More on Wanstead crime; burglaries (bad), murders (good)

The real street-level detail of crime in Wanstead in December 2010 is now available from the new Police Crime Maps. The overview for Snaresbrook and Wanstead wards are as follows:

The detailed map shows that burglaries took place on or near Hermitage Walk, Hollybush Hill, Wanstead High Street (2), Wellesley Road, Grove Park (2), Nutter Lane, Leicester Road, Elmcroft Avenue, Elmcroft Close, Limes Avenue, Rodney Road, Colvin Gardens, Blake Hall Road, St Mary’s Avenue, Colebrooke Drive, Redbridge Lane West, Overton Drive, Blake Hall Crescent (2), Park Road, Albury Mews, Dover Road, Clavering Road, Merlin Road and Church Avenue.

When the maps are working fully, it will be easy to compare one neighbourhood with another – and it’s a fair bet that compared to Ilford, Leytonstone and Walthamstow, Wanstead will come out well.  So, ever on the lookout for ways to be of public service, Wansteadium here offers a Nick Ross “don’t have nightmares” thought; the map below comes from Murder Maps, a remarkable site which claims to have plotted all murders in London since the days of Jack the Ripper. Despite all the unfortunate murders indicated on the map, not one of them happened in Wanstead.

Sleep well.

2 Comments on "More on Wanstead crime; burglaries (bad), murders (good)"


  1. Just so people aren’t misled (perhaps we’ll have to make it clearer on our about page), it is our aim to map all the murders since Jack the Ripper, but such is the size of the task we’ve only really got as far back as 2007 (plus some of the more famous ones from the past).


    1. That would be very helpful – it does seem too remarkable to be true. Do you have any historical data relating to Wanstead? Wd be grateful if you have.

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