Crime Statistics for Roughmoor, Somerset West and Taunton, Somerset

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Crime Statistics for Roughmoor, Somerset West and Taunton, Somerset

The aim of this article is to provide a brief overview of street level crime in Roughmoor 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 45 street level crime incidents in Roughmoor in August 2019. The largest category was Violent Crime, followed by Other Theft. Below are these incidents broken down by category.

Although violent crime represents the largest incidents category in Roughmoor, 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 Crime16
Other Theft6
Anti Social Behaviour5
Public Order5
Criminal Damage Arson4
Shoplifting3
Vehicle Crime2
Other Crime2
Burglary1
Drugs1
All Crime45

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 Roughmoor. 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 Roughmoor

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

LocationCrime Incidents
Taunton (1.96 miles)360
Rowbarton (1.24 miles)351
Frieze Hill (0.62 miles)154
Sherford (1.75 miles)97
Roughmoor45
Bishop’s Hull (0.62 miles)44
Comeytrowe (1.24 miles)22
Norton Fitzwarren (0.62 miles)17
Barr (0.88 miles)7
Upcott (0.88 miles)7



Most violent places near Roughmoor

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

LocationViolent Incidents
Taunton90
Rowbarton77
Frieze Hill47
Sherford31
Roughmoor16
Bishop’s Hull12
Comeytrowe11
Norton Fitzwarren8
Barr4
Upcott4

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


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