Crime Statistics for Poplar, London, Tower Hamlets, 2024

There were a total of 37 street level crime incidents in Poplar in March 2024. See where they were on the map below and broken down by categories. The largest category was Other Theft, followed by Public Order.

Crime CategoryIncidents
Other Theft10
Public Order8
Theft From The Person6
Violent Crime5
Robbery3
Criminal Damage Arson2
Bicycle Theft2
Burglary1
All Crime37

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 Poplar. 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 Poplar

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

LocationCrime Incidents
Bromley (1.24 miles)60
Shadwell (1.24 miles)58
Ratcliff (1.24 miles)58
South Bromley (0.88 miles)49
Cubitt Town (0.88 miles)38
Blackwall (0.62 miles)38
Poplar37
Bow Common (0.62 miles)37
Millwall (0.62 miles)29
Isle of Dogs (1.24 miles)22

60.94%
of Canary Wharf residents were born outside of the UK, according to the 2021 Census


Where are the most violent places near Poplar?

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

LocationViolent Incidents
Bromley12
Shadwell11
Ratcliff11
South Bromley11
Cubitt Town11
Blackwall10
Isle of Dogs7
Bow Common6
Poplar5
Millwall4

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

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 Poplar 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 Poplar compare to surrounding wards?

We have taken the 10 nearest wards to Poplar and ranked them using our crime score based on the Index of Multiple Deprivation average rank for the ward. Resident in Poplar have the lowest likelyhood of being a victim of personal crime in the area. The ward with the lowest likelyhood is Mile End.

#WardScore
1Mile End83
2Lansbury81
3Bromley South80
4Limehouse77
5Stepney Green77
6St Dunstan's72
7Poplar70
8Rotherhithe70
9Surrey Docks65
10Island Gardens34
11Canary Wharf28

Which road in Poplar has the highest level of crime?

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

Last updated: March 2024
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