Crime Statistics for Portsea Island, Portsmouth, City of Portsmouth

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Crime Statistics for Portsea Island, Portsmouth, City of Portsmouth

The aim of this article is to provide a brief overview of street level crime in Portsea Island using the latest Police statistics. Police data is usually published two months in arrears, so May 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 1050 street level crime incidents in Portsea Island in May 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 Portsea Island, 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 Crime393
Anti Social Behaviour273
Public Order105
Criminal Damage Arson61
Other Theft37
Bicycle Theft19
Other Crime15
Possession Of Weapons14
Vehicle Crime12
Theft From The Person7
All Crime1050

Map of street level crime incidents in May 2020

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

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

LocationCrime Incidents
Fratton (0.62 miles)1288
Portsea Island1050
Baffins (0.62 miles)892
Landport (0.62 miles)836
Copnor (0.88 miles)664
Southsea (1.39 miles)643
Milton (1.39 miles)522
Portsea (1.39 miles)467
Anchorage Park (1.76 miles)134

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

Most violent places near Portsea Island

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

LocationViolent Incidents
Portsea Island393
Anchorage Park36

Last updated: July 6, 2020
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