Crime Statistics for Walthamstow, London, Waltham Forest, May 2019

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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 May 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 1120 street level crime incidents in Walthamstow in May 2019. The largest category was Anti Social Behaviour, followed by Violent Crime. Below are these incidents broken down by category.

Crime CategoryIncidents
Anti Social Behaviour273
Violent Crime235
Other Theft133
Vehicle Crime100
Criminal Damage Arson55
Public Order41
Theft From The Person38
Bicycle Theft22
Other Crime18
Possession Of Weapons16
All Crime1120

Map of street level crime incidents in May 2019

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
Upper Clapton (2.24 miles)1017
Tottenham Hale (1.86 miles)1015
Lea (Lee) (1.64 miles)700
Higham Hill (0.88 miles)697
Highams Park (1.24 miles)586
Hale End (1.39 miles)572
Wanstead (1.96 miles)452
Chingford Hatch (1.96 miles)400
South Woodford (1.96 miles)284

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
Tottenham Hale232
Upper Clapton224
Lea (Lee)177
Hale End147
Higham Hill140
Highams Park140
Chingford Hatch97
South Woodford61

Last updated: July 10, 2019
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