Crime Statistics for South End, Kempston, Bedfordshire, August 2019

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Crime Statistics for South End, Kempston, Bedfordshire

The aim of this article is to provide a brief overview of street level crime in South End using the latest Police statistics. Police data is usually published two months in arrears, so August 2019 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 326 street level crime incidents in South End in August 2019. 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 South End, 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 Crime84
Anti Social Behaviour74
Criminal Damage Arson40
Public Order32
Other Theft23
Burglary15
Shoplifting13
Vehicle Crime13
Drugs11
Other Crime11
Bicycle Theft8
Robbery2
All Crime326

Map of street level crime incidents in August 2019

Police data is divided in Policing Neighbourhoods. We have taken the 'best fit' neighbourhood that includes South End. 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 South End

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

LocationCrime Incidents
Castle (1.32 miles)741
Bedford (0.88 miles)737
South End326
Fenlake (1.24 miles)261
Kempston (0.62 miles)218
Harrowden (1.39 miles)94
Biddenham (1.76 miles)57
Great Ouse (2.08 miles)41
Kempston Church End (1.96 miles)23
Shortstown (2.24 miles)16



Most violent places near South End

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

LocationViolent Incidents
Bedford178
Castle175
South End84
Fenlake75
Kempston67
Harrowden28
Biddenham23
Great Ouse17
Kempston Church End8
Shortstown5

Last updated: October 4, 2019
Information provided by data.police.uk
Published under the Open Government Licence v3.0


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