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 November 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 519 street level crime incidents in Portswood in November 2019. 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 Crime174
Anti Social Behaviour71
Vehicle Crime51
Public Order40
Other Theft38
Criminal Damage Arson27
Bicycle Theft23
Other Crime8
Theft From The Person5
Possession Of Weapons4
All Crime519

Map of street level crime incidents in November 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)632
Highfield (0.62 miles)580
Bitterne Park (0.62 miles)449
Hampton Park (0.62 miles)388
Bitterne (1.39 miles)353
Townhill Park (1.24 miles)334
Sholing Common (1.76 miles)326
Bassett (1.76 miles)189
Bassett Green (1.39 miles)165

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 Green200
Bitterne Park134
Hampton Park125
Sholing Common119
Townhill Park108
Bassett Green54

Last updated: December 24, 2019
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