December 1, 2021, 1:16

    Police stations and supermarkets among top 10 places sexual crimes most likely to occur

    Police stations and supermarkets among top 10 places sexual crimes most likely to occur

    New statistics have revealed that police stations and nearby areas are among the top 10 places where sexual and violent crimes occur.

    Over the last quarter of the year from July to September 2021, there have been 62,501 violent and sexual offences reported in England Wales.

    Analysts at WalkSafe, an app which informs people of crime hot-spots and issues alerts if users don't arrive home on-time, have broken down the statistics.

    In July there were 21,115 street attacks reported, with 20,596 in August.

    Incidents rose again in September, with 20,790 recorded, with attacks on streets around higher education colleges and universities as terms also going up.

    The WalkSafe app found that 62,501 violent and sexual offences were reported in England Wales between July and September 2021
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    It was found that parking areas accounted for 21% of all attacks, while police stations and the nearby areas also being in the top 10.

    Sports and recreation areas and supermarkets both accounted for 14% of attacks.

    The percentage of attacks in on or nearby parks and police remained the same at 4%, with nightclubs and petrol stations being ranked in the middle at 7%.

    Greater Manchester does not report its crime statistics, so it is not included in any of the breakdowns.

    See the full breakdown of the the top 10 places for sexual and violent crimes here:

    Street locations:

    July 2021

    August 2021

    September 2021

    Total attacks:

    % of attacks:

    On or near parking
    area

    4406

    4304

    4185

    12895

    21%

    On or near sports/recreation area

    3072

    2604

    3020

    8696

    14%

    On or near supermarket

    2850

    2727

    2904

    8481

    14%

    On or near shopping area

    1840

    1979

    1762

    5581

    9%

    On or near petrol station

    1628

    1469

    1401

    4498

    7%

    On or near nightclub

    1165

    1695

    1553

    4413

    7%

    On or near pedestrian subway

    1294

    1266

    1197

    3757

    6%

    On or near hospital

    1175

    1100

    1126

    3401

    5%

    On or near park/open space

    892

    841

    835

    2568

    4%

    On or near police station

    832

    708

    738

    2278

    4%

    The Metropolitan Police received the most amount of reports in England and Wales
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    The statistics also break down the police forces which received the highest amount of sexual and violent crimes reported in the last quarter.

    The Metropolitan Police service ranked the highest with 29% of all reports.

    Essex, Thames Valley and Kent Police all made up 10% of all attacks each, with Hampshire Constabulary constituting 5%.

    Here are the top 5 police forces that have received reports of sexual and violent crimes:

    Police Force:

    July 2021

    August 2021

    September 2021

    Total

    % of all attacks

    % of top 10

    Population served by millions:

    Metropolitan Police Service

    3099

    2821

    3017

    8937

    14%

    29%

    8.9

    Essex Police

    1133

    993

    1011

    3137

    5%

    10%

    1.8

    Thames Valley Police

    1024

    994

    1043

    3061

    5%

    10%

    2.42

    Kent Police

    1049

    991

    934

    2974

    5%

    10%

    1.8

    Hampshire Constabulary

    921

    973

    993

    2887

    5%

    9%

    1.99

    In terms of neighbourhoods, WalkSafe has also broken down the statistics to show the most dangerous areas for public sexual and violent offences in the past month, which are based on Lower Super Output Areas (LSOAs).

    The highest is Liverpool LSOA 060C, which is the Central ward of the city.

    Leeds 111B ranked second, which covers the Leeds city and Hunslet areas.

    For London, the area of Westminster 018A is ranked the highest
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    For London, the area of Westminster 018A, which is the area nearby the Houses of Parliament, is ranked the highest for the city.

    It also ranked tenth in England Wales.

    A full breakdown can be seen here:

    Top 10 LSOA's and Police Force they are in for violent and sexual offences.

    Total Reports

    Liverpool 060C – Merseyside Police

    94

    Leeds 111B – West Yorkshire Police

    82

    Brighton and Hove 027A – Sussex Police

    67

    Doncaster 022E – South Yorkshire Police

    65

    Derby 013F – Derbyshire Constabulary

    59

    Reading 011F – Thames Valley Police

    52

    Cardiff 032F – South Wales Police

    50

    Guildford 015A – Surrey Police

    46

    Basildon 015C – Essex Police

    46

    Westminster 018A – Metropolitan Police Service

    45

    Emma Kay, the creator of the WalkSafe app said: “This is the first time we can analyse the number of attacks actually on the streets and it’s horrific that in the latest quarter over 62,000 reported sexual and violent attacks and it must stop.

    “Going to and from your car is the most dangerous, followed by doing the supermarket shop or getting exercise and even near police stations ranked as the tenth most dangerous streets, accounting for four percent of the attacks.

    “We’re also seeing a rise in attacks around universities and colleges in September because of the new Autumn term.”

    She added: “WalkSafe has been at the forefront of calling for an end to this epidemic of violence against women and victim blaming, which is why we have created this unique analysis of street sex and violent attacks and will continue to bring out these reports so those in power are held to account and make our streets safe for everyone."

    For anyone interested in the app, you can find further details here.

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