Crime Statistics for Edge Green, Wigan, Wigan, May 2019

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Crime Statistics for Edge Green, Wigan, Wigan

The aim of this article is to provide a brief overview of street level crime in Edge Green 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 114 street level crime incidents in Edge Green in May 2019. 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 Edge Green, 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 Crime33
Anti Social Behaviour22
Vehicle Crime19
Public Order12
Criminal Damage Arson8
Shoplifting7
Other Theft5
Burglary3
Bicycle Theft1
Drugs1
Possession Of Weapons1
Theft From The Person1
Other Crime1
All Crime114

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 Edge Green. 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 Edge Green

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

LocationCrime Incidents
Old Boston (1.75 miles)160
Ashton-in-Makerfield (1.24 miles)124
Edge Green114
Town Green (0.62 miles)104
Bryn (1.96 miles)83
Land Gate (1.75 miles)74
Abram (1.39 miles)64
Dover (1.75 miles)63
Bryn Gates (1.24 miles)32
Bamfurlong (1.24 miles)32



Most violent places near Edge Green

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

LocationViolent Incidents
Old Boston51
Edge Green33
Ashton-in-Makerfield31
Town Green30
Dover26
Bryn22
Land Gate19
Abram18
Bryn Gates10
Bamfurlong10

Last updated: July 7, 2019
Information provided by data.police.uk
Published under the Open Government Licence v3.0


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