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Crime and Safety in Wath upon Dearne, South Yorkshire

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Wath upon Dearne is the second safest medium-sized town in South Yorkshire, and is the 50th most dangerous overall out of South Yorkshire's 110 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Wath upon Dearne in 2021 was 84 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to South Yorkshire's overall crime rate, coming in 12% lower than the South Yorkshire rate of 94 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Wath upon Dearne is the 74th most dangerous medium-sized town, and the 928th most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In November 2021, Wath upon Dearne was the worst MediumTown.ToInlineText() in South Yorkshire for burglary, with 24 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.66 per 1,000 inhabitants. September 2021 was also a bad month for Wath upon Dearne residents, when it was South Yorkshire's most dangerous MediumTown.ToInlineText() for bicycle theft, recording 4 crimes at a rate of 0.11 per 1,000 residents. Wath upon Dearne recorded 42 reports of criminal damage and arson during September 2021, making its crime rate of 1.2 the worst MediumTown.ToInlineText() for criminal damage and arson in South Yorkshire that month.

The most common crimes in Wath upon Dearne are violence and sexual offences, with 1,394 offences during 2021, giving a crime rate of 38. This is 20% higher than 2020's figure of 1,118 offences and a difference of 7.60 from 2020's crime rate of 31. Wath upon Dearne's least common crime is theft from the person, with 5 offences recorded in 2021, an increase of 40% from 2020's figure of 3 crimes.

Wath upon Dearne 2022 Crime Scorecard

Second Safest

Medium-Sized Towns, South Yorkshire

16% lower, regional crime rate

Yorkshire and The Humber

13% higher, national crime rate

England, Wales & NI

Local Crime in Context

As of 2022, the crime rate in Wath upon Dearne is 16% lower than Yorkshire and The Humber and 13% higher than the England, Wales & Northern Ireland overall figure.

Wath upon Dearne Crime Rate Over Time

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Wath upon Dearne Crime Map

Incidents mapped in Wath upon Dearne represent the time frame between April 2019 and March 2022. Each point on the map represents an area where crimes have been recorded locally.

Last updated: 11 May, 2022

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Historical Crime Rates for Wath upon Dearne

YearCrime Rate per
1,000 people
Total Crimes
2021843,043
2020762,754
2019802,903
2018833,024
2017833,007
2016592,160

Crime in Wath upon Dearne Compared To South Yorkshire

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Summary of Crimes in Wath upon Dearne This Year

 Wath upon DearneSouth Yorkshire 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour63017.3527,46519.49 12% safer
Bicycle Theft160.441,0020.71 61% safer
Burglary1955.379,3466.63 23% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson3158.6715,61911.09 28% safer
Drugs561.543,9502.80 82% safer
Other Crime962.644,5693.24 23% safer
Other Theft2496.869,3336.62 3.5% more dangerous
Possession of Weapons270.741,4551.03 39% safer
Public Order3379.2814,91610.59 14% safer
Robbery220.611,3970.99 62% safer
Shoplifting1373.776,6454.72 25% safer
Theft From the Person50.148100.57 307% safer
Vehicle Crime1945.349,6946.88 29% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences1,39438.3853,62338.06 0.83% more dangerous

Wath upon Dearne Compared to Nearby Medium-Sized Towns)

Medium-Sized TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Ecclesfield2,00664.8129% safer
Wath upon Dearne3,04383.79-
Bentley2,32885.281.7% more dangerous
Wombwell2,33292.439% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Wath upon Dearne

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Recent Crimes in Wath upon Dearne

DateCrime TypeLocationOutcome
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Station StreetUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Low Golden SmithiesUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Bolton RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Church CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022BurglaryOn or near Wombwell AvenueInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Public orderOn or near Woodlands CrescentUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Queen'S AvenueInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Keble Martin WayInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near SupermarketInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Meadows RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Public orderOn or near Griffin RoadLocal resolution
March 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Thompson DriveInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Public orderOn or near Lynthwaite CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Charles StreetUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Ellis AvenueInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022BurglaryOn or near Brook Farm MewsInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Avenue RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Fleming SquareInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Shawlands CourtUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Public orderOn or near Quarry Hill RoadUnable to prosecute suspect

