Worsbrough Crime Overview

Worsbrough is among the top 5 most dangerous small towns in South Yorkshire, and is the 23rd most dangerous overall out of South Yorkshire's 110 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Worsbrough in 2020 was 106 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares poorly to South Yorkshire's overall crime rate, coming in 16% higher than the South Yorkshire rate of 90 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Worsbrough is the 47th most dangerous small town, and the 409th most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In January 2020, Worsbrough was the worst small town in South Yorkshire for bicycle theft, with 1 crime reported and a crime rate of 0.11 per 1,000 inhabitants. June 2019 was also a bad month for Worsbrough residents, when it was South Yorkshire's most dangerous small town for possession of weapons, recording 3 crimes at a rate of 0.34 per 1,000 residents. Worsbrough recorded 2 reports of theft from the person during January 2019, making its crime rate of 0.22 the worst small town for theft from the person in South Yorkshire that month.

The most common crimes in Worsbrough are violence and sexual offences, with 446 offences during 2020, giving a crime rate of 50. This is 8% higher than 2019's figure of 409 offences and a difference of 4.14 from 2019's crime rate of 46. Worsbrough's least common crime is theft from the person, with 2 offences recorded in 2020, a decrease of 200% from 2019's figure of 6 crimes.

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Crime in Worsbrough Compared To South Yorkshire

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Summary of Crimes in Worsbrough This Year

 WorsbroughSouth Yorkshire 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour20122.5334,85824.7410% safer
Bicycle Theft40.458860.6340% safer
Burglary576.3910,0317.1211% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson14015.6914,69110.4334% more dangerous
Drugs212.353,9992.8421% safer
Other Crime485.384,3183.0643% more dangerous
Other Theft596.619,0806.442.6% more dangerous
Possession of Weapons80.901,5391.0921% safer
Public Order10311.5414,28310.1412% more dangerous
Robbery70.781,3190.9421% safer
Shoplifting232.586,6874.7584% safer
Theft From the Person20.228430.60173% safer
Vehicle Crime313.4710,1857.23108% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences44649.9848,40334.3531% more dangerous

Worsbrough Compared to Nearby Small Towns

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Adwick le Street1,65589.8418% safer
Thurcroft77393.5714% safer
Rawmarsh1,956102.084.2% safer
Brierley814104.881.4% safer
Thorne1,878106.350% safer
Worsbrough949106.35-
Hatfield1,883107.070.67% more dangerous
Conisbrough1,710107.731.3% more dangerous
Thurnscoe953109.092.5% more dangerous
Mexborough1,984127.4217% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Worsbrough

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Recent Crimes in Worsbrough

DateCrime TypeLocationOutcome
August 2021Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Sweyn CroftInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
August 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near SwaithedaleAction to be taken by another organisation
August 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near SwaithedaleAction to be taken by another organisation
August 2021Vehicle crimeOn or near Greenwood AvenueInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
August 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Greenwood AvenueUnable to prosecute suspect
August 2021Vehicle crimeOn or near Tudor WayInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
August 2021Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Rook HillInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
August 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near West StreetLocal resolution
August 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Ardsley RoadFurther action is not in the public interest
August 2021Public orderOn or near Parkside MewsInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
August 2021Other theftOn or near YewdaleUnable to prosecute suspect
August 2021Other crimeOn or near DarleyUnable to prosecute suspect
August 2021Possession of weaponsOn or near Brockfield CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
August 2021Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Shield AvenueUnable to prosecute suspect
August 2021DrugsOn or near Shield AvenueUnable to prosecute suspect
August 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Park RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
August 2021BurglaryOn or near Wellington CrescentInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
August 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Wellington CrescentUnable to prosecute suspect
August 2021Vehicle crimeOn or near Cliffe AvenueInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
August 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Carrwood CloseFurther action is not in the public interest

Worsbrough Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2017201820192020Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour37261623Safer
Bicycle Theft0.450.560.450.45Safer
Burglary7766Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson17151516Getting worse
Drugs1.11.01.62.4Getting worse
Other Crime3.64.64.25Getting worse
Other Theft7667Getting worse
Possession of Weapons1.60.901.30.90Safer
Public Order911912Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.340.900.900.78Getting worse
Shoplifting3.83.11.22.6Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.780.220.670.22Safer
Vehicle Crime6673.5Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences39404650Getting worse

Changes In Worsbrough's Crime Rates Over Time

Offences in Worsbrough's Green Spaces

We only display green spaces in Worsbrough that are named, and have had crimes recorded within their boundaries during 2020.

NameASBDrugsPublic OrderRobberyVSOAll OthersCrimes per Hectare
Worsbrough Dale Park5--1-01.2

Comparing Worsbrough to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Barnet67.7157% safer
Coventry77.4137% safer
Croydon83.2228% safer
Sheffield85.8124% safer
Bristol86.2123% safer
Leicester97.449% safer
Birmingham102.873.4% safer
Worsbrough106.35-
Liverpool107.280.87% more dangerous
Bradford133.0220% more dangerous
Leeds137.1022% more dangerous

Crime in Worsbrough During Coronavirus Lockdowns

Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Worsbrough change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in April, when Worsbrough saw a 700% increase in other theft. Worsbrough saw a large fall in vehicle crime during August, when it fell by 88% compared to August in 2019. Vehicle Crime saw a fall in every month of Worsbrough's lockdown.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour-55%+19%+289%+79%+31%+7%+78%+36%+70%+56%
Bicycle Theft----------
Burglary-33%-+50%-29%-50%-43%+100%+125%-22%-50%
Criminal Damage and Arson+15%-43%-6%-33%+27%+36%+55%+22%-25%+8%
Drugs--+100%--+100%+50%-50%--
Other Crime+133%---+40%+67%-50%+100%+500%+67%
Other Theft-+700%-40%-+150%+100%+17%-20%-40%+33%
Possession of Weapons--+100%-------
Public Order+50%+150%+33%-+129%-45%-+14%+83%-57%
Robbery----------
Shoplifting+100%+200%--+300%-----
Theft From the Person----------
Vehicle Crime+100%-75%-17%-80%-75%-88%-63%-40%-17%-75%
Violence and Sexual Offences+10%-30%+7%+41%+83%+3%-15%+42%-5%-21%

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in Worsbrough

What police force serves Worsbrough?
Worsbrough's local territorial police force is the South Yorkshire Police.
How dangerous is Worsbrough?
Worsbrough is among the top 5 most dangerous small towns in South Yorkshire.
What is Worsbrough's most common crime?
The most common crimes in Worsbrough are violence and sexual offences.
What is the least common crime in Worsbrough?
Worsbrough's least common crime is theft from the person (inc. pickpocketing).

Last updated: 05 Oct 2021