Crime Statistics for Penhill, Broad Blunsdon, Swindon, June 2023

Crime statistics for Penhill, Broad Blunsdon

There were a total of 201 street level crime incidents in Penhill in June 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 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 Crime87
Anti Social Behaviour44
Public Order15
Criminal Damage Arson14
Other Theft5
Other Crime4
Possession Of Weapons3
Vehicle Crime3
Bicycle Theft2
Theft From The Person1
All Crime201

Map of street level crime incidents in June 2023

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.

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 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)513
Pinehurst (0.62 miles)258
Greenmeadow (0.88 miles)210
Blunsdon St Andrew (1.39 miles)151
Stratton St Margaret (1.39 miles)139
Moredon (1.39 miles)115
Broad Blunsdon (1.24 miles)69
Broadbush (1.24 miles)69
Lower Blunsdon (1.96 miles)26

of Penhill and Upper Stratton residents were born outside of the UK, according to the 2021 Census

Where are the 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 Hill143
Blunsdon St Andrew59
Stratton St Margaret46
Broad Blunsdon30
Lower Blunsdon10

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

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 Penhill 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 Penhill compare to surrounding wards?

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

1Walcot and Park North88
3Gorse Hill and Pinehurst82
5Penhill and Upper Stratton70
6Rodbourne Cheney67
7Mannington and Western60
8St Margaret and South Marston50
9Haydon Wick47
10St Andrews45
11Priory Vale41

Which road in Penhill has the highest level of crime?

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

Last updated: June 2023
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