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Crime and Safety in Broadstairs and St. Peters

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Broadstairs and St. Peters is among the top 5 safest medium-sized towns in Kent, and is the 71st most dangerous overall out of Kent's 331 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Broadstairs and St. Peters in 2021 was 76 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to Kent's overall crime rate, coming in 16% lower than the Kent rate of 87 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Broadstairs and St. Peters is the 96th safest medium-sized town, and the 1,290th most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In March 2021, Broadstairs and St. Peters was the worst medium-sized town in Kent for bicycle theft, with 5 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.19 per 1,000 inhabitants.

The most common crimes in Broadstairs and St. Peters are violence and sexual offences, with 918 offences during 2021, giving a crime rate of 36. This is 16% higher than 2020's figure of 769 offences and a difference of 5.77 from 2020's crime rate of 30. Broadstairs and St. Peters's least common crime is theft from the person, with 9 offences recorded in 2021, a decrease of 22% from 2020's figure of 11 crimes.

Broadstairs and St. Peters 2022 Crime Scorecard

Top 5 Safest

Medium-Sized Towns, Kent

4.9% higher, regional crime rate

South East

1.1% lower, national crime rate

England, Wales & NI

Local Crime in Context

As of 2022, the crime rate in Broadstairs and St. Peters is 4.9% higher than the South East and 1.1% lower than the England, Wales & Northern Ireland overall figure.

Broadstairs and St. Peters Crime Rate Over Time

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Broadstairs and St. Peters Crime Map

Incidents mapped in Broadstairs and St. Peters represent the time frame between May 2019 and April 2022. Each point on the map represents an area where crimes have been recorded locally.

Last updated: 02 Jun, 2022

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Historical Crime Rates for Broadstairs and St. Peters

YearCrime Rate per
1,000 people
Total Crimes
2021761,952
2020661,692
2019892,307
2018832,142
2017741,905
2016581,497

Crime in Broadstairs and St. Peters Compared To Kent

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Summary of Crimes in Broadstairs and St. Peters This Year

 Broadstairs and St. PetersKent 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour44917.3937,00419.89 14% safer
Bicycle Theft210.819640.52 36% more dangerous
Burglary682.635,9703.21 22% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson28310.9619,28110.36 5% more dangerous
Drugs421.634,0152.16 33% safer
Other Crime712.755,3902.90 5% safer
Other Theft1094.2211,0375.93 41% safer
Possession of Weapons170.661,2200.660% safer
Public Order2047.9013,7447.39 6% more dangerous
Robbery160.621,0640.57 8% more dangerous
Shoplifting1395.388,8494.76 12% more dangerous
Theft From the Person90.357940.43 23% safer
Vehicle Crime552.137,9234.26 100% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences91835.5582,37144.27 25% safer

Broadstairs and St. Peters Compared to Nearby Medium-Sized Towns)

Medium-Sized TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Whitstable2,02460.9024% safer
Herne Bay2,78168.0411% safer
Tonbridge2,83268.5510% safer
Broadstairs and St. Peters1,95275.59-
Sittingbourne5,383100.5225% more dangerous
Dartford6,222105.6128% more dangerous
Gravesend6,514111.0832% more dangerous
Northfleet3,578119.0336% more dangerous
Folkestone5,936121.3238% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Broadstairs and St. Peters

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Recent Crimes in Broadstairs and St. Peters

DateCrime TypeLocationOutcome
April 2022Public orderOn or near Larch CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Pear Tree CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Public orderOn or near SupermarketUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Other theftOn or near Lloyd RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Victoria AvenueUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Public orderOn or near Davids CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Church SquareUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Public orderOn or near Pedestrian SubwayInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Ramsgate RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Warren DriveUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Seapoint RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022ShopliftingOn or near Vere RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Annes RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Other theftOn or near Alderney GardensInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Inverness TerraceOffender given a caution
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Yew Tree CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Shopping AreaInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Bicycle theftOn or near Dickens WalkInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Public orderOn or near SupermarketInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Bicycle theftOn or near Sports/Recreation AreaInvestigation complete; no suspect identified

Broadstairs and St. Peters Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2018201920202021Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour16181817 Getting worse
Bicycle Theft1.11.60.970.81 Safer
Burglary4.762.92.6 Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson810711 Getting worse
Drugs1.22.01.81.6 Getting worse
Other Crime2.23.02.02.8 Getting worse
Other Theft774.64.2 Safer
Possession of Weapons0.310.660.500.66 Getting worse
Public Order10868 Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.620.930.540.62 Safer
Shoplifting774.35 Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.350.660.430.35 Safer
Vehicle Crime674.32.1 Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences36363036 Getting worse

