80.598860.637% safer
Burglary846.1510,0317.1216% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson14110.3314,69110.430.97% safer
Drugs110.813,9992.84251% safer
Other Crime554.034,3183.0624% more dangerous
Other Theft554.039,0806.4460% safer
Possession of Weapons120.881,5391.0924% safer
Public Order1057.6914,28310.1432% safer
Robbery50.371,3190.94154% safer
Shoplifting543.956,6874.7520% safer
Theft From the Person30.228430.60173% safer
Vehicle Crime664.8310,1857.2350% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences51938.0148,40334.3510% more dangerous

Rossington Compared to Nearby Small Towns

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Aston cum Aughton87757.3543% safer
Stocksbridge79158.8839% safer
Edlington55168.1820% safer
Armthorpe1,10276.507% safer
Royston87081.770.12% safer
Maltby1,40385.173.9% more dangerous
Dinnington St. John's79988.017% more dangerous
Adwick le Street1,65589.849% more dangerous
Thurcroft77393.5713% more dangerous
Rawmarsh1,956102.0820% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Rossington

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Rossington Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Anti-Social Behaviour27221316Safer
Bicycle Theft0.950.730.290.59Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson16121110Safer
Drugs0.590.440.950.81Getting worse
Other Crime2. worse
Other Theft764.84.0Safer
Possession of Weapons0.440.590.950.88Getting worse
Public Order7678Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.590.370.220.37Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.370.510.440.22Safer
Vehicle Crime54.54.64.8Getting worse
Violence and Sexual Offences30313438Getting worse

Changes In Rossington's Crime Rates Over Time

Comparing Rossington to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Barnet67.7121% safer
Coventry77.416% safer
Croydon83.221.6% more dangerous
Sheffield85.814.6% more dangerous
Bristol86.215% more dangerous
Leicester97.4416% more dangerous
Birmingham102.8720% more dangerous
Liverpool107.2824% more dangerous
Bradford133.0238% more dangerous
Leeds137.1040% more dangerous

Crime in Rossington's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
New Rossington811107First

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.

Anti-Social Behaviour+17%+60%+120%+109%-35%+110%-16%-45%-23%+133%
Bicycle Theft+200%--+100%------
Criminal Damage and Arson+140%-25%+57%-43%+56%+100%-6%-40%-29%-74%
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%
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).

Last updated: 07 May 2021