Crime Statistics for Bitterne, Southampton, City of Southampton

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Crime Statistics for Bitterne, Southampton, City of Southampton

The aim of this article is to provide a brief overview of street level crime in Bitterne using the latest Police statistics. Police data is usually published two months in arrears, so June 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 341 street level crime incidents in Bitterne in June 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 Bitterne, 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 Crime109
Criminal Damage Arson50
Public Order46
Vehicle Crime44
Anti Social Behaviour26
Burglary20
Shoplifting20
Other Theft13
Drugs5
Other Crime5
Robbery2
Bicycle Theft1
All Crime341

Map of street level crime incidents in June 2019

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

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

LocationCrime Incidents
Portswood (1.39 miles)449
Bitterne Park (0.88 miles)415
Harefield (0.62 miles)380
Bitterne341
Sholing Common (0.62 miles)325
Townhill Park (0.62 miles)321
Sholing (1.24 miles)320
Itchen (1.39 miles)310
Hatch Bottom (1.39 miles)187
Moorgreen (1.75 miles)82



Most violent places near Bitterne

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

LocationViolent Incidents
Harefield162
Portswood160
Bitterne Park155
Townhill Park149
Sholing147
Sholing Common138
Itchen132
Bitterne109
Hatch Bottom61
Moorgreen29

Last updated: August 16, 2019
Information provided by data.police.uk
Published under the Open Government Licence v3.0


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