Crime Statistics for Blackwall, London, Tower Hamlets, February 2020

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Crime Statistics for Blackwall, London, Tower Hamlets

The aim of this article is to provide a brief overview of street level crime in Blackwall using the latest Police statistics. Police data is usually published two months in arrears, so February 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 768 street level crime incidents in Blackwall in February 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 Blackwall, 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 Crime208
Anti Social Behaviour163
Other Theft82
Vehicle Crime76
Theft From The Person37
Criminal Damage Arson34
Public Order31
Bicycle Theft8
Other Crime6
Possession Of Weapons4
All Crime768

Map of street level crime incidents in February 2020

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

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

LocationCrime Incidents
Bromley (1.39 miles)1311
South Bromley (0.62 miles)1063
Bow Common (0.88 miles)1058
Poplar (0.62 miles)932
Evelyn (1.52 miles)840
Isle of Dogs (1.39 miles)839
Millwall (0.88 miles)766
Cubitt Town (0.62 miles)756
Canning Town (1.39 miles)665

Most violent places near Blackwall

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

LocationViolent Incidents
Bow Common260
Isle of Dogs203
South Bromley202
Cubitt Town188
Canning Town151

Last updated: March 28, 2020
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