Crime Statistics for Nelson, Pendle, Lancashire, September 2019

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Crime Statistics for Nelson, Pendle, Lancashire

The aim of this article is to provide a brief overview of street level crime in Nelson using the latest Police statistics. Police data is usually published two months in arrears, so September 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 286 street level crime incidents in Nelson in September 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 Nelson, 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 Crime89
Anti Social Behaviour82
Other Theft33
Criminal Damage Arson27
Burglary15
Public Order14
Vehicle Crime9
Shoplifting6
Other Crime5
Drugs2
Robbery2
Possession Of Weapons1
Theft From The Person1
All Crime286

Map of street level crime incidents in September 2019

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

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

LocationCrime Incidents
Nelson286
Pendle Water (1.31 miles)225
Little Marsden (0.62 miles)213
Newbridge (0.88 miles)209
Marsden Height (0.62 miles)198
Harle Syke (1.24 miles)155
Brierfield (1.39 miles)102
Lomeshaye (1.24 miles)91
Lane Bottom (1.39 miles)25
Haggate (1.39 miles)25



Most violent places near Nelson

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

LocationViolent Incidents
Nelson89
Pendle Water71
Newbridge71
Little Marsden66
Marsden Height60
Harle Syke48
Brierfield33
Lomeshaye32
Lane Bottom8
Haggate8

Last updated: November 2, 2019
Information provided by data.police.uk
Published under the Open Government Licence v3.0


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