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Crime and Safety in Sprotbrough and Cusworth

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Sprotbrough and Cusworth is among the top 10 safest small towns in South Yorkshire, and is the 41st safest overall out of South Yorkshire's 109 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Sprotbrough and Cusworth in 2021 was 59 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to South Yorkshire's overall crime rate, coming in 59% lower than the South Yorkshire rate of 94 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Sprotbrough and Cusworth is the 374th most dangerous small town, and the 2,314th most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In February 2021, Sprotbrough and Cusworth was the worst small town in South Yorkshire for burglary, with 10 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.86 per 1,000 inhabitants. May 2020 was also a bad month for Sprotbrough and Cusworth residents, when it was South Yorkshire's most dangerous small town for bicycle theft, recording 1 crime at a rate of 0.09 per 1,000 residents. Sprotbrough and Cusworth recorded 3 reports of theft from the person during September 2019, making its crime rate of 0.26 the worst small town for theft from the person in South Yorkshire that month.

The most common crimes in Sprotbrough and Cusworth are violence and sexual offences, with 263 offences during 2021, giving a crime rate of 23. This is 8% lower than 2020's figure of 283 offences and a difference of 1.72 from 2020's crime rate of 24. Sprotbrough and Cusworth's least common crime is bicycle theft, with 1 offence recorded in 2021, a decrease of 500% from 2020's figure of 6 crimes.

Sprotbrough and Cusworth 2022 Crime Scorecard

Top 10 Safest

Small Towns, South Yorkshire

64% lower, regional crime rate

Yorkshire and The Humber

29% lower, national crime rate

England, Wales & NI

Local Crime in Context

As of 2022, the crime rate in Sprotbrough and Cusworth is 64% lower than Yorkshire and The Humber and 29% lower than the England, Wales & Northern Ireland overall figure.

Sprotbrough and Cusworth Crime Rate Over Time

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Sprotbrough and Cusworth Crime Map

Incidents mapped in Sprotbrough and Cusworth 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 Sprotbrough and Cusworth

YearCrime Rate per
1,000 people
Total Crimes
202159691
202064745
201961716
201860699
201759694
201647547

Crime in Sprotbrough and Cusworth Compared To South Yorkshire

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Summary of Crimes in Sprotbrough and Cusworth This Year

 Sprotbrough and CusworthSouth Yorkshire 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour24420.9027,46519.49 7% more dangerous
Bicycle Theft10.091,0020.71 689% safer
Burglary1018.659,3476.63 23% more dangerous
Criminal Damage and Arson443.7715,61911.09 194% safer
Drugs110.943,9502.80 198% safer
Other Crime312.664,5703.24 22% safer
Other Theft332.839,3346.62 134% safer
Possession of Weapons40.341,4551.03 203% safer
Public Order917.7914,91610.59 36% safer
Robbery90.771,3970.99 29% safer
Shoplifting443.776,6454.72 25% safer
Vehicle Crime595.059,6956.88 36% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences26322.5253,63438.06 69% safer

Sprotbrough and Cusworth Compared to Nearby Small Towns)

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Edlington334.081350% safer
Barnby Dun with Kirk Sandall19223.02157% safer
Bradfield40623.43153% safer
Penistone43433.8275% safer
North and South Anston47751.6515% safer
Sprotbrough and Cusworth69159.18-
Aston cum Aughton96062.786% more dangerous
Stocksbridge85963.947% more dangerous
Armthorpe1,16881.0827% more dangerous
Thurcroft67882.0728% more dangerous
Rossington1,17485.9731% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Sprotbrough and Cusworth

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Recent Crimes in Sprotbrough and Cusworth

DateCrime TypeLocationOutcome
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Ingleborough DriveUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Other crimeOn or near Roehampton RiseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022BurglaryOn or near Sports/Recreation AreaInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022BurglaryOn or near St Leonard'S LeaUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Newbold TerraceInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022BurglaryOn or near Ivanhoe CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022BurglaryOn or near Kendal CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Other theftOn or near Petrol StationUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Ingleborough DriveUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022ShopliftingOn or near Mill Hill CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022ShopliftingOn or near Sports/Recreation AreaInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Sports/Recreation AreaInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Ingleborough DriveUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Montagu RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Sports/Recreation AreaInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Bridge GroveInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near SupermarketInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Other crimeOn or near Mill Hill CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near St Leonard'S LeaInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Ivanhoe CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified

Sprotbrough and Cusworth Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2018201920202021Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour19192021 Safer
Bicycle Theft0.510.430.510.09 Safer
Burglary811109 Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson7663.8 Safer
Drugs0.510.771.10.94 Getting worse
Other Crime1.81.61.42.7 Getting worse
Other Theft654.02.8 Safer
Possession of Weapons0.260.090.600.34 Getting worse
Public Order4.44.368 Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.340.090.340.77 Getting worse
Shoplifting63.74.23.8 Safer
Vehicle Crime6765 Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences19202423 Getting worse

Changes In Sprotbrough and Cusworth's Crime Rates Over Time

Comparing Sprotbrough and Cusworth to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Sprotbrough and Cusworth59.18-
Barnet67.0812% more dangerous
Croydon82.4828% more dangerous
Sheffield90.0534% more dangerous
Bristol90.5235% more dangerous
Coventry102.2442% more dangerous
Leicester111.5947% more dangerous
Liverpool123.0652% more dangerous
Birmingham129.6454% more dangerous
Bradford132.2855% more dangerous
Leeds150.9461% more dangerous

Crime in Sprotbrough and Cusworth's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Cusworth37462First
Sprotbrough44558Second

Crime in Sprotbrough and Cusworth During Coronavirus Lockdowns

Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Sprotbrough and Cusworth change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in May, when Sprotbrough and Cusworth saw a 500% increase in shoplifting. Sprotbrough and Cusworth saw a large fall in other theft during August, when it fell by 88% compared to August in 2019.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour-28%+29%+121%+35%+21%+13%+23%-26%-15%+15%
Bicycle Theft----------
Burglary-67%+33%-82%-73%-8%-44%+275%+50%-13%-10%
Criminal Damage and Arson-63%+33%-63%-50%+83%+125%+400%-69%-42%+60%
Other Crime+50%+100%---60%-----
Other Theft-40%--50%+25%-29%-88%+200%---17%
Public Order+25%+120%---15%+100%+125%+75%-29%-60%
Shoplifting--50%+500%---57%-17%+150%--50%
Vehicle Crime-25%-77%+25%--57%-33%+125%+40%+67%-13%
Violence and Sexual Offences-10%+28%-30%+57%--20%+256%+81%+50%+17%

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in Sprotbrough and Cusworth

What police force serves Sprotbrough and Cusworth?
Sprotbrough and Cusworth's local territorial police force is the South Yorkshire Police.

How dangerous is Sprotbrough and Cusworth?
Sprotbrough and Cusworth is among the top 10 safest small towns in South Yorkshire.

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

What is the least common crime in Sprotbrough and Cusworth?
Sprotbrough and Cusworth's least common crime is bicycle theft.

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