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.
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Small Towns, Kent
22% higher, regional crime rate
21% higher, national crime rate
England, Wales & NI
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.
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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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Last updated: 11 May, 2022
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|Year||Crime Rate per|
|Anti-Social Behaviour||544||27.06||37,004||19.89||26% more dangerous|
|Bicycle Theft||14||0.70||964||0.52||26% more dangerous|
|Criminal Damage and Arson||221||10.99||19,281||10.36||6% more dangerous|
|Drugs||51||2.54||4,015||2.16||15% more dangerous|
|Other Crime||55||2.74||5,390||2.90||6% safer|
|Other Theft||114||5.67||11,037||5.93||4.6% safer|
|Possession of Weapons||13||0.65||1,220||0.66||1.5% safer|
|Public Order||157||7.81||13,744||7.39||5% more dangerous|
|Robbery||13||0.65||1,064||0.57||12% more dangerous|
|Shoplifting||172||8.56||8,849||4.76||44% more dangerous|
|Theft From the Person||9||0.45||794||0.43||4.4% more dangerous|
|Vehicle Crime||64||3.18||7,923||4.26||34% safer|
|Violence and Sexual Offences||917||45.61||82,368||44.27||2.9% more dangerous|
|Small Town||Total Crimes||Crime Rate||Rate Difference|
|Hoo St. Werburgh||846||82.98||12% safer|
|Swanscombe and Greenhithe||1,636||91.62||1.0% safer|
|Swanley||1,856||106.53||13% more dangerous|
|Sheerness||2,467||183.86||50% more dangerous|
|Stone||2,609||195.72||53% more dangerous|
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|March 2022||Burglary||On or near Lewis Close||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|March 2022||Violence and sexual offences||On or near Brogdale Place||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|March 2022||Violence and sexual offences||On or near Grove Place||Unable to prosecute suspect|
|March 2022||Violence and sexual offences||On or near Preston Street||Unable to prosecute suspect|
|March 2022||Public order||On or near Thomas Road||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|March 2022||Burglary||On or near Wells Way||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|March 2022||Violence and sexual offences||On or near St John'S Road||Unable to prosecute suspect|
|March 2022||Public order||On or near Windermere||Further investigation is not in the public interest|
|March 2022||Criminal damage and arson||On or near Blaxland Close||Unable to prosecute suspect|
|March 2022||Criminal damage and arson||On or near Spillett Close||Further investigation is not in the public interest|
|March 2022||Shoplifting||On or near Russet Avenue||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|March 2022||Vehicle crime||On or near Millfield Road||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|March 2022||Violence and sexual offences||On or near George Stewart Avenue||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|March 2022||Public order||On or near Chambers Wharf Lane||Unable to prosecute suspect|
|March 2022||Public order||On or near Brook Road||Unable to prosecute suspect|
|March 2022||Vehicle crime||On or near Finlay Close||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|March 2022||Public order||On or near Lewis Close||Unable to prosecute suspect|
|March 2022||Criminal damage and arson||On or near Hazebrouck Road||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|March 2022||Criminal damage and arson||On or near Larksfield Road||Unable to prosecute suspect|
|March 2022||Drugs||On or near Chapel Street||Local resolution|
|Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents|
|Anti-Social Behaviour||15||20||31||27||Getting worse|
|Criminal Damage and Arson||12||17||11||11||Safer|
|Other Crime||1.9||1.9||2.5||2.7||Getting worse|
|Possession of Weapons||0.55||0.70||0.80||0.65||Getting worse|
|Robbery (inc. mugging)||0.55||1.0||1.0||0.65||Getting worse|
|Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)||0.50||0.70||0.30||0.45||Safer|
|Violence and Sexual Offences||33||35||38||46||Getting worse|
We only display green spaces in Faversham that are named, and have had crimes recorded within their boundaries during 2021.
|Name||ASB||Drugs||Public Order||Robbery||VSO||All Others||Crimes per Hectare|
|King George V Playing Field||5||-||3||1||3||0||4.2|
|Small Town||Crime Rate||Rate Difference|
|Leicester||111.59||17% more dangerous|
|Liverpool||123.06||25% more dangerous|
|Bradford||132.28||30% more dangerous|
|Leeds||150.94||39% more dangerous|
|Neighbourhood||Crime Count||Crime Rate||Danger Rank|
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.
|Criminal Damage and Arson||-||-63%||-29%||-19%||-48%||+39%||-38%||-47%||-21%||-56%|
|Possession of Weapons||-||-||-||+100%||-||-||-||-50%||-67%||-|
|Theft From the Person||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|Violence and Sexual Offences||+4%||-16%||+25%||+21%||-10%||+1%||-6%||+74%||-6%||+10%|