Broadstairs and St. Peters Crime Overview

Broadstairs and St. Peters is the third safest medium-sized town in Kent, and is the 94th most dangerous overall out of Kent's 335 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Broadstairs and St. Peters in 2020 was 67 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to Kent's overall crime rate, coming in 27% lower than the Kent rate of 85 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Broadstairs and St. Peters is the 87th safest medium-sized town, and the 1,610th most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In January 2019, Broadstairs and St. Peters was the worst medium-sized town in Kent for bicycle theft, with 7 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.27 per 1,000 inhabitants.

The most common crimes in Broadstairs and St. Peters are violence and sexual offences, with 789 offences during 2020, giving a crime rate of 31. This is 23% lower than 2019's figure of 971 offences and a difference of 7.05 from 2019's crime rate of 38. Broadstairs and St. Peters's least common crime is theft from the person, with 11 offences recorded in 2020, a decrease of 55% from 2019's figure of 17 crimes.

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Summary of Crimes in Broadstairs and St. Peters This Year

 Broadstairs and St. PetersKent 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour52520.3348,31625.9728% safer
Bicycle Theft250.971,1650.6335% more dangerous
Burglary752.907,0893.8131% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson1937.4718,62210.0134% safer
Drugs471.824,2172.2725% safer
Other Crime522.015,1152.7537% safer
Other Theft1254.8410,9545.8922% safer
Possession of Weapons130.501,3510.7346% safer
Public Order1576.0813,1587.0716% safer
Robbery160.621,3090.7013% safer
Shoplifting1124.349,2254.9614% safer
Theft From the Person110.438340.454.7% safer
Vehicle Crime1144.419,0874.8811% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences78930.5576,37441.0534% safer

Crime in Broadstairs and St. Peters Compared To Kent

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

Medium-Sized TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Whitstable2,00060.1811% safer
Herne Bay2,54162.168% safer
Broadstairs and St. Peters1,72966.95-
Tonbridge2,99972.598% more dangerous
Sittingbourne5,12095.6030% more dangerous
Dartford5,77698.0432% more dangerous
Northfleet3,485115.9342% more dangerous
Gravesend6,865117.0743% more dangerous

Broadstairs and St. Peters Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2017201820192020Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour15161920Getting worse
Bicycle Theft1.21.11.60.97Safer
Burglary54.962.9Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson108107Safer
Drugs0.771.22.01.8Getting worse
Other Crime1.72.33.02.0Safer
Other Theft7774.8Safer
Possession of Weapons0.080.310.660.50Getting worse
Public Order4.91086Safer
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.460.700.930.62Safer
Shoplifting7774.3Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.310.350.660.43Safer
Vehicle Crime6674.4Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences31373831Safer

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

Chart of CrimeRate.Front.Models.CombinedCityModel's crime rate trends over time

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

Medium-Sized TownCrime RateRate Difference
Broadstairs and St. Peters66.95-
Barnet67.711.1% more dangerous
Coventry77.4114% more dangerous
Croydon83.2220% more dangerous
Sheffield85.8122% more dangerous
Bristol86.2122% more dangerous
Leicester97.4431% more dangerous
Birmingham102.8735% more dangerous
Liverpool107.2838% more dangerous
Bradford133.0250% more dangerous
Leeds137.1051% more dangerous

Crime in Broadstairs and St. Peters's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Broadstairs North41354Third
Broadstairs South54173Second
Cliftonville East & Kingsgate44852Fourth
Westwood, Northwood & Bromstone856116First

Broadstairs and St. Peters Neighbourhood Crime Breakdown

Showing the safest and most dangerous parts of Broadstairs and St. Peters for specific criminal activity, with crime count and rate shown in brackets.

Crime TypeSafest NeighbourhoodMost Dangerous Neighbourhood
Anti-Social BehaviourBroadstairs North (100)Westwood, Northwood & Bromstone (245)
Bicycle TheftBroadstairs South (4)Westwood, Northwood & Bromstone (12)
BurglaryBroadstairs North (20)Westwood, Northwood & Bromstone (37)
Criminal Damage and ArsonCliftonville East & Kingsgate (56)Broadstairs South (72)
DrugsCliftonville East & Kingsgate (10)Westwood, Northwood & Bromstone (24)
Other CrimeBroadstairs North (9)Broadstairs South (22)
Other TheftBroadstairs South (29)Westwood, Northwood & Bromstone (62)
Possession of WeaponsCliftonville East & Kingsgate (1)Westwood, Northwood & Bromstone (9)
Public OrderCliftonville East & Kingsgate (29)Westwood, Northwood & Bromstone (79)
Robbery (inc. mugging)Cliftonville East & Kingsgate (2)Broadstairs South (7)
ShopliftingCliftonville East & Kingsgate (21)Westwood, Northwood & Bromstone (115)
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)Cliftonville East & Kingsgate (1)Broadstairs South (5)
Vehicle CrimeBroadstairs South (23)Westwood, Northwood & Bromstone (62)
Violence and Sexual OffencesBroadstairs North (170)Westwood, Northwood & Bromstone (360)

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. Broadstairs and St. Peters saw consistent falls in the crime rate of several types of crime during every month of its Coronavirus lockdown, including burglary, shoplifting, and vehicle crime.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour-46%+55%+91%+38%-5%-4%-9%-32%+9%-6%
Bicycle Theft--50%-+100%--50%-75%---
Burglary-55%-89%-88%--73%-63%-22%-23%-40%-55%
Criminal Damage and Arson-33%-19%-38%-5%-13%--70%+40%-52%-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%-72%-85%-47%--47%-20%-15%+27%-
Possession of Weapons+200%-67%-+100%----50%+100%-
Public Order-47%-35%-50%-11%-28%-45%-24%-8%-41%-40%
Robbery---+100%------33%
Shoplifting+15%-50%-21%-22%-44%-70%-33%-71%-13%-70%
Theft From the Person----------
Vehicle Crime-69%-6%-45%-35%-67%+63%-58%-36%-96%-56%
Violence and Sexual Offences-41%-54%-50%-1%-2%+33%+19%-22%-12%-16%

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 the third safest medium-sized town 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).

Last updated: 01 Apr 2021