Crime Statistics for Downham, London, Lewisham, February 2020

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Crime Statistics for Downham, London, Lewisham

The aim of this article is to provide a brief overview of street level crime in Downham 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 359 street level crime incidents in Downham in February 2020. The largest category was Violent Crime, followed by Vehicle Crime. Below are these incidents broken down by category.

Although violent crime represents the largest incidents category in Downham, 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 Crime95
Vehicle Crime78
Anti Social Behaviour48
Burglary30
Criminal Damage Arson28
Other Theft25
Drugs16
Public Order16
Robbery10
Theft From The Person4
Shoplifting3
Other Crime3
Possession Of Weapons2
Bicycle Theft1
All Crime359

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 Downham. 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 Downham

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

LocationCrime Incidents
Catford (1.39 miles)540
Plaistow (0.88 miles)520
New Beckenham (1.96 miles)478
Bellingham (1.24 miles)423
Bromley Park (1.24 miles)418
Southend (0.62 miles)398
Downham359
Beckenham (1.75 miles)292
Chinbrook (1.61 miles)280
Shortlands (1.86 miles)235



Most violent places near Downham

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

LocationViolent Incidents
Catford155
Southend113
Plaistow100
Downham95
Bellingham92
New Beckenham89
Chinbrook80
Bromley Park70
Beckenham50
Shortlands41

Last updated: March 29, 2020
Information provided by data.police.uk
Published under the Open Government Licence v3.0


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