Crime Statistics for Southsea, Portsmouth, City of Portsmouth

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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 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 819 street level crime incidents in Southsea 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 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 Crime249
Anti Social Behaviour110
Public Order91
Shoplifting75
Criminal Damage Arson67
Vehicle Crime51
Other Theft50
Burglary35
Drugs29
Bicycle Theft27
Theft From The Person11
Other Crime10
Robbery9
Possession Of Weapons5
All Crime819

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 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)1328
Portsea Island (1.39 miles)1249
Portsmouth (1.39 miles)1249
Landport (1.24 miles)1179
Southsea819
Baffins (1.76 miles)803
Portsea (0.88 miles)780
Copnor (2.24 miles)632
Milton (1.24 miles)454
Tipner (2.56 miles)59



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
Fratton412
Portsea Island404
Portsmouth404
Landport362
Baffins273
Southsea249
Portsea224
Copnor214
Milton152
Tipner20

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


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