Crime Statistics for Walthamstow, London, Waltham Forest, Dec 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 December 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 1089 street level crime incidents in Walthamstow in December 2020. The largest category was Anti Social Behaviour, followed by Violent Crime. Below are these incidents broken down by category.

Crime CategoryIncidents
Anti Social Behaviour365
Violent Crime207
Vehicle Crime106
Other Theft74
Public Order56
Theft From The Person44
Criminal Damage Arson43
Bicycle Theft18
Other Crime9
Possession Of Weapons6
All Crime1089

Map of street level crime incidents in December 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
Upper Clapton (2.24 miles)1074
Tottenham Hale (1.86 miles)1051
Lea (Lee) (1.64 miles)732
Higham Hill (0.88 miles)644
Highams Park (1.24 miles)556
Hale End (1.39 miles)532
Chingford Hatch (1.96 miles)411
Wanstead (1.96 miles)387
South Woodford (1.96 miles)299

of Waltham Forest residents were born outside of the UK, according to the 2011 Census

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 Hale227
Upper Clapton209
Highams Park144
Lea (Lee)140
Hale End133
Higham Hill122
Chingford Hatch102
South Woodford57

Last updated: February 5, 2021
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