Crime Statistics for Penge, London, Croydon, May 2020

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Crime Statistics for Penge, London, Croydon

The aim of this article is to provide a brief overview of street level crime in Penge using the latest Police statistics. Police data is usually published two months in arrears, so May 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 1010 street level crime incidents in Penge in May 2020. The largest category was Anti Social Behaviour, followed by Violent Crime. Below are these incidents broken down by category.

Crime CategoryIncidents
Anti Social Behaviour559
Violent Crime168
Drugs52
Public Order48
Vehicle Crime48
Other Theft42
Criminal Damage Arson35
Burglary25
Shoplifting13
Other Crime7
Robbery5
Bicycle Theft3
Possession Of Weapons3
Theft From The Person2
All Crime1010

Map of street level crime incidents in May 2020

Police data is divided in Policing Neighbourhoods. We have taken the 'best fit' neighbourhood that includes Penge. 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 Penge

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

LocationCrime Incidents
South Norwood (1.39 miles)1165
Penge1010
Anerley (0.62 miles)974
Lower Sydenham (0.88 miles)933
Bell Green (1.75 miles)874
Norwood New Town (1.24 miles)821
New Beckenham (1.24 miles)715
Dulwich (1.24 miles)708
Bellingham (1.96 miles)687
Eden Park (1.75 miles)384

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Most violent places near Penge

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

LocationViolent Incidents
South Norwood270
Bell Green179
Anerley173
Norwood New Town172
Penge168
Lower Sydenham148
Bellingham120
Dulwich115
New Beckenham94
Eden Park48

Last updated: July 6, 2020
Information provided by data.police.uk
Published under the Open Government Licence v3.0


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