Hoo St. Werburgh Crime Overview

Hoo St. Werburgh is among the top 20 most dangerous small towns in Kent, and is the 89th most dangerous overall out of Kent's 335 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Hoo St. Werburgh in 2020 was 68 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to Kent's overall crime rate, coming in 25% lower than the Kent rate of 85 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Hoo St. Werburgh is the 218th most dangerous small town, and the 1,534th most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In August 2020, Hoo St. Werburgh was the worst small town in Kent for vehicle crime, with 14 crimes reported and a crime rate of 1.4 per 1,000 inhabitants. April 2017 was also a bad month for Hoo St. Werburgh residents, when it was Kent's most dangerous small town for other crime, recording 5 crimes at a rate of 0.49 per 1,000 residents. Hoo St. Werburgh recorded 2 reports of possession of weapons during July 2015, making its crime rate of 0.20 the worst small town for possession of weapons in Kent that month.

The most common crimes in Hoo St. Werburgh are violence and sexual offences, with 380 offences during 2020, giving a crime rate of 37. This is 17% lower than 2019's figure of 444 offences and a difference of 6.28 from 2019's crime rate of 44. Hoo St. Werburgh's least common crime is robbery, with 1 offence recorded in 2020, the same as 2019's figure of 1 crime.

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Crime in Hoo St. Werburgh Compared To Kent

Summary of Crimes in Hoo St. Werburgh This Year

 Hoo St. WerburghKent 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour31631.0048,31625.9716% more dangerous
Bicycle Theft20.201,1650.63215% safer
Burglary302.947,0893.8130% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson918.9318,62210.0112% safer
Drugs80.784,2172.27191% safer
Other Crime222.165,1152.7527% safer
Other Theft464.5110,9545.8931% safer
Possession of Weapons40.391,3510.7387% safer
Public Order646.2813,1587.0713% safer
Robbery10.101,3090.70600% safer
Shoplifting40.399,2254.961172% safer
Vehicle Crime424.129,0874.8818% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences38037.2776,37441.0510% safer

Hoo St. Werburgh Compared to Nearby Small Towns

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Hawkinge53460.8412% safer
Aylesford73264.046% safer
Southborough80064.874.9% safer
Sevenoaks1,45766.043.1% safer
Paddock Wood55067.730.50% safer
Hoo St. Werburgh69468.07-
East Malling and Larkfield1,01268.941.3% more dangerous
Minster-on-Sea1,18669.241.7% more dangerous
Edenbridge74876.6011% more dangerous
Deal1,64277.9413% more dangerous
Faversham1,77888.4423% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Hoo St. Werburgh

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Hoo St. Werburgh Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Anti-Social Behaviour23192031Getting worse
Bicycle Theft0.490.20-0.20Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson1113109Safer
Drugs0.200.781.10.78Getting worse
Other Crime2.
Other Theft64.64.24.5Safer
Possession of Weapons0.290.690.690.39Safer
Public Order51266Safer
Robbery (inc. mugging)
Vehicle Crime4. worse
Violence and Sexual Offences28384437Getting worse

Changes In Hoo St. Werburgh's Crime Rates Over Time

Comparing Hoo St. Werburgh to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Barnet67.710.53% safer
Hoo St. Werburgh68.07-
Coventry77.4112% more dangerous
Croydon83.2218% more dangerous
Sheffield85.8121% more dangerous
Bristol86.2121% more dangerous
Leicester97.4430% more dangerous
Birmingham102.8734% more dangerous
Liverpool107.2837% more dangerous
Bradford133.0249% more dangerous
Leeds137.1050% more dangerous

Crime in Hoo St. Werburgh During Coronavirus Lockdowns

Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Hoo St. Werburgh change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in May, when Hoo St. Werburgh saw a 633% increase in anti-social behaviour. Hoo St. Werburgh saw a large fall in criminal damage and arson during May, when it fell by 89% compared to May in 2019.

Anti-Social Behaviour+31%+322%+633%+71%-13%--44%+69%+7%+130%
Criminal Damage and Arson+13%-17%-89%-67%+120%-+27%+80%-40%+83%
Other Crime--83%-33%--75%+200%---75%+50%
Other Theft-67%+250%-75%-40%-67%-60%+133%-+300%+67%
Possession of Weapons----------
Public Order-14%-25%+400%+300%-45%-50%+300%+67%-+67%
Vehicle Crime----50%-33%+133%-+200%+33%+33%
Violence and Sexual Offences-34%-28%-10%-24%-55%-4%+53%+33%-26%+34%

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in Hoo St. Werburgh

What police force serves Hoo St. Werburgh?
Hoo St. Werburgh's local territorial police force is the Kent Police.
How dangerous is Hoo St. Werburgh?
Hoo St. Werburgh is among the top 20 most dangerous small towns in Kent.
What is Hoo St. Werburgh's most common crime?
The most common crimes in Hoo St. Werburgh are violence and sexual offences.
What is the least common crime in Hoo St. Werburgh?
Hoo St. Werburgh's least common crime is robbery (inc. mugging).

Last updated: 07 May 2021