Crime Statistics for Torquay, Devon, April 2021

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Crime Statistics for Torquay, Torquay, Devon
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 April 2021 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 564 street level crime incidents in Torquay in April 2021. 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 Crime183
Anti Social Behaviour182
Criminal Damage Arson54
Public Order29
Other Theft27
Other Crime13
Possession Of Weapons8
Vehicle Crime8
Theft From The Person4
Bicycle Theft1
All Crime564

Map of street level crime incidents in April 2021

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.

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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 town; ?> 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
Babbacombe (0.62 miles)510
Combe Pafford (0.62 miles)354
Torre (0.88 miles)318
St Marychurch (0.88 miles)296
Watcombe (1.24 miles)181
Barton (1.39 miles)175
Shiphay (1.24 miles)115
Chelston (1.39 miles)81
Cockington (1.76 miles)72

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

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
Combe Pafford116
St Marychurch100

Last updated: April 2021
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