Crime Statistics for The Borough, London, Southwark, December 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 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 1821 street level crime incidents in The Borough 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 Behaviour612
Violent Crime307
Other Theft158
Theft From The Person157
Vehicle Crime85
Public Order76
Criminal Damage Arson65
Bicycle Theft40
Possession Of Weapons15
Other Crime13
All Crime1821

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 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
Strand (1.39 miles)2632
London (1.39 miles)2354
The Borough1821
Bermondsey (0.62 miles)1766
Spitalfields (1.39 miles)1757
Wapping (1.39 miles)1543
Walworth (0.62 miles)1394
Lambeth (1.39 miles)1251
Camberwell (1.39 miles)1240

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
The Borough307

Last updated: February 5, 2021
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