Search...
Home
/
Kent
/
Kings Hill

Crime and Safety in Kings Hill

Page highlights:

Kings Hill is among the top 5 safest small towns in Kent, and is the 90th safest overall out of Kent's 333 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Kings Hill in 2021 was 38 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to Kent's overall crime rate, coming in 132% lower than the Kent rate of 87 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Kings Hill is the 170th safest small town, and the 5,099th most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In March 2017, Kings Hill was the worst SmallTown.ToInlineText() 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 SmallTown.ToInlineText() 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 SmallTown.ToInlineText() for theft from the person in Kent that month.

The most common crimes in Kings Hill are violence and sexual offences, with 181 offences during 2021, giving a crime rate of 20. This is 6% higher than 2020's figure of 171 offences and a difference of 1.08 from 2020's crime rate of 18. Kings Hill's least common crimes are possession of weapons, with 1 offence recorded in 2021, the same as 2020's figure of 1 crime.

Kings Hill 2022 Crime Scorecard

Top 5 Safest

Small Towns, Kent

91% lower, regional crime rate

South East

94% lower, national crime rate

England, Wales & NI

Local Crime in Context

As of 2022, the crime rate in Kings Hill is 91% lower than the South East and 94% lower than the England, Wales & Northern Ireland overall figure.

Kings Hill Crime Rate Over Time

>
Kings Hill
South East
England, Wales & NI

Kings Hill Crime Map

Incidents mapped in Kings Hill 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

Use Crime Map

Hover over a point to see a breakdown of crime types recorded at that location. You can also filter by individual crime types, or use a combinations of offences to visualize the data you need.

Tap to view map
Incident key:
 
Low
 
Medium
 
High
Design element, blobs on the top Design element, blobs on the bottom

Monthly
Crime Reports

Set up monthly updates on crime & public safety issues. We never spam.

Area
All of the UK
Kings Hill
Frequency
Monthly
ASAP
Type
Local Resident
Investor
Other

Historical Crime Rates for Kings Hill

YearCrime Rate per
1,000 people
Total Crimes
202138348
202037345
201934316
201836331
201733301
201630274

Crime in Kings Hill Compared To Kent

Are you researching this topic for an article or project?

We're available to answer questions about crime data and can supply custom data to support your work.

Questions & Requests

Email us directly

[email protected]

Summary of Crimes in Kings Hill This Year

 Kings HillKent 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour10110.9237,00419.89 82% safer
Burglary131.405,9703.21 129% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson464.9719,28110.36 108% safer
Drugs20.224,0152.16 882% safer
Other Crime101.085,3902.90 169% safer
Other Theft181.9511,0375.93 204% safer
Possession of Weapons10.111,2200.66 500% safer
Public Order323.4613,7447.39 114% safer
Robbery10.111,0640.57 418% safer
Shoplifting343.678,8494.76 30% safer
Vehicle Crime101.087,9234.26 294% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences18119.5682,36844.27 126% safer

Kings Hill Compared to Nearby Small Towns)

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Birchington50.497576% safer
Herne and Broomfield151.552326% safer
Bearsted25129.9925% safer
Kings Hill34837.61-
Kingsnorth57345.5517% more dangerous
Walmer47758.3636% more dangerous
Boxley56158.6936% more dangerous
Southborough77362.6840% more dangerous
Hythe96063.3441% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Kings Hill

View crime percentage over time for

Recent Crimes in Kings Hill

DateCrime TypeLocationOutcome
March 2022Other theftOn or near Victory DriveInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Gibson DriveInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Mareda CourtUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Richmond AvenueInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Mareda CourtInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Other theftOn or near Abbey Wood RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Lavina CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Carlton CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022ShopliftingOn or near Queen StreetInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022ShopliftingOn or near Queen StreetInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Kings Hill AvenueInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Kings Hill AvenueUnable to prosecute suspect
February 2022Other theftOn or near Churchill SquareUnable to prosecute suspect
February 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Melrose AvenueInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
February 2022Other theftOn or near Churchill SquareUnable to prosecute suspect
February 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Richmond AvenueInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
February 2022Other theftOn or near Churchill SquareUnable to prosecute suspect
February 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Gibson DriveInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
February 2022Other crimeOn or near Abbey Wood RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
February 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Mercers PlaceUnable to prosecute suspect

Kings Hill Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2018201920202021Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour5.061311 Getting worse
Burglary0.971.71.51.4 Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson4.33.865.0 Getting worse
Drugs0.650.650.320.22 Safer
Other Crime0.970.861.21.1 Getting worse
Other Theft2.72.92.62.0 Safer
Possession of Weapons0.110.320.110.11 Safer
Public Order1.51.43.03.5 Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.110.110.110.11No change
Shoplifting4.972.53.7 Safer
Vehicle Crime2.02.01.11.1 Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences17131820 Getting worse

Changes In Kings Hill's Crime Rates Over Time

Comparing Kings Hill to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Kings Hill37.61-
Coventry39.936% more dangerous
Birmingham49.6024% more dangerous
Barnet67.0844% more dangerous
Croydon82.4854% more dangerous
Sheffield90.0358% more dangerous
Bristol90.5258% more dangerous
Leicester111.5966% more dangerous
Liverpool123.0669% more dangerous
Bradford132.2872% more dangerous
Leeds150.9475% 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.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour+300%+188%+700%-18%-13%+71%+167%+900%+100%+600%
Burglary+50%------50%--25%-
Criminal Damage and Arson+300%+67%+100%-+400%+50%--67%-+100%
Drugs----------
Other Crime------67%-+300%--
Other Theft+100%+400%+33%-+200%--50%-75%--67%
Possession of Weapons----------
Public Order-75%--+400%-+400%-+300%--
Shoplifting-78%-86%--88%-88%--80%-75%-50%-75%
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.

Search icon

Search by area