Crime Statistics for Paignton, Devon, April 2020

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Crime Statistics for Paignton, Paignton, Devon

The aim of this article is to provide a brief overview of street level crime in Paignton using the latest Police statistics. Police data is usually published two months in arrears, so April 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 179 street level crime incidents in Paignton in April 2020. The largest category was Anti Social Behaviour, followed by Violent Crime. Below are these incidents broken down by category.

Crime CategoryIncidents
Anti Social Behaviour74
Violent Crime50
Criminal Damage Arson16
Other Theft9
Drugs6
Public Order6
Vehicle Crime6
Burglary4
Shoplifting4
Possession Of Weapons3
Other Crime1
All Crime179

Map of street level crime incidents in April 2020

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

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

LocationCrime Incidents
St Michaels (0.62 miles)233
Shorton (1.39 miles)217
Torbay (0.62 miles)214
Paignton179
Hollicombe (1.24 miles)169
Churscombe (1.75 miles)82
Livermead (1.39 miles)62
Goodrington (1.39 miles)36
Collaton St Mary (1.86 miles)35
Broadsands (1.86 miles)23

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Most violent places near Paignton

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

LocationViolent Incidents
Shorton65
St Michaels62
Torbay57
Paignton50
Hollicombe48
Churscombe29
Collaton St Mary18
Livermead13
Goodrington12
Broadsands8

Last updated: June 5, 2020
Information provided by data.police.uk
Published under the Open Government Licence v3.0


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