Crime Statistics for Sprowston, Norwich, Norfolk, November 2020

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Crime Statistics for Sprowston, Norwich, Norfolk

The aim of this article is to provide a brief overview of street level crime in Sprowston 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 229 street level crime incidents in Sprowston in November 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 Sprowston, 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 Crime101
Anti Social Behaviour45
Public Order23
Criminal Damage Arson15
Other Crime12
Shoplifting9
Other Theft8
Burglary6
Drugs4
Vehicle Crime2
Bicycle Theft1
Possession Of Weapons1
Robbery1
Theft From The Person1
All Crime229

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 Sprowston. 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 Sprowston

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

LocationCrime Incidents
New Catton (0.88 miles)566
Norwich (1.96 miles)564
Lakenham (2.56 miles)407
New Sprowston (0.62 miles)375
Mile Cross (1.96 miles)325
Sprowston229
Old Catton (0.88 miles)213
Hellesdon (2.55 miles)102
Spixworth (2.48 miles)9
New Rackheath (2.55 miles)9

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



Most violent places near Sprowston

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

LocationViolent Incidents
New Catton216
Norwich201
New Sprowston160
Mile Cross154
Lakenham140
Sprowston101
Old Catton90
Hellesdon51
Spixworth5
New Rackheath3

Last updated: December 30, 2020
Information provided by data.police.uk
Published under the Open Government Licence v3.0


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