Changes In Broadstairs and St. Peters's Crime Rates Over Time

Comparing Broadstairs and St. Peters to the UK's Major Cities

Medium-Sized TownCrime RateRate Difference
Barnet67.0813% safer
Broadstairs and St. Peters75.59-
Croydon82.488% more dangerous
Sheffield90.0516% more dangerous
Bristol90.5216% more dangerous
Coventry102.2426% more dangerous
Leicester111.5932% more dangerous
Liverpool123.0639% more dangerous
Birmingham129.6442% more dangerous
Bradford132.2843% more dangerous
Leeds150.9450% more dangerous

Crime in Broadstairs and St. Peters's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Broadstairs North50566Third
Broadstairs South59981Second
Cliftonville East & Kingsgate46354Fourth
Westwood, Northwood & Bromstone985133First

Broadstairs and St. Peters Neighbourhood Crime Breakdown

Crime TypeSafest NeighbourhoodMost Dangerous Neighbourhood
Anti-Social BehaviourBroadstairs North (103)Westwood, Northwood & Bromstone (197)
Bicycle TheftCliftonville East & Kingsgate (3)Broadstairs North (12)
BurglaryBroadstairs North (15)Westwood, Northwood & Bromstone (29)
Criminal Damage and ArsonCliftonville East & Kingsgate (35)Westwood, Northwood & Bromstone (139)
DrugsCliftonville East & Kingsgate (14)Westwood, Northwood & Bromstone (20)
Other CrimeCliftonville East & Kingsgate (13)Westwood, Northwood & Bromstone (34)
Other TheftBroadstairs North (15)Westwood, Northwood & Bromstone (63)
Possession of WeaponsBroadstairs South (3)Westwood, Northwood & Bromstone (7)
Public OrderCliftonville East & Kingsgate (57)Westwood, Northwood & Bromstone (97)
Robbery (inc. mugging)Cliftonville East & Kingsgate (1)Broadstairs North (8)
ShopliftingCliftonville East & Kingsgate (14)Westwood, Northwood & Bromstone (137)
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)Broadstairs North (2)Westwood, Northwood & Bromstone (9)
Vehicle CrimeBroadstairs South (13)Westwood, Northwood & Bromstone (25)
Violence and Sexual OffencesCliftonville East & Kingsgate (238)Westwood, Northwood & Bromstone (415)

Crime in Broadstairs and St. Peters During Coronavirus Lockdowns

Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Broadstairs and St. Peters change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in August, when Broadstairs and St. Peters saw a 200% increase in other crime. Broadstairs and St. Peters saw a large fall in vehicle crime during November, when it fell by 96% compared to November in 2019. Rates of burglary and shoplifting both fell year-on-year for every month during Broadstairs and St. Peters's lockdown.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour-49%+47%+54%+14%-7%-19%-15%-35%+6%-6%
Bicycle Theft--50%-+100%--50%-75%---
Burglary-55%-89%-88%--69%-61%-22%-31%-40%-55%
Criminal Damage and Arson-30%-19%-40%-5%+11%+6%-69%+47%-50%-37%
Drugs-50%-44%-17%-60%-40%-20%+67%+75%+133%+25%
Other Crime-89%-63%-55%-33%+33%+200%+33%+133%-91%-17%
Other Theft-11%-71%-90%-53%+6%-47%-27%-15%+27%-
Possession of Weapons+200%-67%-+100%----50%+100%-
Public Order-47%-35%-50%-11%-31%-55%-29%-8%-41%-47%
Robbery---+100%------33%
Shoplifting+15%-50%-21%-22%-44%-70%-33%-71%-13%-70%
Theft From the Person----------
Vehicle Crime-67%--45%-35%-67%+63%-56%-43%-96%-53%
Violence and Sexual Offences-41%-54%-51%+1%+9%+39%+21%-25%-13%-11%

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in Broadstairs and St. Peters

What police force serves Broadstairs and St. Peters?
Broadstairs and St. Peters's local territorial police force is the Kent Police.

How dangerous is Broadstairs and St. Peters?
Broadstairs and St. Peters is among the top 5 safest medium-sized towns in Kent.

What is Broadstairs and St. Peters's most common crime?
The most common crimes in Broadstairs and St. Peters are violence and sexual offences.

What is the least common crime in Broadstairs and St. Peters?
Broadstairs and St. Peters's least common crime is theft from the person (inc. pickpocketing).

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