Crime Statistics for Plymouth, , August 2020

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Crime Statistics for Plymouth, Plymouth,

The aim of this article is to provide a brief overview of street level crime in Plymouth using the latest Police statistics. Police data is usually published two months in arrears, so August 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 760 street level crime incidents in Plymouth in August 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 Plymouth, 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 Crime258
Anti Social Behaviour203
Criminal Damage Arson67
Public Order53
Other Theft37
Vehicle Crime19
Possession Of Weapons14
Other Crime13
Bicycle Theft3
Theft From The Person3
All Crime760

Map of street level crime incidents in August 2020

Police data is divided in Policing Neighbourhoods. We have taken the 'best fit' neighbourhood that includes Plymouth. 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 Plymouth

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

LocationCrime Incidents
Barbican (1.39 miles)883
Mannamead (0.62 miles)808
Stoke (0.88 miles)649
Stonehouse (1.39 miles)484
Honicknowle (1.39 miles)361
Ham (0.88 miles)326
Pennycross (0.62 miles)276
Hartley (0.88 miles)274
Manadon (1.24 miles)264

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

Most violent places near Plymouth

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

LocationViolent Incidents

Last updated: October 16, 2020
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