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Crime and Safety in Edenbridge

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Edenbridge is among the top 10 most dangerous small towns in Kent, and is the 52nd most dangerous overall out of Kent's 333 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Edenbridge in 2021 was 86 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to Kent's overall crime rate, coming in 2.2% lower than the Kent rate of 87 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Edenbridge is the 133rd most dangerous small town, and the 874th most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In July 2021, Edenbridge was the worst SmallTown.ToInlineText() in Kent for possession of weapons, with 3 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.31 per 1,000 inhabitants. January 2021 was also a bad month for Edenbridge residents, when it was Kent's most dangerous SmallTown.ToInlineText() for theft from the person, recording 1 crime at a rate of 0.10 per 1,000 residents. Edenbridge recorded 16 reports of other theft during May 2019, making its crime rate of 1.6 the worst SmallTown.ToInlineText() for other theft in Kent that month.

The most common crimes in Edenbridge are violence and sexual offences, with 382 offences during 2021, giving a crime rate of 39. This is 13% higher than 2020's figure of 333 offences and a difference of 5.02 from 2020's crime rate of 34. Edenbridge's least common crime is bicycle theft, with 2 offences recorded in 2021, a decrease of 100% from 2020's figure of 4 crimes.

Edenbridge 2022 Crime Scorecard

Top 10 Most Dangerous

Small Towns, Kent

16% higher, regional crime rate

South East

15% higher, national crime rate

England, Wales & NI

Local Crime in Context

As of 2022, the crime rate in Edenbridge is 16% higher than the South East and 15% higher than the England, Wales & Northern Ireland overall figure.

Edenbridge Crime Rate Over Time

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Edenbridge Crime Map

Incidents mapped in Edenbridge 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 Edenbridge

YearCrime Rate per
1,000 people
Total Crimes
202186835
202077748
201985831
201870684
201776747
201655536

Crime in Edenbridge Compared To Kent

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Summary of Crimes in Edenbridge This Year

 EdenbridgeKent 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour32733.4937,00419.89 41% more dangerous
Bicycle Theft20.209640.52 160% safer
Burglary484.925,9703.21 35% more dangerous
Criminal Damage and Arson10510.7519,28110.36 3.6% more dangerous
Drugs202.054,0152.16 5% safer
Other Crime303.075,3902.90 6% more dangerous
Other Theft686.9611,0375.93 15% more dangerous
Possession of Weapons111.131,2200.66 42% more dangerous
Public Order585.9413,7447.39 24% safer
Robbery30.311,0640.57 84% safer
Shoplifting616.258,8494.76 24% more dangerous
Theft From the Person70.727940.43 40% more dangerous
Vehicle Crime404.107,9234.26 3.9% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences38239.1282,36844.27 13% safer

Edenbridge Compared to Nearby Small Towns)

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Paddock Wood56669.7023% safer
East Malling and Larkfield1,02469.7623% safer
Hawkinge63272.0119% safer
Frindsbury Extra55072.9817% safer
Hoo St. Werburgh84682.983.0% safer
Edenbridge83585.51-
Deal1,83487.061.8% more dangerous
Snodland1,04688.102.9% more dangerous
Swanscombe and Greenhithe1,63691.627% more dangerous
Faversham1,86192.568% more dangerous
Swanley1,856106.5320% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Edenbridge

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Recent Crimes in Edenbridge

DateCrime TypeLocationOutcome
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Skeynes RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022BurglaryOn or near Hartfield RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022BurglaryOn or near Field DriveInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near The PlatInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Pit LaneUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Public orderOn or near Greshams WayInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Manor House GardensFurther investigation is not in the public interest
March 2022Other theftOn or near Croft LaneInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Pit LaneUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Other theftOn or near Farmstead DriveInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Pine GroveInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Manor RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Wellingtonia WayInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Public orderOn or near Parking AreaInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Pine GroveUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Four Elms RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Hawthorn CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Victoria RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Pine GroveUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Fircroft WayInvestigation complete; no suspect identified

Edenbridge Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2018201920202021Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour13233533 Getting worse
Bicycle Theft0.410.200.410.20 Safer
Burglary683.64.9 Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson8121211 Safer
Drugs0.720.821.72.0 Getting worse
Other Crime1.52.82.23.1 Getting worse
Other Theft8867 Safer
Possession of Weapons0.510.610.721.1 Getting worse
Public Order9656 Safer
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.510.720.310.31 Safer
Shoplifting0.4164.16 Getting worse
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.410.610.920.72 Getting worse
Vehicle Crime3.8754.1 Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences30323439 Getting worse

Changes In Edenbridge's Crime Rates Over Time

Comparing Edenbridge to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Coventry39.93114% safer
Birmingham49.6072% safer
Barnet67.0827% safer
Croydon82.483.7% safer
Edenbridge85.51-
Sheffield90.035% more dangerous
Bristol90.526% more dangerous
Leicester111.5923% more dangerous
Liverpool123.0631% more dangerous
Bradford132.2835% more dangerous
Leeds150.9443% more dangerous

Crime in Edenbridge's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Edenbridge83586First

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 bicycle theft.

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