Crime Statistics for Shaftesbury, Cann, Dorset, May 2019

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Crime Statistics for Shaftesbury, Cann, Dorset

The aim of this article is to provide a brief overview of street level crime in Shaftesbury 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 49 street level crime incidents in Shaftesbury in May 2019. The largest category was Anti Social Behaviour, followed by Violent Crime. Below are these incidents broken down by category.

Crime CategoryIncidents
Anti Social Behaviour20
Violent Crime8
Shoplifting7
Other Theft4
Burglary3
Criminal Damage Arson3
Public Order2
Drugs1
Vehicle Crime1
All Crime49

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 Shaftesbury. 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 Shaftesbury

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

LocationCrime Incidents
Ivy Cross (0.62 miles)66
Shaftesbury49
St James49
Enmore Green (0.88 miles)35
Bittles Green (1.39 miles)24
Alcester (0.62 miles)17
Cann (0.88 miles)2
Stour Row (2.56 miles)1
Cann Common (1.39 miles)0
Charlton (2.48 miles)0



Most violent places near Shaftesbury

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

LocationViolent Incidents
Ivy Cross13
Shaftesbury8
St James8
Enmore Green4
Bittles Green2
Alcester1
Cann0
Stour Row0
Cann Common0
Charlton0

Last updated: July 9, 2019
Information provided by data.police.uk
Published under the Open Government Licence v3.0


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