Crime Statistics for Watcombe, Barton, Devon, September 2019

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Crime Statistics for Watcombe, Barton, Devon

The aim of this article is to provide a brief overview of street level crime in Watcombe using the latest Police statistics. Police data is usually published two months in arrears, so September 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 174 street level crime incidents in Watcombe in September 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 Watcombe, 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 Crime54
Anti Social Behaviour39
Criminal Damage Arson20
Other Theft15
Vehicle Crime15
Public Order6
Possession Of Weapons4
Theft From The Person1
Other Crime1
All Crime174

Map of street level crime incidents in September 2019

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

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

LocationCrime Incidents
Torquay (1.24 miles)511
Combe Pafford (0.62 miles)320
St Marychurch (0.88 miles)249
Barton (0.62 miles)155
Higher Rocombe Barton (0.62 miles)62
Daccombe (0.88 miles)43
Maidencombe (0.88 miles)36
Coffinswell (1.39 miles)19
Lower Gabwell (1.24 miles)7

Most violent places near Watcombe

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

LocationViolent Incidents
Combe Pafford92
St Marychurch76
Higher Rocombe Barton22
Lower Gabwell1

Last updated: November 3, 2019
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