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Crime and Safety in Thurnscoe, South Yorkshire

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Thurnscoe is the most dangerous small town in South Yorkshire, and is among the top 20 most dangerous overall out of South Yorkshire's 109 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Thurnscoe in 2021 was 128 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares poorly to South Yorkshire's overall crime rate, coming in 27% higher than the South Yorkshire rate of 94 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Thurnscoe is the 33rd most dangerous small town, and the 276th most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In September 2021, Thurnscoe was the worst small town in South Yorkshire for other crime, with 9 crimes reported and a crime rate of 1.0 per 1,000 inhabitants. January 2021 was also a bad month for Thurnscoe residents, when it was South Yorkshire's most dangerous small town for burglary, recording 33 crimes at a rate of 3.8 per 1,000 residents. Thurnscoe recorded 4 reports of possession of weapons during July 2020, making its crime rate of 0.46 the worst small town for possession of weapons in South Yorkshire that month.

The most common crimes in Thurnscoe are violence and sexual offences, with 454 offences during 2021, giving a crime rate of 52. This is 11% higher than 2020's figure of 405 offences and a difference of 5.61 from 2020's crime rate of 46. Thurnscoe's least common crime is theft from the person, with 1 offence recorded in 2021, the same as 2020's figure of 1 crime.

Thurnscoe 2022 Crime Scorecard

Most Dangerous

Small Towns, South Yorkshire

24% higher, regional crime rate

Yorkshire and The Humber

40% higher, national crime rate

England, Wales & NI

Local Crime in Context

As of 2022, the crime rate in Thurnscoe is 24% higher than Yorkshire and The Humber and 40% higher than the England, Wales & Northern Ireland overall figure.

Thurnscoe Crime Rate Over Time

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Incidents mapped in Thurnscoe 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 Thurnscoe

YearCrime Rate per
1,000 people
Total Crimes
20211281,118
2020111974
201998852
201895826
2017105921
201669603

Crime in Thurnscoe Compared To South Yorkshire

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Summary of Crimes in Thurnscoe This Year

 ThurnscoeSouth Yorkshire 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour19422.2127,46519.49 12% more dangerous
Burglary9811.229,3476.63 41% more dangerous
Criminal Damage and Arson21324.3815,61911.09 55% more dangerous
Drugs283.213,9502.80 13% more dangerous
Other Crime414.694,5703.24 31% more dangerous
Other Theft485.499,3346.62 21% safer
Possession of Weapons91.031,4551.030% safer
Public Order13014.8814,91610.59 29% more dangerous
Robbery121.371,3970.99 28% more dangerous
Shoplifting354.016,6454.72 18% safer
Theft From the Person10.118100.57 418% safer
Vehicle Crime495.619,6956.88 23% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences45451.9753,63438.06 27% more dangerous

Thurnscoe Compared to Nearby Small Towns)

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Brierley828106.6920% safer
Conisbrough1,744109.8716% safer
Worsbrough1,027115.1011% safer
Mexborough1,870120.107% safer
Rawmarsh2,302120.147% safer
Thurnscoe1,118127.98-

Crime Over Time in Thurnscoe

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Recent Crimes in Thurnscoe

DateCrime TypeLocationOutcome
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Westfield CrescentUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Pagnell AvenueInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Orchard WayInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Public orderOn or near Lansdowne CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Deightonby StreetUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022BurglaryOn or near Kingsway GroveInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Marlborough CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Oak RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Low Grange RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Challenger CrescentInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near OakleaUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Brunswick StreetInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Deightonby StreetUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Whyn ViewInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022BurglaryOn or near Lindley CrescentInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Togo StreetUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Low Grange RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Garden StreetInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Orchard WayInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Norman StreetFurther action is not in the public interest

Thurnscoe Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2018201920202021Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour26242722 Safer
Burglary1061011 Getting worse
Criminal Damage and Arson16172024 Getting worse
Drugs0.802.13.23.2 Getting worse
Other Crime3.93.74.54.7 Getting worse
Other Theft9855 Safer
Possession of Weapons0.690.341.31.0 Getting worse
Public Order7101215 Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.920.801.61.4 Getting worse
Shoplifting1.41.81.84.0 Getting worse
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)-0.110.110.11 Safer
Vehicle Crime4.5766 Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences40414652 Getting worse

Changes In Thurnscoe's Crime Rates Over Time

Comparing Thurnscoe to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Barnet67.0891% safer
Croydon82.4855% safer
Sheffield90.0542% safer
Bristol90.5241% safer
Coventry102.2425% safer
Leicester111.5915% safer
Liverpool123.064.0% safer
Thurnscoe127.98-
Birmingham129.641.3% more dangerous
Bradford132.283.3% more dangerous
Leeds150.9415% more dangerous

Crime in Thurnscoe's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Thurnscoe1,116123First

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 1,500% 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-15%+38%+19%+60%+22%+42%+35%-44%--19%
Burglary+200%+50%-20%+1,000%+33%--45%+80%+1,500%-
Criminal Damage and Arson+8%+100%-14%-44%+26%+100%--35%+213%-55%
Drugs+50%---+200%--50%+150%-67%+600%
Other Crime-50%+100%--20%+200%+200%+600%+25%--
Other Theft-17%-57%-89%-67%-38%-55%+150%-33%-25%+500%
Possession of Weapons----------
Public Order-33%+217%+250%+25%+55%-25%+125%-40%-56%-25%
Robbery----------
Shoplifting-50%-50%-67%---+300%-50%+100%-
Vehicle Crime+67%-11%-+100%-50%-25%+100%-57%-36%-57%
Violence and Sexual Offences-8%-20%+25%-23%+11%+67%+50%+16%-11%+48%

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 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).

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