Crime Statistics for Portswood, Southampton, City of Southampton

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Crime Statistics for Portswood, Southampton, City of Southampton

The aim of this article is to provide a brief overview of street level crime in Portswood using the latest Police statistics. Police data is usually published two months in arrears, so August 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 608 street level crime incidents in Portswood in August 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 Portswood, 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 Crime214
Anti Social Behaviour102
Public Order73
Vehicle Crime54
Criminal Damage Arson29
Other Theft18
Possession Of Weapons13
Bicycle Theft11
Other Crime6
Theft From The Person5
All Crime608

Map of street level crime incidents in August 2020

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

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

LocationCrime Incidents
Highfield (0.62 miles)704
Peartree Green (1.86 miles)638
Bitterne Park (0.62 miles)475
Bitterne (1.39 miles)397
Hampton Park (0.62 miles)379
Townhill Park (1.24 miles)370
Sholing Common (1.76 miles)357
Bassett (1.76 miles)177
Bassett Green (1.39 miles)156

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Most violent places near Portswood

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

LocationViolent Incidents
Peartree Green208
Bitterne Park161
Townhill Park137
Hampton Park132
Sholing Common128
Bassett Green58

Last updated: October 16, 2020
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