Crime Statistics for Side of the Moor, Bolton, Bolton, May 2019

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Crime Statistics for Side of the Moor, Bolton, Bolton

The aim of this article is to provide a brief overview of street level crime in Side of the Moor using the latest Police statistics. Police data is usually published two months in arrears, so May 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 132 street level crime incidents in Side of the Moor in May 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 Side of the Moor, 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 Crime44
Anti Social Behaviour22
Public Order14
Burglary13
Criminal Damage Arson13
Vehicle Crime8
Shoplifting6
Other Theft5
Other Crime5
Bicycle Theft1
Possession Of Weapons1
All Crime132

Map of street level crime incidents in May 2019

Police data is divided in Policing Neighbourhoods. We have taken the 'best fit' neighbourhood that includes Side of the Moor. 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 Side of the Moor

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

LocationCrime Incidents
Hall i’ th’ Wood (1.39 miles)576
Bank Top (1.24 miles)377
Firwood Fold (0.88 miles)358
Toppings (1.39 miles)202
Harwood (0.88 miles)184
Side of the Moor132
Harwood Lee132
Bromley Cross (0.88 miles)118
Ainsworth (1.75 miles)100
Affetside (0.88 miles)25



Most violent places near Side of the Moor

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

LocationViolent Incidents
Hall i’ th’ Wood164
Firwood Fold122
Bank Top114
Harwood76
Toppings52
Side of the Moor44
Harwood Lee44
Ainsworth40
Bromley Cross32
Affetside9

Last updated: July 9, 2019
Information provided by data.police.uk
Published under the Open Government Licence v3.0


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