Crime Statistics for Higher Walton, South Ribble, Lancashire, Oct 2019

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Crime Statistics for Higher Walton, South Ribble, Lancashire

The aim of this article is to provide a brief overview of street level crime in Higher Walton 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 117 street level crime incidents in Higher Walton in October 2019. 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 Higher Walton, 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 Crime42
Anti Social Behaviour34
Vehicle Crime11
Criminal Damage Arson9
Other Theft7
Other Crime3
Public Order2
Bicycle Theft1
Possession Of Weapons1
All Crime117

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 Walton. 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 Walton

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

LocationCrime Incidents
Ribbleton (1.96 miles)495
Frenchwood (1.96 miles)459
Fishwick (1.39 miles)310
Bamber Bridge (0.88 miles)156
Walton Summit (1.24 miles)143
Walton-le-Dale (1.24 miles)133
Higher Walton117
Lostock Hall (2.24 miles)48
Jack Green (1.75 miles)44
Gregson Lane (1.39 miles)18

Most violent places near Higher Walton

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

LocationViolent Incidents
Bamber Bridge51
Walton Summit42
Higher Walton42
Jack Green19
Lostock Hall10
Gregson Lane6

Last updated: November 24, 2019
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