Crime Statistics for Penhill, Broad Blunsdon, Swindon, May 2019

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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 May 2019 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 305 street level crime incidents in Penhill in May 2019. 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 Crime103
Anti Social Behaviour86
Criminal Damage Arson41
Public Order15
Shoplifting14
Burglary12
Other Theft8
Vehicle Crime8
Drugs5
Possession Of Weapons5
Bicycle Theft3
Robbery3
Other Crime2
All Crime305

Map of street level crime incidents in May 2019

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)743
Pinehurst (0.62 miles)378
Penhill305
Greenmeadow (0.88 miles)285
Stratton St Margaret (1.39 miles)212
Blunsdon St Andrew (1.39 miles)212
Moredon (1.39 miles)143
Broad Blunsdon (1.24 miles)78
Broadbush (1.24 miles)78
Lower Blunsdon (1.96 miles)20



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 Hill137
Pinehurst104
Penhill103
Greenmeadow75
Blunsdon St Andrew46
Stratton St Margaret40
Moredon30
Broad Blunsdon18
Broadbush18
Lower Blunsdon4

Last updated: July 9, 2019
Information provided by data.police.uk
Published under the Open Government Licence v3.0


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