Crime Statistics for Oakenshaw, Hyndburn, Lancashire, February 2020

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Crime Statistics for Oakenshaw, Hyndburn, Lancashire

The aim of this article is to provide a brief overview of street level crime in Oakenshaw 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 169 street level crime incidents in Oakenshaw 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 Oakenshaw, 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 Crime52
Anti Social Behaviour51
Criminal Damage Arson19
Burglary14
Public Order9
Other Theft7
Vehicle Crime7
Drugs3
Shoplifting3
Other Crime2
Possession Of Weapons1
Robbery1
All Crime169

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 Oakenshaw. 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 Oakenshaw

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

LocationCrime Incidents
Milnshaw (1.39 miles)477
Accrington (1.96 miles)437
Spring Hill (1.86 miles)262
Church (1.24 miles)218
Oakenshaw169
Tottleworth (0.62 miles)137
Great Harwood (0.88 miles)90
Edge End (1.39 miles)57
Altham (1.96 miles)8
Calder (1.89 miles)5



Most violent places near Oakenshaw

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

LocationViolent Incidents
Milnshaw129
Accrington114
Spring Hill85
Church67
Oakenshaw52
Tottleworth42
Great Harwood30
Edge End23
Altham3
Calder2

Last updated: April 2, 2020
Information provided by data.police.uk
Published under the Open Government Licence v3.0


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