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Barnsley Is 'Safest Place In South Yorkshire'

Thursday October 17 2013


Shaun Wright Shaun Wright


BARNSLEY is the safest place in South Yorkshire, according to the region's police and crime commissioner.

Shaun Wright claims that 62 crimes are committed per 1,000 people in Barnsley, compared to 63 in Rotherham, 72 in Doncaster and 72 in Sheffield.

Mr Wright, who was born in Royston and later lived in Carlton and Higham before moving to Rotherham where he became a Labour councillor, says the biggest issues in Barnsley are related to car crime.

"Barnsley is the safest place in South Yorkshire in terms of overall crime when you compare to Rotherham, Doncaster and Sheffield," he said.

"When I grew up in Barnsley there were a lot less crimes than there are now. People were trusting and had greater respect for people and their property.

"Society has changed a lot but some of those historical values have been passed down from generation to generation.

"We all know that Barnsley folk - and South Yorkshire folk - are genuinely nicer than people in other parts of the country."

The top priorities remain around dealing with car crime, including car break-ins and the stealing of cars. Burglaries and shoplifting are also on the rise, but drugs possession is reducing.

"I must add that there's a whole raft of crimes that are going unreported. There are things like fraud, stalking and harassment and bullying through social media but many of these crimes go unreported, so I suspect if they were included then the statistics would be very different."

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Reply Posted by Tea leaf on Thursday October 17 2013 at 14:21
That's coz there's nowt worth nicking innit bruv

Reply Posted by T on Thursday October 17 2013 at 16:38
'Innit bruv'? It's Barnsley pal not London.

Reply Posted by Jesus Christ Marie on Thursday October 17 2013 at 14:52
It also has the smallest population out of the 4.

Reply Posted by Tom on Thursday October 17 2013 at 19:01
Size of population irrelevant when crime is being measured in crime per XYZ of population.

Reply Posted by Wendy on Friday October 18 2013 at 10:07
If Barnsley is the safest place in South Yorkshire, God help the other towns....

Reply Posted by Guesty Mcguest on Wednesday October 23 2013 at 22:06
WAb ask him one on child services in south yorkshire, a poster boy for the self serving champagne socialist crony fake labour old boys brigade that is rife in yorkshire

Reply Posted by barnsley bob on Wednesday October 23 2013 at 22:23
since when has barnsley been the safest town,its full of pick pockets,alcoholics and drug addicts and its got its self the title of being a racist town.

Reply Posted by juny on Wednesday October 23 2013 at 22:31
Barnsley Bob,change your name. You're not fit to put Barnsley in front of your name. You're a hypocrite.

Reply Posted by barnsley bob on Wednesday October 23 2013 at 22:41
i may have had the misfortune to have been born and brought up in this sad excuse for a town,im from barnsley and alone gives me the right to comment on this town that time forgot and doesnt want reminding off.the only good things about barnsley are the roads leading out of this cesspit.

Reply Posted by jjj on Wednesday October 23 2013 at 22:55
Barnsley big gob,,,you certainly are a disgrace,your spelling I,m afraid make you sound thick,you need help instead of making post on WAB,my 5 yr old has better grammer,do yourself a favour and go back to school so us BARNSLEY people can unsderstand your post,you are the cesspit..

Reply Posted by juny on Wednesday October 23 2013 at 23:11
Just flit then bob

Reply Posted by jjj on Wednesday October 23 2013 at 23:17
@@@barmy bob the big fat gob@@@you are a typical uneducated piece of slime,you keep going on about how bad Barnsley is,,do us all a favour and MOVE,but sadly as you do not have a working brain and not a lot going for you,you are probably living on your own,and need to get a life,US EDUCATED PEOPLE FROM BARNSLEY CAN TELL BY THE WAY YOU POST,WHAT A SAD PERSON YOU REALLY ARE!!!

Reply Posted by Tea leaf on Wednesday October 23 2013 at 23:17
Thanks mr T mi old mucker, I went fishing and you came biting! Tea leaf's code is don't nick from your own isn't it? Therefore it's us barnsley twocker's that go borrowing from our Yorkie neighbours!

Reply Posted by barnsley bob on Wednesday October 23 2013 at 23:18
what and miss watching the lowlifes in barnsley town centre walking around like deranged zombies making their strange noises when told the price of things.

Reply Posted by jjj on Wednesday October 23 2013 at 23:20
is that one sentence,you muppet...

Reply Posted by barnsley bob on Wednesday October 23 2013 at 23:30
its you and your kind that are sad,you have been brought up speaking a language that people outside cant understand.you belong in the past and does barnsley.im ashamed to be from this dump of a town.

