Crime Statistics for Sowton, Devon, July 2020

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Crime Statistics for Sowton, Sowton, Devon

The aim of this article is to provide a brief overview of street level crime in Sowton 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 66 street level crime incidents in Sowton in July 2020. The largest category was Other Crime, followed by Violent Crime. Below are these incidents broken down by category.

Crime CategoryIncidents
Other Crime23
Violent Crime15
Anti Social Behaviour11
Other Theft5
Criminal Damage Arson4
Public Order2
All Crime66

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 Sowton. 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 Sowton

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

LocationCrime Incidents
Heavitree (1.86 miles)220
Monkerton (0.88 miles)188
Pinhoe (1.39 miles)148
Sandy Gate (0.88 miles)86
Blackhorse (0.62 miles)71
Clyst St Mary (0.62 miles)40
Exeter Canal (2.39 miles)27
Clyst (1.68 miles)17
Clyst Honiton (0.88 miles)14

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Most violent places near Sowton

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

LocationViolent Incidents
Sandy Gate26
Exeter Canal12
Clyst St Mary11
Clyst Honiton1

Last updated: September 16, 2020
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