Portsmouth crime stats

February 2024

Most crimes, 34.0k crimes were violent crimes which is 40.6% of all crimes committed in the area. Violent crime rate is at 119% of national crime rate. Shoplifting crime was the fastest growing crime and it increased by 42.4% over the last twelve months.Portsmouth crime statistics
Crime categoryShare of all crimesRanking (95 postcode areas)% of national crime rateCrime volume% annual change
Violent crime →40.6%26. highest119%34.0k-7.5%
Antisocial behaviour crime →11.8%27. lowest77%9.8k-9.3%
Public order crime →9.9%17. highest129%8.3k-17.2%
Criminal damage and arson crime →8.7%28. highest113%7.3k-0.8%
Shoplifting crime →7.9%30. highest115%6.6k42.4%
Other theft crime →6.1%21. lowest78%5.1k-2.4%
Vehicle crime →4.3%32. lowest70%3.6k-14.8%
Burglary crime →2.9%19. lowest69%2.4k-16.6%
Drugs crime →2.6%41. highest100%2.2k3.1%
Other crime →1.3%29. lowest76%1.1k-6.7%
Possession of weapons crime →1.3%10. highest150%1.1k17.2%
Bicycle theft crime →1.2%27. highest111%1.0k-37.9%
Robbery crime →0.7%45. lowest58%61810.4%
Theft from the person crime →0.6%37. lowest28%473-10.6%
Crime categoryShare of all crimesCrime rate ranking% of national crime rateCrime volume% annual change
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The category of "possession of weapons crime" is the highest ranking crime category when category crime rate is compared to the national average. "Possession of weapons crime" rate is at 150% of national crime rate which puts Portsmouth on 10. position out of 95 England's and Wales' postcode areas in this crime category. "Possession of weapons crime" makes up 1.3% of all crimes committed in the area. The total number of "possession of weapons crime" is 1.1k cases and has increased by 17.2% when compared year-over-year in the period of February 2023 - January 2024.

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