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 November 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 2649 street level crime incidents in Spitalfields in November 2019. The largest category was Other Theft, followed by Anti Social Behaviour. Below are these incidents broken down by category.

Crime CategoryIncidents
Other Theft635
Anti Social Behaviour461
Violent Crime372
Theft From The Person313
Drugs157
Robbery115
Burglary111
Vehicle Crime97
Public Order96
Bicycle Theft93
Shoplifting89
Criminal Damage Arson69
Other Crime23
Possession Of Weapons18
All Crime2649

Map of street level crime incidents in November 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)4611
Finsbury (1.39 miles)4120
Bethnal Green (0.88 miles)2773
Spitalfields2649
Shoreditch (0.88 miles)2622
St Luke’s (0.88 miles)2622
Haggerston (1.24 miles)2507
Wapping (0.88 miles)1804
Bermondsey (1.24 miles)1800
Ratcliff (1.39 miles)1169



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
London519
Bethnal Green424
Haggerston415
Finsbury410
Shoreditch391
St Luke’s391
Spitalfields372
Bermondsey357
Wapping294
Ratcliff220

Last updated: December 25, 2019
Information provided by data.police.uk
Published under the Open Government Licence v3.0


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