Crime Statistics for Poole, Somerset West and Taunton, Somerset

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Crime Statistics for Poole, Somerset West and Taunton, Somerset

The aim of this article is to provide a brief overview of street level crime in Poole using the latest Police statistics. Police data is usually published two months in arrears, so May 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 68 street level crime incidents in Poole in May 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 Poole, 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 Crime27
Anti Social Behaviour17
Public Order10
Criminal Damage Arson6
Other Theft3
Burglary2
Vehicle Crime2
Other Crime1
All Crime68

Map of street level crime incidents in May 2020

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

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

LocationCrime Incidents
Poole68
Chelston (0.62 miles)54
Nynehead (0.88 miles)35
Chelston Heathfield (1.24 miles)23
Hockholler (1.24 miles)23
Tonedale (1.24 miles)17
Tone (1.24 miles)17
Hockholler Green (1.86 miles)10
Bagley Green (1.75 miles)8
Runnington (1.86 miles)2

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Most violent places near Poole

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

LocationViolent Incidents
Poole27
Chelston24
Chelston Heathfield16
Hockholler16
Nynehead13
Tonedale7
Tone7
Hockholler Green7
Bagley Green4
Runnington2

Last updated: July 6, 2020
Information provided by data.police.uk
Published under the Open Government Licence v3.0


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