Changes in Crime in England

Portsmouth and surrounding areas showed a 30% decline in crime between Q1 (Jan – Mar) 2018 and Q1 2019, led by a steady decline in anti-social behaviour. Meanwhile Westminister tops the list of local authorities with a 40% increase in crime in the same period, primarily theft.

The table below shows the top 10 local authorities with increases and decreases in crime.

Top 10 Crime Increases and Decreases

Local AuthoriityTotal Crime - Q1 2018Total Crime - Q1 2019Difference %
Portsmouth82635777-30.09
Havant34562580-25.35
Basingstoke and Deane39043015-22.78
Southampton99597987-19.81
Eastleigh25282045-19.11
Isle of Wight28102332-17.02
Gosport21211776-16.27
Cheltenham35143027-13.86
Test Valley21481851-13.83
New Forest32362812-13.11
Westminster179702499439.08
South Kesteven2091264526.49
Chesterfield2498313125.34
Wychavon2264281724.42
Amber Valley2200270623
Bridgend2627322522.76
Bracknell Forest1522186422.47
Harrow4420541122.42
Chelmsford4140505922.19
East Lindsey2507306222.13
Top 10 local authorities for increase and decrease in crime

The map below shows the same regions as above, colour coded by change in crime. Click on a region to chart the change in crime over time

Data taken from http://data.police.uk