England crime map: annual crime rates

Map updated with 2014 annual crime data.

Here is an interactive crime map of England. It lets you search for any address or city, for instance London or SW19, change the category of crime displayed on the map, and hover over / click on any area. The charts will show the total crime rate and the annual rates for each category of crime, as recorded in 2012 2014.

If you like it, then you should definitely check the explorer!

More on using the England crime map

There are over 30,000 neighbourhoods on the map. The green to red colour palette represents the crime rate in each neighbourhood, from low to high. You can use the buttons on the left to change the map layers. For instance, clicking on "Violent crime" will colour the map for this particular category of crime. Its corresponding bar inside the chart will be coloured accordingly.

If you've spotted an error, if you think that this map can be improved, or if you want to see its features integrated into our explorer, please leave a comment below.

The map uses recorded crime data provided courtesy of Police.uk. All the incidents recorded in 2012 2014 are aggregated at neighbourhood level (using the geography of the 2011 Census). Please note that the crime rates shown take into consideration only the neighbourhood residents. In high traffic locations (i.e. city centres), the crime rate may look disproportionately high due to the "transient population" which migrates into those areas on a daily basis, either for work or leisure.

Definitions for the crime categories used

  • Anti-social behaviour: includes personal, environmental and nuisance anti-social behaviour;
  • Burglary: includes offences where a person enters a house or other building with the intention of stealing;
  • Criminal damage and arson: includes damage to buildings and vehicles and deliberate damage by fire;
  • Other theft: includes thefts such as bicycle theft or theft from a person (excludes shoplifting);
  • Public disorder and weapons: includes offences which cause fear, alarm, distress or a possession of a weapon such as a firearm;
  • Robbery: includes offences where a person uses force or threat of force to steal;
  • Vehicle crime: includes theft from or of a vehicle or interference with a vehicle;
  • Violent crime: includes offences against the person such as common assaults, Grievous Bodily Harm and sexual offences.

We chose to exclude from our figures shoplifting and financial crime such as fraud, as they have very little negative impact, if any, on the residents' safety and comfort. We have also excluded drug-related crime due to it being inconsistently reported and thus potentially impacting on the overall crime rate in certain areas.

Note on neighbourhood boundaries

They are provided by Ordnance Survey © Crown copyright and database rights 2013 Ordnance Survey (100052771).

The following two tabs change content below.

Manuel Timita

Co-Founder and Lead Designer at illustreets
Manuel is a UX designer, developer, mapping enthusiast, and part-time Open University student. He loves his girlfriend, England, most Asian and European cuisines, JavaScript, cats, French authors, alternative music, The Witcher, red wine, and The Matrix. Runs on coffee by the gallon and Garibaldi biscuits.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *