Crime Statistics for Watton, Breckland, Norfolk, April 2021

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Crime Statistics for Watton, Breckland, Norfolk
Crime Statistics for Watton, Breckland, Norfolk
The aim of this article is to provide a brief overview of street level crime in Watton using the latest Police statistics. Police data is usually published two months in arrears, so April 2021 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 42 street level crime incidents in Watton in April 2021. 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 Watton, 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 Crime21
Anti Social Behaviour10
Public Order6
Criminal Damage Arson2
Other Theft2
Other Crime1
All Crime42

Map of street level crime incidents in April 2021

Police data is divided in Policing Neighbourhoods. We have taken the 'best fit' neighbourhood that includes Watton. This map shows if incidents are evenly distributed over the district or if there are hot spots in certain streets or areas.

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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 Watton

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

LocationCrime Incidents
Watton Green (0.88 miles)61
Neaton (0.62 miles)49
Watton42
Caudlesprings (1.96 miles)27
Drurylane (1.96 miles)27
Carbrooke (2.23 miles)15
Caston (3.1 miles)4
Saham Hills (1.96 miles)3
Saham Toney (1.75 miles)2
The Arms (2.77 miles)0

8.7%
of residents were born outside of the UK, according to the 2011 Census



Most violent places near Watton

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

LocationViolent Incidents
Watton Green36
Neaton29
Watton21
Caudlesprings15
Drurylane15
Carbrooke8
Saham Hills2
Saham Toney2
Caston1
The Arms0

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

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