Crime Statistics for South Knighton, Leicester, City of Leicester

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Crime Statistics for South Knighton, Leicester, City of Leicester

The aim of this article is to provide a brief overview of street level crime in South Knighton using the latest Police statistics. Police data is usually published two months in arrears, so September 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 247 street level crime incidents in South Knighton in September 2019. The largest category was Violent Crime, followed by Criminal Damage Arson. Below are these incidents broken down by category.

Although violent crime represents the largest incidents category in South Knighton, 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 Crime73
Criminal Damage Arson35
Vehicle Crime30
Anti Social Behaviour18
Public Order18
Other Theft16
Bicycle Theft5
Other Crime3
Possession Of Weapons2
Theft From The Person1
All Crime247

Map of street level crime incidents in September 2019

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

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

LocationCrime Incidents
Spinney Hills (1.86 miles)1110
Highfields (1.86 miles)1110
Clarendon Park (0.88 miles)400
Knighton (0.62 miles)386
Knighton Fields (0.62 miles)386
Aylestone Park (1.24 miles)370
Stoneygate (0.62 miles)338
South Knighton247
Evington (1.76 miles)156
Oadby (1.39 miles)138

Most violent places near South Knighton

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

LocationViolent Incidents
Spinney Hills312
Knighton Fields116
Clarendon Park112
Aylestone Park109
South Knighton73

Last updated: November 2, 2019
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