Crime Statistics for Birch Vale, High Peak, Derbyshire, 2023

Crime statistics for Birch Vale, High Peak

There were a total of 18 street level crime incidents in Birch Vale in December 2023. See where they were on the map below and broken down by categories. The largest category was Violent Crime, followed by Criminal Damage Arson.

Although violent crime represents the largest incidents category in Birch Vale, this category is usually the largest in any urban area. This is partly because 'Violent Crime' covers so many offences compared to say Burglary

Crime CategoryIncidents
Violent Crime9
Criminal Damage Arson4
Anti Social Behaviour2
Public Order2
Bicycle Theft1
All Crime18

Map of street level crime incidents in December 2023

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

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

LocationCrime Incidents
Birch Vale18
Peak Forest Canal (1.96 miles)12
Waterside (1.96 miles)12
Gowhole (1.96 miles)12
Little Hayfield (1.39 miles)11
Farlands Booth (1.96 miles)7
Furness Vale (2.24 miles)5
Goyt (1.75 miles)5
Chinley Head (1.75 miles)1
Moorend (2.24 miles)0

of Sett residents were born outside of the UK, according to the 2021 Census

Where are the most violent places near Birch Vale?

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

LocationViolent Incidents
Birch Vale9
Peak Forest Canal6
Little Hayfield5
Furness Vale3
Farlands Booth2
Chinley Head0

How likely are you to be a victim of crime in Birch Vale?

Every two years the government publishes the Index of Multiple Deprivation. One of those domains is crime, more precisely, how likely you are to be the victim of a what is known as 'personal crime', such as muggings or burglary. The governemnt publish these statitsics down to the Lower Super Output Area (LSOA) or in simple geographic terms, a few roads. These statistics are also published on a ward level as an average of the LSOAs in that area. We have taken the average rank and converted it into a more accessble form, a score out of 100. Where the higher the score, the more likely you are in Birch Vale to be a victim of personal crime. Note that the following score has been generated from the 2019 statistics. At the time of writing, these have not been updated by the government during and since the COVID 19 pandemic.

How does crime in Birch Vale compare to surrounding wards?

We have taken the 10 nearest wards to Birch Vale and ranked them using our crime score based on the Index of Multiple Deprivation average rank for the ward. Birch Vale is ranked #6.

1Marple North47
3Marple South and High Lane39
4New Mills East24
5New Mills West16
8Whaley Bridge10
9Chapel West9
10Chapel East8

Which road in Birch Vale has the highest level of crime?

We have used the Index of Multiple Deprivation to find the Lower Super Output Area (LSOA) in Birch Vale with the highest crime score. Accoding to the 2019 statistics, that is in and around Hayfield Road.

Last updated: December 2023
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