Crime Statistics for Poplar, London, Tower Hamlets, May 2020

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Crime Statistics for Poplar, London, Tower Hamlets

The aim of this article is to provide a brief overview of street level crime in Poplar using the latest Police statistics. Police data is usually published two months in arrears, so May 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 1651 street level crime incidents in Poplar in May 2020. The largest category was Anti Social Behaviour, followed by Violent Crime. Below are these incidents broken down by category.

Crime CategoryIncidents
Anti Social Behaviour1011
Violent Crime180
Vehicle Crime82
Criminal Damage Arson46
Other Theft46
Public Order44
Bicycle Theft35
Possession Of Weapons7
Other Crime7
Theft From The Person4
All Crime1651

Map of street level crime incidents in May 2020

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)2063
Bow Common (0.62 miles)1878
Shadwell (1.24 miles)1745
Ratcliff (1.24 miles)1745
South Bromley (0.88 miles)1567
Millwall (0.62 miles)1280
Isle of Dogs (1.24 miles)1144
Blackwall (0.62 miles)1116
Cubitt Town (0.88 miles)978

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

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
Bow Common271
South Bromley215
Isle of Dogs210
Cubitt Town151

Last updated: July 6, 2020
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