Crime Statistics for Norwich, Norfolk, May 2020

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Crime Statistics for Norwich, Norwich, Norfolk

The aim of this article is to provide a brief overview of street level crime in Norwich using the latest Police statistics. Police data is usually published two months in arrears, so May 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 794 street level crime incidents in Norwich in May 2020. The largest category was Anti Social Behaviour, followed by Violent Crime. Below are these incidents broken down by category.

Crime CategoryIncidents
Anti Social Behaviour265
Violent Crime182
Public Order91
Shoplifting55
Drugs39
Criminal Damage Arson36
Other Theft35
Bicycle Theft28
Burglary23
Vehicle Crime13
Other Crime9
Robbery8
Possession Of Weapons5
Theft From The Person5
All Crime794

Map of street level crime incidents in May 2020

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

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

LocationCrime Incidents
New Catton (1.24 miles)837
Norwich794
New Sprowston (1.86 miles)536
Mile Cross (1.75 miles)455
Lakenham (0.62 miles)419
Sprowston (1.96 miles)349
Old Catton (2.48 miles)288
Earlham (2.48 miles)238
Long John’s Hill (1.24 miles)130
Eaton (1.75 miles)70

12.8%
of Norwich residents were born outside of the UK, according to the 2011 Census



Most violent places near Norwich

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

LocationViolent Incidents
New Catton220
Norwich182
New Sprowston152
Lakenham136
Mile Cross124
Earlham118
Sprowston98
Old Catton87
Long John’s Hill39
Eaton24

Last updated: July 6, 2020
Information provided by data.police.uk
Published under the Open Government Licence v3.0


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