Crime Statistics for Wapping, London, Southwark, December 2020

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Crime Statistics for Wapping, London, Southwark

The aim of this article is to provide a brief overview of street level crime in Wapping 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 1543 street level crime incidents in Wapping 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 Behaviour497
Violent Crime246
Other Theft136
Drugs120
Theft From The Person116
Vehicle Crime93
Burglary85
Public Order70
Bicycle Theft45
Criminal Damage Arson38
Robbery36
Shoplifting32
Other Crime23
Possession Of Weapons6
All Crime1543

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 Wapping. 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 Wapping

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

LocationCrime Incidents
Bethnal Green (1.24 miles)2144
Bow (1.75 miles)1890
The Borough (1.39 miles)1821
Newington (1.39 miles)1821
Bermondsey (0.88 miles)1766
Spitalfields (0.88 miles)1757
Wapping1543
Ratcliff (0.62 miles)1177
Shadwell (0.62 miles)1177
Rotherhithe (0.88 miles)1069

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



Most violent places near Wapping

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

LocationViolent Incidents
Bow357
Bethnal Green324
The Borough307
Newington307
Bermondsey275
Wapping246
Spitalfields241
Ratcliff198
Shadwell198
Rotherhithe186

Last updated: February 5, 2021
Information provided by data.police.uk
Published under the Open Government Licence v3.0


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