Crime Statistics for Torquay, Devon, November 2019

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Crime Statistics for Torquay, Torquay, Devon

The aim of this article is to provide a brief overview of street level crime in Torquay 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 486 street level crime incidents in Torquay in November 2019. 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 Torquay, 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 Crime157
Anti Social Behaviour127
Criminal Damage Arson56
Other Theft28
Shoplifting23
Public Order22
Vehicle Crime19
Burglary17
Drugs16
Other Crime8
Possession Of Weapons5
Robbery3
Theft From The Person3
Bicycle Theft2
All Crime486

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 Torquay. 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 Torquay

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

LocationCrime Incidents
Torquay486
Babbacombe (0.62 miles)403
Combe Pafford (0.62 miles)322
Torre (0.88 miles)267
St Marychurch (0.88 miles)237
Watcombe (1.24 miles)148
Shiphay (1.24 miles)143
Barton (1.39 miles)142
Chelston (1.39 miles)77
Cockington (1.76 miles)68



Most violent places near Torquay

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

LocationViolent Incidents
Torquay157
Babbacombe153
Combe Pafford125
Torre100
St Marychurch73
Shiphay56
Barton56
Watcombe54
Chelston29
Cockington15

Last updated: December 26, 2019
Information provided by data.police.uk
Published under the Open Government Licence v3.0


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