Crime Statistics for Walthamstow, London, Waltham Forest, Apr 2022

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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 April 2022 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 929 street level crime incidents in Walthamstow in April 2022. The largest category was Violent Crime, followed by Anti Social Behaviour. Below are these incidents broken down by category.

Although violent crime represents the largest incidents category in Walthamstow, 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 Crime226
Anti Social Behaviour223
Other Theft109
Vehicle Crime85
Criminal Damage Arson54
Public Order44
Theft From The Person40
Burglary37
Drugs35
Shoplifting29
Robbery18
Bicycle Theft16
Possession Of Weapons9
Other Crime4
All Crime929

Map of street level crime incidents in April 2022

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
Tottenham Hale (1.86 miles)1094
Walthamstow929
Upper Clapton (2.24 miles)859
Lea (Lee) (1.64 miles)828
Higham Hill (0.88 miles)739
Highams Park (1.24 miles)672
Hale End (1.39 miles)584
Chingford Hatch (1.96 miles)484
Wanstead (1.96 miles)325
South Woodford (1.96 miles)280



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 Hale264
Walthamstow226
Lea (Lee)220
Upper Clapton199
Higham Hill162
Highams Park153
Hale End128
Chingford Hatch111
Wanstead76
South Woodford49

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Last updated: April 2022
Information provided by data.police.uk
Published under the Open Government Licence v3.0


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