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Crime and Safety in Thorne

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Thorne is among the top 10 most dangerous small towns in South Yorkshire, and is the 38th most dangerous overall out of South Yorkshire's 109 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Thorne in 2021 was 95 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares poorly to South Yorkshire's overall crime rate, coming in 0.72% higher than the South Yorkshire rate of 94 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Thorne is the 100th most dangerous small town, and the 690th most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In October 2021, Thorne was the worst small town in South Yorkshire for burglary, with 17 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.96 per 1,000 inhabitants. July 2021 was also a bad month for Thorne residents, when it was South Yorkshire's most dangerous small town for bicycle theft, recording 3 crimes at a rate of 0.17 per 1,000 residents. Thorne recorded 24 reports of criminal damage and arson during May 2021, making its crime rate of 1.4 the worst small town for criminal damage and arson in South Yorkshire that month.

The most common crimes in Thorne are violence and sexual offences, with 741 offences during 2021, giving a crime rate of 42. This is 6% higher than 2020's figure of 697 offences and a difference of 2.49 from 2020's crime rate of 39. Thorne's least common crime is theft from the person, with 5 offences recorded in 2021, an increase of 40% from 2020's figure of 3 crimes.

Thorne 2022 Crime Scorecard

Top 10 Most Dangerous

Small Towns, South Yorkshire

2.5% lower, regional crime rate

Yorkshire and The Humber

19% higher, national crime rate

England, Wales & NI

Local Crime in Context

As of 2022, the crime rate in Thorne is 2.5% lower than Yorkshire and The Humber and 19% higher than the England, Wales & Northern Ireland overall figure.

Thorne Crime Rate Over Time

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Incidents mapped in Thorne 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 Thorne

YearCrime Rate per
1,000 people
Total Crimes
2021951,671
20201061,878
2019971,706
20181041,830
2017991,749
2016721,273

Crime in Thorne Compared To South Yorkshire

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Summary of Crimes in Thorne This Year

 ThorneSouth Yorkshire 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour31918.0627,46519.49 8% safer
Bicycle Theft130.741,0020.71 4.1% more dangerous
Burglary975.499,3476.63 21% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson20211.4415,61911.09 3.1% more dangerous
Drugs150.853,9502.80 229% safer
Other Crime583.284,5703.24 1.2% more dangerous
Other Theft1448.159,3346.62 19% more dangerous
Possession of Weapons150.851,4551.03 21% safer
Public Order1679.4614,91610.59 12% safer
Robbery150.851,3970.99 16% safer
Shoplifting955.386,6454.72 12% more dangerous
Theft From the Person50.288100.57 104% safer
Vehicle Crime1045.899,6956.88 17% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences74141.9653,63438.06 9% more dangerous

Thorne Compared to Nearby Small Towns)

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Thurcroft67882.0715% safer
Rossington1,17485.9710% safer
Hatfield1,55188.197% safer
Royston94388.637% safer
Maltby1,50691.433.5% safer
Thorne1,67194.63-
Adwick le Street1,843100.045% more dangerous
Dinnington St. John's931102.568% more dangerous
Brierley828106.6911% more dangerous
Conisbrough1,744109.8714% more dangerous
Worsbrough1,027115.1018% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Thorne

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Recent Crimes in Thorne

DateCrime TypeLocationOutcome
April 2022BurglaryOn or near Cotswold RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Church BalkLocal resolution
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Corona DriveFurther action is not in the public interest
April 2022BurglaryOn or near Belle Vue TerraceInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Belvedere DriveInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Station CourtInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Travis AvenueUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Other crimeOn or near Bloomhill CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Theft from the personOn or near Fairtree WalkInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Holly RoadFurther action is not in the public interest
April 2022Possession of weaponsOn or near Ivy RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near North Eastern RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Quantock CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Thrislington SquareUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Lock HillInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Old Nursery YardInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Marina ViewInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Fenland RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Kirton LaneUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Orchard StreetInvestigation complete; no suspect identified

Thorne Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2018201920202021Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour23212718 Safer
Bicycle Theft0.790.400.400.74 Safer
Burglary91195 Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson12111111 Safer
Drugs0.511.31.50.85 Getting worse
Other Crime2.73.44.13.3 Getting worse
Other Theft138108 Safer
Possession of Weapons0.571.10.740.85 Getting worse
Public Order98109 Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.570.570.570.85 Getting worse
Shoplifting11795 Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.510.170.170.28 Safer
Vehicle Crime95116 Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences34393942 Getting worse

Changes In Thorne's Crime Rates Over Time

Comparing Thorne to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Barnet67.0841% safer
Croydon82.4815% safer
Sheffield90.055% safer
Bristol90.524.5% safer
Thorne94.63-
Coventry102.247% more dangerous
Leicester111.5915% more dangerous
Liverpool123.0623% more dangerous
Birmingham129.6427% more dangerous
Bradford132.2828% more dangerous
Leeds150.9437% more dangerous

Crime in Thorne's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Moorends55387Second
Thorne1,11899First

Crime in Thorne During Coronavirus Lockdowns

Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Thorne change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in September, when Thorne saw a 420% increase in other theft. Thorne saw a large fall in other crime during July, when it fell by 80% compared to July in 2019.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour+4%+64%+33%+41%+2%+59%+155%+26%+89%+93%
Bicycle Theft----------
Burglary+20%-52%-59%-44%+13%+60%+114%+56%--38%
Criminal Damage and Arson+81%-10%-28%--30%+29%+9%-+100%+20%
Drugs-71%+200%--+100%-67%-+100%+150%-
Other Crime+40%-50%+250%+167%-80%+50%+125%+17%+71%-50%
Other Theft+18%-21%-44%-35%-22%+82%+420%-8%+157%-31%
Possession of Weapons-50%-50%-+100%-75%-50%--67%-50%-
Public Order+86%-7%-38%+17%-44%+17%+129%+36%+17%+11%
Robbery--50%--------
Shoplifting+100%-30%-73%-50%+50%+20%+42%-22%+21%-30%
Vehicle Crime+213%-20%+143%-20%+69%+200%+275%+50%+100%+86%
Violence and Sexual Offences+73%-31%-16%-24%-6%-33%+21%-30%-7%+111%

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in Thorne

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

How dangerous is Thorne?
Thorne is among the top 10 most dangerous small towns in South Yorkshire.

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

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

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