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Crime and Safety in Royston, South Yorkshire

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Royston is among the top 20 most dangerous small towns in South Yorkshire, and is the 44th most dangerous overall out of South Yorkshire's 110 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Royston in 2021 was 89 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to South Yorkshire's overall crime rate, coming in 6% lower than the South Yorkshire rate of 94 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Royston is the 118th most dangerous small town, and the 798th most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In June 2021, Royston was the worst SmallTown.ToInlineText() in South Yorkshire for theft from the person, with 1 crime reported and a crime rate of 0.09 per 1,000 inhabitants. October 2020 was also a bad month for Royston residents, when it was South Yorkshire's most dangerous SmallTown.ToInlineText() for criminal damage and arson, recording 27 crimes at a rate of 2.5 per 1,000 residents. Royston recorded 2 reports of robbery during August 2019, making its crime rate of 0.19 the worst SmallTown.ToInlineText() for robbery in South Yorkshire that month.

The most common crimes in Royston are violence and sexual offences, with 416 offences during 2021, giving a crime rate of 39. This is 10% higher than 2020's figure of 374 offences and a difference of 3.95 from 2020's crime rate of 35. Royston's least common crime is bicycle theft, with 1 offence recorded in 2021, a decrease of 200% from 2020's figure of 3 crimes.

Royston 2022 Crime Scorecard

Top 20 Most Dangerous

Small Towns, South Yorkshire

9% lower, regional crime rate

Yorkshire and The Humber

18% higher, national crime rate

England, Wales & NI

Local Crime in Context

As of 2022, the crime rate in Royston is 9% lower than Yorkshire and The Humber and 18% higher than the England, Wales & Northern Ireland overall figure.

Royston Crime Rate Over Time

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Incidents mapped in Royston 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 Royston

YearCrime Rate per
1,000 people
Total Crimes
202189943
202082870
201985904
201877816
201783879
201662665

Crime in Royston Compared To South Yorkshire

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Summary of Crimes in Royston This Year

 RoystonSouth Yorkshire 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour13812.9727,46519.49 50% safer
Bicycle Theft10.091,0020.71 689% safer
Burglary393.679,3466.63 81% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson14813.9115,61911.09 20% more dangerous
Drugs171.603,9502.80 75% safer
Other Crime524.894,5693.24 34% more dangerous
Other Theft524.899,3336.62 35% safer
Possession of Weapons121.131,4551.03 9% more dangerous
Public Order11010.3414,91610.59 2.4% safer
Robbery70.661,3970.99 50% safer
Shoplifting494.616,6454.72 2.4% safer
Theft From the Person20.198100.57 200% safer
Vehicle Crime383.579,6946.88 93% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences41639.1053,62338.06 2.7% more dangerous

Royston Compared to Nearby Small Towns)

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Stocksbridge85963.9439% safer
Armthorpe1,16881.089% safer
Thurcroft67882.078% safer
Rossington1,17485.973.1% safer
Hatfield1,55088.130.57% safer
Royston94388.63-
Maltby1,50691.433.1% more dangerous
Thorne1,67194.636% more dangerous
Adwick le Street1,843100.0411% more dangerous
Dinnington St. John's931102.5614% more dangerous
Brierley828106.6917% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Royston

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Recent Crimes in Royston

DateCrime TypeLocationOutcome
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Police StationLocal resolution
March 2022ShopliftingOn or near Winmarith CourtInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Ainsdale CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near West GroveUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022BurglaryOn or near Filey AvenueInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near West StreetInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Other theftOn or near Redwood AvenueInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Public orderOn or near Henderson GlenUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Other crimeOn or near Police StationFurther action is not in the public interest
March 2022BurglaryOn or near Firham CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Birkdale RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Kirk Cross CrescentUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Hatfield GardensInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near South DriveUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Public orderOn or near Field ViewInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Grange RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Field ViewInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Winmarith CourtUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Croft AvenueInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Other theftOn or near West GroveUnable to prosecute suspect

Royston Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2018201920202021Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour23131713 Safer
Bicycle Theft0.380.190.280.09 Safer
Burglary10134.03.7 Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson10121414 Getting worse
Drugs0.851.91.71.6 Getting worse
Other Crime2.22.23.24.9 Getting worse
Other Theft8754.9 Safer
Possession of Weapons0.190.561.01.1 Getting worse
Public Order681110 Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.560.750.380.66 Safer
Shoplifting3.12.62.64.6 Getting worse
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.47--0.19 Safer
Vehicle Crime4.14.72.53.6 Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences31323539 Getting worse

Changes In Royston's Crime Rates Over Time

Offences in Royston's Green Spaces

We only display green spaces in Royston that are named, and have had crimes recorded within their boundaries during 2021.

NameASBDrugsPublic OrderRobberyVSOAll OthersCrimes per Hectare
Royston Park4-2-401.3

Comparing Royston to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Coventry39.93122% safer
Birmingham49.6079% safer
Barnet67.0832% safer
Croydon82.487% safer
Royston88.63-
Sheffield90.031.6% more dangerous
Bristol90.522.1% more dangerous
Leicester111.5921% more dangerous
Liverpool123.0628% more dangerous
Bradford132.2833% more dangerous
Leeds150.9441% more dangerous

Crime in Royston During Coronavirus Lockdowns

Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Royston change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in July, when Royston saw a 500% increase in shoplifting. Royston saw a large fall in burglary during May, when it fell by 93% compared to May in 2019.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour-+7%+475%+90%-19%+28%+8%-13%+275%-10%
Burglary-60%-76%-93%-86%-75%-67%-25%-86%-25%-50%
Criminal Damage and Arson+200%-56%-36%+33%-50%+18%+167%+108%-27%-15%
Drugs-67%----67%-----
Other Crime-+200%-50%+200%-67%+25%+100%+67%+200%-
Other Theft+33%-50%-63%-40%+100%+20%-50%-20%-20%-67%
Possession of Weapons------50%--+100%-
Public Order--57%+300%+50%+100%+100%-31%+133%+50%+150%
Robbery---50%-------
Shoplifting----33%+500%-50%+200%-70%-50%-
Vehicle Crime-83%-83%-80%-75%--20%-83%+100%-20%+150%
Violence and Sexual Offences+130%-35%+14%+11%+54%+100%-29%-28%+3%-29%

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in Royston

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

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

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

What is the least common crime in Royston?
Royston's least common crime is bicycle theft.

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