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 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 401 street level crime incidents in Bitterne 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 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 Crime137
Anti Social Behaviour86
Public Order38
Shoplifting37
Criminal Damage Arson31
Burglary19
Other Theft15
Vehicle Crime15
Drugs9
Other Crime9
Bicycle Theft2
Possession Of Weapons2
Robbery1
All Crime401

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 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)551
Bitterne Park (0.88 miles)442
Harefield (0.62 miles)429
Bitterne401
Sholing (1.24 miles)347
Townhill Park (0.62 miles)336
Itchen (1.39 miles)326
Sholing Common (0.62 miles)321
Hatch Bottom (1.39 miles)159
Moorgreen (1.75 miles)59

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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
Portswood188
Harefield138
Bitterne137
Bitterne Park130
Sholing Common102
Townhill Park100
Sholing97
Itchen85
Hatch Bottom58
Moorgreen16

Last updated: July 1, 2020
Information provided by data.police.uk
Published under the Open Government Licence v3.0


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