Crime Statistics for Penhill, Broad Blunsdon, Swindon, January 2020

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Crime Statistics for Penhill, Broad Blunsdon, Swindon

The aim of this article is to provide a brief overview of street level crime in Penhill 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 208 street level crime incidents in Penhill in January 2020. The largest category was Violent Crime, followed by Anti Social Behaviour. Below are these incidents broken down by category.

Although violent crime represents the largest incidents category in Penhill, 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 Crime95
Anti Social Behaviour36
Criminal Damage Arson21
Public Order12
Other Theft11
Vehicle Crime4
Possession Of Weapons3
Other Crime3
Bicycle Theft1
All Crime208

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 Penhill. 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 Penhill

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

LocationCrime Incidents
Gorse Hill (1.24 miles)544
Pinehurst (0.62 miles)211
Blunsdon St Andrew (1.39 miles)186
Greenmeadow (0.88 miles)181
Stratton St Margaret (1.39 miles)175
Moredon (1.39 miles)121
Broad Blunsdon (1.24 miles)88
Broadbush (1.24 miles)88
Lower Blunsdon (1.96 miles)32

Most violent places near Penhill

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

LocationViolent Incidents
Gorse Hill139
Blunsdon St Andrew63
Stratton St Margaret38
Broad Blunsdon32
Lower Blunsdon12

Last updated: March 26, 2020
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