Crime Statistics for Catford, London, Lewisham, September 2020

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Crime Statistics for Catford, London, Lewisham

The aim of this article is to provide a brief overview of street level crime in Catford using the latest Police statistics. Police data is usually published two months in arrears, so September 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 772 street level crime incidents in Catford in September 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 Catford, 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 Crime211
Anti Social Behaviour206
Vehicle Crime75
Public Order52
Other Theft41
Criminal Damage Arson37
Bicycle Theft18
Theft From The Person12
Possession Of Weapons8
Other Crime5
All Crime772

Map of street level crime incidents in September 2020

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

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

LocationCrime Incidents
Hither Green (1.02 miles)884
Ladywell (0.88 miles)766
Bell Green (1.39 miles)663
Honor Oak Park (1.39 miles)610
Brockley (1.39 miles)610
Blackheath Park (1.75 miles)516
Bellingham (1.39 miles)463
Southend (1.24 miles)459
Downham (1.39 miles)431

of Lewisham residents were born outside of the UK, according to the 2011 Census

Most violent places near Catford

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

LocationViolent Incidents
Hither Green221
Bell Green155
Honor Oak Park142
Blackheath Park128

Last updated: November 2, 2020
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