Crime Statistics for Peckham, London, Southwark, December 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 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 836 street level crime incidents in Peckham in December 2020. The largest category was Anti Social Behaviour, followed by Violent Crime. Below are these incidents broken down by category.

Crime CategoryIncidents
Anti Social Behaviour297
Violent Crime170
Vehicle Crime65
Other Theft63
Criminal Damage Arson42
Public Order36
Theft From The Person24
Bicycle Theft17
Possession Of Weapons5
Other Crime2
All Crime836

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 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)1394
Camberwell (0.88 miles)1240
New Cross Gate (0.62 miles)817
Hatcham (0.62 miles)817
New Cross (1.24 miles)734
Telegraph Hill (1.18 miles)730
Nunhead (0.88 miles)536
Herne Hill (1.76 miles)529
Honor Oak (1.39 miles)438

of Southwark residents were born outside of the UK, according to the 2011 Census

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 Gate173
Telegraph Hill170
New Cross168
Herne Hill103
Honor Oak93

Last updated: February 3, 2021
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