Boxley Crime Overview

Boxley is among the top 10 safest small towns in Kent, and is the 93rd safest overall out of Kent's 335 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Boxley in 2020 was 39 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to Kent's overall crime rate, coming in 119% lower than the Kent rate of 85 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Boxley is the 232nd safest small town, and the 4,612nd most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In October 2020, Boxley was the worst small town in Kent for theft from the person, with 2 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.21 per 1,000 inhabitants. February 2017 was also a bad month for Boxley residents, when it was Kent's most dangerous small town for possession of weapons, recording 1 crime at a rate of 0.10 per 1,000 residents.

The most common crimes in Boxley are violence and sexual offences, with 209 offences during 2020, giving a crime rate of 22. This is 29% lower than 2019's figure of 270 offences and a difference of 6.39 from 2019's crime rate of 28. Boxley's least common crime is drugs, with 1 offence recorded in 2020, a decrease of 800% from 2019's figure of 9 crimes.

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See how Boxley shapes up compared to other locations around the country, including side-by-side comparisons of specific crime types, and separate charting of how Boxley and your comparison town's crime rates stack up against one another.

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Crime in Boxley Compared To Kent

Summary of Crimes in Boxley This Year

CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour18319.1448,31625.9736% safer
Bicycle Theft30.311,1650.63103% safer
Burglary90.947,0893.81305% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson394.0818,62210.01145% safer
Drugs10.104,2172.272170% safer
Other Crime121.265,1152.75118% safer
Other Theft242.5110,9545.89135% safer
Possession of Weapons20.211,3510.73248% safer
Public Order293.0313,1587.07133% safer
Robbery10.101,3090.70600% safer
Shoplifting191.999,2254.96149% safer
Theft From the Person20.218340.45114% safer
Vehicle Crime222.309,0874.88112% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences20921.8676,37441.0588% safer

Boxley Compared to Nearby Small Towns

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Bearsted9411.23247% safer
Herne and Broomfield15215.72148% safer
Birchington21921.3582% safer
Kingsnorth38130.2928% safer
Kings Hill34537.294.4% safer
Frindsbury Extra31641.937% more dangerous
Hythe84655.8230% more dangerous
Tenterden43655.8830% more dangerous
Walmer48659.4635% more dangerous
Hawkinge53460.8436% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Boxley

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Boxley Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Anti-Social Behaviour66719Getting worse
Bicycle Theft0.310.310.210.31Getting worse
Criminal Damage and Arson4. worse
Other Crime0.520.311.21.3Getting worse
Other Theft53.44.32.5Safer
Possession of Weapons0. worse
Public Order0.733.64.33.0Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)--0.310.21Safer
Vehicle Crime4.
Violence and Sexual Offences6112822Getting worse

Changes In Boxley's Crime Rates Over Time

Comparing Boxley to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Barnet67.7143% more dangerous
Coventry77.4150% more dangerous
Croydon83.2253% more dangerous
Sheffield85.8155% more dangerous
Bristol86.2155% more dangerous
Leicester97.4460% more dangerous
Birmingham102.8762% more dangerous
Liverpool107.2864% more dangerous
Bradford133.0271% more dangerous
Leeds137.1072% more dangerous

Crime in Boxley's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Boxley & Detling45063First

Crime in Boxley During Coronavirus Lockdowns

Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Boxley change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in June, when Boxley saw a 900% increase in anti-social behaviour. Boxley saw a large fall in public order during November, when it fell by 86% compared to November in 2019. Violence and Sexual Offences saw a fall in every month of Boxley's lockdown.

Anti-Social Behaviour-+500%+170%+900%+550%+100%+300%+10%+250%+129%
Bicycle Theft----------
Criminal Damage and Arson--71%+100%+100%-67%+100%+200%-17%-25%-50%
Other Crime+200%----50%-50%+100%---
Other Theft+200%-33%--75%----71%-60%-83%
Public Order+50%+100%-67%---80%--67%-86%-50%
Vehicle Crime--+100%-50%-+33%--75%+50%-60%
Violence and Sexual Offences+85%-61%-18%-21%-29%-44%-71%-28%-27%-45%

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in Boxley

What police force serves Boxley?
Boxley's local territorial police force is the Kent Police.
How dangerous is Boxley?
Boxley is among the top 10 safest small towns in Kent.
What is Boxley's most common crime?
The most common crimes in Boxley are violence and sexual offences.
What is the least common crime in Boxley?
Boxley's least common crime is drugs.

Last updated: 07 May 2021