Crime Statistics for St John’s Wood, London, City of Westminster

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Crime Statistics for St John’s Wood, London, City of Westminster

The aim of this article is to provide a brief overview of street level crime in St John’s Wood using the latest Police statistics. Police data is usually published two months in arrears, so February 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 1299 street level crime incidents in St John’s Wood in February 2020. The largest category was Anti Social Behaviour, followed by Violent Crime. Below are these incidents broken down by category.

Crime CategoryIncidents
Anti Social Behaviour322
Violent Crime275
Other Theft136
Vehicle Crime111
Public Order84
Theft From The Person64
Criminal Damage Arson49
Bicycle Theft16
Other Crime11
Possession Of Weapons4
All Crime1299

Map of street level crime incidents in February 2020

Police data is divided in Policing Neighbourhoods. We have taken the 'best fit' neighbourhood that includes St John’s Wood. 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 St John’s Wood

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

LocationCrime Incidents
Lisson Grove (0.88 miles)1822
Paddington (1.24 miles)1694
Maida Vale (0.88 miles)1669
St John’s Wood1299
Kentish Town (1.39 miles)1227
Maitland Park (1.39 miles)1227
Kensal Rise (1.24 miles)1024
Kilburn (1.24 miles)1024
South Hampstead (0.62 miles)946
Hampstead (1.24 miles)873

Most violent places near St John’s Wood

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

LocationViolent Incidents
Maida Vale349
St John’s Wood275
Lisson Grove261
Kensal Rise248
Kentish Town234
Maitland Park234
South Hampstead176

Last updated: April 3, 2020
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