Crime Statistics for Poplars, Stevenage, Hertfordshire, May 2020

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Crime Statistics for Poplars, Stevenage, Hertfordshire

The aim of this article is to provide a brief overview of street level crime in Poplars using the latest Police statistics. Police data is usually published two months in arrears, so May 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 230 street level crime incidents in Poplars in May 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 Poplars, 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 Crime70
Anti Social Behaviour69
Shoplifting20
Criminal Damage Arson14
Public Order14
Other Theft13
Drugs8
Other Crime8
Burglary5
Vehicle Crime5
Robbery2
Bicycle Theft1
Theft From The Person1
All Crime230

Map of street level crime incidents in May 2020

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

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

LocationCrime Incidents
Bedwell (1.39 miles)395
Pin Green (1.76 miles)387
Shephall (0.62 miles)309
Chells (1.24 miles)250
Poplars230
Broadwater (0.88 miles)153
Aston End (0.88 miles)125
Aston (0.88 miles)93
Knebworth (1.96 miles)45
Hook’s Cross (1.96 miles)12

0%
of Stevenage residents were born outside of the UK, according to the 2011 Census



Most violent places near Poplars

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

LocationViolent Incidents
Pin Green110
Bedwell104
Shephall93
Chells83
Poplars70
Broadwater29
Aston End27
Knebworth16
Aston15
Hook’s Cross1

Last updated: July 6, 2020
Information provided by data.police.uk
Published under the Open Government Licence v3.0


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