Crime Statistics for Alton, Hampshire, February 2020

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Crime Statistics for Alton, Alton, Hampshire

The aim of this article is to provide a brief overview of street level crime in Alton using the latest Police statistics. Police data is usually published two months in arrears, so February 2020 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 78 street level crime incidents in Alton in February 2020. 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 Alton, 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 Crime37
Anti Social Behaviour9
Public Order9
Criminal Damage Arson7
Vehicle Crime4
Other Theft3
Possession Of Weapons3
Shoplifting3
Burglary2
Theft From The Person1
All Crime78

Map of street level crime incidents in February 2020

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

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

LocationCrime Incidents
Alton78
Holybourne (1.39 miles)76
The Butts (0.62 miles)44
Cuckoo’s Corner (2.24 miles)15
Neatham (1.96 miles)10
Chawton (1.39 miles)5
Beech (1.39 miles)4
Holt End (3.1 miles)2
Upper Farringdon (2.49 miles)1
Lower Farringdon (2.56 miles)1



Most violent places near Alton

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

LocationViolent Incidents
Alton37
Holybourne31
The Butts15
Cuckoo’s Corner4
Beech3
Neatham2
Chawton2
Lower Farringdon1
Holt End0
Upper Farringdon0

Last updated: March 27, 2020
Information provided by data.police.uk
Published under the Open Government Licence v3.0


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