Crime Statistics for Taunton, Somerset West and Taunton, Somerset

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Crime Statistics for Taunton, Somerset West and Taunton, Somerset

The aim of this article is to provide a brief overview of street level crime in Taunton using the latest Police statistics. Police data is usually published two months in arrears, so December 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 291 street level crime incidents in Taunton in December 2020. 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 Taunton, 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 Crime99
Anti Social Behaviour67
Public Order38
Criminal Damage Arson24
Other Theft12
Shoplifting12
Bicycle Theft9
Drugs7
Vehicle Crime6
Burglary5
Other Crime5
Robbery4
Possession Of Weapons2
Theft From The Person1
All Crime291

Map of street level crime incidents in December 2020

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

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

LocationCrime Incidents
Halcon (0.88 miles)363
Taunton291
Rowbarton (0.88 miles)277
Monkton Heathfield (1.76 miles)160
Frieze Hill (1.39 miles)124
Holway (0.88 miles)66
Sherford (0.88 miles)65
Shoreditch (1.39 miles)25
Dowslands (1.24 miles)22
Trull (1.76 miles)14

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



Most violent places near Taunton

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

LocationViolent Incidents
Halcon114
Taunton99
Rowbarton73
Monkton Heathfield57
Frieze Hill41
Holway33
Sherford21
Shoreditch16
Dowslands14
Trull4

Last updated: February 4, 2021
Information provided by data.police.uk
Published under the Open Government Licence v3.0


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