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 May 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 71 street level crime incidents in Sherford in May 2020. The largest category was Anti Social Behaviour, followed by Public Order. Below are these incidents broken down by category.

Crime CategoryIncidents
Anti Social Behaviour23
Public Order12
Violent Crime11
Other Theft9
Shoplifting7
Criminal Damage Arson5
Vehicle Crime2
Bicycle Theft1
Robbery1
All Crime71

Map of street level crime incidents in May 2020

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)363
Rowbarton (1.24 miles)347
Holway (1.24 miles)84
Sherford71
Bishop’s Hull (1.39 miles)52
Dowslands (0.88 miles)26
Comeytrowe (1.24 miles)24
Kibbear (1.24 miles)19
Shoreditch (1.39 miles)18
Trull (0.88 miles)10

0%
of Somerset West and Taunton residents were born outside of the UK, according to the 2011 Census



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
Taunton95
Rowbarton86
Holway32
Bishop’s Hull19
Dowslands12
Sherford11
Shoreditch11
Comeytrowe9
Kibbear2
Trull2

Last updated: July 7, 2020
Information provided by data.police.uk
Published under the Open Government Licence v3.0


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