Reply Posted by barnsley bob on Wednesday October 23 2013 at 23:36
educated in barnsley,yeah their educated alright.they are taught to steal by their alcoholic parents and told how to scrounge money off the dole and get pissed and take drugs.thats the kinda educating most barnsley kids get.

Reply Posted by barnsley bob no1 fan on Wednesday October 23 2013 at 23:37
Bob has a point, I struggle to understand most barnsley folk. And if you go down the WAB page you will see, smack heads in court, piss heads in court, rapist in court, etc

Reply Posted by Barnsley faithful on Wednesday October 23 2013 at 23:45
I love how people are still being critics against Barnsley even when the proof are in the numbers. Ive lived here all my life and have no complaints. Yeah, we have drug abuse, theft, violence and countless court attendances on a daily basis...but name me a town that doesn't???

Reply Posted by barnsley bob no1 fan on Wednesday October 23 2013 at 23:53
Never known people so ignorant to be honest, what happened to holding the door open for others, saying sorry when they bump into you, saying thank you when you help out, what about a smile :) I walk through town every day and not 1 person smiles... yeah it is a shit life we live in, but make the most of the best bits

Reply Posted by sid on Thursday October 24 2013 at 19:56
Hey Bob,bet you're smiling all the time and whistling a jolly tune hey you happy go lucky kinda fella.

Reply Posted by barnsley bob no1 fan on Thursday October 24 2013 at 00:00
Its only safe until you get burgled, beaten, raped, stabbed or whatever and then its the worst place on earth

Reply Posted by Barnsley faithful on Thursday October 24 2013 at 00:35
But wouldnt you feel the same if it happened in any other town or city? Crime isn't just unique to Barnsley. Every town and city have their scroats and idiots, drug dealers and drug takers.

Reply Posted by barnsley bob no1 fan on Thursday October 24 2013 at 19:48
We can get email to check that last post cos that was not from me haha ya ********

Reply Posted by barnsley bill on Thursday October 24 2013 at 20:39
wellington street in barnsley is well known for its pubs but its also known as a red light district.you can get any woman to have sex with you for the price of a pint.barnsley women are that ugly they will sleep with anyone at all.

Reply Posted by barnsley bob no1 fan on Thursday October 24 2013 at 21:06
You would know bill

Reply Posted by necromancer on Thursday October 24 2013 at 21:15
bill i only spent a year in that hellhole and i couldnt wait to catch the first train out of it.its not a town i would want to spend anytime in again.

Reply Posted by sheffield girl on Thursday October 24 2013 at 21:51
at least we speak english and not some long forgotton language that was around in ancient times.

Reply Posted by kath on Friday October 25 2013 at 08:28
Some comments on here are well pathetic people having a go at eachother why? Everyone has their opinion personally barnsleys not a bad place it's just some people ie: druggies,alco's,theives but what place dosn't have these type of people

Reply Posted by lynn cooper on Friday October 25 2013 at 12:39
I beg to differ on the above statement that Barnsleys safer, after having my shed broke into last Saturday, nowt taken out of mine with it being a metal shed ,it makes too much racket, my next door neighbour got his mountain bike pinched from his shed, and hes got two dogs that bark whenever anyones nearby,a friend in Hoyland common and another in Wombwell have had thieves break into their garages and also their cars, and so it continues, we all need to be vigilant and look out for each other ,and report anything suspicious

Reply Posted by barnsley bob on Friday October 25 2013 at 13:24
its not a safe place to live druggies,alcholics and theives.overpriceing corner shops.barnsley is arsehole of yorkshire.

Reply Posted by sally on Friday October 25 2013 at 13:46
you speak the truth barnsley bob.barnsley is a crap town.

Reply Posted by molesurgent. on Tuesday November 18 2014 at 00:46
i have found the people of barnsley racist, unintelligable and generally small minded..just take a walk through the town and see all the people with micro cephalus[small heads]. many barnsley folk think theyre on the jeremy kile show and exhibit their intellect by gobbing off at each other. parenting skills appear to consist of ' gerr ere now' . typical mobile fone at ten times necessary volume. 'i'm ont bus. are the leets back on? they'e knocked down the library when they should ae put one on every corner. thick? how many billions does this country spend on education? only to produce the barnsley neanderthal.
tattooed pierced morbidly obese. and thats just the women.
for sheer misery however go to penistone.

Reply Posted by Jason on Tuesday April 19 2016 at 11:49
Hi me and partner goin live in Barnsley in wombwell at little stubbing area we just want to know if is a good place to live there?