Aylesford Crime Overview

Aylesford is among the top 20 safest small towns in Kent, and is the 109th most dangerous overall out of Kent's 335 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Aylesford in 2020 was 64 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to Kent's overall crime rate, coming in 33% lower than the Kent rate of 85 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Aylesford is the 260th most dangerous small town, and the 1,801st most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In September 2020, Aylesford was the worst small town in Kent for possession of weapons, with 3 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.26 per 1,000 inhabitants. March 2020 was also a bad month for Aylesford residents, when it was Kent's most dangerous small town for drugs, recording 7 crimes at a rate of 0.61 per 1,000 residents. Aylesford recorded 1 report of theft from the person during June 2020, making its crime rate of 0.09 the worst small town for theft from the person in Kent that month.

The most common crimes in Aylesford are violence and sexual offences, with 303 offences during 2020, giving a crime rate of 27. This is 0.33% higher than 2019's figure of 302 offences and a difference of 0.09 from 2019's crime rate of 26. Aylesford's least common crime is robbery, with 3 offences recorded in 2020, a decrease of 300% from 2019's figure of 12 crimes.

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Summary of Crimes in Aylesford This Year

 AylesfordKent 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour28124.5848,31625.976% safer
Bicycle Theft50.441,1650.6343% safer
Burglary373.247,0893.8118% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson897.7918,62210.0128% safer
Drugs312.714,2172.2716% more dangerous
Other Crime201.755,1152.7557% safer
Other Theft564.9010,9545.8920% safer
Possession of Weapons141.221,3510.7340% more dangerous
Public Order796.9113,1587.072.3% safer
Robbery30.261,3090.70169% safer
Shoplifting332.899,2254.9672% safer
Theft From the Person40.358340.4529% safer
Vehicle Crime585.079,0874.883.7% more dangerous
Violence and Sexual Offences30326.5176,37441.0555% safer

Crime in Aylesford Compared To Kent

Aylesford Compared to Nearby Small Towns

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Frindsbury Extra31641.9353% safer
Hythe84655.8215% safer
Tenterden43655.8815% safer
Walmer48659.468% safer
Hawkinge53460.845% safer
Aylesford73264.04-
Southborough80064.871.3% more dangerous
Sevenoaks1,45766.043.0% more dangerous
Paddock Wood55067.735% more dangerous
Hoo St. Werburgh69468.076% more dangerous
East Malling and Larkfield1,01268.947% more dangerous

Aylesford Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2017201820192020Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour1591325Getting worse
Bicycle Theft0.352.21.40.44Safer
Burglary73.34.13.2Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson10988Safer
Drugs0.610.871.22.7Getting worse
Other Crime1.02.82.71.8Safer
Other Theft9964.9Safer
Possession of Weapons-0.171.11.2Getting worse
Public Order6867Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.090.871.00.26Safer
Shoplifting6662.9Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.520.090.260.35Getting worse
Vehicle Crime7665Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences24272627Getting worse

Changes In Aylesford's Crime Rates Over Time

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Comparing Aylesford to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Aylesford64.04-
Barnet67.715% more dangerous
Coventry77.4117% more dangerous
Croydon83.2223% more dangerous
Sheffield85.8125% more dangerous
Bristol86.2126% more dangerous
Leicester97.4434% more dangerous
Birmingham102.8738% more dangerous
Liverpool107.2840% more dangerous
Bradford133.0252% more dangerous
Leeds137.1053% more dangerous

Crime in Aylesford's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Ditton64467First

Crime in Aylesford During Coronavirus Lockdowns

Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Aylesford change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in May, when Aylesford saw a 291% increase in anti-social behaviour. Aylesford saw a large fall in shoplifting during March, when it fell by 83% compared to March in 2019.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour+45%+171%+291%+132%+38%+47%+143%+40%+88%+229%
Bicycle Theft--+100%-------50%
Burglary-50%-+100%--50%-60%-50%-20%-33%+33%
Criminal Damage and Arson-33%-38%+17%-8%+175%+60%-20%-9%-50%+200%
Drugs-+100%--+100%----+200%
Other Crime-+100%-50%-60%--50%---33%-
Other Theft-82%+100%-50%-29%-57%--20%-73%+100%+67%
Possession of Weapons--+100%-----33%-50%-
Public Order+20%-+200%+50%-40%-20%-40%+29%+20%+150%
Robbery----------
Shoplifting-83%-75%--67%-83%-82%+67%+50%-71%-67%
Vehicle Crime-55%-67%-57%-57%+175%--80%-+29%+100%
Violence and Sexual Offences+18%-21%+75%-29%+3%+41%+9%-10%+65%-58%

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in Aylesford

What police force serves Aylesford?
Aylesford's local territorial police force is the Kent Police.
How dangerous is Aylesford?
Aylesford is among the top 20 safest small towns in Kent.
What is Aylesford's most common crime?
The most common crimes in Aylesford are violence and sexual offences.
What is the least common crime in Aylesford?
Aylesford's least common crime is robbery (inc. mugging).

Last updated: 01 Apr 2021