Crime Statistics for Paddington, London, City of Westminster, May 2020

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Crime Statistics for Paddington, London, City of Westminster

The aim of this article is to provide a brief overview of street level crime in Paddington 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 1757 street level crime incidents in Paddington in May 2020. The largest category was Anti Social Behaviour, followed by Violent Crime. Below are these incidents broken down by category.

Crime CategoryIncidents
Anti Social Behaviour870
Violent Crime277
Drugs130
Other Theft84
Burglary78
Vehicle Crime69
Public Order68
Bicycle Theft51
Criminal Damage Arson43
Shoplifting24
Robbery23
Theft From The Person19
Other Crime11
Possession Of Weapons10
All Crime1757

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 Paddington. 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 Paddington

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

LocationCrime Incidents
Maida Vale (0.88 miles)2104
St John’s Wood (1.24 miles)1823
Paddington1757
Kensal Town (1.39 miles)1757
Lisson Grove (0.88 miles)1656
Notting Hill (1.39 miles)1574
Bayswater (0.88 miles)1572
Regent’s Park (1.39 miles)1372
Marylebone (1.24 miles)1259
Mayfair (1.39 miles)869

53.3%
of Westminster residents were born outside of the UK, according to the 2011 Census



Most violent places near Paddington

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

LocationViolent Incidents
Maida Vale352
Kensal Town317
St John’s Wood296
Paddington277
Lisson Grove265
Notting Hill240
Bayswater236
Regent’s Park225
Marylebone176
Mayfair122

Last updated: July 6, 2020
Information provided by data.police.uk
Published under the Open Government Licence v3.0


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