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Crime and Safety in Wombwell, South Yorkshire

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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.

Wombwell 2022 Crime Scorecard

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Medium-Sized Towns, South Yorkshire

5.0% lower, regional crime rate

Yorkshire and The Humber

21% higher, national crime rate

England, Wales & NI

Local Crime in Context

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.

Wombwell Crime Rate Over Time

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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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Historical Crime Rates for Wombwell

YearCrime Rate per
1,000 people
Total Crimes
2021922,332
2020822,080
2019872,187
2018812,036
2017771,955
2016521,317

Crime in Wombwell Compared To South Yorkshire

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Summary of Crimes in Wombwell This Year

 WombwellSouth Yorkshire 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour60824.1027,46519.49 19% more dangerous
Bicycle Theft110.441,0020.71 61% safer
Burglary1606.349,3466.63 4.6% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson39315.5815,61911.09 29% more dangerous
Drugs411.633,9502.80 72% safer
Other Crime863.414,5693.24 5.0% more dangerous
Other Theft1275.039,3336.62 32% safer
Possession of Weapons170.671,4551.03 54% safer
Public Order2369.3514,91610.59 13% safer
Robbery110.441,3970.99 125% safer
Shoplifting451.786,6454.72 165% safer
Theft From the Person40.168100.57 256% safer
Vehicle Crime1536.069,6946.88 14% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences1,04841.5453,62338.06 8% more dangerous

Wombwell Compared to Nearby Medium-Sized Towns)

Medium-Sized TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Ecclesfield2,00664.8143% safer
Wath upon Dearne3,04383.7910% safer
Bentley2,32885.288% safer
Wombwell2,33292.43-

Crime Over Time in Wombwell

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Recent Crimes in Wombwell

DateCrime TypeLocationOutcome
March 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Saltersbrook RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Edward StreetAction to be taken by another organisation
March 2022BurglaryOn or near Neville CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Kelvin GroveInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Sports/Recreation AreaInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Public orderOn or near Park StreetUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Snape Hill RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Saunders RowLocal resolution
March 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Wood StreetInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022BurglaryOn or near Mount TerraceInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Victoria StreetInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Woodhall RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near St Barbara'S RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Public orderOn or near Sports/Recreation AreaUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Other theftOn or near Snape Hill RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Sadler'S GateInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Illsley RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Pickup CrescentUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Neville CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Rimington RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified

Wombwell Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2018201920202021Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour24182224 Getting worse
Bicycle Theft0.320.280.360.44 Getting worse
Burglary8766 Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson13131216 Getting worse
Drugs0.670.712.41.6 Getting worse
Other Crime2.22.72.93.4 Getting worse
Other Theft664.95 Safer
Possession of Weapons0.790.790.910.67 Getting worse
Public Order7899 Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.480.630.670.44 Getting worse
Shoplifting5.051.71.8 Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.400.240.160.16 Safer
Vehicle Crime7866 Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences30323642 Getting worse

Changes In Wombwell's Crime Rates Over Time

Comparing Wombwell to the UK's Major Cities

Medium-Sized TownCrime RateRate Difference
Coventry39.93131% safer
Birmingham49.6086% safer
Barnet67.0838% safer
Croydon82.4812% safer
Sheffield90.032.7% safer
Bristol90.522.1% safer
Wombwell92.43-
Leicester111.5917% more dangerous
Liverpool123.0625% more dangerous
Bradford132.2830% more dangerous
Leeds150.9439% more dangerous

Crime in Wombwell During Coronavirus Lockdowns

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.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour-14%+63%+86%+9%+10%+10%+91%+13%+16%+130%
Bicycle Theft-----+100%----
Burglary+36%-38%+27%+30%-18%-73%-64%-29%-15%-53%
Criminal Damage and Arson-13%-13%+45%-54%-47%+67%+12%-41%-4%+9%
Drugs+300%-50%+400%+100%-+50%+400%+167%+350%+75%
Other Crime-+17%+25%--70%+14%+125%--+20%
Other Theft+22%-25%-20%-20%-33%-31%-23%-70%-32%-57%
Possession of Weapons-67%+200%-+100%+100%+50%+100%---
Public Order-5%-11%+53%+167%-29%+27%-12%-50%+23%+12%
Robbery-----+100%--50%--
Shoplifting-38%-73%-92%-40%-57%-88%--79%-85%-29%
Theft From the Person----50%------
Vehicle Crime-7%-79%-55%-41%-26%-13%+20%-53%-41%+91%
Violence and Sexual Offences+91%-23%+6%+44%-2%+23%-5%-12%-12%+6%

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in Wombwell

What police force serves Wombwell?
Wombwell's local territorial police force is the South Yorkshire Police.

How dangerous is Wombwell?
Wombwell is the most dangerous medium-sized town in South Yorkshire.

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

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

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