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Crime and Safety in Worsbrough, South Yorkshire

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Worsbrough is among the top 5 most dangerous small towns in South Yorkshire, and is the 24th most dangerous overall out of South Yorkshire's 110 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Worsbrough in 2021 was 115 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares poorly to South Yorkshire's overall crime rate, coming in 18% higher than the South Yorkshire rate of 94 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Worsbrough is the 42nd most dangerous small town, and the 373rd most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In January 2019, Worsbrough was the worst SmallTown.ToInlineText() in South Yorkshire for theft from the person, with 2 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.22 per 1,000 inhabitants. March 2018 was also a bad month for Worsbrough residents, when it was South Yorkshire's most dangerous SmallTown.ToInlineText() for bicycle theft, recording 2 crimes at a rate of 0.22 per 1,000 residents. Worsbrough recorded 4 reports of possession of weapons during April 2018, making its crime rate of 0.45 the worst SmallTown.ToInlineText() for possession of weapons in South Yorkshire that month.

The most common crimes in Worsbrough are violence and sexual offences, with 513 offences during 2021, giving a crime rate of 57. This is 13% higher than 2020's figure of 446 offences and a difference of 7.51 from 2020's crime rate of 50. Worsbrough's least common crime is theft from the person, with 2 offences recorded in 2021, the same as 2020's figure of 2 crimes.

Worsbrough 2022 Crime Scorecard

Top 5 Most Dangerous

Small Towns, South Yorkshire

16% higher, regional crime rate

Yorkshire and The Humber

37% higher, national crime rate

England, Wales & NI

Local Crime in Context

As of 2022, the crime rate in Worsbrough is 16% higher than Yorkshire and The Humber and 37% higher than the England, Wales & Northern Ireland overall figure.

Worsbrough Crime Rate Over Time

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Worsbrough Crime Map

Incidents mapped in Worsbrough 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 Worsbrough

YearCrime Rate per
1,000 people
Total Crimes
20211151,027
2020106949
2019100893
201897869
201797866
201670621

Crime in Worsbrough Compared To South Yorkshire

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Summary of Crimes in Worsbrough This Year

 WorsbroughSouth Yorkshire 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour15917.8227,46519.49 9% safer
Bicycle Theft40.451,0020.71 58% safer
Burglary505.609,3466.63 18% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson13415.0215,61911.09 26% more dangerous
Drugs212.353,9502.80 19% safer
Other Crime374.154,5693.24 22% more dangerous
Other Theft556.169,3336.62 7% safer
Possession of Weapons131.461,4551.03 29% more dangerous
Public Order10511.7714,91610.59 10% more dangerous
Robbery91.011,3970.99 2.0% more dangerous
Shoplifting171.916,6454.72 147% safer
Theft From the Person20.228100.57 159% safer
Vehicle Crime677.519,6946.88 8% more dangerous
Violence and Sexual Offences51357.4953,62338.06 34% more dangerous

Worsbrough Compared to Nearby Small Towns)

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Thorne1,67194.6322% safer
Adwick le Street1,843100.0415% safer
Dinnington St. John's931102.5612% safer
Brierley828106.698% safer
Conisbrough1,744109.874.8% safer
Worsbrough1,027115.10-
Rawmarsh2,301120.094.2% more dangerous
Mexborough1,870120.104.2% more dangerous
Thurnscoe1,118127.9810% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Worsbrough

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Recent Crimes in Worsbrough

DateCrime TypeLocationOutcome
March 2022BurglaryOn or near Cliffe AvenueInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Other theftOn or near DarleyInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022BurglaryOn or near Charles StreetInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Kendal CrescentFurther action is not in the public interest
March 2022Public orderOn or near Edmund StreetLocal resolution
March 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near RavenscourtInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Public orderOn or near Parking AreaUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Melton TerraceUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Bank End RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Wellington CrescentUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near LewdendaleFurther action is not in the public interest
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near New StreetOffender given a caution
March 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near OakdaleInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Barley CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Holgate MountFurther action is not in the public interest
March 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Flax LeaUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Bank End RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Other crimeOn or near Wellington CrescentUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near ElmsdaleInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022BurglaryOn or near Hunningley LaneInvestigation complete; no suspect identified

Worsbrough Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2018201920202021Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour26162318 Safer
Bicycle Theft0.560.450.450.45 Safer
Burglary7666 Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson15151615 Safer
Drugs1.01.62.42.4 Getting worse
Other Crime4.64.254.2 Getting worse
Other Theft6676 Safer
Possession of Weapons0.901.30.901.5 Getting worse
Public Order1191212 Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.900.900.781.0 Getting worse
Shoplifting3.11.22.61.9 Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.220.670.220.22 Safer
Vehicle Crime673.58 Getting worse
Violence and Sexual Offences40465057 Getting 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 2021.

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

Comparing Worsbrough to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Coventry39.93188% safer
Birmingham49.60132% safer
Barnet67.0872% safer
Croydon82.4840% safer
Sheffield90.0328% safer
Bristol90.5227% safer
Leicester111.593.1% safer
Worsbrough115.10-
Liverpool123.066% more dangerous
Bradford132.2813% more dangerous
Leeds150.9424% 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).

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