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Crime and Safety in Thurcroft

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Thurcroft is among the top 20 safest small towns in South Yorkshire, and is the 51st most dangerous overall out of South Yorkshire's 109 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Thurcroft in 2021 was 82 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to South Yorkshire's overall crime rate, coming in 14% lower than the South Yorkshire rate of 94 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Thurcroft is the 161st most dangerous small town, and the 1,021st most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In February 2020, Thurcroft was the worst small town in South Yorkshire for bicycle theft, with 2 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.24 per 1,000 inhabitants. August 2019 was also a bad month for Thurcroft residents, when it was South Yorkshire's most dangerous small town for theft from the person, recording 1 crime at a rate of 0.12 per 1,000 residents.

The most common crimes in Thurcroft are violence and sexual offences, with 331 offences during 2021, giving a crime rate of 40. This is 1.5% lower than 2020's figure of 336 offences and a difference of 0.60 from 2020's crime rate of 41. Thurcroft's least common crime is bicycle theft, with 1 offence recorded in 2021, a decrease of 100% from 2020's figure of 2 crimes.

Thurcroft 2022 Crime Scorecard

Top 20 Safest

Small Towns, South Yorkshire

18% lower, regional crime rate

Yorkshire and The Humber

7% higher, national crime rate

England, Wales & NI

Local Crime in Context

As of 2022, the crime rate in Thurcroft is 18% lower than Yorkshire and The Humber and 7% higher than the England, Wales & Northern Ireland overall figure.

Thurcroft Crime Rate Over Time

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Incidents mapped in Thurcroft 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 Thurcroft

YearCrime Rate per
1,000 people
Total Crimes
202182678
202094773
2019102844
201888727
201783684
201663521

Crime in Thurcroft Compared To South Yorkshire

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Summary of Crimes in Thurcroft This Year

 ThurcroftSouth Yorkshire 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour14817.9227,46519.49 9% safer
Bicycle Theft10.121,0020.71 492% safer
Burglary394.729,3476.63 40% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson829.9315,61911.09 12% safer
Drugs101.213,9502.80 131% safer
Other Crime384.604,5703.24 30% more dangerous
Other Theft414.969,3346.62 33% safer
Possession of Weapons40.481,4551.03 115% safer
Public Order759.0814,91610.59 17% safer
Robbery70.851,3970.99 16% safer
Shoplifting151.826,6454.72 159% safer
Theft From the Person10.128100.57 375% safer
Vehicle Crime344.129,6956.88 67% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences33140.0753,63438.06 5% more dangerous

Thurcroft Compared to Nearby Small Towns)

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
North and South Anston47751.6559% safer
Sprotbrough and Cusworth69159.1839% safer
Aston cum Aughton96062.7831% safer
Stocksbridge85963.9428% safer
Armthorpe1,16881.081.2% safer
Thurcroft67882.07-
Rossington1,17485.974.5% more dangerous
Hatfield1,55188.197% more dangerous
Royston94388.637% more dangerous
Maltby1,50691.4310% more dangerous
Thorne1,67194.6313% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Thurcroft

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Recent Crimes in Thurcroft

DateCrime TypeLocationOutcome
April 2022BurglaryOn or near Carson AvenueInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near St Edmund'S AvenueInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022BurglaryOn or near St Withold AvenueInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near South StreetUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Woodhouse GreenUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Central DriveUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Laughton MeadowsOffender given a caution
April 2022BurglaryOn or near St Pancras CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Charles StreetUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near West StreetInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022BurglaryOn or near Church StreetInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Public orderOn or near Steadfolds RiseUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022ShopliftingOn or near Petrol StationInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near New Orchard RoadLocal resolution
April 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Arbour DriveInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Scott CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Sports/Recreation AreaUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Peter StreetInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Waverley AvenueUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near SupermarketInvestigation complete; no suspect identified

Thurcroft Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2018201920202021Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour27273318 Safer
Bicycle Theft0.360.240.240.12 Safer
Burglary875.04.7 Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson15181410 Safer
Drugs0.731.11.61.2 Getting worse
Other Crime2.22.94.04.6 Getting worse
Other Theft10865.0 Safer
Possession of Weapons0.360.730.730.48 Safer
Public Order9899 Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.730.730.480.85 Getting worse
Shoplifting3.4651.8 Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.240.240.360.12 Safer
Vehicle Crime6674.1 Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences34434140 Getting worse

Changes In Thurcroft's Crime Rates Over Time

Comparing Thurcroft to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Barnet67.0822% safer
Thurcroft82.07-
Croydon82.480.50% more dangerous
Sheffield90.059% more dangerous
Bristol90.529% more dangerous
Coventry102.2420% more dangerous
Leicester111.5926% more dangerous
Liverpool123.0633% more dangerous
Birmingham129.6437% more dangerous
Bradford132.2838% more dangerous
Leeds150.9446% more dangerous

Crime in Thurcroft's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Thurcroft60183First

Crime in Thurcroft During Coronavirus Lockdowns

Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Thurcroft change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in April, when Thurcroft saw a 300% increase in other crime. Thurcroft saw a large fall in shoplifting during December, when it fell by 89% compared to December in 2019.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour-29%+44%+81%+11%+4%+22%+53%+33%+60%+8%
Burglary-67%+100%-67%--20%-43%-38%+100%--50%
Criminal Damage and Arson-73%-58%--40%-21%-63%-+140%+60%-
Drugs--50%-----+100%--
Other Crime-40%+300%+250%-33%-50%---+200%+200%
Other Theft+33%-17%-73%--80%-+50%-67%-+150%
Public Order--20%-10%+75%+100%-+80%+50%+33%+50%
Robbery---+100%------
Shoplifting-25%-+250%-63%-56%--67%-75%+17%-89%
Vehicle Crime-44%-80%--71%-17%+33%+50%+200%+100%+200%
Violence and Sexual Offences+16%-23%-20%+7%+41%+3%+30%-30%+4%-24%

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in Thurcroft

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

How dangerous is Thurcroft?
Thurcroft is among the top 20 safest small towns in South Yorkshire.

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

What is the least common crime in Thurcroft?
Thurcroft's least common crime is bicycle theft.

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