Crime Statistics for Wapping, London, Southwark, May 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 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 1726 street level crime incidents in Wapping 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 Behaviour968
Violent Crime207
Burglary81
Drugs76
Vehicle Crime64
Bicycle Theft63
Other Theft61
Public Order58
Criminal Damage Arson49
Shoplifting39
Robbery27
Theft From The Person20
Possession Of Weapons9
Other Crime4
All Crime1726

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 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
Bow (1.75 miles)2485
Bethnal Green (1.24 miles)2294
The Borough (1.39 miles)1975
Newington (1.39 miles)1975
Bermondsey (0.88 miles)1797
Ratcliff (0.62 miles)1745
Shadwell (0.62 miles)1745
Wapping1726
Spitalfields (0.88 miles)1562
Rotherhithe (0.88 miles)1447

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
Bow370
Bethnal Green298
The Borough288
Newington288
Bermondsey287
Wapping207
Ratcliff188
Shadwell188
Spitalfields183
Rotherhithe173

Last updated: July 8, 2020
Information provided by data.police.uk
Published under the Open Government Licence v3.0


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