Crime in Barnsley compared with crime in other similar areas

In the year ending June 2017, the crime rate in Barnsley was about the same as the average crime rate across similar areas.

Crime in Barnsley compared with crime in other similar areas

The red and green lines show how far the crime rate would normally vary from the average. Barnsley lies between the red and green lines, so its crime rate is normal for the group.

How to interpret this chart

This chart compares the crime rate in your local area to the average crime rate across similar areas. It shows the total number of crimes over a twelve month period per thousand residents, for the crime type selected.

Where your area lies in relation to the red and green lines is more important than its rank among similar areas. If your area lies between the red and green lines, its crime rate is normal for the group. If your area lies above the red line, its crime rate is higher than normal for the group, and similarly, if your area lies below the green line, its crime rate is lower than normal.

The areas shown in this chart are those that have been assessed to be most similar to your own. However, the circumstances within these areas do still vary and these variations can have an impact on the crime rates observed.

Crime rate
Upper bound 90.90
Most Similar Group average 81.29
Lower bound 72.69
Bolsover 43.95
Caerphilly 62.05
Bridgend 62.81
Barrow-in-Furness 66.90
Ashfield 74.05
Redcar & Cleveland 77.14
St Helens 78.35
Swale 79.32
Halton 85.87
Great Yarmouth 88.20
Barnsley 89.38
Rotherham 90.02
Wakefield 98.18
North East Lincolnshire 110.39
Doncaster 112.72

(Source: ONS)

Crime in Barnsley compared with crime in the South Yorkshire force area

In the year ending June 2017, the crime rate in Barnsley was lower than average for the South Yorkshire force area.

Crime in Barnsley compared with crime in the South Yorkshire force area

How to interpret this chart

This chart compares the crime rate in your local area to the average crime rate across the force area. It shows the total number of crimes over a twelve month period per thousand residents, for the crime type selected.

Crime rate
Force average 94.62
Sheffield 89.27
Barnsley 89.38
Rotherham 90.02
Doncaster 112.72

(Source: ONS)

Crime changes over time in Barnsley and in the South Yorkshire force area

In the quarter ending June 2017, crime rates were:

  • up in Barnsley
  • up in the South Yorkshire force area

compared with the corresponding quarter in 2016.

Crime changes over time in Barnsley and in the South Yorkshire force area

How to interpret this chart

This chart shows how crime rates in your local area and police force area have changed over time. It also shows how the average crime rates in similar areas to your local area have changed over time.

The chart shows the quarterly crimes per thousand residents, for the crime type selected, over a three year period. Note that some crime types have distinct seasonal patterns and this should be borne in mind when viewing the chart.

Date Crime rate
Barnsley Most Similar Group average South Yorkshire Barnsley
June 2014 16.32 17.11 16.36
September 2014 17.01 17.17 15.24
December 2014 16.81 17.01 15.94
March 2015 15.88 16.20 14.21
June 2015 17.66 18.31 16.59
September 2015 17.87 18.02 15.48
December 2015 17.63 18.89 16.84
March 2016 16.99 18.51 16.42
June 2016 18.11 19.03 17.06
September 2016 19.16 19.72 17.98
December 2016 19.83 23.36 22.20
March 2017 20.38 25.61 24.10
June 2017 21.92 25.93 25.09

(Source: ONS)