Crime Statistics for Norwich, Norfolk, December 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 December 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 696 street level crime incidents in Norwich in December 2020. 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 Norwich, 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 Crime226
Anti Social Behaviour130
Criminal Damage Arson73
Public Order68
Shoplifting51
Other Theft36
Burglary24
Drugs21
Other Crime19
Bicycle Theft16
Vehicle Crime16
Theft From The Person6
Possession Of Weapons5
Robbery5
All Crime696

Map of street level crime incidents in December 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
Norwich696
New Catton (1.24 miles)604
Lakenham (0.62 miles)457
New Sprowston (1.86 miles)315
Mile Cross (1.75 miles)281
Sprowston (1.96 miles)230
Old Catton (2.48 miles)212
Earlham (2.48 miles)191
Long John’s Hill (1.24 miles)181
Eaton (1.75 miles)92

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 Catton234
Norwich226
Lakenham150
New Sprowston132
Mile Cross129
Sprowston103
Old Catton92
Earlham91
Long John’s Hill77
Eaton42

Last updated: February 3, 2021
Information provided by data.police.uk
Published under the Open Government Licence v3.0


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