Crime Statistics for Sherford, Somerset West and Taunton, Somerset

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Crime Statistics for Sherford, Somerset West and Taunton, Somerset

The aim of this article is to provide a brief overview of street level crime in Sherford using the latest Police statistics. Police data is usually published two months in arrears, so November 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 85 street level crime incidents in Sherford in November 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 Sherford, 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 Crime23
Anti Social Behaviour20
Shoplifting9
Other Theft8
Criminal Damage Arson7
Public Order6
Burglary3
Vehicle Crime3
Bicycle Theft2
Drugs2
Possession Of Weapons1
Theft From The Person1
All Crime85

Map of street level crime incidents in November 2019

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

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

LocationCrime Incidents
Taunton (0.88 miles)431
Rowbarton (1.24 miles)398
Sherford85
Holway (1.24 miles)83
Bishop’s Hull (1.39 miles)51
Comeytrowe (1.24 miles)26
Dowslands (0.88 miles)17
Shoreditch (1.39 miles)16
Trull (0.88 miles)14
Kibbear (1.24 miles)4



Most violent places near Sherford

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

LocationViolent Incidents
Taunton98
Rowbarton91
Holway26
Sherford23
Bishop’s Hull15
Dowslands8
Comeytrowe7
Shoreditch6
Trull5
Kibbear2

Last updated: December 25, 2019
Information provided by data.police.uk
Published under the Open Government Licence v3.0


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