Crime Statistics for Boscombe, Wick, Bournemouth, February 2020

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Crime Statistics for Boscombe, Wick, Bournemouth

The aim of this article is to provide a brief overview of street level crime in Boscombe 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 394 street level crime incidents in Boscombe 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 Boscombe, 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 Crime106
Anti Social Behaviour93
Other Theft35
Burglary34
Public Order27
Criminal Damage Arson23
Vehicle Crime23
Shoplifting14
Drugs11
Bicycle Theft9
Robbery8
Theft From The Person6
Possession Of Weapons4
Other Crime1
All Crime394

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 Boscombe. 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 Boscombe

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

LocationCrime Incidents
Springbourne (0.88 miles)889
Bournemouth (1.86 miles)590
Pokesdown (0.88 miles)467
Littledown (1.39 miles)447
Boscombe394
Charminster (1.96 miles)309
Iford (1.76 miles)234
Stour (2.16 miles)184
Tuckton (1.96 miles)161
Southbourne (1.86 miles)74



Most violent places near Boscombe

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

LocationViolent Incidents
Springbourne256
Bournemouth193
Pokesdown124
Littledown115
Boscombe106
Charminster88
Stour65
Iford61
Tuckton50
Southbourne21

Last updated: March 28, 2020
Information provided by data.police.uk
Published under the Open Government Licence v3.0


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