You will be pleased to know that the Ferndown area is towards the bottom of the range when it comes to burglary, both nationally and within the Bournemouth or BH post code area. But still, there are safer places. It is perhaps something we should be more concerned about.
A burglary is more than just an anti-social crime it can and often does ruin or blight the lives of those affected. Leaving victims feeling vulnerable and violated.
Out of the 2,402 UK postcode areas, ours ranks as the 1,459th most likely to put in a home insurance claim for burglary. This means that around 60% of UK post code areas have a higher incidence of burglary than we have in Ferndown. Statistically, there is just under a 1% chance of a Ferndown household being burgled in a year.
Here is the league table burglaries in BH post code area. Malmesbury Park, Charminster, Queens Park, Strouden Park and Townsend share the dubious honour of being the most burgled areas in the Bournemouth and East Dorset.
BH Post Codes Burglary League Table
** Indicates a Ferndown post code. The most prevalent Ferndown post code is BH22
|UK Burglary Rank out of 2402||Post Code||Postal Area||Crimes per 1000 homes|
|187||BH8||Malmesbury Park, Charminster, Queens Park, Strouden Park, Townsend||30.23|
|231||BH14||Lower Parkstone, Lilliput, Penn Hill||28.37|
|445||BH3||Talbot Woods, Winton||22.14|
|511||BH6||Southbourne, Tuckton, Wick||20.88|
|602||BH4||Westbourne, Branksome Woods||19.52|
|708||BH9||Winton, Moordown, Throop, Muscliff||18.02|
|874||BH1||Bournemouth town centre, Springbourne, East Cliff, Boscombe||15.55|
|892||BH12||Branksome, Alderney, Upper Parkstone, Newtown||15.31|
|964||BH15||Poole town centre, Hamworthy, Oakdale||14.56|
|1,166||BH21||Wimborne, Ferndown||12.30 **|
|1,173||BH11||Kinson, Bear Cross, West Howe, Wallisdown||12.25|
|1,229||BH10||Kinson, Northbourne, Redhill, Ensbury Park, Wallisdown, Ferndown||11.65 **|
|1,429||BH2||Bournemouth Central, West Cliff||9.65|
|1,459||BH22||Ferndown, West Moors||9.40 **|
|1,540||BH13||Canford Cliffs, Sandbanks, Branksome Park||8.70|
|2,034||BH17||Canford Heath, Creekmoor||4.61|
BH Post Code Burglary Incidence
The spread of criminality over the BH area is vast. A person in Verwood is nearly 12 times LESS likely to be burgled than someone living in Charminster. While someone living on the West Parley/Ferndown boundary is merely 3 times less likely to be burgled than someone in Charminster.
I suppose we should take comfort in the fact that the worst place for burglary in the country is Digbeth in Birmingham which makes even Charminster look safe with double the Charminster burglary rate.
However complacency is a poor master. The cruel truth is that every burglary in your area affects not only the victim but the insurance rates for everyone else in the area too. We should at least target getting our burglary rate down to that of our neighbours in Verwood.
It is important that we as a community push hard against the tyranny of criminality. We in the SFRA recommend that everyone should actively participate in their local Neighbourhood Watch scheme and also hold the local council and police to account for controlling anti-social behavior and the associated criminality.
Sitting back and just hoping that we won’t be next should not be an option in our community.
If you are not in a BH post code area but would like to know the crime rate in your area try this handy tool on Money Supermarket