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Crime and Safety in Hawkinge

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Hawkinge is among the top 20 most dangerous small towns in Kent, and is the 81st most dangerous overall out of Kent's 333 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Hawkinge in 2021 was 72 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to Kent's overall crime rate, coming in 21% lower than the Kent rate of 87 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Hawkinge is the 223rd most dangerous small town, and the 1,410th most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In April 2021, Hawkinge was the worst SmallTown.ToInlineText() in Kent for possession of weapons, with 4 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.46 per 1,000 inhabitants. March 2021 was also a bad month for Hawkinge residents, when it was Kent's most dangerous SmallTown.ToInlineText() for theft from the person, recording 1 crime at a rate of 0.11 per 1,000 residents. Hawkinge recorded 1 report of robbery during April 2020, making its crime rate of 0.11 the worst SmallTown.ToInlineText() for robbery in Kent that month.

The most common crimes in Hawkinge are violence and sexual offences, with 357 offences during 2021, giving a crime rate of 41. This is 12% higher than 2020's figure of 313 offences and a difference of 5.01 from 2020's crime rate of 36. Hawkinge's least common crime is bicycle theft, with 1 offence recorded in 2021, the same as 2020's figure of 1 crime.

Hawkinge 2022 Crime Scorecard

Top 20 Most Dangerous

Small Towns, Kent

0.15% higher, regional crime rate

South East

1.1% lower, national crime rate

England, Wales & NI

Local Crime in Context

As of 2022, the crime rate in Hawkinge is 0.15% higher than the South East and 1.1% lower than the England, Wales & Northern Ireland overall figure.

Hawkinge Crime Rate Over Time

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Incidents mapped in Hawkinge 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 Hawkinge

YearCrime Rate per
1,000 people
Total Crimes
202172632
202061534
201964565
201865571
201750442
201640347

Crime in Hawkinge Compared To Kent

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Summary of Crimes in Hawkinge This Year

 HawkingeKent 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour20122.9037,00419.89 13% more dangerous
Bicycle Theft10.119640.52 373% safer
Burglary121.375,9703.21 134% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson10211.6219,28110.36 11% more dangerous
Drugs131.484,0152.16 46% safer
Other Crime242.735,3902.90 6% safer
Other Theft262.9611,0375.93 100% safer
Possession of Weapons91.031,2200.66 36% more dangerous
Public Order566.3813,7447.39 16% safer
Robbery30.341,0640.57 68% safer
Shoplifting131.488,8494.76 222% safer
Theft From the Person10.117940.43 291% safer
Vehicle Crime151.717,9234.26 149% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences35740.6782,36844.27 9% safer

Hawkinge Compared to Nearby Small Towns)

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Aylesford74665.2610% safer
Minster-on-Sea1,15467.377% safer
Tenterden53368.315% safer
Paddock Wood56669.703.3% safer
East Malling and Larkfield1,02469.763.2% safer
Hawkinge63272.01-
Frindsbury Extra55072.981.3% more dangerous
Hoo St. Werburgh84682.9813% more dangerous
Edenbridge83585.5116% more dangerous
Deal1,83487.0617% more dangerous
Snodland1,04688.1018% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Hawkinge

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Recent Crimes in Hawkinge

DateCrime TypeLocationOutcome
March 2022Other theftOn or near Sandpiper RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Lewis RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Alkham Valley RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near SupermarketInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Alkham Valley RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Siskin CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Alkham Valley RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Campbell RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Public orderOn or near Kipping CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Other theftOn or near Mill LaneUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Clouston CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Gillman CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Bittern CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Blenheim DriveUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Mill LaneUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Parker PlaceInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Bittern CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Campbell RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near St Luke'S WalkUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Coombe Wood LaneUnable to prosecute suspect

Hawkinge Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2018201920202021Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour11192423 Getting worse
Bicycle Theft0.230.110.110.11 Safer
Burglary3.12.82.21.4 Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson99812 Getting worse
Drugs0.461.00.801.5 Getting worse
Other Crime2.83.31.72.7 Safer
Other Theft4.24.32.53.0 Safer
Possession of Weapons0.340.460.231.0 Getting worse
Public Order83.856 Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.230.340.230.34 Getting worse
Shoplifting1.562.01.5 Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.23--0.11 Safer
Vehicle Crime2.72.02.21.7 Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences32313641 Getting worse

Changes In Hawkinge's Crime Rates Over Time

Comparing Hawkinge to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Coventry39.9380% safer
Birmingham49.6045% safer
Barnet67.087% safer
Hawkinge72.01-
Croydon82.4813% more dangerous
Sheffield90.0320% more dangerous
Bristol90.5220% more dangerous
Leicester111.5935% more dangerous
Liverpool123.0641% more dangerous
Bradford132.2846% more dangerous
Leeds150.9452% more dangerous

Crime in Hawkinge's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Hawkinge68666First

Crime in Hawkinge During Coronavirus Lockdowns

Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Hawkinge change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in September, when Hawkinge saw a 250% increase in vehicle crime. Hawkinge saw a large fall in shoplifting during August, when it fell by 93% compared to August in 2019.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour-82%+47%+100%+163%-39%-+50%+42%+73%+77%
Burglary-----67%-+100%-67%--
Criminal Damage and Arson-+150%-60%+50%-64%+50%-45%-75%+80%-50%
Other Crime--50%-33%-75%+200%+50%---+50%
Other Theft+100%-80%---50%--75%-50%-25%-50%
Possession of Weapons----------
Public Order--50%-+100%+100%+29%-33%+50%-40%-
Robbery----------
Shoplifting-50%----40%-93%-86%-92%+50%+200%
Vehicle Crime----+100%-+250%-+200%-
Violence and Sexual Offences--35%-63%+22%+39%+119%+60%+30%+4%-

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in Hawkinge

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

How dangerous is Hawkinge?
Hawkinge is among the top 20 most dangerous small towns in Kent.

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

What is the least common crime in Hawkinge?
Hawkinge's least common crime is bicycle theft.

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