Crime Statistics for Shortlands, London, Bromley, November 2019

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Crime Statistics for Shortlands, London, Bromley

The aim of this article is to provide a brief overview of street level crime in Shortlands using the latest Police statistics. Police data is usually published two months in arrears, so November 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 235 street level crime incidents in Shortlands in November 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 Shortlands, 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 Crime41
Anti Social Behaviour33
Shoplifting33
Vehicle Crime26
Other Theft24
Burglary23
Public Order14
Robbery12
Criminal Damage Arson9
Drugs9
Theft From The Person5
Bicycle Theft3
Other Crime2
Possession Of Weapons1
All Crime235

Map of street level crime incidents in November 2019

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

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

LocationCrime Incidents
Plaistow (1.39 miles)520
Bromley Park (0.62 miles)418
Downham (1.86 miles)359
Beckenham (1.39 miles)292
Eden Park (1.86 miles)250
Upper Elmers End (1.96 miles)239
Shortlands235
Bickley (1.96 miles)188
Bromley Common (1.39 miles)153
Park Langley (0.88 miles)149



Most violent places near Shortlands

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

LocationViolent Incidents
Plaistow100
Downham95
Bromley Park70
Upper Elmers End65
Eden Park51
Beckenham50
Shortlands41
Bickley41
Bromley Common39
Park Langley30

Last updated: December 25, 2019
Information provided by data.police.uk
Published under the Open Government Licence v3.0


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