Crime Statistics for Walthamstow, London, Waltham Forest, Feb 2020

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Crime Statistics for Walthamstow, London, Waltham Forest

The aim of this article is to provide a brief overview of street level crime in Walthamstow using the latest Police statistics. Police data is usually published two months in arrears, so February 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 1079 street level crime incidents in Walthamstow in February 2020. The largest category was Anti Social Behaviour, followed by Violent Crime. Below are these incidents broken down by category.

Crime CategoryIncidents
Anti Social Behaviour253
Violent Crime222
Other Theft93
Vehicle Crime93
Burglary63
Drugs61
Shoplifting57
Criminal Damage Arson54
Theft From The Person52
Public Order46
Robbery32
Bicycle Theft31
Possession Of Weapons11
Other Crime11
All Crime1079

Map of street level crime incidents in February 2020

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

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

LocationCrime Incidents
Walthamstow1079
Tottenham Hale (1.86 miles)964
Upper Clapton (2.24 miles)817
Higham Hill (0.88 miles)672
Lea (Lee) (1.64 miles)624
Highams Park (1.24 miles)532
Hale End (1.39 miles)532
Wanstead (1.96 miles)435
Chingford Hatch (1.96 miles)409
South Woodford (1.96 miles)301



Most violent places near Walthamstow

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

LocationViolent Incidents
Walthamstow222
Tottenham Hale203
Upper Clapton187
Lea (Lee)138
Higham Hill134
Highams Park113
Hale End113
Wanstead82
Chingford Hatch73
South Woodford50

Last updated: April 4, 2020
Information provided by data.police.uk
Published under the Open Government Licence v3.0


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