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 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 2094 street level crime incidents in Spitalfields in November 2020. The largest category was Anti Social Behaviour, followed by Violent Crime. Below are these incidents broken down by category.

Crime CategoryIncidents
Anti Social Behaviour687
Violent Crime253
Bicycle Theft165
Theft From The Person154
Other Theft148
Public Order97
Vehicle Crime63
Criminal Damage Arson57
Other Crime26
Possession Of Weapons12
All Crime2094

Map of street level crime incidents in November 2020

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
Bethnal Green (0.88 miles)2719
Haggerston (1.24 miles)2365
London (1.24 miles)2280
Finsbury (1.39 miles)2141
Shoreditch (0.88 miles)1892
St Luke’s (0.88 miles)1892
Bermondsey (1.24 miles)1886
Wapping (0.88 miles)1821
Ratcliff (1.39 miles)1427

of City of London residents were born outside of the UK, according to the 2011 Census

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 Green371
St Luke’s212

Last updated: December 30, 2020
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