Crime Statistics for Southend, London, Lewisham, May 2019

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Crime Statistics for Southend, London, Lewisham

The aim of this article is to provide a brief overview of street level crime in Southend using the latest Police statistics. Police data is usually published two months in arrears, so May 2019 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 428 street level crime incidents in Southend in May 2019. 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 Southend, 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 Crime83
Anti Social Behaviour76
Vehicle Crime67
Criminal Damage Arson34
Public Order24
Other Theft23
Theft From The Person9
Other Crime9
Possession Of Weapons5
Bicycle Theft1
All Crime428

Map of street level crime incidents in May 2019

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

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

LocationCrime Incidents
Catford (1.24 miles)749
Lower Sydenham (1.86 miles)701
Bell Green (1.39 miles)679
New Beckenham (1.39 miles)557
Bellingham (0.62 miles)494
Plaistow (1.39 miles)466
Downham (0.62 miles)427
Bromley Park (1.39 miles)382
Beckenham (1.39 miles)321

Most violent places near Southend

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

LocationViolent Incidents
Lower Sydenham157
Bell Green146
New Beckenham99
Bromley Park74

Last updated: July 9, 2019
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