Crime Statistics for Forest Hill, London, Lewisham, March 2022

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The aim of this article is to provide a brief overview of street level crime in Forest Hill using the latest Police statistics. Police data is usually published two months in arrears, so March 2022 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 556 street level crime incidents in Forest Hill in March 2022. The largest category was Anti Social Behaviour, followed by Violent Crime. Below are these incidents broken down by category.

Crime CategoryIncidents
Anti Social Behaviour148
Violent Crime129
Vehicle Crime85
Other Theft42
Criminal Damage Arson38
Public Order30
Theft From The Person5
Other Crime5
Bicycle Theft4
Possession Of Weapons4
All Crime556

Map of street level crime incidents in March 2022

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

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

LocationCrime Incidents
Ladywell (1.39 miles)833
Bell Green (0.88 miles)766
Lower Sydenham (1.24 miles)714
Nunhead (1.24 miles)659
Honor Oak Park (0.88 miles)618
Brockley (0.88 miles)618
Dulwich (0.88 miles)577
Forest Hill556
Honor Oak (0.62 miles)499
Dulwich Village (1.24 miles)442

Most violent places near Forest Hill

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

LocationViolent Incidents
Bell Green177
Lower Sydenham153
Honor Oak Park130
Forest Hill129
Honor Oak102
Dulwich Village88

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Last updated: March 2022
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