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Crime and Safety in Faversham

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Faversham is among the top 5 most dangerous small towns in Kent, and is the 40th most dangerous overall out of Kent's 333 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Faversham in 2021 was 93 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares poorly to Kent's overall crime rate, coming in 6% higher than the Kent rate of 87 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Faversham is the 99th most dangerous small town, and the 703rd most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In July 2021, Faversham was the worst SmallTown.ToInlineText() in Kent for bicycle theft, with 6 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.30 per 1,000 inhabitants. October 2021 was also a bad month for Faversham residents, when it was Kent's most dangerous SmallTown.ToInlineText() for criminal damage and arson, recording 24 crimes at a rate of 1.2 per 1,000 residents. Faversham recorded 8 reports of burglary during December 2021, making its crime rate of 0.40 the worst SmallTown.ToInlineText() for burglary in Kent that month.

The most common crimes in Faversham are violence and sexual offences, with 917 offences during 2021, giving a crime rate of 46. This is 17% higher than 2020's figure of 765 offences and a difference of 7.56 from 2020's crime rate of 38. Faversham's least common crime is theft from the person, with 9 offences recorded in 2021, an increase of 33% from 2020's figure of 6 crimes.

Faversham 2022 Crime Scorecard

Top 5 Most Dangerous

Small Towns, Kent

22% higher, regional crime rate

South East

21% higher, national crime rate

England, Wales & NI

Local Crime in Context

As of 2022, the crime rate in Faversham is 22% higher than the South East and 21% higher than the England, Wales & Northern Ireland overall figure.

Faversham Crime Rate Over Time

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Faversham Crime Map

Incidents mapped in Faversham 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 Faversham

YearCrime Rate per
1,000 people
Total Crimes
2021931,861
2020881,778
20191042,091
2018961,924
2017811,622
2016631,267

Crime in Faversham Compared To Kent

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Summary of Crimes in Faversham This Year

 FavershamKent 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour54427.0637,00419.89 26% more dangerous
Bicycle Theft140.709640.52 26% more dangerous
Burglary613.035,9703.21 6% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson22110.9919,28110.36 6% more dangerous
Drugs512.544,0152.16 15% more dangerous
Other Crime552.745,3902.90 6% safer
Other Theft1145.6711,0375.93 4.6% safer
Possession of Weapons130.651,2200.66 1.5% safer
Public Order1577.8113,7447.39 5% more dangerous
Robbery130.651,0640.57 12% more dangerous
Shoplifting1728.568,8494.76 44% more dangerous
Theft From the Person90.457940.43 4.4% more dangerous
Vehicle Crime643.187,9234.26 34% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences91745.6182,36844.27 2.9% more dangerous

Faversham Compared to Nearby Small Towns)

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Hoo St. Werburgh84682.9812% safer
Edenbridge83585.518% safer
Deal1,83487.066% safer
Snodland1,04688.105% safer
Swanscombe and Greenhithe1,63691.621.0% safer
Faversham1,86192.56-
Swanley1,856106.5313% more dangerous
Sheerness2,467183.8650% more dangerous
Stone2,609195.7253% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Faversham

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Recent Crimes in Faversham

DateCrime TypeLocationOutcome
March 2022BurglaryOn or near Lewis CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Brogdale PlaceInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Grove PlaceUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Preston StreetUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Public orderOn or near Thomas RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022BurglaryOn or near Wells WayInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near St John'S RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Public orderOn or near WindermereFurther investigation is not in the public interest
March 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Blaxland CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Spillett CloseFurther investigation is not in the public interest
March 2022ShopliftingOn or near Russet AvenueInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Millfield RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near George Stewart AvenueInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Public orderOn or near Chambers Wharf LaneUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Public orderOn or near Brook RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Finlay CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Public orderOn or near Lewis CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Hazebrouck RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Larksfield RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022DrugsOn or near Chapel StreetLocal resolution

Faversham Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2018201920202021Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour15203127 Getting worse
Bicycle Theft2.01.61.10.70 Safer
Burglary4.974.73.0 Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson12171111 Safer
Drugs0.851.02.12.5 Getting worse
Other Crime1.91.92.52.7 Getting worse
Other Theft7766 Safer
Possession of Weapons0.550.700.800.65 Getting worse
Public Order12978 Safer
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.551.01.00.65 Getting worse
Shoplifting121479 Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.500.700.300.45 Safer
Vehicle Crime8863.2 Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences33353846 Getting worse

Changes In Faversham's Crime Rates Over Time

Offences in Faversham's Green Spaces

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

NameASBDrugsPublic OrderRobberyVSOAll OthersCrimes per Hectare
King George V Playing Field5-31304.2

Comparing Faversham to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Coventry39.93132% safer
Birmingham49.6087% safer
Barnet67.0838% safer
Croydon82.4812% safer
Sheffield90.032.8% safer
Bristol90.522.3% safer
Faversham92.56-
Leicester111.5917% more dangerous
Liverpool123.0625% more dangerous
Bradford132.2830% more dangerous
Leeds150.9439% more dangerous

Crime in Faversham's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Faversham East1,198105First
Faversham West66777Second

Crime in Faversham During Coronavirus Lockdowns

Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Faversham change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in December, when Faversham saw a 600% increase in other crime. Faversham saw a large fall in vehicle crime during December, when it fell by 83% compared to December in 2019.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour-24%+72%+120%+21%+142%+60%+67%+30%+142%+167%
Bicycle Theft+200%-+150%-40%---60%-50%-75%-
Burglary-75%-31%-50%+50%+43%+22%-43%-14%+17%-62%
Criminal Damage and Arson--63%-29%-19%-48%+39%-38%-47%-21%-56%
Drugs-80%----+50%+33%+200%-33%+200%
Other Crime-33%+25%+150%-29%-33%--50%+300%+150%+600%
Other Theft-54%-15%-29%--25%--9%+100%-31%-30%
Possession of Weapons---+100%----50%-67%-
Public Order-27%-42%-8%-29%-43%+47%-30%+50%+17%-13%
Robbery---67%-+100%+150%---50%-
Shoplifting-68%-74%-39%-45%-46%+8%-6%-67%-31%+14%
Theft From the Person----------
Vehicle Crime-+80%-8%-71%+10%+9%-75%-44%-45%-83%
Violence and Sexual Offences+4%-16%+25%+21%-10%+1%-6%+74%-6%+10%

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in Faversham

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

How dangerous is Faversham?
Faversham is among the top 5 most dangerous small towns in Kent.

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

What is the least common crime in Faversham?
Faversham's least common crime is theft from the person (inc. pickpocketing).

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