Home   Ipswich   News   Article

Suffolk's most dangerous neighbourhoods revealed according to latest police crime figures



More news, no ads

LEARN MORE


Thousands of crimes are reported to police in Suffolk each month, including anti-social behaviour, burglary and violent offences – but where are the worst hotspots for recorded crimes in the county?

Figures collated by Suffolk News reveal some of the most dangerous areas in the county, based on the number of crimes reported.

Below you can search for your street to find out if Suffolk Police have logged any crimes in your neighbourhood, and we also reveal how many crimes have been reported in some of the county's biggest towns.

The range in crime statistics across the 18 policing neighbourhoods is huge, with hundreds of reports in some areas in October and fewer than 100 in others.

In Ipswich, there was a total of 1,375 crimes reported in the month when its three policing neighbourhoods - Central, East and West - are combined. In the neighbourhood policing list below, they are separated out as they are in the official data.

In Lowestoft, there were 864 crimes reported to Suffolk Police in October, data from the Home Office has revealed. Violence and sexual offences were the most common types of crime reported, with 356 during the month. Anti-social behaviour followed with 124 reports, and criminal damage and arson was next at 93.

Thousands of crimes are reported to police in Suffolk each month, including anti-social behaviour, burglary and violent offences
Thousands of crimes are reported to police in Suffolk each month, including anti-social behaviour, burglary and violent offences

The Ipswich neighbourhood with the highest number of crime reports in September was Ipswich Central, with 543. Of those, 209 were violence and sexual offences, 94 were for anti-social behaviour and 63 were public order-related.

October saw 498 crimes reported in Bury St Edmunds, with violence and sexual offences making up 213 of those. Anti-social behaviour was next with 80 crimes reported, and public order followed with 54 reports.

The statistics show Ipswich West had the next highest number of crimes reported, with 487 in October. A total of 211 violence and sexual offences were reported, followed by 65 reports of anti-social behaviour and 46 of public order.

All other policing areas of Suffolk had fewer than 400 crime reports in October.

Police were called out to hundreds of offences across the county in October
Police were called out to hundreds of offences across the county in October

Ipswich East saw 345 offences reported to officers, with 155 of them being violence and sexual offences, 51 were anti-social behaviour reports and 40 criminal damage and arson.

In Stowmarket, there were 315 crime reports, followed by Haverhill with 297 and Sudbury with 293.

Felixstowe was next with 213, while Woodbridge had 191, Beccles and Bungay had 175, and Newmarket had 166.

The police data also shows there were 151 crime reports in Hadleigh in October, followed by Mildenhall with 150, Leiston with 148, Brandon with 139 and Halesworth with 87.

The area with the fewest crime reports in October was Eye, with 61.