Crime in Barnsley compared with crime in other similar areas

In the year ending December 2017, the crime rate in Barnsley was higher than 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 above the red line, so its crime rate is higher than 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 98.76
Most Similar Group average 88.06
Lower bound 78.51
Area Crime rate
Bolsover 46.28
Bridgend 65.30
Barrow-in-Furness 67.74
Caerphilly 68.29
Redcar & Cleveland 78.14
St Helens 80.05
Ashfield 80.12
Great Yarmouth 94.44
Swale 94.52
Rotherham 100.15
Halton 101.20
Barnsley 101.51
Wakefield 104.65
North East Lincolnshire 114.35
Doncaster 124.10

(Source: ONS)

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

In the year ending December 2017, 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 104.68
Sheffield 97.74
Rotherham 100.15
Barnsley 101.51
Doncaster 124.10

(Source: ONS)

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

In the quarter ending December 2017, crime rates were:

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

compared with the corresponding quarter in 2016.

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
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 16.94 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 21.94 25.93 25.09
September 2017 22.72 26.92 27.18
December 2017 23.03 26.23 25.13

(Source: ONS)

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