Kendal is the safest medium-sized town in Cumbria, and is the 56th most dangerous overall out of Cumbria's 279 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Kendal in 2021 was 56 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to Cumbria's overall crime rate, coming in 24% lower than the Cumbria rate of 69 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Kendal is the 59th safest medium-sized town, and the 2,621st most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.
In February 2020, Kendal had the worst crime rate in Cumbria for burglary, with 26 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.88 per 1,000 inhabitants. November 2020 was also a bad month for Kendal residents, when it was Cumbria's most dangerous area for theft from the person, recording 2 crimes at a rate of 0.07 per 1,000 residents. Kendal recorded 6 reports of bicycle theft during September 2019, making its crime rate of 0.20 the worst for bicycle theft in Cumbria that month.
The most common crimes in Kendal are violence and sexual offences, with 810 offences during 2021, giving a crime rate of 27. This is 10% lower than 2020's figure of 894 offences and a difference of 2.83 from 2020's crime rate of 30. Kendal's least common crime is theft from the person, with 7 offences recorded in 2021, a decrease of 29% from 2020's figure of 9 crimes.
Medium-Sized Towns, Cumbria
8% higher, regional crime rate
31% lower, national crime rate
England, Wales & NI
As of 2022, the crime rate in Kendal is 8% higher than the North West and 31% lower than the England, Wales & Northern Ireland overall figure.
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Incidents mapped in Kendal represent the time frame between April 2019 and March 2022. Each point on the map represents an area where crimes have been recorded locally.
Last updated: 11 May, 2022
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Last updated: 11 May, 2022
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|Year||Crime Rate per|
|Anti-Social Behaviour||433||14.59||8,169||16.34||12% safer|
|Bicycle Theft||21||0.71||193||0.39||45% more dangerous|
|Criminal Damage and Arson||234||7.89||4,651||9.30||18% safer|
|Other Crime||27||0.91||640||1.28||41% safer|
|Other Theft||93||3.13||2,377||4.75||52% safer|
|Possession of Weapons||8||0.27||232||0.46||70% safer|
|Public Order||179||6.03||4,332||8.66||44% safer|
|Robbery||9||0.30||146||0.29||3.3% more dangerous|
|Shoplifting||107||3.61||1,615||3.23||11% more dangerous|
|Theft From the Person||7||0.24||92||0.18||25% more dangerous|
|Vehicle Crime||31||1.04||729||1.46||40% safer|
|Violence and Sexual Offences||810||27.30||16,893||33.79||24% safer|
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|March 2022||Other theft||On or near Queen Katherines Avenue||Unable to prosecute suspect|
|March 2022||Violence and sexual offences||On or near Howe Gardens||Local resolution|
|March 2022||Other theft||On or near Gulfs Road||Unable to prosecute suspect|
|March 2022||Violence and sexual offences||On or near Greengate Lane||Unable to prosecute suspect|
|March 2022||Violence and sexual offences||On or near Pine Close||Unable to prosecute suspect|
|March 2022||Public order||On or near Castle Rise||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|March 2022||Other theft||On or near Dalton Drive||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|March 2022||Other theft||On or near Petrol Station||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|March 2022||Shoplifting||On or near Kirkstone Close||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|March 2022||Violence and sexual offences||On or near Hawthorn Gardens||Unable to prosecute suspect|
|March 2022||Violence and sexual offences||On or near Sparrowmire Lane||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|March 2022||Other theft||On or near Acre Moss Lane||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|March 2022||Criminal damage and arson||On or near Longpool||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|March 2022||Violence and sexual offences||On or near Hayclose Crescent||Unable to prosecute suspect|
|March 2022||Shoplifting||On or near Allhallows Lane||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|March 2022||Criminal damage and arson||On or near Parking Area||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|March 2022||Violence and sexual offences||On or near Kirkstone Close||Unable to prosecute suspect|
|March 2022||Shoplifting||On or near Parking Area||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|March 2022||Violence and sexual offences||On or near Maude Street||Unable to prosecute suspect|
|March 2022||Vehicle crime||On or near Castle Street||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents|
|Criminal Damage and Arson||9||9||8||8||Safer|
|Possession of Weapons||0.54||0.57||0.94||0.27||Safer|
|Public Order||6||6||7||6||Getting worse|
|Robbery (inc. mugging)||0.27||0.24||0.20||0.30||Getting worse|
|Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)||0.34||0.61||0.30||0.24||Safer|
|Violence and Sexual Offences||27||34||30||27||Getting worse|
We only display green spaces in Kendal that are named, and have had crimes recorded within their boundaries during 2021.
|Name||ASB||Drugs||Public Order||Robbery||VSO||All Others||Crimes per Hectare|
|Abbot Hall Recreation Ground||10||1||5||1||7||2||18|
|Medium-Sized Town||Crime Rate||Rate Difference|
|Barnet||67.08||17% more dangerous|
|Croydon||82.48||33% more dangerous|
|Sheffield||90.03||38% more dangerous|
|Bristol||90.52||39% more dangerous|
|Leicester||111.59||50% more dangerous|
|Liverpool||123.06||55% more dangerous|
|Bradford||132.28||58% more dangerous|
|Leeds||150.94||63% more dangerous|
|Neighbourhood||Crime Count||Crime Rate||Danger Rank|
|Kendal Town & Greenside||765||91||First|
Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Kendal change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in May, when Kendal saw a 800% increase in drugs. Kendal saw a large fall in vehicle crime during November, when it fell by 90% compared to November in 2019.
|Criminal Damage and Arson||-10%||-24%||-10%||+133%||+63%||+26%||-53%||-23%||-61%||-27%|
|Possession of Weapons||+100%||-||-||+33%||-||+300%||-50%||+200%||-||+200%|
|Theft From the Person||-||-||-50%||-||-||-||-||-67%||+100%||+100%|
|Violence and Sexual Offences||-9%||-40%||+13%||-33%||+6%||-27%||+9%||-7%||-39%||-35%|