Crime Statistics for Penge, London, Croydon, November 2019

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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 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 561 street level crime incidents in Penge in November 2019. The largest category was Anti Social Behaviour, followed by Violent Crime. Below are these incidents broken down by category.

Crime CategoryIncidents
Anti Social Behaviour139
Violent Crime131
Vehicle Crime88
Burglary47
Criminal Damage Arson39
Other Theft39
Public Order23
Drugs17
Robbery14
Shoplifting9
Theft From The Person8
Possession Of Weapons3
Other Crime3
Bicycle Theft1
All Crime561

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 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)683
Penge561
Bell Green (1.75 miles)556
Anerley (0.62 miles)509
Lower Sydenham (0.88 miles)505
Norwood New Town (1.24 miles)445
New Beckenham (1.24 miles)439
Bellingham (1.96 miles)417
Dulwich (1.24 miles)393
Eden Park (1.75 miles)230



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 Norwood197
Bell Green141
Norwood New Town132
Penge131
Anerley127
Lower Sydenham121
Bellingham104
Dulwich100
New Beckenham94
Eden Park57

Last updated: December 22, 2019
Information provided by data.police.uk
Published under the Open Government Licence v3.0


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