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 May 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 373 street level crime incidents in South End in May 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 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
|Anti Social Behaviour||91|
|Criminal Damage Arson||26|
|Theft From The Person||2|
Map of street level crime incidents in May 2020
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.
|Bedford (0.88 miles)||666|
|Castle (1.32 miles)||637|
|Kempston (0.62 miles)||283|
|Fenlake (1.24 miles)||238|
|Harrowden (1.39 miles)||100|
|Biddenham (1.76 miles)||93|
|Great Ouse (2.08 miles)||63|
|Kempston Church End (1.96 miles)||51|
|Shortstown (2.24 miles)||22|
of Bedford residents were born outside of the UK, according to the 2011 Census
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.
|Kempston Church End||13|
Information provided by data.police.uk
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Luton – not as bad as it was, but still dicey
Wootton – located on the darkest recess of Satan’s inner ******
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Sandy, Bedfordshire – **** Island
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Bedford, the place is riddled with strange and backwards people
Bedford and Kempston “Your Papers Please!!”
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