Crime Statistics for Watchet, Somerset West and Taunton, Somerset

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Crime Statistics for Watchet, Somerset West and Taunton, Somerset

The aim of this article is to provide a brief overview of street level crime in Watchet 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 18 street level crime incidents in Watchet in May 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 Watchet, 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 Crime11
Anti Social Behaviour3
Vehicle Crime2
Criminal Damage Arson1
Possession Of Weapons1
All Crime18

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 Watchet. 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 Watchet

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

LocationCrime Incidents
Watchet18
Doniford (0.62 miles)18
Sampford Brett (1.96 miles)14
Washford (2.24 miles)5
Torre (2.63 miles)5
Blue Anchor (3.1 miles)4
Chapel Cleeve (2.56 miles)2
Lower Weacombe (2.63 miles)1
Weacombe (3.1 miles)1
Beggearn Huish (3.1 miles)1

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



Most violent places near Watchet

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

LocationViolent Incidents
Watchet11
Doniford11
Sampford Brett6
Washford3
Torre3
Weacombe1
Blue Anchor0
Chapel Cleeve0
Lower Weacombe0
Beggearn Huish0

Last updated: July 8, 2020
Information provided by data.police.uk
Published under the Open Government Licence v3.0


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