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The ‘most dangerous’ places to live in Croydon, according to latest police statistics

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The Metropolitan Police have published the latest available monthly crime figures and the data reveals which of the 28 areas in Croydon are the most dangerous, having recorded the most crimes. The most recent month that the crime data is available for is January 2022.

The information – which is available for the public to see at met.police.uk – reveals details of how many crimes were recorded and the type of offence. Croydon is one of the largest boroughs in Greater London so it would be expected that the levels of crime would accordingly be among the highest in the capital.

In January 2022 there were 2,826 crimes recorded in the borough of Croydon with violence against the person (994) the highest type of offence, followed by theft (424). Only the boroughs of Westminster (5,270) and Newham (3,046) witnesses more crimes than Croydon in January 2022.

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You can find the most areas of Croydon that recorded the most crimes below:

5) South Norwood – 130

South Norwood

South Norwood

The fifth most dangerous area in Croydon for January was South Norwood, with 130 crimes recorded. The most prevalent types of crime recorded in the area was for violence against the person, 51 offences, and theft, 21 offences. There were also relatively high levels of vehicle offences (12), burglary (8), drugs (11) and criminal damage and arson (10).

4) Waddon – 141

Waddon

Waddon

Waddon had the fourth-highest level of crime in the borough for January. Violence against the person was highest with 51 offences and theft second with 21 instances. Drug offences (11) and vehicle crimes (12) were the next highest.

3) West Thornton – 200

West Thornton

West Thornton

West Thornton had the third-highest levels of crime in the borough for January, standing at 200 instances. Violence against the person (80) was the highest recorded crime, followed by theft (26)

2) Broad Green – 214 crimes

Broad Green

Broad Green

Broad Green witnessed a total of 214 crimes in January with violence against the person (66) the top crime in the area. Theft was not far behind with 44 offences, followed by 39 vehicle offences

1) Area with highest recorded crime in Croydon – Fairfield – 366 crimes

Fairfield

Fairfield

There are much higher levels of crime in Fairfield than in any other areas of Croydon. Fairfield is the main shopping area for the borough and an important location for the night-time economy so it is expected that it will attract higher crime rates.

Unlike other areas of Croydon theft is the highest recorded crime with 113 instances recorded. The second highest is violence against the person (99) and third is drug offences (44)

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The full list of crime levels in each area of Croydon for January 2022:

  1. Fairfield – 366
  2. Broad Green – 214
  3. West Thornton – 200
  4. Waddon – 141
  5. South Norwood – 130
  6. Selhurst – 124
  7. Thornton Heath – 123
  8. South Croydon – 115
  9. Bensham Manor – 112
  10. Woodside – 109
  11. Purley and Woodcote – 105
  12. New Addington South – 99
  13. Crystal Palace and Upper Norwood – 96
  14. Addiscombe West – 92
  15. Addiscombe East – 77
  16. Norbury and Pollards Hill – 73
  17. Shirley North – 70
  18. Coulsdon Town – 59
  19. New Addington North – 58
  20. Norbury Park – 52
  21. Shirley South – 50
  22. Sanderstead – 47
  23. Purley Oaks and Riddlesdown – 46
  24. Old Coulsdon – 35
  25. Selsdon and Addington Village – 34
  26. Kenley – 25
  27. Park Hill and Whitgift – 24
  28. Selsdon Vale and Forestdale – 20

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