Crime Statistics for Barnstaple, Devon, July 2020

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Crime Statistics for Barnstaple, Barnstaple, Devon

The aim of this article is to provide a brief overview of street level crime in Barnstaple using the latest Police statistics. Police data is usually published two months in arrears, so July 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 269 street level crime incidents in Barnstaple in July 2020. The largest category was Violent Crime, followed by Anti Social Behaviour. Below are these incidents broken down by category.

Although violent crime represents the largest incidents category in Barnstaple, 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 Crime87
Anti Social Behaviour84
Criminal Damage Arson34
Public Order21
Other Crime6
Other Theft4
Possession Of Weapons3
Bicycle Theft2
Vehicle Crime2
Theft From The Person1
All Crime269

Map of street level crime incidents in July 2020

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

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

LocationCrime Incidents
Raleigh (0.62 miles)246
Pilton (0.88 miles)194
Newport (0.62 miles)188
Burridge (1.24 miles)99
Bickington (1.96 miles)33
Roundswell (1.75 miles)23
Rumsam (1.24 miles)20
Lake (1.39 miles)20
Bishop’s Tawton (1.86 miles)3

of North Devon residents were born outside of the UK, according to the 2011 Census

Most violent places near Barnstaple

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

LocationViolent Incidents
Bishop’s Tawton2

Last updated: August 29, 2020
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