Crime Statistics for Portobello, Wakefield, Wakefield, September 2019

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Crime Statistics for Portobello, Wakefield, Wakefield

The aim of this article is to provide a brief overview of street level crime in Portobello using the latest Police statistics. Police data is usually published two months in arrears, so September 2019 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 120 street level crime incidents in Portobello in September 2019. The largest category was Violent Crime, followed by Burglary. Below are these incidents broken down by category.

Although violent crime represents the largest incidents category in Portobello, 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 Crime35
Anti Social Behaviour14
Other Theft12
Vehicle Crime9
Public Order8
Criminal Damage Arson7
Bicycle Theft5
Other Crime4
All Crime120

Map of street level crime incidents in September 2019

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

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

LocationCrime Incidents
Agbrigg (0.88 miles)184
Belle Vue (0.88 miles)184
Sandal Magna (0.62 miles)113
Heath Common (1.39 miles)103
Milnthorpe (0.62 miles)84
Durkar (1.39 miles)81
Pledwick (1.24 miles)72
Walton (1.39 miles)27

Most violent places near Portobello

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

LocationViolent Incidents
Belle Vue57
Sandal Magna39
Heath Common36

Last updated: November 2, 2019
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