Crime Statistics for Sprowston, Norwich, Norfolk, February 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 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 245 street level crime incidents in Sprowston in February 2020. The largest category was Violent Crime, followed by Public Order. 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 Crime111
Public Order23
Shoplifting23
Criminal Damage Arson19
Anti Social Behaviour17
Burglary12
Other Crime11
Other Theft7
Bicycle Theft6
Drugs6
Vehicle Crime5
Possession Of Weapons2
Robbery2
Theft From The Person1
All Crime245

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 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
Norwich (1.96 miles)947
New Catton (0.88 miles)795
Lakenham (2.56 miles)537
New Sprowston (0.62 miles)356
Mile Cross (1.96 miles)349
Sprowston245
Old Catton (0.88 miles)196
Hellesdon (2.55 miles)106
New Rackheath (2.55 miles)20
Spixworth (2.48 miles)10



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 Catton287
Norwich272
New Sprowston155
Mile Cross135
Lakenham126
Sprowston111
Old Catton78
Hellesdon47
New Rackheath12
Spixworth6

Last updated: April 3, 2020
Information provided by data.police.uk
Published under the Open Government Licence v3.0


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