Crime Statistics for Sholing Common, Southampton, City of Southampton

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Crime Statistics for Sholing Common, Southampton, City of Southampton

The aim of this article is to provide a brief overview of street level crime in Sholing Common using the latest Police statistics. Police data is usually published two months in arrears, so May 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 321 street level crime incidents in Sholing Common in May 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 Sholing Common, 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 Crime102
Anti Social Behaviour73
Public Order36
Criminal Damage Arson31
Drugs20
Shoplifting16
Burglary11
Vehicle Crime11
Other Theft8
Other Crime5
Possession Of Weapons4
Bicycle Theft2
Robbery2
All Crime321

Map of street level crime incidents in May 2020

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

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

LocationCrime Incidents
Portswood (1.76 miles)551
Harefield (0.88 miles)481
Bitterne Park (1.39 miles)475
Bitterne (0.62 miles)450
Itchen (0.88 miles)405
Peartree Green (1.39 miles)401
Townhill Park (1.24 miles)355
Sholing (0.62 miles)347
Sholing Common321
Netley Hill (1.39 miles)273

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



Most violent places near Sholing Common

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

LocationViolent Incidents
Harefield203
Portswood188
Bitterne185
Bitterne Park175
Itchen124
Townhill Park122
Sholing Common102
Sholing97
Netley Hill95
Peartree Green90

Last updated: July 7, 2020
Information provided by data.police.uk
Published under the Open Government Licence v3.0


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