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 August 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 470 street level crime incidents in Shirley in August 2019. The largest category was Violent Crime, followed by Public Order. 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 Crime159
Public Order58
Criminal Damage Arson41
Other Theft35
Vehicle Crime35
Anti Social Behaviour22
Bicycle Theft10
Possession Of Weapons6
Theft From The Person4
Other Crime4
All Crime470

Map of street level crime incidents in August 2019

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)539
Shirley Warren (0.88 miles)520
Aldermoor (1.39 miles)455
Lordswood (1.24 miles)396
Lord’s Hill (1.76 miles)376
Freemantle (0.62 miles)330
Maybush (1.39 miles)329
Redbridge (1.86 miles)230
Millbrook (1.24 miles)196

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 Warren207
Lord’s Hill153

Last updated: October 4, 2019
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