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Crime and Safety in Aylesford

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Aylesford is among the top 20 safest small towns in Kent, and is the 107th most dangerous overall out of Kent's 333 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Aylesford in 2021 was 65 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to Kent's overall crime rate, coming in 34% lower than the Kent rate of 87 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Aylesford is the 286th most dangerous small town, and the 1,785th most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In April 2020, Aylesford was the worst SmallTown.ToInlineText() 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 SmallTown.ToInlineText() for drugs, recording 7 crimes at a rate of 0.61 per 1,000 residents. Aylesford recorded 3 reports of robbery during September 2018, making its crime rate of 0.26 the worst SmallTown.ToInlineText() for robbery in Kent that month.

The most common crimes in Aylesford are violence and sexual offences, with 362 offences during 2021, giving a crime rate of 32. This is 9% higher than 2020's figure of 328 offences and a difference of 2.98 from 2020's crime rate of 29. Aylesford's least common crime is robbery, with 1 offence recorded in 2021, a decrease of 200% from 2020's figure of 3 crimes.

Aylesford 2022 Crime Scorecard

Top 20 Safest

Small Towns, Kent

10% lower, regional crime rate

South East

12% lower, national crime rate

England, Wales & NI

Local Crime in Context

As of 2022, the crime rate in Aylesford is 10% lower than the South East and 12% lower than the England, Wales & Northern Ireland overall figure.

Aylesford Crime Rate Over Time

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Aylesford Crime Map

Incidents mapped in Aylesford 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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Historical Crime Rates for Aylesford

YearCrime Rate per
1,000 people
Total Crimes
202165746
202068775
201976872
201880909
201776869
201658665

Crime in Aylesford Compared To Kent

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Summary of Crimes in Aylesford This Year

 AylesfordKent 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour18416.1037,00419.89 24% safer
Bicycle Theft40.359640.52 49% safer
Burglary191.665,9703.21 93% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson938.1419,28110.36 27% safer
Drugs161.404,0152.16 54% safer
Other Crime332.895,3902.90 0.35% safer
Other Theft585.0711,0375.93 17% safer
Possession of Weapons40.351,2200.66 89% safer
Public Order564.9013,7447.39 51% safer
Robbery10.091,0640.57 533% safer
Shoplifting494.298,8494.76 11% safer
Theft From the Person20.177940.43 153% safer
Vehicle Crime494.297,9234.26 0.70% more dangerous
Violence and Sexual Offences36231.6782,36844.27 40% safer

Aylesford Compared to Nearby Small Towns)

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Walmer47758.3612% safer
Boxley56158.6911% safer
Southborough77362.684.1% safer
Hythe96063.343.0% safer
Sevenoaks1,42664.640.96% safer
Aylesford74665.26-
Minster-on-Sea1,15467.373.1% more dangerous
Tenterden53368.314.5% more dangerous
Paddock Wood56669.706% more dangerous
East Malling and Larkfield1,02469.766% more dangerous
Hawkinge63272.019% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Aylesford

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Recent Crimes in Aylesford

DateCrime TypeLocationOutcome
March 2022BurglaryOn or near Firs CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Petrol StationUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Olliffe CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Howick CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Roman CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Park/Open SpaceUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Whitepost Wood LaneUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near A2045Unable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Public orderOn or near Park/Open SpaceInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Priory ParkInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022ShopliftingOn or near Russett CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Mills RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Roman CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Mckenzie CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Olliffe CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Laurie Gray AvenueUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Bush RowUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Robin Hood Lane (Lower)Unable to prosecute suspect
March 2022ShopliftingOn or near Russett CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near London RoadUnable to prosecute suspect

Aylesford Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2018201920202021Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour10142616 Getting worse
Bicycle Theft2.21.40.440.35 Safer
Burglary3.74.33.61.7 Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson10988 Safer
Drugs1.01.22.81.4 Getting worse
Other Crime2.93.22.02.9 Getting worse
Other Theft9755 Safer
Possession of Weapons0.351.11.20.35 Safer
Public Order9674.9 Safer
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.871.00.260.09 Safer
Shoplifting662.94.3 Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.090.260.350.17 Safer
Vehicle Crime7754.3 Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences28292932 Getting worse

Changes In Aylesford's Crime Rates Over Time

Offences in Aylesford's Green Spaces

We only display green spaces in Aylesford that are named, and have had crimes recorded within their boundaries during 2021.

NameASBDrugsPublic OrderRobberyVSOAll OthersCrimes per Hectare
Aylesford Bulls Rugby Football Club6-2-152.0

Comparing Aylesford to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Coventry39.9363% safer
Birmingham49.6032% safer
Aylesford65.26-
Barnet67.082.7% more dangerous
Croydon82.4821% more dangerous
Sheffield90.0328% more dangerous
Bristol90.5228% more dangerous
Leicester111.5942% more dangerous
Liverpool123.0647% more dangerous
Bradford132.2851% more dangerous
Leeds150.9457% more dangerous

Crime in Aylesford's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Ditton65969First

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 December, when Aylesford saw a 243% 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+23%+229%+221%+110%+28%+53%+157%+38%+88%+243%
Bicycle Theft--+100%-------50%
Burglary-50%-+100%--50%-60%-40%-17%-+33%
Criminal Damage and Arson-50%-38%+17%-15%+120%+60%--8%-63%+200%
Drugs-+100%--+100%----+200%
Other Crime-+100%-67%-67%--57%--75%--
Other Theft-82%+100%-50%-29%-63%--20%-69%+125%+67%
Possession of Weapons--+100%-----33%-50%-
Public Order+40%-+200%+50%-40%-20%-20%+29%+20%+150%
Robbery----------
Shoplifting-83%-75%--67%-83%-82%+67%+50%-71%-67%
Vehicle Crime-55%-67%-70%-57%+57%-20%-80%-+43%+50%
Violence and Sexual Offences-13%-10%+88%-23%+3%+39%+12%-+61%-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).

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