Crime Statistics for Bow, London, Tower Hamlets, 2024

There were a total of 97 street level crime incidents in Bow in March 2024. See where they were on the map below and broken down by categories. The largest category was Theft From The Person, followed by Violent Crime.

Crime CategoryIncidents
Theft From The Person34
Violent Crime22
Public Order16
Other Theft9
Drugs9
Robbery2
Possession Of Weapons2
Bicycle Theft1
Burglary1
Criminal Damage Arson1
All Crime97

Map of street level crime incidents in March 2024

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.

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)564
Mill Meads (1.39 miles)164
Bow97
Mile End97
Bromley (0.62 miles)60
Ratcliff (1.39 miles)58
Old Ford (0.62 miles)52
South Bromley (1.39 miles)49
Stratford Marsh (0.88 miles)40
Bow Common (0.88 miles)37

42.3%
of St Dunstan's residents were born outside of the UK, according to the 2021 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 Green98
Mill Meads39
Bow22
Mile End22
Bromley12
Ratcliff11
South Bromley11
Old Ford10
Stratford Marsh8
Bow Common6

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.

#WardScore
1St Peter's86
2Bow West85
3Mile End83
4Bromley North80
5Bromley South80
6Shadwell78
7Limehouse77
8Stepney Green77
9Bethnal Green76
10St Dunstan's72
11Whitechapel69

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: March 2024
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