Crime Statistics for Spitalfields, City of London, County of the City of London

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Crime Statistics for Spitalfields, City of London, County of the City of London

The aim of this article is to provide a brief overview of street level crime in Spitalfields 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 2962 street level crime incidents in Spitalfields in August 2019. The largest category was Anti Social Behaviour, followed by Other Theft. Below are these incidents broken down by category.

Crime CategoryIncidents
Anti Social Behaviour630
Other Theft610
Violent Crime409
Theft From The Person359
Public Order143
Bicycle Theft124
Vehicle Crime90
Criminal Damage Arson66
Other Crime28
Possession Of Weapons10
All Crime2962

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 Spitalfields. 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 Spitalfields

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

LocationCrime Incidents
London (1.24 miles)4352
Finsbury (1.39 miles)3648
Bethnal Green (0.88 miles)3140
Shoreditch (0.88 miles)2836
St Luke’s (0.88 miles)2836
Haggerston (1.24 miles)2725
Bermondsey (1.24 miles)2068
Wapping (0.88 miles)1906
Ratcliff (1.39 miles)1293

Most violent places near Spitalfields

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

LocationViolent Incidents
Bethnal Green475
St Luke’s379

Last updated: October 4, 2019
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