Wath upon Dearne Crime Overview

Wath upon Dearne is the second safest medium-sized town in South Yorkshire, and is the 54th most dangerous overall out of South Yorkshire's 110 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Wath upon Dearne in 2020 was 72 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to South Yorkshire's overall crime rate, coming in 24% lower than the South Yorkshire rate of 90 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Wath upon Dearne is the 101st most dangerous medium-sized town, and the 1,323rd most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In November 2020, Wath upon Dearne was the worst medium-sized town in South Yorkshire for burglary, with 18 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.50 per 1,000 inhabitants. July 2020 was also a bad month for Wath upon Dearne residents, when it was South Yorkshire's most dangerous medium-sized town for criminal damage and arson, recording 32 crimes at a rate of 0.88 per 1,000 residents. Wath upon Dearne recorded 16 reports of drugs during December 2020, making its crime rate of 0.44 the worst medium-sized town for drugs in South Yorkshire that month.

The most common crimes in Wath upon Dearne are violence and sexual offences, with 1,076 offences during 2020, giving a crime rate of 30. This is 6% higher than 2019's figure of 1,015 offences and a difference of 1.68 from 2019's crime rate of 28. Wath upon Dearne's least common crime is theft from the person, with 2 offences recorded in 2020, a decrease of 450% from 2019's figure of 11 crimes.

Compare Wath upon Dearne to other towns and cities

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

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Crime in Wath upon Dearne Compared To South Yorkshire

Summary of Crimes in Wath upon Dearne This Year

 Wath upon DearneSouth Yorkshire 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour66518.3134,85824.7435% safer
Bicycle Theft80.228860.63186% safer
Burglary1784.9010,0317.1245% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson3058.4014,69110.4324% safer
Drugs681.873,9992.8452% safer
Other Crime842.314,3183.0632% safer
Other Theft2246.179,0806.444.4% safer
Possession of Weapons401.101,5391.090.91% more dangerous
Public Order2948.1014,28310.1425% safer
Robbery200.551,3190.9471% safer
Shoplifting1062.926,6874.7563% safer
Theft From the Person20.068430.60900% safer
Vehicle Crime2115.8110,1857.2324% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences1,07629.6348,40334.3516% safer

Wath upon Dearne Compared to Nearby Medium-Sized Towns

Medium-Sized TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Ecclesfield1,59451.5040% safer
Wath upon Dearne2,61672.03-
Wombwell2,08082.4413% more dangerous
Bentley2,49091.2221% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Wath upon Dearne

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Wath upon Dearne Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2017201820192020Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour38251918Safer
Bicycle Theft0.470.330.170.22Safer
Burglary10984.9Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson101198Safer
Drugs1.20.581.11.9Getting worse
Other Crime1.81.72.02.3Getting worse
Other Theft9976Safer
Possession of Weapons0.630.580.801.1Getting worse
Public Order6778Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.470.300.410.55Getting worse
Shoplifting664.22.9Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.330.280.300.06Safer
Vehicle Crime9786Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences25272830Getting 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
Barnet67.716% safer
Wath upon Dearne72.03-
Coventry77.417% more dangerous
Croydon83.2213% more dangerous
Sheffield85.8116% more dangerous
Bristol86.2116% more dangerous
Leicester97.4426% more dangerous
Birmingham102.8730% more dangerous
Liverpool107.2833% more dangerous
Bradford133.0246% more dangerous
Leeds137.1047% more dangerous

Crime in Wath upon Dearne's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Brampton & West Melton96083First
Swinton North65479Third
Swinton South33556Fourth
Wath upon Dearne79081Second

Wath upon Dearne Neighbourhood Crime Breakdown

Showing the safest and most dangerous parts of Wath upon Dearne for specific criminal activity, with crime count and rate shown in brackets.

Crime TypeSafest NeighbourhoodMost Dangerous Neighbourhood
Anti-Social BehaviourSwinton South (68)Wath upon Dearne (259)
Bicycle TheftWath upon Dearne (1)Swinton North (4)
BurglarySwinton South (18)Swinton North (53)
Criminal Damage and ArsonSwinton North (66)Swinton South (63)
DrugsSwinton South (3)Wath upon Dearne (30)
Other CrimeSwinton North (16)Wath upon Dearne (30)
Other TheftSwinton South (14)Brampton & West Melton (109)
Possession of WeaponsSwinton South (4)Brampton & West Melton (17)
Public OrderSwinton South (32)Wath upon Dearne (97)
Robbery (inc. mugging)Swinton South (1)Swinton North (6)
ShopliftingSwinton South (1)Brampton & West Melton (86)
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)Wath upon Dearne (1)Brampton & West Melton (2)
Vehicle CrimeSwinton South (20)Brampton & West Melton (108)
Violence and Sexual OffencesSwinton South (165)Wath upon Dearne (328)

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. Shoplifting saw a fall in every month of Wath upon Dearne's lockdown.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour-7%-12%+82%+36%-4%+6%+9%+6%+40%-24%
Bicycle Theft------+100%---
Burglary-69%+6%+11%-8%+25%-47%-53%-22%-47%-56%
Criminal Damage and Arson-56%-30%--27%-3%-18%+13%+76%+17%+55%
Drugs+100%+900%+150%-40%-17%-50%+75%+25%+100%+300%
Other Crime+50%-50%-33%-14%-9%-50%+333%+200%+43%+100%
Other Theft-38%-37%-42%+5%-14%-35%-36%+4%+17%+38%
Possession of Weapons-+33%+50%-75%----40%+500%+100%
Public Order-13%+44%-39%+55%+45%+43%+30%+29%-27%-
Robbery-+100%-67%-50%----+100%+100%
Shoplifting-25%-55%-33%-40%-67%-17%+25%-57%-40%-62%
Theft From the Person-------50%---
Vehicle Crime-21%-28%-20%+29%+11%-39%-30%-53%-33%-39%
Violence and Sexual Offences+9%-11%-2%-21%+6%+16%+42%-1%+7%+25%

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).

Last updated: 07 May 2021