Crime Statistics for Lea, Preston, Lancashire, May 2019

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Crime Statistics for Lea, Preston, Lancashire

The aim of this article is to provide a brief overview of street level crime in Lea using the latest Police statistics. Police data is usually published two months in arrears, so May 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 86 street level crime incidents in Lea in May 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 Lea, 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 Crime29
Anti Social Behaviour19
Criminal Damage Arson11
Other Theft7
Vehicle Crime7
Public Order4
Bicycle Theft1
Possession Of Weapons1
Theft From The Person1
Other Crime1
All Crime86

Map of street level crime incidents in May 2019

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

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

LocationCrime Incidents
Cadley (1.96 miles)466
Ingol (1.39 miles)344
Tanterton (1.75 miles)212
Larches (0.62 miles)159
Higher Bartle (1.96 miles)95
Higher Penwortham (1.75 miles)56
Lower Bartle (1.86 miles)34
Bottom of Hutton (1.96 miles)21
Lea Town (1.39 miles)5

Most violent places near Lea

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

LocationViolent Incidents
Higher Bartle45
Higher Penwortham20
Lower Bartle19
Bottom of Hutton5
Lea Town1

Last updated: July 8, 2019
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