Thurnscoe Crime Overview

Thurnscoe is the second most dangerous small town in South Yorkshire, and is among the top 20 most dangerous overall out of South Yorkshire's 110 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Thurnscoe in 2020 was 109 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares poorly to South Yorkshire's overall crime rate, coming in 18% higher than the South Yorkshire rate of 90 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Thurnscoe is the 39th most dangerous small town, and the 369th most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In March 2018, Thurnscoe was the worst small town in South Yorkshire for possession of weapons, with 2 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.23 per 1,000 inhabitants. June 2017 was also a bad month for Thurnscoe residents, when it was South Yorkshire's most dangerous small town for robbery, recording 3 crimes at a rate of 0.34 per 1,000 residents. Thurnscoe recorded 2 reports of theft from the person during January 2017, making its crime rate of 0.23 the worst small town for theft from the person in South Yorkshire that month.

The most common crimes in Thurnscoe are violence and sexual offences, with 399 offences during 2020, giving a crime rate of 46. This is 11% higher than 2019's figure of 355 offences and a difference of 5.03 from 2019's crime rate of 41. Thurnscoe's least common crime is theft from the person, with 1 offence recorded in 2020, the same as 2019's figure of 1 crime.

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Crime in Thurnscoe Compared To South Yorkshire

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Summary of Crimes in Thurnscoe This Year

 ThurnscoeSouth Yorkshire 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour23526.9034,85824.748% more dangerous
Bicycle Theft20.238860.63174% safer
Burglary829.3910,0317.1224% more dangerous
Criminal Damage and Arson16719.1214,69110.4345% more dangerous
Drugs273.093,9992.848% more dangerous
Other Crime374.244,3183.0628% more dangerous
Other Theft434.929,0806.4431% safer
Possession of Weapons111.261,5391.0913% more dangerous
Public Order10011.4514,28310.1411% more dangerous
Robbery141.601,3190.9441% more dangerous
Shoplifting161.836,6874.75160% safer
Theft From the Person10.118430.60445% safer
Vehicle Crime546.1810,1857.2317% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences39945.6748,40334.3525% more dangerous

Thurnscoe Compared to Nearby Small Towns

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Brierley814104.884.0% safer
Thorne1,878106.352.6% safer
Worsbrough949106.352.6% safer
Hatfield1,883107.071.9% safer
Conisbrough1,710107.731.3% safer
Thurnscoe953109.09-
Mexborough1,984127.4214% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Thurnscoe

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Recent Crimes in Thurnscoe

DateCrime TypeLocationOutcome
August 2021Public orderOn or near Pagnell AvenueUnable to prosecute suspect
August 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Pagnell AvenueInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
August 2021Public orderOn or near York MewsLocal resolution
August 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near York MewsOffender given a caution
August 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near York MewsUnable to prosecute suspect
August 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near York MewsAction to be taken by another organisation
August 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near York MewsUnable to prosecute suspect
August 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Albert StreetUnable to prosecute suspect
August 2021Vehicle crimeOn or near Thornwood CourtUnable to prosecute suspect
August 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Barley ViewUnable to prosecute suspect
August 2021Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Low Grange RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
August 2021Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Low Grange RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
August 2021Other crimeOn or near Chestnut GroveUnable to prosecute suspect
August 2021DrugsOn or near Hickleton CourtOffender given a caution
August 2021BurglaryOn or near Cromwell StreetInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
August 2021Other theftOn or near Lansdowne CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
August 2021Criminal damage and arsonOn or near SupermarketInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
August 2021Public orderOn or near Kingsway GroveUnable to prosecute suspect
August 2021Vehicle crimeOn or near Kingsway GroveInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
August 2021Criminal damage and arsonOn or near York StreetInvestigation complete; no suspect identified

Thurnscoe Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2017201820192020Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour36262327Safer
Bicycle Theft0.460.110.460.23Safer
Burglary101069Getting worse
Criminal Damage and Arson20161719Getting worse
Drugs1.10.802.13.1Getting worse
Other Crime3.33.93.74.2Getting worse
Other Theft9984.9Safer
Possession of Weapons0.570.690.341.3Getting worse
Public Order971011Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)2.00.920.801.6Getting worse
Shoplifting4.21.41.81.8Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.34-0.110.11Safer
Vehicle Crime104.576Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences35404146Getting worse

Changes In Thurnscoe's Crime Rates Over Time

Comparing Thurnscoe to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Barnet67.7161% safer
Coventry77.4141% safer
Croydon83.2231% safer
Sheffield85.8127% safer
Bristol86.2127% safer
Leicester97.4412% safer
Birmingham102.876% safer
Liverpool107.281.7% safer
Thurnscoe109.09-
Bradford133.0218% more dangerous
Leeds137.1020% more dangerous

Crime in Thurnscoe's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Thurnscoe1,018112First

Crime in Thurnscoe During Coronavirus Lockdowns

Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Thurnscoe change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in November, when Thurnscoe saw a 1,400% increase in burglary. Thurnscoe saw a large fall in other theft during May, when it fell by 89% compared to May in 2019.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour-11%+38%+13%+64%+27%+62%+35%-44%--19%
Burglary+200%+50%-20%+1,000%+33%--45%+60%+1,400%-
Criminal Damage and Arson-+88%-14%-38%+26%+91%-7%-35%+213%-55%
Drugs+50%---+200%--50%+100%-67%+600%
Other Crime-75%+100%--20%+200%+200%+600%+25%--25%
Other Theft-17%-50%-89%-67%-38%-50%+150%-33%-25%+500%
Possession of Weapons----------
Public Order-33%+183%+250%+25%+55%-25%+125%-40%-56%-33%
Robbery----------
Shoplifting-50%-50%-67%---+300%-50%+100%-
Vehicle Crime+67%-11%-+100%-50%-25%+75%-57%-45%-57%
Violence and Sexual Offences-6%-23%+25%-20%+11%+73%+50%+10%-14%+43%

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in Thurnscoe

What police force serves Thurnscoe?
Thurnscoe's local territorial police force is the South Yorkshire Police.
How dangerous is Thurnscoe?
Thurnscoe is the second most dangerous small town in South Yorkshire.
What is Thurnscoe's most common crime?
The most common crimes in Thurnscoe are violence and sexual offences.
What is the least common crime in Thurnscoe?
Thurnscoe's least common crime is theft from the person (inc. pickpocketing).

Last updated: 05 Oct 2021