Edenbridge Crime Overview

Edenbridge is among the top 10 most dangerous small towns in Kent, and is the 62nd most dangerous overall out of Kent's 335 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Edenbridge in 2020 was 77 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to Kent's overall crime rate, coming in 11% lower than the Kent rate of 85 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Edenbridge is the 146th most dangerous small town, and the 1,120th most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In April 2020, Edenbridge was the worst small town in Kent for theft from the person, with 2 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.20 per 1,000 inhabitants. May 2019 was also a bad month for Edenbridge residents, when it was Kent's most dangerous small town for other theft, recording 16 crimes at a rate of 1.6 per 1,000 residents. Edenbridge recorded 2 reports of possession of weapons during May 2017, making its crime rate of 0.20 the worst small town for possession of weapons in Kent that month.

The most common crimes in Edenbridge are violence and sexual offences, with 333 offences during 2020, giving a crime rate of 34. This is 4.8% higher than 2019's figure of 317 offences and a difference of 1.64 from 2019's crime rate of 32. Edenbridge's least common crime is robbery, with 3 offences recorded in 2020, a decrease of 133% from 2019's figure of 7 crimes.

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Summary of Crimes in Edenbridge This Year

 EdenbridgeKent 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour34235.0248,31625.9726% more dangerous
Bicycle Theft40.411,1650.6354% safer
Burglary353.587,0893.816% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson11711.9818,62210.0116% more dangerous
Drugs171.744,2172.2730% safer
Other Crime212.155,1152.7528% safer
Other Theft575.8410,9545.890.86% safer
Possession of Weapons70.721,3510.731.4% safer
Public Order525.3313,1587.0733% safer
Robbery30.311,3090.70126% safer
Shoplifting404.109,2254.9621% safer
Theft From the Person90.928340.4551% more dangerous
Vehicle Crime535.439,0874.8810% more dangerous
Violence and Sexual Offences33334.1076,37441.0520% safer

Crime in Edenbridge Compared To Kent

Edenbridge Compared to Nearby Small Towns

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Sevenoaks1,45766.0416% safer
Paddock Wood55067.7313% safer
Hoo St. Werburgh69468.0713% safer
East Malling and Larkfield1,01268.9411% safer
Minster-on-Sea1,18669.2411% safer
Edenbridge74876.60-
Deal1,64277.941.7% more dangerous
Faversham1,77888.4413% more dangerous
Snodland1,06389.5314% more dangerous
Swanscombe and Greenhithe1,70095.2020% more dangerous
Swanley1,73899.7523% more dangerous

Edenbridge Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2017201820192020Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour22132335Getting worse
Bicycle Theft0.720.410.200.41Safer
Burglary7683.6Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson1481212Getting worse
Drugs0.610.720.821.7Getting worse
Other Crime2.21.52.82.2Safer
Other Theft8886Safer
Possession of Weapons0.410.510.610.72Getting worse
Public Order4.3965Safer
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.510.510.720.31Safer
Shoplifting70.4164.1Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.200.410.610.92Getting worse
Vehicle Crime63.875Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences24303234Getting worse

Changes In Edenbridge's Crime Rates Over Time

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Comparing Edenbridge to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Barnet67.7113% safer
Edenbridge76.60-
Coventry77.411.0% more dangerous
Croydon83.228% more dangerous
Sheffield85.8111% more dangerous
Bristol86.2111% more dangerous
Leicester97.4421% more dangerous
Birmingham102.8726% more dangerous
Liverpool107.2829% more dangerous
Bradford133.0242% more dangerous
Leeds137.1044% more dangerous

Crime in Edenbridge's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Edenbridge74877First

Crime in Edenbridge During Coronavirus Lockdowns

Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Edenbridge change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in November, when Edenbridge saw a 1,000% increase in other theft. Edenbridge saw a large fall in vehicle crime during May, when it fell by 90% compared to May in 2019. Burglary saw a fall in every month of Edenbridge's lockdown.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour+110%+105%+65%-+64%+94%+117%+45%+15%+125%
Burglary-75%-83%-80%--29%-33%-50%-63%-25%-67%
Criminal Damage and Arson-40%+14%-78%+33%+125%-25%+160%+17%+67%-
Drugs----------
Other Crime-67%+50%-50%---+300%-50%+100%-
Other Theft-75%-17%--75%+67%-20%+33%+38%+1,000%-
Possession of Weapons-------+100%--
Public Order-75%-75%-+80%-50%--80%-50%-40%-75%
Robbery----------
Shoplifting+50%-80%-73%-67%-50%-33%-71%+400%-+100%
Theft From the Person---50%-------
Vehicle Crime+50%-60%-90%-44%-25%+100%+67%+67%-75%-75%
Violence and Sexual Offences+24%-3%-14%+33%+28%+48%+19%-4%+5%-41%

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in Edenbridge

What police force serves Edenbridge?
Edenbridge's local territorial police force is the Kent Police.
How dangerous is Edenbridge?
Edenbridge is among the top 10 most dangerous small towns in Kent.
What is Edenbridge's most common crime?
The most common crimes in Edenbridge are violence and sexual offences.
What is the least common crime in Edenbridge?
Edenbridge's least common crime is robbery (inc. mugging).

Last updated: 01 Apr 2021