Faversham Crime Overview

Faversham is among the top 10 most dangerous small towns in Kent, and is the 45th most dangerous overall out of Kent's 335 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Faversham in 2020 was 88 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares poorly to Kent's overall crime rate, coming in 3.7% higher than the Kent rate of 85 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Faversham is the 88th most dangerous small town, and the 741st most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In June 2020, Faversham was the worst small town in Kent for bicycle theft, with 3 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.15 per 1,000 inhabitants. August 2020 was also a bad month for Faversham residents, when it was Kent's most dangerous small town for burglary, recording 11 crimes at a rate of 0.55 per 1,000 residents. Faversham recorded 28 reports of criminal damage and arson during October 2020, making its crime rate of 1.4 the worst small town for criminal damage and arson in Kent that month.

The most common crimes in Faversham are violence and sexual offences, with 765 offences during 2020, giving a crime rate of 38. This is 7% higher than 2019's figure of 709 offences and a difference of 2.79 from 2019's crime rate of 35. Faversham's least common crime is theft from the person, with 6 offences recorded in 2020, a decrease of 133% from 2019's figure of 14 crimes.

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Crime in Faversham Compared To Kent

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Summary of Crimes in Faversham This Year

 FavershamKent 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour62030.8448,31625.9716% more dangerous
Bicycle Theft231.141,1650.6345% more dangerous
Burglary954.737,0893.8119% more dangerous
Criminal Damage and Arson22611.2418,62210.0111% more dangerous
Drugs422.094,2172.279% safer
Other Crime502.495,1152.7510% safer
Other Theft1286.3710,9545.898% more dangerous
Possession of Weapons160.801,3510.739% more dangerous
Public Order1457.2113,1587.071.9% more dangerous
Robbery211.041,3090.7033% more dangerous
Shoplifting1437.119,2254.9630% more dangerous
Theft From the Person60.308340.4550% safer
Vehicle Crime1185.879,0874.8817% more dangerous
Violence and Sexual Offences76538.0576,37441.058% safer

Faversham Compared to Nearby Small Towns

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Hoo St. Werburgh69468.0730% safer
East Malling and Larkfield1,01268.9428% safer
Minster-on-Sea1,18669.2428% safer
Edenbridge74876.6015% safer
Deal1,64277.9413% safer
Faversham1,77888.44-
Snodland1,06389.531.2% more dangerous
Swanscombe and Greenhithe1,70095.207% more dangerous
Swanley1,73899.7511% more dangerous
Stone2,382178.6951% more dangerous
Sheerness2,515187.4353% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Faversham

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Recent Crimes in Faversham

DateCrime TypeLocationOutcome
August 2021Other theftOn or near Petrol StationInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
August 2021Vehicle crimeOn or near Goldfinch CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
August 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Goldfinch CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
August 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Goldfinch CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
August 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Goldfinch CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
August 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Goldfinch CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
August 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Goldfinch CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
August 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Goldfinch CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
August 2021Public orderOn or near East StreetInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
August 2021Criminal damage and arsonOn or near WindermereUnable to prosecute suspect
August 2021Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Bensted GroveUnable to prosecute suspect
August 2021Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Bensted GroveInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
August 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Bensted GroveInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
August 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Bensted GroveInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
August 2021BurglaryOn or near Seager RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
August 2021Other crimeOn or near Institute RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
August 2021Other theftOn or near Middle RowInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
August 2021Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Leslie Smith DriveInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
August 2021Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Ashford RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
August 2021Other theftOn or near Petrol StationInvestigation complete; no suspect identified

Faversham Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2017201820192020Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour18152031Getting worse
Bicycle Theft0.952.01.61.1Safer
Burglary64.974.7Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson13121711Safer
Drugs0.400.851.02.1Getting worse
Other Crime1.11.91.92.5Getting worse
Other Theft7776Safer
Possession of Weapons0.450.550.700.80Getting worse
Public Order61297Safer
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.300.551.01.0Getting worse
Shoplifting812147Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.350.500.700.30Safer
Vehicle Crime10886Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences25333538Getting 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 2020.

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

Comparing Faversham to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Barnet67.7131% safer
Coventry77.4114% safer
Croydon83.226% safer
Sheffield85.813.1% safer
Bristol86.212.6% safer
Faversham88.44-
Leicester97.449% more dangerous
Birmingham102.8714% more dangerous
Liverpool107.2818% more dangerous
Bradford133.0234% more dangerous
Leeds137.1035% more dangerous

Crime in Faversham's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Faversham East1,200105First
Faversham West58367Second

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 10 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).

Last updated: 05 Oct 2021