Crime Statistics for Poplars, Stevenage, Hertfordshire, January 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 January 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 172 street level crime incidents in Poplars in January 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 Crime57
Anti Social Behaviour40
Criminal Damage Arson20
Other Theft17
Public Order17
Vehicle Crime9
Robbery5
Bicycle Theft2
Burglary2
Drugs1
Shoplifting1
Other Crime1
All Crime172

Map of street level crime incidents in January 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)447
Pin Green (1.76 miles)422
Shephall (0.62 miles)258
Broadwater (0.88 miles)191
Poplars172
Chells (1.24 miles)168
Aston End (0.88 miles)96
Aston (0.88 miles)73
Knebworth (1.96 miles)38
Hook’s Cross (1.96 miles)8



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
Bedwell123
Pin Green111
Shephall69
Broadwater60
Chells58
Poplars57
Aston End29
Aston20
Knebworth17
Hook’s Cross3

Last updated: March 26, 2020
Information provided by data.police.uk
Published under the Open Government Licence v3.0


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