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 September 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 418 street level crime incidents in Taunton in September 2019. The largest category was Anti Social Behaviour, followed by Violent Crime. Below are these incidents broken down by category.

Crime CategoryIncidents
Anti Social Behaviour129
Violent Crime106
Public Order47
Criminal Damage Arson37
Other Theft21
Vehicle Crime7
Theft From The Person6
Bicycle Theft5
Other Crime4
Possession Of Weapons1
All Crime418

Map of street level crime incidents in September 2019

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)484
Rowbarton (0.88 miles)420
Frieze Hill (1.39 miles)183
Monkton Heathfield (1.76 miles)163
Sherford (0.88 miles)105
Holway (0.88 miles)67
Shoreditch (1.39 miles)14
Trull (1.76 miles)14
Dowslands (1.24 miles)12

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
Frieze Hill43
Monkton Heathfield43

Last updated: November 2, 2019
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