Crime Statistics for Birch Green, Lancashire, February 2020

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Crime Statistics for Birch Green, Birch Green, Lancashire

The aim of this article is to provide a brief overview of street level crime in Birch Green 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 194 street level crime incidents in Birch Green 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 Birch Green, 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 Crime78
Anti Social Behaviour58
Criminal Damage Arson16
Public Order8
Burglary6
Other Theft6
Vehicle Crime6
Possession Of Weapons4
Other Crime4
Drugs3
Shoplifting3
Robbery1
Theft From The Person1
All Crime194

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 Birch Green. 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 Birch Green

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

LocationCrime Incidents
Birch Green194
Tanhouse (0.62 miles)166
Town Centre (0.62 miles)156
Ashurst (0.88 miles)125
Newgate (1.39 miles)123
Up Holland (1.39 miles)104
Pennylands (1.24 miles)72
Dalton (1.24 miles)67
Chapel House (1.24 miles)60
Bank Top (1.39 miles)31



Most violent places near Birch Green

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

LocationViolent Incidents
Birch Green78
Tanhouse65
Town Centre65
Newgate48
Ashurst43
Up Holland38
Dalton26
Pennylands24
Chapel House13
Bank Top7

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


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