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 May 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 449 street level crime incidents in Portswood in May 2019. The largest category was Violent Crime, followed by Vehicle Crime. 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 Crime160
Vehicle Crime43
Bicycle Theft41
Public Order41
Criminal Damage Arson40
Burglary33
Other Theft25
Anti Social Behaviour23
Shoplifting16
Drugs15
Possession Of Weapons4
Theft From The Person3
Other Crime3
Robbery2
All Crime449

Map of street level crime incidents in May 2019

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
Peartree Green (1.86 miles)579
Highfield (0.62 miles)535
Portswood449
Bitterne Park (0.62 miles)415
Hampton Park (0.62 miles)365
Bitterne (1.39 miles)341
Sholing Common (1.76 miles)325
Townhill Park (1.24 miles)321
Bassett (1.76 miles)146
Bassett Green (1.39 miles)108



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 Green222
Highfield191
Portswood160
Bitterne Park155
Townhill Park149
Sholing Common138
Hampton Park125
Bitterne109
Bassett49
Bassett Green46

Last updated: July 9, 2019
Information provided by data.police.uk
Published under the Open Government Licence v3.0


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