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
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 September 2021 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 2474 street level crime incidents in Spitalfields in September 2021. The largest category was Anti Social Behaviour, followed by Other Theft. Below are these incidents broken down by category.

Crime CategoryIncidents
Anti Social Behaviour502
Other Theft407
Violent Crime389
Theft From The Person281
Public Order141
Vehicle Crime138
Bicycle Theft131
Criminal Damage Arson72
Other Crime15
Possession Of Weapons10
All Crime2474

Map of street level crime incidents in September 2021

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.

How grim is your Postcode?

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 town; ?> 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)3554
Bethnal Green (0.88 miles)2900
Finsbury (1.39 miles)2896
Shoreditch (0.88 miles)2400
St Luke’s (0.88 miles)2400
Haggerston (1.24 miles)2392
Wapping (0.88 miles)1789
Bermondsey (1.24 miles)1754
Ratcliff (1.39 miles)1268

of 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 Green515
St Luke’s400

Last updated: September 2021
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