Crime Statistics for Highfield, Southampton, City of Southampton

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Crime Statistics for Highfield, Southampton, City of Southampton

The aim of this article is to provide a brief overview of street level crime in Highfield using the latest Police statistics. Police data is usually published two months in arrears, so September 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 537 street level crime incidents in Highfield in September 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 Highfield, 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 Crime228
Criminal Damage Arson48
Vehicle Crime43
Burglary42
Other Theft38
Public Order38
Shoplifting23
Bicycle Theft17
Drugs16
Anti Social Behaviour15
Robbery11
Theft From The Person8
Possession Of Weapons5
Other Crime5
All Crime537

Map of street level crime incidents in September 2019

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

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

LocationCrime Incidents
Highfield537
Portswood (0.62 miles)446
Shirley (1.39 miles)415
Lordswood (1.39 miles)372
Bitterne Park (1.24 miles)368
Hampton Park (0.88 miles)341
Townhill Park (1.86 miles)325
Freemantle (1.76 miles)310
Bassett Green (1.24 miles)134
Bassett (1.39 miles)121



Most violent places near Highfield

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

LocationViolent Incidents
Highfield228
Portswood198
Lordswood149
Shirley146
Bitterne Park135
Hampton Park132
Townhill Park128
Freemantle101
Bassett Green47
Bassett40

Last updated: November 1, 2019
Information provided by data.police.uk
Published under the Open Government Licence v3.0


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