Wombwell is the most dangerous medium-sized town in South Yorkshire, and is the 39th most dangerous overall out of South Yorkshire's 110 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Wombwell in 2021 was 92 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to South Yorkshire's overall crime rate, coming in 1.6% lower than the South Yorkshire rate of 94 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Wombwell is the 56th most dangerous medium-sized town, and the 709th most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.
In December 2021, Wombwell was the worst MediumTown.ToInlineText() in South Yorkshire for criminal damage and arson, with 39 crimes reported and a crime rate of 1.6 per 1,000 inhabitants. November 2021 was also a bad month for Wombwell residents, when it was South Yorkshire's most dangerous MediumTown.ToInlineText() for bicycle theft, recording 3 crimes at a rate of 0.12 per 1,000 residents. Wombwell recorded 8 reports of drugs during November 2021, making its crime rate of 0.32 the worst MediumTown.ToInlineText() for drugs in South Yorkshire that month.
The most common crimes in Wombwell are violence and sexual offences, with 1,048 offences during 2021, giving a crime rate of 42. This is 14% higher than 2020's figure of 901 offences and a difference of 5.83 from 2020's crime rate of 36. Wombwell's least common crime is theft from the person, with 4 offences recorded in 2021, the same as 2020's figure of 4 crimes.
Medium-Sized Towns, South Yorkshire
5.0% lower, regional crime rate
Yorkshire and The Humber
21% higher, national crime rate
England, Wales & NI
As of 2022, the crime rate in Wombwell is 5.0% lower than Yorkshire and The Humber and 21% higher than the England, Wales & Northern Ireland overall figure.
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|England, Wales & NI|
Incidents mapped in Wombwell 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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Last updated: 11 May, 2022
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|Year||Crime Rate per|
|Anti-Social Behaviour||608||24.10||27,465||19.49||19% more dangerous|
|Bicycle Theft||11||0.44||1,002||0.71||61% safer|
|Criminal Damage and Arson||393||15.58||15,619||11.09||29% more dangerous|
|Other Crime||86||3.41||4,569||3.24||5.0% more dangerous|
|Other Theft||127||5.03||9,333||6.62||32% safer|
|Possession of Weapons||17||0.67||1,455||1.03||54% safer|
|Public Order||236||9.35||14,916||10.59||13% safer|
|Theft From the Person||4||0.16||810||0.57||256% safer|
|Vehicle Crime||153||6.06||9,694||6.88||14% safer|
|Violence and Sexual Offences||1,048||41.54||53,623||38.06||8% more dangerous|
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|March 2022||Criminal damage and arson||On or near Saltersbrook Road||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|March 2022||Violence and sexual offences||On or near Edward Street||Action to be taken by another organisation|
|March 2022||Burglary||On or near Neville Close||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|March 2022||Violence and sexual offences||On or near Kelvin Grove||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|March 2022||Vehicle crime||On or near Sports/Recreation Area||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|March 2022||Public order||On or near Park Street||Unable to prosecute suspect|
|March 2022||Violence and sexual offences||On or near Snape Hill Road||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|March 2022||Violence and sexual offences||On or near Saunders Row||Local resolution|
|March 2022||Criminal damage and arson||On or near Wood Street||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|March 2022||Burglary||On or near Mount Terrace||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|March 2022||Criminal damage and arson||On or near Victoria Street||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|March 2022||Violence and sexual offences||On or near Woodhall Road||Unable to prosecute suspect|
|March 2022||Criminal damage and arson||On or near St Barbara'S Road||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|March 2022||Public order||On or near Sports/Recreation Area||Unable to prosecute suspect|
|March 2022||Other theft||On or near Snape Hill Road||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|March 2022||Vehicle crime||On or near Sadler'S Gate||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|March 2022||Criminal damage and arson||On or near Illsley Road||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|March 2022||Violence and sexual offences||On or near Pickup Crescent||Unable to prosecute suspect|
|March 2022||Vehicle crime||On or near Neville Close||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|March 2022||Violence and sexual offences||On or near Rimington Road||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents|
|Anti-Social Behaviour||24||18||22||24||Getting worse|
|Bicycle Theft||0.32||0.28||0.36||0.44||Getting worse|
|Criminal Damage and Arson||13||13||12||16||Getting worse|
|Other Crime||2.2||2.7||2.9||3.4||Getting worse|
|Possession of Weapons||0.79||0.79||0.91||0.67||Getting worse|
|Public Order||7||8||9||9||Getting worse|
|Robbery (inc. mugging)||0.48||0.63||0.67||0.44||Getting worse|
|Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)||0.40||0.24||0.16||0.16||Safer|
|Violence and Sexual Offences||30||32||36||42||Getting worse|
|Medium-Sized Town||Crime Rate||Rate Difference|
|Leicester||111.59||17% more dangerous|
|Liverpool||123.06||25% more dangerous|
|Bradford||132.28||30% more dangerous|
|Leeds||150.94||39% more dangerous|
Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Wombwell change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in May, when Wombwell saw a 400% increase in drugs. Wombwell saw a large fall in shoplifting during May, when it fell by 92% compared to May in 2019. Rates of other theft and shoplifting both fell year-on-year for every month during Wombwell's lockdown.
|Criminal Damage and Arson||-13%||-13%||+45%||-54%||-47%||+67%||+12%||-41%||-4%||+9%|
|Possession of Weapons||-67%||+200%||-||+100%||+100%||+50%||+100%||-||-||-|
|Theft From the Person||-||-||-||-50%||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|Violence and Sexual Offences||+91%||-23%||+6%||+44%||-2%||+23%||-5%||-12%||-12%||+6%|