Kings Hill Crime Overview

Kings Hill is among the top 5 safest small towns in Kent, and is the 83rd safest overall out of Kent's 335 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Kings Hill in 2020 was 37 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to Kent's overall crime rate, coming in 128% lower than the Kent rate of 85 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Kings Hill is the 202nd safest small town, and the 4,928th most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In March 2017, Kings Hill was the worst small town in Kent for bicycle theft, with 3 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.32 per 1,000 inhabitants. April 2015 was also a bad month for Kings Hill residents, when it was Kent's most dangerous small town for other crime, recording 3 crimes at a rate of 0.32 per 1,000 residents. Kings Hill recorded 1 report of theft from the person during January 2015, making its crime rate of 0.11 the worst small town for theft from the person in Kent that month.

The most common crimes in Kings Hill are violence and sexual offences, with 171 offences during 2020, giving a crime rate of 18. This is 27% higher than 2019's figure of 124 offences and a difference of 5.08 from 2019's crime rate of 13. Kings Hill's least common crimes are possession of weapons, with 1 offence recorded in 2020, a decrease of 200% from 2019's figure of 3 crimes.

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See how Kings Hill shapes up compared to other locations around the country, including side-by-side comparisons of specific crime types, and separate charting of how Kings Hill and your comparison town's crime rates stack up against one another.

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Crime in Kings Hill Compared To Kent

Summary of Crimes in Kings Hill This Year

 Kings HillKent 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour11712.6448,31625.97105% safer
Bicycle Theft30.321,1650.6397% safer
Burglary141.517,0893.81152% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson566.0518,62210.0165% safer
Drugs30.324,2172.27609% safer
Other Crime111.195,1152.75131% safer
Other Theft242.5910,9545.89127% safer
Possession of Weapons10.111,3510.73564% safer
Public Order283.0313,1587.07133% safer
Robbery10.111,3090.70536% safer
Shoplifting232.499,2254.9699% safer
Vehicle Crime101.089,0874.88352% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences17118.4876,37441.05122% safer

Kings Hill Compared to Nearby Small Towns

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Bearsted9411.23232% safer
Herne and Broomfield15215.72137% safer
Birchington21921.3575% safer
Kingsnorth38130.2923% safer
Kings Hill34537.29-
Boxley37238.924.2% more dangerous
Frindsbury Extra31641.9311% more dangerous
Hythe84655.8233% more dangerous
Tenterden43655.8833% more dangerous
Walmer48659.4637% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Kings Hill

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Kings Hill Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Anti-Social Behaviour85.0613Getting worse
Bicycle Theft1.10.430.220.32Safer
Burglary1.70.971.71.5Getting worse
Criminal Damage and Arson4.04.33.86Getting worse
Other Crime0.760.970.861.2Getting worse
Other Theft3.
Possession of Weapons-0.110.320.11Safer
Public Order2. worse
Robbery (inc. mugging) change
Vehicle Crime1.
Violence and Sexual Offences14171318Getting worse

Changes In Kings Hill's Crime Rates Over Time

Comparing Kings Hill to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Kings Hill37.29-
Barnet67.7145% more dangerous
Coventry77.4152% more dangerous
Croydon83.2255% more dangerous
Sheffield85.8157% more dangerous
Bristol86.2157% more dangerous
Leicester97.4462% more dangerous
Birmingham102.8764% more dangerous
Liverpool107.2865% more dangerous
Bradford133.0272% more dangerous
Leeds137.1073% more dangerous

Crime in Kings Hill During Coronavirus Lockdowns

Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Kings Hill change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in October, when Kings Hill saw a 900% increase in anti-social behaviour. Kings Hill saw a large fall in shoplifting during June, when it fell by 88% compared to June in 2019.

Anti-Social Behaviour+300%+188%+700%-18%-13%+71%+167%+900%+100%+600%
Criminal Damage and Arson+300%+67%+100%-+400%+50%--67%-+100%
Other Crime------67%-+300%--
Other Theft+100%+400%+33%-+200%--50%-75%--67%
Possession of Weapons----------
Public Order-75%--+400%-+400%-+300%--
Vehicle Crime---------67%-
Violence and Sexual Offences+175%+300%+43%+75%+111%+71%-7%-15%-47%+33%

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in Kings Hill

What police force serves Kings Hill?
Kings Hill's local territorial police force is the Kent Police.
How dangerous is Kings Hill?
Kings Hill is among the top 5 safest small towns in Kent.
What is Kings Hill's most common crime?
The most common crimes in Kings Hill are violence and sexual offences.
What is the least common crime in Kings Hill?
Kings Hill's least common crimes are possession of weapons.

Last updated: 07 May 2021