Crime Statistics for Southsea, Portsmouth, City of Portsmouth

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Crime Statistics for Southsea, Portsmouth, City of Portsmouth
Crime Statistics for Southsea, Portsmouth, City of Portsmouth
The aim of this article is to provide a brief overview of street level crime in Southsea using the latest Police statistics. Police data is usually published two months in arrears, so March 2021 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 806 street level crime incidents in Southsea in March 2021. The largest category was Violent Crime, followed by Shoplifting. Below are these incidents broken down by category.

Although violent crime represents the largest incidents category in Southsea, 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 Crime257
Anti Social Behaviour109
Public Order81
Criminal Damage Arson64
Vehicle Crime26
Bicycle Theft20
Other Theft20
Other Crime12
Possession Of Weapons6
Theft From The Person4
All Crime806

Map of street level crime incidents in March 2021

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

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

LocationCrime Incidents
Fratton (0.88 miles)1308
Portsea Island (1.39 miles)1140
Portsmouth (1.39 miles)1140
Landport (1.24 miles)961
Baffins (1.76 miles)843
Copnor (2.24 miles)636
Milton (1.24 miles)599
Portsea (0.88 miles)546
Tipner (2.56 miles)66

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

Most violent places near Southsea

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

LocationViolent Incidents
Portsea Island344

Last updated: March 2021
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