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Crime and Safety in Stocksbridge

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Stocksbridge is among the top 10 safest small towns in South Yorkshire, and is the 48th safest overall out of South Yorkshire's 109 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Stocksbridge in 2021 was 64 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to South Yorkshire's overall crime rate, coming in 47% lower than the South Yorkshire rate of 94 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Stocksbridge is the 313rd most dangerous small town, and the 1,918th most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In January 2021, Stocksbridge was the worst small town in South Yorkshire for robbery, with 3 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.22 per 1,000 inhabitants. November 2021 was also a bad month for Stocksbridge 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. Stocksbridge recorded 18 reports of vehicle crime during November 2021, making its crime rate of 1.3 the worst small town for vehicle crime in South Yorkshire that month.

The most common crimes in Stocksbridge are violence and sexual offences, with 323 offences during 2021, giving a crime rate of 24. This is 7% higher than 2020's figure of 302 offences and a difference of 1.56 from 2020's crime rate of 22. Stocksbridge's least common crime is theft from the person, with 4 offences recorded in 2021, a decrease of 25% from 2020's figure of 5 crimes.

Stocksbridge 2022 Crime Scorecard

Top 10 Safest

Small Towns, South Yorkshire

52% lower, regional crime rate

Yorkshire and The Humber

20% lower, national crime rate

England, Wales & NI

Local Crime in Context

As of 2022, the crime rate in Stocksbridge is 52% lower than Yorkshire and The Humber and 20% lower than the England, Wales & Northern Ireland overall figure.

Stocksbridge Crime Rate Over Time

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Incidents mapped in Stocksbridge 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 Stocksbridge

YearCrime Rate per
1,000 people
Total Crimes
202164859
202059791
201966881
201860812
201759792
201644586

Crime in Stocksbridge Compared To South Yorkshire

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Summary of Crimes in Stocksbridge This Year

 StocksbridgeSouth Yorkshire 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour31323.3027,46519.49 16% more dangerous
Burglary453.359,3476.63 98% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson947.0015,61911.09 58% safer
Drugs292.163,9502.80 30% safer
Other Crime362.684,5703.24 21% safer
Other Theft634.699,3346.62 41% safer
Possession of Weapons70.521,4551.03 98% safer
Public Order896.6214,91610.59 60% safer
Robbery70.521,3970.99 90% safer
Shoplifting443.286,6454.72 44% safer
Theft From the Person40.308100.57 90% safer
Vehicle Crime1188.789,6956.88 22% more dangerous
Violence and Sexual Offences32324.0453,63438.06 58% safer

Stocksbridge Compared to Nearby Small Towns)

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Bradfield40623.43173% safer
Penistone43433.8289% safer
North and South Anston47751.6524% safer
Sprotbrough and Cusworth69159.188% safer
Aston cum Aughton96062.781.8% safer
Stocksbridge85963.94-
Armthorpe1,16881.0821% more dangerous
Thurcroft67882.0722% more dangerous
Rossington1,17485.9726% more dangerous
Hatfield1,55188.1927% more dangerous
Royston94388.6328% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Stocksbridge

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Recent Crimes in Stocksbridge

DateCrime TypeLocationOutcome
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Melbourne RoadLocal resolution
April 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near SupermarketInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Knowles AvenueInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Ridal CroftUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Other theftOn or near Petrol StationInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Holling CroftInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Station RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Carr RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Coppice CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022BurglaryOn or near More Hall LaneInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Knowles AvenueInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Schofield RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Public orderOn or near Nanny HillInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Pen Nook CourtInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Kenworthy RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Carr CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Nanny HillInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Public orderOn or near Armitage RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022BurglaryOn or near Cedar RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near St Ann'S RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified

Stocksbridge Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2018201920202021Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour24202423 Safer
Burglary564.53.4 Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson9977 Safer
Drugs0.600.821.32.2 Getting worse
Other Crime1.71.41.22.7 Getting worse
Other Theft4.863.44.7 Safer
Possession of Weapons0.740.220.670.52 Safer
Public Order6657 Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.300.450.150.52 Safer
Shoplifting4.3673.3 Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.600.150.370.30 Safer
Vehicle Crime6669 Getting worse
Violence and Sexual Offences21232224 Getting worse

Changes In Stocksbridge's Crime Rates Over Time

Comparing Stocksbridge to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Stocksbridge63.94-
Barnet67.084.7% more dangerous
Croydon82.4822% more dangerous
Sheffield90.0529% more dangerous
Bristol90.5229% more dangerous
Coventry102.2437% more dangerous
Leicester111.5943% more dangerous
Liverpool123.0648% more dangerous
Birmingham129.6451% more dangerous
Bradford132.2852% more dangerous
Leeds150.9458% more dangerous

Crime in Stocksbridge's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Deepcar & Bolsterstone27447Second
Stocksbridge58576First

Crime in Stocksbridge During Coronavirus Lockdowns

Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Stocksbridge change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in May, when Stocksbridge saw a 400% increase in other crime. Stocksbridge saw a large fall in criminal damage and arson during November, when it fell by 90% compared to November in 2019. Other Theft saw a fall in every month of Stocksbridge's lockdown.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour+4%-19%-13%+85%+44%+11%+188%+29%+92%+380%
Burglary-50%-62%+25%-40%-25%-40%-+100%-33%+25%
Criminal Damage and Arson-31%-8%--+60%-29%+17%-29%-90%+25%
Drugs---------+100%
Other Crime--+400%+100%+100%-+200%---67%
Other Theft+40%-63%-67%-86%-50%-67%-29%-22%-50%-71%
Possession of Weapons------+100%---
Public Order-33%-+75%+200%-33%-18%-38%+50%-22%-43%
Shoplifting-44%--20%-14%-20%-67%-+100%+233%+75%
Vehicle Crime+300%-11%--58%+67%+50%+100%-50%+50%+33%
Violence and Sexual Offences-30%-61%+43%-30%+28%+117%-4%-12%-3%-3%

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in Stocksbridge

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

How dangerous is Stocksbridge?
Stocksbridge is among the top 10 safest small towns in South Yorkshire.

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

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

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