Stocksbridge Crime Overview

Stocksbridge is among the top 10 safest small towns in South Yorkshire, and is the 39th safest overall out of South Yorkshire's 110 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Stocksbridge in 2020 was 59 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to South Yorkshire's overall crime rate, coming in 52% lower than the South Yorkshire rate of 90 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Stocksbridge is the 332nd most dangerous small town, and the 2,187th most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In October 2020, Stocksbridge was the worst small town in South Yorkshire for shoplifting, with 16 crimes reported and a crime rate of 1.2 per 1,000 inhabitants. June 2019 was also a bad month for Stocksbridge residents, when it was South Yorkshire's most dangerous small town for robbery, recording 3 crimes at a rate of 0.22 per 1,000 residents. Stocksbridge recorded 3 reports of theft from the person during July 2018, making its crime rate of 0.22 the worst small town for theft from the person in South Yorkshire that month.

The most common crimes in Stocksbridge are violence and sexual offences, with 302 offences during 2020, giving a crime rate of 22. This is 3.6% lower than 2019's figure of 313 offences and a difference of 0.82 from 2019's crime rate of 23. Stocksbridge's least common crime is bicycle theft, with 1 offence recorded in 2020, the same as 2019's figure of 1 crime.

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Crime in Stocksbridge Compared To South Yorkshire

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Summary of Crimes in Stocksbridge This Year

 StocksbridgeSouth Yorkshire 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour32924.4934,85824.741.0% safer
Bicycle Theft10.078860.63800% safer
Burglary604.4710,0317.1259% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson916.7714,69110.4354% safer
Drugs171.273,9992.84124% safer
Other Crime161.194,3183.06157% safer
Other Theft463.429,0806.4488% safer
Possession of Weapons90.671,5391.0963% safer
Public Order735.4314,28310.1487% safer
Robbery20.151,3190.94527% safer
Shoplifting926.856,6874.7531% more dangerous
Theft From the Person50.378430.6062% safer
Vehicle Crime775.7310,1857.2326% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences30222.4848,40334.3553% safer

Stocksbridge Compared to Nearby Small Towns

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Sprotbrough and Cusworth44337.9455% safer
Penistone49838.8152% safer
Barnby Dun with Kirk Sandall42350.7116% safer
North and South Anston51655.875% safer
Aston cum Aughton87757.352.7% safer
Stocksbridge79158.88-
Edlington55168.1814% more dangerous
Armthorpe1,10276.5023% more dangerous
Royston87081.7728% more dangerous
Rossington1,11881.8728% more dangerous
Maltby1,40385.1731% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Stocksbridge

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Stocksbridge Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2017201820192020Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour31242024Safer
Bicycle Theft0.150.070.070.07Safer
Burglary6564.5Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson10997Safer
Drugs1.10.600.821.3Getting worse
Other Crime1.31.71.41.2Safer
Other Theft64.863.4Safer
Possession of Weapons0.670.740.220.67Getting worse
Public Order4.3665Safer
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.820.300.450.15Safer
Shoplifting3.14.367Getting worse
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.220.600.150.37Getting worse
Vehicle Crime6666Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences18212322Getting worse

Changes In Stocksbridge's Crime Rates Over Time

Comparing Stocksbridge to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Stocksbridge58.88-
Barnet67.7113% more dangerous
Coventry77.4124% more dangerous
Croydon83.2229% more dangerous
Sheffield85.8131% more dangerous
Bristol86.2132% more dangerous
Leicester97.4440% more dangerous
Birmingham102.8743% more dangerous
Liverpool107.2845% more dangerous
Bradford133.0256% more dangerous
Leeds137.1057% more dangerous

Crime in Stocksbridge's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Deepcar & Bolsterstone26846Second
Stocksbridge52368First

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 bicycle theft.

Last updated: 07 May 2021