Crime Statistics for Old Boston, St Helens, St Helens, January 2020

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Crime Statistics for Old Boston, St Helens, St Helens

The aim of this article is to provide a brief overview of street level crime in Old Boston using the latest Police statistics. Police data is usually published two months in arrears, so January 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 100 street level crime incidents in Old Boston in January 2020. The largest category was Violent Crime, followed by Vehicle Crime. Below are these incidents broken down by category.

Although violent crime represents the largest incidents category in Old Boston, this category is usually the largest in any urban area. This is partly because 'Violent Crime' covers so many offences compared to say Burglary

Crime CategoryIncidents
Violent Crime36
Vehicle Crime14
Anti Social Behaviour13
Public Order10
Criminal Damage Arson8
Other Theft7
Bicycle Theft1
Other Crime1
All Crime100

Map of street level crime incidents in January 2020

Police data is divided in Policing Neighbourhoods. We have taken the 'best fit' neighbourhood that includes Old Boston. 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 Old Boston

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

LocationCrime Incidents
Blackbrook (1.96 miles)266
Newton-le-Willows (1.39 miles)172
Earlestown (1.39 miles)108
Old Boston100
Rainford Brook (1.87 miles)66
Tithe Barn Hillock (1.75 miles)24
Ashton-in-Makerfield (1.24 miles)20
Garswood (1.75 miles)14
Town Green (1.39 miles)4
Edge Green (1.75 miles)1

Most violent places near Old Boston

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

LocationViolent Incidents
Old Boston36
Rainford Brook29
Tithe Barn Hillock7
Town Green2
Edge Green0

Last updated: March 26, 2020
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