Crime Statistics for Broadbush, Broad Blunsdon, Swindon, 2023

Crime statistics for Broadbush, Broad Blunsdon

There were a total of 60 street level crime incidents in Broadbush in December 2023. See where they were on the map below and broken down by categories. The largest category was Violent Crime, followed by Anti Social Behaviour.

Although violent crime represents the largest incidents category in Broadbush, 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 Crime28
Anti Social Behaviour8
Public Order8
Other Theft5
Criminal Damage Arson3
Vehicle Crime2
Bicycle Theft1
All Crime60

Map of street level crime incidents in December 2023

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

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

LocationCrime Incidents
Pinehurst (1.86 miles)258
Greenmeadow (1.96 miles)210
Penhill (1.24 miles)201
Stratton St Margaret (2.24 miles)139
Moredon (2.24 miles)115
Blunsdon St Andrew (1.39 miles)100
Broad Blunsdon60
Lower Blunsdon (0.88 miles)26
Hampton (2.24 miles)6

of St Andrews (Swindon) residents were born outside of the UK, according to the 2021 Census

Where are the most violent places near Broadbush?

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

LocationViolent Incidents
Stratton St Margaret46
Blunsdon St Andrew33
Broad Blunsdon28
Lower Blunsdon10

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

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 Broadbush 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 Broadbush compare to surrounding wards?

We have taken the 10 nearest wards to Broadbush and ranked them using our crime score based on the Index of Multiple Deprivation average rank for the ward. Broadbush is ranked #9.

1Walcot and Park North88
3Gorse Hill and Pinehurst82
4Penhill and Upper Stratton70
5Rodbourne Cheney67
6Mannington and Western60
7St Margaret and South Marston50
8Haydon Wick47
9St Andrews45
11Priory Vale41

Which road in Broadbush has the highest level of crime?

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

Last updated: December 2023
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