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 September 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 1274 street level crime incidents in St John’s Wood in September 2019. The largest category was Anti Social Behaviour, followed by Violent Crime. Below are these incidents broken down by category.

Crime CategoryIncidents
Anti Social Behaviour367
Violent Crime239
Vehicle Crime112
Burglary109
Other Theft98
Drugs63
Public Order63
Criminal Damage Arson57
Robbery43
Theft From The Person41
Shoplifting32
Bicycle Theft28
Possession Of Weapons12
Other Crime10
All Crime1274

Map of street level crime incidents in September 2019

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
Paddington (1.24 miles)1750
Lisson Grove (0.88 miles)1723
Maida Vale (0.88 miles)1703
St John’s Wood1274
Kentish Town (1.39 miles)1176
Maitland Park (1.39 miles)1176
Kensal Rise (1.24 miles)1119
Kilburn (1.24 miles)1119
South Hampstead (0.62 miles)948
Hampstead (1.24 miles)887



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 Vale312
Kensal Rise244
Kilburn244
Paddington239
St John’s Wood239
Kentish Town236
Maitland Park236
Lisson Grove222
South Hampstead188
Hampstead162

Last updated: November 2, 2019
Information provided by data.police.uk
Published under the Open Government Licence v3.0


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