Crime Statistics for Shirley, Southampton, City of Southampton

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Crime Statistics for Shirley, Southampton, City of Southampton

The aim of this article is to provide a brief overview of street level crime in Shirley using the latest Police statistics. Police data is usually published two months in arrears, so December 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 445 street level crime incidents in Shirley in December 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 Shirley, 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 Crime154
Anti Social Behaviour55
Criminal Damage Arson51
Public Order41
Other Theft32
Burglary24
Drugs23
Vehicle Crime20
Shoplifting19
Bicycle Theft10
Other Crime8
Theft From The Person6
Possession Of Weapons2
All Crime445

Map of street level crime incidents in December 2020

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

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

LocationCrime Incidents
Highfield (1.39 miles)508
Shirley Warren (0.88 miles)504
Aldermoor (1.39 miles)467
Shirley445
Lord’s Hill (1.76 miles)351
Lordswood (1.24 miles)349
Freemantle (0.62 miles)318
Maybush (1.39 miles)308
Millbrook (1.24 miles)194
Redbridge (1.86 miles)173

17.6%
of Southampton residents were born outside of the UK, according to the 2011 Census



Most violent places near Shirley

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

LocationViolent Incidents
Shirley Warren181
Aldermoor174
Shirley154
Highfield151
Lord’s Hill138
Lordswood134
Maybush114
Freemantle109
Millbrook67
Redbridge55

Last updated: February 4, 2021
Information provided by data.police.uk
Published under the Open Government Licence v3.0


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