Wath upon Dearne Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2018201920202021Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour26202017 Safer
Bicycle Theft0.390.170.220.44 Getting worse
Burglary9855 Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson111099 Safer
Drugs0.581.21.91.5 Getting worse
Other Crime1.82.02.42.6 Getting worse
Other Theft9767 Safer
Possession of Weapons0.580.851.20.74 Getting worse
Public Order7789 Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.330.520.550.61 Getting worse
Shoplifting74.93.53.8 Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.280.300.080.14 Safer
Vehicle Crime8865 Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences28293138 Getting worse

Changes In Wath upon Dearne's Crime Rates Over Time

Comparing Wath upon Dearne to the UK's Major Cities

Medium-Sized TownCrime RateRate Difference
Coventry39.93110% safer
Birmingham49.6069% safer
Barnet67.0825% safer
Croydon82.481.6% safer
Wath upon Dearne83.79-
Sheffield90.037% more dangerous
Bristol90.527% more dangerous
Leicester111.5925% more dangerous
Liverpool123.0632% more dangerous
Bradford132.2837% more dangerous
Leeds150.9444% more dangerous

Crime in Wath upon Dearne's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Brampton & West Melton1,09695Second
Swinton North69984Third
Swinton South35760Fourth
Wath upon Dearne93796First

Wath upon Dearne Neighbourhood Crime Breakdown

Crime TypeSafest NeighbourhoodMost Dangerous Neighbourhood
Anti-Social BehaviourSwinton South (70)Wath upon Dearne (227)
Bicycle TheftSwinton North (3)Wath upon Dearne (9)
BurglarySwinton South (11)Brampton & West Melton (96)
Criminal Damage and ArsonSwinton South (40)Swinton North (82)
DrugsSwinton South (5)Swinton North (16)
Other CrimeSwinton South (12)Wath upon Dearne (32)
Other TheftSwinton South (18)Brampton & West Melton (120)
Possession of WeaponsSwinton South (3)Wath upon Dearne (9)
Public OrderSwinton South (39)Wath upon Dearne (113)
Robbery (inc. mugging)Swinton South (2)Brampton & West Melton (8)
ShopliftingSwinton South (1)Brampton & West Melton (98)
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)Brampton & West Melton (1)Wath upon Dearne (3)
Vehicle CrimeSwinton South (17)Brampton & West Melton (88)
Violence and Sexual OffencesSwinton South (208)Wath upon Dearne (442)

Crime in Wath upon Dearne During Coronavirus Lockdowns

Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Wath upon Dearne change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in April, when Wath upon Dearne saw a 900% increase in drugs. Wath upon Dearne saw a large fall in possession of weapons during June, when it fell by 75% compared to June in 2019.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour-2%-15%+85%+44%+7%-3%+16%+13%+33%-23%
Bicycle Theft------+100%---
Burglary-68%+6%+28%-+33%-50%-53%-25%-46%-55%
Criminal Damage and Arson-57%-24%+9%-32%+6%-20%+17%+50%-7%+65%
Drugs+150%+900%+150%-40%-17%-50%+75%+25%+100%+220%
Other Crime+100%-57%-33%-14%-17%-50%+333%+200%+43%+125%
Other Theft-35%-37%-41%+5%-20%-38%-36%+3%+10%+35%
Possession of Weapons-33%+33%+50%-75%----40%+600%+100%
Public Order-15%+35%-41%+48%+32%+57%+22%+32%-32%+6%
Robbery---67%-50%----+100%+100%
Shoplifting+11%-58%-33%-46%-71%-25%+17%-58%-41%-69%
Theft From the Person------50%-50%---
Vehicle Crime-24%-28%-25%+38%+25%-39%-24%-53%-36%-26%
Violence and Sexual Offences+15%-13%--22%+3%+10%+37%-1%+13%+18%

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in Wath upon Dearne

What police force serves Wath upon Dearne?
Wath upon Dearne's local territorial police force is the South Yorkshire Police.

How dangerous is Wath upon Dearne?
Wath upon Dearne is the second safest medium-sized town in South Yorkshire.

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

What is the least common crime in Wath upon Dearne?
Wath upon Dearne's least common crime is theft from the person (inc. pickpocketing).

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