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 February 2021 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 11 street level crime incidents in Watchet in February 2021. The largest category was Violent Crime, followed by Public Order. 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 Crime4
Public Order3
Anti Social Behaviour1
Drugs1
Other Theft1
Shoplifting1
All Crime11

Map of street level crime incidents in February 2021

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.

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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
Doniford (0.62 miles)16
Sampford Brett (1.96 miles)16
Watchet11
Lower Weacombe (2.63 miles)4
Weacombe (3.1 miles)3
Blue Anchor (3.1 miles)2
Washford (2.24 miles)1
Chapel Cleeve (2.56 miles)1
Torre (2.63 miles)1
Beggearn Huish (3.1 miles)0

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of 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
Sampford Brett8
Doniford6
Watchet5
Lower Weacombe0
Weacombe0
Blue Anchor0
Washford0
Chapel Cleeve0
Torre0
Beggearn Huish0

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


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