Crime Statistics for Higher Croft, Oakdale, Lancashire, October 2019

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Crime Statistics for Higher Croft, Oakdale, Lancashire

The aim of this article is to provide a brief overview of street level crime in Higher Croft using the latest Police statistics. Police data is usually published two months in arrears, so October 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 493 street level crime incidents in Higher Croft in October 2019. The largest category was Anti Social Behaviour, followed by Violent Crime. Below are these incidents broken down by category.

Crime CategoryIncidents
Anti Social Behaviour167
Violent Crime147
Criminal Damage Arson56
Vehicle Crime33
Other Theft22
Public Order17
Other Crime6
Possession Of Weapons2
Bicycle Theft1
All Crime493

Map of street level crime incidents in October 2019

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

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

LocationCrime Incidents
Blackburn (0.62 miles)823
Brookhouse (1.24 miles)757
Higher Audley (0.88 miles)666
Higher Croft493
Lower Darwen (0.62 miles)258
Mill Hill (1.24 miles)251
Ewood (0.88 miles)199
Earcroft (1.24 miles)142
Waterloo (1.39 miles)126
Grimshaw (1.75 miles)104

Most violent places near Higher Croft

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

LocationViolent Incidents
Higher Audley185
Higher Croft147
Lower Darwen93
Mill Hill72

Last updated: November 24, 2019
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