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 August 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 103 street level crime incidents in Poole in August 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 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 Crime32
Anti Social Behaviour26
Criminal Damage Arson10
Public Order10
Other Theft8
Vehicle Crime8
Burglary4
Drugs2
Shoplifting2
Bicycle Theft1
All Crime103

Map of street level crime incidents in August 2019

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
Poole103
Chelston (0.62 miles)71
Nynehead (0.88 miles)62
Tonedale (1.24 miles)47
Tone (1.24 miles)47
Chelston Heathfield (1.24 miles)24
Hockholler (1.24 miles)24
Bagley Green (1.75 miles)18
Hockholler Green (1.86 miles)8
Runnington (1.86 miles)7



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
Poole32
Chelston22
Nynehead19
Tonedale18
Tone18
Chelston Heathfield11
Hockholler11
Bagley Green10
Hockholler Green6
Runnington5

Last updated: October 4, 2019
Information provided by data.police.uk
Published under the Open Government Licence v3.0


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