Crime Statistics for Bournemouth, , June 2023

Crime Statistics for ' . $location->town . ', ' . $statstown . ', ' . $area . '

There were a total of 694 street level crime incidents in Bournemouth in June 2023. See where they were on the map below and broken down by categories. The largest category was Anti Social Behaviour, followed by Violent Crime.

Crime CategoryIncidents
Anti Social Behaviour190
Violent Crime187
Other Theft78
Public Order42
Criminal Damage Arson40
Vehicle Crime32
Theft From The Person17
Bicycle Theft14
Other Crime8
Possession Of Weapons6
All Crime694

Map of street level crime incidents in June 2023

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

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

LocationCrime Incidents
Springbourne (1.39 miles)845
Moordown (1.96 miles)352
Talbot Woods (0.88 miles)345
Wallisdown (2.24 miles)252
Talbot Village (1.96 miles)238
Ensbury Park (1.96 miles)238
Bourne Valley (1.76 miles)208
Talbot Heath (1.76 miles)208
Canford Cliffs (2.24 miles)61

of residents were born outside of the UK, according to the 2011 Census

Where are the most violent places near Bournemouth?

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

LocationViolent Incidents
Talbot Woods100
Talbot Village80
Ensbury Park80
Bourne Valley69
Talbot Heath69
Canford Cliffs9

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

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 Bournemouth 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 Bournemouth compare to surrounding wards?

We have taken the 10 nearest wards to Bournemouth and ranked them using our crime score based on the Index of Multiple Deprivation average rank for the ward. Residents in Bournemouth have the highest likelyhood of being a victim of personal crime in the area. The ward with the lowest likelyhood is Canford Cliffs.

1Bournemouth Central85
2East Cliff & Springbourne84
3Boscombe West82
4Winton East62
5Queen's Park61
6Newtown & Heatherlands55
7Westbourne & West Cliff54
8Talbot & Branksome Woods53
9Wallisdown & Winton West45
10Penn Hill36
11Canford Cliffs31

Which road in Bournemouth has the highest level of crime?

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

Last updated: June 2023
Information provided by
Published under the Open Government Licence v3.0

Vote for the most depressing town in Britain 2024