Crime Statistics for Wapping, London, Southwark, 2024

Crime statistics for Wapping, London

There were a total of 243 street level crime incidents in Wapping in February 2024. See where they were on the map below and broken down by categories. The largest category was Other Theft, followed by Theft From The Person.

Crime CategoryIncidents
Other Theft78
Theft From The Person34
Violent Crime32
Anti Social Behaviour15
Public Order10
Criminal Damage Arson7
Bicycle Theft3
Vehicle Crime2
Other Crime2
Possession Of Weapons1
All Crime243

Map of street level crime incidents in February 2024

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.

How grim is your Postcode?

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
Spitalfields (0.88 miles)720
Bethnal Green (1.24 miles)441
Shadwell (0.62 miles)7
Ratcliff (0.62 miles)7
Newington (1.39 miles)3
The Borough (1.39 miles)3
Bow (1.75 miles)2
Bermondsey (0.88 miles)2
Rotherhithe (0.88 miles)0

of North Bermondsey residents were born outside of the UK, according to the 2021 Census

Where are the 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
Bethnal Green68
The Borough1

How likely are you to be a victim of crime in Wapping?

Every two years the government publishes the Index of Multiple Deprivation. One of those domains is crime, more precisely, how likely you are to be the victim of a what is known as 'personal crime', such as muggings or burglary. The governemnt publish these statitsics down to the Lower Super Output Area (LSOA) or in simple geographic terms, a few roads. These statistics are also published on a ward level as an average of the LSOAs in that area. We have taken the average rank and converted it into a more accessble form, a score out of 100. Where the higher the score, the more likely you are in Wapping to be a victim of personal crime. Note that the following score has been generated from the 2019 statistics. At the time of writing, these have not been updated by the government during and since the COVID 19 pandemic.

How does crime in Wapping compare to surrounding wards?

We have taken the 10 nearest wards to Wapping and ranked them using our crime score based on the Index of Multiple Deprivation average rank for the ward. Wapping is ranked #5.

1South Bermondsey75
3London Bridge & West Bermondsey63
4St Katharine's & Wapping52
5North Bermondsey52

Which road in Wapping has the highest level of crime?

We have used the Index of Multiple Deprivation to find the Lower Super Output Area (LSOA) in Wapping with the highest crime score. Accoding to the 2019 statistics, that is in and around Clements Road.

Last updated: February 2024
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