Crime Statistics for Forest Hill, London, Lewisham, November 2020

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Crime Statistics for Forest Hill, London, Lewisham

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 November 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 495 street level crime incidents in Forest Hill in November 2020. The largest category was Anti Social Behaviour, followed by Violent Crime. Below are these incidents broken down by category.

Crime CategoryIncidents
Anti Social Behaviour153
Violent Crime110
Vehicle Crime70
Other Theft39
Criminal Damage Arson30
Public Order17
Bicycle Theft7
Theft From The Person5
Other Crime4
All Crime495

Map of street level crime incidents in November 2020

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)853
Brockley (0.88 miles)666
Honor Oak Park (0.88 miles)666
Nunhead (1.24 miles)627
Lower Sydenham (1.24 miles)594
Bell Green (0.88 miles)586
Honor Oak (0.62 miles)504
Forest Hill495
Dulwich (0.88 miles)489
Dulwich Village (1.24 miles)387

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

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
Lower Sydenham155
Bell Green149
Honor Oak Park123
Forest Hill110
Honor Oak87
Dulwich Village68

Last updated: December 26, 2020
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