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Crime and Safety in Birchington

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Birchington is the safest small town in Kent, and is the second safest overall out of Kent's 333 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Birchington in 2021 was 0.49 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares similarly to Kent's overall crime rate, coming in 17739% lower than the Kent rate of 87 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Birchington is among the top 20 safest small towns, and the 104th safest location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

The most common crime in Birchington is criminal damage and arson, with 2 offences during 2021, giving a crime rate of 0.19. Birchington's least common crime is other crime, with 1 offence recorded in 2021.

Birchington 2022 Crime Scorecard

Safest

Small Towns, Kent

14573% lower, regional crime rate

South East

14763% lower, national crime rate

England, Wales & NI

Local Crime in Context

As of 2022, the crime rate in Birchington is 14573% lower than the South East and 14763% lower than the England, Wales & Northern Ireland overall figure.

Birchington Crime Map

Incidents mapped in Birchington 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 Birchington

YearCrime Rate per
1,000 people
Total Crimes
20210.495
20200.586
20190.495
20170.394
20160.495

Crime in Birchington Compared To Kent

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Summary of Crimes in Birchington This Year

 BirchingtonKent 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour20.1937,00419.89 10368% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson20.1919,28110.36 5353% safer
Other Crime10.105,3902.90 2800% safer
Other Theft10.1011,0375.93 5830% safer
Vehicle Crime10.107,9234.26 4160% safer

Birchington Compared to Nearby Small Towns)

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Birchington50.49-
Herne and Broomfield151.5568% more dangerous
Bearsted25129.9998% more dangerous
Kings Hill34837.6199% more dangerous
Kingsnorth57345.5599% more dangerous
Walmer47758.3699% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Birchington

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Recent Crimes in Birchington

DateCrime TypeLocationOutcome
January 2022BurglaryOn or near Canterbury Road BirchingtonInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
November 2021Other crimeOn or near Canterbury Road BirchingtonInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
September 2021Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Canterbury Road BirchingtonUnable to prosecute suspect
June 2021Other theftOn or near Canterbury Road BirchingtonUnable to prosecute suspect
June 2021Vehicle crimeOn or near Canterbury Road BirchingtonUnable to prosecute suspect
February 2021Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Canterbury Road BirchingtonInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
December 2020Public orderOn or near Canterbury Road BirchingtonInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
September 2020BurglaryOn or near Canterbury Road BirchingtonUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2020Bicycle theftOn or near Canterbury Road BirchingtonUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2020BurglaryOn or near Canterbury Road BirchingtonInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2020Theft from the personOn or near Canterbury Road BirchingtonInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
January 2020Vehicle crimeOn or near Canterbury Road BirchingtonInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
July 2019Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Canterbury Road BirchingtonInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
July 2019Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Canterbury Road BirchingtonUnable to prosecute suspect

Birchington Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2018201920202021Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour--0.100.19 Getting worse
Criminal Damage and Arson---0.19 Getting worse
Other Theft---0.10No change

Changes In Birchington's Crime Rates Over Time

Comparing Birchington to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Birchington0.49-
Coventry39.9399% more dangerous
Birmingham49.6099% more dangerous
Barnet67.0899% more dangerous
Croydon82.4899% more dangerous
Sheffield90.0399% more dangerous
Bristol90.5299% more dangerous
Leicester111.59100% more dangerous
Liverpool123.06100% more dangerous
Bradford132.28100% more dangerous
Leeds150.94100% more dangerous

Crime in Birchington's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Birchington45652First

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in Birchington

What police force serves Birchington?
Birchington's local territorial police force is the Kent Police.

How dangerous is Birchington?
Birchington is the safest small town in Kent.

What is Birchington's most common crime?
The most common crime in Birchington is criminal damage and arson.

What is the least common crime in Birchington?
Birchington's least common crime is other crime.

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