Crime Statistics for Peckham, London, Southwark, February 2020

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Crime Statistics for Peckham, London, Southwark

The aim of this article is to provide a brief overview of street level crime in Peckham using the latest Police statistics. Police data is usually published two months in arrears, so February 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 836 street level crime incidents in Peckham in February 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 Peckham, 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 Crime195
Anti Social Behaviour172
Vehicle Crime104
Other Theft66
Criminal Damage Arson58
Public Order46
Bicycle Theft25
Theft From The Person23
Other Crime8
Possession Of Weapons5
All Crime836

Map of street level crime incidents in February 2020

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

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

LocationCrime Incidents
Walworth (1.75 miles)1251
Camberwell (0.88 miles)1014
Hatcham (0.62 miles)808
New Cross Gate (0.62 miles)808
New Cross (1.24 miles)726
Telegraph Hill (1.18 miles)712
Nunhead (0.88 miles)590
Herne Hill (1.76 miles)521
Honor Oak (1.39 miles)441

Most violent places near Peckham

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

LocationViolent Incidents
New Cross Gate186
New Cross171
Telegraph Hill160
Herne Hill109
Honor Oak105

Last updated: April 2, 2020
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