Thurcroft Crime Overview

Thurcroft is among the top 10 most dangerous small towns in South Yorkshire, and is the 33rd most dangerous overall out of South Yorkshire's 110 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Thurcroft in 2020 was 94 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares poorly to South Yorkshire's overall crime rate, coming in 4.2% higher than the South Yorkshire rate of 90 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Thurcroft is the 76th most dangerous small town, and the 628th most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In August 2018, Thurcroft was the worst small town in South Yorkshire for theft from the person, with 2 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.24 per 1,000 inhabitants.

The most common crimes in Thurcroft are violence and sexual offences, with 336 offences during 2020, giving a crime rate of 41. This is 7% lower than 2019's figure of 359 offences and a difference of 2.79 from 2019's crime rate of 43. Thurcroft's least common crime is bicycle theft, with 2 offences recorded in 2020, the same as 2019's figure of 2 crimes.

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See how Thurcroft shapes up compared to other locations around the country, including side-by-side comparisons of specific crime types, and separate charting of how Thurcroft and your comparison town's crime rates stack up against one another.

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Crime in Thurcroft Compared To South Yorkshire

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Summary of Crimes in Thurcroft This Year

 ThurcroftSouth Yorkshire 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour27333.0534,85824.7425% more dangerous
Bicycle Theft20.248860.63162% safer
Burglary414.9610,0317.1244% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson11213.5614,69110.4323% more dangerous
Drugs131.573,9992.8481% safer
Other Crime333.994,3183.0623% more dangerous
Other Theft475.699,0806.4413% safer
Possession of Weapons60.731,5391.0949% safer
Public Order738.8414,28310.1415% safer
Robbery40.481,3190.9496% safer
Shoplifting425.086,6874.756% more dangerous
Theft From the Person30.368430.6067% safer
Vehicle Crime617.3810,1857.232.0% more dangerous
Violence and Sexual Offences33640.6748,40334.3516% more dangerous

Thurcroft Compared to Nearby Small Towns

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Royston87081.7714% safer
Rossington1,11881.8714% safer
Maltby1,40385.1710% safer
Dinnington St. John's79988.016% safer
Adwick le Street1,65589.844.2% safer
Rawmarsh1,956102.088% more dangerous
Brierley814104.8811% more dangerous
Thorne1,878106.3512% more dangerous
Worsbrough949106.3512% more dangerous
Hatfield1,883107.0713% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Thurcroft

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Thurcroft Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Anti-Social Behaviour35272733Getting worse
Bicycle Theft0.360.360.240.24Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson15151814Safer
Drugs0.480.731.11.6Getting worse
Other Crime2. worse
Other Theft111086Safer
Possession of Weapons0.360.360.730.73Getting worse
Public Order8989Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.480.730.730.48Safer
Shoplifting4.23.465Getting worse
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.360.240.240.36Getting worse
Vehicle Crime6667Getting worse
Violence and Sexual Offences26344341Getting worse

Changes In Thurcroft's Crime Rates Over Time

Comparing Thurcroft to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Barnet67.7138% safer
Coventry77.4121% safer
Croydon83.2212% safer
Sheffield85.819% safer
Bristol86.219% safer
Leicester97.444.0% more dangerous
Birmingham102.879% more dangerous
Liverpool107.2813% more dangerous
Bradford133.0230% more dangerous
Leeds137.1032% more dangerous

Crime in Thurcroft's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank

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.

Anti-Social Behaviour-29%+44%+81%+11%+4%+22%+53%+33%+60%+8%
Criminal Damage and Arson-73%-58%--40%-21%-63%-+140%+60%-
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%
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 10 most dangerous 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.

Last updated: 07 May 2021