Crime Statistics for Bow, London, Tower Hamlets, June 2023

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There were a total of 1847 street level crime incidents in Bow in June 2023. See where they were on the map below and broken down by categories. The largest category was Anti Social Behaviour, followed by Violent Crime.

Crime CategoryIncidents
Anti Social Behaviour523
Violent Crime480
Other Theft147
Public Order104
Vehicle Crime104
Theft From The Person74
Criminal Damage Arson72
Bicycle Theft58
Other Crime18
Possession Of Weapons6
All Crime1847

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 Bow. 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 Bow

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

LocationCrime Incidents
Bethnal Green (1.24 miles)2961
Mile End1847
Old Ford (0.62 miles)1597
Bromley (0.62 miles)1429
Bow Common (0.88 miles)1325
South Bromley (1.39 miles)1305
Ratcliff (1.39 miles)1304
Mill Meads (1.39 miles)1198
Stratford Marsh (0.88 miles)1126

of Tower Hamlets residents were born outside of the UK, according to the 2011 Census

Where are the most violent places near Bow?

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

LocationViolent Incidents
Bethnal Green559
Mile End480
Old Ford406
Bow Common344
South Bromley328
Mill Meads315
Stratford Marsh299

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

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 Bow 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 Bow compare to surrounding wards?

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

1St Peter's86
2Bow West85
3Mile End83
4Bromley North80
5Bromley South80
8Stepney Green77
9Bethnal Green76
10St Dunstan's72

Which road in Bow has the highest level of crime?

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

Last updated: June 2023
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