Crime Statistics for Blackwater, Holdenhurst, Bournemouth, 2024

There were a total of 116 street level crime incidents in Blackwater in March 2024. See where they were on the map below and broken down by categories. The largest category was Violent Crime, followed by Anti Social Behaviour.

Although violent crime represents the largest incidents category in Blackwater, 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 Crime43
Anti Social Behaviour21
Other Theft18
Criminal Damage Arson8
Public Order5
Vehicle Crime4
Other Crime3
Bicycle Theft2
All Crime116

Map of street level crime incidents in March 2024

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

How grim is your Postcode?

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 Blackwater

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

LocationCrime Incidents
Charminster (1.96 miles)378
Littledown (1.39 miles)375
Mill Throop (1.86 miles)206
Iford (1.24 miles)197
Stour (0.82 miles)161
Holdenhurst (0.62 miles)146
Jumpers Common (0.88 miles)121
Tuckton (1.96 miles)111
Fairmile (1.39 miles)74

of Muscliff & Strouden Park residents were born outside of the UK, according to the 2021 Census

Where are the most violent places near Blackwater?

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

LocationViolent Incidents
Mill Throop60
Jumpers Common41

How likely are you to be a victim of crime in Blackwater?

Every two years the government publishes the Index of Multiple Deprivation. One of those domains is crime, more precisely, how likely you are to be the victim of a what is known as 'personal crime', such as muggings or burglary. The governemnt publish these statitsics down to the Lower Super Output Area (LSOA) or in simple geographic terms, a few roads. These statistics are also published on a ward level as an average of the LSOAs in that area. We have taken the average rank and converted it into a more accessble form, a score out of 100. Where the higher the score, the more likely you are in Blackwater to be a victim of personal crime. Note that the following score has been generated from the 2019 statistics. At the time of writing, these have not been updated by the government during and since the COVID 19 pandemic.

How does crime in Blackwater compare to surrounding wards?

We have taken the 10 nearest wards to Blackwater and ranked them using our crime score based on the Index of Multiple Deprivation average rank for the ward. Blackwater is ranked #10.

1Boscombe West82
2Boscombe East & Pokesdown76
3Winton East62
4Queen's Park61
5Ringwood East and Sopley55
6West Southbourne47
7Littledown & Ilford46
8Christchurch Town38
10Muscliff & Strouden Park36
11East Southbourne & Tuckton25

Which road in Blackwater has the highest level of crime?

We have used the Index of Multiple Deprivation to find the Lower Super Output Area (LSOA) in Blackwater with the highest crime score. Accoding to the 2019 statistics, that is in and around Wimborne Road.

Last updated: March 2024
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