Crime in Barnsley compared with crime in other similar areas

In the year ending March 2018, the crime rate in Barnsley was about the same as the average crime rate across 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.

Data bounds Crime rate
Upper bound 100.78
Most Similar Group average 89.77
Lower bound 79.97
Area Crime rate
Bolsover 46.44
Bridgend 64.66
Barrow-in-Furness 71.27
Caerphilly 72.10
St Helens 81.49
Redcar & Cleveland 82.17
Ashfield 83.82
Great Yarmouth 95.18
Rotherham 97.46
Barnsley 100.14
Swale 101.26
Halton 107.34
Wakefield 107.54
North East Lincolnshire 114.76
Doncaster 120.94

(Source: ONS)

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

In the year ending March 2018, the crime rate in Barnsley was lower than average for 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.

Area Crime rate
Force average 102.47
Sheffield 95.89
Rotherham 97.46
Barnsley 100.14
Doncaster 120.94

(Source: ONS)

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

In the quarter ending March 2018, crime rates were:

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

compared with the corresponding quarter in 2017.

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.

Crime rate
Date Barnsley Most Similar Group average South Yorkshire Barnsley
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 16.94 18.51 16.42
June 2016 18.12 19.03 17.06
September 2016 19.17 19.72 17.98
December 2016 19.84 23.36 22.20
March 2017 20.36 25.61 24.10
June 2017 21.99 25.93 25.09
September 2017 22.66 26.92 27.18
December 2017 23.06 26.23 25.13
March 2018 22.07 23.39 22.73

(Source: ONS)

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