Thorne Crime Overview

Thorne is among the top 10 most dangerous small towns in South Yorkshire, and is the 24th most dangerous overall out of South Yorkshire's 110 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Thorne in 2020 was 106 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares poorly to South Yorkshire's overall crime rate, coming in 16% higher than the South Yorkshire rate of 90 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Thorne is the 48th most dangerous small town, and the 410th most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In October 2020, Thorne was the worst small town in South Yorkshire for bicycle theft, with 2 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.11 per 1,000 inhabitants. October 2020 was also a bad month for Thorne residents, when it was South Yorkshire's most dangerous small town for burglary, recording 14 crimes at a rate of 0.79 per 1,000 residents. Thorne recorded 12 reports of other crime during November 2020, making its crime rate of 0.68 the worst small town for other crime in South Yorkshire that month.

The most common crimes in Thorne are violence and sexual offences, with 697 offences during 2020, giving a crime rate of 39. This is 0.86% higher than 2019's figure of 691 offences and a difference of 0.34 from 2019's crime rate of 39. Thorne's least common crime is theft from the person, with 3 offences recorded in 2020, the same as 2019's figure of 3 crimes.

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Crime in Thorne Compared To South Yorkshire

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Summary of Crimes in Thorne This Year

 ThorneSouth Yorkshire 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour47727.0134,85824.748% more dangerous
Bicycle Theft70.408860.6358% safer
Burglary1619.1210,0317.1222% more dangerous
Criminal Damage and Arson19410.9914,69110.435% more dangerous
Drugs271.533,9992.8486% safer
Other Crime734.134,3183.0626% more dangerous
Other Theft1749.859,0806.4435% more dangerous
Possession of Weapons130.741,5391.0947% safer
Public Order1699.5714,28310.146% safer
Robbery100.571,3190.9465% safer
Shoplifting1599.006,6874.7547% more dangerous
Theft From the Person30.178430.60253% safer
Vehicle Crime19110.8210,1857.2333% more dangerous
Violence and Sexual Offences69739.4748,40334.3513% more dangerous

Thorne Compared to Nearby Small Towns

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Dinnington St. John's79988.0121% safer
Adwick le Street1,65589.8418% safer
Thurcroft77393.5714% safer
Rawmarsh1,956102.084.2% safer
Brierley814104.881.4% safer
Thorne1,878106.35-
Worsbrough949106.350% safer
Hatfield1,883107.070.67% more dangerous
Conisbrough1,710107.731.3% more dangerous
Thurnscoe953109.092.5% more dangerous
Mexborough1,984127.4217% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Thorne

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Thorne Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2017201820192020Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour40232127Safer
Bicycle Theft1.10.790.400.40Safer
Burglary129119Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson14121111Safer
Drugs0.620.511.31.5Getting worse
Other Crime2.22.73.44.1Getting worse
Other Theft1013810Safer
Possession of Weapons0.510.571.10.74Getting worse
Public Order89810Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.340.570.570.57Getting worse
Shoplifting81179Getting worse
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.620.510.170.17Safer
Vehicle Crime119511Getting worse
Violence and Sexual Offences31343939Getting worse

Changes In Thorne's Crime Rates Over Time

Comparing Thorne to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Barnet67.7157% safer
Coventry77.4137% safer
Croydon83.2228% safer
Sheffield85.8124% safer
Bristol86.2123% safer
Leicester97.449% safer
Birmingham102.873.4% safer
Thorne106.35-
Liverpool107.280.87% more dangerous
Bradford133.0220% more dangerous
Leeds137.1022% more dangerous

Crime in Thorne's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Moorends635100Second
Thorne1,243110First

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).

Last updated: 07 May 2021