Crime Statistics for Penge, London, Croydon, February 2021

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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 February 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 541 street level crime incidents in Penge in February 2021. The largest category was Anti Social Behaviour, followed by Violent Crime. Below are these incidents broken down by category.

Crime CategoryIncidents
Anti Social Behaviour184
Violent Crime139
Vehicle Crime57
Criminal Damage Arson32
Burglary24
Public Order24
Other Theft23
Shoplifting21
Drugs20
Other Crime8
Theft From The Person5
Bicycle Theft2
Robbery2
All Crime541

Map of street level crime incidents in February 2021

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.

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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)889
Bell Green (1.75 miles)595
Anerley (0.62 miles)567
Penge541
Norwood New Town (1.24 miles)516
Lower Sydenham (0.88 miles)503
Dulwich (1.24 miles)426
New Beckenham (1.24 miles)411
Bellingham (1.96 miles)407
Eden Park (1.75 miles)231

14.5%
of residents were born outside of the UK, according to the 2011 Census



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 Norwood241
Penge161
Anerley141
Norwood New Town130
Bell Green128
Lower Sydenham126
New Beckenham101
Dulwich95
Bellingham91
Eden Park68

Last updated: February 2021
Information provided by data.police.uk
Published under the Open Government Licence v3.0


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