Crime Statistics for Norwich, Norfolk, February 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 February 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 947 street level crime incidents in Norwich in February 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 Crime272
Anti Social Behaviour151
Shoplifting146
Public Order83
Criminal Damage Arson52
Other Theft50
Vehicle Crime41
Bicycle Theft32
Drugs29
Burglary27
Theft From The Person19
Other Crime19
Possession Of Weapons13
Robbery13
All Crime947

Map of street level crime incidents in February 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
Norwich947
New Catton (1.24 miles)795
Lakenham (0.62 miles)537
New Sprowston (1.86 miles)356
Mile Cross (1.75 miles)349
Sprowston (1.96 miles)245
Old Catton (2.48 miles)196
Earlham (2.48 miles)178
Long John’s Hill (1.24 miles)147
Eaton (1.75 miles)66



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 Catton287
Norwich272
New Sprowston155
Mile Cross135
Lakenham126
Sprowston111
Earlham79
Old Catton78
Long John’s Hill37
Eaton23

Last updated: April 2, 2020
Information provided by data.police.uk
Published under the Open Government Licence v3.0


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