Crime Statistics for Higher Town, Somerset West and Taunton, Somerset

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Crime Statistics for Higher Town, Somerset West and Taunton, Somerset

The aim of this article is to provide a brief overview of street level crime in Higher Town using the latest Police statistics. Police data is usually published two months in arrears, so November 2019 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 57 street level crime incidents in Higher Town in November 2019. 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 Higher Town, 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 Crime13
Anti Social Behaviour10
Public Order9
Other Theft6
Burglary5
Criminal Damage Arson4
Shoplifting4
Drugs3
Theft From The Person2
Vehicle Crime1
All Crime57

Map of street level crime incidents in November 2019

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

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

LocationCrime Incidents
Alcombe (0.88 miles)65
Higher Town57
Minehead57
Marsh Street (2.24 miles)4
Dunster (2.63 miles)3
Blue Anchor (4.16 miles)3
Allerford (3.77 miles)2
Carhampton (3.51 miles)1
Timberscombe (2.56 miles)0
Holnicote (3.1 miles)0



Most violent places near Higher Town

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

LocationViolent Incidents
Alcombe22
Higher Town13
Minehead13
Marsh Street2
Allerford2
Dunster1
Blue Anchor1
Carhampton0
Timberscombe0
Holnicote0

Last updated: December 21, 2019
Information provided by data.police.uk
Published under the Open Government Licence v3.0


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