Crime Statistics for Watcombe, Barton, Devon, May 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 May 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 180 street level crime incidents in Watcombe in May 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 Crime63
Anti Social Behaviour46
Criminal Damage Arson19
Public Order17
Other Theft16
Shoplifting5
Vehicle Crime5
Burglary2
Drugs2
Possession Of Weapons2
Other Crime2
Theft From The Person1
All Crime180

Map of street level crime incidents in May 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)619
Combe Pafford (0.62 miles)377
St Marychurch (0.88 miles)274
Barton (0.62 miles)184
Watcombe180
Higher Rocombe Barton (0.62 miles)65
Maidencombe (0.88 miles)47
Daccombe (0.88 miles)38
Coffinswell (1.39 miles)27
Lower Gabwell (1.24 miles)8



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
Torquay212
Combe Pafford133
St Marychurch101
Barton68
Watcombe63
Higher Rocombe Barton17
Daccombe14
Coffinswell10
Maidencombe9
Lower Gabwell0

Last updated: July 10, 2019
Information provided by data.police.uk
Published under the Open Government Licence v3.0


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