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Crime and Safety in Deal

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Deal is among the top 10 most dangerous small towns in Kent, and is the 49th most dangerous overall out of Kent's 333 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Deal in 2021 was 87 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to Kent's overall crime rate, coming in 0.40% lower than the Kent rate of 87 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Deal is the 125th most dangerous small town, and the 832nd most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In June 2021, Deal was the worst SmallTown.ToInlineText() in Kent for bicycle theft, with 3 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.14 per 1,000 inhabitants. May 2021 was also a bad month for Deal residents, when it was Kent's most dangerous SmallTown.ToInlineText() for burglary, recording 10 crimes at a rate of 0.47 per 1,000 residents. Deal recorded 9 reports of drugs during August 2021, making its crime rate of 0.43 the worst SmallTown.ToInlineText() for drugs in Kent that month.

The most common crimes in Deal are violence and sexual offences, with 1,028 offences during 2021, giving a crime rate of 49. This is 15% higher than 2020's figure of 869 offences and a difference of 7.55 from 2020's crime rate of 41. Deal's least common crime is bicycle theft, with 13 offences recorded in 2021, a decrease of 69% from 2020's figure of 22 crimes.

Deal 2022 Crime Scorecard

Top 10 Most Dangerous

Small Towns, Kent

17% higher, regional crime rate

South East

16% higher, national crime rate

England, Wales & NI

Local Crime in Context

As of 2022, the crime rate in Deal is 17% higher than the South East and 16% higher than the England, Wales & Northern Ireland overall figure.

Deal Crime Rate Over Time

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Deal Crime Map

Incidents mapped in Deal 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 Deal

YearCrime Rate per
1,000 people
Total Crimes
2021871,834
2020781,642
2019901,897
2018992,083
2017741,555
2016561,189

Crime in Deal Compared To Kent

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Summary of Crimes in Deal This Year

 DealKent 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour27613.1037,00419.89 52% safer
Bicycle Theft130.629640.52 16% more dangerous
Burglary462.185,9703.21 47% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson2009.4919,28110.36 9% safer
Drugs341.614,0152.16 34% safer
Other Crime532.525,3902.90 15% safer
Other Theft1034.8911,0375.93 21% safer
Possession of Weapons140.661,2200.660% safer
Public Order1738.2113,7447.39 10% more dangerous
Robbery190.901,0640.57 37% more dangerous
Shoplifting984.658,8494.76 2.4% safer
Theft From the Person140.667940.43 35% more dangerous
Vehicle Crime391.857,9234.26 130% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences1,02848.8082,36844.27 9% more dangerous

Deal Compared to Nearby Small Towns)

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
East Malling and Larkfield1,02469.7625% safer
Hawkinge63272.0121% safer
Frindsbury Extra55072.9819% safer
Hoo St. Werburgh84682.984.9% safer
Edenbridge83585.511.8% safer
Deal1,83487.06-
Snodland1,04688.101.2% more dangerous
Swanscombe and Greenhithe1,63691.625.0% more dangerous
Faversham1,86192.566% more dangerous
Swanley1,856106.5318% more dangerous
Sheerness2,467183.8653% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Deal

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Recent Crimes in Deal

DateCrime TypeLocationOutcome
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Church LaneUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Cowdray SquareUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Lister CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Lydia RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Warden House MewsUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Other theftOn or near Anchor LaneUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Queen StreetUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Clarke'S CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Other theftOn or near Victoria RoadOffender given a caution
March 2022BurglaryOn or near Freemen'S WayInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Public orderOn or near Rectory RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near SupermarketInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Cannon StreetUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Mill RoadLocal resolution
March 2022Other theftOn or near Yew Tree MewsInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Sydenham RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Somerset RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Wilton CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Northwall CourtUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near West LeaUnable to prosecute suspect

Deal Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2018201920202021Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour17172213 Safer
Bicycle Theft2.71.81.00.62 Safer
Burglary3.13.42.52.2 Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson1510109 Safer
Drugs1.11.11.11.6 Getting worse
Other Crime2.82.72.22.5 Getting worse
Other Theft764.94.9 Safer
Possession of Weapons0.710.760.190.66 Getting worse
Public Order9788 Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.850.470.330.90 Getting worse
Shoplifting663.74.6 Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.620.330.520.66 Getting worse
Vehicle Crime2.62.92.11.8 Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences47474149 Getting worse

Changes In Deal's Crime Rates Over Time

Offences in Deal's Green Spaces

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

NameASBDrugsPublic OrderRobberyVSOAll OthersCrimes per Hectare
North Deal Playing Field--1--10.86

Comparing Deal to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Coventry39.93118% safer
Birmingham49.6076% safer
Barnet67.0830% safer
Croydon82.486% safer
Deal87.06-
Sheffield90.033.3% more dangerous
Bristol90.523.8% more dangerous
Leicester111.5922% more dangerous
Liverpool123.0629% more dangerous
Bradford132.2834% more dangerous
Leeds150.9442% more dangerous

Crime in Deal's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Deal North & West35347First

Crime in Deal During Coronavirus Lockdowns

Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Deal change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in October, when Deal saw a 400% increase in vehicle crime. Deal saw a large fall in bicycle theft during April, when it fell by 83% compared to April in 2019. Shoplifting saw a fall in every month of Deal's lockdown.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour+50%+137%+115%+72%-26%-20%+19%+25%-7%-4%
Bicycle Theft--83%-83%-+350%-75%-33%---
Burglary+100%+75%-50%-22%+40%-60%-25%-71%--80%
Criminal Damage and Arson-48%+27%+47%+67%+81%-15%-20%-11%-12%-68%
Drugs---50%+50%--67%+200%+100%+300%-
Other Crime-40%-33%-33%-43%+25%-33%+133%+200%-67%+300%
Other Theft--75%-58%-29%-31%-42%-69%+63%+36%+43%
Possession of Weapons--50%--------
Public Order-25%-14%-8%+267%+58%-45%-+100%-53%+71%
Robbery+50%---------
Shoplifting+100%-71%-55%-77%-26%-67%-55%-33%-67%-75%
Theft From the Person----+100%-----
Vehicle Crime-+167%--20%-73%-50%-67%+400%-80%+67%
Violence and Sexual Offences-11%-38%+6%+46%+10%-8%-13%-23%-21%-33%

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in Deal

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

How dangerous is Deal?
Deal is among the top 10 most dangerous small towns in Kent.

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

What is the least common crime in Deal?
Deal's least common crime is bicycle theft.

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