Crime Statistics for The Borough, London, Southwark, May 2020

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Crime Statistics for The Borough, London, Southwark

The aim of this article is to provide a brief overview of street level crime in The Borough 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 1975 street level crime incidents in The Borough in May 2020. The largest category was Anti Social Behaviour, followed by Violent Crime. Below are these incidents broken down by category.

Crime CategoryIncidents
Anti Social Behaviour1021
Violent Crime288
Drugs140
Other Theft80
Burglary78
Vehicle Crime72
Criminal Damage Arson69
Public Order65
Bicycle Theft52
Theft From The Person31
Robbery29
Shoplifting23
Possession Of Weapons17
Other Crime10
All Crime1975

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 The Borough. 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 The Borough

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

LocationCrime Incidents
Walworth (0.62 miles)2006
The Borough1975
Newington1975
Lambeth (1.39 miles)1849
Bermondsey (0.62 miles)1797
Wapping (1.39 miles)1726
Spitalfields (1.39 miles)1562
Strand (1.39 miles)1530
Camberwell (1.39 miles)1529
London (1.39 miles)1467

39.4%
of Southwark residents were born outside of the UK, according to the 2011 Census



Most violent places near The Borough

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

LocationViolent Incidents
Camberwell309
Lambeth305
Walworth292
The Borough288
Newington288
Bermondsey287
Strand220
Wapping207
London190
Spitalfields183

Last updated: July 7, 2020
Information provided by data.police.uk
Published under the Open Government Licence v3.0


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