Crime Statistics for Portland, Mendip, Somerset, February 2020

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Crime Statistics for Portland, Mendip, Somerset

The aim of this article is to provide a brief overview of street level crime in Portland using the latest Police statistics. Police data is usually published two months in arrears, so February 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 63 street level crime incidents in Portland in February 2020. The largest category was Violent Crime, followed by Criminal Damage Arson. Below are these incidents broken down by category.

Although violent crime represents the largest incidents category in Portland, 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
Criminal Damage Arson10
Shoplifting7
Burglary6
Anti Social Behaviour5
Other Theft4
Bicycle Theft3
Vehicle Crime3
Other Crime2
Drugs1
Public Order1
All Crime63

Map of street level crime incidents in February 2020

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

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

LocationCrime Incidents
Street (0.62 miles)78
Portland63
Beckery (1.39 miles)62
Walton (0.62 miles)15
Asney (0.62 miles)15
Marshall’s Elm (1.39 miles)5
Berhill (1.86 miles)2
Redlands (1.96 miles)2
Buscott (2.24 miles)2
Butleigh Wootton (1.96 miles)0



Most violent places near Portland

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

LocationViolent Incidents
Street27
Portland21
Beckery15
Walton4
Asney4
Marshall’s Elm3
Berhill1
Buscott1
Redlands0
Butleigh Wootton0

Last updated: April 2, 2020
Information provided by data.police.uk
Published under the Open Government Licence v3.0


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