Crime Statistics for Becontree, London, Barking and Dagenham, Feb 2020

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Crime Statistics for Becontree, London, Barking and Dagenham

The aim of this article is to provide a brief overview of street level crime in Becontree using the latest Police statistics. Police data is usually published two months in arrears, so February 2020 are the latest figures. The data published by the Police are incidents that were reported to them in that month, not the crimes that were prosecuted and/or had further action taken. In by far the majority of incidents, no further action is taken.

There were a total of 541 street level crime incidents in Becontree in February 2020. The largest category was Violent Crime, followed by Anti Social Behaviour. Below are these incidents broken down by category.

Although violent crime represents the largest incidents category in Becontree, this category is usually the largest in any urban area. This is partly because 'Violent Crime' covers so many offences compared to say Burglary

Crime CategoryIncidents
Violent Crime177
Anti Social Behaviour84
Vehicle Crime59
Criminal Damage Arson32
Public Order28
Other Theft21
Theft From The Person10
Bicycle Theft8
Possession Of Weapons5
Other Crime5
All Crime541

Map of street level crime incidents in February 2020

Police data is divided in Policing Neighbourhoods. We have taken the 'best fit' neighbourhood that includes Becontree. This map shows if incidents are evenly distributed over the district or if there are hot spots in certain streets or areas.

Where Police data is not specific to an address for privacy reasons, most roads are represented by 1 to 2 markers or clusters. However, this should be enough to ascertain if the road you live in or are thinking of moving to, is a crime hot spot. The only exception could be where there is a large cluster of a single crime category on a street, as this could but not necessarily be related to multiple incidents at one address.

Crime incidents in neighbouring areas to Becontree

We've taken the ten nearest places to Becontree and ranked them by the number of crime incidents in each. This should allow you to see if Becontree has more crime than other surrounding areas.

LocationCrime Incidents
Ilford (2.55 miles)1136
Barking (2.55 miles)833
Fair Cross (1.86 miles)790
Goodmayes (1.39 miles)567
Little Heath (1.96 miles)474
Dagenham (0.62 miles)437
Rush Green (1.75 miles)304
Castle Green (1.39 miles)255
South Hornchurch (2.24 miles)145

Most violent places near Becontree

The category of crime that most concerns people is violent crime. We have taken the ten nearest place to Becontree and ranked them according to the number of violent incidents in the 'best fit' Policing neighbourhood.

LocationViolent Incidents
Fair Cross166
Little Heath129
Rush Green84
Castle Green76
South Hornchurch41

Last updated: March 27, 2020
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