Crime Statistics for Ruishton, Somerset West and Taunton, Somerset

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Crime Statistics for Ruishton, Somerset West and Taunton, Somerset

The aim of this article is to provide a brief overview of street level crime in Ruishton 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 53 street level crime incidents in Ruishton 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 Ruishton, 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
Anti Social Behaviour11
Other Theft8
Criminal Damage Arson6
Burglary5
Public Order4
Shoplifting2
Vehicle Crime1
All Crime53

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 Ruishton. 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 Ruishton

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

LocationCrime Incidents
Halcon (1.39 miles)443
Monkton Heathfield (1.39 miles)153
Bathpool (1.39 miles)153
Langaller (1.24 miles)79
Holway (1.39 miles)55
Ruishton53
Creech St Michael (0.88 miles)21
Ham (1.39 miles)10
Henlade (0.62 miles)7
Stoke St Mary (1.24 miles)3



Most violent places near Ruishton

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

LocationViolent Incidents
Halcon110
Monkton Heathfield46
Bathpool46
Langaller21
Holway16
Ruishton16
Creech St Michael4
Ham1
Henlade1
Stoke St Mary0

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


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