Crime Statistics for South Benfleet, Castle Point, Essex, Aug 2019

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Crime Statistics for South Benfleet, Castle Point, Essex

The aim of this article is to provide a brief overview of street level crime in South Benfleet using the latest Police statistics. Police data is usually published two months in arrears, so August 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 94 street level crime incidents in South Benfleet in August 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 South Benfleet, 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 Crime33
Anti Social Behaviour22
Public Order11
Criminal Damage Arson7
Drugs7
Other Theft4
Burglary3
Vehicle Crime3
Bicycle Theft2
Possession Of Weapons1
Robbery1
All Crime94

Map of street level crime incidents in August 2019

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

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

LocationCrime Incidents
Eversley (2.24 miles)340
Bowers Gifford (1.75 miles)213
Canvey Island (1.96 miles)205
Thundersley (1.39 miles)167
New Thundersley (1.86 miles)119
Tarpots (1.39 miles)116
Dutch Village (1.86 miles)106
South Benfleet94
Hope’s Green94
Benfleet (0.74 miles)94



Most violent places near South Benfleet

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

LocationViolent Incidents
Eversley102
Bowers Gifford61
Canvey Island61
Thundersley56
New Thundersley45
Tarpots43
South Benfleet33
Hope’s Green33
Benfleet31
Dutch Village23

Last updated: October 4, 2019
Information provided by data.police.uk
Published under the Open Government Licence v3.0


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